Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sunday Post #59 and Stacking the Shelves June 5th, 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.  So, school has been out for two weeks now. And it doesn't seem like time is slowing down!  I did have more time to sleep in, but still seems like there was something going on every day.  I haven't done a Sunday post for two weeks either, because I was out of town last weekend, and then did an end of month post on the last day of the month.  So, here are the things that you might have missed the last two weeks on my blog.

Last two weeks on the blog:
Once again I've downloaded a bunch of free books on Kindle and have been reading through them quickly.  It's nice when I'm out with family, like when I was in Branson last weekend, and I can read  whenever I feel like I'm not part of the conversation, etc.  However I do need to go cancel my Kindle Unlimited trial subscription today so that I don't get charged for it.  It's nice, but don't really need to spend the money.  I did reach my walking goal two weeks ago, but I haven't purchased my reward for that yet.  I'm thinking a pair of Tom's. Although I need to pick what pair I want!  And have the money.  This coming week, starting today, I'll be changing my goal to 3 times a week with walking 3 miles each time.  And if I can do this until the end of July, I'll have to come up with another reward.  Maybe the Alta Fitbit.  Not sure.  Will have to think on it.

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
Now, the Debut Author post is looking like it won't quite be as planned. The author might be having a family emergency, so at the moment it may just be a quick promo post, and then I'll get the author's other parts for the post on a later date.  Next Friday-Sunday is the first annual "B-Fest" at Barnes and Noble, which is hopefully going to be a yearly teen event like Y'all Fest, etc.  We didn't get any really big authors for my store this year, but we do have a couple, one of which I bought her book last night and hope to get read before she is at the store a week from today.  I'll be working at my Barnes and Noble every day of the weekend so that I can help out with all the events.  The store kind of thinks of me as their "teen book expert" and I do love those books, so I'm excited for it!



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.

Physical Books:

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

E-galleys:









 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?

23 comments:

  1. What a busy week of reading and blogging. I was just wondering if I had enough material for my usual Sunday Salon Post because I have done so little this week except go to work, read, and veg out. Have a good week. -Anne@HeadFullofBooks

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    1. Oh, the weeks when I have only a little to share are really nice! So much easier to do these posts then. :-)

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  2. Sounds like you've had an exciting couple of weeks! Hope you have a great vacation and enjoy your new reads :)
    My Sunday Post

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    1. It has been a busy couple of weeks, and looks to keep being busy, well, later in the month anyway. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Wow. You weren't kidding when you said time has slowed down! Sounds like you had a great holiday weekend too. And so many amazing books. That's quite some haul:)

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Too many books! I've really got to get a hold on my buying and free ebook downloading. Thanks for visiting!

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  4. I requested As I Descended, cross your fingers for me!

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    1. Fingers crossed! It sure sounds like a good one!

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  5. That "B Fest" at B&N sounds fun. And glad you had a great Memorial day at Branson. I haven't been there but heard it's fun. Good luck with your upcoming vaca too! I just started Exile for Dreamers and am loving it so far!

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    1. If you have a Barnes and Noble near you, then you should totally check it out! Glad you're enjoying Exile for Dreamers! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. WOAH! So many new books! Girl, you are going to be busy for forever. :D I am curious about Gwenda Bond's newest book. I haven't read anything by her, but that one looks cool. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Lisa. :)

    Check out my STS post!

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    1. I know. I'll never run out of things to read. Never. I don't know if I even remember what it was like when I had to reread a book because I didn't have anything new to read anymore. I love Gwenda Bond. You need to give her a try! Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Wow, tons of books in your haul this week. It must be pretty cool to work at a bookstore (and to host authors there!). I would love it for the discounts, that must be cool. Also, you get to talk about BOOKS. Hey jealousy!
    I hope your event goes really well and that you get a chance to read the books before meeting the author.

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    1. The discount is so nice, but a little dangerous! :-) I'm working on the books. I'll probably get the first two done, but not the third. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. So glad you had a wonderful time on your vacation. Looks like you have a lot of reading added to your TBR. Always a good problem. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. I'll never run out of things to read. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  9. Wow, so many books! I hope you get to read as many of them as possible! Glad you had a fun time in Branson, but yay for a "me only" vacation. I don't think I'd want to be on my own, but a friend of mine has been talking about doing a writer retreat sometime because we both have ideas we really want to work on but never seem to have the time. haha

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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    1. I have a writer friend that has been very much a big part of getting me writing again, and I invited her, but she can't make it. So I'm going to go enjoy it myself! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Great haul. I see a few favourites (Rowdy & Maybe Someday)...I still have yet to read Confess.

    Enjoy all of your books, and I hope you enjoy you 'me' vacation.

    My haul

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    1. I haven't read Rowdy yet, but loved both of the Colleen Hoover books when I read them already. Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Audiobooks are perfect for road trips; and I love solo vacations. If people can't seem to get their minds around my going alone, I just tell them it's a retreat. I had a really huge haul this week also: My Sunday Summary

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    1. I'm growing to love audiobooks more and more! This is my first true solo "vacation" that hasn't been for a conference or something. Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. I just posted a give away for an Audible copy of Rachel Aaron's NICE DRAGONS FINISH LAST

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