Weekly wrap-up: July 27 - August 2

Some things that happened this week: you all discovered exactly how much of a book hoarder I am in this week's Top Ten Tuesday, which has actually been updated because I missed a few books... I was given a 5-star review at work by one of my campers (he drew the 5 stars on my hand), who said I was a great museum camp principal. Also, I found out that Gayle Forman & Chloe Moretz are coming to Dallas for the If I Stay promo tour AND I got tickets to an advanced screening of the movie! WOO HOO! How did your week go?

Magnolia - Kristi Cook: 5 well-deserved stars! I really, really loved this book. Read my review here & enter to win the blog tour prize!

Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) audiobook - Marissa Meyer & Rebecca Soler: 4 stars. I loved Cress the best out of the books, and I really enjoyed both the Cinder and Scarlet audiobooks, but for some reason, I was less impressed with the production this time around. I think it may have been because I started this immediately after listening to Dreams of Gods & Monsters, and the DoSaB audiobooks were simply perfect. I still enjoyed Rebecca's performance, especially all her accents, but I just felt like the quality wasn't quite where I had thought for the first two.

Currently Reading:
Insurgent (Divergent #2) audiobook - Veronica Roth. I'm having trouble getting back into the Divergent world, but I know I need to listen to this now so I don't have to try to get it from the library again. Also, it is high time I try to finally read Allegiant and finish the series.
Stone Cold Touch (Dark Elements #2) - JLA. Roth is a liar, and Zayne is in major crush so I really need Layla to get with the program.
I Want It That Way (2B #1) - Ann Aguirre. I like this so far! Nadia and Ty have incredible tension.
City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments #6) - Cassandra Clare. This is going to be like Dreams of Gods & Monsters: a slow read.

New to my bookshelf this week:
The Elite (The Selection #1) audiobook - Kiera Cass

If I Stay & Where She Went (x2) - Gayle Forman
The Young World - Chris Weitz
Silver Shadows - Richelle Mead

Half Price Books:
If I Stay - Gayle Forman
Just One Day - Gayle Forman
Enclave & Outpost - Ann Aguirre
Please Ignore Vera Dietz - A.S. King
The Morganville Vampires volume 1 - Rachel Caine
Texas Gothic - Rosemary Clement-Moore

Giveaways & Contests:
Talon - Julie Kagawa. This book is courtesy of the lovely Meredith of Pandora's Books. I won this during the Pandora's Wonderland Twitter party for insisting that zombies would beat dragons in a zombie vs dragon fight and speculating on the possibility of the existence of zombie-dragons aka drombies

Illuminosity (Transcender #3) - Vicky Savage. Thank you, Vicky!! <3

Events attended: 
8/2: Chris Weitz's The Young World signing @ Irving Public Library

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