Jun 23, 2019

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! The meme is now hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality.

I write this post to you early, Thursday in fact! This is my haul thus far and if anything is acquired Friday and Saturday, I will feature it in next week's haul post!

The week, though somewhat shortish, was brutal. Still making the way too long commute to a job I can't stand--physically and mentally--for too little pay. So many of our original team that came down here has left, at least from what I've heard. I don't even get to see my old coworkers anymore, it's kind of sad. Thus my determination to get the hell out of there as soon as I can. Job search has been slow going. I had one phone interview and was told immediately the next day that I was a no-go, they really don't like to string you along like other companies, but damn that was fast! Lol. 

I'll admit at least my haul was spectacular to take the sting out of this week's rejections! Take a look...

This week I bought:

Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian--I've been trying not to buy sequels before reading the first book, but when I saw this one was UNDER $10 on Amazon last week, I made a one click decision!
Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa--keeper copy
Cinder and the Prince of Midnight by Susan Ee--hoping to enjoy this one despite hearing a few so-so comments about it

I received from the publisher:

A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh (ARC)--curious to see what Nalini's first thriller/mystery will be like!
A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer (ARC)--SUPER excited for this one!!

THANK YOU Berkley Books & Bloomsbury YA!!

Momento by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff--my preorder incentive arrived this week too!! Was super happy to see that one when I came home!

THANK YOU Knopf Books for Young Readers!

And then it was just this past week Amazon invited me to join the Vine program! I had heard about this program awhile back but was never invited to join. Well that changed this week! And I picked my first book...

You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook--though I'll admit, I was kind of surprised that they sent an ARC since this one's been out since March! Anyone else a Vine member? Is this normal?

THANK YOU Amazon Vine!!

Then in an amazing trade/deal with Lily-Beth, I received one of my unicorns!!

Caraval by Stephanie Garber--the TESCO PAPERBACK!!!
THANK YOU Lily-Beth!!!!
And then I made a rather impulsive eBay purchase...but I've zero regrets!
So apparently there was a kind of coin collection among Disney that I did not know about at all! I knew of one because I remember my mom buying a few of the coins on clearance at our old Disney Store when it was still an amazing store.
Anyway, this line of coins was another collector set, but then I saw the Beauty and the Beast coin: it featured BELLE with a BOOK!!! Why I'd love to have collected this series, I'm happy with Belle alone!
And that's it for me! I wonder if any of my other goodies will arrive while I'm MIA. Most likely because that's just my luck! I will admit that coming home to seeing a box/big envelope or whatnot when I come home brings me great joy! Even when it's something that I bought myself! Lol.



  1. Oh my goodness, I need to check out Memento! I'm not a huge short story/novella fan, but an exception can be for anything related to Illuminae :D And I can't wait to read Soul of the Sword!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  2. Sorry the job search is not panning out. I hope you get some better news soon. Glad you got some books to lift your spirits. Congratulations on being selected for the Vine program. Free stuff is cool.

  3. Job searching is brutal. I have been thinking that I should reach Caraval soon. Awesome that you got it. And just saw that someone else got Madness of Sunshine. Happy reading this week.

  4. A Heart So Fierce And Broken has an amazing cover! And I cant wait to read Soul of the Sword! Happy reading!

  5. lovin' all your new goodies. hope you enjoy them all
    sherry @ Sunday Memes

  6. Ooo, I really want to read Susan Ee's newest!!

  7. Bummer about your job and hope you can find something better soon! You got a lot of goodies!

    Happy reading and have a great week!
    Week in Review


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