This Week at Midnight, Val is here! 

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week. Because I love books, and you love books, so let’s see the books!

The Books

For Review:

Thanks to Penguin Teen, Macmillan, and Entangled Teen! 


Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema

100 Days by Nicole McInnes

Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake 

(and Val’s Face by Mr. and Mrs. Val)



Via Netgalley thanks to Delacorte

Weekly Shenanigans

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1st-place I cannot even pick! I am seriously afraid of the fall I am going to have, because this good reading streak is wayyyy too good to last.

Posts this Week:


Blogosphere Bulletin

Random Musings:

I don’t have a ton to talk about this week! It was a pretty average week, which I suppose is a good thing! I was pretty proud of reading four books- and four good books at that! The 100 was back, so I was pretty excited all around about that. But basically, I just need like, a helper person. Someone to help me manage time and blogging, and then also, maybe a housekeeper? That would be ideal.

Things we need to talk about this week:

        • The 100 is BACK! Did you watch it? Thoughts, opinions?
        • Is there such a thing as a blogging assistant? Perhaps a blog intern? Can we make this happen? Would you want one?

Have a fabulous week, loves!

Posted January 23, 2016 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 30 Comments

30 responses to “This Week At Midnight (97)

  1. I haven’t even watched the first season of The 100. I KNOW IT’S APPARENTLY BETTER THAN THE BOOK. XD But the book was such a disappointment I’m still trying to recover. xD hehe. AHEM. and also good on you for getting so much reading and blogging done. 😀
    I NEED AN ASSISTANT. Or maybe 5???? Like is that too greedy???? Because I have several dragons, but they’re not so good at the blogging part and I tell you, training dogs to be household slaves doesn’t go down well at all. *sighs* It’s impossible to get good help I tell you.

  2. Oh, I’m so glad to see you loved Titans! I wasn’t a fan of Scott’s Fire & Flood duology but the promise of car-horses was too good to pass so I still really want to read, I’m just hesitant. Cannot wait to hear your thoughts. And my gosh, Thief of Lies look so gorgeous! *salivates*

  3. YOU READ 4 BOOKS SHANNON!!! WOOOOOO!!!!! And they were all good?! I need to keep my eye on them! Your daughter is so cute!! Mr. and Mrs. Val haha that made me laugh. I recently started watching The 100. I’m almost done wit season 1 and ohmygoodness this is brilliant!!! I hope you have a good week 🙂

  4. I never watched The 100! I know there is a huge fan base for it, though! And no, I am a control freak and would not do well with an assistant LOL

    I got you were here a few weeks ago and excited to read it, so this is good news!!!

  5. HI I’M AT YOUR HOUSE (lol I’m not your daughter last time I checked, but that’s hilarious).

    I might read Rebel of the Sands from your bookshelf! SO THERE WE GO.

    I’m at your house at the moment so there’s not much I can comment here hehe

  6. I NEED a blogging assistant, mainly to go behind me and make sure I actually scheduled posts I thought I scheduled (I may have missed posting twice in the last two weeks because I could’ve sworn I scheduled something that I didn’t…) and to organize my Ship posts because I’m been procrastinating doing that. Also, could they like, edit my posts too? And maybe…my book too? Can we please make this a thing!

    I watched The 100 (a day late because my stupid DVR didn’t record it! Argh!!!) and I was…I mean I liked it but there was so much happening that at the end I felt like nothing had happened??? I don’t know. I’m sure I’ll get super into it again next week!

    Can you share your awesome reading streak? Please? =) Oh, and are you guys going to be doing Snark from the Ark again???? I NEED it!

  7. I love awesome reading weeks. So glad to hear you loved all those books. I am really looking forward to Titans and Burning Glass. Nice haul as well. I have been, like, BEGGING for Rebel of the Sands, but it looks like I will be buying it when it comes out. I am looking forward to your reviews for those books! Happy reading

  8. Blogging assistants would be a cool idea except … we can’t pay them because we’re not paid XD Although it would be an interesting alternative to a co-blogger … someone who doesn’t post a lot, but maybe handles the backend stuff like emails and social media. Not sure if it’ll become a thing though! Ooh, let us know how Thief of Lies turns out! Thank you for the shout out 🙂

  9. Hey there, Val’s lovely face! I like how you wrote “by Mr. and Mrs. Val”! LOL! 😀
    I’m excited to hear your thoughts on Rebel of the Sands. I think that’s one book I’m going to wait for the whole series to be out before reading. Loving that cover though!
    And yay! I’m super pleased you liked Titans! I like her 1st series a lot so I’m hoping this will be enjoyable for me as well.
    Having a blog assistant is a great idea! If only! LOL! Haha!
    Happy reading, Shannon! 🙂

  10. I’m so happy you’re having an awesome reading streak, I hope it continues to last 🙂 Rebel of the Sands looks so good, I hope you enjoy it!

    The 100 was goooood, but nothing spectacular, but hey, I think it was good it kind of brought us in slowly because all of our emotions were probably too unstable for something crazy on the premiere. Next week’s episode looks like it’ll make us go a little more crazy! I know this season is going to put me through hell.

  11. Ahhh, You were here is on my TBR for next week. So happy you loved it!! I have read SO MANY amazing books this month. It’s crazy!! I had to give up on Marked though. I really hated to because I was at the 60% mark. But seriously, I just couldn’t do it anymore.

  12. The Rule of Mirrors! Where did you get that? Did I miss it? I feel like I’ve been waiting FOREVER for that book! Maybe I have been, I read the first one well over a year ago. Awesome haul! Have a great week (did you get any snow this weekend?)!

    Michelle @ Michelle’s Minions

  13. Yes, there is such a thing as blogging assistants (or virtual assistants) and you can even do interns, which basically means you don’t have to pay them for helping you out and they get bloggy/social media experience. I did an unpaid internship for a bigger blog (not a book blog) and focused on some blog stuff, but also social media. It was a nice experience.

    Nothing too exciting happened with me last week either. I’m trying to keep up with reading, but I’ve been working more, so that gets in the way. haha


  14. I watched The 100 premiere and honestly was a little disappointed, not sure what I was expecting but it just seemed… okay. Loved the part where they were singing along to Violent Femmes though. I guess I don’t like Clark off wandering the wilderness, I like her with the group, but I’ll get used to it. 🙂 And I just about shit a brick when I saw the guy from Black Sails on there as the guy who captured her- Capt. Frickin Vane! He’s on this show? The awesome meter just went up.

  15. Nice on the newest books. I was seeing Thief of Lies on a BookTube video. It sounds interesting. Awesome on reading 4 books last week! I only managed one. And I think it actually took me over a week. I was enjoying it (He Will Be My Ruin) but fat the same time it was still a little slow going for me – just not in a bad way. And all 4 of your books last week have gorgeous covers. 🙂

  16. The 100!!! I know it’s back, but I haven’t watched it yet, because 1. I’m a little low on time and I want to make sure I can fully immerse myself into the story and 2. I NEED TO BINGE WATCH I HATE WAITING FOR EPISODES. I was tempted to watch it at least ten separate times though, because I want to participate in the conversation. Speaking of, will Snark from the Ark be back?? I’m glad you’re having such a great reading streak. 🙂 I’d go for a blog intern, but I’d rather have a LIFE intern instead. Send any applicants my way, please, thank you very much. Have fun to you and Val!

  17. Oh you got Thief of Lies, I am sure the cover is even more pretty in real life. I was lcuky enough to get an e-arc and I really enjoyed that book! Sounds like you had an awesome reading week. I am looking forward to your reviews of those four books!
    Hmm a blogging assistant I think that definitely could be a job. Then again I do wonder if bloggers would be willing to pay for that. I mean, say you charge 10$ per posts, that would add up quickly and most bloggers aren’t that rich. I help one author as marketing assistant, but she also asks me to schedule some posts on her blog, she links me to her review and forwards the rest of the materials and I schedule the post for her. Not sure if I would want a blogging assistant myself though as I am a bit of a control freak and I like to do everything myself. I hope you’ll have a great week and enjoy your new books!

  18. WHOA @ the haul. The cover of Burning Glass is crazy gorgeous and I’m wondering if I should silently sneak it onto my TBR and hope nobody notices. Hiiii, Val!!! *waves manically*

    I’ve never seen the 100 & I THINK I’M THE ONLY ONE. Everyone has fixed their Twitter icons to have the logo and I’m like: ????. I so need a blogging assistant. Or ten. I’d probably make them run my entire blog and go on constant ice coffee runs, sort-of like in The Devil Wears Prada, then they quit under stress. lmao.

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