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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Stacking The Shelves #63 & Sunday Post #26

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 Happened This Week:
This was a short week at school, as we had monday off.  I think it was tough on the little ones (and the staff) to get back into the routine of getting up early, and being someplace early in the morning.  I am hopeful that everyone is getting more sleep in the coming week.

Also, I signed up to participate in the Million Women March on January 21st.  Even though I don't live in the Washington D.C. area where the actual march will take place, I will be at a companion march in California.  I think these are happening in every major city.  

Why am I doing this?  I am marching (bad knee and all) to show my concern for what some in the capital would like to do to causes I care deeply about such as immigration, social justice, health care, and reproductive rights.  I do not mean to offend any people who voted for Donald Trump.  I am merely exercising my rights of free speech.  If you are interested in joining this  event, go online and look up Million Women March.  There will be links to events in your area.

New Books:

This was a freebie on Kindle so how could I resist?

Public Library:

I already devoured this fun book.  Fun, you say?  Didn't Lady Jane Grey get beheaded by Queen Mary of England?  Not in this tale.  It was a fun bit of revisionist history, and a great escape.

That's all for this week.  What books did you get in the new year?  What are you looking forward to reading in the new year?  Let me know in the comments.

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  1. I hope you enjoy your new books. A lot of my online friends are doing the marches, too. I live in the middle of nowhere, so I don’t think I could go to one.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. I actually got to participate in the Book Blitz/Release Tour for Swords & Stillettos. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. Nice books :-) Reading history from a different kind of perspective is always good. Glad you enjoyed it. Have fun and take care.

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    Best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

  4. Nice haul! I really want to read Lady Jane, if seen the movie with Helena Bonham Carter and I really enjoyed it! It would be fun to see a different ending as well, even though it's not historical. Happy reading!

  5. I have heard such good things about My Lady Jane. Enjoy!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  6. I have heard so many great things about My Lady Jane.

    Megan @ reading away the days

  7. I've got My Lady Jane to read and I'm very excited!

  8. Ooh nice! Those are 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 :)

  9. I've been seeing My Lady Jane around the internet a lot recently. I didn't completely know what it was about before but I'm glad you loved it.

  10. I have seen My Lady Jane around and have considered picking it up. Maybe I will once I get a bit caught up on my current pile of books. This was a really tough week to get back into things. I think next week will be hard as well since it is a 5 day week instead of just the 4 of the past couple of weeks.

  11. I love the cover of Swords & Stilettoes but couldn't grab it free. *sobs* I have My Lady Jane on my physical bookshelves and hope to get to it soon. I hope these books turn out to be good. Enjoy!

  12. I will have to see if they have a march going on around where I live (Pittsburgh area) because I think that sounds like a great cause because I have the same concerns as you do. I hope you enjoy your new books and that your knee cooperates for your march!

  13. Huh, you're making me curious about My Lady Jane! Maybe I should pick it up.

  14. Soooo hard to go back to work. This week should be easies...I hope. I still need to read My Lady Jane, but it's been on my list for ages. Happy reading!

  15. Enjoy your books, and have a great week!
    Diane @ Diane’s Book Blog

  16. My kids and I had a hard time getting up this week and going back to school/work. We really enjoyed our holiday! Enjoy your week!

  17. Last week was tough indeed! It felt like such a long week, and I had the hardest time getting up early like usual, even though it was only days that I took off. Ugh!

    That is SO cool that you're doing the March! I'm in Baltimore and I really, really want to go. I'm taking an exam just days after so I'm not sure it's the best decision for me (this exam is the engineer's version of the MCAT and I don't want to waste hundreds of dollars!). Still, this is so important... I haven't made up my mind yet.

    Anyway! I hope you enjoy all of your new books! Have a fabulous week, Ardis. :)

    Check out my STS post!

  18. I love the cover to My Lady Jane! I do believe it's on my TBR so I'll have to get to it very soon!

    Talina @ Sassy & Dangerous

  19. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on My Lady Jane, I really wanted to read that book :D

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  20. Excited to read My Lady Jane in my pile too. Hope the weather holds up well for the march. I may be there as well.


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