Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday Post #19 and Stacking the Shelves December 21st, 2014

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme.  With Christmas this week, I'm off school, so thought I'd talk about things besides just what books I got.

Last week on the blog:
 I had a lot to do on the blog this week.  I signed up for a couple promo type of posts. Then I had my two reviews that were my goal for the year, two a week.  I got a lot of books this week, so I'll be excited to share those later in this post.  

This week on the blog:
  • Review:  Frostfire by Amanda Hocking
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Maybe Cover Characteristic
  • Review:  Infected by Sophie Littlefield
  • Maybe one of the Tag posts I've gotten tagged in lately
  • ??? Another review ????
I'm expecting to get more than two books read this week, what with not having to work every day.  Plus I'll be working on my COYER - Clean out your e-reader  challenge, so some of the e-books may be shorter, especially if I end up DNFing any of them.  Christmas being this week may also mean I do some kind of fun Christmas GIF post.  We'll see how it goes.

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  This was a pretty exciting week for me!  First I'll share a giveaway that I won

I won this awesome prize pack from Christy at The Reader Bee.  Can't wait to use the nail polish and get this book read so that I'll be ready for the sequel.  I loved this author's book Revolution, so I'm very excited to read this one as well. 

This is what I got from my other Secret Santa, Angela at My So Called Chaos.  I'll still need to read the 3rd book in the Megan Crewe series before I read Those Who Lived, but I'm glad to have my copy ready to go  now!  Thanks Angela! 

Physical Books won:

 The first one I won in the Indie Fall Fest.  I know the 2nd book was part of a big controversy.  But, I had won it like a week before all that got all crazy.  I hadn't received it yet though, so I emailed the blog I'd won it on, and told them I was still interested.  I do still want to read it.  I hope that doesn't offend anyone.  I know a lot of people were up in arms about it and the author.  And the last one I won from Traci at The Reading Geek's Blogoversary.  Don't you just love that cover?  I can't wait to read it!

Book from friend:

 I guess a student left this book at school last year and it had been in the lost and found for a long time.  One of our school secretaries had taken it out, and when I was in the office this week, she asked if I wanted it.  It was one I had wanted to read, so I said sure!

ARC from bookstore:

One of the managers saved it for me.  I did like If I Stay and Where She Went, so hopefully this will be good as well.

E-galleys from Edelweiss:

The first one is by the author of The Dark Between, a book that I liked.  The 2nd one I got just for any tips on working with my little boy dog that seems to like to pee in the house no matter what I do.

Free e-books:

The first two were free for my Kindle app.  The 2nd two were free on my Nook.  The last one is a set of 5 fantasy titles:  The Zombie Chronicles, Eternal Vow, Crush, Enchanted Castle, and Castaway.  Just more things to add to my COYER Challenge.  

So, that's a lot of things I got this week!  How about you?  What did you add to your bookshelves this week?


  1. Looks like you got enough books to read.

    1. Oh yeah, probably way more than I needed! But I sure want them all! Thanks for visiting!

  2. Congrats on the Deep Blue prize - I love that book! Rogue Wave was also excellent, a great sequel. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week - and holiday :)

    Check out my STS post!

    1. I'm very excited to read it. I love when I get to win books like this! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. That is a most excellent book haul! I hope there will be no DNFing. :) I hope you have a wonderful break, week and Christmas!

    1. I hope so as well, but we'll see! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Christmas as well!

  4. I Was Here looks so good! I hope you love it. :)

    1. I may end up trying to trade it on YA Book Exchange.

  5. OMG! You have Frostfire by Amanda Hocking? I badly need that in my life. Lol! I'll look forward to your review.
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas babe ♥


    1. Just posted my review on Monday, and I loved it! Hope you get it soon and have a great Christmas as well with your family!

  6. That cover of Deep blue is so beautiful ! I think you should be allowed to review whatever book you choose to read, I read about the fuss *that* book created, but it's internet, right ? It's hard to know what is true and what isn't. I recently read a book by a British author who had been pointed at on the net, but it seems he was just wearing the same name as another guy. I read the book and wrote an honest review anyway !

    1. Yeah, I agree, I will read what I want. And hope that people won't hold that against me! It's hard sometimes, but as long as you're honest with your review and all, that's all you can do. I try to not only be honest, but also to not be mean. There's no reason to attack someone because I don't like their book. And I hate when I see reviews like that. Although I rarely see them. I feel like most of the bloggers I follow are pretty good about being objective reviewers and commenting on what the actual issues are.


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