Last two weeks on the blog:
- Promo post - Resolution: Huck Finn's Greatest Adventure by Andrew Joyce
- Waiting on Wednesday: Nothing More by Anna Todd, and The Swan Riders (Prisoners of Peace #2) by Erin Bow
- Cover Characteristic: Only the Back of People and Benches
- Reviews - Exile for Dreamers (Stranje House #2) by Kathleen Baldwin (blog tour and giveaway), The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye, 5 NA free/cheap ebooks, and Shadows/Opposition (Lux series #0.5, #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Audiobook Reviews - Until Fountain Bridge (On Dublin Street #1.5) and Down London Road (On Dublin Street #2) by Samantha Young, Lady Renegades (Rebel Belle #3) by Rachel Hawkins, and Faking It (Losing It #2) by Cora Carmack
- May end of the month wrap up post
My vacation in Branson over Memorial Day weekend was nice. Although a couple of the nights I had to share a room with my mom and stepdad. So now I'm looking forward to my "me" vacation at the end of June when I'll be staying in a friend's condo in Fort Collins, Colorado for 3 or 4 days by myself. I plan to do lots of reading, and lots of writing, and with no dogs, it should be heaven. I've never driven that far by myself either. So I'm a bit nervous about that. But I'm also looking forward to all the time to listen to audiobooks in the car. Which is good, because the drive on I-70 through Kansas gets pretty boring the further west you get.
This week on the blog:
- 2016 Debut Authors Bash featuring Janet B. Taylor, author of Into the Dim
- Waiting on Wednesday
- Blog Tour and Review: Vanquished by S.E. Green
- Audiobook review: Rome (Marked Men #3) by Jay Crownover
- Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
- Cover Characteristic: lipstick
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected. When last week ended, I thought I was going to have a nice small stack, even with a lot of ebooks. However, when I got back to work at the bookstore on Tuesday, I realized it was our summer employee appreciation days, and we got 40% off books instead of our normal 30%. So, let's just say my pile of physical books got bigger.
The books above are all ones that I purchased this week. The ones standing up are ones I haven't read before. The 2nd one over, Minutes Before Sunset, is one of the authors that will be at our store next weekend. The one on the bottom, Down London Road, I have listened to already on audiobook, but I needed to own it for when I meet the author in September. I'll probably actually listen to the audiobook of Rowdy when I get that far in the series, but I will need to own it for an autograph, and it was the only one we had on the shelf during our employee appreciation days. And the other two are in series that I've already started.
These are also books that I bought during out employee appreciation days, but I wanted to share them separately because they are all from the bargain section. Now I've already read Confess, but I loved it, and need to own it. The second one just looked good, and the last two are an author that will be the NOLA Story Con in September, and I've already read one of her books, so may as well get these bargain ones!
Two new coloring books. I had really wanted to buy them before I went down to Branson, but didn't have the money then. And of course, with the 40% off I had to buy them.
The first book, Sojourn by Tara Dawn, I won from a giveaway on Goodreads. The next two books were trades. The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost is one I had wanted to get when I went to BEA 2014, but didn't get. And now the author is also going to be at NOLA Story Con, so I need it to read and get signed! I've already read/listened to Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover, but again, I loved it, and want to own it. And finally, Ashes (Seeds of America #3) by Laurie Halse Anderson. Now I think I'm going to end up with two copies of this one. It was one of the books I really, really wished I had gone to BEA this year for. I've loved the first two books in this trilogy, and have been waiting so long for this one. This copy came from my OTSP Secret Sister, who with the clues she gave me, I now know is Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction. And shortly before this arrived, I had just traded on Twitter for this very book. Let's don't talk about that trade though. I made a big boo-boo and sent the book I was trading to the wrong person. Fortunately that person is being great and forwarding it on to the right address for me. Thanks goes to Sara at A Gingerly Review.
The first one is from Edelweiss. The second two I got for tours that I'm on, although I think I may already have Girl in the Shadows from Netgalley. The bottom two are from Netgalley, books I got approved for, or am part of a tour for.
Free or cheap ebooks:
This is going to be too many! But here we go!
Yeah, that is way too many, I know. So, the top 3 came from the actual authors. The bottom three were Nook books from Barnes and Noble. All of the rest are Kindle books. But a few may have been part of my Kindle Unlimited subscription, so I may not have them anymore after I cancel the membership.
Yeah, way too many books this week, I know. But hey, books are my crack! So, what books did you add to your shelves this week?