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

Follow Me



Powered by Blogger.

Blog Archive

Total Views

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Stacking The Shelves #88 & Sunday Post #51

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:

Monday:  Bay Area Book Events #53

Thursday:  ARC Review: We Shall Not All Sleep by Estep Nagy

Friday:  ARC Review:  The Sisters Of Alameda Street by Lorena Hughes

In "Real Life":

I finally got to go down to Southern California to visit my family.  We hadn't seen them since Christmas, so it was a real treat!  I tried to live stream the fireworks, but had limited success due to the poor internet strength where I was.  

But the really fun part of live streaming was that because I was doing this, I started talking to my brother through Facebook.  It turned out that he was in town too!  I haven't seen him, face to face, since April, so we were able to see each other after the fireworks.  My other brother was already at the house, and they hadn't seen each other in over a year!  So it was a fun mini reunion.

New Books:
Penguin Random House:


I was excited to get this book because I thought the "First In Line" program was finished!  This book was released in May, so I think they must have had some extra copies to send out.  Fine by me.

Penguin Random House Audio
 For Review:
 Thank you fellow blogger Kimberly, for recommending me to this publisher!


 The title spoke to me... Don't know why.


That's it for this week.  If you live in the U.S., did you have a fun Fourth Of July?  For everyone, what books are you reading right now?  Is there one that is blowing you away?  Let me know in the comments.
SHARE ON: Share to Pinterest


  1. Nice! Totally 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 :)

    1. I will drop by your blog tomorrow. Have a great week.

  2. I've been trying new authors and based on what I read this week, I'll follow through on four series. That's pretty good! Three are urban fantasy and one is a cozy mystery which I never generally read. Next week more new authors! Have a good reading week!

    1. It's fun to try new authors out. If I do so, I usually get the first book from the library, so if I don't like it, I'm not out any money. I've been pretty good about not spending money on books, so far this summer. But my resolve will be put to the test next week. I really want to go to Elise Kova's book signing for The Dragons Of Nova. Have a great week of reading.

  3. I’m glad you got to see your family. I hope you enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thanks, A.J. I will visit your blog today. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. It's great that you got to visit your family! That's always awesome.
    That NetGalley pick looks interesting :)

  5. New follower! :)

    It's always nice to hang out with family you haven't seen awhile. Glad you had a great time.

    We had a nice 4th of July here in Texas but my dog wasn't having it at all. Poor baby.

    Hope you have a great week! ~Aleen

  6. Glad you got to visit your family! I hope you have a good week!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

  7. Family time is always special and sounds like you had a great time!

  8. Oooh, Little Monsters. I really liked Thomas' last book and hope to read this. Aww, your mini reunion sounds like it was awesome.


Follow by Email


2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
MsArdychan has read 5 books toward her goal of 120 books.


80% 80% 100 Book Reviews 2016 NetGalley Challenge
clean sweep 2017

Popular Posts

Grab My Button

<a href=“http://ponderingtheprose.blogspot.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="

Blogs I Follow

Search This Blog