Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sunday Post #68 and Stacking the Shelves September 4th, 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.  Last two weeks were busy, so I didn't get one done last Sunday, so this will be about the last two weeks.

Last two weeks on the blog:
It was kind of a busy two weeks.  I did get my two reviews a week goal met.  I got my End of the Month post done, as well as my Discussion Post for the month. I also started the sign ups for my annual September is for Sequels Challenge, I'd love to have someone, anyone join in!  This will be the first year I haven't had anyone join in.  Even my first year starting it I had people.  So go HERE to sign up!  I've started my first sequel for the challenge, making pretty good progress with it I think.  Since school has been back in I haven't gotten to walk three times a week as easily.  Although with a 3 day weekend this weekend, I've gotten the 3rd time in for last week. And I bumped the 3 miles up to 4. Which I'm going to try to keep getting my 3 times a week in, but do 4 miles each time.  And it's September, so I'm getting so excited for NOLA  Story Con at the end of the month!!!

Coming up this week on the blog:
  • Reviews:  Calendar Girl Vol. 2 by Audrey Carlan,  Lead (Stage Dive #3) by Kylie Scott
  • Cover Reveals:  Confessions of an Undercover Girlfriend by Kay Marie, and Match Fit by Amelie S. Duncan
  • Possible Swoon Thursday
  • Possible Top 10 Tuesday - something to do with TV shows, either my all time top, current top, or new tops
  • Possible Waiting on Wednesday
  • Possible reviews:  The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich, His Every Need by Terri L. Austin, Inclusions by Emily Duvall, Moonlight on Nightingale Way (On Dublin Street #6) by Samantha Young, and Redeeming Trust (sequel to Broken Trust) by Michelle Sodaro
It'll be a nice short week thanks to Labor Day.  So  I'm looking forward to that.  As I mentioned above I'm going to try to do 4 miles on each of my 3 days at the gym.  I'm going to try really hard to get some reviews done and double up on those posts to hurry up and get going.  I'm also hoping to really get some more writing done, especially to get ready for NaNoWriMo, hoping to get more outlining, etc. 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 have a ton of free/cheap ebooks since the last time I did a Sunday Post, but I've narrowed it down to just the past week's, and even that will still be a lot.  I do have three physical books to share as well.  

Physical books:

So the books above are all from two weeks ago.  On the left picture they are all ones I got for free.  I won the Weregirl from a Goodreads giveaway.  The 2nd one was from a publisher that had reached out and asked me to review.  Something in Between was at the bookstore where I work, and I picked it up, although mainly to see if anyone wants to trade something I want for it.  The books in the picture on the right are ones that I purchased.  They were having a really good deal on coloring books at the bookstore last week, so I chose to get the dog one that you see. The other book, Charged, I bought after I finished listening to the audiobook.  I should probably have waited so that I could have bought it in New Orleans to get it signed, since I can't bring as many books I thought I could bring to NOLA Story Con.


The Other Boy is an ARC I got from a Shelf Awareness post.  Naming the Stars is one that I got from a publisher requesting me to do a review.  Now, my big excitement for the week is the book below:

This book, this ARC!!!!!  When I got the email from Hannah at Irish Banana Book Tours, and I read that there would only be 10 physical ARCs available, I immediately promised my first born child to get a copy of this.  (In case that seems in poor taste, just realize that I cannot have kids, so yeah...)  And when I opened the package and found this inside, I was soooooo happy!  I love this series!!  Not only that, I think this will be the first book series that I will have copies of all the books in the series' ARCs.  I still pick this up and pet it and can't wait till it is the day I have planned to start reading it.  

E-books/galleys for review:

The first two I got requests to review. The third one I am part of a book tour for, and while I'm not planning to review it, I was sent the information to get the egalley just in case I still wanted to.

Free or cheap e-books:
Now, again, this is going to be a lot.  And while normally I only get free ones, there are a few I had to grab because they were part of a series and I needed to finish it or read on.

 Okay, whew!!!!  So many books again!  Maybe you'll find one or two that look good to you, and are still on sale.

So, tell me what you added to your shelves this week.

And don't forget to go check out my 5th Annual September is for Sequels Challenge and join in!