Saturday, February 27, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #9


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

Looks like I went a little nuts this week!  I was feeling pretty bad for most of the week and even took one sick day from work.  I guess clicking on books made me feel better or something.  Oh well...I can't even explain it to myself.

NetGalley


Out of Frame by Megan Erickson
Until Tomorrow by Annie Kelly
The Winemakers by Jan Moran
The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien
The Undoing by Shelly Laurenston

I did really good for most of the week and then added all of these book in a single day.  I had requested The Undoing a few days earlier but the rest of these were in the Read Now category.  I do okay with controlling myself most days but when I start adding it is like I can't stop myself.

First to Read


The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Seriously...how could I resist the opportunity to read these two awesome books?

Books Won

Underwater by Marisa Reichardt -won at Lekeisha the Booknerd's awesome blog
Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetta - won from Tasty Book Tours on Danielle's blog - Life with 2 Boys

I am so excited to win both of these books.  They both sound fabulous and I cannot wait to read them.  Thank you Lekeisha and Danielle!

Audible Books


Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland
The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

I actually bought the kindle versions of these books along with the audible version.  I plan to listen to them so I will just list them here.  For both books it was cheaper to buy the kindle book and add the narration than to just buy the audiobook.  I paid $14.50 total for the zombie book which I have already listened to and only $4.49 for Jeaniene Frost's book.  $21 spent on 2 audiobooks (plus the accompanying kindle book) this week.  I have been thinking about a membership again but I think I am really better off to just add books as I go....and maybe listen to all the books I already have.

Kindle Freebies

On the Rocks by Sawyer Bennett
The Last Girl by Joe Hart (Kindle First pick)
Flawless by Jan Moran
The Color of Destiny by Julianne MacLean

I didn't grab too many freebies this week.  I couldn't pass up a free Sawyer Bennett book and I have picked up most of the Julianne MacLean series for free over the years.

Paid Books - Ebooks

Instant Attraction by Jill Shalvis
Instant Gratification by Jill Shalvis
Instant Temptation by Jill Shalvis
Black Horizon by James Grippando

These books were all on sale for $1.99.  I feel okay spending $8 on a total of 4 books by Jill Shalvis and James Grippando.

Paid Books - Print

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

There is an event coming up at my local library in a few weeks with 6 different Penguin Teen authors.  I am working on getting some of the books ready to go for the book signing.  I thought it would be a little less painful go buy the books a little at a time instead of loading up on all of them at the same time.  I can't wait to get this book signed!

I spent approximately $41 on my book habit this week.

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!

36 comments:

  1. Buying or free downloads always help to make you feel better! I did the same this week to cheer myself up! Ah yes, chuckles always has a ready excuse! Have a better week this week.

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    1. I have a long list of excuses for my book buying habit. There is always a reason for me to buy a book. :)

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  2. Lots of great books!! The Winemakers looks good. I got a couple of free/cheap books this week too. Enjoy!

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    1. I kept looking at The Winemakers once I noticed that it was a Read Now on NetGalley. I decided to just go ahead a grab it. I hope it that I end up enjoying it.

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  3. Great haul! I hope you enjoy them all! Can you believe I haven't been clicking any freebies lately? I have so many from years and years, so I decided to stop until I read some of them. Of course, if I see one that I really want, I may not be able to stop myself. Have a great weekend!

    My STS

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    1. I can't seem to stop clicking on freebies. I don't even try to practice restraint anymore with those although I do only try to add freebies that look like books that I would enjoy.

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  4. Oh my goodness, Carole, what an amazing haul! I'm a bit jelaous you got the Glittering Court, I can't wait to see what you think of that one.
    I loved Mercury Striking, and I hope you will, too.
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I was so happy to get my hands on The Glittering Court although I may be drawn to Wink Poppy Midnight a bit more. I can't wait to read Mercury Striking and I remember how much you loved it. Thanks!

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  5. GREAT BOOKS! I'm really excited for The Glittering Court, and An Ember in The Ashes was AMAZING!I hope you love it too!

    Aditi @ http://athousandwordsamillionbooks.blogspot.in/

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    1. I am looking forward to reading both of those books. I am guessing that my daughter may grab An Ember in the Ashes for herself before I can get a chance to read it though. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. This is an amazing haul. I hope you enjoy them all.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I need to calm down on my book buying for the next week or two so that I can catch up! Hopefully, these are all as good as they look.

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  7. Fantastic haul this week!! I hope to start Wink Poppy Midnight next. Enjoy your new goodies!! :)

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    1. There is a good chance that I will be starting that one very soon. It is calling to me. Thanks!

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  8. What are those Jill Shalvis books??? I haven't read them and now I must go find them. I tend to go through spells with NetGalley. I'm super good and then go on a requesting spree all at once! Enjoy your new books.

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    1. The Jill Shalvis books were a Kindle Daily Deal one day this week. I hadn't heard of them before but I just couldn't resist. I am so glad that I am not the only who goes crazy from time to time.

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  9. Oh, yes, downloading e-books or receiving print books...either event makes my day, too. Then there were tempting sales this week, like the pre-Oscar books, on which movies were based. Yikes!

    Thanks for sharing your haul...and enjoy!

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    1. I am like a kid in a candy store when I start shopping for books. I have no control to speak of. Today's deal is tempting for sure.

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  10. Great haul, Carole! I'm so glad you won Mercury Striking!! I hope you love it as much as I did!!! Happy reading :)
    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

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    1. I squealed when I saw that I won that book. I can't wait to read it and I remember that you really liked it a lot.

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  11. I'm really looking forward to reading Underwater. I've heard great things. I hope you enjoy these books.

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    1. Underwater does look amazing. I hope to squeeze that one in soon. Thanks!

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  12. I'm going to do the exact opposite of you and purchase all of them at once. :)

    I actually own most of Rachel Hawkins books and An Ember in the Ashes, so I'm good there. I do have to get four of the other authors' books though. And I can't decide if I should get all or just some of Tucholke's books. You should let me know if Wink Poppy Midnight is any good because I'm thinking about buying the first book in her Between duology instead.

    Hope you enjoy your new books!

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    1. I don't buy a lot of paper books. I started looking at all the books by the authors that will be coming in a few weeks and realized that I have a lot of books to buy. I have heard wonderful things about An Ember in the Ashes so I bought that one first. I am planning on reading Wink Poppy Midnight soon so I will let you know.

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  13. oh look at all your goodies!! I do love Megan Erickson...she does great work with her books. I adore Julianne Maclean, but haven't read that one yet, just her historical's. I do the same thing with my audiobooks as well. It's way cheaper. Hope you enjoy all of these!!

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    1. I have so many audiobooks that I need to listen to but I still want more. When you can pick them up on sale, it is a really great deal. I have started to listen to audiobooks at work so I can finish at least one most weeks.

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  14. I am excited about Wink Poppy Midnight too. I really can't get into audio books and am kind if envious about those who can. The signing sounds cool. Have a great reading week.

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    1. I started audiobooks with re-reads so that if I zoned out I would already have an idea about what was going on. I now listen to audiobooks for part of the work day and it makes the day go so much faster. I can't wait to read Wink Poppy Midnight!

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  15. Getting new books can definitely make you feel better. :) Yeah, I'll always compare the kindle price of a book + the audio compared to the audible membership. If it's cheaper, I just grab both. The White Trash Zombie books are better on audio anyway.

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    1. I need the second audiobook after listening to the first one. My library didn't have it so I decided to buy it. I loved it so I am glad I did. I am sure that I will be buying the next one soon.

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  16. Great haul! So many books! I really want to read An Ember in the Ashes soon, I keep hearing amazing things about it! Have a great reading week!

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    1. I have heard good things about An Ember in the Ashes so I hope to get to it soon.

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  17. Looks like a good haul! I need to get round to reading An Ember in the Ashes myself...

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    1. I did have a great week of adding books. Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Even White Trash Zombies looks like a fun one. Been meaning to read that one. Enjoy your haul.

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    1. I am loving the White Trash Zombie series so far. The audio is the way to go on that one. I think that the narrator makes a good story great in this case.

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