Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday Post #63 and Stacking the Shelves July 10th, 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.   It's been another busy week! But I've still been getting lots of reading done, and also keeping up on getting at least one review post done a day to try to catch up.  

Last week on the blog:
I got a lot of reviews fit in this week, one part of a blog tour. So that was good.  Even with taking time away from working in my school library, I still didn't get a lot of what I'd hoped done.  I didn't get my 3 days at the gym last week, but I have plans to get in 4 days this week to make up for it.  I didn't get any writing done, hoping to fit that in this week.  I had a fiasco on Thursday night with tickets to a baseball game.  I'd won tickets at school last May for participating in an exercise challenge.  The tickets were donated by our assistant principal who has season tickets.  Her husband didn't realize she'd already given someone the tickets for Thursday night, and since they were out of town, he gave them to some co-workers. So when I showed up at the game with my friends, the seats had already been taken.  We ended up buying cheap seats, nosebleed section, and had a good time anyway.  But compared to the seats we would have had, right behind first base, and my favorite player, Eric Hosmer, it kind of was a disappointment.  The bookstore where I work is finally changing the hours so that we close at 9 pm instead of 10.  Last night was the last regular night of closing at 10 pm.  I am so looking forward to this during the school year when I won't have to get home so late on school nights.

Coming up this week on the blog:
  • Reviews:  The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater, Rowdy (Marked Men #5) by Jay Crownover (audiobook), and The Killer in Me by Margot Harrison (Book tour)
  • Cover Characteristic:  Balconies
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Book Tour:  Knight's Apprentice: Knights of the Immortals by Catrina Taylor 
  • Possible discussion post - not sure of topic yet
  • Possible  Swoon Thursday
So, another full week.  Still going to meet my goal of two reviews a week.  As I mentioned above I've planned to get my walking in four days this week to make up for only getting 2 instead of 3 days last week.  I'm going to try to pick one day this week for writing as well.  Starting the week of the 18th, the offices will be open again in my school, so I'll be trying to go in and work in my library again.  I've got a ton of shelving to do.  I need to finish weeding the fiction, as well as finish getting the 900s rearranged and adding and some more weeding in that section.  Then I've got furniture I want to get moved around, as well as other library ideas I want to get done. 

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  I'm not even going to pretend I didn't get too many new books this week.  I'm just going to say, "Yay books!" and share what I got.

Physical books:

Diane at FictionZeal sent me her copy of Dorothy Parker Drank Here, because when she reviewed it, I'd mentioned it might be one I'd like to read. So thanks Diane!  The middle book is from my OTSP Secret Sister, which I now know is Nicole over at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.  It's a series I've been wanting to start for a long time!  The last book I got through the Twitter #booksfortrade from Ava at Bookishness and Tea.

I won this book from the author on a Facebook giveaway when she was promoting her sequel to it.  I can't wait to read this one!

All of the above books came from the bookstore where I work.  I bought the top 3.  I'm currently listening to the audiobook of one of those, AsaThe Big Book of Autocorrect Fails was in our clearance sale, and since autocorrect things crack me up, I had to grab it for half price.  The three on the bottom are ones that the store was scheduled to return the stripped cover to the publisher this month, and since I think I need to try Katie McGarry before I have the chance to meet her at NOLA  StoryCon in September, I grabbed that one.  I still have to start Marie Rutkoski's series, but now I have book two for when I do. And then I've always been intrigued by the Sarah Beth Durst book, The Lost.

  Can't remember if I'd gotten the news about getting this one already or not, but I got an email from the publicist for one of my favorite authors, J.R. Johansson, this week about getting it, so I'm sharing it again just in case.


The top two I did go ahead and download.  I love the tv show Lucky Dog and so I thought I might really like to read the training tips from the host Brandon McMillan.  The other book, Denton Little's Still Not Dead, well I just loved the first book so much that I have to read this one!  The bottom two I put on my calendar, and I'm approved for them, but I won't download them until closer to pub date to make sure I have time to read them.  

Free or cheap e-books:
Yeah, too many again, I know.  


There are mostly romance, but a few YA books in there as well.    I've already finished one of the above, and have started another one.  

So, what did you add to your shelves this week?