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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Stacking The Shelves #103 & Sunday Post #66

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:

Sunday:  Sunday Street Team Interview Illustrator with Linnea Gear

Monday:  Bay Area Book Events #70

Thursday: Audio ARC Review:  I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez

My giveaway of a signed copy of Turtles All The Way Down is complete!  I am in the process of notifying the winner, and then I will announce it after that.
In Real Life:

This was such a crazy busy week!  With Halloween, Kindergarten was a blast, but incredibly demanding.  This kiddos were so happy (and hyper), and we were working non-stop to make it special for them.  

Then, on November 1st, I got to take my teens to the John & Hank Green book event!  This was a 90 minute drive, followed by a two hour show, and then another 45 minute trip home (yes, SF Bay area traffic doubled the drive time in the earlier part of the day!).

I have pictures, but I can't seem to get them to load up onto the blog!!!  Oh, well.  John was mostly serious and very well-spoken, while Hank was just plain silly.  It was a very inspiring and enjoyable event.
New Books:

Public Library Audio Book:


For Review from Edelweiss:

I really enjoyed Timekeeper, by Tara Sim, and also The Root, by Na'amen Gobert Tilahun,  I hope these sequels live up to their predecessors.
For Review from NetGalley:


This is described as Jane Eyre in space!!!  Count me in!
For Review from Random House:


I adore Sophie Kinsella's books, and I was so pleased to be invited to review this book!  I don't get these invitations much, so I am very excited to get to do this.

That's all for this week.  What books are you excited about this week?  Are you participating in NaNoWriMo?  I will try, but I am having too much fun reading all these books!
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  1. I’ve watched John and Hank’s YouTube channel for years, so seeing them in person would probably be fun. I hope you enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thank you, A.J., we had fun at the event. I think Hank is really silly, while John was more reserved. The audience was wonderful, too. Have a lovely week.

  2. Ooooh you got to see Hank and John, how great! I've been watching their videos (and reading John's books) for years and years. I hope you and your teenagers had a great time. :) Brightly Burning and surprise me look great, hope you enjoy!

    1. Thank you, Vlora. The event was fun. I enjoyed Turtles All The Way Down, but I didn't think it packed the emotional punch that The Fault In Our Stars did. It's still a great book to read. Have a great week.

  3. Wow, you get to go to John's event? I wish they come here in India too :( And Turtles All the Way Down has easily become one of my best reads. I absolutely loved it :D

    Ans seems like a great haul. I hope you enjoy all your books :)

    My STS: http://flippingthruthepages.com/2017/11/stacking-shelves-10/

    1. Their tour did not go to many places, even in the USA. I think the only reason they came to Pleasanton, CA was that One of John's best friends grew up there. So we were lucky. It still was a very long drive at commute hour to see them, though. But I think it was worth it. Have fun with reading this week, and I will check out your blog.

  4. I always enjoy a good John Green talk. I saw him twice at BookCon, and it was great. Glad it was worth the drive for you. I am green with envy that you got the new Kinsella. I am such a fan. I have read them all and the ones under her other name too. Love her! Enjoy!

    1. Yes, I was stoked to get the Sophie Kinsella book! I loved how thoughtful John Green was at his event. I wish I were more well-spoken. Oh well. Have a wonderful week of reading.

  5. I still need to read Timebreaker. Awesome haul of books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. I loved Timekeeper. It was very Steampunk but also had a fantastic gay main character. It was a beautiful book, and I will start Chainbreaker today! So for heavens sake, start reading the first one! Have a great week.

  6. I had no idea that Sophie Kinsella was coming out with another book! That's cool.

    1. Yes, she seems to be very prolific these days! I really liked My Not So Perfect Life (i hope it is made into a movie), so I have high expectations for Surprise Me. Have a great week.

  7. Great haul. I have only read on Sophie Kinsella book and want to check out more of her books. Enjoy your books.

    1. I know she is most famous for the Shopaholic books, but I haven't read any of those. My Not So Perfect Life was wonderful. And I hope this new book is, too. Have a wonderful week.

  8. This past week was so fun, with Halloween! At work, a ton of people brought leftover candy on Wednesday, which was great. :D I saw Chainbreaker on Edelweiss! I've not read the first book but I love the series' covers. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Ardis. =)

    Check out my STS post!

    1. I'm glad you had a good Halloween. People brought leftover candy into the teacher's break room, as well. I love how everyone loudly proclaims, "Oh no, why do people dump their candy here!", and then by the end of the day, it is all gone! I fully admit to sneaking a Snickers bar into my mouth! They are my weakness! Have a fun week.

  9. Sounds like you had a good time. I hate traffic though. Guess I'm not used to real traffic where I live. Great bunch of books and no hope your sequels are great.

    1. I don't usually get into the really bad traffic, as I mostly stay off the freeways on my way to and from work. But that traffic was a bear! I am so grateful for Spotify to keep me sane on long trips! Happy reading.

  10. A book described as Jane Eyre in space, yes that does sounds really fun to read! I hope it is, fingers crossed. :)

    1. I know, right? Jane Erye is one of my favorite classics, so I hope this book is moody and romantic! Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry! I will visit your blog today. Have wonderful week.

  12. I hope you enjoy your new books. Have a wonderful week. 😁❤️

    1. Thank you, Gaybie. I will visiti your blog today. Have a great week of reading.

  13. Great set of books you got there and I'm glad you had a fun Halloween!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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


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