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Sunday, February 17, 2013

My Weekly Round Up In The Stacks (IMM #156 / STS #19)

Hello and welcome to this week's edition of my Weekly Round Up in the Stacks. This week was full of book EPICNESS! Mundie Moms turned 4!! I know, it's crazy how fast time flies. I know I keep saying this, but really and truly THANK YOU to everyone who's been apart of and in any way supported MM's over the past 4 years. I truly appreciate it. I celebrated our birthday with a giveaway! Head over to HERE to enter to win.

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More of this week's YA book epicness came from Sony Pictures's #ShareMortalLove , then there was all the exciting news and cover reveals (there are ALOT, check them out HERE), and here in Austin there were two huge signings I attended. The first signing Book People hosted was on Wednesday night for Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. She is so incredibly lovely! If you ever get the chance to meet her, do so! I'll share my interview and signing recap shortly. In the mean time, here's a few pictures from the event.

The Breathless Reads tour came to Austin on Friday Night with Andrea Cremer, Marie Lu, Jessica Khoury, and Brenna Yovanoff. What a FUN, fun, event this was! Thank you to Penguin, I was their live blogger for the event, and not only tweeted during their chats (you can see what I tweeted about via #BreathlessReads), I also sat down and chatted with the authors. I'll have that interview up later this week. I LOVE, love, love these ladies!! Seriously, love. We had such a blast. Please if you can, go see these guys and all the rest of the Breathless Reads authors on tour.

(Marie Lu, Andrea Cremer, myself, Jessica Khoury, Brenna Yovanoff)


This week was an exciting one book wise. You guys, there are so many fabulous YA books coming out this year and some equally amazing MG ones! I know I've slacked off a bit lately with posting my Mundie Kids features here on the blog, but I'm excited about all the upcoming features I have instore for MK's. Here's some of the goodies that arrived this week.

For Review:

Little Brown
Razor Bill / Penguin Teen
Tor Teen
Harper Teen *I will be giving away both of these ARCs soon on the blog!!
Random House
Mundie Kids for Review:

Simon & Schuster
Walden Pond Press
Harper Childrens
Random House Kids

  • The Trap Door (The Infinity Ring #3) by Lisa McMann, not pictured
  • Reached by Ally Condie, signed
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer, signed
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, singed
  • HEREAFTER by Tara Hudson, signed, paperback
The other really exciting thing from this week was discovering I was quoted on the back of Tara Hudson's paperback copy of HEREAFTER! I was at Book People on Friday night for the Breathless Reads tour (more on that later this week), and I was looking through the books, and randomly pulled out HEREAFTER by Tara Hudson, as I hadn't seen it yet, and I was totally SURPRISED to find this on the back of the quote for HEREAFTER (I'm on the bottom)! 

I had no idea I was quoted on there! I was so shocked, and excited and flattered. I adore Tara, and I feel totally honored to be quoted on her book. I fan girled more, since another favorite author/person of mine is Andrea Cremer and she's also quoted on the book. Okay, sorry, I'm still in shock and awe over this. 

Thank you to:
Simon & Schuster, Razorbill/Penguin Teen, Harper Collins, Walden Pond Press, Harper Teen, Little Brown, Scholastic, Random House, Tor Teen, and Disney for this week's awesome reads. 

This week on the blog:

There were a lot of exciting things happening on the blog this week. Sony Pictures's #ShareMortalLove took precedence over everything else I had, had planned. Their clues and this week's reveals were EXCITING to say the least. Okay they were sigh worthy and perfect. This is the first time in four years that I did not have a review posted on the blog. *gasp* I know, that's a little shocking to me, but I did have a blog tours, an author chat and author signings I did attend, so there was plenty of bookish love on top of the TMI love happening on the blog. Here's a look at some of the highlights:

 #ShareMortalLove (all the posts, Cassie's thoughts on the ones she posted about, and the must see pictures in this link). Here's a few pictures just because ;) 

Reveals 1-5 Simon, Izzy, Alec, Jace and Magnus (see them in HD here)
Sony saved the best for last, Jace and Clary *sigh*

Cassie's News: aside from the #ShareMortalLove
Blog Tours:
Other News:

THANK YOU, thank you, thank you for those who nominated Mundie Moms for Parajunkee's BBTC Overachiever Blogger Award. I can't tell you how humbling that is. I'm honored to nominated along side a few other fellow bloggers.

You guys can find out more about the BBTC Blogger Awards here

Our 3rd annual TMI/ID read along kicks off this week on the 20th! We're reading Clockwork Prince! Join the fun here

Thank you for stopping by! Have a fabulous week! 

Clockwork Prince Read A Long 2/20 -3/15

Hello and Welcome to our 3rd annual The Mortal Instruments / The Infernal Devices Read A Long. Every year for the past three years I put together a month long read along leading up to Cassie's newest release. It's such a fun way to all re-read and discuss each of Cassie's books. I can not believe we've got about a month left until Clockwork Princess is released! I'm looking forward to re-reading Clockwork Prince with you guys.

Here's the low down on the read along. The read along with kick off on February 20th, 2013 and end on March 15th, 2013. The schedule will go as follows:

The Schedule
20th: Prologue
21st: Chapter 1, The Council Chamber
22nd: Chapter 2, Reparations
23rd: Chapter 3, Unjustifiable Death
24th: Chapter 4, A Journey
25th: Chapter 5, Shades of the Past
26th: Chapter 6, In Silence Sealed
27th: Chapter 7, The Curse
28th: Chapter 8, A Shadow on The Soul

1st: Chapter 9, Fierce Midnight
2nd: Chapter 10, The Virtue of Angels
3rd: Chapter 11, Wild Unrest
4th: Chapter 12, Masquerade
5th: Chapter 13, The Mortal Sword
6th: Chapter 14, The Silent City
7th: Chapter 15, Thousands More
8th: Chapter 16, Mortal Rage
9th: Chapter 17, In Dreams
10th: Chapter 18, Until I Die
11th: Chapter 19, If Treason Doth Prosper
12th: Chapter 20, The Bitter Root
13th: Chapter 21, Coals of Fire
14th: Notes on Tessa's London, Will's Letter and other Extras found with CP
15th: Wrap up & our predictions for Clockwork Princess

There's no right or wrong way to take part in this read along. Please feel free or listen to the audiobook. You can join in at the start of the read along, a few days after we start, the middle etc. You can read the book through in one night or read one chapter a night, like I'm going to do.

Each morning I'll post questions pertaining to the chapter we just read the night before. Like the previous read alongs, I'll include the links for each post on the date that's listed above. There are no right or wrong answers. The only thing I ask is that you please be respectful to everyone's comments. No bashing, and please do not list spoilers, as some readers will be reading CP for the first time.

For those who faithfully post each day they will be entered into a drawing for a copy of Clockwork Princess (signed)! Your comments can be as short or as long as you'd like them to be. If you're an anonymous commenter, you will need to at least include your name in your comment in order to be entered to win. Anonymous comments without names included will not be entered. I will be checking the comments when the giveaway ends to make sure the winner faithfully took part in the read along.

**I shouldn't say each day, as I know some of you can't join when I start the read along. You do need to comment under the majority of the posts to be entered to win, and yes, it's open internationally.

Signing Up & The Giveaway: As well as commenting, you do need to sign up for the read along in order to be entered to into the giveaway. Please be sure to fill out the form below. When the giveaway is over, I will contact my winner as well as delete the form, so no personal information is saved. As mentioned above, you do need to be an active participant in order to be entered to win, as this keeps it fair to those who joined the read along and are commenting daily.

Thank you to Shirley of Creative Deeds for another FABULOUS Read -A- Long banner!!

Also thank you to Creative Deeds, we have a Read Along graphic. Please feel free to grab this button and add it to your sites, linking back to the post here. I can't wait to read CP with y'all!

City of Heavenly Fire Snippet

Good Sunday Morning! Cassie shared a teaser with fans yesterday from City of Heavenly Fire!

“Simon,” said a voice at his shoulder, and he turned to see Izzy, her face a pale smudge between dark hair and dark cloak, looking at him, her expression half-angry, half-sad. “I guess this is the part where we say goodbye?”

Between all the #ShareMortalLove pictures and this teaser, I don't know how much more my heart can take. *sigh* I can't wait to jump back into the TMI world with this book.