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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Stacking The Shelves #12

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly feature started by Tynga's Reviews.  This is a blog hop, so go to their blog and check out all the amazing blogs and see what they read this past week.

It's been a weirdly productive week in reading and blogging for me.  I guess "Staycations" are fun!  I have been decompressing after last week's whirlwind of activities:  I made Tamales, cooked Christmas dinner, and made desserts for 20 or so people for a second Christmas dinner at my aunt's house.  Oh, and I made batches and batches of candied pecans (Thank you Pinterest)!
Tamale making!
candied pecans!

So this week has been all about the books, baby!

Here's what I read:

I know this book is listed twice.  I got this & immediately gobbled it up!

 Here's what I acquired from NetGalley:

From The Library:

What wonderful books did you get this week?  Which books are you looking forward to reading most?  Let me know in the comments.

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  1. OOh nice! Those are mostly new to me reads! Hope you enjoy them all!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Thanks you Jessica! I didn't get many new books this week, but I have many books already that I want to tackle. Have a great week.

  3. I keep seeing The Possibility Of Now around. What did you think of it? I still need to read PS I Still Love You. Hopefully as part of my Rock My TBR reading challenge. :) Also, those candied pecans look super yummy :)

    1. I LOVED The Possibility of Now!!! I will be putting up a review tomorrow (I am part of Nori's Sunday Street Team promoting it). It addressed so many things about student stress. This is a subject near and dear to my heart. I thought P.S., I still love you was sweet, but not as good as the first book. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I love the cover for The Bette Davis Club. I still need to read PS I Still Love You. I loved the first book. Happy New Year!

    1. The Bette Davis club was such a fun book to read: There's a chase for the runaway bride, and what she stole, fabulous fashion, and lots of style! Have a lovely New year.

  5. P.S. I Still Love You is so so good! I just love Lara Jean and Peter.

    1. I liked it, but I would have liked some interaction with Josh. Also, (Spoiler Alert)I thought the whole video thing was overdone. How could anyone pull that off at school and not get caught? It didnt' seem like the school even tried to find out who did it, until the dad stepped in.

  6. This last week has been slightly calmer for me as well after the craziness that is Christmas! Sounds like you had a lot of fun though and the time for reading was well deserved :) I hope to continue with the Lunar Chronicles this week
    Enchanted by YA

    1. I have the first three Lunar Chronicles books and I haven't even started them yet!!! What is wrong with me? I really wish I could read faster. But then I know (for me) I would miss out on the enjoyment of reading if I tried to power through a book too fast. Have a great week.

  7. I am looking forward to Passenger, Wandering Star, and tons more!! Nice books!!

    1. I have heard mixed things about Passenger, but I will probably end up buying it. I haven't heard about Wandering Star, so I'll need to look it up. Have a great week.

  8. I definitely need to catch up on the Selection series. I loved the first book but haven't read the rest. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. I enjoyed the whole series, and it is NOT my usual read. But it was a fun series. I think The Heir is about the next generation of royalty, and I'm eager to see what has happened to some of the characters. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Great haul and I think "staycation" are the best. I have a galley of The Bette Davis club but haven't started it. Glad you enjoyed your holiday.

    1. You should read it, it is such a fun book! It is such a tragedy that the author passed away.


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