Friday, June 15, 2012

Weekend Report (#34) and Giveaway Winner!

Weekend Report is where I share what I accomplished (book-wise) the previous week! Feel free to join along and post your own Weekend Report on your blog/site. If you do, please leave the URL in a comment below.

What I'm currently reading:


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On page 24 of 1144

  What I've read this week:


Wow! I read a lot this week. =) I started and finished Tributary this week. Wish it wasn't over - I loved that story so much!!! The Earl's Mistaken Bride was also a fantastic book that is now one of my favorites - I loved it!! :) Love in Disguise was great! You can read my review of it here.

What I think I'll read soon: 

About Swipe:

Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong?

Set in a future North America that is struggling to recover after famine and global war, Swipe follows the lives of three kids caught in the middle of a conflict they didn’t even know existed. United under a charismatic leader, every citizen of the American Union is required to get the Mark on their 13th birthday in order to gain the benefits of citizenship.

The Mark is a tattoo that must be swiped by special scanners for everything from employment to transportation to shopping. It’s almost Logan Langly’s 13th birthday and he knows he should be excited about getting the Mark, but he hasn’t been able to shake the feeling he’s being watched. Not since his sister went to get her Mark five years ago . . . and never came back.

When Logan and his friends discover the truth behind the Mark, will they ever be able to go back to being normal teenagers? Find out in the first book of this exciting series that is Left Behind meets Matched for middle-grade readers.

About Conception:

"I do not think it is a question of where, but when." were the words that Charis left my mother with thirty years ago when I disappeared from Meric . . . before I was born.

Shortly after being sent back I've been attacked by man-eating Vaipes. I've learned that my father was a power wielding Guardian. I've discovered that the silvery-blue eyes intriguing me my entire life belong to my Watcher, Shaw who is without a doubt the most handsome man I have ever seen. And somehow I need to stop a war mongering tyrant who can manipulate people's thoughts.

So my question isn't where or when. It is how? How can I help the people of Meric when I can't stop myself from falling in love?

About Prism:

He wanted to bring light to the world, but knew that along with it would come darkness... 
Alejo is a leader in the Prism, a Muslim organization bent on fighting social injustice in his native Bolivia. His passion for God's justice has always led him far away from the church and its dark secrets he has seen with his own eyes. 
Until now. 
  Wara Cadogan's friends think she's the ideal missionary in Bolivia, but they don't know the truth: she betrayed her values, and it's tearing her apart. When Wara and her best friend Noah collide with the Prism, she believes Noah is dead and Alejo is to blame. 
She should hate him.
He's a killer. Who took everything from her.
What is she supposed to do when he gives up everything to save her?

Reviews posted this week:

Love in Disguise by Carol Cox

  Current Giveaways!

Current Giveaways!

Enter to win Solitary by Travis Thrasher! US only, ends 6/19. Here is the link to enter.


 Baroness by Susan May Warren! US and Canada! 6/18. Here is the link to enter.

Enter to win one of TWO copies of Beckon by Tom Pawlik! Open Internationally, but only one winner can live outside of the US. Ends 6/26

  Giveaway winner!


 The winner of the first three books in Tracy's Seven Wonders series (Shadow of Colossus, City of the Dead, and Guardian of the Flame) is...

Sarah H.!!

Winner was contacted and has claimed her prize. :)

  So that's what I accomplished (book-wise) this week, what about you? Please share in a comment below. :)


  1. Wow Melanie! You did read a lot of books this week! I loved Intervention and Tributary, both very good books. I've been seeing Swipe all over the place and everyone seems to like it, I'll have to check it out. Great post! I'll post my weekend report tomorrow. :)

    Julie@ My Favorite Pastime

  2. I'm in the middle of Smitten right now! Love it!

  3. Here's my Weekend Report Melanie:

    Not a very productive week for me reading-wise.

    Julie@My Favorite Pastime

  4. Girl, I only WISH I could read THAT MANY BOOKS in one week! W-O-W!!

    What do you think of The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook? I got a free copy of it from my work (Family Christian Stores) and I absolutely love using it! It makes Bible study so vivid and alive for me when I can see a timeline, photos and a breakdown of the verses throughout the history of the Bible. Did you know that there's also an Illustrated Dictionary, which I've not read through yet, but it also looks just as good as the handbook one (it's from Baker Publishers too.)

    Thanks SO MUCH for giving away those T.L. Higley books! I'm really looking forward to getting them in the mail, and reading them too of course! =)

  5. P.S. I'm pretty sure you'll love SWIPE, because I know I did. I loved it about as much as I did The Hunger Games...and THAT is SAYING SOMETHING! ;-)


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Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ~ Philippians 4:8