Saturday, February 6, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #6


I am really excited to participate in Stacking the Shelves, a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews

I went a little nuts this week.  Maybe a lot nuts if I am being honest.  To be fair, I just couldn't help myself! I did spend some money this week - about $55 (not including my daughter's books) but I feel okay about it since I don't do this kind of book shopping very often. 

NetGalley


Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline
City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett (Blogging for Books pick)
Worth It All by Claudia Connor

I am happy with my NetGalley additions this week.  I am pretty excited about reading each of these books.

Book Outlet


Best Friends, Occasional Enemies by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella
Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella

My 15 year old daughter prefers paper books to ebooks.  Crazy kid!  I showed her the Book Outlet site after discovering it myself a couple of weeks ago.  The next thing I knew I was buying her a whole box of books.  These were ridiculously cheap at $2.48 for the pair so I picked these two up for myself.

Local Book Fair

When the local community center held a book fair this week, my paper book loving daughter talked me into to taking her.  She really had to twist my arm.  I swore that I wouldn't buy much for myself.  17 books isn't much is it?  I did grab some books that I have been wanting to read.  I paid $42 for this big stack of books plus a $10 entry fee.  I think I did pretty good overall.  My daughter also talked me into a large stack of books for her but I am pretty easy to convince when it comes to buying books.

Kindle Freebies

Angel by Victoria Dahl
Dare to Surrender by Carly Phillips
Throttled by Elizabeth Lee
The Walking Dead #1 by Robert Kirkman
Flirting With The Competition by Kerri Carpenter
The Nightingale Bones by Ariel Swan
Running Wild Sara Jane Stone
The Rogue You Know by Shana Galen
Snowfall by Sharon Sala
The Goldfish Bowl by Laurence Gough
To Be the Best by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Time Without End by Linda Lael Miller
The Park by Voss Foster

It's no secret that I can't resist a freebie!  There have been a lot of traditionally published authors with freebies on Amazon this week.  A lot of these books are no longer free so I am feeling pretty lucky.   I tend to grab anything that looks somewhat interesting.  I do hope to get a chance to read these.

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 
Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave a link to your own STS post!

30 comments:

  1. I admit I used to feel guilty about buying more books with so many in my house waiting to be read...but now I hardly care! Books are my only vice! Great haul this week, enjoy it!

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    1. I think that I enjoy collecting books as much as I do reading them. I have a lot of plans for my retirement. Now if I could just figure out how to retire now everything would be perfect.

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  2. Wow you did really good at Book Fair!! There are some really great books in those piles!! And how great is Book Outlet?? Enjoy them all!

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    1. It was a small book fair but I found a lot of great books. I probably would have bought more but my pile was getting too heavy to carry. My daughter went nuts on the Book Outlet site. Of course, she now has a lot of books that I can borrow if I want.

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  3. Awesome haul of books this week. I hope you love all of them.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. I do hope that they are all worthwhile reads. I am really looking forward to most of them. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. 17 books is a completely reasonable amount of books - especially given your location. You had to support the event! And now you have me wanting to hit the used bookstore. I can hear it calling me!

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    1. If I set foot in a book fair, I usually end up with about as many books as I can physically carry. I want all of the books! I used to love to go the used bookstore but the ones in my area closed.

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  5. 17 books is completely okay! I think the most physical books that I've bought at the same time is around 20 or so. Hey, we can't live without them. Great haul! BTW, if you loved City of Stairs, City of Blades is gonna rock your socks off. Greatest sequel ever!

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    1. I didn't count how many my daughter got at the book fair. I go a little crazy at these things. I still need to read City of Stairs so I picked it up at the library today. I keep seeing fabulous reviews for City of Blade so I decided to jump in.

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  6. Great haul! And yay for Worth It All :) I can't wait to read that one!! I hope you love all your new books! Happy reading :)
    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

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    1. I grabbed Worth It All as soon as I saw it. I really liked one of her other books. Thanks, Danielle!

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  7. Dang! That's quite a book haul! I love freebie books too. I get the Kindle Deals of The Day email, but usually there aren't books I like. Do you subscribe to a different email, or do you just check Amazon daily to see what they are offering for free? Have a great week.

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    1. I do get a lot of emails. I get the Deal of the Day emails but those are usually books on sale not freebies. I found out some of these were free from other bloggers. I do follow an amazon discussion that posts about discounts where I found out about a lot of these. Sometimes I find out that something is free because of a post on Goodreads.

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  8. Fabulous haul! I am eager to get my hands on Scottoline's Most Wanted. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I love Scottoline! I was kind of surprised that I was approved for this book since I still haven't had a chance to read my ARC of her last book. I hope to get to both of them soon!

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  9. Great Haul! You got so many amazing books. Happy reading :)

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to start some of these books.

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  10. That's a good haul and cheap too as I can see a lot of it are hardbacks.

    Happy reading week!

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    1. If I am going to read a paper book, I always have preferred hardbacks. At the book fair, the hardbacks were only $3 so I went a little crazy.

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  11. I'm loving all of the Kindle freebies! I saw the Galen one - I love HR, so I may need to get it! I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my STS post!

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    1. I actually read an ARC of The Rogue You Know and enjoyed it. I decided to grab a final copy in case I ever decide to do a re-read. I think the first one of the series was free a couple of months ago and the next one comes out in a couple of weeks. I think it is a fun series!

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  12. Goodness, Carole, that's quite a haul! I can never really resist, either, though, so I get that when you found so many good-looking books and it wasn't that expensive, you just went with it ;)
    I hope you'll enjoy all your new books.
    Have a fantastic week and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. There aren't as many book fairs any more. This one used to be huge and now it takes up a space half of the original size. I still seem to be able to find more than I really need. The money raised went to a good cause so that is even better.

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  13. Awesome bunch this week. Liane Moriarty is one of my faves. Enjoy these ;-)

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    1. I haven't read anything by Liane Moriarty yet but I am really looking forward to her books. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Wow, you did go crazy! But you did really well too. I haven't heard of Book Outlet but it sounds wonderful.

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    1. I didn't even realize how many books I had grabbed until I went to check out. I can't resist a good book sale!

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  15. You went on Book Outlet and only bought two books? How is that possible?!? When I go on there, I buy anywhere from 4 to 10 at a time! ;)

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    1. My daughter picked out about 10 books for herself. These were my add-ons. I picked out a bunch of books that I wanted but I decided that I would rather buy them for my kindle when I am ready to read them.

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