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Upcoming Book Review | Reviews In The Works

I’ve seriously fallen behind on my book reviews.  I feel like the blogging Gods are looking down at me and shaking there heads in disappointment.

I blame it on wanting to read more books for my lack of commitment to my reviews.  Once I finish a book, I just go straight to the next one.  It’s a vicious cycle and I need to stop it…only for a few days though.  I can’t go too long without reading a book.

I will find time this weekend between going to my high school’s 50th anniversary homecoming game, watching the USC game, and playing softball to finally finish the accumulated “Upcoming Reviews”.

My goal is to finish at least three book reviews from the list of books below.  If I don’t meet my goal, all of you have permission to virtually slap me…not sure how that would work.

(Please tell me that I’m not the only one with this problem)


Monthly Review | September 2014

September was a busy month for me, but I still can’t believe how fast it went by!  Seriously…there’s only three more months left in the year 2014.  My September Review is a few days late…I was on vacation for a week and a half with no computer.  Just laying out on the Cancun beach.

So, here’s my September in review:

Books Read:

Currently Reading:

Posts This Month:

I did a lot this month! I’m quite proud of myself.  I’ve been trying to have at least one post per day.  So far I’ve been meeting that goal (patting myself on the back).

Here are my September posts (excluding my weekly Sunday Quotes) –


I participated in the Net Galley Month challenge during September.  I read all the books I wanted to read except one.  Now I have to catch up on the reviews for these books.


My blog reached 100 followers this month and I was so excited and so proud!  I’m very grateful to all my followers.

Stories Unfolded Reaches 100 Followers!


I hosted my first giveaway this month.  It’s an honor to have been contacted about it.  Look out for the next giveaway on October 11th.

Upcoming Book Review & Giveaway!

Blog Awards:

I received my very first blog award this month.  I was so excited to be nominated and have the chance to nominate some of the blogs I always enjoy.

Stories Unfolded | One Lovely Blog Award

How was your September?

Upcoming Book Review | Upside Down

This is the first book I finished reading as part of Net Galley Month.  It was released on August 5, 2014 and is a part of Lia Riley’s Off The Map series.  Review coming soon.

Thank you to Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for allowing me to read a copy of this book.

Net Galley Month Is Here!

I’m so excited that I will be participating in Net Galley Month!  And it starts today!

If you aren’t familiar with Net Galley (I know I’ve mentioned it several times) it’s a site dedicated to bringing publishers and professional readers together.

As a professional reader, you request books you’re interested in and the publishers will either approve or decline your request.  If you’re approved for a book, you get to read a copy for free and review it.

Net Galley Month is about professional readers reading and reviewing as many of their approved books as they can.  The more we review the higher our approval percentage will be.  Right now, mine is at 5%.

NetGalley Month was created by the blog Chicks That Read.  And I must say that this is such a great idea!


I want to finish and review the following books for #NetGalleyMonth (I’m hoping I can do more):

Upside Down by Lia Riley

Release Date: August 5, 2014

Walt Before Mickey by Timothy Susanin

Release Date: September 2, 2014

The Forgers by Bradford Morrow

Release Date: November 4, 2014

Hello Love by Karen McQuestion

Release Date: September 16, 2014

You might see some of the book reviews a little later depending on the release date.  From September 24-October 3, I will be on vacation, but the majority of the time will be spent laying out on a beach.  An ideal spot for reading!  So I will be able to put a good dent in my Net Galley reading list.

Are you going to participate in #NetGalleyMonth?

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