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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Stacking The Shelves #122 and Sunday Post #86

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:  Audio ARC Review:  Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

Tuesday: ARC Review:  Burning Brightly by Alexa Donne

In "Real Life":
It was a crazy busy week for me, going to two book events.  On Monday, I went to Book Passage to see my very favorite author, Luis Alberto Urrea!  I have read nearly all his books, as I really identify with his observations on life in a Mexican-American family.  He is a very absorbing speaker, and had the audience in the palm of his hand.

Then on Wednesday, I went to A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland to see three wonderful authors:  Nina La Cour, Jandy Nelson, and Gayle Forman.  This was probably one of the most entertaining events I have ever been to!  Gayle talked about her book, and then passed out scripts and had audience members act out a scene!  Then, she had everyone sing along to the song that is pivotal in the book.  A good time was had by all (could it have also been the wine that made everyone so congenial?). 

 I also started subscribing to Page Habit, a Book Box of the month club.  I really like the choices for April:  Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland, and The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.

I pretty much busted my book budget for the next few months!  But I have zero guilt, as I really need to be distracted right now.

New Books:




PageHabit Box:

I have never done one of these boxes before and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of goodies in this box!  If you want to check it out, please go to PageHabit.  If you subscribe, I will get a referral and $10 off my next box.

For Review:




That's it for this week.  I hope you had a lovely week, and have some great plans for the weekend.  As for me, I will be attending the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley! 
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  1. OOoh nice ones!! Lots of new to me ones here! I still need to read Dread Nation as well! Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I like the variety in this week's haul. Enjoy.

  3. Just curious, where do you get audiobook ARCs? That's interesting. I've been wanting to read Life Lik3 but unfortunately I was not approved :( Will need to wait till it's released but looking forward to everyones thoughts on it.

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess

  4. You got some really nice books this week. Enjoy them. :)

  5. As far as bookboxes go, I haven't subscribed to anything (besides Book of the Month Club for a while). I just don't read fast enough to make it worth my while. Too much to read, too little time. But I do love the idea. I hope you continue to enjoy them!

  6. Sometimes the books just need to be bought. :)
    Have a great week!


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