Sep 29, 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.

This was another stressful week. The interview I ended up having on Thursday was a bomb, the position had already been filled. So that was a bummer. I had another one call me and I returned the call and left a voicemail and didn't hear back from them the next day, so I'm trying not to turn to dark thoughts about what that could mean. I've another interview on Monday, but was asked to dress "business professional" which already worries me as my clothes are probably more along the lines of business casual, but still nice. The last time another company talked to me about what they considered "professional" it was all skirts and dresses or slacks...which I've black pants but they are not what you would call "slacks." So I'll give it a try with what I've got and still look decent enough and see how it goes.

Book week wise this week wasn't too bad! I added again to my Caraval collection! Yeah, I know. I went on a binge awhile back and now they all seem to be trickling in! Lol. I think I'm just waiting on 2 more that are coming from other countries...

Here's what I bought:

Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall
The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring
Archangel's War by Nalini Singh--I am sooo behind in this series, but I still buy them as they release! Lol.
Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco--since Kerri canceled her tour, I decided to order a book from her store so I can have a signed copy! I'll have two in the long run, but once my preorder gift comes along, they'll be different covers! :D

And then for the Caraval collection....

Caraval by Stephanie Garber--the Lithuanian edition!
Legendary by Stephanie Garber--the Dutch edition!

For review I received:

Batman: Nightwalker (Graphic Novel) by Marie Lu & Stuart Moore
Illustrated by: Chris Wildgoose (ARC)


This week I won:

Amazon Gift Card for winning the August Series Enders Challenge Monthly Giveaway!

THANK YOU Sandy from Somewhere Only We Know!

Other bookish goodies received:

My preorder gift for Ninth House came! I was surprised with how quickly it came! The book isn't even out yet! Lol.
THANK YOU Flatiron Books! 
My September Fairy Loot box!! This one was pretty cool! Though one item got a little messy an left residue over everything. Thankfully it was an easy cleanup!
 Cool things I bought:
The Handbook for the Recently Deceased! 
and look...
 It's a hidden book box!! I thought this was too cool, so I hand to order it!

And then I was at my favorite indie bookstore yesterday and saw this cute little sign that made me laugh and I had to buy it!
And that was it for me this week! What did you get?


  1. They had you come in for an interview knowing the position was filled? That's rude. I remember going for an interview, which I thought was for the position I applied for, and it was for something else. I felt so betrayed. Sort like if they had me come in to interview for a filled position. I am raging for you here. I own one "interview" outfit. I got it when I left teaching for interviewing, and I wear it every time. Good luck. I hope something works out for you soon.

  2. Job hunting can be so frustrating. I hope your next interview goes better. Building on Samantha's idea of keeping one "interview" outfit: you could see if you can find a "business professional" outfit in a consignment shop or thrift store. I wish you the best of luck with the job search, and hope you soon find the right job for you.

  3. Good luck for your interview on Monday. :)

    Enjoy you new books!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  4. Love the handbook, that is so cute.
    I hope you are able to find the right job soon. Interviews are so stressful. I am wishing you lots of luck and a hug!

    Have a great week, Jessica! Happy Reading all those awesome new books!

  5. Rules for Vanishing is SUPER spooky! I hope you enjoy that one! I'm sorry your interview was a bust. :/ I hope you find something perfect for you soon!

  6. Looking for a job is so stressful. I never knew what to wear to interviews which also added to the stress. I do hope that something works out for you. Great haul this week! I hope you enjoy them all and have a great week!

  7. Haha, just when I thought you had every edition of Caraval possible! A Lithuanian edition, that's pretty cool!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  8. Job hunting is stressful and there were times I felt that I might not get hired at all but hardwork and effort really pays off. Good luck with it! I'm sure you'll find something that's good for you.
    I love seeing your Caraval edition posts on Instagram!
    Have a great week, Jessica!

    czai @ the Blacksheep Reader

  9. love checking out all your goodies. nalini's book cover is very captivating
    sherry @ fundinmental

  10. Sorry the job hunting still isn't working out for you (or at least it wasn't as of this post---here's hoping you've made progress since then).

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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