Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Post #28 and Stacking the Shelves May 31st, 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 two weeks on the blog:
I got a total of 3 reviews a week for the last two weeks, although one was a mini-review of a sampler, and another was a review of an audiobook.  Hoping to keep that up this summer now that school is out.  I didn't blog every day though. Even though I'm out of school, I've asked for more hours at my part time job at the bookstore, and I have been going back into my school to do inventory in the library.  I joined the COYER Challenge again to try to get more of my ebooks read!  I was on vacation over Memorial Day weekend as well, so didn't stress too much about getting reviews done while I was there.  

This week on the blog:
  • Review and Blog Tour for The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
  • Review:  The Rose Master by Valentino Cano
  • Possible Reviews:  Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan or The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Maybe Cover Characteristic:  green covers
  • Maybe Top 10 Tuesday
For once I don't have a whole bunch of things planned for the blog this week.  And I actually only have a couple of egalleys to review in the next week or so.  And I'm hoping to get lots of reading done this week.  I"m also listening to another audio book, and if I get out and walk this week, I'll probably continue listening to it.  May get it done and reviewed, but we'll see.  

My fit/walking goals:
As you can tell I haven't done much walking the last two weeks.  Partly from being busy, partly from all the rain.  I hope to get out and get walking this week.  As well as start cooking more healthy food at home instead of eating out all the time.  
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  Let's just say that the last two weeks have been one of the biggest hauls I've had in a long time.  No BEA this year.  :-(  But I got a box of books I won as well as it is our special employee appreciation days at the bookstore, so I get 40% instead of just 30% off of books for the week, and I've already done some buying.




These are all the books from my first employee appreciation days purchase, other than the ones I purchased for the library where I work, here is a list of them:

  • The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor Part 2 by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga - was on the bargain table for $4.98 I think.  With my 40% off it was only like $3.
  • Fierce Reads:  Kisses and Curses  I saw this one and had to have it!
  • Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King - My mom got this on her Nook, but you can't share it.  And, we own all the other Stephen King books, so I went ahead and bought it with my really great discount.
  • Write it Down, Make it Happen by Henriette Anne Klauser - A friend said this was really helpful to her when trying to set goals and work to achieve them, as well as not getting frustrated as she worked on them.
  • End of Days by Susan Ee - Since I just finished the 2nd book, I had to move on. This paperback was only $9, so $6 with my discount, I had to go ahead and get it.
  •  As you can see I got two bobble heads, Mulder and Scully from The X-Files, one of my favorite shows of all time, again at 40% off.  
  • I also got a really funny bookmark that says "My workout is reading in bed until my arms hurt."




I won a box of YA books from  The Novel Hermit in the Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop.  Here's a list of them:


I also won a copy of Vostok by Steve Alten, a favorite author of mine, from iRead Book Tours.





Even though I have an e-galley of Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella, when I saw a physical ARC on the table at the bookstore for us to take, I had to grab it.  Here is a blurry photo of the ARC and to the left of the picture, a fancy little box it came in.  

E-books:





  The first two are egalleys I got from Edelweiss, the third one was a free Kindle book.

So, tons of physical books the past two weeks, not so many e-books/galleys, so good thing for the most part.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

20 comments:

  1. Wow, so many great books, enjoy reading them! I can't wait to read the new Sophie Kinsella. For me it was a relatively boring week with no new paperbacks, but I did receive a lot of ebooks.

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    1. I'm excited about all of them! I can't wait to see how Sophie Kinsella does with her first YA. I have the ebook weeks as well! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. A great mix of books this week. I hope that you love all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. I am excited for all of them. Just can't wait till I can get around to read them. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Am keen to read your review of School for Unusual Girls cos I've been seeing it on a few shelves and it sounds intriguing.

    Deb

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    1. It was an intriguing read for sure. Hope you went and checked out my review! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. What a fantastic haul! Enjoy the Walking Dead one!
    Sugar & Snark

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    1. It'll be a bit till I get to the Walking Dead one as I still need to read the books that come before it. But with the discount I couldn't pass up going ahead and getting it now.

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  5. So many pretty books! Enjoy reading and your summer break though it sounds like it's filling up fast! We've been having weather issues as well. I had this dream of getting all this outside stuff done and doing tons of hiking but it's forecasted to rain every day for the next 2 weeks!

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    1. It's raining again here. And flash flooding! This is looking to be like the summer of 93 when we had flooding everywhere it seems. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Great haul this week. I really need to read Mr. Mercedes especially since the next installment comes out this week. I have seen Vostok at my library but was unsure about giving it a try.

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    1. I know! Have to get it read as I put out the new book Monday night at the bookstore after we closed to be ready for Tuesday morning. I'm a huge fan of Steve Alten, so will always recommend his books. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. I'll anxiously await your review of Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King. There are a few of his books that are not so scary, and I think this is one of them. I read and really enjoyed his book, 11/22/63.
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. I think Mr. Mercedes is supposed to be scary. I mean it had blood on the cover, so I would guess it is. I know 11/22/63 was a bit different, and I haven't read that one because it doesn't sound like his usual books. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I quite enjoyed End of Days, The Dark Unwinding (and A Spark Unseen), Zodiac, Fire & Flood, Salt & Stone. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I've read and enjoyed Fire and Flood and Salt and Stone. Glad to have copies of them now! Thanks for returning the visit!

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  9. Wow, very nice haul! That win is amazing! And I LOVE that bookmark, I kind of need it in my life, because it speaks the truth ;) Hope you enjoy all the new books, and have a fabulous week!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. I know, right now it is really all the exercise I get. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. What an awesome stack!!! I grabbed Kisses and Curses too. Couldn't help it. I have a couple of the stories signed as well which I'm ecstatic about! Thanks for stopping by earlier this week!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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    1. I hadn't actually known about Kisses and Curses till I saw it on the shelf when I was straightening at work one night! When we had our employee appreciation discount I had to buy it. Thanks for returning the visit!

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