Weekly Update #78

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.

This upcoming week ends August and begins September, which means the September is for Sequels challenge begins and in one week the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon. I'm looking forward to them both! Here's what to expect this week:

I'll be taking Monday off. We're going to be with family and enjoying the kids being off of school. If you're off of work or school too I hope you have a great day!

I'll be reviewing The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate. I began this one with no expectations and I was pleasantly surprised. I'll also be hosting a giveaway as part of the September Sequels Giveaway Hop. So stop on by for that. I'm also really excited to be spotlighting In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken, the final book in The Darkest Minds series, which comes out on October 28th. I can't wait!!! Definitely stop by to enter the giveaway!
The Story Keeper 

I'll be posting for Waiting for Wednesday, as always. Did you see last week's WOW for Snow Like Ashes?

I'll be posting a review of the Summer in New York Collection from A Timeless Romance Anthology series as part of its tour. I have a few reviews to post as well for Midnight Thief and Illusions of Fate.
A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer in New York Collection Midnight Thief (Midnight Thief, #1) Illusions of Fate

Friday Favorites will be up again. You'll have to stop by to see what my favorite pick is. Did you see last week's where I picked my favorite book covers from June and July?

I posted the books I got over the past week here. Go check those out!

Have you entered by Monthly Giveaway for August yet? Today is the last day and then there'll be one for September. It is also the last day to enter the giveaway for Willow Springs and there's an ongoing giveaway for The Secrets of Gluten-Free Baking.
Willow Springs The Secrets of Gluten Free Baking

Did you miss any of these posts from last week?

These two summer reading challenges are coming to a close. See how well I did.
2014 Summer Reading Challenge 2014 Book Blogger Summer Reading Program

I'm hoping to continue reading a few more wedding or romance-themed books (I've read two so far) for this readalong and giveaway that you guys should all check out, if you haven't already:
Katie's Wedding Countdown

You should definitely check out the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon! There is an initial schedule up now with some participating authors. It's going to be a blast with challenges, giveaways, and hopefully lots of reading!
Sign up for the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon!!!

I'm half-way through these books:
The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3) Breathe

I'm planning on reading these this week (they all need to be read so I can move on to book sequels and other tour books):
Winterkill A Bridge Unbroken (Miller's Creek , #5) Among the Joyful

If I get those read then I'll be moving on to these:
Lizzy and Jane House of Ivy & Sorrow Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)
All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes Crown Of Ice The Christmas Cowboy (Rodeo Romance, #1)

What do you have going on this week?


  1. Looking forward to your review of Illusions of Fate. I recently finished it, and LOVED it. Getting ready to start Midnight Thief, too! You have some great reads coming up. Hope you enjoy them. And happy Labor Day!

  2. Both were really good. I'm excited to post reviews for them! :)

  3. You have some great stuff going on. You had me at the owls really, my favorite! I am not nearly so organized. I really don't know what I will be posting this coming week unless it is a blog tour, I read whatever I am in the mood for.
    I have a book review round up I am starting. I would love for you to participate. It should be beneficial to everyone involved. I welcome your feedback on it as well. http://readthis.us

  4. Thanks! Owls just fit when I started my blog. :) I used to already have everything read ahead and new what I would be posting or just had Thursdays as my review day. Now I'm a little all over the place with promotions and whatnot, but I'll be eventually going back to a simpler schedule, less tours, and more reading whatever I feel like. :)

  5. I have the Harkness series on my TBR. Can't wait to read them. All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes looks fun too. Great stuff coming up this week! Hope you had a nice holiday.

  6. Tressa I bow to your awesomeness! One day I will get as many books done in a week as you can.....Okay probably not, but I will keep trying :). I cannot wait to hear what you think about Midnight Thief!

  7. It was a good, relaxing day. We were supposed to be out of town, but that feel through, so we played with the kids and had my parents over for dinner. I hope yours was good too!

    I really like Harkness's characters and writing style. There is mature content, just so you know, but it isn't overdone like so many are. Should be a good week!

  8. Lol! What? You want to be sleep deprived too? ;) Midnight Thief was really good. I think you'd really like that one.

  9. The Midnight Thief looks good (like that cover a lot), and nice review of Dark Triumph too. I liked Grave Mercy a lot but still haven't read the sequel for some reason... curious to see what Sybella's story is like.

  10. Dark Triumph - It was good. Darker. More violent. The Midnight Thief was really good. I'm looking forward to sharing my review.


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