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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Stacking The Shelves #120 & Sunday Post #84





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 seeing everyone's version of these features!   All book covers are linked to Goodreads, if you want to check them out.  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! 
On The Blog:
Monday:  The Take Control of your TBR Challenge Round Up
Tuesday:  ARC Review:  Munmun by Jessie Andrews
Thursday:  Book Review:  The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
In "Real Life":
We had a wonderful week off from work, going to Santa Barbara to visit family.  While the weather was not the usual balmy Southern California warmth, it was still great to see our families, eat delicious food, and take long walks along the Riviera area of the city.  
We were also able to see, up close, the devastation of the fires that happened in December.  Driving along highway 154 (San Marcos Pass), we could see the landscape that looked more like a moonscape, and all the many trees, blackened with soot.  Many of my family members had to be evacuated due to the fires, and, as recently as last week, due to the possibility of mudslides.  Seeing this made it much more real to me.
New Books:
Public Library:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35604591-the-house-of-broken-angels?ac=1&from_search=true
 
Audio Books for Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36470842-i-have-lost-my-way?ac=1&from_search=true
Thank you Listening Library!

NetGalley:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36987724-the-lost-love-letters-of-henri-fournier?ac=1&from_search=true
 For review

Purchased:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9533378-hounded?ac=1&from_search=true
I have heard so much about the Iron Druid series.  I tried to find the audio book through the library, but they didn't have it.  So I finally broke down and bought the book and the audio book.

I hope you had a great week!  What great books did you get this week?  Let me know in the comments.



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4 comments :

  1. Nice! I loved the Iron Druid series! I am a bit behind on it so I need to get caught up and finish the series! Hope you enjoy the start of it!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thank you, Jessica. I started it yesterday, and it is really fun! Of course, I went ahead and bought the book, Hounded, only to find out this morning that it is finally waiting for me at the library! Since I think I will love this series, I am not TOO bummed. Have a great week.

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  2. I rode my bike past wildfire damage a few years ago, and it was so creepy. Everything was just black and gone. It sucks that your family was impacted by the fires.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  3. Sorry about seeing the landscape. I can imagine how that felt. Glad your family was ok and glad you got to visit them. I hope you have a great week.

    Mary my #SundayRoundup #13!

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