Saturday, June 20, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - 6.20.15

Stacking the Shelves
hosted by Tynga's Reviews (details)

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!



by Vi Keeland
-New Adult, Romance
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> saw this on a couple fellow blogger Stacking the Shelves posts and it called to me...

For Review:

Escape from Witchwood Hollow
by Jordan Elizabeth
-Fantasy, Witches, YA
courtesy of author
Thanks !
Amazon | Goodreads


Let's Pretend This Never Happened:
A Mostly True Memoir
by Jenny Lawson
-Humor, Memoir
Amazon | Goodreads

When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it.

In the irreverent Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives.

=====> listening to the audio version which the author reads. Hilarious!

Must GET her next book...

Furiously Happy:
A Funny Book About Horrible Things
by Jenny Lawson
-Humor, Memoir
Release date: September 22, 2015
Amazon | Goodreads

In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea.

But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

As Jenny says:

"Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos.

"Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you'd never guess because we've learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, 'We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.' Except go back and cross out the word 'hiding.'"

Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It's the difference between "surviving life" and "living life". It's the difference between "taking a shower" and "teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair." It's the difference between being "sane" and being "furiously happy."

Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are - the beautiful and the flawed - and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny's mom says, "Maybe 'crazy' isn't so bad after all." Sometimes crazy is just right.

OTHER things bookish-related:

COYER Scavenger Hunt
The Clean Out Your E-Reads Challenge
Saturday, June 20 – Friday, September 4, 2015
hosted by Fantasy is More Fun, Because Reading, and Books, Movies, Reviews.Oh My!
(details, rules and signup)

=====> Starts today! I am looking forward to filling in my scavenger scorecard (here)!

AND binge watching:

Breaking Bad
tv series, season four
-crime, drama
Amazon | imdb

A chemistry teacher diagnosed with a terminal lung cancer teams up with his former student to cook and sell crystal meth.


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  1. I need to read Let's Pretend This Never Happened :)

  2. You introduce me to some really engaging books. I'm adding the two Jenny Lawson's to my list.

    Good luck with your COYER challenge and scavenger hunt!

  3. Furiously Happy caught my eye....enjoy your reading! And I am a big fan of Breaking Bad. I finally finished it! But now I want to start over...LOL.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. they're new to me but the covers are so much fun. happy reading!

  5. Let's Pretend This Never Happened sounds like a good read! I'm going to add it to my TBR :)
    Have a great reading week!

    Haraiah @ Random Things in Action

  6. I know quite a few people who love Breaking Bad- but I think it would be way too intense for my liking!
    Thanks for stopping by the The Local Muse

  7. I think I have an ARC of Let's Pretend this Never Happened from my first time at BEA that I still haven't had time to read. I'm participating in COYER this week as well!
    Check out my Sunday Post

  8. I've not hear of any of these! I hope you enjoy all of your new books when you read them!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous week :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  9. Great haul! I've not heard of any of these but I do hope you enjoy them. Have an awesome week!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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