Saturday, March 12, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #11


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

I added a lot of books once again.  Hopefully, I can restrain myself a little better next week.  This past week was a bit calmer so I should have gotten a lot done.  I really didn't feel like reading much which is rare for me so I didn't get too many books actually read. 

NetGalley


Whisper to Me by Nick Lake
Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep

These are two books that I really wanted.  Whisper to Me just looks so good so I decided to go ahead and request it.  I also had to have Bright Blaze of Magic since I really enjoyed the first two books in the series.  I am giving myself to permission to request any books that I am really excited about so I am happy with both of these.  I actually have no pending requests right now so maybe I am moving in the right direction in regards to catching up.


First to Read

The Obsession by Nora Roberts

I love the books offered on First to Read and couldn't pass this one up.  

Audiobooks for Review


The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield

I actually got this one last week but forgot to include it in last week's post.  I am more than halfway done with it and it is holding my interest.  I am really curious about where this book is going.

Paperback Swap

Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk

I just signed up for Paperback Swap.  I wish I had known about this site before I gave most of my paperbacks away.  I am impressed with it so far.  I have shipped out the few items that I have posted and am really looking forward to reading this series by Devon Monk.  The book that I received looks brand new!

Kindle Freebies

Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire Contreras
Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman
Girl From Above: Falling by Pippa DaCosta
Seeker by Amy Reece
Clash: A Legal Affairs Story by Sawyer Bennett
20th Century Ghost by Joe Hill

You know that I can't resist a freebie right?  I mean they don't add any clutter to my house or take up space so I always just go for it.  I am really excited by the freebies that I was able to find this week.

Paid Books - ebooks
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A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
Killing Pretty by Richard Kadrey

A Head Full of Ghosts was highly recommended to me by a friend on Goodreads so I jumped at it for under $2.  Killing Pretty is the newest book in the Sandman Slim series and I own most of the series so I picked this one up when it went on sale for under $2 as well.

Paid Books - Print

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Miss Mayham by Rachel Hawkins

I picked these three up in preparation for a book signing in a couple of weeks.  There are six authors coming at the same time and I don't usually buy print books so I have been buying a couple of books every week.  I now have 5 books from 4 of the authors ready for signing.  I didn't really enjoy Wink Poppy Midnight and decided to cancel my pre-order for that book.  I am still trying to decide if I want to buy the Dove Chronicles books.


Check out the event that I am planning to go to


I spent approximately $38 on books 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!

30 comments:

  1. I'm on a UK swap site and that's where most of my books go first. Anything not swapped in 6 months go to various charity shops in my town. I've read the Devon Monk series and it was ok but just didn't grab me. It was a bit different though which can be a good thing! Hope you enjoy it and your other books!

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    1. I am always looking for something different so hopefully I will like it. Thanks, Chuckles!

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  2. I really liked the first 2 books in the Jennifer Estep series too. I loved the 2nd one on audio so I'm waiting for it to release on audio to pick up. I hope you love it though!
    And Rebel of the Sands was a really fun read! I'm excited for more!
    Happy reading and have a lovely weekend! :)

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    1. I am glad to know that the audio on that series are good on audio. I love doing re-reads via audiobook.

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  3. I'm really looking forward to Bright Blaze of Magic. Isn't Paperback Swap great? I've been on there for almost 2 years now, but I've not added any new books to swap in a while. I only joined to complete my Millennium Trilogy, since the hardcovers where so hard to find, but I have the whole set now. If you want to find older books, that's a great place to be. Happy Saturday!

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    1. I am happy to know that Paperback Swap has some hard to find books. I need to get some books read to list on the site. We literally got rid of every book that we were willing to get rid of a few months ago.

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  4. Lovely books and events! I can't wait to get my hands on The Obsession...and Whisper to Me looks very tempting.

    Enjoy...and my post today is on a different blog; hope you check out MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. I am really excited by those two books! I can't wait to read them.

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  5. Such a large haul! Looks like you found great deals :) I can't say I have read any of these, but I hope you find a few you adore! Can't wait to hear about your author signings :)

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    1. I seem to have a large haul every week. I think I enjoy shopping for books as much as reading them. :)

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  6. What a wonderful haul. I finished Wink Poppy Midnight last night and didn't care much for it either. Have to get my review up Monday. The writing was beautiful but I didn't like any of the characters really. I have not had the best luck with my First to Read choices lately.

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    1. I have read some great books through First to Read but Wink Poppy Midnight just didn't do anything for me. I am glad that I read it before it was released though since that gave me an opportunity to cancel my pre-order.

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  7. These all look great, Carole! I have been wanting to try Jennifer Estep for awhile now. I love the cover of her new book. The Obsession by Nora Roberts is also one I have my eye on. I'll be anxious to read your thoughts on it.

    I hope you enjoy 20th Century Ghost by Joe Hill. I read it a few years ago and enjoyed the stories.

    I hope you enjoy all of these! Have a great week.

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    1. Hopefully, I can get to all of these soon. I grabbed 20th Century Ghost and thought it was the full book but it is only a story from the book.

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  8. I was so tempted to grab the Estep book, but I haven't read the first two books yet. I still might, maybe it'll push me to actually start the series. You got a lot of other good looking books too.

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    1. I have enjoyed this Estep series quite a bit. I definitely recommend it.

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  9. Oooh I haven't heard of Paperback Swap but I definitely need to check it out!! I hope you love all of your new books!!
    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

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    1. I hope you get a chance to check out Paperback Swap. I love the idea and am looking forward to lots of trades in my future.

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  10. I think restraint is totally overrated, Carole! You got some fantastic looking books, and I can't wait to see what you think of them!
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I am not very good at restraint when it comes to books. There are worse things that I could overindulge in though.

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  11. The Devon Monk series is great - the series really built with each successive book. Hope you enjoy.
    Bambi's StS

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    1. I am planning to work my way through the series. I loved her most recent series and am looking forward to more from her.

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  12. So want to read that Nora Roberts book! I don't have much under my belt, but from what I've enjoyed the few that I've read.

    Happy reading, Carole!

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    1. I don't really know what it was about the description that grabbed me with that book but I am really looking forward to it. Thanks!

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  13. EEEEP! I adored Rebel of the Sands so much! Your copy is gorgeous. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my STS post!

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    1. Every time I get a new hardcover book I have to admire it for a while. So many of them are just beautiful. I can't wait to read it. Thanks!

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  14. oh these are great books here!! I do love Nora Roberts and Sawyer Bennett. Hope you enjoy all of these.

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    1. Thanks! I should be starting the Nora Roberts book fairly soon. I hope it is as good as I am expecting it to be.

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  15. I just ordered the books I needed for the signing. I didn't end up getting Wink, Poppy, Midnight, but I got the rest. I just hope I can actually read them sometime soon. *sigh*

    Enjoy!

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    1. I have no idea when I am going to be able to read all the books that I bough for the book signing...but when I do read them, I will be reading a signed copy :)

      I can't wait to see you there!

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