Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sunday Post #52 and Stacking the Shelves March 27th, 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. I didn't get this done last week, so I'll include those as well.
Last two weeks on the blog:
I got a lot of reviews done the past two weeks, met my goal of 2 reviews a week by getting 3 each week!  However, I am now in the spot that I hear many other bloggers talk about, one I've not been in any other time, my reviews are not being done as soon as I finish the book, like they used to always be.  I now have the last book that I finished yesterday that will not be reviewed until April 4th.  I need to go ahead and start getting those done when I finish the book instead of waiting. During my spring break I got to meet Cassandra Clare for the first time, and also talk to Sarah Rees Brennan again.  I also decided to join into the Discussion Challenge.  I've had a few things about books that I get tired of people criticizing or making a big deal of, and so I started with my first post this past week, Fiction is Fiction, the link is above if you want to go check it out!  My spring break goal of reading one book a day, for at least five of those days was kind of met.  Now, two weeks ago though, I met my goal of getting to the gym and walking 3 miles once a week up until my spring break.  My reward for that was to get a tattoo, and so I got the infinity symbol that is part of the After series by Anna Todd.  Here is a picture of that:

This week on the blog:

  • Reviews:  Taking Chances by Molly McAdams, Summer of Firsts by Chen Yan Chang, Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
  • Promo Tour:  Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend by Alan Cumyn
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • End of March Challenge Wrap-Up
 I have a new goal for the gym, going twice a week until my summer break starts.  My reward isn't quite as cool as the tattoo this time, but I will let myself buy a new pair of Nike tennis shoes for walking when I'm down in Branson over Memorial Day weekend, at the Nike outlet.  And I will buy those along with my usual yearly purchase of a Coach purse at their outlet store in Branson.  I got one gift sent to my OTSP Secret Sister for March, but am planning a little bigger gift for April, using part of my March money limit for something a little bigger.  

 Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  Still keep adding to the shelves!  But I did get a couple this week in the mail that I'm not sure why I got them.  I don't remember entering contests for them, so it's kinda weird.

Physical books:

I won the first book, an ARC of Ruined.  The 2nd book is one that I emailed the publisher and begged for a copy of it, it sounds so cute!  The third one is a book I know I've seen around, but don't know quite how I got it?  I can't remember if I signed up for it through Shelf Awareness, or if I won it.  Ooops.  The next two are books I purchased.  Stray Hearts is two books together by Jill Shalvis and I found it at the Dollar Tree, for $1, so I grabbed it.  The Drawing In of Breath is a self-published poetry book by some students at my school.  And the last book, one that I've read, but don't own, and my awesome OTSP Secret Sister sent it to me!  So excited to now own it!

I honestly have no idea why I got these kids books in the mail.  I guess I will pass them on to some elementary librarians in my school district if they want them.


The first two are e-novellas, for a series that I had meant to get started on this month, but didn't.  Maybe next month.  Both were free, although The Mirror and the Maze won't be available till May.  The bottom two both cost, I rarely buy ebooks, but they were deals, and I had a $5 Amazon gift card to spend, so I used it for those.  

So those are the things I added to my shelves this week.  What did you add to your shelves?