Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Post #54 and Stacking the Shelves April 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 full week on the blog!

Last week on the blog:
I didn't work until Friday, so I got lots of blogging done ahead of time this past week.  It feels nice!  I did get both of my planned times at the gym in, as well as a 3rd to make up for only one time the week before.  I got 4 reviews in this week, when my goal is 2, I definitely made that!  As you might have noticed, I also changed my header to one that I had made for me earlier this year.  The problem is now I have to figure out how to change the background.  Plus, the button they made me is pretty tiny, and I need it to be bigger, and then I need to make it with the little html box below it.  What do you think of my new header?  It is changed to include my two current dogs, Dora and Argyle, with my Sydney, who was the only dog in the other one, an angel, looking down on us.

This week on the blog:
  • Reviews:  Elementals 2:  Blood of the Hydray by Michelle Madow, Calendar Girl Vol. 1 by Audrey Carlan, and The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Audiobook Review:  Rule by Jay Crownover
  • Discussion Post:  Rating Books
  • Cover Characteristic:  Alcoholic Beverages
I'm working on an e-galley that I'll be posting a review on in the week following this one as part of a tour. This coming Friday I'm finally getting my air conditioning fixed, I cannot wait!  There was one night this week when it was up to 78 degrees in my house when I went to bed. That is too hot to sleep in.  Fortunately it's been getting pretty cool at night, into the 30s, and so that has helped most nights.  Just a few more days!  Can't wait until it is actually cold in my house at night!  I can save money keeping the heat turned down during winter, but I can't help during the summer, I need it cold!  I was kind of bad this past week about downloading free ebooks or very cheap ones.

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  I did bad with e-books this week.  Oops!  Better with physical though.

Physical books:

I had to order this one print on demand about a week ago.  You see the author, Tessa Gratton, came to speak to the young writers group at the high school where I am a librarian on Friday.  So I had to have something she'd written for an autograph since every other book I have of hers is already autographed.  :-)  She was great!  I think the students had a great time and got a lot of good tips from her!


Only downloaded one egalley this week.  Yay me!

Free or cheap ebooks:

The top two were free, not sure if both were from Amazon or not.  The bottom two cost 99 cents each, the one on the left from Amazon, and the one on the right from Barnes and Noble.

So that is what I got this past week. What did you add to your shelves!