Jul 31, 2017

Monthly Re-Cap: July 2017

Hello Readers, Bloggers, and Awesome people! 

Wow! July! - List form w/ emojis! GO! 
We went camping for the 4th. 🏕
We bought kayaks and went kayaking. 🛶
I got SO MANY new books for review/blog tours - that I really should not have taken on, but it keeps things interesting.📚  
Work finally slowed down a little. I have been playing more WoW again 🤓  
How was your month? 

     ~~Books I Read in July~~

 The Treasure of Isian (Isian, #1)  Harley Quinn (2016-) #20  Harley Quinn (2016-) #21  Harley Quinn (2016-) #22 Harley Quinn (2016-) #23   Mighty Jack (Mighty Jack, #1)  Mighty Jack and the Goblin King (Mighty Jack, #2)  I Hate Fairyland #11 by Skottie Young   I Hate Fairyland #12  Unraveling (Unblemished, #2)  Made to Kill (Ray Electromatic Mysteries, #1)  Killing Is My Business (Ray Electromatic Mysteries, #2)


How did I do on my July TBR?

I read 2 out of 4 books... but I did read a bunch of other things that I NEEDED to read for Blog Tours which weren't originally on my list :/

~~Links to Some Reviews~~

    ~~Reviews from Books Read Last Month~~ 

        ~Reviews Coming Closer to Release or Next Month~

        • Mighty Jack (Mighty Jack #1) by Ben Hatke (MG/GN) - coming 8/2
        • Mighty Jack and the Goblin King (Mighty Jack #2) by Ben Hatke (MG/GN) - coming 8/2
        •  Made to Kill (Ray Electromatic Mysteries #1) by Adam Christopher (Adult) - coming 8/3 
        •  Killing is my Business (Ray Electromatic Mysteries #2) by Adam Christopher (Adult) - coming 8/3  
        • I Hate Fairyland #12 by Skottie Young (Comic) - Review coming 8/4
        From June... coming soon still
        • Craft Cat and the Crafty Camp Crisis (Crafty Cat #2) by Charise Mericle Harper (GN)
        • Nick the Knight, Dragon Slayer by Aron Dijkstra (Youth)
        • Welcome Home, Beaver! by Magnus Weightman (Youth)
        • The Call of the Swamp by Davide Cali (Youth)
        • A Loud Winter's Nap by Katy Hudson (Youth)

          Jul 30, 2017

          Building the Book Pile #154

          Welcome to Building the Book Pile!  A Weekly meme inspired by Stacking the Shelves

          Hello Readers, Bloggers, and Awesome people! 

          Wow this week flew by, lots of work things and this weekend I have been cleaning mostly - prepping for being out of town next weekend. We are going to visit some family.

          How was your week?

          And another self promotion: Use code SUMMERSAVER for 10% off winter gear at my Etsy shop, click on the image below to link over and see what is available. More will be added soon.


          How was your week? Any book recommendations for me?

            Giveaways  on Cover2CoverBlog!

          Coming up on the Blog

          Monthly Re-Cap: July 2017
          TBR Pile: August
          Blog Tour: Review - Mighty Jack and the King of the Goblins by Ben Hatke (MG)
          Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway -  Killing is my Business by Adam Christopher (Adult)
          Recent Reads: I Hate Fairyland #12 by Skottie Young (Adult/Comic)

          Books Received this Week 

                Lady Mechanika La Dama de la Muerte Tp 

           Lady Mechanika La Dama de La Muerte by Joe Benitez from Netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors for review.

          Have you missed anything lately?

          Week of July 23  - July 29
          Comment and leave me a link to your Round-up/ STS/ Weekly...anything, post and I will happily stop by and say hello!
          Happy Reading!

          Jul 28, 2017

          Blog Blast w/ Giveaway!: Penny Punkers Bloodless Saga I by Kyle Newton

          Hello Readers! Another fun day of Book Content for You!
          Today I have the pleasure of sharing a new series with you, from Kyle Newton comes Penny Punkers' Bloodless Saga  - a New Adult series for lovers of romance and dieselpunk/steampunk

          Disclaimer - This series does have steamy moments and is not intended for younger readers.

          Penny Punkers: Bloodless Saga I
          By Kyle Newton
           https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

          A broken man, Offizier Balthazar Nast found the luxury aeroship, Paradise’s Reach, hoping to ease shattered nerves. He searches for solace, and finds it in a night of passion with a young woman named Melony Wentzel. Their night comes to a crashing end when men and women storm their room with blade and blunderbuss. Offizier Balthazar Nast must now set aside his own anguish if he hopes to save anyone on board and stand against a fabled sky-pirate captain…

          This steampunk adventure gives birth to a new generation of heroes within this Penny Punkers’ Bloodless Saga.

           "A king who cannot keep his kingdom, doesn't deserve one.” Ban's stare found the two men. “Put him on one of his own pikes. As a statement for any who may wish to further oppose us."

          The author is offering one e-book to one lucky winner.
          Prize will be awarded by the author.
          Must be 16+ to enter (it is a steamy book) using the Rafflecopter widget below. 
          See terms & conditions for further info.
          a Rafflecopter giveaway

          About the Author
          Kyle Newton
          Hey there! My name is Kyle Newton. I grew up in a blue-collar town deep in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Growing up with Tolkien and Star Trek loving parents, it didn't take long for both worlds to collide. I soon started writing short stories and fantasy novels. After several years of struggling, I tried my hand at a Steampunk story. Four months later, that novelette, "Revolution's Reign," struck 3rd on Amazon. I then came up with an ever-expanding Steampunk and Deiselpunk universe which I show you through the "Penny Punkers" sagas. A couple weeks later, the first installment, "Bloodless," reached #1.

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          Jul 27, 2017

          Early Reader Review: When a Wolf is Hungry by Christine Naumann-Villemin

          Source: From Netgalley and Eerdman's Books for Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. Also won a copy in Hardback from Librarything Early Reviewers. This in no way alters my opinion or review.

          When a Wolf Is HungryWhen a Wolf is Hungry by Christine Nuamann-Villemin
          Publisher: Eerdman's Books for Young Readers
          Publication Date:  August 7, 2017

          https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

          Format:  Ebook/ Hardback



          Goodreads Synopsis: 
          A darkly humorous tale with a twist ending

          Edmond Bigsnout, lone wolf that he is, loves his solitary cabin in the woods. But lately he's been craving urban rabbit for dinner, so he travels into the city to catch one. Unfortunately, the rabbit has a lot of neighbors—who mistake Edmond for a kind and helpful resident! Perhaps Edmond can become a good neighbor, despite his bad intentions.

          Readers of all ages will devour this story about a wolf who decides that if you can't eat them, join them.
          Edmond Bigsnout, the wolf, is hungry and going to the city to find a rabbit to eat. However every time he arrives to get the rabbit the item he needs to use to eat him ends up with another neighbor. 

          This is a hilarious story about a frustrated wolf who just wants to eat. He tries and tries and you will have to read the book to find out what happens, but the whole thing is very entertaining. The illustrations had me giggling while reading. I especially love the wolf on his bicycle. 

          I think parents and children will enjoy this read, but parents might have to explain why the wolf wants to eat the rabbit in the first place - but otherwise this is a lovable, adorable tale.

          Jul 26, 2017

          Waiting on Wednesday: Venturess by Betsy Cornwell

          Venturess (Mechanica, #2)
          Venturess (Mechanica #2) by Betsy Cornwell 
          Publisher: Clarion Books
          Publication Date:  August 1, 2017


          Why I Am Waiting:
          I wasn't a huge fan of the first book, it was ok, but I can't resist a series and I am interested in where the story goes after Mechanica and her liberation from the horrible family.

          These covers are also gorgeous.

          Jul 25, 2017

          Recent Reads: Rebirth Harley Quinn #23 by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

          Harley Quinn (2016-) #23The Family Circles Part II: Manners and Other Matters by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
          Series: Rebirth Harley Quinn #23
          Publisher:  DC Comics
          Publication Date:  July 5, 2017

          https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

          Format:  Comic
          Source: Bought/ Own



          Goodreads Synopsis: 
          “RED ROSES” part three! The tension between Harley, Poison Ivy and Red Tool hits the boiling point! Who’s gonna stay—and who’s gonna go? And in the backup story, “Harley Loves Joker” part seven, Batman is back on the deranged duo’s trail!
          Mini Review: 
          Harley is not dealing with other peoples issues in this installment - she is going to have a nice dinner with her parents (dangit!). She deals with Harley Sinn for the time being and goes out to enjoy a nice fancy dinner with the rents. Nothing ever goes as planned though so she might have to beat someone while there. Seeing her interact with her parents is very funny.

          Another fun thing in this issue is that the Red Tool and Poison Ivy are teaming up on some mysterious project that may involve Harley ... waiting to see though... 

          Really enjoying this series again.