The Sunday Post: Books, Links and News

Posted on 08/30/2015 in Sunday Post / 18 Comments

The Sunday Post at Bookshelfery

The Sunday Post is a weekly wrap-up post hosted by Kimba at CaffeinatedBookReviewer.com.  This is the post where we discuss books we’ve acquired throughout the week, news, and interesting links to other blogs.

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OMG look at me doing a Sunday Post!

In real news, my husband and I are buying a home!  I wish I could say house, but in actuality, it’s a condo, because DC Metro is freakin’ expensive, man.  But we close on 9/15 and I am SO EXCITED SHOUTY CAPITALS!  We had not planned to buy anything for awhile and the decision to buy came with a lease renewal notice from our apartment complex, informing us that our rent was going to be increased by nearly $300/month. !!! So at that point, we had to make some decisions.

In other news, my husband and I visited Iowa for our first wedding anniversary.  I know what you’re thinking….IOWA?!  My best friend lives there and we were due for a visit, plus we wanted to go visit the Iowa State Fair in all its food glory.  Bacon-wrapped brisket on a stick anyone?  Of course we ate our faces off!

While in Iowa, BFF & I finally got our matching tattoos.  I think you’ll dig it:  

A photo posted by Jennifer (@sunshinejenn03) on

 

I designed it myself, using a font I purchased from The Hungry JPEG.  I also got a semi-colon tattoo behind my right ear, as symbol of making it through the abuse I talk about in this post.

In blog news, I am going to redesign the header – yes, again.  I have a wonderful idea in my brain that needs to happen.  It will be the best one we’ve ever had (which, I don’t think that bar is very high actually – except for the one Parajunkee did for me back in 2011 which was spectacular – but I’m excited nonetheless).  I’ve been testing my design chops again (I went to college for fine arts and graphic design), and it’s making me so happy.  I’ve opened an Etsy store because I’d like to design things like wedding invitations, save-the-dates, RSVP cards, etc.  And perhaps design some custom blog headers to sell as well.  And I’ve been getting back into photography, in a big way.  I will share all these things once they are ready.

And lastly, for our anniversary, my husband gave me a Kindle Voyage!  My paperwhite has a couple of small cracks in the screen, and it was so distracting.  It was after receiving the Voyage that I decided to attempt to move all my B&N books I purchased over the years (because I had a Nook) over to my Kindle.  And while I’m not really sure if I can discuss how I did it, just know it took some googling, $30 for an app purchase and Calibre. I now have every single book I ever bought for B&N on my Kindle.  Exciting stuff!

Now I just need to spend time making collections so I can organize all 700+ ebooks a little better…

 

Posts

Last Week…

Coming Up…

Reviews

dumplin by julie murphy The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Also coming up is signups for the third annual #HoHoHoRAT!  Look for it on 9/2!

Current Reads & Listens

Current Audiobook Listen

The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward

 

Current Read

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard  

New To Our Devices & Shelves

Audiobooks for Review

Another Day by David Levithan Don't Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

Slasher Girls and Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke, Stefan Bachmann, Leigh Bardugo, Kendare Blake, Kami Garcia, A.G. Howard, Jay Kristoff, Marie Lu , Carrie Ryan, Megan Shepherd, Nova Ren Suma, Cat Winters, McCormick Templeman Sophomores and Other Oxymorons by David Lubar The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick

The Lure of the Moonflower by Lauren Willig The Murderer's Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman This Broken Wondrous World by Jon Skovron

Thank you, Random House/Penguin/Listenin Library!

 

eARCs

Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima HEAR by Robin Epstein

Map to the Stars by Jen Malone Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

Thank you Harper Collins and Soho Teen!

 

Purchased

Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

 

New Freebies To Our Kindles

The Girl In Between by Laekan Zea Kemp The Goodbye Storm by Danielle Stewart Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin

Rough Billionaire Cowboy by Bella Wild Sexy in Stilettos by Nana Malone

 Please double check the price before one-clicking to your Kindle, because it may have changed.

 

Have a great week!

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Jennifer became addicted to books when she randomly picked up a Sweet Valley High book in grade school. She never looked back. After blowing through the SVH and SVU series faster than her parents could put them in her hands, she began perusing her stepfather's bookshelves and reading fantasy like Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series, which she still maintains is some of the best fantasy ever. She collects books like the Duggar family collects kids and began waiting for her Hogwarts letter at the tender age of 33.

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18 responses to “The Sunday Post: Books, Links and News

  1. Congrats on buying a home! I live in Alexandria and I rent, but I still know just how damn expensive the DC area is. It’s mind-blowing. I LOVE your tattoo. I’m going to an author event in Pittsburgh in a couple weeks and two of my bookish besties are going to be there. We’ve been kicking around the idea of getting matching tattoos. It’ll be something either Harry Potter (we’ve looked at one really similar to yours!) or generic bookish. But I am a chicken so I’m not sure… Nice book haul! I’m super jealous of all those audiobooks! Have a great week! That’s a Wrap Weekly
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    • Oh yes, I think I owe you an email, actually! And can you believe….I did not realize that was you at the Legacy of Kings social on Wednesday. I am such a donkey. What signing are you going to in Pittsburgh? I am heading up to Philly on 9/6 for the QoS signing. SO EXCITED!

  2. Congrats on buying your home!! How exciting! 😀 And I love your tattoo! I was actually supposed to get matching Harry Potter tattoos with a friend… until she went and did it by herself. So I’m a little bitter… 😛 Fantastic haul this week! I really want to read Queen of Someday and The Shadow Queen too!
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  3. OMG, you can transfer your Nook books to your Kindle?!? How did I not know this?!? *Head explodes* Thank you for posting about that! I also used to have a Nook, and now have a Kindle Paperwhite. Since I have books on both devices, as well as my iPad, my solution has been to read on my iPad. However, I prefer the Paperwhite, because of the anti-glare screen. Thanks so much!! P.S. Happy Anniversary!
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    • I did! If you want to email me, I can explain exactly what I did. 🙂 I’ve been reading on my iPad as well, but I love reading on my Kindles much more than the iPad, also because of the glare issue on iPads (or any tablet really). Being able to move the books over means I can delete the Nook app on my iPad and no longer bounce back and forth. Oh and thanks!

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