Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sunday Post #29 and Stacking the Shelves June 7th, 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:
  So I got three reviews in last week, not the four a week I'd hoped for this summer, but I've been having trouble getting as much reading done as I want.  But I have still been listening to a book in my car, so that is nice.  I got one post each day, which is another goal of mine.

This week on the blog:
  • Review and Blog Tour:  An Absence of Light by Maradeth Houston
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review:  Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil
  • Book Blitz:  Fabled by Vanessa K. Eccles
  • Possible Reviews:  Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella, The Rules by Nancy Holder
 Not sure what all will get read this week.  I also have some reviews coming up for tours that I need to get finished in time for the dates I'm scheduled to post.  If I get more walking done like I need to, then hopefully I can review the audiobook I'm listening to.  But it will be a busy week working at my part time job, so that will cut into reading time probably.  





Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  Employee Appreciation Days ended on Saturday, so of course I had to make one more purchase.  And I got an ARC in the mail this week as well.  There were also a few egalleys and free ebooks that joined my TBR this week.


  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut -  I thought I had read this, but I was wrong.  When I heard what it was supposed to be about, I realized I might need to go ahead and pick it up to read a classic. 
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And other concerns) by Mindy Kaling - I am a huge fan of her tv show, and have grown to just be a huge fan of her!  So sad I missed going to BEA this year when she was there! 
  • Calorie Accounting:  The Foolproof Diet-by-Numbers Plan for a Skinnier You by Mandy Levy - This author is coming to speak at the bookstore where I work part time, and so I grabbed it during out special 40% off discount because as I read it, it was funny and I thought it would be worth giving a try. 
  • The Martian by Andy Weir - This is one I've been looking forward to reading for a long time.  With the movie coming soon, and my special discount, I just couldn't resist.  Just have to get to reading it now! 
  • On Writing:  A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King  - I've been told by just about everyone I know who is a writer that this is the book to read. So once again, with the discount, I couldn't resist buying it. 
  • I also got a new Pop figure, so not a book, but it is King Bob, one of the minions from the new Minions movie coming next month.  I love the minions!

 
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Awake by Natasha Preston from the publishers, Sourcebooks, in the mail this week!  So excited!!

E-galleys:




  Both of these are from Netgalley.  

Free Nook e-books:




  I haven't read either of these authors before, but I recognized their names, so grabbed these free ebooks last week.

So those are my new additions, what else did you add to your shelves this week? 

36 comments:

  1. Get Dirty looks fascinating....and I read Slaughterhouse Five so long ago, it is like another lifetime. I have a copy for reread.

    Enjoy your week...and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. I never read that one, and I am very interested now that I've heard more about it. I had to go ahead and buy the copy for cheap. Get Dirty is good, I need to know who is behind it all! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I loved the audio version of The Martian by Andy Weir and hope you love the book. Awesome haul Lisa, I hope you are able to squeeze in a little more reading this week.

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    1. Hoping I can get it read before the movie! And I'm trying to get some more reading done too. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. I have not read any of these books but they look good. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks! I hope they are all good. Glad you could stop by.

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  4. I'll watch for your reviews of get Dirty as I'm chomping at the bit for that one, having loved the first one. I hope it's good. :)

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    1. I should be done with it soon, and I'm enjoying it so far. Of course I forgot I had a book to review by Tuesday so then I'll have to take that and speed read it! :-)

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  5. The Martian and After the Red Rain both sound so good. I hope you enjoy your books and have a wonderful week! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. I'm excited for both of those. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. I spy a minion in there! I don't recognize any of the books but I love the minion. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week :)

    Check out my STS post!

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    1. Oh yeah, had to get that! :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Oooh!! I got a Minion too!! I got Dave :D I was debating whether to get Dave or Carl but ended up with cute Dave. And yay to Awake! I really like Natasha Preston and Kirsty Moseley a lot. I hope you enjoy the book :) Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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    1. I haven't read either Natasha Preston or Kirsty Moseley yet. Can't wait to read this one though! Thanks for returning the stop!

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  8. I read Slaughter House Five so long ago I barely remember it. I do know I liked it. I'm going to check out After The Red Rain and I have After Dark. Good books this week!

    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/06/07/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-112-and-the-sunday-post/

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading it. You should check out AFter the REd Rain, it sounds so good! Thanks for visiting!

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  9. Great book haul! I haven't read any of these, but they seem interesting.

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    1. I'm excited for all of them. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Audios are great! I've always got a couple of them going. I need to get to The Martian before the movies comes out! Have a wonderful week.

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    1. I'm enjoying it for when I go walking or in the car. Won't have any more unless I subscribe. Thanks for visiting!

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  11. You had more self control with the employee appreciation discount than I did! Mindy Kaling's book is seriously adorable--she's the best, really. :) THAT MINION! We don't have those! I want him, oh my gosh. :)

    I hope you have a great week, Lisa!

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    1. Well, this was my second time spending money. I did buy a bunch last week as well. :-) But my summer EAD haul is usually smaller than the one around Christmas time. I love Kaling so bad, can't wait to read it! I was so glad we got them in so I could buy it with the discount! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I haven't heard of any of these! Enjoy your reads, though :-)

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  13. Hi Lisa, I'm so curios about Awake! Glad you got the ARC looking for forward to your review :)

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    1. I'm excited to read it as well. The review will be closer to the pub date. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Oooh, I'm anxious to see your review for Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Sounds like a good book to me. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. I never knew what it was about before, so now really excited to read it. Thanks for visiting!

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  15. You lucky ducky, The Stars Never Rise is on my wishlist. I really liked the Soul Screamer series. And I picked up The Martian on audio after seeing so many fab reviews. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. It was okay. I didn't love it as much as the Soul Screamer series, but it was still a good read. Not sure The Martian is one I'd enjoy on audio, but I do want to read it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. I love On Writing and probably need to read it again. Great mix of practical tips and an entertaining read.

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    1. I need to get started on it. Maybe a chapter or so many pages each night before bed or in the morning. Thanks for visiting!

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  17. Nice haul! I LOVE your Minion!! :) Enjoy all your new reads!

    Beatrice @ Book for Thought

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    1. Who doesn't love the minions? Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Is it sad that the first thing I saw was the minion figure and immediately thought I needed to find one for myself? Great haul! I picked up After The Red Rain at BEA but I haven't gotten to it yet myself. Haven't heard of the other books, but I'll have to check them out.

    Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

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    1. Nothing wrong with that. Minions are usually the first thing that grab my attention as well! Oh, BEA, all the books I missed out on. Of course I have a stack from BEA last year I didn't get to yet, so probably better. Thanks for visiting!

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