Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Post #73 and Stacking the Shelves October 23rd, 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.   Saturday was my birthday!  And since I ended up  having a free weekend, I had time to do a Sunday post this week.  Family issues on one side of my family meant not doing anything with them this weekend. Then the other side of my family was all out of town.  So Saturday was a "me" day for sure!  I got up and drove to a bakery across town that makes the best sugar cookies with icing on them.  The two bakeries I like close by me were already booked when I called to get my favorite type of birthday cake. So this year I had cookies!  Then I went to a Dollar Tree over on that side of town (looking for $1 books!), and also to a Half Price Books store that I haven't been to before.  Neither had a lot that I wanted, and I was pretty disappointed in the HPB, but the cookies are delicious!  I also went this afternoon to play with a bunch of dachshunds, and the house had a fenced yard, so I took my two dogs to get to play outside.  Just to make your mouth water, here is a picture of  my cookies:

It was also one of my dogs, Argyle's birthday this past week.  Here he is with his "cookie" from Go Pet Go.

Last week on the blog:
I only did one post a day this week.  Yay for me!  I'm cutting back a bit, again, to try to get ready for November and NaNoWriMo.  Plus, the school year is picking up in the library, and it's been pretty busy, no time for posting and commenting, etc.  And even though I was trying to get caught up on all the books I have sitting waiting for reviews, I am going ahead and reviewing more at one time, but just scheduling ahead with them to fill in days in November.

Coming up this week on the blog:
  • Promo posts:  Spells and Sorcery (Lexie Carrigan Chronicles #1) by S. Usher Evans
  • Reviews:  Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and One King's Way (On Dublin Street #6.5) by Samantha Young (audiobook)
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Possible reviews:  Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams, Free/Cheap ebook mini-reviews, The One Real Thing by Samantha Young (audiobook)
  • Maybe Top 10 Tuesday - Top 10 scariest covers?
This will be a busy week with Parent Teacher conferences, but I only work next Saturday, at our big Harry Potter event at the bookstore.  And it is the last full week before NaNoWriMo, I need to get as organized and ready to go as possible!  I'm also behind on my Blog Ahead Challenge, I only have like 6 or 7 posts done.  Not sure if I'll get all the way up to 30 posts, but that needs to be done this week.  The Walking Dead comes back tonight.  I'm going to be so upset if they don't kill the person who dies in the comics.  As much as I like that character, sometimes you have to kill them off to keep the story going close to the original comic storyline.  I haven't walked since before I went to New Orleans.  Not sure when I'll get back to it, again, want to get writing 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 didn't do too bad with physical books this week, although I did do some Half Price Bookstore and Dollar Tree shopping.

Physical books:
The first book I found at the one Half Price Books I went to on Saturday, back in the clearance section for $2!!! And it's in good condition, at least as far as I can tell.  I've already listened to it on audiobook, but I liked it, so need to own it.  The second book was at the Dollar Tree for $1.  The last two books were in my October package from my OTSP Secret Sister.  I have been waiting on the final Slayer Chronicles book forever, so that was an awesome gift!  And I am a huge fan of Jonathan Maberry, and this was a book I missed out on getting the last time I went to BEA, 2014, thanks to an  issue with my sister while I was in NYC visiting her.


 The first book is from Netgalley, the rest are from Edelweiss.
 Free or cheap e-books:

All of the books above were free, except for the last one, That One Moment, which my OTSP  Secret Sister sent me for my birthday!

  This one was 99 cents, but I totally now see why everyone has been making a fuss over this one.  It is so good!  I will probably be buying the next two books when I can!

That's what I added to my shelves this week.  How about you?