Last week on my blog:
- Book Blitzes: Alterations by Stephanie Scott (Giveaway), Mr. Match (Mister series #5) by JA Huss (Giveaway), and Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil by Tim Symonds (Giveaway)
- Let's Get 2016 Over With a Giveaway - closes on Tuesday, followed by a second round being posted that same day!
- Waiting on Wednesday: Twist (Dive Bar #2) by Kylie Scott
- Cover Reveal: Salvaged (Saints of Denver #4) by Jay Crownover
- Reviews: Foreplay (Ivy Chronicles #1) by Sophie Jordan, and My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris
Coming up this week on my blog:
- Promo Posts: Hero High by Mina Chara, This Piece of My Soul: Tampa Suns Hockey (Clearing the Ice #2) by Robyn M. Ryan, Thrust by Sybil Bartel, Membrane by Michele Corriel, and The Elf by Max Dune
- Let's Get 2016 Over With a Giveaway Part 2 (Tuesday)
- Waiting on Wednesday
- Possible Reviews: Teach Me to Forget by Erica M. Chapman, The Royals trilogy by Erin Watt, United (Alienated #3) by Melissa Landers (Audio)
I have not been to the gym to walk since September. :-( I need to get back going. My only thing that is going to be bugging me, is the fact about how busy it starts to get this time of the year because of everyone else getting their New Year's resolutions started. Oh well. Guess in a way I'm doing the same. One nice thing is that they built a Planet Fitness closer to where I live, so I'm going to see about switching my membership over to that one. Which will give me way less excuse to not go to the gym.
Also, I have continued doing Waiting on Wednesday, although it has been several weeks, months since Jill at Breaking the Spine has posted a new one. I know that I'm not the only blogger out there concerned and hoping that Jill is okay. A few of you have mentioned taking over the meme, but coming up with a new name for it. If you decide to do that, let us all know, maybe a comment on the last WOW post to point us all towards it just in case.
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected. Let's just say that there is absolutely no way I can share all the ebooks I've gotten over the past two months with you, those number in the hundreds. Mostly free, but also a few purchased with Amazon GCs won from authors and giveaways. I also am not going to include any books below that I may have already tweeted about receiving. The books below are ones that may have been from before this past week, but are ones that I still want to share. I also have not been as good about keeping track of what egalleys I'm getting, at least not until I get my 2017 blog calendar set up, so won't be sharing those either. Just some actual physical books below.
In the picture here you can see on the left an ARC that was out for anyone to take at the library where I did a weekly write-in during November for NaNoWriMo. On the right is a book that my co-librarian picked up for me when he went to the National Council of Teachers of English convention in November.
On the left is the first book in the Redhead series by one of my new favorite authors, Alice Clayton. I have looked around for it, but finally had to give in and order it at my bookstore. I ordered it during our employee appreciation days so I could get it for 40% off. On the right is one of the Dollar Tree store finds. I haven't read this author before I don't think, but this is one that is right up the alley of the types of books I used to read all the time, and one I hope to fit into my other reads next year.
On the left side of this picture is a book I received through a trading group on Facebook called The Great Paperback Pay-it-Forward. You get partnered up with someone, and you set an amount with them, usually $15-20 and then you pick paperbacks off of their wishlist and send them to them. I know people say why not just buy for yourself, but I like buying for other people and don't feel as guilty about that as buying for myself. Plus they pick the book they send me, so it's like a surprise! On the right is a book I got through another trading group on Facebook, this one I just paid shipping for, the other person was just looking to get rid of some extra books. I don't mind paying shipping for an ARC, to me it is not the same as paying for it. It is when someone wants me to pay regular finished book price that I have an issue.
Okay, here are some more items I bought for myself. First was one of the bargain books that I'm hoping to start doing more writing exercises with this coming year. So I bought this one to add to my other pile of books to use. The other one in the background is the adult coloring book that features pages having to do with some of the most popular romances out there these days, including my favorite, the After series by Anna Todd. In the front you see some dachshund Christmas labels, and a little dachshund notebook.
I mentioned above that I would be probably doing a review of this series this week. Well, not only do I own these e-books, but I decided I needed to own the actual paperback copies as well. So they were bought during my employee appreciation days at the bookstore where I work where I get 40% instead of just the usual 30% off of books. I loved this series, and can see myself picking them up to read again and again.
Like I said at the start of this, the number of free ebooks I've been downloading has been crazy. But it's like if it is free on Amazon, has a four star or higher review, I can't seem to keep myself from downloading the different romance titles I hear about. I've also won a few $5 Amazon GCs that have allowed me to go and then buy the sequels to free books I've got, or other books that I hear about from authors on Facebook that I want to read. Maybe I can start again in 2017 and list them weekly.
So that is my really, super-duper quick recap of the past week and before. I'm going to try to get out and visit a bunch of your weekly posts today and tomorrow, so I hope to hear from all of you how your weeks went and what new things you added to your shelves. Thanks for stopping by!