Google+ YA Romantics: Extra Extra 5: Wish Fulfillment

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Extra Extra 5: Wish Fulfillment

Extra! Extra!

Extra! Extra! is a new-ish weekly post featuring brand new additions to my TBR pile as well as a summary of what's new on the blog.
To read about the inspiration behind my blog features, click this red text.

WHAT'S NEW IN MY TBR PILE?  
I'm not really a woo-woo kind of person, but keeping a list of books I want seems to result in me finding those books. It's so weird.  I've been dying for these two and thanks to my amazing local indie bookstore, I got them this week!


Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols (ARC)
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

WHAT HAPPENED ON THE BLOG THIS WEEK?

I reviewed two books on small town royalty:  Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker and Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes. Click that red text to check it out.

I also looked at three YA historicals that ranged from the fun and frothy to the dark and gritty: Wentworth Hall by Abby Graeme, Gilt by Katherine Longshore and Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Click that red text for the lowdown.

New giveaway!  Jacinda of The Reading Housewives of Indiana hosted a Books and Shoes giveaway as part of the Bout of Books Read-a-Thon. It was so fun -- we had to match shoes to book covers. Check out my pairing and enter to win Masque of the Red Death!! Just click that red text. You can enter through Wednesday.

WHAT'S UP FOR NEXT WEEK?
My review books will have the theme "Love And Loss."  I'm looking at First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky, In Honor by Jessi Kirby and Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. And probably a review of Golden Lily.

I'm going to the beach with my family for Memorial Day weekend. Here's a shot of the books I'm taking with me...



How was your week? Leave me a comment and a link to a post if you have one!

29 comments:

  1. Oooh, The Golden Lily! Awesome:) And Hourglass and Tokyo Heist were both great! Have fun at the beach over Memorial Day weekend, I think my family will be at the ballpark for a tournament those days!

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    1. I'm excited for the beach, and for those books. I know I'll get a lot of reading done!

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  2. I love your beach pile! Also, now I want to go to the beach.

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    1. I haven't been since October, so I can't wait :)

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  3. Hi Jen! Amazing haul! Oooh you got the Golden Lily! *envy glare* :) And such a rush looks so good!
    Also I did a reivew for Insurgent on my blog! Hope you come by!

    P.S I'll be commenting again for my haul!

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    1. I did come by :)

      I'm so excited for both of those books!

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  4. Such a Rush sounds so good!! OMG you have Tokyo Heist!!! Hope you have an awesome time at the beach!!

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    1. I just got Tokyo Heist. I've been jealous of it since Heather reviewed it and I love heist films and books. So I may read that one first!

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  5. You got the Golden Lily early? Jealous! :-) The three books you have coming up for review (+ the Golden Lily) are all on my TBR list! Looking forward to your reviews!

    Hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend! You're taking a lot of books! LOL! :-)

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    1. I know -- I was so surprised when the bookstore emailed me.

      I always think I'm taking too many books, but I always run out. There can be traffic, and I have to sit in back with the dog. I'll let you know if I read them all!

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  6. That's a lot of books! I have a b-day party to go to, but it's a petting zoo which should be really fun. Enjoy the beach!

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    1. Petting zoo -- that does sound fun. Okay, I loved your dancing guy video!

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  7. Ahh! I'm so jealous you got a copy of The Golden Lily!!!! lol

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    1. I am reading it right now. As soon as I finish chatting here!

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  8. Enjoy your new books! And wow, look at all those you are bringing this weekend! Have fun! :)

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    1. I always think I'm bringing too many and then run out and have to scour the rental house for old John Grisham books filled with sand...

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  9. you already know how jealous I am that you have The Golden Lily. ahhh. <3 and SUCH A RUSH! I can't wait for those two. :D

    my book haul.

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  10. That is one awesome book store to get those books early!!! I know Adrian will keep you entertained. ;-)
    Such A Rush sounds great too. Being a pilot would be awesome. I hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend. You have some great books to help out. I need to get reading Starcrossed.

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    1. I need to refresh my memory on Starcrossed because I need to read the next book!

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  11. Those books both sound like good reads. I haven't read Bloodlines yet, so maybe I should get on that.

    I hope you had fun on your beach trip and that you got a lot of reading done.

    Happy reading!

    My Haul

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  12. THE GOLDEN LILY looks amazing.

    Have fun at the beach. Do you think you have packed enough books?

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    1. Ha ha -- you guys can make fun of me all you want but you'll be surprised at how much I can read over a weekend. There can be traffic on the way to the beach, and I have to sit in back with the dog.

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  13. Oh your lucky I am dying to read Such A Rush. Please tell me how awesome it is when you are done. I have a few books that you have in your pile. Deadly Cool and Starcrossed. I hope these will be great as well.

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  14. my weekend was... blah. i slept all day saturday.. and then u know some of what i did sunday. but then slept some more after the twitter party. ugh. im such a lazy bum.

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  15. WOW, that's a lot of book to take to the beach. I tried reading at the beach but I got distracted because of the noise. I can't really concentrate on reading if my surrounding is really noisy.

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    1. I am REALLY good at tuning out noise. It's very helpful!

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