Weekly Wrap-Up – February 6, 2016

 

Welcome to my weekly wrap-up! Here is where you can see my books read during the past week, books I have added to my shelves, any bookish happenings and the like. I have linked to Stacking the Shelves, the Saturday Situation, the Saturday Review of Books, Talk of the TownBought, Borrowed & Bagged, The Sunday Salon, Caffeinated Book Reviewer’s Sunday Wrap-Up and Mailbox Monday. So check out what I’ve been up to this past week.

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Books Added This Week

From NetGalley

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Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline. When a woman and her husband, desperate for a baby, find themselves unable to conceive, they decide to take further steps. Since it is the husband who is infertile, the heroine decides to use a donor. And all seems to be well. Three months pass and she is happily pregnant. But a shocking revelation occurs when she discovers that a man arrested for a series of brutal murders is her donor – the biological father of the child she is carrying. Delving deeper to uncover the truth, the heroine must face her worst fears, and confront a terrifying truth.

 

From Edelweiss

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Meternity by Meghann Foye. Like everyone in New York media, editor Liz Buckley runs on cupcakes, caffeine and cocktails. But at thirty-one, she’s plateaued at Paddy Cakes, a glossy baby magazine that flogs thousand-dollar strollers to entitled, hypercompetitive spawn-havers. Liz has spent years working a gazillion hours a week picking up the slack for coworkers with kids, and she’s tired of it. So one day when her stress-related nausea is mistaken for morning sickness by her bosses—boom! Liz is promoted to the mommy track. She decides to run with it and plans to use her paid time off to figure out her life: work, love and otherwise. It’ll be her “meternity” leave. By day, Liz rocks a foam-rubber belly under fab maternity outfits. By night, she dumps the bump for karaoke nights and boozy dinners out. But how long can she keep up her charade…and hide it from the guy who might just be The One?

In the Shadow of the Gods by Rachel Dunne. Eons ago, a pair of gods known as the “Twins” grew powerful in the world of Fiatera, until the Divine Mother and Almighty Father exiled them, binding them deep in the earth. But the price of keeping the fire-lands safe is steep. To prevent these young gods from rising again, all twins in the land must be killed at birth, a safeguard that has worked, until now. Trapped for centuries, the Twins are gathering their latent powers to break free and destroy the Parents for their tyranny—a fight between two generations of gods for control of the world and the mortals who dwell in it. These warriors must learn to stand together against the unfathomable power of vengeful gods, to stop them from tearing down the sun . . . and plunging their world into darkness.

The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins. Aisling is a goddess in a human form, born to rule medieval Ireland and reunite the earthly realm with the Middle Kingdom—home to powerful faeries. With her counselor, Liam, and her lover, Conor, she stands between warring clans of Celts, Vikings, and darkly magical otherworldly beings. Meanwhile, even greater forces muster beyond Ireland’s enchanted shores. Jordan, a Vatican commander and clandestine student of forbidden magic, is already torn between duty and desire when he meets Najia, his captive, and a slave. Beneath the chains and spells that bind her, she is an enchantress who draws him closer to what he loves. But the Vatican and England have given Jordan a crucial role in a war they are determined to win—the battle to drive magic from Ireland, and all lands, forever. As kings prepare and exorcists gather in Rome, Aisling, Jordan, and Najia must come to terms with powers given and withheld—and a world that can foster magic hangs in the balance. Loyalties are tested and betrayals sown, yet the coming battle is not to be the last. The repercussions for magical beings ripple centuries later, in today’s world….

 


Books Read This Week

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What Remains of Me by Alison Gaylin

Why We Came to the City by Kristopher Jansma

Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth

 


This Week in Review…

I am writing this week’s wrap-up from the air between San Diego and home. I spent this past week in San Francisco for a work conference and had a blast, but am now super sick and the congestion is just not ok. My busy work month continues on and even thought I won’t touch down till almost midnight, I will be at work tomorrow at 7 a.m. February blows hard and I just need to get through it.

I participated in Guest of the Month Club again. I really enjoy this series as it helps you meet new to you bloggers and get a different voice on your site.

I have one giveaway running right now and one other starting this coming week.

3 Kindle copies of The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse — Ends Feb 9th, 2016

 

125US of Books

 

 

 

 

United States of Books – This week’s book took us to Georgia with Gone With the Wind.

 

 

 

 

This week we have Daphne Lamb author of The Girls Guide to the Apocalypse.

Up Next for Author Tuesday – Sonali Dev author of The Bollywood Bride on February 16, 2016.

 


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So how was your bookish week?

Posted February 6, 2016 by Laura in Stacking The Shelves, Weekly Wrap-Up / 24 Comments


24 responses to “Weekly Wrap-Up – February 6, 2016

  1. Sorry to hear you’re unwell Laura. I hope you feel better soon and February races by for you.

    I love the look of some of your new reads and must check some of them out!

    Most Wanted sounds great!
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  2. Sounds like you’ve had a very busy week! Hope you feel better and this week is a little slower. 🙂 Nice review of Rebel Bully Geek Pariah BTW, I want to read that one. Love The Breakfast Club GIF!
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    • I’m the CFO at a local non-profit. So I work an average of 50 hours a week normally, but February is one of my busiest months as I have a conference the 1st week, and our annual audit and tax filings are done mid-month. So that puts me at about 70 hours a week to prepare since I am gone for one of them. I also teach a high school finance class for Junior Achievement and this semester it is in February of course. We also have the biggest Gem Show in the world in my town so I volunteer for my work for the 3 weekends it runs in February. After it is all done, I will be able to relax and will go down to normal hours till my other big month June (conference and annual budget month).
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  3. I don’t know how you carve out time to read (and blog) what with everything else you do, Laura!
    I enjoyed your wrap-up (my first time here, via Shaz’ #TalkoftheTown on 6 Feb) – The Last Days of Magic is particularly appealing. 🙂

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