Sunday, November 15, 2015

Week in the Nest - 11.15.15

Week in the Nest is a weekly recap feature to discuss bookish things from the past week or so. I've link to The Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Showcase Sunday hosted by Books, Biscuits, and Tea, as well as Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews :)
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Can you believe that we're already half-way into November? We're about 6 weeks away from Christmas!? Has anyone started their holiday shopping yet? I'm quite the procrastinator for all things but I'm hoping to get a few gifts crossed off this month.

I feel like the majority of my book pals have been raving about two things these past few days: November 9 by Colleen Hoover and/or Winter by Marissa Meyer. Wait for me, you guys!! *runs after the bandwagon* I still haven't finished reading Cress yet hahah.

I'm very excited about this week though because Long Way Down blog tour starts tomorrow! Krista & Becca Ritchie are superstars at planning an epic tour. I can't wait wooooot! My post will be up on Thursday but you can follow along here. Note: if you haven't read this series yet, BEWARE it's highly likely some stops will be very spoilery!

(Click on the cover to be linked to Goodreads)
Purchased:
   
The Year We Fell Down and Neanderthal Seeks Human are both free on amazon!

Surprise Gifts:
 
I had won an ARC of Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley from HCFrenzy. Thank you!
And my lovely brother & sister-in-law gifted me the complete collection of Winnie-the-Pooh stories *heart eyes*

For Review:
 
Thank you, St. Martin's Griffin and Forever!

Last Week:
Top Ten Tuesday - Book to Movie Adaptations
Character Spotlight: Ryke Meadows

This Week:
Waiting on Wednesday (14)
Long Way Down Blog Tour - Newlywed Game: Friends Edition (Part 2)
Review - RIDE STEADY by Kristen Ashley

I'm so behind on The Voice that I just watch the performances online now but,
is there any song that Jordan Smith from Team Adam can't sing?!
My goodness, he is amazing.

Aila at Happy Indulgence chats about marking books
Lisa & Becca at Lost in Literature have a new blog design and it looks gorgeous!
Nereyda at Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist discusses book excitement vs. social media interaction
Cait at Paper Fury shares some of her book blogger mistakes (all of which are so relatable!)

I could never get enough of Tori Kelly's voice.

Hope you have a great week filled with lots of reading and relaxation!

32 comments:

  1. Hi Jae...I don't think I've visited before, so it's nice to meet you. I tend to be a bit slack about keeping up with blogs during the week and binge-read on weekends!

    I know what you mean about November 9. I'm seeing it everywhere. I'm in Australia and haven't really seen people here reading it though so must check to see if it's available here / coming soon etc.

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    1. Hello Deborah! It's a pleasure meeting you as well and I know what you mean. Any free time I have I'd be spending it binge reading too! I hope you get your copy soon :)

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  2. I can't believe it halfway through Nov already, not sure where the first part of the month went. The new Marissa Meyer is everywhere, no doubt! Hope it's good...

    Winnie the Pooh is such agreat gift, those stories are timeless and very special. Have a fabulous week!

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    1. Thanks, Greg! I feel like it was just Halloween a few days ago haha.

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  3. No, I can't believe we're halfway into November. I need more time, haha. I'm thinking about gifts for the Holidays and some birthdays that are coming up in December but I haven't had any great ideas unfortunately.

    Have a great week.

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    1. Oh I feel ya! When it's a gift for a fellow booklover I find gifts so easily and then there's my family that takes me forever to come up with ideas xD

      Thanks for stopping by, Signourney!!

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  4. Don't worry I am waiting till after the readathon to read Winter and November 9. i plan on devouring November 9 Thursday. The Liar looks interesting and you are right the year has been flying! Hope your week is amazing!

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    1. Happy reading, Kimberly! I hope you enjoy the book. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it :D

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  5. Oh, you got Neanderthal seeks human, have fun reading it, I think I laughed the entire time !

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    1. I had a feeling this one would be humorous based on the blurb haa. Can't wait to dive in!

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  6. You have some great books here, because they not just look good but they also sound amazing. Now imagine my TBR growing even more :)) I need a second life just for reading all the books I want. Can't wait to see what you think of them!

    Happy reading!

    My STS: http://readingadd.blogspot.com/2015/11/stacking-shelves-41.html

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    1. I know right?! We need some superpowers to freeze time to enjoy reading without worries!

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  7. I never heard this singer before. Pretty voice. I have started my XMas shopping. My family has cut back on what we do and it has made it infinitely easier.

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    1. Tori Kelly is quite new to the music scene but she's definitely a rising star in my opinion! That's great that your holiday shopping will be less stressful then :)

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  8. If it makes you feel better I haven't even read Cinder! I really really want to but it got a bit drowned out by all the review books. I'm hoping I can get it on audio though. November 9 is also on my list along with bunches of Colleen Hoover books. I'm starting to make lists and get organized for Christmas. Hard to believe it's only 6 weeks away!

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    1. Katherine! Yess please do. The world-building and characters are superb. I hope you love them as much as I do! I've only ever read Maybe Someday by CoHo myself. We have some catching up to do ;)

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  9. I, too, am excited for the Long Way Down blog tour. And, of course, Long Way Down. Even though I'm pretty sure it's going to completely wreck me. The Year We Fell Down is great. I love that entire series.

    I hope you enjoy your new books and fingers crossed we ALL enjoy Long Way Down. :) Have a great week!

    That's a Wrap Weekly

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    1. Yes I'll be keeping my fingers crossed as well but I know I'll be happy just being back with the Addicted gang again heheh :D Looking forward to starting the Ivey Years series though! One of my friends absolutely loved it as well. Happy reading, Kim! <3

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  10. I love the rusk university series by Cora Carmack! Its one of my all time favorites!!

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    1. I've heard a lot of great things about this author so I can't to start it :D

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  11. First time stopping in via The Sunday Post linkup. What a great haul you had this week!

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    1. Hii, Charlie! Since it's your first time here I'd like to say 'Welcome!'. And thank you for stopping by x

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  12. I can't believe we are halfway thru November already. I hope you love all of your new books, They look fantastic.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  13. Love Tori Kelly! She's so awesome. That's so awesome you got the complete Winnie the Pooh stories. I just adore Winnie the Pooh. Those stories have some of the best quotes. :)

    -Lauren

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    1. !!! A fellow Tori Kelly fan! Hellooo :D :D I'm actually not all that familiar with the original Winnie the Pooh stories so I'm loving reading a little bit each night.

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  14. I also have Winter on my list, it looks really good, I did my first Pre-Order Blitz/Giveaway today of which I am excited!! And I got lots more for the week ahead!! And who doesnt love Winnie the Pooh?

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    1. Yay and congrats! Pre-order blitz are the best hehe ;D

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  15. World's of Ink and Shadow looks intriguing. I'm hopping on the bandwagon this weekend. Next week's shelves will have both hotties ;-)

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    1. Wooot wooot! I hope you enjoy them both!! x

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  16. I'm just starting Cress as well. I feel so behind. All your new books look so intriguing. I think I found some for my TBR list ;-)

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    1. I hope you're enjoying Cress!! And yay I'm happy to hear that :)

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