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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Stacking The Shelves #91 & Sunday Post #54

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:

My favorite book review of the week, hands down, is Age Of Swords, by Michael J. Sullivan.  It is an epic fantasy historical fiction set in the Bronze Age.  Strong female characters and lots of action make this a must read.   

In Real Life:
The big news of the week is that my oldest son passed his driving test and is now a licensed driver!!!  I was so relieved and happy for him.  This will open up new opportunities for him and his a big step in adulthood.  

I am listening to a very good podcast that my doctor recommended to me called Primal Potential from a woman named Elizabeth Benton.  It's about weight loss but she has some great ideas for making small changes to improve your health.

Summer school starts up again on Monday, so Summer is just about over for me.  I think the kids and I have accomplished a great deal and I hope to continue on a positive path as work starts up.  I will miss sleeping in...sigh!

New Books:
Public Library:


Read With Tessa Book club:


That's it for this week.  Anything exciting happening this week for you?  Read any great books, lately?  Let me know in the comments.
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  1. Nice new reads! These are new to me ones! I kept debating over Because I Love to Hate You honestly. I still don't know where I stand on it! Lol! Hope you enjoy all the new lovelies!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Did you already read Because You Love To Hate Me, already? If so, what did you think of it? It's a collection of stories from various authors, so I think it will be fun to read. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Congrats to your son! Have a great week, and enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thank you, AJ. The best part (for me) of my son getting his license is that i don't have to drive him around any more!!! Plus, he can help take some of the other kids places, too!!! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I keep meaning to read the Lara Jean series - I've heard nothing but great things about it! I Hate Everyone But You also looks great. I'll be curious to hear your thoughts on it. Happy reading, and have a fantastic week! :)

  4. Your books look very tempting. I am curious about I Hate Everyone But You. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. I've been meaning to read Hunger. I think it's one of the Litsy book club's picks for this month, too. Enjoy the new books!

    My STS.

  6. Glad to hear about your son's passing his driving test. I hope you enjoy these awesome looking new books too. I'm planning to read Jenny Han's books. Been hearing awesome things about her writing.

    Happy reading and have a wonderful week. :)

  7. Nice haul. I love the cover for The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. Hope you enjoy your books. - Katie

    Here's my STS --> http://justanothergirlandherbooks.blogspot.de/2017/07/stacking-shelves-29-july-2017.html

  8. Lovely post! :) Check out my STS at El's Book Reviews !

    I gave your Bloglovin' a follow, as well as your blog!

    - El @ El's Book Reviews

  9. Congrats about him passing his test! That's great. I still don't drive xD

  10. I've just read the book 2 of All The Boys I've Loved Before series and I loved it. Now I am gearing to get a copy of the third book.

    Congrats on your son's driving test. I swear, kids these days grew up so fast.

  11. Nice collection of books you have there! I'll have to check them out :) Am a new follower https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/

  12. Thanks for mentioning Primal Potential. I'll give it a listen. And Hunger looks like a good pairing ;-)

  13. Congrats to your son!! Enjoy all the new read and I hope you have a wonderful week.

    Jenea's Book Obsession

  14. Congrats to your son! I really need to read Jenny Han books... Have a great week! :)

  15. Congrats to your son. My mom and dad were so excited when I got my license because they didn't have to wait up on Fridays and Saturdays to pick me up from football games and competitions - I was in band. They were sick of 2am phone calls when the games were far away.

  16. Great haul of books this week! I haven't had a chance to read any of them yet. Congrats to your son for getting his license! My youngest has been driving for about a year and it has been great. Have a great week!

  17. Congrats to your son for passing his driver's test! I remember passing mine and how relieved I was. Sorry you don't get to sleep in any more, but hope you have a good week anyway!

  18. I'm going to miss sleeping in as well. Where summer break go this year?! Just finished reading Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland. It kind of gave me Christina Lauran vibes at first. I wasn't head over heels about it, but I'm open to reading more of her work.


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