Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday Post #49 and Stacking the Shelves January 17th, 2016

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.  Another busy week.  Even though my plan is to post less, so far it's not happening.  Of course part of that is because I signed up for tours and stuff last November when my plan was to post every day of the week.  I'm working on not doing that anymore.  Anyway, here is what you might have missed:
Last week on the blog:

My blog seems to be back up and working.  I'm trying my best to get to all the comments and then returning comments on other blogs.  However, I've found that checking the box for "follow up" comments leads to so many that aren't necessarily replies to my original comment.  So not sure if I'm going to continue that.  Can't really add the time it takes to scroll through and check them all for that.  Had some issues around the house.  I've got a toilet that isn't constantly running, but is running a little bit every so often, so it's got to be fixed.  And now I also figured out that my icemaker isn't making ice!  So I've got to figure that out as well.  I use ice in just about every drink I have!  Especially ice water!  And I have a crushed ice thing on my fridge, and now I can't get that.  

Coming up this week:
  • Rainbow Blitz for Shade Me by Jennifer Brown - my favorite color orange
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Blog Tour and Author Interview:  Lightning Kissed by Lila Felix
  • Blog Tour and Review:  Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
  • Cover Reveal:  Elementals #2:  The Blood of the Hydra by Michelle Madow
  • Cover Characteristic:  Moons
  • Review:  Will to Survive (The Rule of Three #3) by Eric Walters
  • Possible Reviews:  The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey (Audiobook), The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
I also started a new egalley this week that I'd been so excited and surprised when it showed up on Edelweiss, but as I started reading it, unfortunately it didn't quite grab me the way the first book in the series did.  So I will be DNFing Burn by Elissa Sussman.  I loved the first book, Stray, but what I loved about that book hasn't really been in this book, so I have to move on.  There was another egalley that was good, I did like, but it is one I want to actually have the finished book to read.  So I will be doing a quickie review on Netgalley as part of my Netgalley challenge, and write those types of things about it. 

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  Well, it's obvious I'm not on a book buying ban, although I only bought a few of these.  And I also have still been good about not opening the free ebook emails.  :-)

Books purchased:

My purchased books are all ones that were on the new shelf in the humor section at the bookstore where I work.  I have the Arrested Development  Mad Libs, but when I saw these two, The Big Bang Theory and New Girl, I had to have them as well.  The third book is called Tinder Nightmares.  I've only dabbled on the Tinder site, but when I opened up this book, it got me laughing almost as hard as the Damn You Autocorrect books do.  

Bookmail from author:

I had recently won a copy of another book by Michael Phillip Cash, which is still sitting on my TBR pile, I need to get to it!  But then it was awesome when this package arrived in the mail this week with a couple of his newer books.  I'm really excited about The History Major.  

Books for trade:

Some awesome books for trade here!  I need to go post on Twitter a thank you with the twitter handles of the people I traded with so that people can see who are reliable traders!

Other physical books:

I won A Madness So Discreet from Natalie at Book Lovers Life.  The other book, Remember to Forget is an ARC I picked up at the bookstore where I work.  It will probably go on my books for trade pile until I can get to it.

Ebooks won:

I won these two ebooks from the author in her stop on the Young Adult Faeries and Fantasy Giveaway Hop.
I did get a few egalleys this week, but I keep forgetting to make a list, so I can't remember which ones they were.  Grrr.  

That's my week.  What did you add to your shelves?