My name is Ardis and I am an avid reader and budding writer. I want to share my love of books with others. I work with kids and am interested in finding and creating books that will ignite the reader in everyone. Contact me at: ardis.atkins@gmail.com

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Stacking The Shelves #73 & Sunday Post #36

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:
It has been pretty quiet on the blogging front this past week.  I have been working hard on reading in order to stay on target for my goal of 15 books per month.  I don't think I can do it...
As for blogging, I just had a few posts this week:
Monday:  Bay Area Book Events #38
Wednesday:  Book Review:  In The Shadow Of Lakecrest by Elizabeth Blackwell
New Books:

Public Library:



I've already finished Hunted and it was amazing.  A very dark version of Beauty & The Beast.  

That's it for this week.  What books are you excited about?  Have you read any of these books?  Tell me what you think of them, please.
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  1. Ooh nice! I picked up Hunted this week too! Really enjoyed it! Hope you love all your new reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I loved Hunted!!! I just need to write a review, but I enjoyed the complexity of the characters and plot. It wasn't just "she must fall in love with the Beast".

  2. I wish I could read 15 books a month. I’ve been reading the same book for 2 weeks. I hope you have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Well, I am starting to have my doubts about whether I can do it either! I can usually pop out 12 books a month, no problem. This is with a combination of traditional books, and audio books. I can listen to audio books while I'm driving or making dinner, etc. Have a great week.

  3. I'm really excited about Hunted! I didn't end up getting an ARC but I plan on eventually reading it. I'm a sucker for retellings. I feel like I've been falling behind on reading this month too. And when I do read I haven't been very motivated to write reviews. Basically, I'm a big slacker this month. lol! Hoping I can get myself sorted out and back on track soon. Hope you have a great week!

    1. I loved Hunted. It was a very thoughtful book that was more about how we perceive happiness than falling in love. I wrote a review, which will be up on Tuesday. I often need a few days to marinate my thoughts on a book, before I write my reviews. But, by then, I am already into another book and I don't want to stop to write! I need to write the reviews sooner... Have a wonderful week.

  4. Huh, Hunted sounds cool. Might have to keep an eye out for that! Hope you enjoy the new books. :)

    My STS.

    1. Thank you, Nikki. Hunted was wonderful and I was lucky to get on a wait list that came through on the release date! Hurray for public libraries! I'll check out your STS today!

  5. Ooo, Hunted sound like a good one right about now, with the release of Beauty and the Beast movie. Glad to hear you liked it. Happy reading.

    1. I love Emma Watson, so I do want to see the movie. But it IS a children's film, so it is not going to be a very deep movie (I know some kid movies, like Up are deep). But I liked Hunted because it really explores some complex themes of restlessness, and family. I hope you read it and love it as much as I did! Have a wonderful week.

  6. It's also been a slow week for me last week since I was too busy trying to read up on the books I got.

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

    1. yes! All I want to do is sit in a quiet place and read all day!!!Have a wonderful week.

  7. 15 books in a month is awesome! I wish I could do that! have a great week.

    1. Right now, I am averaging 12 books per month, but I hope when there are some breaks (I work in a school), I can get more reading in and catch up. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. A Study in Charlotte looks very tempting. Enjoy your books, and thanks for sharing.


    1. Thank you, Laurel. It's an audio book, so I can listen and get other work done. I just want to read all the time, but life also needs tending to. Have a wonderful week.

  9. It is still early in the year. You have time to work on reading 15 a month still! Don't give up hope yet. :-) I am lucky to read five a month--but I'm okay with that. I just added Hunted to my wish list. It sounds really good. I like dark. A Study in Charlotte is another one I would really like to read. I hope you have a great week, Ardis!

    1. Thank you so much. I loved Hunted, and it was quite a dark book. I have A Study In Charlotte as an audio book, so I hope to get to it this week. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Feast of Sorry sounds really good! I love ancient Rome so Looking forward to the review :)


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