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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Stacking The Shelves #102 & Sunday Post #65

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! 

I have begun to participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so if you click on any of the book covers it will take you to Amazon if you want to buy the book.  I will be getting a small fee for each purchase.  

On The Blog:

Monday:  Bay Area Book Events # 69

Tuesday: Audio ARC Review:  The Book Of Dust by Phillip Pullman

Friday:  Audio ARC Review & Giveaway:  Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

I got to enjoy several wonderful books this past week, with my favorite being The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman.  This was an audio book and the narrator was actor Michael Sheen.  His voice was mesmerizing and really added such depth to the novel.

I also reviewed Turtles All The Way Down.  I did enjoy it, giving the book a four out of five star rating.  I will be going to an event for John Green next week and will be getting several copies of the book.  Because of this, I am hosting a giveaway for a signed copy of the book!  Please see my Friday post for more information.

In Real Life:

I am really grateful for all the heartfelt expressions of sympathy over the terrible fires in Northern California.  I am fine, but I have a relative who lost everything.  

We are gearing up for Halloween in Kindergarten.  This is probably a kid's biggest holiday, and we are doing all kinds of crafts, and telling fun, spooky stories.  On the actual day of Halloween, there will be a costume parade and a party!  All the Kindergarten teachers and assistants will have matching costumes.  Who will we be, you may ask?  It's a secret, but I can say that it is a book character that all Kindergarten students love!

New Books From NetGalley:

I have read two other Susan Meissner books, and I really enjoyed them, particularly Stars Over Sunset Boulevard.  I have high hopes for this one.

That's it for the week.  What books are you excited about?  Please let me know in the comments.
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  1. I have been curious about Susan Meissner's books...and I am also eyeing Turtles All the Way Down.

    I am sorry about your relative who lost everything in the fire...my heart goes out to everyone affected by the wildfires.

    Enjoy your reading...and the book events.


    1. Thank you, Laurel. I adore good historical fiction, and Stars Over Sunset Boulevard is all about Hollywood in the 1930's and the making of Gone With The Wind! I enjoyed Turtles All The Way Down, but there were some cliches that I couldn't ignore. Have a wonderful week.

  2. That's a new to me one! Hope you love it once you read it!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I love that cover for As Bright as Heaven.

    Have a great weekend. - Katie

  4. That sounds like a lot of fun celebrating Halloween in Kindergarten. We do not celebrate Halloween, but with my students (who joined the young adult bookclub, yay!) we will be reading scary stories this week.

    Have a wonderful week!

  5. So sorry to hear about your family member. I feel so badly for everyone who has been stuck by some kind of disaster lately - and the animals as well. Bet the kiddos have a blast at Halloween and it always seems their excitement is contagious. Have a wonderful week.

  6. We don't have any Halloween activities, so it's pretty much just books for me :) hope you have fun!

  7. Ooh, now I’m curious about your costume. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your new book!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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