Sunday Post #10 (10/21/12)

Posted October 20, 2012 | 24 Comments

The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I’m going to try to make this a quick post, because a bonfire and deep pit bbq is calling my name.  But I do have to ask you NetGalley users something: Do you like the new bookshelf?  I hate it!  It’s such a mess.  Now I need to keep external records of what I’ve been approved for, downloaded, and their pub dates, because there isn’t a way to see ALL of my book in one place and organize them.  No matter which bookself view I use, books are missing.  So annoying.  Okay, rant over. 🙂


On the Blog

  • Emily’s Trial by Natalie Wright – Halloween guest post, excerpt, & giveaway.  Go enter!
  • Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts – Interview & giveaway.  Go enter this one too! Love, love, love this series ♥
  • Charade read-along – You can sign-up until Nov 3rd.  Every 10th person that signs-up get a free copy.

As you can see, there’s lots of giveaways this week!



Books Received

Click on the cover to go to Amazon & the title for Goodreads

Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt – For review

There’s currently a giveaway for this on Goodreads

Anna remembers a time before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and her mom were a family, just the two of them against the world. But now her mom is gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, bringing home the next stepfather. Anna is left on her own—until she discovers that she can make boys her family. From Desmond to Joey, Todd to Sam, Anna learns that if you give boys what they want, you can get what you need. But the price is high—the other kids make fun of her; the girls call her a slut. Anna’s new friend, Toy, seems to have found a way around the loneliness, but Toy has her own secrets that even Anna can’t know.

Then comes Sam. When Anna actually meets a boy who is more than just useful, whose family eats dinner together, laughs, and tells stories, the truth about love becomes clear. And she finally learns how it feels to have something to lose—and something to offer. Real, shocking, uplifting, and stunningly lyrical,  Uses for Boys  is a story of breaking down and growing up.


There might be more books, but I’ll save them for next week.

How was your week?



24 responses to “Sunday Post #10 (10/21/12)

  1. I don’t like the new Netgalley bookshelf either…I noticed that it was missing some of the books and freaked. Fortunately I keep a shelf on Goodreads just for Netgalley books so I can check it when I need to for release dates and such.

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  2. I completely agree with you about NetGalley’s new setup. I’m all for improvement, but it’s almost like they didn’t ask any users what the users want updated…so yeah.

    Uses for Boys looks really cute, and it will probably be added to my TBR list. Check out my IMM & SP.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  3. I am glad I am not the only one that has issues with the “new” Netgalley!

    I have this book too to read, I loved the cover. I shouldn’t be requesting books at all with my TBR pile still being huge but I couldn’t resist with this one.

    I don’t plan on starting it until December but maybe we could do a buddy read for it?

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    • Christy

      I’m glad to see I’m not the only one, too.

      Yeah! I won’t read it until Dec either, so I’m down if you want to do that.

      • Yay! Let’s definitely do a buddy read then! I have done one in a while and I think it would be fun! Plus, I always love getting others ideas and thoughts about things that I might not have noticed or thought of.

        I wonder if Heidi requested this one as well? I will have to ask her.

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        • Christy

          I haven’t really done the reading buddy thing, only read-alongs. It should be fun though, to have someone to discuss it with.

  4. Uses for Boys sure has been a popular grab this week! I hope you enjoy it and I’m sorry you aren’t a fan of the netgalley situation. Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post earlier and commenting, I really appreciate it! ^.^

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  5. I share your dislike of the new NG libraries. They suck. I don’t even understand how they work. They’re a pain in the ass and keep asking me to review stuff I read and reviewed like, half a year ago or earlier. Ouch.

    Other than that… lovely activities this week! i hope you enjoy your bonfire/bbq combo 🙂

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    • Christy

      Ugh, I know, it’s so irritating. I guess I’m just going to use a different way of keeping track of everything.

  6. I can’t cope with NetGalley! I put off putting a review in there for the publisher – you can’t do hyper links so it looks pretty! All the cool editing tools are gone!!! I was on Twitter (believe it or not) and briefly caught CJ Redwine complaining about the very same thing you are so I KNOW a ton of people are mad! The “look” is nice – function is GONE!!!

    Uses for Boys has an absolutely adorable cover!!! LOVE!! I’ll have to go check it out for the giveaway! Thanks for the heads up!!

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