Weekly Update #116

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 still have had unbelievably good weather this week. I've been trying to soak it up when I can. The kids have been spending quite a bit of time outside and now that school is out, we'll be out there quite a bit until it gets really hot.

Last week was another crazy week, but things should settle down a little now and this week has some breaks, so I'm hoping to get all the way caught up.

Here's what to expect:

I'll be participating in the blog tour for Ally's Kitchen by Alice Phillips. This was a fabulous cookbook! Definitely one I recommend and would gift!
Ally's Kitchen: A Passport for Adventurous Palates

Happy Memorial Day! We'll be remembering my grandmother with extended family and visiting with other family as well as just relaxing at home. I hope you all have a wonderful day and take a few minutes to think about those who have gone before.

I'll also be posting my first product review for a duffel bag. A little out of the norm, but should be fun. :)

Is open, amazingly. ;) I'm hoping to have some reviews to post or I might post for Top Ten Tuesday since I love those.

I'll be posting for Waiting on Wednesday. Did you see last week's WOW for YA urban fantasy Legacy of Kings? I'll also be reviewing Spelled by Betsy Schow for its tour.

I'll be a tour stop for The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler. I got to ask the author some fun questions, so stop on by to see what she has to say.
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

I'll be a tour stop for Hohenstein by Did Lawson. I always enjoy historical romance.

I'll be talking about The Artisans by Julie Reece for its tour. I've heard really good things about this one.
The Artisans

I added a few ebooks over the past couple of weeks. Covers will take you to Goodreads or Amazon:

Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St. Amant - For Review
Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor by Melanie Dobson - For Review
Hearts Made Whole by Judy Hedlund - For Review
As Waters Gone By by Cynthia Ruchti - For Review
They Almost Always Come Home by Cynthia Ruchti - Gifted
Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt - Won
Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen - Purchased
Illusionarium by Heather Dixon - Purchased
The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh - Purchased

Falling Like Snowflakes (Summer Harbor, #1) A Thousand Nights Thrill Me (Fool's Gold, #18) They Call Me Alexandra Gastone

There are a couple giveaways going on right now (the covers will take you to each one):
 Liam Darcy, I Loathe You Ian Quicksilver: The Warrior's Return Death Is Always a Resident

I still have books I'm hoping to get finished 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 this ARC challenge. You can find out more by clicking on the button:
Clean Sweep 2015

Did you miss any of these posts from last week?
Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Death is Always a Res... 
Bout of Books Wrap-Up

What do you have going on this week?


  1. Grace @ Rebel Mommy BookBlog5/24/15, 2:47 AM

    Yay for good weather and being outside. We have been lucky here too and I love when the kids can enjoy the weather. You had a great book haul this week! A Thousand Nights sounds really interesting. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Glad you're having good weather to keep the kids outside. It's been beautiful here, but chilly. This week we are moving more into summer. The Artisans sounds kind of like a beauty and the beast story. I look forward to your interview.

  3. That cookbook looks good. I think an adventurous palate is important. my post: FW&FD All About the Yard

  4. Great haul this week! I've heard great things about The Wrath & the Dawn so I hope that you enjoy it. I've heard mixed things about Illusionarium. Happy reading! :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. Great haul, I see a couple that I would love! Hope you enjoy the new reads. :)


    Week in Review

  6. Alexandra G caught my eye. Enjoy the rest of the week :)

  7. laura thomas5/24/15, 5:20 PM

    I'm drooling over all of your new books. LOL
    The weather has been in the 80s here and the humidity was brutal most of the week. But I try not to complain as winter is finally gone!

    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/05/24/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-110-and-the-sunday-post/

  8. Adriana Garcia5/24/15, 8:04 PM

    I'm jealous you got yo read an ARC by Sarah Ockler. I'll definitely be coming back for that interview (:

  9. Thanks, Grace! I have high hopes for A Thousand Nights. :)

  10. We hit higher temps today, so summer is definitely coming. I'm really looking forward to The Artisans, so I hope I end up liking it. Thanks, Elizabeth!

  11. I think so too, Steph. The cookbook has been seriously so fun. I've loved it!

  12. I've heard the same as well. I loved Heather Dixon's (author of Illusionarium) debut and the story sounds like one I would love, so I'm crossing my fingers that I do love it.

  13. Thanks, Stormi! So many good books coming out!

  14. As it did mine. I'm hoping it was worth requesting the ARC. Thanks, Braine!

  15. Thanks, Laura! I don't like humidity. We just don't get along, but that might have something to do with me being a native Arizonan. I'll be over later tonight.

  16. Yes, do stop back by. I've had some really great interviews lately and it's always fun to see what authors say. :)

  17. Great haul! I really want to read Illusionarium, The Wrath and the Dawn, and Lion Heart! Hope you enjoy them all!
    Lizzie @ lizziethesarcasticblonde.blogspot.com

  18. I'm planning on it! :) Now if life can just settle down a little so that I can get to them...


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