Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday Post #37 and Stacking the Shelves October 4th, 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.   I didn't do one of these last weekend, so I'm going to include the last two weeks.
Last two weeks on the blog:

I got two reviews a week.  Last weekend I was in New Orleans, which was so much fun!  I can't wait till I can find time to go back.  I've been getting started on my Blog Ahead Challenge, trying to get on top of things for NaNoWriMo last week.  I've also been working on trying to find all the numbers for the YA Scavenger Hunt.  So many awesome authors on the tour this year!


This week on the blog:
  • Blog Tour and review of Future Perfect by Jen Larsen
  • Cover Characteristic
  • Books to Movies Giveaway Hop
  • Reviews:  The Anatomy of Curiosity by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff
  • Possible reviews:  Rapture by Lauren Kate, The Detour by S.A. Bodeen, A Madness So Discreet by Mindy Mcginnis
Not sure if I'll get my audio book of Rapture done this week. Also not sure which of the two last egalleys I've listed I'll actually read.  Also working on writing to get ready for NaNoWriMo next month.  





Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  It's a pretty big pile of physical books this week!  Here they are:



  • Mad Madame LaLaurie by Victoria Cosner Love and Lorelei Shannon - Bought this in New Orleans, I didn't realize Kathy Bates' character on the American Horror Story: Coven was based on a real person
  • Brave New Love:  15 Dystopian Tales of Desire -  Got at The Dollar Tree store for $1
  • Bits and Pieces by Jonathan Maberry - Had to buy this one, it has a dedication to me because I won a contest on Facebook to name one of the stories, Tooth and Nail 
  • Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout - I ended up buying this one instead of Onyx when I saw it at the bookstore Saturday night
  • The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow - Got this ARC through a books for trade
  • These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly - our store manager brought this ARC back from the big manager meeting
  •  Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon - Another ARC brought back by my manager.
    E-galleys:



    Both were from Edelweiss, and I'd actually just recently written Waiting on Wednesday posts on.

    Free e-book:

    Only one these past two weeks. What with being out of town last weekend, I really just deleted most of the emails that listed free ebooks.  

    So, that's what I added to my shelves this week.  What did you add to yours?

52 comments:

  1. The Madame LaLaurie story is chilling. The book sounds really interesting. I hadn't realized that American Horror Story had based a character off of her! I'll have to check that out. The trip to New Orleans sounds fun. I haven't been in years but it used to me one of my favorite destinations. Have a great week!

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    1. Yeah, it was their 3rd season about the witches that they had that character. New Orleans was a blast! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  2. Great haul! I totally forgot about Bits & Pieces, I need to get that. I loved Everything, Everything. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, happy reading!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My StS

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    1. I was waiting very impatiently for Bits and Pieces, just to see my name I think, but also to read it! Can't wait to get to Everything, EVerything, I'd had an egalley of it, but didn't get around to it before it expired. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Awesome haul of books. Everything, Everything was a very good book. I hope you love all of them.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. I had an egalley of Everything, Everything, but ran out of time to read it before it expired, so I was so excited to see an ARC of it at the bookstore where I work! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I hope you enjoy all your new books! Everything, Everything is fantastic. :)

    Lindsey

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    1. I can't wait until I have time to get to it! I've heard such great things. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Cover Characteristic is a neat feature, I enjoyed those (especially the water one- some great examples there!). I'll have to keep an eye out for those posts. :)

    A lot of people are doing Blog Ahead, I probably should too since I've been prepping posts anyways. Oh well... have a good week!

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    1. You should join in to the Cover Characteristic one! It's so much fun! I didn't get signed up for the Blog Ahead last year when I first heard of it, but it really got me going last year in spirit, so I thought I'd do it for real this year. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Yay for getting awesome books! How are you doing in the Blog Ahead Challenge? I signed up too.

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. Well, I'm one post behind, but plan to rectify that this evening! Good luck to you as well! Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Great Haul! I still really need to read Half-Blood! These Shallow Graves sounds great :)

    My StS

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

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    1. I just bought it, so can't wait to start it! I enjoyed at least one other book by Jennifer Donnelly, so I was excited to see an ARC of These Shallow Graves at the store where I work. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Hope you enjoy These Shallow Graves, I myself am currently reading it.

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    1. Are you liking it? I've enjoyed other books by the author, so I'm looking forward to this one! Thanks for visiting!

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  9. I wasn't really a fan of Surviving the Evacuation. The moaning of the MC got on my nerves! Hope you have more fun with it!

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    1. Well darn! Guess I'm glad I got it for free then! It will not be one I move up on my TBR list then. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Awesome haul and I was so glad you signed up for Blog Ahead.

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    1. Thanks! I'm really thinking it's a great post! Even last year when I didn't really participate, it got me going on posting ahead, something that has been a huge help!

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  11. I really like the sound of These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly. I anxiously await your review. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. I've loved other books by this author, so I'm very happy to get ahold of this one. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Love your stash of books! I seem to always miss the YA Scavenger Hunt somehow. I signed up for emails so maybe I'll catch it next year. I also need to finish the Fallen series. I have the last book to read. Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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    1. I could have sworn it said you had 72 hours to participate, but it was only 48 hours. So I missed out on over half of the teams! :-( Thanks for returning the stop!

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  13. I've seen The Scorpion Rules everywhere lately! I hope you enjoy it =) Have a great week!

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    1. Planning to start it today! Thanks for visiting!

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  14. Woots! Yay for the Blog Ahead progress! And good luck next month with NaNo! Very exciting and busy couple of months :D

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    1. Still keeping up so far with blog ahead. And yes, it is going to be a very busy couple of months! :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Great haul on books and woot for blog ahead progress. New Orleans sounds like it was a fun trip. I have never been, but hope to visit one day. Have a great week and Happy Reading!

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    1. It was my first time, and probably not my last! I had a blast. Can't wait till I can afford to go again Thanks for visiting!

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  16. Ah Lisa! So many new books. Every time I get a new book, I keep thinking that I have to write a review! You've got a pretty good pace going if you can write and post two reviews a week. I'm still in the planning stage for Blog Ahead, but I need to start writing pretty soon!

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    1. I'm still on top of Blog Ahead, hoping to stay that way! :-) Good luck to you as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Ahhh, The Scorpion Rules. That was one big epic fail for me. I hope you enjoy all of your new books, Lisa!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Oh no! I'm getting ready to start The Scorpion Rules today! Hope it is better for me. Thanks for visiting!

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  18. Looks like you've got some great books! I haven't read any of them, but they sound really good! I hope you enjoy your haul :D And enjoy the YA Scavenger Hunt!
    All the best,
    Amy x

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    1. Thanks! I was sad to not get to finish the YA Scavenger Hunt. Maybe next year. Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Can't believe I didn't know about bits and pieces! I'm going to have to grab that one. I recently read The Scorpion Rules and enjoyed it. Thanks for visiting!

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    1. As soon as I heard he was going to combine all those short stories and have them printed, I knew I had to have it. I really want to just read them all in an actual book. :-) Thanks for returning the visit!

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  20. Thanks for stopping by my SP & STS earlier this week! I really need to read book 4 of the Fallen series. And my sister-in-law has Half Blood. I need to read that too! Hope you have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. I'm almost done listening to book 4. It's getting really good! Thanks for returning the visit!

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  21. I love New Orleans!! If you ever go back, check out a ghost tour - they usually go by the LaLaurie house. It's pretty awesome looking. That book sounds really good!!

    I was just thinking about starting the Fallen series! I will definitely have to check it out now.

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    1. Well, I went to the cemetery tour where Marie Leveau is buried, but yeah, next time I want to do a ghost tour. You should check out the Fallen series, and there is supposed to be a movie made of the first one, but not sure when it is coming out, or if I missed it already! Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. Ohh fabulous haul! I adored Everything, Everything, and I have been hearing great things about These Shallow Graves! New Orleans sounds amazing, I have always wanted to go there, glad you had fun! Hope you enjoy all the new books :D
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. I'm so excited for both of those books, although I can't wait till I actually have time to read them! Seems all I fit in anymore are my e-galley books. New Orleans was awesome! I can't wait to go back. Thanks for visiting!

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  23. Oh wow, what a lovely stack of paperbacks you have there that seem like they could be pretty cool reads! I have been anticipating Shallow Graves and Everything, Everything a lot. I want to try those eventually and hope you enjoy keeping busy with all these x

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    1. I'll probably never be done with my TBR pile! Can't wait till I can get those read as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. I really enjoyed reading your post, I've now followed you on bloglovin' so I can read more of your book posts. :)

    My post is at: https://rathertoofondofbooks.wordpress.com/2015/10/11/my-weekly-wrap-up-and-stacking-the-shelves/

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    1. That's awesome! I'll be sure to go check out your post and follow you back if I'm not following already! Thanks for visiting.

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  25. Great collection of books, the YA YA Scavenger Hun looked like it was fun.

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    1. It was fun! And there was lots of extra goodies from different stories to read. Thanks for stopping by!

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