Update, Update! And a Giveaway!

July 30, 2014 Blog News, Giveaway 33

Sara, where have you been?!?!

I feel like a failure at blogging lately. I want to be here, I really do, but I’ve been so busy these past couple months with… life. Baby girl is taking up A LOT of my spare time. And I am enjoying it immensely! I mean, look at this face!

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Please play with me, Mommy!

I have also been enjoying the summertime with my boys too!

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Where’s Waldo hunt at my local indie bookstore!

And of course I still watch kids in my home as well. At the end of the day, I am fried. I don’t feel like thinking, I just want to unwind or sleep.Β I am absolutely still reading, just super slow. Seriously like 1 book a week right now. If I’m lucky. And with such a lack of free time, I tend to choose to read when I can (which is why I am here in the first place) over sitting down and spending the two hours it takes me to write a review. I just haven’t felt like doing that. *sigh* BUT, I have started to feel the itch to get back into it this past week and I have a backlog of books needing reviews so hopefully I can get those written up soon. I promise I have no intentions of moving on. I even just renewed my domain for the year! I truly miss everyone. I feel so out-of-the-loop with what has been going on in the blogosphere, which new books I should be adding to my TBR. So that’s where the giveaway comes in…


I didn’t get a chance to write a wrap-up post about the Rochester Teen Book Festival I went to in May but I met some AH-MAZING authors and got a shit ton of books signed! So how about I give you guys a chance to win a signed ARC of These Broken Stars! (Note: the ARC is signed by only Meagan Spooner)

Giveaway Rules:

1. Giveaway is US only.
2. Must be at least 13 years old to enter.
3. Winner has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.
4. I am not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items.
5. Please follow the entry directions in the rafflecopter. (I do check and will delete entries that do not follow the directions. If you have any questions on how to enter, please ask!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Can’t wait to check out some upcoming releases I may have missed from your recs!

Bye, from my lovies!

erin 5kids


Sara @ Forever 17 Books

33 Responses to “Update, Update! And a Giveaway!”

  1. Cali W.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I am reading Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo and if you haven’t read her series yet, you should because the books are awesome! <3

  2. Nereyda @Mostly YA Book Obsessed

    You used the box of shame picture! I send that to my friends all the time πŸ™‚
    Your little girl is adorable! I bet you’re having fun with all the cute clothes.
    Books, let me see…
    I heard the audio for Boomerang and really liked it!
    Magnolia is good, have you read that?
    Girl, Silver Shadows is out so get on the Bloodlines train, choo-choo! This doesn’t end in a major cliffy πŸ™‚
    Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover is AMAZING! I already read it twice. Read that if you get a copy!
    That’s all I can think of right now…I’m sleepy.
    Anyway, hope to see you around more but don’t stress out over blogging πŸ™‚
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  3. Miss Wisp

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! TBS is one of my favourites.

    The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. It’s the best YA/Sci-fi series, ever. Everyone should read it.

  4. sarah k

    Your kids are so adorable! I’m really looking forward to reading These Broken Stars and the companion book This Shattered World. Also can’t wait for Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas.

  5. Andrea Tiberi

    I’m listening the The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and it is an awesome audio!

  6. traci16

    Cutie patooties…who can blame ya for wanting to be with them!!!
    I am dying to read Mortal Danger by Ann Aquirre and Contagious by Emily Goodwin..
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  7. Sarah K.

    I can’t wait for Winterspell od Isa. I just reread Jellicoe Road and it is still one of my favorite books ever. If you haven’t read it you have to right now.

  8. erinf1

    I say no guilt for living life!!! Your babies are adorable πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing! I’m also very excited for Mortal Danger by Ann Aquirre.

  9. Ashley

    I’m almost done with Cemetery Girl by David Bell and oh my god. Oh. My. GOD. I’m so angry but I love it and I want to throw it but I can’t put it down.

  10. Amanda P.

    I’m really excited to read Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas come September. But some of my rather awesome reads lately would be the following: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (AMAZING!), Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen (Really good, different kind of romance fantasy), Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (harsh read like GoT is, but soooo good!), Champion by Marie Lu (the ending made me bawl like a baby, that series is great!). Happy reading and thanks for the giveaway!
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  11. Heidi D

    I’m going to go with Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. I’ve been hearing lots of good things about it, so I finally bought it last weekend. I’m not that far into the book yet (busy work week and haven’t found time to read), but what I’ve read so far, I like.

  12. Arlinda

    Gone Girl. My friend recommended it to me. If you like thrillers read it.

  13. Sandy S.

    I just read Broken by Lauren Layne and I am singing its praises! I just started to read romance books this year and I am not into the Harlequin type romance book just a good romance. This book really took me by surprise, as the tension was tearing them apart yet drawing them together. The writing was terrific.

  14. Sara Bennett

    Your kids are too cute!! <3 I would say Isla and The Happily Ever After since it's being released in a few weeks and I've been waiting for ages. It looks like it'll be a great book!

  15. Natalie

    You need to read with a cherry on top Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout. If you’ve already read that (which I hope you have!) then The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke. SO GOOD. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. Ashley Jellison

    You absolutely must read Control by Lydia Kang. Or Maze Runner. Those are seriously the best. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. starryeyedjen

    Hey, don’t feel like a failure…real life is WAY more important. I’m having trouble just getting the one ready to go back to school…I can’t imagine having three little ones running around. I’m sure you’re completely exhausted and blogging is the last thing on your mind. We understand and we’ll be here when you get back. πŸ™‚ Congrats again on the little bundle of joy! She’s precious!
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