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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Stacking The Shleves #19

Stacking The Shelves  is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  Go to their site for a complete list of all the participating blogs.  This is a huge Blog Hop, so take some time this weekend to look at all the varied and unique blogs out there.  Each week, there are over 100 blogs that post their Stacking The Shelves.   It is so fun to see what everyone is reading and receiving.

I skipped a post last week, due to my wildly unrealistic expectation of being a part of the Love-a-Thon blog event.  It looked like such a great idea and there were posts to do ahead of time (so many posts...).  Well, I realized on Thursday night that I should have planned better because there was no way I was going to be able to do all the work needed to participate in any meaningful way.  So I bailed!     

Here is what I read, and received in the last TWO weeks:


My favorite book read has got to be Sisi: Empress On Her Own, by Allison Pataki.  It is a grand, sweeping historical fiction based on the famous Empress Elisabeth (or Sisi) of Austria.  She was the Princess Diana of her day:  famous, beautiful, and dreadfully lonely.  I will come out with a review of this book soon.  If you like Historical Fiction, look for this book coming out on March 8th.

Books Bought:

With the movie trailer starting to show up around the web, I thought I should re-read this romantic tear-jerker.  I loved this book, and am really looking forward to the movie!

Books From The Library:

I am an aide in a school and the students I work with are reading this book for some of their reading groups. It looks really good.  I hope to read it quickly so I know what the students are talking about during discussions and reading reflections.

Received As Part Of A Blog Tour:

Whoo Hoo!  I signed up for two blog tours recently and I got both of these in the mail this week!  I am so stoked because I was just expecting to get digital copies!  I have some physical ARC, but that is just because I won some contests.  I feel like such a grown-up blogger now!


Speaking of being a grown-up blogger, I just celebrated my one year blogging anniversary!  In honor of that, I am doing a rafflecopter contest.  Follow this blog and enter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!!!  I feel really blessed to be a blogger and to be a part of such a wonderful community of bookworms!

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  1. I really want to see the film of the Imitation Game. I think the book might be too smart for me as I'm not gifted with things like maths and science! Have a good weekend and enjoy your reading!

    1. I haven't seen the movie, either. But the book is a graphic novel, so it has more visual ways of explaining all the scientific stuff. I usually do not like graphic novels, but this had a compelling story. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Oooh nice! Those are all entirely new to me reads! Hope you enjoy each and every one of them!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Jessica, you are so consistent! I look forward to your comments each week. If you haven't read Me Before You, try it. It is really moving. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you, Bob! I really only started focusing on the blog since July, but I am really liking this outlet for my thoughts.

  4. Thanks SO much for the awesome giveaway, and congrats on your blogaversary! I saw Save Me, Kurt Cobain on NetGalley, but it didn't appeal to me that much, I hope you like it though!

    Great Haul and I hope you're having a great weekend!
    Aditi @ http://athousandwordsamillionbooks.blogspot.in/

    1. Thank you, Aditi. I'm surprised that the giveaway is so popular! I have only done a book giveaway before so this is pretty new. I think your website is so pretty! Have a great week.

  5. Happy Blogiversary!! Great haul this week :) I haven't read any of these but I hope you love them!!
    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

    1. Thank you, Danielle. I think we like different types of books, but I still enjoy going to check out your blog! Have a great week.

  6. Interesting set of books! I'm curious about the one about Turing.

  7. I have Save Me, Kurt Cobain, but I'm a bit wary of it if I'm honest. Multiple Listings looks really fun. I'll have to check that one out. Great haul and happy reading!

  8. Me Before You is a good one! I loved it too. Hope the movie is just as good.

  9. I'm very interested in Sisi. I love historical fiction and this is a new one to me. Thanks! And thanks for visiting.


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