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.  

E-galleys:












 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?

34 comments:

  1. The Reign of Shadows and The Great Hunt both look great! I'm sorry to hear about your issue with the other blogger. I'm always afraid that will happen because in real life I'm pretty sarcastic in real life and that doesn't always come out so well in writing. Have a great week!

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    1. Yeah, I try to be careful how I put things down just in case my sarcasm comes across, but I felt like I did okay. Guess not. Those books are ones I was so excited to see available! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Commenting and texting is so hard because there is no emotion and it is all in how the reader interprets it. Shake it off. I use to tell my kids to ask questions to clarify first. The Shadow Queen looks awesome, I need to go read the blurb. Hope this week is a good one!

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    1. Yeah, I'm working on shaking it off. Not letting it bother me. The Shadow Queen is one I have been seeing around a lot, and even though I've not read the author yet, this one looks like one I must have. Thanks for visiting, and hope you have a great week too!

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    1. I know! I'll never get to them all, but at least I have them just in case! :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Awesome book haul. I just finished Magonia and wasn’t a huge fan of it. I hope you like it more than I did.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I've heard mixed reviews on it, but I'm going to give it a try, when I can get to it that is. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  5. YAY for all the Harper books! I know I won't get to mine for another two months -_- Still trying to get through my Oct review books! Also, I thought Magonia was... interesting? Weird! But good. I think. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Yeah, I won't be able to get to them till closer to the pub date. Although one goal I have with requesting less is maybe getting back to where I can read them more in advance than just a week or a couple days before publishing. Yeah, lots of mixed reviews on Magonia, but enough to keep me intrigued enough to read it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Hi - Awesome book haul. I don't know about you, but usually when I try to make myself take a step back from signing up for new tours, that's when I tend to see those that are most appealing. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. I am trying to not look at anything other than the tour dates when I get the emails about them, that is helping me not go ahead and sign up. :-)

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  7. I am sorry to hear about that issue you had with a comment, it can be hard to convey the right tone or emotion in a comment, but it's sad when you get misundestood. I always download the netgalley e-ARCs as soon as I get approved and sent them to my kindle app, that way you can still read them even though they are expired. Nice haul you got this week! I hope next week will be a great week!

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    1. I'm also trying to work on not letting people on the internet get to me, it's not worth it. I need to do that too, sending to the kindle app, but am afraid it would make me get worse at meeting deadlines. :-) Maybe if I ever get caught up I'll start doing that. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I've seen both Shallow Graves and The Great Hunt around a lot this week; I'm intrigued! I love the covers of both of them! Interested to hear your thoughts on Magonia!
    Have a great week!
    Thanks for stopping by the The Local Muse

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    1. Hoping I like Magonia. We'll see! Thanks for returning the stop!

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  9. I hope to work on house projects, get the college students we host all set in their dorms, and paint in my studio. Thanks for visiting my blog too!

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    1. Hope you get it all done! Thanks for returning the visit!

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  10. That sucks about the miscommunication. I'm sure plenty of people think I'm an ass. lol. Ahh yes, Edelweiss was dangerous last week. I almost broke a sweat trying to be extremely selective. It was hard! :D

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    1. It was soooo hard! I wanted so many! Thanks for stopping byQ

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  11. Wow! Almost six years. That is a milestone. I see you stocked up on some of the Edelweiss goodies. I tried to resist, I grabbed a couple but I did good. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. I tried to do good, there were many others I wanted, but I was much more careful than I have been. Thanks for visiting!

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  12. I grabbed a lot of the same eARCs on Edelweiss. I hope we both enjoy them. Happy reading!

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    1. I think a lot of us did. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to read them. Thanks for visiting!

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  14. Sounds like you have a busy week planned... And great haul, BTW :)

    Stacking The Shelves

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    1. Always seems like it is busy, doesn't it? Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. That looks like a great haul!
    It isn't fun when people interpret a comment the wrong way.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, and I'm the kind that it keeps bothering for a long time after, especially when I can't get it worked out with that person. Thanks for visiting!

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  16. I enjoyed Magonia and hope that you do too

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  17. Happy 6th Blogovarsary! That's fantastic that you've been going for so long! I know what you mean about busy weeks, I'm still trying to catch up with comments and posts etc :( lol x

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    1. The more I make sure to comment on other blogs and reply to all my comments, I really spend a lot more time blogging these days. Thanks for stopping by!

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