Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Post #34 and Stacking the Shelves August 30th, 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 actually finished 3 books this past week, but the beginning of the week was kind of busy and I didn't get a review posted on Tuesday, so one of the reviews will be put off till this week.   And it is the end of the  month, so I do need to do an update on my challenges, like my TBR challenge, but I'm going to wait until later this week for that as well.  Had a bit of an issue with a fellow blogger that felt something I suggested in a comment was a rude put-down, whereas I wasn't trying to be that way at all.  Sad face.

This week on the blog:
  • Reviews:  Mirrored by Alex Flinn, A Whole New World by Liz Braswell
  • Possible Reviews:  Hunter by Mercedes Lackey, Arianna's Destiny by Michelle Sodaro
  • September is for Sequels Giveaway Hop begins on Monday
  • Promo Post:  The Wanderers by Kate Ormand
  • Promo Post/Interview:  Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis
  • Promo Post:  The Next Together by Lauren James
  • Possible Cover Characteristic post
Lots planned this week.  I have had to make myself take a step back from signing up from tours as you can see I've got quite a few lined up this week.  I do hope to get a bunch set up for November so that I can do NaNoWriMo again this year.  Monday is also the last day you can enter to win the big prize for my 6th Blogoversary.  You can still join into my 4th Annual September is for Sequels Challenge HERE.  As I'm starting my challenge myself, that's what one of the reviews this week should be from, if I get it done hopefully.  I mentioned last week about trying to cut back on requesting egalleys, and while you'll see below that I did request a lot this past week, if you look at their publishing dates, I am keeping it down to only 1 or 2 review books a week, and that is basically what has been causing me issues.  For example, in my calendar for this coming week, I have 7 books that are published this Tuesday to review.  I'm working on one of them now, but don't know when I'll get to the others before they expire. Although two others I have physical ARCs of now.  

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  Another light week for physical books, and none were paid for by me, other than shipping in a books for trade!

Physical Books:

The first two were successful #booksfortrade on Twitter. The last one I won from Valerie at Stuck in Books.   I will probably go ahead and donate it to my school library for now, not sure how soon I'll get to it, and that way my students will have the chance to read it instead of it sitting on my shelf and not being read at all for a while.  


 It felt like Christmas when I got on Edelweiss this week and saw all the new egalleys available!  Like I said though, I only took them if I really wanted them, and didn't have any other egalleys set up that week yet.  Most of them are coming out in 2016.  I still have one I requested that I haven't heard back about yet as well.

Free e-books:

The first four were all free on Amazon, the last one I got on Barnes and Noble.

So those are my additions to my shelves this week.  And my plans are listed above.  What did you add this week and do you have any exciting plans coming up?