Saturday, July 19, 2014

Stacking the Shelves, The Sunday Post, Bought Borrowed and Bagged


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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Bought, Borrowed, & Bagged is a weekly meme, hosted by TalkSupe, where I share with you the books I have bought, borrowed, or bagged. Link up with me here.

What I read:
Torn Away
source: Little brown via netgalley

Last Week on the blog:

My week: Good, I got my fabulous new design with the help of a sweet friend. I've done some work on it thanks to some tips from Kimba and Ashley's blogs.  Sara took the picture for my blogger, and showed me how to use the basics of Pixlr as well as some of the features I wasn't aware of for blogger customization. I wanted something a bit simpler and I'm in love. I made my new social media icons, and rating system.


What are you reading? Any of my books new to you or have you read any of my books? If so, what did you think?
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47 comments:

  1. You got a lovely design and it shows that you took the time. I really like how you got the header to look so nice.

    Grace
    Books of Love

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  2. Jessica @ a GREAT readJuly 19, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Liking the new look! It's turning out very nice! Hope you enjoy your new reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. Bea @ Bea's Book NookJuly 19, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    I like the new header and the design is so different from your old look. :)

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  4. Congrats again on the new look! I'm about to start Forged by Desire by Bec McMaster. Happy Saturday!

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  5. I'm still curious about the Winner's Curse and that series by Lisa McMann. Hope you have a great weekend :)

    Janina
    My Haul!

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  6. Laurel-Rain SnowJuly 19, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Great new look, Brandi....enjoy! And I am curious about What I Thought Was True.

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  7. Your blog looks beautiful! I had to stop by & tell you that. I got an email update with the new name & got confused. I am glad it was you. I do not have an STS post, but just wanted to compliment the new look <3

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  8. YAY for new design :) So pretty. <3 And yay for lots of awesome books. Happy reading sweetie. <3

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  9. I need help in redesigning my blog too! It's time, I'm either lazy, busy, or not feeling well and I can't around to doing it. Sigh, I hope I get to complete that task before the year ends. Eager to see the finished product!

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  10. Torn Away looks good! Love the new design- very pretty!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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  11. I've heard good things about Torn Away! I really like Jennifer Brown's books, so I want to try it. The Hate List was omg, very very moving. ;) My Stacking the Shelves!

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  12. That's great you're loving your new blog look - I like it too.

    Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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  13. I want to read Torn Away too as it sounds like a great read. I cannot wait to see your review for it. Great post, Brandi :)

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  14. Congrats on the new design!!! Plus, well done on making your icons. I'm so bad at that, they always end up being different sizes and just looking awful haha

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  15. I love your new design! The color scheme is so pretty and calming! Torn away also looks like it might be a good read. I can't wait to read your review!


    Happy reading!

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  16. Oh I had a great time with the Winner's curse. I hope you're having a nice weekend.

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  17. Thank you, I am liking that its easier on my eyes

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  18. Thanks! She is a good writer and I look at anything with her name

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  19. It took me a lot of trial and error, and it was easier this time around because she showed me how to use pixlr

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  20. I am enjoying it. I click here a lot

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  21. I enjoyed Hate List too, all hers have been really emotional

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  22. Oh man, it is time consuming. I have found myself spending time on it all the time.

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  23. Thanks, I was hoping it wouldn't be too confusing for readers, so did name change last week and then design, but no plans to change url right now.

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  24. Thanks Laurel. I liked it but not as much as her first

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  25. Loved McMann, her writing is so for me with her snarky humor

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  26. Haven't heard of that one, but hope you enjoy

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  27. It is so different. Thanks for compliment, my friend Sara took and edited the picture for me

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  28. Congrats on the new design! I like it a lot :) I loved The Winner's Curse! And eventually, at some point in my life, I will read What I Thought Was True. I just can't seem to find the time! And not having a copy doesn't help LOL. Have a fabulous week, Brandi!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  29. I liked The Winner's Curse too. It was slow to start but I really got into it by the second half. Loving the new blog design!

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  30. I'm loving the new look Brandi. I often contemplate making a huge change, like going to WP but I don't want to lose all the traffic. Do you use a plug in to get the book details in your review posts? I manually put everything into my posts, but I know Kimba has it easy... It makes me wonder whether it would be worth it.

    Thanx for visiting My Weekly Wrap-Up!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  31. Thanks! No, I don't have a plugin. I put it in myself, but I get most of the info from Goodreads. Which I just read Kimba's (i think) post about downloading pic instead of just copying from GR, so that is another step

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  32. The blog looks really good, Brandi! I hope you continue to enjoy it and enjoy your books!

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  33. It sounds like you learned quite a bit and had a lot of fun with everything you learned! I especially love the background. It's so soothing. It looks great! Jaclyn @ JC's BooK Haven.

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  34. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsJuly 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Sounds like you had fun with the designing! I loved doing mine, you definitely learn some things when you do things yourself. :) I've read The Winners Curse and Between the Lives which I really enjoyed, can't wait for The Winners Crime! :D

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  35. Jenea WhittingtonJuly 21, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    I like the new design! I can't wait to read the Winner's Curse. I keep seeing so many good things about it. Enjoy your week.

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  36. Great haul this week, Brandi. I look forward to seeing what you think of The Winner's Curse.


    I love your new look, too. It's very easy on the eyes.

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  37. I used to do that, but I can't get much in the way of downloads at home, so I have to copy/paste the pics...

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