Sunday Post #37 and Stacking the Shelves October 4th, 2015

Posted October 4, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in Stacking the Shelves, Sunday Post / 52 Comments

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s
a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog,
showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is
coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: 
Sunday Post Meme
   I didn’t do one of these last weekend, so I’m going to include the last two weeks.
Last two weeks on the blog:

I got two reviews a week.  Last weekend I was in New Orleans, which was so much fun!  I can’t wait till I can find time to go back.  I’ve been getting started on my Blog Ahead Challenge, trying to get on top of things for NaNoWriMo last week.  I’ve also been working on trying to find all the numbers for the YA Scavenger Hunt.  So many awesome authors on the tour this year!

This week on the blog:

  • Blog Tour and review of Future Perfect by Jen Larsen
  • Cover Characteristic
  • Books to Movies Giveaway Hop
  • Reviews:  The Anatomy of Curiosity by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff
  • Possible reviews:  Rapture by Lauren Kate, The Detour by S.A. Bodeen, A Madness So Discreet by Mindy Mcginnis

Not sure if I’ll get my audio book of Rapture done this week. Also not sure which of the two last egalleys I’ve listed I’ll actually read.  Also working on writing to get ready for NaNoWriMo next month.  

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
 It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  It’s a pretty big pile of physical books this week!  Here they are:

  • Mad Madame LaLaurie by Victoria Cosner Love and Lorelei Shannon – Bought this in New Orleans, I didn’t realize Kathy Bates’ character on the American Horror Story: Coven was based on a real person
  • Brave New Love:  15 Dystopian Tales of Desire –  Got at The Dollar Tree store for $1
  • Bits and Pieces by Jonathan MaberryHad to buy this one, it has a dedication to me because I won a contest on Facebook to name one of the stories, Tooth and Nail 
  • Half-Blood by Jennifer L. ArmentroutI ended up buying this one instead of Onyx when I saw it at the bookstore Saturday night
  • The Scorpion Rules by Erin BowGot this ARC through a books for trade
  • These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnellyour store manager brought this ARC back from the big manager meeting
  •  Everything, Everything by Nicola YoonAnother ARC brought back by my manager.

    Both were from Edelweiss, and I’d actually just recently written Waiting on Wednesday posts on.
    Free e-book:
    Only one these past two weeks. What with being out of town last weekend, I really just deleted most of the emails that listed free ebooks.  
    So, that’s what I added to my shelves this week.  What did you add to yours?
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52 responses to “Sunday Post #37 and Stacking the Shelves October 4th, 2015

  1. The Madame LaLaurie story is chilling. The book sounds really interesting. I hadn't realized that American Horror Story had based a character off of her! I'll have to check that out. The trip to New Orleans sounds fun. I haven't been in years but it used to me one of my favorite destinations. Have a great week!

    • I was waiting very impatiently for Bits and Pieces, just to see my name I think, but also to read it! Can't wait to get to Everything, EVerything, I'd had an egalley of it, but didn't get around to it before it expired. Thanks for visiting!

    • I had an egalley of Everything, Everything, but ran out of time to read it before it expired, so I was so excited to see an ARC of it at the bookstore where I work! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Cover Characteristic is a neat feature, I enjoyed those (especially the water one- some great examples there!). I'll have to keep an eye out for those posts. πŸ™‚

    A lot of people are doing Blog Ahead, I probably should too since I've been prepping posts anyways. Oh well… have a good week!

    • You should join in to the Cover Characteristic one! It's so much fun! I didn't get signed up for the Blog Ahead last year when I first heard of it, but it really got me going last year in spirit, so I thought I'd do it for real this year. Thanks for stopping by!

    • I just bought it, so can't wait to start it! I enjoyed at least one other book by Jennifer Donnelly, so I was excited to see an ARC of These Shallow Graves at the store where I work. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Thanks! I'm really thinking it's a great post! Even last year when I didn't really participate, it got me going on posting ahead, something that has been a huge help!

  3. Love your stash of books! I seem to always miss the YA Scavenger Hunt somehow. I signed up for emails so maybe I'll catch it next year. I also need to finish the Fallen series. I have the last book to read. Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    • I could have sworn it said you had 72 hours to participate, but it was only 48 hours. So I missed out on over half of the teams! πŸ™ Thanks for returning the stop!

  4. Ah Lisa! So many new books. Every time I get a new book, I keep thinking that I have to write a review! You've got a pretty good pace going if you can write and post two reviews a week. I'm still in the planning stage for Blog Ahead, but I need to start writing pretty soon!

  5. Amy

    Looks like you've got some great books! I haven't read any of them, but they sound really good! I hope you enjoy your haul πŸ˜€ And enjoy the YA Scavenger Hunt!
    All the best,
    Amy x

    • As soon as I heard he was going to combine all those short stories and have them printed, I knew I had to have it. I really want to just read them all in an actual book. πŸ™‚ Thanks for returning the visit!

  6. Thanks for stopping by my SP & STS earlier this week! I really need to read book 4 of the Fallen series. And my sister-in-law has Half Blood. I need to read that too! Hope you have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  7. I love New Orleans!! If you ever go back, check out a ghost tour – they usually go by the LaLaurie house. It's pretty awesome looking. That book sounds really good!!

    I was just thinking about starting the Fallen series! I will definitely have to check it out now.

    • Well, I went to the cemetery tour where Marie Leveau is buried, but yeah, next time I want to do a ghost tour. You should check out the Fallen series, and there is supposed to be a movie made of the first one, but not sure when it is coming out, or if I missed it already! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Ohh fabulous haul! I adored Everything, Everything, and I have been hearing great things about These Shallow Graves! New Orleans sounds amazing, I have always wanted to go there, glad you had fun! Hope you enjoy all the new books πŸ˜€
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    • I'm so excited for both of those books, although I can't wait till I actually have time to read them! Seems all I fit in anymore are my e-galley books. New Orleans was awesome! I can't wait to go back. Thanks for visiting!

  9. Oh wow, what a lovely stack of paperbacks you have there that seem like they could be pretty cool reads! I have been anticipating Shallow Graves and Everything, Everything a lot. I want to try those eventually and hope you enjoy keeping busy with all these x

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