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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Stacking The Shelves #84 & Sunday Post #47

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...

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In Real Life:
Last weekend I attended the third annual Bay Are Book Festival in Berkeley, California.  While we had a great time talking to authors and buying books from them, I didn't feel there were any authors that I just had to meet.   Last year they had a bunch of YA authors, and a huge book giveaway.  This year, I think this festival had some bad timing as it was on the same dates as BookCon in New York!  I hope the organizers can figure out a way to attract more writers, and also some publishers. 
This was the last week of school and it was busy but fun!  I really loved this class of kindergarten students this year.  And the teachers that I worked with were supportive and insightful!  I am so blessed to be working with such wonderful people, parents, and students.  The last day ended with several bouquets of flowers, lots of smiling faces, and a few tears.
New Books:
From the Bay Area Book Festival:
 I got to chat with this author at her booth and  loved how she described her book.  Any time a book combines historical fiction with food, I am ready!
From the Bay Area Book Festival:

Public Library:



I have been trying to snag an ARC of Age Of Swords for months, and I finally got approved!!!  I loved the first book, and have high hopes for this one.

That's it for this week.  What books did you get?  Which ones are you chomping at the bit to read?  Let me know in the comments.
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  1. Nice haul! I'm really intrigued by Exit West, I hope you'll enjoy it! Have a great week and happy reading!

  2. OOh nice! I wish we had some sort of book festival in the Midwest! Or I guess more specifically St. Louis! LOL! I love bookish festivals and events! Hope you enjoy the new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Nice haul! I’m curious about Exit West. I’ve heard it’s an unusual book. I hope you enjoy it!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. I just saw Exit West on another blog for the very first time. I sounds so good and like something I need to add to my TBR asap. lol! Hope you have a great weekend and happy reading!

  5. Thanks for sharing about the book festival. Unfortunately, I missed the festival due to other plans. So close, too. But I have it on my calendar to look out for next year. Have a good reading week.

  6. I am envious of your Bay Area Book Festival, even though it was underwhelming this year.

    I like the look of A Cup of Redemption.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  7. I've never been to a Bay Festival before. It sounds like fun!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

  8. I've never been to a book festival! I'm sorry it wasn't as good as last year, but it would still be great to check out! Congrats on getting your wish book, Age of Swords! Looking forward to your review!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)
    Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie


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