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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #3

This feature was originally started by Team Tynga's Reviews.  Please check out their wonderful blog.  

With getting ready for Halloween, I didn't read too many books.  I only read Vicious by V.E. Schwab throughout the week.  Then I floundered about what the read next.  I finally settled on an ARC of Crystallum by Laney McMann.  It looks good so far.  This was "The week of free books!" as you will soon discover.  Beside my approvals from NetGalley, I went thrifting and found two great books.  Then I got notified from my library that two books I have been waiting on for ages had arrived.  Finally, the big score:  a co-worker was cleaning out her bookshelf and brought a giant box of books to school!  I only took five books, but wanted several more.  I think we are thinking of setting up a lending library in the break room, so I will happily return these books when I finish them and add others to the work library.  I think this is a wonderful idea and am so happy to be working with people who love reading as much as I do. 

Acquired from NetGalley:


Thrift Store Finds:


From the Library:


From a Work Friend Cleaning Out Her Bookshelf:



Posts for the week:

Sunday, October 25:   Spreading the Blogger Love #2

Monday, October 26: Book Review of Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer

Wednesday, October 28:  Book Review of Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Thursday, October 29:  Three 4 Thursday Classics from the 1920's you should re-read

Friday, October 30:  Feature & Follow Friday

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  1. OOoh nice! Other than Shiver these are all new to me reads! Hope you enjoy them all!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Thank you Jessica! It seems when it rains, it pours...books! Mow I need to get reading! Have a great Halloween.

  2. I adore Vicious. It's one of my favorites. I've never read Shiver, but it has been on my list for ages. To All the Boys I've Loved Before is cute and fun. Hope you love all your new reads. I love working with readers, too. Have a great weekend!

    1. I'm excited by all these books, but with work and kids, the pressure is on as far as finding time to read! i thought I was following you, but I couldn't find you on my links, so I followed you on Bloglovin, to make sure. Have a great week.

  3. Do you ever feel like there are long gaps in titles you want from Netgalley, then all of a sudden there are tons? It sure goes in cycles for me. Hope you love your new additions to the TBR!

    1. Yes, suddenly I've got six ARC's and my approval rating went way down! Pressure!!! I need a day to take a breath and just sit and read. have a restful weekend.

  4. That's a very eclectic mix of books. I read Madame Bovary a while ago when I decided that I really ought to read more of the classics that I had failed to read while in school. It was pretty good, but I was painfully aware that the writing style and vocabulary is significantly different than in contemporary books.

    I wound up with a lot of books this week due to library books suddenly showing up, too. I've been trying to stay away from NetGalley for a while so that I can focus on finishing up my challenges for 2015.

  5. I love my Library! I usually get my books from there so it was weird to get to own so many physical books this week. I read Madame Bovary in college, and I remember being really mad at the injustice of it. I wanted to read it again and see how a few decades changes my perspective (if at all).

  6. Everything written by David Sedaris is sure to be a hoot! I will have the pleasure of hearing/seeing him live next month!

    1. Oh, that sounds like fun! It looks like a fun, quick read. Thanks for reading my blog!

  7. Great haul! The book lending is a great idea. I want to do to something like it in my area but I have a hard time trusting people with my books. BUT maybe I can start with buying books from thrift stores and setting those up for lending instead. haha, we'll see.

    1. I think once I give a book away, I don't expect it to come back. Hopefully, the person can pass it on to someone else to enjoy. I hope the lending library we set up at work will be "put a book in, take a book out", and that as people finish a book they will bring it back to get another.

  8. Happy Halloween for yesterday! You've got a lot of great books in your haul this week! :) I read and LOVED To All the Boys I've Loved Before, it was such an adorable read. I really hope you enjoy all of your books.

    Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm

    1. Thanks Charnell, I have started the Jenny Han book and I am loving it! Thanks for checking out my blog.

  9. Shiver is a fantastic find! The series is one of my favorites. :) To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a sweet book! I've heard plenty of great things about Armada, so hopefully you'll like it. Happy reading!

    1. I liked Armada, especially as an audiobook! I am in the middle of reading the Jenny Han book and it is so much fun! Thanks for commenting.

  10. I so want to read To All The Boys I've Loved Before! I hope you enjoy it :)

    1. It is a really fun book. It reminds me of myself as a clueless teen! Thanks for checking out my blog.

  11. When I reserved it from the library, I was about #150 on the list. I have two weeks to read it, but I think it will be a quick read. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  12. I hope you absolutely adore To All the Boys I've Loved Before!

    1. I like fun romance-type books as well as serious stuff! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  13. You have a handful of awesome and good looking books here! So many genres and beautiful covers! Happy reading and can't wait to see what you think about them! :)

    My STS: http://readingadd.blogspot.com/2015/11/stacking-shelves-38.html

    1. Wow, I just went to your site and followed you via GFC. You got approved for so many books! Very impressive! Thanks for stopping by my little blog!

  14. What intriguing-looking ARC choices - historical fiction is wonderful!

    Have you finished / ever read "Madame Bovary"? I'm halfway through it, myself. Lovely prose - i can only imagine how much better it must be in its original French!

    1. Hi Paloma, I have read Madame Bovary in college and I remember being really angry about it (maybe by the double standards for men). I want to re-read it, but I will not get to it until December. Thanks for commenting.


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