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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Stacking The Shelves #51 & Sunday Post #14

I am combining two great blog hops:  Stacking The Shelves (a Saturday feature by Team Tynga's Reviews), and Sunday Post (a Sunday feature by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer).  Both of these features give people a chance to post about what books they received and also an opportunity to catch a glimpse of what others are excited about.  I really enjoy see everyone's version of these features! If you enjoy my blog, please consider following me via Bloglovin, Networked Blogs, GFC, or by email subscription.  If you leave a comment and tell me you are a new follower, I will follow you back! As always, all book cover images are linked to GoodReads so if you see a book you want to learn more about, just click away...

What I'm Up To:
Aside from busy times, I have come to a big life decision.  I am going to participate in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, as it is known.  This will take place in November.  So I am going to spend the next few days finishing up reviews, and reading books I am obliged to read in order to clear my schedule for writing the first draft of my novel.  I think I have a great idea and am excited to flesh it out.  I will need to do lots of blog planning, so I won't have to do much with it throughout November.  That way, I can concentrate on writing!
New Books This Week:

Gifted From Read with Tessa:

Thank you, Tessa for gifting everyone in this GoodReads group with these two books!  I just finished listening to an audio book version of A Torch Against The Night, but I am so glad to have an actual e-book of it as well.  I am excited to start Three Dark Crowns next!


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  1. I've been recording the new TV series 'Victoria' which I plan to binge watch at some point. I find some of these historical monarchy dramas fascinating. Enjoy your books!

    1. I dearly love historical monarch dramas! Since I am in America, I will probably need to wait until BBC America or masterpiece theater show this new series. Have fun watching it.

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    1. Thank you, Anne! I am excited to try this...

  3. Good luck with NaNo! I have a lot of respect for people who do that. I don’t think I’d have the dedication.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thank you A.J. The rest of this month will be dedicated to planning and blogging ahead of time, so I can free up my time fro writing. I'm even trying to think of meal prep (one of my biggest time sucks is making dinner) so I will have more time in November.

  4. Very nice haul of books this week. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. Thank you, Grace! All I want to do is curl up and have a reading marathon! Have a great weekend.

  6. Ooo, the gifts were really nice! I've read both and I didn't love Torch... and ending up hating Three Dark Crowns... but I think I'm the black sheep, with both of those. Which is okay by me - I'll definitely be continuing both series. :D I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my STS post!

    1. Alyssa, are you on GoodReads? Please friend me so I can invite you to this group. The host, Tessa, is planning on giving out two e-books a month for us to read and discuss, I think a major reason I loved A Torch Against The Night is because I actually listened to it as an Audio Book. The voices of the actors really added to my enjoyment of the series. Have a great week.

  7. Going purely off covers/titles, I think your NetGalley books all look terrific. And I keep meaning to read some Tahir as well. NaNoWriMo sounds like a huge but exciting challenge. Good luck getting your ducks lined up for it!

    1. Oooh, and I just followed you on Bloglovin'!

    2. Thank you, Wendy! I went to your blog, but I didn't see a way to follow you. But I think we just became friends on GoodReads, so...

  8. Three Dark Crowns has me really interested, and I think I'm going to read that one here at some point. The whole premise just has me interested.

    Good luck with NaNo!!

  9. I just requested Victoria on Netgalley... so fingers crossed! I also heard amazing things about the tv show!

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress

  10. Aaah I have some of them as well on my wishlist :-). Happy reading and have a great new start into the new week.

    my STS

    Best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books


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