Category Archives: On My Bookshelf

SUNDAY JOURNAL {5}

Hey Bookworms! The Sunday Journal is both a book- and non-bookish related post, highlighting my JUST FINISHED, CURRENTLY READING, and UP NEXT books, plus any new books ON MY BOOKSHELF, and a summed up list of posts that went up on the blog during the week, plus anything fun that has gone on in my usually uneventful life!
JUST FINISHED
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CURRENTLY READING
UP NEXT
ON MY BOOKSHELF
LIBRARY
FOR REVIEW (FROM PUBLISHER)
WON
ON THE BLOG THIS WEEK
MONDAY
TUESDAY
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WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
  • COVER REVEAL: Tales of a 10th Grade Vampire Hunter by Bill Blume
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
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WEEKLY WRAP UP

There is only one word to describe this week… SCORCHING! I think it’s been pretty hot everywhere across the US, but here in Buffalo – where people like to make fun of us for all of the snow we get – the mercury’s been pushing the 90-95 degree range, and the heat index has been over 100. That’s not cool. I’ve luckily stayed cool in my glorious air conditioning, and have been getting some good reading done!
This week was also the first meeting of the YA Book Club that Sara at Forever17Books set up, and Jessica from Jessabella Reads joined us too! It was lots of fun, and we discussed all topics from blogging, to ARCs, and oh yeah, the book we read! We are going to be reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson for August! 
I had an emotional week though, with the passing of Talia Catellano, or TaliaJoy18 if you follow her on YouTube. She was a 13-year-old who has been fighting 2 kinds of aggressive, terminal cancer for six years. She unfortunately lost her battle on Tuesday, and it was just so sad but amazing to see how many fans and celebrities have been affected by her passing. Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.
We also lost Cory Monteith this week.. My heart is heavy with the loss of these two talented angels. I haven’t watched Glee in awhile, but I did have a definite Glee-a-thon when it became available on Netflix, and absolutely adored the show! I would say I’m a Gleek! 
I also started an Instagram account for my blog! Follow me, my user name is Thelittlepinkbookboutique.
I also am getting together some giveaways, so those will be starting soon!
I hope everyone else had a great week, and here’s to an even greater one next week!
Happy Reading!

SUNDAY JOURNAL {4}

Hey Bookworms! The Sunday Journal is both a book- and non-bookish related post, highlighting my JUST FINISHED, CURRENTLY READING, and UP NEXT books, plus any new books ON MY BOOKSHELF, and a summed up list of posts that went up on the blog during the week, plus anything fun that has gone on in my usually uneventful life!

JUST FINISHED

CURRENTLY READING

UP NEXT


ON MY BOOKSHELF {13}

My books from BEA finally got here! Since I took a train there and back, I wasn’t able to bring all of my books home. My BFF, who went with me and lives on Long Island, was kind enough to give my books a happy home until she came back to Buffalo for the 4th of July. Now they are back with me and safe & sound. I’ll be compiling a post just for those books shortly. Expect Giveaways too.

ON THE BLOG THIS WEEK

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WEEKLY WRAP-UP: First off, I must congratulate JILL who won the Freedom to Read Giveaway from last week! Congrats to Jill, and I hope you love your new book!
It was a good reading week for me. On Wednesday July 17th the book club that Sara from Forever17 Books started up is meeting, and our first book that we will discuss is Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. I power read that book this week! I will posting a review up after the book club meeting. If you’ve read it, leave me comments to let me know if you liked it or not, and any of your favorite scenes and characters. 
The family that we had in from out of town that I mentioned in last week’s Sunday Journal left on Thursday, which is always sad since it was my best friend/future-sis-in-law, future-bro-in-law, and my adorably funny one-year-old niece/Goddaughter. But now I have time to read again, and I’m hoping to finally finish Icons by Margaret Stohl. I’m shocked it’s taken me this long to read it, especially since it isn’t a huge book by any means!
I’ve also been doing more thinking about starting a vlog series on my YouTube channel. I’ve come up with a sassy name, well I think it’s sassy anyway! And I’m hoping to start filming my first episode soon, to see if I think it’s going to work. I will need help from you guys though! If you have any questions for me, either as a blogger or just in general, or any type of bookish ideas for vlogs please let me know either comment below, tweet me @lalalaura725 with #vlogQs, email me, or hit me up on Facebook or Formspring and ask me anything. I have a few ideas but will need more, and would love for it to be interactive.
Other than that, we have a really hot week ahead of us here in my little corner of Western NY. I’ll be glad to spend that time reading and keeping cool! Hope everyone enjoys their week!
Happy Reading,

Sunday Journal {2} + On My Bookshelf {12}

Hey Bookworms! The Sunday Journal is a book and non-book related post, highlighting my Just Finished, Currently Reading, and Up Next books, as well as posts that went up during the week, and any interesting fun facts that happened during the week.

JUST FINISHED: The Indigo Spell [Bloodlines #3] by Richelle Mead


CURRENTLY READING: Icons [Icons #1] by Margaret Stohl |[Book Club Pick] Falling Kingdoms [Falling Kingdoms #1] by Morgan Rhodes |[Read Along Book] Innocent Darkness [The Aether Chronicles #1] by Suzanne Lazear


UP NEXT: Impostor [Variants #1] by Susanne Winnacker



ON MY BOOKSHELF {12}

I ended up going into a part of the city this weekend where my favorite used book store, Rust Belt Books, is located. I picked up 2 books, plus received 1 ARC to share with you!

PURCHASED
Android Karenina by Leo Tolstoy & Ben H. Winter

RECEIVED FROM PUBLISHER
The Fury [The Fury #1] by Alexander Gordon Smith


I also picked up this makeup kit from Ulta that was put out by Nyx cosmetics in anticipation of the release of The Mortal Instruments movie. You can check it out in more detail HERE. I haven’t played around with it too much yet, but I am planning on trying out the two looks that they give you instructions for. I am considering doing some type of post where I do makeup looks inspired by book covers, or movies. I’m still playing around with the idea and how I would do it (photos versus videos etc) but if you think that would be cool, let me know in the comments.


WEEKLY WRAP-UP
I spent a good part of this week sick with something eerily close to the flu, and got behind in my reading. This weekend was a busy one, too so I really have to buckle down, since between the book club book, the read along book, and then my review book… I’ve got a lot to read! We had nice weather this weekend, so I was able to spend some time with friends and boyfriend and I also took his parents out for their anniversary, which was really nice! We tried a new restaurant that we found, and luckily for us they had vegan options so we were happy about that. This upcoming week we have a 4th of July BBQ with boyfriend’s side of the family (his sister, who happens to be my BFF will be up visiting from Long Island with her hubby and my beautiful niece/goddaughter who just turned 1 in February!) and then Saturday is a Girl’s Day at a local spa, which I CANNOT WAIT FOR! What are you up to this week, and what are your plans for the 4th? Any traditions in your family that you do every year? We go up to the University at Buffalo (aka UB for the locals!) to watch fireworks – best display in town!

UP ON THE BLOG THIS WEEK
MONDAY – I gave 3-Stars to Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood in my review of this historical-paranormal novel about witches.
TUESDAY – I focused on mermaid themed covers on I Love Your Cover.
WEDNESDAYSave the Date {18} featured Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub
THURSDAY. FRIDAY. and SATURDAY I didn’t get anything up because I was feeling so yucky.
Happy reading!

On My Bookshelf {11}

Hey Bookworms!

I am probably going to switch this to a monthly feature instead of weekly, because I really do not buy (or receive) enough books to bother with posting weekly. I do go to the library pretty much weekly though, so I  do “Library Insta-Hauls” on my Facebook (Which you can follow HERE) so if you aren’t friends with me on Facebook, go ahead and click the link above to LIKE The Little Pink Book Boutique’s page.
And now, for the new books on my bookshelf this week… (click the book titles to visit the Goodreads page.)

PURCHASED
Onyx -The Lux Series #2 – Jennifer Armentrout
Dreamless – Starcrossed #2 – Josephine Angelini
Winter Queen – Fairy Queens #1 – Amber Argyle

BORROWED
(Library)
Five Summers – Una LaMarche
Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1 – Laini Taylor
Revel – Maurissa Guibord
Towering – Alex Flinn
Icons – Icons #1 – Margaret Stohl
Imposter – Variants #1 – Susanne Winnacker
(A great, big, huge THANK YOU to Jessica at Jessabella Reads for lending me her copies of Icons & Imposter)

GIFTED
The Loop – Shandy Lawson – Thanks to Katie @ Blook Girl 
Crown of Midnight – Throne of Glass #2 – Sarah J. Maas (Jessica from Jessabella Reads actually grabbed me an ARC of this one at BEA because I desperately needed it. My life, literally depended on it.)
That’s it for me this week. What did you guys get? Leave me comments & links below 🙂
Happy Reading!

On My Bookshelf {10}

BORROWED | LIBRARY
Click on the title to visit the Goodreads page.
The Assassin’s Curse – The Assassin’s Curse #1 – Cassandra Rose Clarke
Touch – Denazen #1 – Jus Accado
Pretty Amy – Pretty Amy #1 – Lisa Burstein
Boundless – Unearthly #3 – Cynthia Hand
Dark Triumph – His Fair Assassin #2 – Robin LaFevers
Pivot Point – Pivot Point #1 – Kasie West
Strands of Bronze and Gold – Strands of Bronze and Gold #1 – Jane Nickerson
The Madman’s Daughter – The Madman’s Daughter #1 – Megan Shepherd
Being Henry David – Cal Armistead
Nobody – Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Falling Kingdoms – Falling Kingdoms #1 – Morgan Rhodes

PURCHASED (Not shown)
Cinder – Lunar Chronicles #1 – Marissa Meyer

Comment below & let me know what new books you got this week; or links to your posts 🙂

Happy Reading!
Laura

On My Bookshelf {9} – Vlog Edition!

This week’s On My Bookshelf is going a vlog version … Enjoy watching :))

Books Featured:

Borrowed | Library
Every Day – David Levithan
Beta – Rachel Cohn
Tiger’s Curse – Colleen Houck

Bought | E-book
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

And a HUGE GIGANTIC ENORMOUS thank you to Barnes & Noble!!

Happy Reading,

On My Bookshelf {8}

Eek… this was a sad, slow week for this little book blogger.

FOR REVIEW
Netgalley ~ A Shimmer of Angels (Angel Sight #1) by Lisa M. Basso

PURCHASED
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1) by J.R. Ward

That’s it for me! What new books did you add to your bookshelf this week?

Happy Reading!!

On My Bookshelf {7}

Hey everyone and happy Saturday! Weekend shoutout – woot woot!

So I filmed a Vlog for this post and I was super excited to upload it! But.. (there’s always a but!) My phone recorded in mp4 so I’m having tons of trouble trying to find a program on my computer that will open it! Or convert it. Apparently my file is hugenormous. So sorry guys! For now you have to deal with text, and hopefully next week you can see me in my first Vlog for On My Bookshelf!

Don’t forget to comment and let me know what books are new on your bookshelf and links so I can come check it out!

Happy Weekend & Happy Reading!

Books



Library
Death Watch – The Undertaken Trilogy #1 – Ari Berk
    *Join the book club that I mentioned Here*
The Hallowed Ones – Laura Bickle
Magisterium – Jeff Hirsch
The Dark Unwinding – Sharon Cameron
Second Chance Summer – Morgan Matson

Purchased
Dark Awakening – Dark Dynasties #1 – Kendra Leigh Castle
The Lady of the Rivers – The Cousins War #3 – Phillipa Gregory
The Vincent Boys – The Vincent Boys #1 – Abbi Glines
Obsidian – Lux #1 – Jennifer Armentrout

News: Happy New Years Giveaway – January 1st-8th. I will be giving away a surprise (I will let you know what it is closer to the start date!!) Hope you stop by and enter!!

On My Bookshelf {6}

Here’s what I added to my bookshelf this week!

Borrowed | Library
Crown of Embers (Fire & Thorns #2) by: Rae Carson
Second Chance Summer by: Morgan Matson
Breathe (Breathe #1) by: Sarah Crossan
Don’t You Wish by: Roxanne St. Claire
The Thing About the Truth by: Lauren Barnholdt
Entice (The Violet Eden Chapters #2) by: Jessica Shirvington
Flock (Stork #3) by: Wendy Delsol
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) by: Michelle Hodkin

What’s new on your bookshelf this week?

Happy Reading!

On My Bookshelf {4}

Here’s What I Got This Week!

Purchased
Beautiful Darkness – The Caster Chronicles #2 – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Half-Blood – Covenant #1 – Jennifer Armentrout

E-Books
Alice in Zombieland – White Rabbit Chronicles #1 – Gena Showalter
Born at Midnight – Shadow Falls #1 – C.C. Hunter
(Free!)Bound – The Crystor #1 – C.K. Bryant
Debutantes – Cora Harrison
(Free!)Ethereal – Celestra #1 – Addison Moore
(Free!)The Fallen Star -Fallen Star #1 – Jessica Sorenson – Goodreads Giveaway
(Free!) Inhale – Just Breathe #1 – Kendall Grey
(Free!) Stained – Stained #1 – Ella James
(Free!) Wander Dust – The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy #1 – Michelle Warren

*Free on Kobo, check to see if free if you have Kindle or Nook.

What new books are on your bookshelf this week?

Mwah!