Sunday, June 9, 2013

Rewind and Review - May and a little more

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Hello, lovelies! So I haven't done one in a while since for whatever reason, I didn't see that Shelver was switching to a weekly thing so I was taken aback and didn't have time to prepare anything. This post will be longer than usual, adding a couple June items in there. I have been extremely excited to squeal over May! 

My Reviews
My Meme Posts
Other Fun Posts
  • A BRAND NEW CAAAR! Okay, not really. I won nothing...again. 
 

Stuff I Was Given
  • Awaken by Meg Cabot
  • Heaven Is Paved by Oreos by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
  • Enchanted and Hero by Alethea Kontis
  • Gallagher Girl notebook (these previous items were all given by Shelver from BEA)
  • The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (from Disney-Hyperion)
  • Gilt by Katherine Longshore (ARCycling)

Traded
  • Five Summers by Una LaMarche (Morgan via YA Book Exchange
  • The Elite by Keira Cass (Skye via YA Book Exchange)
Bought
  • Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock ($1)
  • That Summer by Sarah Dessen ($2)
  • Dreamland by Sarah Dessen ($2)
  • Scarlet by AC Gaughen (Montana at Book Belles, $6)
  • Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita
  • Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
  • Forever Princess by Meg Cabot
  • All's Fair in Love War and High School by Janette Rallison
  • Just One Wish by Janette Rallison
  • How to Take the Ex Out of the Ex-Boyfriend by Janette Rallison (the last 6 books were on sale at Better World Books for a TOTAL of $11, all HCs!)
Adult books:
  • The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin ($2)
  • That Certain Spark by Cathy Marie Hake ($2)
  • Serendipity by Cathy Marie Hake ($2)
  • Cassidy by Lori Wick (2 of them for $2.50. One for me, one for my little sister)
  • Sabrina by Lori Wick ($.50)
  • An Amish Christmas by Cynthia Keller ($1)
  • The Long Road Home & A Gathering of Memories 2-in-1 by Lori Wick ($1)
  • Maid to Match by Deanne Gist ($.50)
A Few of My Favorite Blog Moments
  • Getting another author to agree to do an interview, which resulted in me learning more about the series!
  • Having a favorite blogger of mine on here. I love interviews, if you can't tell. And she is the absolute sweetest!
  • Meeting some more fantastic and great bloggers through the internet. You guys are so nice.
  • My Nicest Authors list which resulted in the sweetest tweets by the authors on the list. THAT is why they are on there. I couldn't stop smiling all day. 
  • All the BEA tweets on Twitter AND getting things from BEA, thanks to my sister.
  • Finding out about Better World Books...although that might be a bad thing for my self-control.
  • Realization that I had more comments wishing me luck on my ACT than the actual review because that's how sweet everyone is. 
  • Update: I took my ACTs yesterday and no matter how I do, I know I literally did EVERYTHING (6 hours each Saturday for a month and major prepping during the week) I could to prepare. I don't exactly feel confident that I got the score I wanted (where I live, if I get a 29, I get 100% of tuition paid for in my choice of school if it's in my state. Right now, I have 75%from last time).
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After this fantastic month and beginning of June, I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Bloggers, without a doubt, are some of the nicest people I have ever been in contact with. Authors, at least the ones I have had Twitter conversations with, are as well. I'll be laying off the thrift store, but I do know the rest of June will be fantastic as well (I see a second author event in my future!). However, I am immensely grateful for everything that I have received this month and experienced and for the people I have talked to. 

I hope the rest of your June is lovely and you have a marvelous summer!

*Due to all the books that I have accumulated this month and hectic schedule I have, I didn't post pictures or include links. Sorry!* 

23 comments:

  1. looks like you had a good month. Good Luck in June.

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  2. Busy month, Sunny! Where do you get all these awesome book deals, dang!
    I got a 29 on my ACT and my college barely gave me any cash, I'm going to have to transfer over to where you live! :P Hope you have a great June!

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    1. Thrift store. And Better World Books!

      Ugh, gosh. And hey, you won't hear complaints from me if we get to meet up ;)

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  3. Wow, lots of books! I've heard Dairy Queens is really good. That cover is just so weird though...

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    1. It is but I do love Catherine Gilbert Murdock!

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  4. I'm so sorry you didn't win a car. lolol That cracked me up. Your favorite blogging moments are so sweet! <3

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    1. Haha, thanks. I got my license though so there's something! :)

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  5. Hero sounds amazing! I'm so excited to see what you think of it. Also, I hope you love Scarlet :)

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  6. It's so nice that we have so much support from the blogging community and it is so sweet of everyone to wish you luck on the ACT. :) 75% of tuition paid is still a lot, and those tests are great in that yo can retake them. I'm glad you had a great May, and hopefully June will be just as lovely!

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    1. Yep, 2nd time! And the last. Thanks, Emily!

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  7. Oh, you got Audrey, Wait!! One of the most fun books EVER!! And you got a lot of other cool stuff but I love that book so much I kinda can't see past it:) Oh, Dairy Queen is awesome too! See I did read on:)

    Don't feel bad about never winning anything, I very rarely do either:)

    And I love your interview w/ Lauren. She's a friend of mine and it was so cool to see her on here:)

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    1. I DID. I love that book!

      I think I wouldn't feel as bad if I didn't have a good winning streak going every month where I would win SOMETHING. Now it's a whole lotta nothing.

      Great!

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  8. Sunny May sounded like a super crazy month for you but also a lot of fun! I am insanely jealous of all the books you accumulated. I didn't even know Catherine Gilbert Murdock had another book out, I loved her Dairy Queen series! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on a lot of these books in June! Happy reading! :)

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    1. Thanks, Jasprit! I'm excited as well :)

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  9. Ooh, looks like a good month for books, Sunny! How exciting. :D I'm glad that your ACT's went alright, and that it was just an overall good month for you. ;D

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  10. Awww .. no shiny new car. :D I'd say you still had a pretty good month. ACT and all!

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  11. You crack me up, Sunny. :) And it sounds like you had an awesome month, ACTs included. I know you rocked those. And, man, you must live in the most awesome state. I wish I'd been granted full-paid in-state tuition based on my ACT score. Or even partial. Glad you had a great month!!!

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    1. Why thank you, Jen ;) Most awesome? On some things, I guess! Thanks!

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  12. The Naturals and Gilt both sound really good, I'm interested to hear your thoughts on them! :) I hope you have a fabulous June!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    1. I LOVED The Naturals, I'll have to see on the Gilt!

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