Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday Post #40 and Stacking the Shelves October 25th, 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:
Got three reviews this week, even though one was on another blog.  Made my goal of one post a week as well.  Had my birthday this past week.  No book gifts, although I did get Pitch Perfect 2 DVD finally, and a gift card to the movies as well.  I had a writing date with my friend on Friday to get ready for NaNoWriMo.  I've got a few books started this week. One that I don't know if I'll finish.  It is really so much of just this background information about a tv show, one I do love, but it almost seems like that is at least 50% or more of the writing so far.  Will be thinking about emailing the publisher that I won it from and letting them know I'm not going to finish it.  I also got the new iPhone 6S this week! Getting used to it and getting it all set up with what I need. 

This week on the blog:
  • Promo Post:  Life After the Undead by Pembroke Sinclair
  • Review:  Willful Machines by Tim Floreen
  • Cover Characteristic:  Eyes
  • Promo Post:  Somewhere I Belong by Glenna Jenkins
  • Promo Post:  The 13th Brigade by Ky Lehman
  • Possible Reviews:  The Heir by Kiera Cass, Persuasion by Martina Boone, Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
I should be less busy this week.  Hoping that means I can get more reading done. But that sounds like something I think almost every week.  I have been making sure to read more before bed, although I'm trying not to use my Nook, because they say that can make it harder to sleep if you look at those screens right before bed.  I have a Halloween party next Saturday night that I'm looking forward to. Then next Sunday NaNoWriMo starts!  I am not feeling as confident as last year, because I pretty much knew where my story was going. This year, I don't quite know how it's going to end. But I'm told I have to just start writing and see where it goes.  Also, my October New Release Giveaway Hop ends on Saturday, so make sure you go enter HERE.
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  I didn't buy any actual physical books this week. But I did get several free e-books, and several cool e-galleys.

E-galleys:









 The first two I had to request, and I got approved.  I'd just set up Wax as a future WOW as well!  The other three I'm automatically approved for, so I will see if I actually download them.  

Free e-books:








   The first one was  Nook book, the others were all free on Amazon.  

So that's what I added to my shelves this weekend.  What did you add to your shelves? 
 

38 comments:

  1. Happy Belated Birthday!! :)

    The books you got are new to me - so I am checking those out!!! Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks! Maybe you'll find one or two to add to your TBR list. Glad you could stop by!

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  2. A lot of your new books are new to me. They look fantastic.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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

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  3. Happy birthday! I'm looking forward to the Black Widow book a lot, hope to get to it soon. And good luck with NaNo!!

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    1. It was really good. I hope you're able to get ahold of it soon as well! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I'm very curious about Gilded Cage. Hope you enjoy delving into your book haul! :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. It definitely looks like a good one. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Gilded Cage has a stunning cover. Happy Birthday! Movie tickets are fun. Congrats on meeting your goal. I hope you have a wonderful week Lisa.

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    1. Yeah, so many movies I want to see! Hoping to get more reading done this week. And more catching up on my DVR shows! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I wasn't a fan of Surviving the Evacuation as I got tired of the MC...hope you enjoy it better!

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    1. Hmm, interesting. Well, it was free, so if I don't like it, no biggie. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Great haul!! looks like you had a great week. I've not heard of any of the E-galley's yet but that just makes it more fun to check them out. I love the kindle freebies. Thanks so much for sharing. I hope you enjoy your new books. Have a great week.

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    1. Yeah, always nice to see things that we didn't know about. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Happy belated birthday. You got some terrific books. I hope you enjoy them. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thanks! Can't wait till I can get to most of them. Glad you were able to visit!

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  9. I read the first Vault of Dreamers book, but it's been so long I can't remember what happened. I'll have to read it again before tackling the sequel. Have a great week!

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    1. I think I remember enough about it to read on. Here's hoping. Never have time to re-read anything anymore. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I've heard a lot about Embers, but haven't gotten to it (that and it takes a lot of effort for me to start a new series at this point). But if it's free on Amazon...

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    1. I've seen it around, and it was free.... so in the odd chance I ever have time to start a new series. :-)

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  11. I am curious about Gilded Cage! I didn't love Vault of Dreamers, but I'm curious about the second book. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a great week, Lisa. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Yeah, there were a lot of issues I had with Vault of Dreamers, but it was good enough that I want to see what happens next. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Looks like you have a busy week ahead (I know I'm late with the comment, it's midweek already!) And great haul. They look amazing!

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    1. Ah, no big deal. I just remembered this morning that I needed to go back to the list and start visiting some other blogs! Thanks for visiting!

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  13. Wow. Some fantastic looking books. Thanks for sharing the freebies. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Lisa.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. I am excited for all of them. HOpe you can still get in on some of the freebies. Thanks for returning the stop!

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  14. What a great week! That Gilded Cage cover! **swoons**

    I may go steal that zombie freebie! Anything London and zombies is a win in my book! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You should definitely go see if it's still free! I love when I find freebies that way. Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Aw, happy birthday!! I am excited to read The Rule of Mirrors! I didn't even see it but after I saw this, I searched for it and requested, so fingers crossed ;) Thanks for that! I am really curious about the others too- especially Wax and Savage. But I am just not sure enough to request yet hahah. I hope you enjoy all the new books!
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. Yeah, I'm trying to limit myself in what I request to things I'm pretty sure I will read. HOping that will cut back on the not getting things I've requested read like what happened this year. Thanks for visiting!

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  16. Gilded Cage actually looks really interesting! I hope you enjoy!

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    1. That's what I thought! So I had to grab it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. You have some interesting looking new books! I'll have to check those out! Thanks for stopping by, I'm returning the favor. :D Have a great week!

    Kristine @ The Writer's Inkwell

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    1. Thanks! They are are all sounding great to me. Love your name on here! Thanks for returning the visit!

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  18. Three reviews in a week... color me totally impressed! :) And happy (belated) birthday! Sad that there were no books involved, but Pitch Perfect 2 was lots of fun. Hope you get a great start to NaNoWriMo on Sunday. :)

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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    1. Well one was an audiobook, that I'd been listening to in my car, so that makes up for any time I can't read in wasted driving to and from work time. :-) I'm nervous but excited for Sunday! Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Lots of lovely books! Happy reading :) and happy belated birthday

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