Weekly Update #123


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 had a great time as a family and with some friends this weekend camping up where it's a little cooler. The kids got really dirty, we ended up getting hotter than we thought, and most of the kids came home with runny noses, but it's all about making the memories, right? :D

My blog also officially joined Instagram. You can check out my single post here. My username is wishfulendings. I actually have had a personal account for a little while and love using it, but I like to keep some things personal and private and so didn't have it linked up to my blog. I finally decided I needed an account because publishers and some others have asked for one and it is so fun to do bookish things with. I've followed some others, but if you want to leave your username I'll come over and follow.

This week is still a more relaxed blog schedule. I need to get ahead in my reading while I can because August is brutal. It's hard not to read other books than the ones I'm supposed to though. You guys don't ever feel that way, right? What is it about books I've scheduled to read for review or tours versus ones I haven't that makes them less attractive? I mean the books I've signed up to review for tours are still ones I want to read. So ironic, right?

Either way, here's what to look for this week:

I'll be posting a review of Beyond the Ashes by Karen Barnett. I've heard good things about this series and am looking forward to jumping in.
Beyond the Ashes (Golden Gate Chronicles #2)

I'll be reviewing The Kiss That Launched 1,000 Gifs by Sheralyn Pratt for its tour. So far I've been really loving this one!
The Kiss that Launched 1,000 Gifs

As usual, I'll be posting for Waiting on Wednesday. Did you see last week's WOW for two books on opposite ends of genres, one a Christian fiction and the other a YA dysopian?

Mark Alpert will be stopping by to share a guest post for The Six, which should be interesting. I'll also be co-hosting a Facebook Party with Author Tara Taylor Quinn to finish off her summer tours. She'll be having three other RITA Finalists stopping by as well. If you enjoy adult romance I'd recommend stopping by.
The Six


Dena (over at Batch of Books) and I have been having a great time reading Silver in the Blood. We hope those that have been participating have as well and those of you who aren't have enjoyed our updates. We'll be posting our thoughts on the first 16 chapters of the book. There's still time to join as well - through the 20th.
Join the read-along!

I added some physical books to my shelves and some ebooks to my Kindle this week (links/covers will take you to Goodreads).

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Lady Maybe by Julie Klassen - Purchased
Among the Fair Magnolias by Multiple Authors - For Review
Fires of Invention by J. Scott Savage - For Review
The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah E. Ladd - Purchased
The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson - Purchased

EBOOKS (all from NetGalley)
Drawing Fire (Cold Case Justice #1) A Curse of Ash and Iron The Lost Heiress (Ladies of the Manor, #1) Chivalrous (Valiant Hearts, #2)
A Noble Masquerade (Hawthorne House, #1) The Sister Pact Not by Sight Shades of Doon (Doon, #3)

There are three giveaways going on right now. First is for my monthly giveaway for a $10 Amazon gift card, another is for an ebook copy of The Hesitant Heiress, and the third is for a Christian music CD titled What Heaven Feels Like by Calee Reed (click below for each giveaway):

How is your summer reading going?

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