Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sunday Post #71 and Stacking the Shelves October 9th, 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. With being in New Orleans last week for NOLA StoryCon, I didn't do a post last Sunday.  And the Sunday before that was really busy as well, so I'm actually a bit behind on these.  Because of that this will be a longer post than normal.

Last three weeks on the blog:
So, lots of reviews, but still a big pile waiting to be reviewed sitting on my coffee table by where I sit and blog usually.  :-(  Didn't get my walking done the last two weeks, although while I was in New Orleans I definitely got more than 10,000 steps almost every day.  Here are the pictures of me with all the authors I met at NOLA StoryCon:

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Samantha Young

Jay Crownover

Cora Carmack

Jenna Black

Kimberly Derting

Zoraida Cordova

Kresley Cole

Wendy Higgins

NOLA StoryCon was a blast.  All the authors were so nice and hung out with everyone.  In fact when we would be kind of worried about annoying them, or being a pain, they made a big deal about how they wanted us to come up and talk to them.  I had a great time in New Orleans as well.  The convention was so successful that they've already planned it again for next year, this time mid-September. I want to go, but don't know that I can afford it since I'll be volunteering at Apollycon in March, and will have to pay for a plane ticket.  Plus, don't know if it is fair to ask my friend in New Orleans to let me stay in his condo again for free.  Again, tickets go on sale so far ahead, that it is hard to decide this far ahead.  I'm still considering BEA in May, so that would be money too.  If you have the chance to go to NOLA StoryCon next year, I totally recommend it.  I got to spend a little time with a literary agent who is critiquing the first 5 pages of my novel, as well as  my query letter.  I also won one of the cool centerpieces from the Saturday night party, and got to have it autographed by Jennifer L. Armentrout, who is the main reason I went to this year's convention, at least until I started reading books by the other authors who were there and fell in love with them!  Here's the cool shoe centerpiece I won!

Cool, huh?  You'll get to see all the books I bought from the convention while I was there, since I could only bring 10 from home to get autographed.  I've got those pictures down below in the Stacking the Shelves part of this post.

Coming up this week on blog:
  • Promo:  An Arrangement by Lindsay Marie Miller, Embracing the Knight by Jenn Langston, Kiss Cam by Kiara London, and Bury the Living by Jodi McIsaac
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Reviews:  Illusion (The Heirs of Watson Island #3) by Martina Boone 
  • Possible Reviews:  There's Wild, Then There's You by M. Leighton, It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (audiobook), Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer, Dirty (Dive Bar #1) by Kyle Scott
I need to get back to walking again this week, so hopefully I'll get all of that set back up again.

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  I've got three weeks to share. Although I am only going to share one week's worth of free/cheap ebooks, because there are so many every week that I'd be going on forever.  

Physical books:

  The first picture is what I bought while working Saturday at the bookstore.  Notice the cool Big Bang Theory Monopoly game!  The second picture is the bag of goodies that I got from NOLA Storycon.  The third picture are the books I bought at NOLA StoryCon to get autographed.  Then there are two books I won.  Tormented Witch is an ARC I received in the mail unsolicited.  I got three Walking Dead novels from the stripped cover piles at work.  I ordered a copy of The One Real Thing and finally got it right before I went out of town. And when I returned from my trip, I found that I'd received an ARC of Crissa Jean Chappell's latest book, Snowbirds.  Some great books!

E-galleys from Edelweiss:

  E-galleys from Netgalley:

The one from Netgalley is the only one I've actually downloaded for sure.  The others are ones I've just put on the calendar just in case I have time to get to them, or can get in a blog tour for them.  

Free/Cheap e-books:
Okay.  Since I've not done a post in three weeks, there is absolutely no way I can put all of those here.  My estimate of the number I downloaded is 105.  There's no way I'm going through and adding all those to a post.  

But anyway.  Those are most of the books I added the past three weeks.  I've been out of the loop, so what have you added lately to your bookshelves?