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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Stacking The Shleves #145 & Sunday Post # 109

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:  The Girl King by Mimi Yu
Tuesday:  ARC Review:  The Alchemist's Illusion by Gigi Pandian

Thursday:  ARC Review:  Firestarter by Tara Sim

So many books are coming out this month.  I was fortunate enough to be able to review several books.  Three of them came out this past week.  I especially enjoyed Firestarter, by Tara Sim.  The final book in the Timekeeper steampunk series, is full of intrigue, and romance.

In Real Life:
We are back to work at my school, and the week went by very quickly.  I've been working hard to read several books at once in order to meet all my ARC obligations.  And, of course, many books that I had on hold at the library came to me all at once.

My daughter is almost finished with college applications, and I'm so grateful.  She has already been accepted to a college in Boston!  But it would be great for her to have several choices.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

New Books:
Public Library:




That's it for this week.  I hope you are all having a lovely 2019.

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  1. The Wicked King looks awesome! I still haven't read The Cruel Prince but they're both on my TBR list!

    1. I really liked The Cruel Prince. No one does fairies like Holly Black!

  2. Ooh nice!! That's awesome that you got The Wicked King so quickly from the library! I feel like the ones by me take awhile to get the new releases. Which is partly why I rarely use them.

    Hope you enjoy all your lovely new reads!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I was equally shocked to get this book so quickly! There is a feature on my library's website where you can recommend future releases. If you do that, you get on the wait list faster. That is what I did with The Wicked King and King of Scars.

  3. Good luck to your daughter! I’ve also been getting a lot of books lately for some reason. They like to all come at once. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. It never fails, all my holds from the library come in at once! But I am getting through these books pretty fast. Have a great week.

  4. Good luck with the college applications. And, enjoy your latest haul!

  5. I'm reading a super long book so I'm trying to work some smaller ones in. Good luck to your daughter. Such an exciting time for her.

  6. How exciting for your daughter! It never fails when I have a bunch of holds at the library they all come in at once. I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Tina @As Told By Tina


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