Added to the Bookshelf – 4/28/13

Posted April 28, 2013 by Melissa in IMM, In My Mailbox, Showcase Sunday | 13 Comments

Sharing the week’s bookish news and the books & bookish goodies that I’ve bought, borrowed, won, or been gifted and have added to my bookshelves over the past week!

(Inspired by Mailbox Monday, IMM, Clock Rewinders and the like)

Notes From Melissa:

Happy Sunday everyone!  I’m back from my vacation and had a wonderful time!  It was great to get away for a spell…especially from work which as you all know has pretty much been consuming my life this year.  Las Vegas wasn’t really our ideal destination but we did enjoy taking in some of the attractions and the Meet & Greet with Joe Bonamassa as well as his concert were amazing.  We also took a few day trips (Hoover Dam & The Grand Canyon) which absolutely blew my mind!

It also seems like we brought some of the warm weather back to Jersey with us! Can’t wait to get outside and make time for some yard work and gardening!

Here are a few of the pics I shared on instagram of the trip!  I haven’t had a chance to transfer pictures from my camera yet!

Vegas! View from the room!

Inside the Venetian – definitely the prettiest casino/hotel we’ve saw in Vegas
Scenes from the Strip!
View from atop the Stratosphere, Las Vegas Nevada
Hubby & me with the amazing blues/rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa!
Swag bag contents!

Joe Bonamassa in Concert
At The Hoover Dam
Lake Mead

At the Grand Canyon!

PS. Apologies for my comments being wonky for the past few days…I tried to switch to Disqus on Friday but when none of my blogger comments had transferred over by this morning and all the counts were off I panicked and switched back! LOL

The Past Two Weeks on Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf:

Book Reviews:
Book Reviews with Kindle Fire & Gift Card Giveaway : I’ll Follow the Moon & Snowy White World to Save by Stephanie Lisa Tara

A Chat with And Then I Found You Author Patti Callahan Henry
A Talk & Giveaway With Surface Author Tiffany Daune


Cat Thursday – Say Ahhhh!
Teaser Tuesdays – Fly Away by Kristin Hannah
Cat Thursday – Cuddly Kitty
Teaser Tuesdays – I’ll Follow the Moon by Stephanie Lisa Tara


Cover Reveal: Ten Days by Olivia Mayfield
Cover Reveal: Pretty When She Destroys by Rhiannon Frater
Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Thereafter by Terri Bruce

Promo Posts:

Sneak Peek & Giveaway: Echo by Alicia Wright Brewster

What I Read The Last 2 Weeks:

  • Fly Away – Kristin Hannah 
  • Icons – Margaret Stohl

    What I Am Reading Today:

    • Heart Like Mine – Amy Hatvany (audiobook) 
    • The Testing – Joelle Charbonneau

      Clicking on book titles will take you to Goodreads.

      For Review:
      The Testing – Joelle Charbonneau (ARC)
      Sweet Salt Air – Barbara Delinsky (ARC)
      What Really Happened in Peru – Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan (Audiobook)
      The Ward – Jordana Frankel (ARC)
      The Summer Prince – Alaya Dawn Johnson (Finished hardcover)
      That’s all for me this week!

      What new goodies have arrived on your doorstep?
      Leave me a link in the comments and I’ll come check out your post!

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      13 responses to “Added to the Bookshelf – 4/28/13

      1. It sounds like you had an awesome trip! I hope you managed to switch off from work for a while too! Vegas is not a place I would really have on my top list of places to visit either, but it sounds like you had a blast!

      2. Oh wow, thank you so much for sharing the photos! I don’t get to vacation much so I live vicariously through everyone else. 😉 I haven’t been to Vegas but I think I’d like to go just to see it at least once. I’m not gambler or anything but staying in a fancy motel would be fun! I have a friend who lives there so I could hang out with her too.
        It looks like you had a good book week! I’m curious to hear your thoughts about them.

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