Saturday, September 23, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #88


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

The drum majors with the band's trophy.
(My daughter is in the middle holding the trophy)
This week was exhausting.  Last Saturday, we spent the day at a band competition where my daughter's band took third place.  I was so tired that on Sunday I didn't even want to move.  My daughter called me Monday when the car wouldn't start so I dealt with that and then had to spend the evening at school for the National Honor Society Initiation ceremony.  On Thursday, I took my daughter to her jazz group which took up my whole evening.  I had planned to use that time to get caught up with some things online but the wifi wouldn't work.  I even smashed my finger right before I left for work Friday morning.  I barely had the chance to do any reading this week.  I finished one book that was only 244 pages which is pretty short.  It has just been one of those weeks!

Books for Review

Tomorrow by Damian Dibben (NetGalley)
The Storm King by Brendan Duffy (NetGalley)
Hello Again by Brenda Novak (NetGalley)
Holiday Wishes by Jill Shalvis (Edelweiss)

I probably didn't need to add so many review books this week but that all sound so good!  I am really excited about four of these books and cannot wait to start reading them.  I was also auto-approved for Harlequin titles on NetGalley this week which was pretty exciting for me.

Books Won
The Last Move by Mary Burton (Goodreads Giveaway)

It has been ages since I won anything on Goodreads so I was shocked to get the email that I had won a digital copy of The Last Move.  It showed up in my kindle account immediately which was pretty cool.  I also won a copy of The Summer That Made Us from Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer.  I have been wanting to read Robyn Carr for a while so I was pretty excited about getting this book.

Books Purchased
Hold Tight by Harlan Coben (Audible Purchase)
And One Last Thing... by Molly Harper (Audible Purchase)
Alice by Christina Henry (Audible Purchase)

I couldn't resist a few titles from the Audible sales this week.  The Harlan Coben and Molly Harper books were $4.95 each and the Christina Henry book was $2.95.  I have a membership this year so I am stocking up while I have access to all of the great sales.

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!

50 comments:

  1. Wow. Congratulations to your daughter Carole and my, that's a pretty big trophy :)
    Hope you'll enjoy your new books and have a great weekend!

    xx
    Vanessa @ Blushing Geek

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  2. You were really busy! Congrats to your daughter though! That must have been awesome! Sorry to hear reading time has been nonexistent. Maybe this week?

    Nice new reads too! Totally new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all and that your upcoming week is less crazy!

    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 have about 4 more weeks of crazy and then hopefully life will get back to normal.

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  3. I love the colors of the cover of The Storm King. Those colors! ♥

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  4. Wow! All of these books look lovely!!! I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Recommend Me This! Saturdays!

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  5. Congrats on being auto-approved! I hope you'll enjoy all the books you got! Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks! I wanted to do a little dance when I got the email that I had been auto-approved.

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  6. Wow, congratulations to your daughter :) She looks lovely. You got a good collection over here. I hope you will enjoy them.

    Here is my STS

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    1. Thanks! She was pretty happy with the band's performance.

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  7. Congratulations to your daughter! I’ve never won a book on Goodreads. I feel unlucky because I’ve been entering giveaways on there for years.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I will really only enter when there are a lot of copies being given away. I have won quite a few in the past but hadn't entered any for a long time until recently. I feel like the kindle giveaways might be easier to win. Maybe?

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  8. I'm sorry to hear you had such a crazy week. Hopefully next week is a little bit more relaxing for you. But congratulations to your daughter, and congrats to you for getting auto-approved and winning giveaways. Best of luck next week :)
    Here is my STS 

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    1. Thanks, Aneta! I have about another month of crazy. I can make it!

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  9. Congratulations to your daughter. You must have been so proud. I hope you get to read more this week and have a wonderful week. :)

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    1. Thanks, Geybie! I am going to try to make sure I get some reading time. Otherwise, I get crabby :)

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  10. It does sound like you have had quite a week. You got some fun looking books for review. It's always nice to get auto approved but it's also bad for my TBR pile. :)

    Happy reading!
    Stormi

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    1. I actually seem to do better with keeping up with publishers that I am auto-approved for since I will only grab books that I want to read now or that I am super excited about. It is all the ones I have to request that cause my backlog.

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  11. Congrats to your daughter and the band. I remember how tiring it was when I was in band - games every Friday night and competitions each Saturday. I finally wore down and caught mono. It was fun but it's also hard work. I bet you're proud of her. Sorry the week was so hectic. I know how that can be. Hopefully you have some down time this week!

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    1. The school had a few other things going on in the evenings in addition to band. I think next week is all band so it might be a tad better. She does love it.

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  12. Hope the finger is faring better. Awesome trophy and nice additions to the book shelf. Enjoy.

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    1. My finger is feeling much better now but I wanted to cry when it happened.

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  13. I so need to try those CHristina Henry books

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    1. I have only read one but enjoyed it so I grabbed Alice when I saw the sale price.

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  14. Congratulations to your daughter's band. I love the picture. They look so happy! I am jealous you have the new Shalvis. I always want her books.

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    1. They were thrilled! I had a lot of fun seeing how happy she was. Always love Shalvis!

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  15. That Tomorrow book looks either very sad or very scary. I can't decide which. I'll have to look it up, because it's definitely making me wonder...

    I hope you enjoy your new books and get some more reading time in this week!

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    1. That cover got my attention right away! I can't wait to read that one!

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  16. Wow that does sound like a busy week! Congrats on your daughter's marching band award! My daughter is currently on the road with her color guard, it's a fun time of year. :)

    The Storm King and The Last Move both look interesting. Hope you have a great reading week!

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    1. Color guard is a lot of work! It is strange how my daughter's band expects parents to be there to help with everything. It is like a part time job during the season.

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  17. Congratulations to your daughter and her marching band! I hope your finger is feeling better. You sure have been busy! I feel exhausted just reading about your week, Carole. Your new books sound great. I like the way the rain is falling on The Storm King cover. Congratulations on your book wins! Enjoy your new books, Carole!

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    1. My finger is much better. I love the cover of Storm King. It really got my attention and before I knew it I had requested it.

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  18. Ah that is a busy week! Lots of new books!! I didn't find anything in the Audible sale which I was bummed about. Congrats on the GR giveaway. They are so hard to win I feel. If I hadn't won once I would think it was a fake lol. Have a great week!

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    1. I don't think there has been an Audible sale that doesn't have something I want. Of course, I seem to want everything so there's that.

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  19. Jeez, that is a busy week. I hope you finger is alright! Congrats on the Goodreads win. Enjoy your new books and I hope you have a calmer week coming up. :)

    Thanks for stopping by earlier.

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    1. I was kind of surprised to actually win a Goodreads giveaway. I rarely enter anymore but might have to look a bit more often.

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  20. Haha looks like me and you had the same Audible experience. XD.

    Sorry about your finger, hope it wasn't too bad. Here's hoping you have a better reading week. :) ~Aleen

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    1. I have so many audiobooks...but I want so many more. It is a problem.

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  21. Many new books to me! I hope you'll enjoy them! happy reading!

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  22. Congratulations to your daughter and her band! I hope you get some rest in the coming week though because it sounds like you've been on the run around doing so many things lately! And you need time to read all of these new shiny books.

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    1. I do need more time to read all of these wonderful books :)

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  23. Now I'm curious if I visited yet... but I don't think I did? :) anyway, hope you get to read more this week!

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  24. What a week you've had! That whole when it rains it pours thing really is true. Love the picture of your daughter with the trophy! And congrats on a 3rd place win. Those competitions are tough! You got some great books and that Jill Shalvis has me hitting up Edelweiss. I've been neglecting my account for ages and I can no longer resist. Have a great week!

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    1. I don't do well with overly busy schedules but it seems to be the norm lately. I keep thinking I just need to make it until she graduates.

      Shalvis is very hard to resist.

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  25. There is no way I could keep up with your life at the moment. It sounds so tiring!

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    1. It can be. I keep telling myself that this is only temporary!

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