Saturday, July 20, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #77: July 20, 2019





Stacking The Shelves is a book meme created by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality and it is about sharing books that you are adding to your shelves, whether it's physical or virtual.  This means including books that you bought from the store or online, books you borrowed from friends or from the library, books you've reviewed, gifts and ebooks!

Hey everyone!! Not much has really happened this week, other than me just watching some movies on Netflix and Hulu.  I'm getting all caught up with "Illuminae" and I can't wait to read the rest of Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff's books soon!





Books Bought:



From Walmart:





Friday, July 19, 2019

ARC August Challenge Sign Up!


Hey everyone! I'm going to be joining in the ARC August challenge which is hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat!  I got a lot of ARCs to sort through, so this is definitely worth doing!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #142: The Sin Soldiers by Tracy Auerbach




Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!







This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:






Title:  The Sin Soldiers
Author:  Tracy Auerbach
Expected Publication Date:  July 23rd, 2019



Red compound makes them angry. Yellow exhausts them. Blue drives them into a state of ravenous addiction. The thief Kai knows about the chemically controlled soldiers of the Eastern forces and their savage, deadly nature. When a robbery attempt at Club Seven goes wrong, Kai is captured by a handler and his bestial soldier-boy. She wakes up inside the military base with no idea what happened to her twin brother, Dex.

Things go from bad to worse when Kai is started on a drug and training regimen, and forced to take injections of blue compound. The scientists in charge plan to make her into a working soldier who will mine the mysterious power crystals beneath the desert. Kai becomes a victim of the bully Finn, a handsome but nasty soldier whose years on red compound seem to have erased his humanity. Still, she begins to pity the Seven Soldiers, including the monstrous boy who tried to rip her to shreds at the club. They appear to be nothing more than genetically enhanced, drug-controlled teenagers.

On the outside, Dex and his tech-savvy boyfriend try to crack the soldiers’ chemical code to find a weakness that will break the system. But Kai has already been drawn deep into her new world. Strong feelings for the soldiers she’s come to know have started to cloud her judgment. Can she escape and find Dex without becoming a monster herself?
Oooh! A book about people becoming soldiers!  This sounds interesting!



So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!








Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Sunday Post Meme (175)




Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!


Hey everyone! Is everyone enjoying their July lately?  July has been pretty slow, but I am working on some new projects for myself like trying to make some new designs on Society6 and Redbubble.  Does anyone else have a Society6 or Redbubble account?




Book Reviews
Miscellaneous

  

Book Photo Sundays Meme!

 

Looking for New Guest Posts! 

 

My TBR List!

 

  

Comic Book Bingo Challenge 2018 Sign Up! 



Cover Spotlight Meme






2018 Caldecott Medal Challenge Sign Up!



 







One Word: THINKING.








(DVD)


* I rewatched this film again and it was still quite exciting to watch! Dwayne Johnson was just so awesome in this film!








(DVD)


* Another movie I just had to rewatch again!  This is my all time favorite childhood movie and I just loved all the characters and music in this film! I don't know if I'm willing to watch the live action adaptation though...





 

Are you working on any personal projects?



  Check out Do you Dog Ear's post on Blastaway by Melissa Landers [Release Day Blitz + Giveaway]


☆ Check out Greg's Book Haven's post on Bookcover Spotlight #213

★ Check out Falconer's Library post on Fifty Fascinating, Fabulous Facts




Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!



Posted on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

Book Photo Sundays #109: July 14, 2019



Hello everyone! Welcome to "Book Photo Sundays" where you get the chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves and book conventions you have gone to!  The goal of this book meme is to basically just post up a photo of the various books you have read or your book hauls on your blog and link back here so that way everyone can check out your wonderful book photos!  You can get your book photos through your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Iphone or any other account where you can get your photos!





#bookphotosundays




So let's get started!

Also, this will be tied into the July Book Photo Sundays Bookstagram Challenge over at Instagram, so please feel free to check it out!






Hello everyone!  Welcome to another Book Photo Sundays! I'm so happy that I got my copies of "Aurora Rising," "Life L1K3" and "Dev1at3!" I can't wait to dive into these books soon!







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Saturday, July 13, 2019

June Monthly Wrap Up (2019)




Off the Blog:


Hey everyone! Man, June was a fantastic month! We celebrated my dad's birthday and we got him a lot of awesome movies which included "Aquaman," "The Meg" and "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle!"  I really enjoyed watching "Aquaman" and "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" was funny, although I still enjoyed the original movie more.  I also watched "Men in Black: International" in theaters and I really liked that movie!  Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson were awesome in that movie!




On the Blog:

I had another good reading month!  This time I read over five books (which I'm really happy about) and I had started reading "Illuminae" and I'm really enjoying it so far!  I can't wait to dive into "The Cruel Prince," "Our Dark Duet" and "Gemina" soon!  I also had a good month on Twitter as I'm posting the links for my book reviews over there and I'm still setting up my PayPal money pool!




Books Read this Month:









Other Reviews and Activities Completed this Month: 




MISCELLANEOUS


NOPE!!!


GUEST POSTS


NOPE!!!


BLOG TOURS


NOPE!!!
DISCUSSIONS





OLD BOOK REVIEWS


NOPE!!!




 

READING CHALLENGE UPDATES


2019 European Reading Challenge:
2019 Beat the Backlist: 2
NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2019: 4
2019 Picture Book Reading Challenge: 12
2019 Humor Reading Challenge:
2019 Alphabet Soup Author Edition: 2

2019 Discussion Challenge: 1
2019 Diversity Reading Challenge: 3
2019 Color Coded Reading Challenge: 1
2019 Read It Again, Sam: 2
2019 12th Annual Graphic Novel / Manga Challenge: 






 Book Stats for June:

Total Number of Books Read: 5
Children's Books: 5
5 Star Reads: 5
Average Rating: 5
Male Authors: 3
Female Authors: 2
Unknown Authors: 0
Series: 1
Stand Alone: 4
Re-Reads: 1
Total NetGalley Books for the Year: 2
Total ARC Books for the Year: 2
Total Edelweiss Books for the Year: 2
Total Re-Reads for the Year: 2
Total Number of Books Read for the Year: 14


Genre Stats:

Humor: 3
Science Fiction: 0
Horror: 0
Fantasy: 1
Drama: 0
Family: 1
Romance: 0
Paranormal: 0
Contemporary: 0
Historical: 0
Total Science Fiction Books for the Year: 0
Total Humor Books for the Year: 7
Total Horror Books for the Year: 0
Total Fantasy Books for the Year: 2
Total Drama Books for the Year: 2
Total Family Books for the Year: 1Total Romance Books for the Year: 2


Blog Stats for June: 





POST SPOTLIGHT:




BEST OF THE MONTH: Snack Attack! by Terry Border






Books Bought in June:


* I was on a book buying ban, so I didn't buy anything in June. :(






July TBR:

* I'm currently reading "Illuminae" and it's pretty good so far!  I can't wait to see what will happen next!






Favorite Blog Posts from Around the Blogosphere: 


☀  AJ @ Read All the Things!discusses about Reading And Walking: The Higher Power Of Lucky
☀  Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addition discusses about How Often Do You “Randomly” Visit New Blogs? Let’s Discuss.
☀  Jessica @ a GREAT read discusses about Unpopular Opinions
☀  Greg @ Book Haven discusses about Tintin and the Picaros  
☀  Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books discusses about What Type of Reader Are You?
☀  Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight has reviews of JULY 2019 OF BOOKS GIVEAWAY HOP SIGN UP  
☀  Genesis @ Whispering Chapters discusses about Music + Hockey & Movie + Stunts: Superfan & Once Upon a Bad Boy
☀  Jenna @ Happy Indulgences discusses about WHY HONEST REVIEWS ARE SO IMPORTANT [VIDEO]





This will be linked to Feed Your Fiction Addiction's Monthly Wrap Up and A Cocoon of Books Best of the Bunch!