Saturday, April 16, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #16



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

What a week!  I mentioned last week that my daughter was scheduled to run a half marathon this past Sunday.  She completed it in 2 hours and 40 minutes.  We are very proud of her.  She was exhausted from the race but still played with her jazz band at a local restaurant all night.  She left on Wednesday for Philadelphia with the school band and my husband and I have taken time off work to enjoy a less hectic schedule for a few days.  We had almost forgotten how quiet our house can really be.  I am happy to report that my husband and I have decided that we still do like each other without the kid around. 

Digital Books

The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin (NetGalley)
I've Got Sand In All the Wrong Places by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella (NetGalley)
Without You by Kelly Elliott (Freebie)
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison (Freebie)
Becoming Us by Amy Daws (Freebie)
Die-Cast by Neville Steed (Freebie)
 The In-Betweener by Ann Christy (Freebie)
Burn the Dead: Quarantine by Steven Jenkins (Freebie)

I am supposed to be staying away from NetGalley but I didn't do so good with that this week.  I took a chance on The City of Mirrors since I really want to read the series.  I have some catching up to do before I get to that one.  I also grabbed the upcoming Scottoline book.  This is one of the books of essays that she wrote with her daughter and I love her sense of humor.  The rest of the books were freebies that I found out about from various sources.  A big thank you to Chuckles @ Chuckles Book Cave for letting me know about the two zombie books!

Print Books

Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle (Won @ Life with Two Boys)
Magic at the Gate by Devon Monk (Paperback Swap)

I am always thrilled when I am lucky enough to win a book.  I was beyond excited to find out that I won Hold Your Breath since I have been wanting to read the series.  Thanks, Danielle!


My husband and I went to the Goodwill Outlet on one of our days off this week.  He went to look at some junk while I browsed the books.  These are the books that I bought for myself but I did buy a few more for my daughter, my 2 year old niece and nephew, and a pile of cookbooks. They charge $0.15 per inch for books so it is easy to go a little crazy.  I only spent $2.85 total for all the books.  I really don't know why I grabbed the Harlequin Romances except for the fact that they are larger print books.  My old eyes were probably hurting me that day or something. 

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!

15 comments:

  1. Hope you have fun with the zombies! Have a greet weekend!

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  2. Haha, glad you guys can commune well still.

    Nice bunch of freebies. Hope you enjoy Hold Your Breath. I thought it was pretty good.
    I love the idea of all those books by the height of the stack. We don't have GoodWill close, but it would be fun hunting through it for treasures. :)

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  3. Congrats again on the win, Carole! I hope you enjoy Hold Your Breath as much as I did!! Happy reading :)

    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

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  4. Yay for the win!!! And yay for the bargains!! Loved the Allie Beckstrom series! Hope you enjoy all the lovely 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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  5. I wish my Goodwill had better books. They have shelves full of them, but I’ve never found anything I want to read. I hope you enjoy your new books.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  6. Great haul this week-seems like it was pretty non-stop for you (always a good thing!) Also, congratulations to your daughter on her marathon time! That's awesome. :)

    I don't recognize very many of the titles you picked up, though Dreamcatcher by Stephen King is SUPER creepy and goosebump inducing.

    Here's hoping you enjoy your recent acquisitions. Here's my StS, if you're interested. Happy book-ing!

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  7. I"m glad you got some time off to just enjoy! Great book haul! :)

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  8. I had to grab Burn the Dead as well for the same reason. You got a bunch of great looking books. I really would like to read The Passage series sometime.

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  9. Congrats to your daughter! That's so awesome! They become addicting. Has she mentioned wanting to do another one yet?

    OMG, read The Passage trilogy right now! If I had know you haven't read it months ago, I would've forced you to when I did a reread while Ali read for the first time. I finished City of Mirror the other day and .... wow, wow, wow!

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  10. Congrats to your daughter, that's really well done! Especially because she also managed to play with her jazz band in the evening!
    I'm very glad you and your husband have decided you like each other even when it's just the two of you ;)
    Your new books look great! And I would go completely crazy if I only had to pay $0.15 per inch of book... you did well!
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  11. Oh wow. That's so cheap! I must admit that my charity shop here, charges up to 6.00 per book, so really not that cheap considering they're used and most of them are battered.

    I hope you'll enjoy The Passage by Justin Cronin. It's an investment to read the series since the books are 500 to 600 pages long.

    happy reading, carole!

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  12. Wow, lots of good stuff! I don't think I've heard of any of these, though the Ruggle book interests me. :D I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Carole. :)

    Check out my STS post!

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  13. Yay for still liking each other lol!! Love that they charge by the inch. Enjoy all your new goodies!

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  14. Becoming Us sounds good! So I went and saw it is free on Amazon! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Great haul!
    Check out my StS

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  15. I got The City of Mirrors last week too. Can't wait to read it! I hope you enjoy all of these!

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