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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Stacking The Shelves #70 & Sunday Post #33

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...
On The Blog Last Week:
I continued to get lots of reading done, so I am feeling like I'm almost of top of things.  I have decided I do NOT need to write up a review for every book I read!  This sounds obvious, but I was doing that for a while, worrying that my blog wouldn't have enough content without it.  But I am finally realizing that I don't need to post every day!

Monday:  Bay Area Book Events

Tuesday:  ARC Review:  What Playwrights Talk About When They Talk About Writing by Jeffrey Sweet.

Wednesday:  ARC Review & Giveaway: The Blue Moon Narthex by N.J. Donner

Thursday:  Book Review:  Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

New Books:
I forgot to add this to my purchases a few weeks ago.  I really enjoy listening to Veronica Rossi speak at these book functions, and I can't wait to read her books.

Random House "First In Line" Program:


Wow, two books in the mail in less than a week?  I am a very happy camper!  Both of these books look great, and what pretty covers, right?

Kindle First Program 
(Free with Prime membership):





Public Library:


That's it for this week!  Have you read any of these books?  What are you itching to read?  Let me know in the comments.
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  1. Nice!! Some new to me ones here but I did really enjoy Veronica Rossi's series! I remember I binged it! Love the joy of binging a series! LOL!

    Happy Reading!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Yes, binge reading is the best!!! I often wait until an entire series is out, so I can read it all at once. I don't like having to wait a year to find out how a cliffhanger resolves. Have a great week.

  2. The Serpent King is on my TBR list, so I hope you like it. I’m also struggling to keep up with reviews. I’m trying to review the majority of the books I read, but I’ve been reading too fast lately.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Yes, that is my issue too. I read too fast and then when I do have time to sit down and write, I can't quite remember what I wanted to say because I am immersed in a different book! I am trying to take notes now (easy on my kindle) so I can refer back to them when I write my reviews.

  3. Looks like you got a lot of great new books. I requested Paper Hearts but haven't been approved or denied yet. lol! I loved The Heartbreakers, so fingers still crossed.

    Hope you have a great week!

    1. Yes, Paper Hearst looks really good. I haven't read any of her other books, so I am hoping to enjoy this to find another great author to follow. Have a wonderful week.

  4. Huh, I don't know any of these. Looks like a good haul, though! Here's hoping you enjoy 'em. :)

    My STS.

    1. Thank you Nikki. This is why I love blog hopping: to get ideas for books I should know about. Have a wonderful week.

  5. YAY, you got Under the Never Sky! I saw it was on sale this week. I loved that book so much! It was my favorite of the series, but I really liked the other books in the series as well. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a lovely weekend, Ardis. :)

    Check out my STS post!

    1. I went to a book signing for Caraval, and Veronica Rossi was there, hosting the event! So, I was able to get it signed by her!!! Ah, there are so many wonderful books to read, right? Have a lovely week.

  6. Haven't read any of these, but I like the look of the Norwegian Ingrid Winter book. Fun cover!

    Stephanie Jane @ Literary Flits

    1. I already finished the Ingrid Winter book, and I loved it. I could really identify with the harried character. Have a fun week.

  7. You are sooo right, Ardis. You don´t have to review every book you´re reading or blog every day. Don´t stress yourself. Blogging is supposed to be fun and it looks like you are having it with your books and events you are visiting. Happy reading and hopefully you will enjoy all your new babies.
    My haul

    Best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

    1. Thank you, Vi. I guess I'm just trying to figure out what people want from my blog so I can find more followers. But I don't want to stress over it either. Have a wonderful week.

  8. Heard very good things about the Serpent King. I hope you love all of them.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  9. The Serpent King is INCREDIBLE!!! Be warned, it is utterly heartbreaking.

    Enjoy your new books! :)

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My Book Haul!

  10. Glad you are getting some reading done and that's a lot of great books you have!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!


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