Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sunday Post #22 and Stacking the Shelves April 5th, 2015

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.   

Last week on the blog:
  I figured out that I'm not going to be able to do full or even mini-reviews for the A to Z Challenge like I'd hoped.  Instead I'm probably just going to do the synopsis from Goodreads and then a sentence or two about why I liked the book.  Just don't have the time since I didn't get it done during spring break like I had planned to do ahead of time.  I still got two current reviews done like my goals for the year are.  I didn't blog every day, nothing on Monday, but did have a total of 7 posts for last week, so I figure that makes up for it.

This week on the blog:
  • Review:  Broken Symmetry by Dan Rix
  • Book Tour/Review:  Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein
  • A to Z Challenge, posts E-J
  • Maybe Cover Characteristic
Not sure if I'll get to the Cover Characteristic this week.  I may have another review, will see how much reading I get done this week!

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 good week once again, although some of it was with my own money.  

Physical books won:


  I was lucky enough to win a finished copy of The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith along with a cool Keep YA Weird tote bag and button from Once Upon a Twilight and Penguin Teen.  I won an ARC of The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer from one of the Goodreads First Reads giveaways.  That was really exciting because it has been so long since I've won one of those giveaways, even I do constantly enter!

Physical books purchased:

I had to by the Barnes and Noble special edition of The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2) by Danielle Paige, and when I did, I also saw this cool new bag we have at the store, and it has a cute little puppy reading on it!  

Stripped Covers:


  One of the perks of working at the bookstore is that there are often, more than you would think, books that have their covers stripped off to send back to the publisher, and then the actual rest of the book is just thrown away.  We are allowed to take some.  I have the first book in the series for the first book above.  I love Jonathan Maberry's Rot and Ruin series, so I had to have this one when I saw it.  It's one I had thought I might have gotten a copy of at BEA that last day last summer, but then there was the issue with my sister that I had to leave early and missed out. And the last one is a book that I entered all kinds of contests to win, but just never did, but now I have it!  So yay!

E-galleys from Edelweiss:



It was a great couple days on Edelweiss this past week.  Soho Teen put up a bunch of great paranormal titles that I had to get because they all sounded good.  Plus, most of them are spread throughout the rest of the year, so it wasn't like I was going to have to get them all done in the next month. Then, even though I haven't read the 2nd book yet in the new Kanin Chronicles, when the third one was available I had to grab it right away, I'll be able to read them back to back!  And then I have been a fan of S.A. Bodeen, and while this doesn't seem like it is a teen book exactly, it still sounds really good!

E-galleys from Netgalley:
  This one is from Flux, who auto-approves me on Netgalley, and it looks good and doesn't come out till September, so I grabbed it, even though my rating on Netgalley is lower than it should be right now and I should stop grabbing these books!

So, that's how my week went, and what I have coming up.  And it was a pretty good week for stacking my shelves. What did you add to your shelves this week? And while you're here, you may as well enter my giveaway that goes along with my A to Z Challenge below.
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