Weekly Update #208, lots of reviews coming up...


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 ReviewerTynga's Reviews for Stacking the Shelves and Mailbox Monday showcasing the books I added to my shelves or Kindle this week, It's Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn @ Book Date, and I've also just recently added linking up to The Sunday Salon on Facebook.

We had a dip in temperatures last Thursday that I loved! It will be the last we'll see of low 70s here for some time. I can already feel summer coming. That might be weird for a lot of you guys who live where there is still snow, but in Arizona the summer comes early and stays for some time. I'll take it over most other places though. :)

This week shows another interesting mix of books. I've been told I should stick to a genre for more blog traffic (like only YA or only adult romance or something), but I just have a hard time doing that and I started this blog as a hobby to share what I love, so I don't really want to limit what I'm allowed to read. Do you prefer blogs who only focus on one thing or those who review various genres? Just curious.

I'm starting a new monthly newsletter for those who don't want daily emails and to spotlight specific giveaways and posts. If you're interested in signing up, you can sign up here (same thing that's now on my sidebar):


This week there are a lot of reviews. Actually, all but one are reviews. Here's what to expect:

Growing Up with Conference: Practical Ways to Make General Conference Fun Year-roundHow to Become a Pirate HunterRedux (Tricksters #2)
The Slope RulesDating the It GuyUnexpected Love: A Marriage of Convenience AnthologySummoner Rising (Laws of Summoning #1)

I got some books and subscription boxes in the mail and a few ebooks. Here they are:

SpearCraft Book Box (will be posting an unboxing picture on Instagram soon) - Purchased
Nerdy Post Subscription Box (will be posting an unboxing picture on Instagram soon) - Purchased
The Vicar's Daughter by Josi S. Kilpack - For Review
Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean - For Review

FROM AMAZON (One Last Summer is FREE)

FROM NETGALLEY:

There are a few giveaways for a few more days:

Courting Carrie in Wonderland

I joined Bloggiesta this past week. You can see my sign-up post with progress here. I was already working on some things, but I thought this event would help motivate me to really get things done. You might have noticed a slight change in my menu and some changes in my sidebar. There is now a picture of me instead of my button. I went back and forth on that, but decided to go with a picture. Let me know what you think (if you can tell the difference)!

I've been hosting a meme this year called Can't-Wait Wednesday that is taking over for my Waiting on Wednesday posts since the host, Jill over at Breaking the Spine, went inactive in August. You're welcome to join in or link up your Waiting on Wednesday posts each week. Find out more here.

The Instagram challenge, #WishfulWonder, that Rissi over at Finding Wonderland and I are hosting for March is almost over (I'll be posting about April soon)! You can find more info here (feel free to still participate at any time, be it a day or two or more).

In case you missed any of these over the past week...
Courting Carrie in Wonderland by Carla Kelly (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)
Arizona Forever by Jaclyn M. Hawkes (Book Blitz Excerpt & Giveaway)
The Wedding March Tara Randel (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)
I can't wait for... Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett (Can't-Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday)
Project Emergence by Jamie Zakian (Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway)
A Second Chance by Alexis A Goring (Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway)
The Wedding March Tara Randel (Blog Tour Grand Finale & Giveaway)
The Wolf Mirror by Caroline Healy (Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway)

What do you have coming up this week in your reading?

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