Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunday Post #46 and Stacking the Shelves December 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.  I had a busy week last week!

Last week on the blog:
Last week was really busy with it being the last week of school before our winter break.  Not only that, we got our huge delivery of the books our library ordered to refresh and update our collection.  Over two thousand books, in 99 boxes.  Yeah, all week I was singing:  "99 boxes of new books in the library, 99 boxes of books, open one up, shelve all the books, 98 boxes of new books in the library."  Try to get that out of your  head now.  I've still got sign ups for my "It's New to Me" Challenge going, as well as the giveaways for even just promoting it for me.  I'm thinking of maybe even changing the rules of the challenge so that it's not just new series, but maybe it could be new authors as well.  For new, I mean authors that you keep hearing about, and keep meaning to read, but have yet to start.  Just an idea.  Here are the links to the challenge and other giveaways I've got going till the end of the month.
This week on the blog:
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Top 10 of 2015 Challenge:   Best books read, best covers, Best -------of 2015(haven't decided, maybe bad boys), Best book boyfriends, Top 10 I'm looking forward to in 2016
  • Reviews:  HEAR by Robin Epstein, The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige (audiobook)
  • Possible Review:  Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Possible Challenge Sign-ups:  2016 Bookish Resolutions2016 TBR Reading Pile Challenge
  • Possible Christmas GIF post
Looking forward to doing the fun top 10 lists.  A couple reviews, although one book I'm reading right now I probably won't be reviewing till it comes out later as part of a blog tour.  No school this week, although I'll still be working at the bookstore Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.  I don't really want to work so much, but I'm happy for the money.  Plus, most of the time the hours are night, or if they are day, it's not till like 10 am, so definitely sleeping in, which is nice for staying up late and reading.  I actually don't have any tours I signed up to be a part of this week for a change.  Of course with the holiday this week, Thursday I'll be celebrating Christmas with my mom, stepdad, brother, sister-in-law, and my sweet 3 year old niece.  Then on Christmas day I'll celebrate with my dad, stepmom, and two sisters. 
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  Once again I had a major book haul this week.  And some awesome ones at that!Physical books:

These four books came from the Scholastic Warehouse sale.  All were half price.  I now, or as soon as one more trade comes through, will have all the Lunar Chronicles books ready to sit down and just read all the way through!

The first book you see is a book that was self-published by the Young Writers group at the high school where I am a librarian last year.  It contains poems and short stories that they wrote.  I finally got a copy for myself, as well as a copy for my library.  The second book is the final book in the Rot and Ruin series by Jonathan Maberry.  I would like to read it before the end of the year to add to my Series Ender Challenge goal.   
These two books I won.  The first one was through the Titans Thursday giveaway that Author Victoria Scott held.  I got to pick any book I wanted from the Book Depository.  The 2nd one I won from Britt at Please Feed the Bookworm.  However I now have two copies of this ARC, so one of them will probably be going up for trade on either Twitter or the Facebook group I've been trading in lately.

These two I got through trades.  I hadn't heard of Newt's Emerald until I saw it on a list the person had for trade.  I'm interested to see how it is!  Ice Kissed I've already read, and loved.  But I read the whole series as e-galleys, so I now need to own them, especially with those beautiful covers.  I still need the first and last books.

And the most exciting of all the books I got this week:

The box showed up and said "Ready to Ride".  I knew right away what was inside, an ARC for Victoria Scott's upcoming book Titans.  I can't wait to pick it up and get started!  The ARC itself had a plain white cover, so there was a poster in the box with it.



Now I know I said I was going to try to calm down on egalleys.  But what I've done, is write them down in my calendar, and then if I get time to get to them, I will go download them.  They are all ones that I was auto-approved for, so don't have to request them.  They'll be there until a certain date for me to download if I want to.  

So that is all I added to my bookshelves this week.  And also what I've got coming up.  I'm hoping to do another holiday post on Christmas with lots of Supernatural and other awesome gifs.  What did you add to your shelves this weekend, and what are you looking forward to this week?