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.
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!
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!