Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday Post #36 and Stacking the Shelves September 20th, 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:
Another week of only two reviews.  But I got as much read as I wanted, just ended up getting them all finished about the same time and not having time to do all the reviews at once.  I decided to go ahead and join into the Series Ender Challenge since I had already done a few of these this year, and hoped to do a few more.  For the whole Fit Blogger, I didn't do any extra walking this week.  Although I did make several days of at least 10,000 steps.  My sequels challenge isn't going that great.  Although I will have two to review this next week, and I did start another sequel today.  I did get a little bit of writing done on a prompt to help me get started for NaNoWriMo this year, so that is good.  Was supposed to have another writing date today, but cancelled because of how busy I've been.

This week on the blog:
  • Reviews:  Passion (Fallen #3) by Lauren Kate (audio book), The White Rose (The Lone City #2) by Amy Ewing
  • Blog Ahead 2015 Sign-up Post
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Possible Cover Characteristic
  • Possible reviews:  The Storm (The Rain #2) by Virginia Bergin
That's probably all.  I am going to New Orleans for the weekend.  I leave on Friday, and don't get back till Monday, so there probably won't be a Sunday post next week.  I'll probably try to figure out some other kind of meme to add in to make sure I still get something blogged every day though.  I'm very excited for my trip!  I've never been to New Orleans before!  It's going to be kind of a sorority reunion.  But we are doing touristy stuff, a swamp tour, a plantation tour, and maybe a haunted tour.  We're staying in a friend's condo above a bar that he owns.  So the only money I'll really have to spend is on food and entertainment.  I've never been much of a drinker, but will for sure have to go to my friend's bar called Spirits on Bourbon and try their fancy drink and get its fancy mug that it comes in!  Not sure how much walking I'll get done this week other than when I'm in New Orleans.  

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 good and didn't buy any books for myself this week, although I did have to buy some for last month's giveaways!   But I did have a pretty good haul this week other than that.  

Physical books:

I won the first two from the publisher.  I've wanted to read Jackaby  for awhile, so now to get it and an ARC of its sequel, I'm so excited!  So thanks to Algonquin Young Readers.  The Curse of Jacob Tracy is an ARC by a friend of one of the teachers at my school where I am a librarian.  The author is going to come talk to our students in December.  And when I read the synopsis of the book on Goodreads, I asked if I could read it as well!  The last book is another successful trade on Twitter!


 All of these lovelies were on Edelweiss this past week. And I know I said I was being careful about how many I took, but as I looked at the weeks they were published, I either had only one other egalley for that week, or none.  So I had to grab these.  I mean don't you just love the cover of The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever?  And while I wasn't a fan of Michael Grant's latest Messenger of Fear series, I loved his Gone series, and this is a historical fiction, so it sounds really good.  I do still need to read book 3 and 4 I think in the Unwind series as well.  

Free e-books:

All free from Amazon this week.  

So I've got a lot of new egalleys, although they're all pretty much not out till 2016, so I've got a little while to read them.  What books did you add to your shelves this past week?