Weekly Update #115


Welcome to my Weekly Update where I post my blog's schedule for the week. I'm linking up to The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, as well as to Tynga's Reviews and Talk Supe for showcasing the books I added to my shelves or Kindle this week.

We have continued to have unbelievably good weather this week and especially this weekend where our temps dropped and we got some cold wind and rain. In May. In Arizona. Yep. Doesn't happen. A couple hours north of here got snow. So very cool.

No drama this week. We're loving our puppy and things have settled down, although we've been really busy. School gets out next week and we've had things to do for that, among other things. I spent several hours cutting and ironing this quote onto tote bags (found via Pinterest) for my kids' teachers:
I thought they turned out pretty good, thank goodness, since I spent so much time on them. ;) If you've got kids in school or you're in school, when does school end?

It's a little bit lighter of a week this week. Here's what to expect:

I'll be reviewing Liam Darcy, I Loathe You by Heidi Jo Doxey for its tour. I love everything Jane Austen, so I'm looking forward to this one!
Liam Darcy, I Loathe You

I'll be a tour stop for Ian Quicksilver by AAlyson Peterson. This one sounds very promising.
Ian Quicksilver: The Warrior's Return

I'll be posting for Waiting on Wednesday. Did you see last week's WOW for a YA fantasy  Riot of Daughter of Dusk?


I'll be a tour stop for Siren's Fury by Mary Weber. I've been waiting for this one for some time.
Siren's Fury (Storm Siren, #2)


I'll be reviewing A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin. Don't you love this cover?!!
A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House, #1)

I'll be reviewing Death is Always a Resident by Lorraine Jeffery for its tour. I always enjoy a little suspense.
Death Is Always a Resident

I added a few ebooks this week. Covers will take you to Goodreads or Amazon:

FROM EDELWEISS, NETGALLEY, & FOR REVIEW
(I did grab a few books - but won't add them until tomorrow.)

Just my monthly giveaway going on right now (the cover will take you to its giveaway):


I still have books I'm hoping to get read and reviewed this week:
The Keys of the Watchmen (Watchmen Saga #1) Daughter of Deep Silence The Fill-In Boyfriend

I'm co-hosting a read-along for Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George (who I LOVE) in July with Dena from Batch of Books. We held a read-along last fall for the Finishing School Series by Gail Carriger and had a blast! This is another book we decided we'd like to read together. The book releases on July 7th. Jessica will be stopping by as well so we can ask her some questions. I've included the linky here for anyone who is interested in joining. We wanted this up in plenty of time for everyone to join and get their books and all. We'll basically be reading a chapter or about 26 pages a day. We'd love to have you! You don't have to have a blog to participate either. Readers are definitely welcome!!


Then I'm participating in a couple of things (I'm still working on participating more). You can find out more by clicking on their buttons:
Clean Sweep 2015

I pretty much flopped for Blog Ahead, but that's okay. I'm motivated to get some posts scheduled, even if late.
Blog Ahead Mini - May 2015

Did you miss any of these posts from last week?

What do you have going on this week?


8 comments

  1. It's a beautiful tote bag, your kids' teacher will be happy ! My kids will end school on... the 4th of july, but I'm in France, so ;) Liam Darcy I loathe you looks funny. Enjoy your new books and have a great week ;)

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  2. Grace @ Rebel Mommy BookBlog5/17/15, 3:38 AM

    Oh what a great gift for the teachers! You did n awesome job. I am not crafty so i have been looking on Etsy for something. Have a great week and enjoy your new books!

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  3. I can't wait to read your review of Death Is Always A Resident. Great tote bag! Have a good week.

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  4. Lisa Mandina5/17/15, 12:18 PM

    I just started a School for Unusual Girls, and am enjoying it so far! As a former teacher, I would have loved to get something that nice from a student/parent. YOu're so awesome!
    Check out my Sunday Post

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  5. That's a great gift for teachers! How thoughtful! My post: http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2015/05/coincidence.html

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  6. That tote bag is gorgeous! Wow! And the Silver in the Blood readathon sounds fun, but I actually got approved for an e-ARC so I will have to read it before then. I was really surprised to get approved.

    Schools here let out the second week in June. Yes, really. But my daughter's in college now (in Arizona, actually!) and she's done for the spring semester. We have her home for about 3 months before she starts her junior year. :-)

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  7. Dena (who is doing the read-a-long with me) and I both have the e-ARC too, but we'll wait to review until the read-a-long.


    That is way too late in the summer for school to get out, although I guess they could start later too. Is she at ASU or UofA or somewhere else?

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  8. Our county's public schools do start late - after Labor Day. Although that's going to change this year, so presumably they'll let out earlier, too. As for my daughter, she's at a small liberal-arts college. They let out mid-May, thank goodness!

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