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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Stacking The Shelves #142 & Sunday Post #106

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:  Book Review:  From Twinkle, With Love by Sandya Menon

In Real Life:

It was great to be back with the students at school, and it made the week fly by!  On Wednesday, I went to my book club at the amazing little bookstore, A Great Good Place for Books, in Oakland, California.  I love Indie bookstores, and this place has such a warm, welcoming vibe.  They were even mentioned on Good Morning America on their story about Small Business Saturday!

My daughter has been in the thick of college applications.  Friday was a big deadline and it has been hectic.  My sole job was moral support.  But it is hard to see my kid stressed out.

New Books:

So many sales on Cyber-Monday!  I couldn't resist! 




For Review:


 Thank you, St. Martin's Press!

That's it for this week.  If you are preparing for holiday celebrations, good luck!  I will be jumping in to shopping this weekend.

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  1. Sounds like busy times! I remember being flustered with what school to go to at that age as well. Luckily I found the right fit and was accepted! Wishing her the best of luck with her acceptances!

    Nice haul too! I really didn't score too many bookish deals on Black Friday. I wait all year long to buy my movies on that day and was able to get most of them! Cyber Monday helped out with the rest! Lol! Hope you enjoy your new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Sounds like you had a busy week. I can imagine this week has been tough for your kid.
    It looks like you've had some good new books.
    Happy reading!

  3. I'm totally reading Charlie Ander's work. As a person who supports the Lgbt community I think Ander's is paving the way for wonderful new works. #sunday post

  4. That sounds like a busy week. I hope you have a relaxed one next.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

  5. I think an Indie Bookstore Book Club would be fun. We only have chain stores near me. Hope your week is a good one!

  6. We have a used bookstore only about a block away and it's great. I just don't do print anymore usually. I also got sucked into some of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday / Holiday deals lately. I reviewed Children of the Blood & Bone on audio. It was fantastic. Anne - Books of My Heart


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