Hello, everyone! And welcome to my first ever Gone with the Week!
About the Birth of this Feature
I’ve wanted to have a Sunday re-cap feature for a while now. This feature was inspired by both IMM, hosted by The Story Siren, as well as Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews. But more specifically, Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge, hosted by both Amanda of On a Book Bender and Tara of 25 Hour Books. I’m actually using Amanda’s format for these posts because I feel it’s incredibly organized and easy to follow. Thank you for the inspiration, ladies!
I wanted to combine the two ideas: sharing the books I got that week and sharing things from my life, my blog, and around the bookish community.
I’ve known what I want it to include, but have had a really hard time coming up with a name for it. One night, after Austin Teen Book Fest (Sept. 2012), my friends Sarah and Lena helped me come up with Gone with the Week. Thanks, ladies!!
What’s the Word in Jess’ World
This past week felt like much longer than just seven days. Brought in the New Year with family and friends. Went back to work on Thursday and put in three days worth of work in two…that sucked, but it’s only the start, because this week is going to be even more busy. My throat hurts. :( I pulled about 60 books from my shelves to donate…that felt good. :) And I think that’s about all, but it just felt like A LOT.
This Week On the Blog
4. Review: JUST ONE DAY by Gayle Forman – My first review of the year! Also my first read of the year. :)
Around the Blogosphere
1. There’s this thing called YA2U happening right now…it’s about bringing a YA book tour to your town!! Read some of the details over at my friend Cynthia’s blog. :)
2. Feel like a read-a-thon? BOUT OF BOOKS 6.0 is about to begin!! Get the details and sign up HERE!
3. Interested on bringing your blog to Facebook? Amanda of On a Book Bender gives us some info on that. Check it out HERE!
4. Jamie of The Perpetual Page-Turner tells us a little bit about her reading habits, displaying a very cute picture of young Jamie, btw. lol Check it out HERE!
(Listed as Pictured and by Pub Date)
From Publisher/Author for Review – Thank you, Penguin and St. Martin’s!
Back to You (Bad Boys of Red Hook #1) by Robin Kaye (Pub. 12/31/12 by Signet) – Look at that cover! HOT!
Shades of Gray (KGI #6) by Maya Banks (Pub. 12/31/12 by Berkley) – It’s PJ and COLE! :D I bet it’s going to be awesome…
Vortex (Tempest #2) by Julie Cross (Pub. 1/15/13 by St. Martin’s Griffin) – You guys don’t know how I’ve longed for this sequel…it’s been SO LONG since I read the first book!!
Bought – Hardcovers
Serpent’s Kiss (The Beauchamp Family #2) by Melissa de la Cruz (Pub. 6/12/12 by Hyperion) – Hardcover on sale right now on Amazon for $9.60!
The Lucky Ones (Bright Young Things #3) by Anna Godbersen (Pub. 11/27/12 by Harper Teen) – Yesssss! :D
Amplified (Amplified #1) by Tara Kelly (Pub. 10/25/11 by Henry Holt) – Thank you to my Secret Santa, aka Teri from Dreaming Dreams No Mortal Ever Dared! I’ve been DYING to read this book!
Alchemystic (The Spellmason Chronicles #1) by Anton Strout (Pub. 9/25/12 by Ace) – One of the pubs I work with regularly sent me this one for Christmas. I was incredibly touched and I cannot wait to read it. She highly recommend it. :)
The Paladin Prophecy (The Paladin Prophecy #1) by Mark Frost (Pub. 9/25/12 by Random House) – My fiancé, Tom, got me this book for Christmas. He went to the BAM, looked through the YA section and picked this out all on his own, just for me. I hadn’t even heard of this book. :) He did good!