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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Stacking The Shelves # 123 & Sunday Post #87

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:  ARC Review:  Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope

Tuesday:  ARC Review:  The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

In "Real Life":

Last weekend, I had the great pleasure of attending the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, California.  I only went on Sunday, but I had a blast.  There was a wonderful street fair with lots of independent authors selling their books.  I got to talking with several of them.  Their dedication to writing was inspiring.

I also attended two panels.  The first panel had several authors of YA fantasy.  I got to meet the debut author, Laura Sebastian (Ash Princess), and many others.  It was great listening to them discuss writing and publishing.  Afterwards, I attended the book signing (and bought more books!).

Then I went to the panel I was looking forward to the most:  Sabaa Tahir!  She kept things spoiler-free, but had a lot to say about the origins of An Ember In The Ashes, and so much more.  She was charming and very funny.  I love that she is so popular!

At school, we had our annual Walk-a-Thon.  Being that it was on May 4th, it had a Star Wars Theme!

It was a beautiful day, with lots of music and walking.  I love working at this school!

New Books:

 I bought all of these at the book festival!  My book shelves are now getting ridiculously full, with books overflowing onto my dresser.  I will now be on a book buying ban (yeah, right).

That's it for this week.  For all those going to Yallwest in L.A., I am FULL OF ENVY!!!  
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  1. Enjoy your new books! The Book Festival looks like a lot of fun and so does the Walk-a-Thon!

  2. OOh nice! I still need to read The Wicked Deep but I do have a copy! Lol! Happy Reading!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. How fun! Sounds like you had a blast. And loving your new books!

    My Sunday Post

  4. Aww love that Star Wars Fourth shirt. How fun to have a walk a thon with that theme! And the Bay Area Book Festival sounds absolutely amazing!

  5. Oooh, I saw Ash Princess on Netgalley the other day and it looks awesome!

  6. The Wicked Deep looks interesting. I am glad the Book Festival was an enjoyable event. I hope the week ahead is a good one for you.

  7. Good luck with the ban!!!!!

  8. I’m glad you had fun at the book festival! I need to look into going to more bookish events. I’d probably have to travel for them, though. I’m sad that all my blogger friends have more fun than me. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  9. Glad you have a lovely time at the book festival! I wish I could go to a book festival!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

  10. The book festival sounds fantastic! Glad you got to hear an author you love speak!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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