Saturday, January 13, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #102


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

This was a really quiet week for me.  I spent a lot of time home with the dogs in the evenings while my husband and daughter had things to do.  It was kind of nice to have the house to myself for a bit.  I didn't request a single book from NetGalley or Edelweiss even though I saw a few that were very tempting.  I think I may actually follow through with my goal of focusing on the pile of arcs that I already have.  I did have my first dnf of the year this week with The Immortalists.

Books for Review
Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh (First to Read)

I finally got around to downloading Reign of the Fallen from First to Read.  I like the sound of the book but my copy has some really strange things going on with the fonts so I don't know if I will end up reading this file or not.  I may just wait and grab a copy from the library.

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!

44 comments:

  1. Ooh nice! I'm curious about this one! I hope you enjoy it once you read it!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. It looks like it might be a good one. I love the cover :)

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  2. Yay for a quiet week!! Sorry to hear you had a DNF though. Have a great week!

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  3. Bummer about the download.I love First to Reads and have been lucky enough to get some great book through it, but I hate the format.

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    1. This download is so weird the font will completely change in the middle of a word and the whole book is like that. Weird. I may try to read a chapter a day.

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  4. Nice cover! I've had a good reading week and added a couple of horror and a mystery to my shelves!

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    1. It is a good cover. Enjoy your new books, Chuckles!

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    1. It is so weird that the fonts are odd throughout the whole book. I am still trying to decide if I will even try to read this book.

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  6. Aw, that's too bad about the DNF! I have also been staying off the platforms though, too many books I need to read already xD have a great week :)

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    1. It happens. I am glad that I made the decision to quit since I usually force myself to finish no matter what.

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  7. Well, you did amazing not getting anything from Netgalley, me on the other had I think this week got a bit out of hand. It could have been worse it what I keep telling myself...lol.

    Have a great week!
    Stormi

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    1. I hope the trend will continue. I know I will get new books but I need to take fewer if I want any hope of catching up.

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  8. Every once in awhile I get an odd format from First to Read too. Sometimes it drives me crazy. Sorry you had a DNF but hey, there are lots more books out there. Your quiet time with the dogs sounds awesome!

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    1. This book is so weird the fonts jump around in the middle of words and many times per page. I do like time alone with my doggies :)

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  9. I'm sorry the Immortalists didn't work for you, Carole. I have been wanting to read that one. :-( I think I might have downloaded two NetGalley books this week, despite my trying to stay away. It's those e-mails I get that make it so hard. I need to unsubscribe, I think. LOL I hope you have a great week!

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    1. I was tempted by emails but didn't click. Those are usually my downfall!

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  10. Yes, sometimes its nice to have some undisturbed alone time. Glad you got a quiet week. Impressive to stick with it and not pick up more review books. I was strong through three requests and caved on one. LOL
    Bummer about the DNF, but also, good that you are able to not waste the time and can move on to another book.

    Have a good week, Carole!

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    1. I am sure that I will be adding more books soon but I am trying. I am glad that I decided to stop reading since I wasn't enjoying the book.

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  11. Reign of the Fallen looks interesting! Sorry to hear of the font issues, hopefully you're still able to read it or get a library copy.

    Happy reading and have a good weekend!

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    1. I put in a request at the library but I am considering reading a chapter a day. Maybe the font won't bother me so much in small doses.

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  12. I do love it when you can have the house to yourself!! I am trying not to request too many titles as well since I have fallen behind in my ARC reading. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I have 3 dogs and a cat so I am never alone but it is nice to be able to do my own thing for a bit.

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  13. I hate it when I download an ecopy of a book only for it to have wonky fonts and/or weird space breaks. Sorry this one might not work out for you...

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    1. Every once in a while it can just be too much work to read the file.

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  14. First to Read has been so disappointing for me! I haven't seen any books that I really want to read, in months. Sad life! Maybe they'll put something really good soon, like Hero at the Fall. 😉 I hope you enjoy REIGN!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Carole. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I have grabbed a few lately that turned out to be really good. Of course, I read a lot of mysteries that they have offered.

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  15. I don't know about this one but I hope you'll enjoy it!

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    1. I honestly don't know much about it either!

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  16. Same here! Saw lots of interesting books on Netgalley, but I made it one of my goals to read first a couple of books and after finishing those I can request one.

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    1. It is so hard not to request but I need to stick with it.

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  17. Bummer about DNF'ing The Immortalists. I did finish it, but had some issues with it too. Love the cover on Reign. I'm going to have to check it out. Yay, for some alone time. (what is it like?) :) Have a great week!!!

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    1. I probably could have finished The Immortalists but I was bored by the book. I am glad I stopped. It does have a very nice cover.

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  18. Yay for some time alone and some NG restraint! Proud of you! Boo on the DNF, though. Hate when it happens. Good to just move on, though.

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    1. I am just glad that I didn't force myself to finish a book that I wasn't enjoying.

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  19. The Reign looks very interesting. I'll have to check it out for myself. Hope you have an amazing day.

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  20. Having some alone time is always nice.

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  21. I live for those quiet weeks Carole! May you have many more :)

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    1. They don't come around often but I love it when they do!

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  22. A quiet week is so nice! They don't come around all that often but are so welcome when they do! Great job not requesting anything this week. I slowed down about requesting last year but I'm hoping to be even better this year so I have a hope of getting caught up!

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    1. It is so hard to stop requesting but that is really what needs to happen so I am going to try really hard.

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