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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Stacking The Shelves #58 & Sunday Post #21

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...

Happening This Week:
Well, it finally got cold this week.  Yes, I live in California and for us, cold is not real cold for most other people.  But it started to dip into the 30's at night and not get above 58F during the day.  Working in a school, we spend a portion of the day outside with the kids at recess, and I needed my coat all of the time now.  But it did give me a chance to break out some really pretty knitted scarves so that was nice...  

New Books This Week:

This was a set of 10 books that I pre-ordered a few weeks back.  And they were only $0.99!!!

Free from YA Reader Giveaway Blitz

This was part of a promotion for a large group of YA authors. 

Public Library:

I love Historical Fiction, so after my friend recommended this book, I quickly ordered it from my library.  

That's it for this week (I'm keeping it short and sweet because I am so very tired tonight).

I hope you had a great week.

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  1. These big box sets of books are decent value if you haven't read any of the authors or you see a wishlist book on them. I find it a good way to try new authors and usually you find at least one you like which makes it worthwhile. I have a few hiding on my ereader that I really should tackle!

    1. Yes, there are a few authors that I recognize in that boxed set, so it will be fun reading them. I love discovering new authors! Have a great week.

  2. Wow! That's like a standard day in St. Louis! LOL! Of course we're getting into even colder degrees. But I LOVE this kind of weather! I love cold weather because here, the only other option is HOT. And I don't do heat! LOL!

    Nice new reads too! Totally new to me ones! Hope you enjoy them all!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Sorry for the cold weather whining! I find it challenging because I have to pop in and out of classrooms all day. It's hot in the classrooms, but oh so cold outside. I am constantly putting on coats and then ripping them off to take care of students. I wind up carrying home a jacket, and one or two sweaters at the end of the day.

      Have a great week.

  3. It snowed here in Colorado last night. I love snow right now, but by the end of winter, it’ll get pretty tiring. So much shoveling. I hope you love your new books.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thank you AJ. Cold weather can be nice, but I'm from Southern California. The temps stay pretty much the same year-round. Now i'm in NorCal, there are actual differences in the seasons. Even after 20 + years here, I can't get used to it.

  4. I am a big sissy about the cold so I totally feel your pain! You'd think I would move somewhere a little warmer than Pittsburgh..haha! Maybe one day! I hope you are having a great weekend!

    1. Thank you, Julie. I have never been to the East Coast. I would love to visit, but I will always want to live in California. We have a wonderful country full of divers climates and people. I have lived in England, and Japan, but I wish I could see more of America. Have a wonderful week.

  5. Ten Books for .99 cents is a great deal. I see a few names that I recognize. Have a lovely weekend.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  6. The thirties IS cold! It's been chilly here too, 40s and low 50s during the day, 30s and 40s during the night... I am not a huge fan, but that's winter! I guess we have to be ready for it at some point. :o I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Ardis. :)

    Check out my STS post!

  7. Hi Ardis, hope you feel much better now. Living in California and having a cold doesn´t sound like fun. Well, a cold usually isn´t fun, but I believe in California it is even worse.
    I like your haul though I don´t know any of those books. But I hope you will enjoy them. Have a great new week and get well soon.

    My STS

    Best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

  8. Yes, brrr in San Francisco. Pulled out the heavy jackets and sweaters for the season. Secrets and Shadows looks magical. Happy reading.


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