Thanks to our Sponsor, Tynga's Reviews! - NO link-up at Tynga's Reviews this weekend. NO link-up at Saturday Situation, either. "YES", there IS a link-up at Talk of the Town!!!
First, let's find out HOW Stacking the Shelves works!
Hello everyone! It's that time of week again, that time to do an awesome "SHOW AND TELL" of the books I have been given, from authors, from publishers, I bought, borrowed, or received somehow, the library, a yard sale, or some way this past week! I LOVE showing books off like this! This is one of MY favorite posts to write!!
I also use THIS POST EACH WEEK to do somewhat of a wrap-up AND to post my NEW REVIEWS, NEW GIVEAWAYS, and whatever else I should bring to your attention!
After you are done reading HERE, click on the Sponsor's name up above and see THEIR post for Stacking the Shelves, too! They have a link-up with OVER 100-200 other blogs that also participate!
I'm also finding OTHER PLACES TO LINK UP TO AS WELL! I'm finding these places from other blogs, and they are GREAT ideas! The following NEW one is Talk of the Town where we can add ALL THINGS BOOKISH! Check it out! I still plan on joining in on other link-ups, too, I just haven't had the chance to do it all yet! I'll get there!!
I will also be linking this post AND my reviews to Saturday Situation as well from now on, too! That is a place to link ALL THINGS BOOKISH! I'm anxious to start posting there!! Check it out, too!
There will be ANOTHER CASH GIVEAWAY WHICH IS . . .
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave HERE!
CURRENTLY: I am reading, reading, and reading! My FAVORITE thing to do, of course! There are a LOT MORE NEW REVIEWS to come! July 12th seems to be "THE DAY" for New Releases 'GALORE' this month! I guess the July 4th holiday got in the way. Since we ALL cannot read EVERY NEW RELEASE we would LOVE to, I will be doing some BOOK SPOTLIGHTS for the publishers to show their books off! That also brings GIVEAWAYS for them!!! Yes! I had a wonderful publisher approach me and ask if I could at least spotlight their books and we could do a GIVEAWAY of them!! You will receive your books directly FROM the publisher!! Sounds WONDERFUL, huh! Keep your eyes on the blog for these! I'm excited!!!
I feel SO AWFUL because I have NEVER had anything accidentally happen like this EVER before, and I feel so bad because that wonderful publicist who sent this book to me, Emer from MIRA Publishers, was probably wondering WHY I never reviewed this book. I contacted him with my sincerest of apologies, and I am now reading this book FIRST over any other book at this time! Here is the name and a little info about the book:
UPDATE!!! I just received an email from the publisher, about this book, and there is GREAT NEWS!!! He informed me that THIS BOOK, MISSING PIECES by Heather Gudenkauf IS BEING RELEASED IN PAPERBACK ON AUGUST 9th!!! This book has a NEW COVER, TOO!! I like it a LOT! Finding this book right when I did turned out PERFECTLY! I'll have it read and reviewed just in time for YOU to be able to decide if you want to read it! Amazing! Here it is:
Because this book is SO HARD TO FIND on Amazon, I have the LINK for you IF you are interested in taking a look at it there, and you can ALSO PRE-ORDER IT!
print: $ 7.32
And the NEXT book is:
Now, the publisher sent me this NEW PAPERBACK VERSION that is releasing on July 12th, to show and share all the specs with you! I thought the first cover was beautiful, but THIS COVER IS EVEN MORE GORGEOUS WHEN YOU HAVE THE ACTUAL BOOK! WOW! Koodles to Berkley Publishers for making this so beautiful! The cover is a matte blue and ALL of the print on the cover is slightly raised and shiny! The photos you see on the cover are also raised and shiny, and the butterflies, they MAKE THE BOOK! This NEW paperback version IS one you will surely be glad to portray it on your bookshelves! You will hold onto this one for a long time because you are not going to want to give it up! I have the Amazon link below if you want to check this book out further! Look below!
print: $ 9.26
Also, THIS 'Book 2' IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!!!
Making A Killing, A Novel of Money and Murdy, A Murder on the Mekong Thriller by John L Hart and Olivia Rupprecht (The Story Plant Publisher)
This is one hefty novel! 413 pages, but the book is super thick! It is printed on a very HIGH QUALITY paper, double the thickness of a regular paperback that you are most likely used to. I find The Story Plant is like this. They DO take very special care to publish high quality, beautiful books! So far, ALL of the books I have read that they put out ARE wonderful! I will admit this one WILL test my patience being that it has a LOT to do with the Vietnam war, the CIA, and things I don't know about, such as I have did not learn in History back in school. We'll see how this one goes!
The Fallout, A novel by Tamar Cohen (also previously published as The Broken, A novel.)
I received this book a few weeks ago and set it aside. This is supposed to be a psychological thriller, but it's about a divorce between two people who confide in their friends who are a married couple and happen to be very good friends of theirs, putting them in the middle and feeling very uncomfortable, etc. I can tell you from experience, no matter HOW CLOSE you are to those friends, kiss them goodbye because that IS what divorce does to your friends you had together when you were married. this was one of the worst losses I felt.
For myself, I have been through a psychological mind-blank of a divorce like this, a very nasty, SICK divorce, and like a phrase the back on the back of this book says, a volatile divorce. This couple does have two children, just like I had at the time we divorced, too. This divorce sounds VERY similar to the one I went through, so I don't know if I can get through this book??? Divorce is UGLY no matter what, and even MORE SO WITH CHILDREN!
I'll TRY this book, but I cannot guarantee I can read it? We'll see how it goes.
That's ALL for now!
Thank you so MUCH for stopping by!
Again, HAPPY 4th of July!!!!!!!