Sunday Post #46 and Stacking the Shelves December 20th, 2015

December 20, 2015 Stacking the Shelves, Sunday Post 36

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.  I had a busy week last week!

Last week on the blog:

Last week was really busy with it being the last week of school before our winter break.  Not only that, we got our huge delivery of the books our library ordered to refresh and update our collection.  Over two thousand books, in 99 boxes.  Yeah, all week I was singing:  “99 boxes of new books in the library, 99 boxes of books, open one up, shelve all the books, 98 boxes of new books in the library.”  Try to get that out of your  head now.  I’ve still got sign ups for my “It’s New to Me” Challenge going, as well as the giveaways for even just promoting it for me.  I’m thinking of maybe even changing the rules of the challenge so that it’s not just new series, but maybe it could be new authors as well.  For new, I mean authors that you keep hearing about, and keep meaning to read, but have yet to start.  Just an idea.  Here are the links to the challenge and other giveaways I’ve got going till the end of the month.

This week on the blog:

  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Top 10 of 2015 Challenge:   Best books read, best covers, Best ——-of 2015(haven’t decided, maybe bad boys), Best book boyfriends, Top 10 I’m looking forward to in 2016
  • Reviews:  HEAR by Robin Epstein, The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige (audiobook)
  • Possible Review:  Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Possible Challenge Sign-ups:  2016 Bookish Resolutions2016 TBR Reading Pile Challenge
  • Possible Christmas GIF post

Looking forward to doing the fun top 10 lists.  A couple reviews, although one book I’m reading right now I probably won’t be reviewing till it comes out later as part of a blog tour.  No school this week, although I’ll still be working at the bookstore Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.  I don’t really want to work so much, but I’m happy for the money.  Plus, most of the time the hours are night, or if they are day, it’s not till like 10 am, so definitely sleeping in, which is nice for staying up late and reading.  I actually don’t have any tours I signed up to be a part of this week for a change.  Of course with the holiday this week, Thursday I’ll be celebrating Christmas with my mom, stepdad, brother, sister-in-law, and my sweet 3 year old niece.  Then on Christmas day I’ll celebrate with my dad, stepmom, and two sisters. 

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
 It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  Once again I had a major book haul this week.  And some awesome ones at that!
Physical books:

These four books came from the Scholastic Warehouse sale.  All were half price.  I now, or as soon as one more trade comes through, will have all the Lunar Chronicles books ready to sit down and just read all the way through!

The first book you see is a book that was self-published by the Young Writers group at the high school where I am a librarian last year.  It contains poems and short stories that they wrote.  I finally got a copy for myself, as well as a copy for my library.  The second book is the final book in the Rot and Ruin series by Jonathan Maberry.  I would like to read it before the end of the year to add to my Series Ender Challenge goal.   

These two books I won.  The first one was through the Titans Thursday giveaway that Author Victoria Scott held.  I got to pick any book I wanted from the Book Depository.  The 2nd one I won from Britt at Please Feed the Bookworm.  However I now have two copies of this ARC, so one of them will probably be going up for trade on either Twitter or the Facebook group I’ve been trading in lately.

These two I got through trades.  I hadn’t heard of Newt’s Emerald until I saw it on a list the person had for trade.  I’m interested to see how it is!  Ice Kissed I’ve already read, and loved.  But I read the whole series as e-galleys, so I now need to own them, especially with those beautiful covers.  I still need the first and last books.

And the most exciting of all the books I got this week:

The box showed up and said “Ready to Ride”.  I knew right away what was inside, an ARC for Victoria Scott’s upcoming book Titans.  I can’t wait to pick it up and get started!  The ARC itself had a plain white cover, so there was a poster in the box with it.


Now I know I said I was going to try to calm down on egalleys.  But what I’ve done, is write them down in my calendar, and then if I get time to get to them, I will go download them.  They are all ones that I was auto-approved for, so don’t have to request them.  They’ll be there until a certain date for me to download if I want to.  
So that is all I added to my bookshelves this week.  And also what I’ve got coming up.  I’m hoping to do another holiday post on Christmas with lots of Supernatural and other awesome gifs.  What did you add to your shelves this weekend, and what are you looking forward to this week?

36 Responses to “Sunday Post #46 and Stacking the Shelves December 20th, 2015”

  1. Greg

    99 boxes, wow. That's a lot of unpacking. The Top 10 lists are fun, will watch for those, and hope you have a merry Christmas!!

  2. Daniela Ark

    The Lunar Chronicles is one series I would like to finish 🙂 I checked Gemini…wow, conjoined twins, that's unique story. I'll add it to my TBR list. I'm definitely looking forward to your review of Flawed! I always love your lists of books! we have very similar taste. Thanks so much for sharing Lisa! Happy Holidays! 🙂

    • Lisa Mandina

      Yeah, glad to have more books to read. Gemini does sound really unique and interesting! Glad you could stop by today. HOpe you have a great holiday as well!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I know so many people who are on top of the series, and they are the ones that keep me feeling like I need to hurry up and read them. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Grace Fonseca

    Awesome haul of books. I need to read the rest of the Lunar Chronicles soon. You got a lot of great books. I hope you have a lovely christmas.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    • Lisa Mandina

      Interesting, so many others need to finish the series1 Makes me feel not quite so bad at being behind. 🙂 Thanks for visiting and hope you have a nice Christmas as well!

  4. Kristin @ Addicted to HEA

    Were you totally stoked to get all those new books in at the library?!?!? I think my tech department would have passed out if they saw that coming in the loading dock 😉 But what fun!

    And my Titans box had the "Ready to Ride" covered up so I didn't see it!!!!! THANK YOU for sharing your picture! Have you started it yet 😉

    Yep, I loaded up on HarperCollins, too! I need to be good, now, too, or just read faster 😉

    Merry Christmas!!!

    • Lisa Mandina

      Oh my gosh, I was so excited! It was so hard not to just open them all up right away. But of course I opened as I could! Well that stinks that they covered up your Ready to Ride! That was the neatest thing about getting the box! Same with being good, trying so hard to do better next year! Thanks for stopping by, and merry Christmas to you too!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I know, every time I read it or say it or think it, the song is right back in my head as well. 🙂 Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great holiday as well!

  5. chucklesthescot

    I think I might have run away with some of those shiny books! I guess I'll restrain myself until the Christmas sales start on Amazon…Have a good festive season!

    • Lisa Mandina

      No running away, but knowing they are right there to be read, so exciting! And of course I had to pet several of them as I unpacked them. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great holiday as well!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I can't wait to pick it up. Trying to decide how soon I will. 🙂 Glad I could pass the ear worm along to some other people! Thanks for visiting!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I wasn't thrilled with the first book she wrote, but I'm always open to giving a second chance if I don't hate something. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Joann Downie

    Wow you are like the perfect book person, a librarian and bookstore worker? Geez!!Love it, thats terrific!! I got the book Zodiac for Christmas from my Secret Santa but it got thrown out by boyfriend who was really mad at me, well I went to recover it and it was ruined, I was sooo sad, I had just read the first Chapter!! I definitely am going to get that series, you have so many good books here, but Wandering Star is my #1 pick!! See ya next week!

    • Lisa Mandina

      Oh wow, if I had a boyfriend do that, let's just say I'd find something he loved like I love books and throw it away! Or at least hide it and not give it back until he figured out what I'd felt like. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Olivia-Savannah

    I'm gonna go check out your new to me challenge! I am curious to know what it is about. Oh, and I love the sound of you having Cress because that is an amazing book. You've got quite a few sequels and gems in that haul as well. Happy reading xx

    • Lisa Mandina

      I'd love to have you join into the challenge if it is something that works for you! And I have got to read Scarlet still so I can get to Cress. Thanks for visiting!

  8. Shooting Stars Mag

    That's awesome you were auto-approved for books so you don't have to download them unless you have the time to read them. I'm trying to not request too many books via Netgalley, or really accept that many review books, because I know I don't always have the time!


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