Saturday, April 9, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #15


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

I had a pretty good week.  It felt somewhat busy and I didn't get as much done as I wanted but that is becoming quite normal.  This next week should be very exciting.  My 15 year old daughter is running a half marathon on Sunday morning (she does not get the motivation from me) and playing in a jazz group at a restaurant that night.  She leaves on Wednesday to go to Philadelphia with her band for 5 days.  My husband and I are both on vacation during her trip.  We are looking forward to finding out if we still like each other without the kid around. 

Digital Books

And I Darken by Kiersten White (NetGalley for Review)
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Purchased)
Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett (Freebie)
You Make Me by Erin McCarthy (Freebie)
Welcome to Redemption by Donna Marie Rogers & Stacey Joy Netzel (Freebie)
Small Towns, Big Dreams by Zoe York (Freebie)
The Curse of Lord Standstead by Mia Marlowe (Freebie)
Choose Me, Cowboy by Barbara Ankrum (Freebie)
Mad for Love by Elizabeth Essex (Freebie)

I have been trying to stay away from NetGalley but I did get one new book for review.   I am really excited about And I Darken and am looking forward to reading it.   I only bought one book this week so I am pretty happy about that fact as well.  I actually caught Every Heart a Doorway on sale for only $2.99 as a pre-order.  I really enjoyed it but did notice that it is currently selling for $9.99 so I am feeling really good that I ordered it when I did.

Print Books

Heat Exchange by Shannon Stacey (Paperback Swap)
Coloring for All Seasons: Spring by River Grove Books (Publisher for Review)

I really have no idea how long it will take me to get to my new book from Paperback Swap but it is nice to know that it is waiting for me when I am ready to read it.  I was really excited to get the adult coloring book to review.  It is really very lovely - look for my review to be posted soon!

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!

32 comments:

  1. I think quite a few of us had busy weeks from the sound of it on blogs I've visited! Ah to have no chores and more reading time! Hope you have a good weekend and a good reading week!

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    1. No chores...what a dream that would be! Hopefully, I can get a lot of reading done while my daughter is on her trip.

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  2. OOh nice! I'm getting more curious about And I Darken the more I hear about it! Hope you enjoy all these new reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I haven't been letting myself request books on NetGalley but I really wanted And I Darken so I caved. I am thrilled that my request was approved.

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  3. Wow! She does have a lot of motivation. It'll be fun to have the few days to yourself with your daughter out of town. She's not too far away from going off to college! I like the look of your books this week but none are familiar so I look forward to your reviews!

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    1. She never seems to stop, Katherine! Her first year of high school has passed by quickly so college is really right around the corner.

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  4. Great haul, and I hope your family has fun on your trips. I wish I had the motivation to run a marathon. (Or to run at all.)

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Only my daughter is going on trips this year. She is such a busy girl. She definitely does not get her desire to run a half marathon from me. :)

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  5. Haha! Yes, hope the time off is a lovely 'together' experience. The Curse of Lord Stanstead looks good.

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    1. Thanks, Sophia Rose! We are having a nice time together but the house seems a little quiet.

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  6. Great haul this week!

    I've seen a TON of stuff about And I Darken going around lately, and that cover is GORGEOUS.

    Also, thanks for reminding me that Every Heart a Doorway exists--I saw that book a while back and thought about putting it on my want to read list, but I don't think I ever got around to it! Whoops!

    Happy book-ing to you! Here's my StS.

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    1. I really love the cover for And I Darken. It just calls to me. Every Heart a Doorway is a book that I have wanted since I first saw it. I hope you love it!

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  7. You got quite a few romances this week! I do hope you enjoy all of these. I really need to update my Paperback Swap page, and get back to finding me some great ones. As soon as I put up books for swaps, they are immediately picked. I love that website!

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    1. I can't resist a freebie and I received an email that listed a bunch of romance freebies so there you go. I am enjoying Paperback Swap as well. My books tend to be chosen quickly as well.

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  8. Wow good for your daughter!!! Hope you and your husband have a nice vacation. Every Heart A Doorway is on my wishlist - just waiting for a price drop :) Enjoy all your new books!

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    1. We are actually having a staycation I guess. It is nice to be in a quiet house. I would wait for a price drop as well. It is such a short book and I would hate to pay $10 for it.

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  9. Yaassss, I have And I Darken as well! I can't wait to read it. The USA and UK covers are both amazing. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I like the US cover a lot more than the UK cover for And I Darken. I am really looking forward to it!

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  10. And I Darken is the one catching my attention. Have a good vacation, happy reading and coloring too.

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    1. Thanks! And I Darken should be a great read.

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  11. Good luck to your daughter! That's great she's running it. They're actually pretty fun. :D Lots of good looking books this week.

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    1. My daughter is such a busy girl. She actually completed her half marathon in 2 hours 40 minutes which I thought was great.

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  12. LOL, I hope you and your husband will realize that you still really like each other without your daughter around! Good luck to her in the mini marathon today.
    Your new books look great! Like Grace, I have Every Heart A Doorway on my wishlist.
    Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading, Carole.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. So far we seem to still like each other...of course the kid has only been gone for 24 hours or so. It is so nice to have some time off work together.

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  13. I've been obsessing over the cover for And I Darken for months now... I need to add it to my shelves for that reason alone! I hope you love it and the rest of your books :) Happy reading!!

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    1. I admit that I buy books just for their covers all the time. I can't help it. Thanks!

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  14. oh I adore Mia Marlowe...she is great and this new series of her is so unique!! I really had a jolly good time with Heat Exchange, the humor was fabulous.

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    1. I am really looking forward to Heat Exchange. I really like Shannon Stacey's writing a lot. Humor is always a plus.

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  15. You have a copy of And I Darken! I'm so jealous! And you got it from Netgalley. I'll definitely have to browse around on there. ;)

    Enjoy your haul!

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    1. I was really a bit surprised that I was approved to be honest. I have so many NetGalley books to read right now.

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  16. How exciting for your daughter! (And for you--I hope you enjoy your time away with your husband!) I love the cover for And I Darken. I hope you enjoy all your new books! Have a great week, Carole!

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    1. We aren't going anywhere but we are enjoying our time together at home. Thanks!

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