Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday Post #65 and Stacking the Shelves July 24th, 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.  Not sure when the being busy is going to end, but it's still there!  And I didn't get one review a day written, so I'm still behind.  :-(

Last week on the blog:
I got my two reviews for the week in.  I had planned to do my discussion post this week, but didn't get to it, so I'm planning it for this Thursday.  I did my exercising like I should, so yay!  I also got to the movies this week, finally saw The Secret Life of Pets, and also went to see the new Star Trek movie.  I went in and worked with my new co-librarian on Monday.  It sounds like we have a lot of the same ideas, so I'm getting very excited for next year.  I got to go to the Royals baseball game on Monday night and it was a blast!  They were losing, and then, come the 8th inning, they brought it back!  It was so exciting.  I still insist that I probably need to be at the home games as a good luck charm to help them win.  They didn't win Saturday  night.  They did win Friday night, and while I wasn't at the game, I was visiting my grandpuppies over near the baseball stadium.  I've told you about my grandpuppies, right?  My male dachshund, Argyle, is still used by his breeder once in awhile.  Well, this is his second litter, and they were actually born on the same day as his first litter last year.  Here's a picture of me with one of the puppies.




Isn't he adorable!  :-)  Of course it is still pretty hot outside, so I'm ready for hopefully some cooler weather and getting to see him and his three siblings play outside.

Coming up this week on the blog:

  • Promo Posts:  We Awaken by Calista Lynne, The Architect of Song by AG Howard (Review and Giveaway), Wax by Gina Damico (Review and Giveaway)
  • Reviews:  The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Cover Characteristic:  Schools
  • Discussion Post:  DNFing books
  • Maybe Beach Reads in August Giveaway Hop
I've put my 3 days of walking on the calendar to make sure that I get them all in.  I also need to do some writing, but I know that this week I need to get into my library and get some stuff 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 did okay with physical books.  I only bought one, but got three others.  Ebooks, well, you'll see.

Physical books:




I won both of these from Jennifer L. Armentrout in a giveaway on her Facebook page.  I have to finish reading the Covenant series first.  I've got books 3 and 4 on their way from The Book Depository.  I decided I wanted the white covers.  :-)
I got this as part of the books for trade on Twitter.  I haven't read this author yet, but she is going to be at NOLA Story Con when I go in September, so I should give her a try before, right?  And then have this to get autographed?
I found this at Half Price Bookstore this weekend.  It's the next book in this series that I need, although I will probably listen to it as an audiobook.  I will eventually want to own all of them I think!  Just in case I ever get the chance to meet the author.  :-)

E-galleys:




Both of these are from Edelweiss. 





Free or Cheap Ebooks:

























 All of these I got from Amazon for the Kindle app, except the last one is for my Nook.  But I didn't realize that Masque is the second book in a series.  Grrr.

Free e-books/galleys:





All of these were given to me by the authors, either for review, or for signing up for their newsletter.

So, those are the books I got this past week.  What did you add to your shelves? Virtual or physical?

50 comments:

  1. Cute puppy! So adorable! And a nice big book haul...sounds like a good week all in all! I hope that I will be fully operational with new computer by next weekend and can get back to normal blogging!

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    1. Definitely was a good week. Hope you are up and going with your computer. I just realized I may be able to purchase my own laptop in a couple weeks, and stop using my work one! Woohoo! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. So much puppy cuteness! I just want to snuggle him. So many fantastic books! The NOLA festival sounds amazing. Have a great week!

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    1. The puppies are so sweet and cute!! I wish I could snuggle them every day. I cannot wait for NOLA, I mention it constantly on here I think. :-)

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  3. Aw, puppy is cute!! I love small dogs.

    Awesome books this week! THere are so many for me to go through! :) Have a great week!

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    1. I love my little grandpuppies! :-) So many books, I have really got to stop! I keep thinking that surely I've found all the free ones, and then every week, boom, there are more! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Sweet puppy! What a coincidence about the same birthday as the previous litter. Enjoy your haul.

    Stéphanie @ Tynga's Reviews

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    1. I know! It's so weird! But kinda cool. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Awesome haul and your grandpuppie is too darn cute for words! Have a wonderful week, I look forward to your discussion post:)

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    1. They are so adorable! I could just cuddle with them all the time if I was closer. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Puppies!!! Super cute! Enjoy your book haul!

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    1. Thanks! Can't wait to get to them! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. It's been hot and hopefully will cool down soon- just a bit. I have so many movies I want to see and haven't been to the theater in ages- glad you got to see a few. I've heard Star Trek is good even though I was skeptical of it.

    Have a great week!

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    1. I'm so ready for fall weather! Star Trek was good, a little more action than is my taste, but still pretty good. Thanks for visiting!

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    1. Thanks! I love my grandpuppies! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Aww, I love the puppy! I hope you enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I can't wait to get to them! Thanks for visiting!

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  10. Oooo, Wintersong! That is the only one catching my eye - I've seen a lot of buzz surrounding it. And the puppy has my attention too. :D 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 was excited to find it on Edelweiss. Can't wait to get to it! My grandpuppies are the sweetest little things! I wish I lived closer to the breeder so that I could play with them more. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Such a cute puppy! I feel you about this heat, I feel like I'm being held hostage in my home.

    And ooo Wintersong!

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    1. I'm excited to get to Wintersong. Thanks for visiting!

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  12. Lots of great books but I'm still looking at that pup! Love dachshund! I have one and I adore them all.

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    1. Dachshunds are the best! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. That puppy is so cute! We actually recently got a dachshund/border collie mix puppy and she's so adorable. :) Happy reading!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Ah! Would love to see pictures of that puppy, sounds adorable! Thanks for visiting!

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  14. The puppy is absolutely adorable!!! How did you like The Secret Life of Pets? We plan on seeing that this week.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. My Argyle makes pretty puppies! :-) I enjoyed The Secret Life of Pets, although there wasn't enough of the dachshund in it for me. Hope you enjoy it!

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  15. I haven't been by in a while, so I'm gad that everything is good! *waves hello*
    The puppy is absolutely cute, and precious, and adorable in all ways. I am so jealous that you got a copy of Wintersong! I hope that you enjoy it. :)

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    1. Well, I'm glad you stopped by today! Wintersong sounds really good! Just have to get time to get to it! And I just adore my grandpuppies. :-)

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  16. Aw, that puppy is adorable! It sounds like you had a productive week, so that's awesome. I really need to get back to the gym and start moving more. Sigh. I am doing fairly well with reading, but a bit behind on writing/scheduling reviews.

    I am curious about The Secret Life of Pets and the new Star Trek so I hope you enjoyed.

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm trying with the gym. We'll see just how well I can keep up once school starts again. I'm so behind on reviews. I enjoyed both the movies I saw this week. I recommend them both! Thanks for visiting!

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  17. Congrats on the giveaway win, and awww that puppy is so cute! Have a great week :-
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    1. It was a quick win and prize received. Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Oh my goodness that puppy is too cute for words, Lisa! What colour is he? He looks almost a little greyish.

    Enjoy your new books and have a wonderful week.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. He's got white, but more grey and black on him. He's a sweetie! Thanks for visiting!

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  19. Oh my gosh! That puppy is so, so cute. I have heard good things about Poison Princess. I look forward to your thoughts. Wintersong is on my TBR list. I like the sound of that one. Have a great week!

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    1. The funny thing is that I just did a trade for it, and at the same time I got an email from the publisher wanting to give me an e-copy of it to read. So now I'm really excited for it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Awww, puppy! Too cute! And wow, quite a week for book hauling! That will keep you busy!

    Thanks for stopping by Imaginary Book Club!

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    1. OH yeah, my book haul, ebook especially, will insure I never am without something new to read. :-) Thanks for returning the stop!

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  21. That puppy is just too cute. You got a lot of great looking books this week. I'm not exactly sure why, but Max is something I think I want to read. Not my usual type book, but hey, why not think out of the box. I swoon every time I see the cover of Wintersong.

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    1. There are a lot of good ones! Hope I can get to them soon. Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. Did you enjoy the secret lives of pets? I have heard mixed things about it so haven't been yet, though we probably will at some point. Have a good week.

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    1. I liked it. It wasn't exactly what I expected, but it was still cute. Thanks for visiting!

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  23. How was the new Star Trek movie? My Miguel keeps threatening to take me to see it, but I know better. We'll watch it as soon as it comes to video, we rarely ever go to the movies.
    I love the cover for Wintersong. I hope you enjoy all your new reads. Have a great week!

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    1. I liked it, although a lot more action than story. I love to go to the movie theater. At home I tend to read or play on my phone and not pay attention when I try to watch a movie. Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Way to go with the exercise! :D And those are two movies I'm wanting to see. :) Look at that puppy! He's so adorable! I could take him home. lol.

    Hope you have a great week and enjoy all your new reads!

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    1. It's been a good week so far, hoping it will continue that way! Thanks for visiting!

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  25. I want to see The Secret Life of Pets! Is it good? And the puppies! Omg so cute!

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    1. I enjoyed it! And have been enjoying the puppies when I get to see them! Thanks for stopping by!

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