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:I am so grateful that I had this week off of work so I could focus on getting ready for Christmas. So as I write this on Friday night, December 23rd, am I totally prepared? No way! But I am close. I just need to spend tomorrow wrapping gifts and coming up with one more dessert for the big dinner at my aunt's house.
For a hot minute, I toyed with the idea of (gasp) buying ready made pumpkin pies and cakes from the store. But I just couldn't do it. So tonight, I made two pumpkin pies, and my famous Bailey's Irish Creme cake (I'm not allowed in the door at Christmas without it). Tomorrow I will attempt an apple tart. Pinterest, don't fail me now.
I also had a difficult decision to make this week. I had signed up some time ago for a Pen Pal program with other bloggers. I was really looking forward to it, and I got the person's information and a link to their blog a few days ago. Eagerly, I clicked on the person's blog and was immediately uncomfortable with what I saw.
First off, this person's website was a "lifestyle" blog, not a book blog as I have. At first I thought this would be a minor thing, but as I read the posts I began to realize this person had very different views of the world from me. I found the postings very offensive.
After a lot of soul searching, I wrote back to the person organizing the pen pal program and asked to withdraw. The only thing the pen pal had in common with me was that we were of similar ages (and I have to wonder if that was why we were paired). But otherwise I knew we would not be a good match. I'm sure that the other person would not have been excited to become friends with me either.
I know I am being vague about my objections, but my motive here is not to call this person out. On the one hand, I know it is good to hear other people's views, but I also do not feel compelled to expose myself to opinions that I consider offensive. So what do you think? Was I right to back out?
Curse Of The Sphinx was only $0.99, and the other two books were free!!!
I devoured Marie Lu's Legend last week, so I was happy to get the audio book of Prodigy so quickly. This makes my chores go by in a breeze.
What books did you get this week? What are you hoping Santa brings you on Christmas (if you celebrate it, that is). Whatever holiday you enjoy, I hope it is filled with family, food, and fun.