Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday Post #77 and Stacking the Shelves January 8th, 2017

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.   I'm going to try to keep on the ball with this for 2017.  I think in a way it did help me keep up with my progress on my challenges.

Last week on the blog:
It felt kind of weird this past week to only have one promo post.  Very unusual for my blog these days. But don't worry, it will pick up soon!  I know I have many promos coming up.  I'm proud for getting my goal of 2 reviews a week in, and the fact that I was able to knock out a bunch of ebook reviews from last year.  I still have a lot of reviews to get caught up on for 2016.  I keep saying I'll do one review a day, but then I get home from work and it doesn't get done.  So that is something I really need to do.  I don't want any 2016 reviews still hanging once January is over.

This week on the blog:
  • Promos:  Friends ForNever by Melissa Baldwin, and Dangerous Crush by Krystal Caswell
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Reviews:  The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, Free/Cheap E-book reviews from 2016
  • Possible Reviews:  Audiobook Mini-Reviews - United by Melissa Landers, Letting Go by Molly McAdams, and Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton; Beautiful Bastard series #1 and 4 by Christina Lauren; Retreat by Jay Crownover; A Promise Kept by Anissa Garcia
 As you can see, there are a lot of reviews I need to get done.  And even what is listed above is not all of the 2016 books I have left. Plus at least one of those books will be my first read of 2017.  So, I have a lot to work on this week!  I'm not going to spend a lot of time on what else is going on this week because I need to get more blogging done besides just this post.





Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  As usual of course there were way too many ebooks to share, but only a few physical books, so this will be short and sweet.

Books received from other people:





  The first two I got in successful books for trade on Twitter.  The last ARC was kind of a surprise, I don't remember requesting it.  But maybe I did.  Anyway, I've been seeing it around a lot of blogs lately, so I'll be very interested to read it.

Books I purchased:





  The first one was a smoothie book I found at the bookstore where I work and really the price wasn't bad for it.  I also paged through and looked at most of the recipes, and they pretty much were all very easy, a reasonable list of ingredients, as well as not really weird ones.  Of course now that it is really cold, I've not been in the mood for smoothies.  The last two books were both purchased at the Dollar Tree for $1 each!  I love that store, it's so bad for me to go in there.  

E-galleys:





  The first two books I got from the authors, and I'm almost done with Retreat, which was a surprise book from Jay Crownover.  Easy is the sequel to one of my favorite books last year, Prude, and I can't wait to get it read this month as well, review should be around January 26th.  The third book is from Netgalley.

Now, I realized this week that I had 7 books I had agreed through emails to review, and so I'm going to do my best to get through them this month if at all possible!  And from now on, I have got to do so much better about not agreeing to anything until I get it written in my calendar/planner.  

So that is the list of books I got last week, and all the things going on with my blog lately.  What have you added to your bookshelves?  Anything exciting on your blog I need to make sure to check out this week?  

While you're here, you have until next weekend to enter my January 2017 Book of Choice Giveaway HERE.   

32 comments:

  1. I hope you enjoy all these! Replica sounds so good.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  2. 2 reviews a week are great. I liked Replica and Under Rose- Tainted Skies has gotten my attention I think I want to read that. Will be curious to see what you think of it. Good luck with the reviews!

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    1. Ah, so not doing well with the reviews, but then again, I was sick yesterday and part of Sunday, so not going to make myself feel too bad. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. I don't think I'm behind on a lot of reviews, but I really need to pick up my reading. I haven't read much these past few weeks with being sick and all that. Sigh. I'll get in the swing of things soon. I hope you can keep up with reviews though!

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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    1. Being sick is not fun. Especially if you're so sick you can't read! I am just too far behind on reviews, and don't seem to be getting further ahead! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. $1 books would get me into trouble too. Enjoyed the Violet and Luke series.

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    1. Yeah, it's too tempting. There have been too many times I've driven to all 5 of the ones near me within two days just to see if anyone had anything different.

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  5. I'm trying not to take in as many review books so I can get to ones I've been owing. And my blog is somewhat quieter because of that. It's weird not to be rushing to get posts up and spending so much time building them. Kind of nice though:)

    My Sunday Post

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    1. I've got to do that as well. Trying to hard that whenever I start to click on an email to go take a review book, I stop myself. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Under Rose-Tainted Skies is a great surprise!! Hope you love it!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I hope so as well! Thanks for visiting!

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    1. Thanks, I've got to get going, it's Tuesday and no new reviews for the week yet! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Nicely done with the trading! And a surprise ARC, that is fine. I'm curious to see what you thought of The Bear and the Nightingale - lots of positive reviews and love for that book. :D I hope you enjoy all of your new books, Lisa!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a lovely week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. The Bear and the Nightingale almost didn't have a good review for me, I almost DNFed it. But turned out it was worth continuing. Thanks for returning the visit!

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  9. I've got quite a lot of reviews from last year that need to start going up on the blog this year but I seem to have sooo many other posts to go up as well! Erk! Enjoy your new books!

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    1. It isn't so much other posts to do as just time! Gah! Plus all the writing I want to do outside of my blog. Craziness. Well, thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Oh, I hope you like Under a Rose...!!! It really is a good book for the YA audience, IMHO. I loved the protagonist's voice b/c she's got quite the wit.

    You're reading Retreat, too!!! Jeez.. I need to get with the times. It's on my TBR and it's going on my wishlist pronto :)

    Have a great week!!!

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    1. I hope so too! I've heard so much about it. I am now really intrigued by your description of the protagonist because I love funny characters. Retreat was really pretty good! Thanks for visiting!

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  11. You got some awesome new books! I really liked Stealing Snow, so I hope you enjoy it :)

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. I can't wait to read it. It sounds so good! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I really liked Under Rose Tainted Skies. I hope you do too. Have a wonderful week, Lisa.

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    1. It definitely seems like everyone likes it. So excited to read it now! Thanks for visiting!

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  13. I want to read Replica, hope it is good. Congrats on two reviews a week, that is awesome. Hope the week ahead rocks!

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    1. I have heard pretty good things about it so far. So I am looking forward to fitting it in. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I hope you enjoy all your books and have a great week!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

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  15. Replica is the one I look forward to reading too. Happy reading and blogging ;-)

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    1. I know, can't wait to get to it! Thanks for stopping by!

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