Weekly Rewind: December 21 – January 3


The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Like everyone else, I’ve had a busy past couple of weeks. I also took a little time off work, which was nice especially since it was my first bit of vacation time all year! I didn’t even take a whole week at a time though, just a couple of days here and a couple of days there. I spent my time visiting family and friends and working on the blog. I’m also busy with Midwestern Book Bloggers, which I decided I’d better start updating since I did volunteer to take it over! I updated the members list and I’m working on adding indie bookstores to the list that’s already there. If you know of any indies in the midwest, take a look and see if they’re on the list and if not, please leave a comment so I can add it. I have a few other ideas too, but I don’t want to work on everything at once and have them all half-finished.

@ rather be reading ya
I caught up with comments on December 31. I wanted to started out the year fresh. I’ll spend some time this morning working on the comments that came in yesterday and visiting blogs. That’s something I want to do more regularly. I wouldn’t be behind on comments all the time if I wasn’t so lazy at replying right away! I’m also trying to be more social on Twitter but I think I feel like I’m more social than I actually am. I’ve been busy joining challenges (some signup posts still to come) and I’m wondering how many is too many.

Reviews: Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher, Camp Boyfriend by J.K. Rock, Something Wiki

Other Posts: Revisiting My Resolutions and Goals for 2014, Merry Christmas!, Debut Author Challenge 2015, On the Fourth Day of Christmas: Four Contemporaries, 12 Days of Christmas Swap Reveal, Top Ten Tuesday: Goals/Resolutions for 2015, Picks of the Month: December 2014, Happy New Year, 2015 Audiobook Challenge, My TBR List

Books I Acquired:
Purchased & Free

Behind the Wooden Door by Emily Godwin 

Behind the Wooden Door by Emily Godwin,

For Review

One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin The Forget-Me-Not Summer by Leila Howland

One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin, The Forget-Me-Not Summer by Leila Howland

Gifted (Christmas)
from Lauren for the 12 Days of Christmas swap:

Kissing Frogs by Alisha Sevigny Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita

Kissing Frogs by Alisha Sevigny, Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita

from my husband:

The Summer I Fell by Sonya Loveday Roomies by Lindy Zart All of You by Christina Lee  Nightmares! by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter Life Interrupted by Kristen Kehoe Ghost Huntress: The Tidings by Marley Gibson The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts The Raft by S.A. Bodeen Ida B by Katherine Hannigan Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker Slept Away by Julie Kraut The Night She Disappeared by April Henry In Front of God and Everybody by K.D. McCrite My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody Behind the Gates by Eva Gray The Loners by Lex Thomas

The Summer I Fell by Sonya Loveday, Roomies by Lindy Zart, All of You by Christina Lee, Hawksmaid by Kathryn Lasky, Nightmares! by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller, My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter, Life, Interrupted by Kristen Kehoe, Ghost Huntress: The Tidings by Marley Gibson, The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg, Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts, The Raft by S.A. Bodeen, Ida B…and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World by Katherine Hannigan, Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker, Slept Away by Julie Kraut, The Night She Disappeared by April Henry, In Front of God and Everybody: Confessions of April Grace by K.D. McCrite, My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody, Behind the Gates by Eva Gray, The Loners by Lex Thomas

Currently Reading: Sunrise by Mike Mullin



  1. Those are some fun books! I like the looks of The Forget Me Not Summer and Quarantine.

    I’m also playing catch up and usually use Sunday to visit other blogs and chat. And I’m trying to decide which reading challenges to do besides my Goodreads one.
    laura thomas recently posted…What’s New On My Bookshelf #91 and The Sunday PostMy Profile

  2. Lots of great books. Enjoy

  3. You have some awesome books, I want to read Nightmares.

    A bit of a break is nice I took off longer than I wanted to but I am back now and feeling reading for a good couple of weeks of serious blogging. I might start taking breaks every other month like for a couple days just so I don’t get burnt out because this little break was a good refresher 🙂

    Have a great week, Jenna! Happy New Year!
    Michelle@Because Reading recently posted…New Look for a New Year! Welcome 2015 ~ WIR & TSPMy Profile

  4. Love a husband that supports reading hobbies! You got such a good haul that I don’t even know which ones to comment on! Hope you enjoy them all!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know recently posted…Sunday Post – 130 & Stacking the Shelves – 91My Profile

  5. It’s difficult to decide when enough is enough, I joined 3 year long challenges beside the goodreads one and eventually decided that was enough for now as I didn’t do any last year and don’t want to overhwelm myself.
    I hope you’ll enjoy your new books and happy new year!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #107My Profile

  6. Happy New Year! Looks like you got a ton of new books- Forget Me Not Summer looks fun, and looks like a few thrillers in there too. Hope you had a good weekend, and enjoy your week.
    Greg recently posted…Downton Abbey Thoughts Season 5 Episode 1My Profile