Gone with the Week {2}

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Gone with the Week {2}

About 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…

Ok, so I actually forgot to do one of these last weekend, but it’s because I haven’t posted on the weekends in a long time! Sorry, guys!! teehee I’ll try to not forget from now on!

Work’s finally slowed down, though I’m still working about 10 hours every day. Most likely this upcoming week will be the last week we do this (hopefully!).

Yesterday I finished the second book this year, you guys!! Work has been sucking up all my energy, and it’s made me behind on my reading goal already. *SIGH* I hope I can pick up my reading soon.

Around the Blogosphere…

  1. Amanda of On a Book Bender gives us “an ode to my reading companion” which made me teary eyed. Show Amanda some love!
  2. Lauren of Love is not a triangle gives us “A Discussion about Character Redemption” and I was all “GAH! I HATED DAEMON BEFORE ONYX!” or something…
  3. Alexa of Alexa Loves Books and Kate of Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands are hosting a very cool event come February…”Book Blogger Love-a-Thon” Sign up now!!

This Week at Gone with the Words…

Since I missed posting last weekend…you get two weeks worth of posts today!!

Review: Black Dawn by Rachel Caine
Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Goals For 2013
Review: Justice at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels
Review: Mistletoe & Margaritas by Shannon Stacey
Top Ten Tuesday: 2013 Debuts I’m Looking Forward To
Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Bookish Goodies…


(Listed as Pictured and by Pub Date)

From Publisher/Author for Review – Thank you, Macmillan, St. Martin’s, and Penguin!!
Of Triton (Of Poseidon #2) by Anna Banks (Pub. 5/28/13, Feiwel & Friends)
Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo (Pub. 6/4/13, Henry Holt and Co.)
Stolen Nights (Vampire Queen #2) by Rebecca Maizel (Pub. 1/29/13, St. Martin’s Griffin)

Haunted Moon (Otherworld #13) by Yasmine Galenorn (Pub. 1/29/13, Jove)
A Duke Never Yields (Affairs by Moonlight #3) by Juliana Gray (Pub. 2/5/13, Berkley)
Did You Miss Me? by Karen Rose (Pub. 2/5/13, Signet)
Going Under (Bound by Magick #3) by Lauren Dane (Pub. 2/5/13, Berkley)
Hip Check (New York Blades #10) by Deirdre Martin (Pub. 2/15/13, Berkley)
Midnight Alias (Killer Instincts #2) by Elle Kennedy (Pub. 2/5/13, Berkley)
Not Planning On You (Danvers #2) by Sydney Landon (Pub. 2/5/13, Signet)
Ride the Fire (Blakewell/Kenleigh Family Trilogy #3) by Pamela Clare (Pub. 2/5/13, Berkley)
Rush (Breathless #1) by Maya Banks (Pub. 2/5/13, Berkley)
Soulbound (Lone Star Witch #1) by Tessa Adams (Pub. 2/5/13, Signet)
The Autumn Bride (Chance Sisters #1) by Anne Gracie (Pub. 2/5/13, Berkley)

NetGalley Titles – Thank you, Egmont!
Notes from Ghost Town by Kate Ellison (Pub. 1/12/13, EgmontUSA)

Library Books
Rise (Nightshade Prequel #2) by Andrea Cremer (Pub. 1/8/13, Philomel)


Jess @ Gone with the Words

26 Responses to “Gone with the Week {2}”

    • Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Stolen Nights is a sequel I’ve waited for over a year to read! I can’t wait to start it! :D And I totally know how good Going Under looks *wink, wink* hehe

    • Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Thanks, Kristilyn!! I loooove those covers too!! And I think work is finally going back to normal. YAY!!

    • Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Thanks, Quinn!! I know Of Poseidon does have a lot of mixed reviews, so you’re not alone. :)

  1. April Books & Wine

    What do you do that you work 10 hours a day? Holy crap. That’s sooooo much!

    ALSO! Yay for all those new romance novels. I hope they are all good and that you get some time to sit down and relax with a good book. :-)

    • Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Well, I was busy before, when people were paying for their tuition and starting classes…but now that everyone’s settled and going to class I’m doing NOTHING! I think this week we might go back to 8 hrs though (hopefully!).

      Thanks, April! I need time to relax with my romances. :)

    • Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Was it?!? Well, I’m glad I have the second book then! Here’s hoping the cliffhanger in book 2 isn’t crazy! :-|

  2. Sara

    School has kicked my butt when it comes to reading so don’t feel bad about only finishing your second book. Life gets in the way. You got a lot of great books. I hope you enjoy them all. I am dying to read Of Triton and Siege and Storm. I hope you enjoy.

    ~Happy Reading,

    Sara @ Just Another Story

  3. Ginger @ GReads!

    When I read how you came up with this idea (the title actually), I think about how I was dying in the other room.. haha that wasn’t fun :(

  4. Lauren @ Love is not a triangle

    Oh I love this post! I wish I made time for more recaps. And thanks for linking to my post as well. I’ll have to go check out your ONYX review. Glad Daemon is starting to grow on you. I am definitely most excited to read OF TRITON and SEIGE AND STORM! Both of those are high on my excessively long TBR for the year. Can’t wait for your thoughts. I don’t know how you’re managing to work 10 hour days and read and blog – you are AMAZING! Hope it all settles down though.

    • Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Thanks, Lauren!! By this point the blogging part is just a weekend routine. I do this post and the rest of the week’s on Saturday mornings. And since I read and didn’t blog over the Christmas break, I’ve been able to schedule some reviews ahead of time…but now I’m falling behind on reading since I’ve worked so many hours these last couple of weeks. Things are finally going back to normal though. :)

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