Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sunday Post #30 and Stacking the Shelves June 14th, 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 got a lot done this week in reading, but I also had two books that I DNFed.  One because it was too hard to read the ebook format, and the other because I just didn't find it very good.  Too formulaic and just not anything I thought I could finish reading.  I have really gotten into listening to audio books in my car and when I'm walking my 3 miles at the park.  Loving the book I'm listening to right now!  With the one audio review from last week, I got three reviews in which passed my goal of two a week.  I also had more than one post a day, but not too many more since I don't like to post more than once a day for the most part.  I also decided to join in this month to the June New Release Giveaway Hop, so make sure you click on the link above and go enter to win any June new release for up to $17 from The Book Depository.

This week on the blog:
  • Review:  Fallen by Lauren Kate
  • Review:  Landry Park by Bethany Hagen
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Blog Tour:  Dancing to an Irish Reel by Claire Fullerton
  • Maybe Top 10 Tuesday or Cover Characteristic
  • Possible Reviews:  The Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant, Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova, or audio review of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
I don't have a ton of egalleys to read the next couple of weeks, so while I will work on getting ahead on them, I will also feel like I can pick up some of the actual physical books that I have been not getting to because of those egalleys.  Of course on Saturday I'll be starting the summer COYER challenge, so will be going back and reading some of those free or really cheap ebooks, or egalleys I didn't get to and haven't expired yet.  I got 15 miles walked last week!  Walked every morning of the week. This week I am going to try to do the same.  While it's not quite the 20 miles a week I want, I don't want to bump up to 4 miles a day just yet.  Want to keep getting my body used to at least the 3 miles a day, 5 days a week.  

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  I was soooo good this week! At least with the physical books.  Only one, and it was a stripped cover from the bookstore where I work:

  It was funny, I had just finished my Sunday post last week, and when I went back to check my emails I had been approved for Lair of Dreams.  I'm so excited!  I'd really like to just have the physical ARC, to match the ARC I have of the first book, but for now I'll be happy with the egalley.  The other one, Catacomb, is from Edelweiss.  I just need to read the second book in the series first.

Free ebooks:

  The first one I had seen before, but now it was free. And I like dinosaurs, so yeah.  The second one, not sure if I'll like as the author has never grabbed my attention before. But, it's got a cupcake on the cover, and it was free, and sounded like it might be good, so I got it!  

So, not too bad.  Although with starting the COYER challenge this week, I should probably start being more picky about getting any ebooks that aren't ones I know I really, really want to read.

What did you add to your shelves this week?