August 31, 2014

Rewind & Review #20

Rewind & Review

I'm here at college!!! It's been a crazy adventure so far. Orientation week was especially hectic. I wasn't feeling well most of the mornings, so I missed a lot of worship and what-not. It wasn't fun missing out on a lot, but it was probably better that I stayed in my room and rested. My roommate and I are getting along fairly well, and I've made several friends, especially from my orientation group (we were #13, which made me happy). I'm still getting used to dorm life, but I like my room and my floor and especially my RA. If anyone wants to send me mail, you can email me for my address (obviously, I'll be choosing with discretion who I give it out to, but if you're a good blogger friend, then by all means, ask away!). What else... the amount of books acquired has dropped, of course. I bought a few before I left, and as you'll see, I received some and won some, but I've been too busy to go to the B&N in Lexington yet (and my fall preorders will be staggered throughout the next few months). I did make it to another bookstore yesterday though. Watch my haul video for that story. And oh my gosh, Taylor Swift's new single and the new album, and I'm just over the moon. The night "Shake It Off" released, Elise and I danced around our room for an hour and she likes a Taylor Swift song and I'm so happy. I've been getting used to classes and balancing homework on every day of the week instead of just getting it all done by Friday.

Books I Received
Valiant by Sarah McGuire (via NetGalley/Egmont; this doesn't come out until June 2015, so I won't be reviewing it for quite awhile)
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers (thanks to Dawn for the loan!)
Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst (via NetGalley/Bloomsbury)
Inside Narnia by Devin Brown
Inside Prince Caspian by Devin Brown
Inside the Voyage of the Dawn Treader by Devin Brown (via Dr. Devin Brown)
Love and Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander (via NetGalley/Entangled Teen)
Boundary by Heather Terrell (via Edelweiss/Soho Teen)

Books I Won
Infinite Repeat by Paula Stokes (I won this awhile ago from Ensconced in Lit's blogoversary giveaway, and it released on August 5th, so I received my copy; thank you to Christina and Paula!)
The Fire Wish by Amber Lough (won from Scott Reads It and Random House)

Books I Bought
Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen
Magnolia by Kristi Cook
Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker
Summerfall by Claire Legrand
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor
Relic by Heather Terrell

Books I Read
The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings (3.5 stars)
Infinite Repeat by Paula Stokes (4 stars)
Being Audrey Hepburn by Mitchell Kriegman
All Four Stars by Tara Dairman (5 stars)
The Traveler's Tricks by Laurie Calkhoven (4 stars)
Unforgettable Summer by Catherine Clark (2.5 stars)
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (reread)
Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker (4 stars)
Magnolia by Kristi Cook (3.5 stars)
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando (reread)
Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan
The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker by E.D. Baker
Of Triton by Anna Banks (4 stars)
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander
Of Neptune by Anna Banks (2 stars)
Summerfall by Claire Legrand (4 stars)
Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst
Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan (4 stars)
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (reread)

Blog Posts You Might've Missed
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Upcoming Posts in the Next Few Weeks (subject to change)
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  • TTT: Characters I Want at My Lunch Table
  • Misleading Titles
  • Review: Falling into Place + an Interview with the Author
  • My New Home
  • Awkwordly Emma 2014 Update
  • TTT: Underrated Contemporary Books
  • Review: Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien
  • Random Friday: Awesome Places to Read
  • Meet My Roommate

1 comment:

  1. I own the "Inside Prince Caspian" and "Inside VotDT" books. I haven't read them, though. I'm hoping to read them when I reread the Narnia series. Glad you're settling in well!

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