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Weekly Recap

Weekly recap is a pretty self explanatory post. I recap what’s happened in my life, in the blogging world, on my blog and what’s coming up.

~My Life~

I have just been busy working. I had my longest day last week with doing eight hours. My feet are killing me and I’m wondering if that’s ever going to stop. I heard you eventually get used to it and I suppose I assumed everyone meant the pain, but maybe they just meant you get used to walking all day? Ha. I work tomorrow, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I don’t work too much, I just get tired easily. I need to start blogging on my days off, but it’s just kind of hard to get back into the habit. 😦 I apologize about the lack of commenting back, I keep meaning to do that but, I’m trying to get the energy too. Forgive me. I do read the comments I get and appreciate them.

In other life events, the news is depressing and I’m just trying to get through everything day by day. I started using Swag Bucks again and made enough to get a $5 Itunes card, which I’ll be receiving in around two weeks, since it has to process. Haha.

~What You May Have Missed~

I interviewed Emily France, author of Signs of You for the Sunday Street Team.

I revealed the amazing cover for Nowhere By You by Leah Thomas.

I ‘celebrated’ my second blogoversary with a giveaway.

~Reading Progress~

Ripple Nowhere Near You

I read and finished Nowhere Near You in only a day! I started it about an hour after I received it, since I had to go to Bible Study, then read through the rest of the day, long into the night and finally finished after waking up.

Before that, I read a bit more of Ripple and I like where things are going now. I’m going to hopefully go back to that one this week and finish it. I don’t know though because Nowhere Near You gave me the hugest book hangover ever. I don’t know how any other books are going to compare to it, I just don’t. Like, I read my most anticipated book of two years in July…I don’t know how I’m supposed to give any books a fair chance for next year. Since I’m pretty sure I read my ‘favorite’ book of 2017. Also my first read of 2017.

~Coming Up Next Week~

Let me see, what to expect next week. . .

I’m going to try to do a One Day More or I may kick off another feature that I’ve been wanting to do for a while.

I’ll most likely do Top Ten Tuesday.

I have an idea for Wondrous Covers Wednesday, but need to get a couple more things for it.

I’ll try to post up some review as well.


A highlight was of course celebrating my 2 year blogoversary, doing the cover reveal for Nowhere Near You and then receiving Nowhere Near You in the mail!

~What I’ve Been Watching~

Since I’ve been working, I don’t really ever watch my shows on the nights they come on. Tonight I watched Girl Meets World and a bit of Backstage, which I really like. I need to watch Pretty Little Liars again, but I’ll probably push it off until tomorrow.


A Weekly-Ish Recap

Hi everyone.

Apparently having a job makes me forget that I have a blog or should read. Oops. Fortunately though (kind of?) I’m off three days this week so I intend on doing some reading and blogging. I’m considering trying to get another part-time job since I’m not getting as many hours as I’d like (I’m currently getting 16-23).

I’ve been really distracted by things at home as well, so that’s another reason I haven’t been blogging much.

Oh, then there’s also all kinds of world evens that I’m freaking about, some which may or may not be entirely feasible? I don’t know, really. I DO still intend on finishing my BEA posts. I am so sorry I haven’t done those. They just take a lot of work for me. I do hope to get them done by August though. 😦

I tried wine for the second time Thursday, Barefoot Pink Moscato, due to Shannon’s recommendation. It wasn’t very bubbly though so I need to try to get the bubbly kind next time. Or the champagne. Or just get a different kind of wine. This may turn into a weekly thing.

~Okay, as for what I’ve posted for the past two weeks~

Not Quite Reviews: Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz & Run by Kody Keplinger

eARC Review: Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson

Top Ten Books I Liked Under The Goodreads Radar

So yes, not a whole lot of blogging going on. I’m really hoping that picks back up. I started a new feature (Not Quite Reviews) last week for the sake of doing a post, so what I have there is not exactly how I planned the feature to be used, but it still fits.

~Books I’ve Received~

For Review:


VIA Netgalley from Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books ❤

I am really interested in this one because it deals with 9/11.


VIA Edelweiss from Scholastic ❤

I’ve already started P.S. I Like You and I really like it.



I won a lovely signed copy of Ripple from  Michelle’s giveaway as part of the 2016 Debut Authors Bash. Thank you so much, Michelle, for that.  And Heather sent it with a postcard! 

~What I’ve Been Reading~

So, I need to actually start reading some books for the Make Me Read It Read-A-Thon, but somehow I began reading:

PS_I_Like_You Ripple

I need to someday finish reading Holding Up The Universe, Hello?, The Museum of Heartbreak and Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging.

So that is it for me. How has your week been? Are you participating in the Make Me Read It Read-a-Thon, have you received any great books this week? Did you do a fun post on your blog?

Weekly Recap (#43)+ Stacking The Shelves (#32)

Good evening everyone. I hope your weekend’s gone well. Mine hasn’t been too bad. I did a bit of posting this week, but missed out on doing a few posts I had wanted to do. Oops? 😉 I’ll try to do them in the upcoming week, but no promises, as always.

~Here’s What You May Have Missed~

February Monthly Recap ’16

Looking Forward To: March ’16

Interview with Jessica Love (author of In Real Life) and Giveaway for In Real Life (Ends 3/31)

Snark From The Ark (Bitter Harvest) (The 100 3.6)

As for what’s coming up? Let’s just say I have a discussion and two reviews in the works, hopefully. 


~Reading Progress~

I finished The Girl Who Fell which was really good. I read a bit more of Save Me Kurt Cobain which I started way back last month before other books distracted me. I shall finish it next though. 🙂  


~Stacking The Shelves~

Stacking The Shelves

Here’s Stacking The Shelves, a meme created/hosted at Tynga’s Reviews where bloggers can share the books they’ve acquired over the week.


What_Happens_Now_Jennifer_Castle Red_Velvet_Crush_Christina_Meredith Meet_Me_Here_Bryan_Bliss The_Lsot_and_Found_Katrina_Leno My_Lady_Jane_Cynthia_Hand

From Harper Collins via Edelweiss. Thanks Harper!

How has your week been? Did you see any interesting discussions this past week? I haven’t been reading too many blogs, so hence the lack of “Around The Blogosphere” section. Did you pick up any interesting books this week? Let me know in the comments.



Weekly Recap (#42)

~My Life~

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve done these posts. I felt it was long over-due and I had a nice week and a half of posts.  Life here is pretty much the same really.

I’ll be sharing my posts from the past two weeks that you may have missed.

~What You May Have Missed~

Feb. 15: The First Time She Drowned Pre-Order Blast

Feb. 16: All The Songs I’d Like To Be Books. I did this in a playlist form because I couldn’t just choose ten songs, let’s be real.

Feb. 18: Buying & Selling ARCs: Is It Ever Justifiable?

Feb. 20: My Love-A-Thon Introduction

Feb. 23: Halsey Book Tag

Feb. 26 : The Piracy of eARCs

 ~What You Can Expect This Week~

Monday: February Recap + Looking Forward To: March

Tuesday: Snark From The Ark will be on my blog this week! If you don’t know what that is, it’s a The 100 feature where Shannon, Holly and I chat about The 100. You should check it out for sure. 😉

Wednesday: Interview with Jennifer Love (author of In Real Life)

Thursday: A possible Fine Line post, I believe. On what topic? Well, it’s somewhat along the lines of my recent ARC discussions. (Are you getting told of those yet? ;))

Friday: Fuller House post for More Than This Provincial Life

Saturday: Hamilton Tag

~In The Blogosphere~

I’ve seen a lot of good posts lately! Here are some of them:

~Reading Progress~

I finished In Real Life this past week which was pretty okay! I enjoyed it. I also started Kill The Boy Band which I hope to finish tomorrow. I’ve been saying that for days now though, so… We shall see if that happens.

Save Me Kurt Cobain Kill The Boy Band….

So, how have your guys’ week been? Have you read Kill The Boy Band or In Real Life? Are you interested in it? Did you read any interesting discussion posts I may have missed? Let me know.

Weekly Recap (41)+ Stacking The Shelves (31)

Good evening everyone! I can’t believe I haven’t posted in over a week. That rarely happens unless I’m on hiatus. 😦 I seriously haven’t posted much at all over this past month. That isn’t really considering we’re not over halfway done with January, which is amazing. This month is flying by.

Here are the two posts I did make since last recap:

Jan. 5: Looking Forward to: January ’16

Jan. 7: ARC Review: Firsts by Laurie E. Flynn (Five Stars)

I’ve been watching Pokemon quite a bit this week since all else on Netflix is just…eh, I’m not into it much. Pretty Little Liars started back up and I watched the first season of Degrassi Next Class! It was fantastic. I may rewatch it sometime soon since I didn’t binge watch it. 😉

Pretty Little Liars isn’t bad either, I’ll be looking forward to seeing where it goes. At least a little.

I’m so excited for The 100 to be coming back this week! This will be the first time I actually watch it live! Yay!

Next week on my blog, you can expect my Tsar Guard’s post tomorrow and then Laurie E. Flynn stops by on Tuesday with a guest post that I loved.

~Bout of Books~

Okay, so, I pretty much failed at Bout of Books. On the bright side, I finished two books, however…they weren’t two books I started during Bout of Books, so…yeah… I finished The Love That Split The World and Gena/Finn. Then I started The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly that following  Wednesday (the 6th), I think and I’m still only halfway through it. So…yeah, I didn’t do too well.

Stacking The Shelves

~Stacking The Shelves~

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme created and hosted at Tynga’s Reviews where they invite bloggers to share what books they got over the week.

This week I added only two books to my shelves:

The Night We Said Yes The Museum of Heartbreak

The Night We Said Yes is an ARC that was given to me by Jocelyn for my collection.

The Museum of Heartbreak was sent by Simon & Schuster.

So a big thanks to both of them. 

How has your week been? Has anything good happened? Are you watching anything good lately? ❤

Weekly Recap #40 + Stacking The Shelves #30 + Bout of Books

So, technically the first day of the second week of the year. How exciting, right? I think so anyway. Maybe. Anyway, did anyone do anything fun/cool for New Year’s Eve? I just finished up Jessica Jones, which I liked, but wasn’t super super impressed with, but it was still good. Then I watched High School Musical because obvs, the movie begins on New Year’s Eve, so that was good. I haven’t seen that movie in so many years. Possibly not since the year it came out? No lie.

I posted a bit more than usual this week.

~Here’s What I Posted~

Favorite Albums of 2015

Favorite Covers of 2015

December Recap of ’15

Yearly Recap + Looking Forward to 2016

End of Year Survey

So, a ton of year-end posts there, that’s fun.

I’m excited that the two church related groups I’m in are both starting back up this week. I’ve missed that. A little.


~Reading Progress~

I finished The Love That Split The World yesterday, which was really good. I also progressed to 20% in Firsts, so hopefully I’ll finish that this week.

~Stacking The Shelves~

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme created and hosted at Tynga’s Reviews where bloggers can link up their book hauls for the week.

I received some books this week from Book Outlet! I bought them on the day after Christmas and got them just a week later, which I thought was super impressive and fast! Only seven days.

Forgive Me Leonard Peacock Reality Boy Faking Normal A Midsummer's Nightmare

The first two are ones I’ve been wanting to read for a while, I’d actually started FMLM a long time ago, but stopped because I couldn’t get into it. I want to give it another try though. I was so happy to see these on Book Outlet, when I could actually buy them. I read Faking Normal and A Midsummer’s Nightmare and wanted final copies. My review on A Midsummer’s Nightmare.

Before I forget…

~Bout of Books Sign Up~

I’m going to be participating in Bout of Books again and I am so excited! It starts tomorrow and ends on the 10th. Here is a tentative list of books I hope to read by then:

-Review Copies-

Sanctuary Bay The Year We Fell Apart My True Love Gave To Me Anthology

-For Fun-

Forgive Me Leonard Peacock The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly Cracked Up To Be

This makes for a total of 996 pages ‘for review’ and 887 pages ‘for fun’. Lol at reading all those hard to swallow books for fun.

So I’ll have to read 269 pages a day, which basically means reading Forgive Me Leonard Peacock and Cracked Up To Be in one day. 😉 I’ll add this to an official page hopefully tomorrow.  I did pretty good last year, reading three and a half books, but I could do better this year.

How has everyone’s first three/four days of the New Year been? 🙂 Have you already read anything great? Are you participating in Bout of Books? Do you have any specific books you want to read?

Weekly Recap (#39) + Stacking The Shelves (#29)

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, if you celebrate it. If you don’t celebrate it, then I hope you had a good day either way. 🙂

Christmas went well here! I didn’t get any books for Christmas, but I did get luggage and clothes for BEA. I received some money on Visa, which I promptly spent on…books! Yay, books. It all leads back to books in the end. 😉 So my parents are really trying to shove me out the door already, haha.

Besides that, I got some other things, including a phone, which is good. Once again, for BEA purposes mostly, I’m not a phone person at all. Well, calling wise.

There was no snow here for Christmas, but now, of course, my state’s in a winter storm watch until tomorrow afternoon so that’s fun. I hope we don’t lose power or anything, we usually don’t, but you never know.

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the year, it feels like this year just flew by, it’s crazy. Due to that, I will be doing a lot of year end posts such as Jamie’s yearly recap, my regular yearly recap (I may combine the two), my favorite covers of the year and my favorite albums of the year. So this week will actually be pretty full, which hasn’t happened in a while for me. 🙂

~This Week I Posted~

I shared an awesome playlist of my favorite songs and highlighted songs in the post itself. Check that out for sure!

I shared the top ten books I would love to receive for Christmas. Spoiler Alert: Alexander Hamilton made the list. ;D

I swore Winter was coming in my Wondrous Covers Wednesday post. It appears it finally is, it was freezing today!

~My ‘Reading’ Life~

Once again, I have been just LAGGING on the reading. I blame it on Netflix and Hamilton. I don’t know how to say no to them.

My goal for the rest of the year though is to just finish Gena/Finn and The Love That Split The World. I can do it, I can do it. I think. 

So if you see me on Twitter, nudge me and say “So Amber, how’s that book you’ve been reading?”, this will remind me that as a book blogger, it’s sometimes good to READ. 😉

~Stacking The Shelves~

Stacking The Shelves

I also received some books this week! Which was fun. As well as a correction to a book I received last week, haha.


Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme created and hosted at Tynga’s Reviews. Bloggers are invited to link up and share the books they received over the past week.


There’s soap and socks there too! Both in which, I love.

Yes, Tease again! Very glare-ful. Last week I said I received this from my Secret Sister which was totally wrong and created a ton of confusion. I actually received this great looking book from my Secret Santa, Val!

You see, I just figured it was from my Secret Sister because I was so used to receiving packages every month that I completely quit checking the addresses, hahaha. I also read her lovely card incorrectly (Sorry Val<3). So yes, that book was from Val and not Secret Sis.


Here’s a close up of the Sailor Moon figure (Is it not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen!?) and Anna! She’s in her post-Elsa striking phase. There’s also the awesome unicorn card. You know how I love unicorns, they’re totally real.

Kaitlin offered me an ARC of Underwater and let me choose a couple other books from a selection of hers! Thank you so much, Kaitlin. ❤ Here was what I chose:


Underwater / Not If I See You FirstOf Beast and Beauty 

I’ve heard good things about all three books, so I’m excited to get around to reading them. Of Beast and Beauty will count towards the backlist challenge I’m participating in. 

So, is anyone doing anything for New Year’s Eve? I’m pretty sure I won’t be doing anything except cowering in my room due to the numerous fireworks that will undoubtedly go off, haha. Let me know how your week’s been or if you received any cool books for Christmas!


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