Sunday, May 20, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #120


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

My Life
I have had one heck of a week.  On Monday, a neighbor's tree fell on the power lines leading to my house pulling the lines away from the house and doing a bit of damage including a small fire.  We were not home at the time so we are very thankful for a quick thinking neighbor who called 911 right away, preventing further damage.  I was without power from Monday night until Saturday morning.  It almost seems strange to have lights working in my house after going without for most of the week.  My daughter had finals all week and ended her school year on Thursday.

I did have some posts scheduled for the week so the blog continued as normal but I was not about to get around to visit blogs or interact a whole lot.  I am going to do my best to get around to everyone now that I have power again but please be patient.  I still have some damage that needs to be repaired to my house and I have a lot of groceries that need to be replaced.  I am just so thankful that nobody was hurt, my dogs were okay, and my home can be fixed.

Books Added This Week
Stray Magic by Kelly Meding (Edelweiss)
Face Off by Brenda Novak (NetGalley)

I didn't request any books this week but had a couple of requests approved.  I am really looking forward to both of these books.

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf (Publisher)

This package was a nice surprise this week.  The book looks pretty good so I am definitely going to try to work it into my reading schedule as soon as I can.

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. SOme intriguing ones for you! I heard a lot about the Wolf one! Happy reading!

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    1. I was surprised to get a copy of Sara Wolf's book but am excited to get the chance to read it.

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  2. Sorry to hear of your power outage! I had a week of no power years ago during Super Storm Sandy, which hit the east coast and caused chaos. It was the worst experience. Glad no one was injured.

    I'm a new Brenda Novak fan and have read just a few in past year from various series but enjoy her. Have a good week reading (with power).

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    1. I really didn't mind being without power too much. The weather was nice and it was pretty peaceful. I wouldn't want to go too much longer without power but it wasn't a huge problem. Plus...my kindle has a light so I was set.

      I haven't read too many of Brenda Novak's books but have enjoyed the ones that I had read. I am looking forward to her upcoming book.

      PS - I tried to find your blog, View From the Books, but your profile is private with no link. If you get the chance to stop by again, leave me your link and I will be happy to stop by your blog :)

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  3. Oh wow, thank God for your neighbor indeed! Although that sucks about the power being out. Still, glad it ended somewhat positively and without bigger damage... Scary business! I'm glad you got surprise bookmail. Bookmail always makes things better :)

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    1. I had my kindle charged so I think I dealt with the power outage pretty well. It drove my husband nuts though. I am just glad that it wasn't worse. Surprise book mail is the best!

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  4. Wow, a whole week without power! I would be losing my mind, mostly because I need AC. I can't handle our hot weather! Lol! Glad you've got the power back and everyone (puppies included) was okay!

    Nice new reads! I also got Kelly Meding's new book which I am super excited to read! I love her books, though I still need to read one of them that's been sitting on my kindle. Damn kindle books, I always forget about them! Lol! Seeing Sara Wolf's book a LOT lately! Hope you enjoy it once you read it, along with your other new reads too!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. It wasn't really very hot this week so I was fine. With the windows open, things were pretty comfortable at night and I spent some time sitting outside on the patio. I am really excited to get started with Stray Magic!

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  5. Thank goodness no one was hurt! That's horrible that it took so long to restore power. I've been through times like that before, and I feel like you never fully realize how dependent you are on power until it's out. Yay for the Bring Me Your Hearts box! I got one last week, and it was such an awesome surprise. Have a great week, Carole! Hopefully everything goes back to normal soon :)

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    1. We have had to deal with power outages before so I guess I have had some practice. This one was a bit longer than what we have dealt with in the past but I was able to cook on my gas stove and my hot water heater worked so I managed. I was really surprised to have the box from Entangled Publishing show up this week! Bring Me Your Hearts looks like a good book.

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  6. I don't know anything about the new Kelly Meding book but I hope to be trying it anyway at some point. Glad you have power back-and it's a good thing it didn't happen in the winter. Hope you have a better week!

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    1. I wouldn't have dealt with the power outage nearly as well if it had been cold. My husband was hot but I was really pretty comfortable for most of the week.

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  7. I hope the damage is fixed quickly. I’m glad everybody is okay! That bookmail looks awesome. Enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. I was thinking of you a few times this week. Last year we only lost power for two days at the most and I learned how dependent I am. :)
    Enjoy your new books. The Kelly Meding looks good.

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    1. This is the third time that we have lost power for a longer period of time, although this was the longest stretch yet. We have kind of figured out what to do when these things happen so it wasn't too bad. I did miss my dishwasher :)

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  9. Oh wow, that sounds awful. I hope you’re able to get everything fixed quickly. Enjoy the new books and the rest of your Sunday! :)

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  10. I would not have survived that many days without power. It's been years, but I still shudder thinking about that week after Sandy where we sat in the cold and dark doing NOTHING! But, yes, the bright side is that no-one was harmed. One of my goals is to someday rate and get one of those cool boxes from a publisher. Enjoy!

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    1. I wouldn't have done so well with everything if it had been cold. I don't do cold. My kindle has a light so I was able to do a lot of reading so I was well entertained.

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  11. I like your Bring Me Their Hearts package, I love getting swag!! What a week for you, I hope everything and everyone is ok and you have a better week!!

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    1. It was a really nice package and even better since I wasn't expecting it.

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  12. Glad you have power back! We went 2 weeks without after our area was hit by tornadoes and having lights again was amazing. I don't envy you having to replace all the groceries but so glad everyone is okay. Yay for school being out! We've got 4 more days and I'm counting down! Have a great week!

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    1. We have had tornadoes as well but this was the longest we have had to go without power. I think two weeks would be really hard just because of laundry.

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  13. I am really glad everyone is ok. We've gone without power because of hurricanes and northers so I know how bad it sucks. I am excited about Stray Magic as I have not read the author before.

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    1. The main thing is that everyone is okay. I have read that author either so I am looking forward to trying her work.

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  14. Glad to hear everyone is alright and your power is back on now.

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  15. Bring me their hearts looks good!

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    1. I was really excited to get that box! I can't wait to read it :)

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  16. I am glad you have your power back. What a week you had! I am so glad everyone is okay, including your dogs. Your new books all look so appetizing! Stray Magic looks especially appealing to me. I hope you enjoy them. I hope this week is a much better one for you, Carole!

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  17. Great haul! I don't know I've seen these books before, but I hope you'll enjoy them.

    have a great week!

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  18. Oh no, thankfully the fire didn't turn into something more devastating. Glad to hear that everyone was okay and your power is restored.

    Enjoy the books you added this week and have a great day.

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    1. I am just waiting for the structural damaged to be repaired so that everything can go back to normal. Thanks, Jovita!

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  19. Oh my goodness! You really did have a crazy week! I'm glad it wasn't worse and everyone is safe, but that had to be very scary, and I'm sure it threw your week off!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Last week was anything but normal to say the least!

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  20. I'm so sorry to hear about your house, but I'm glad your neighbor was quick and called 911 so there wasn't as much damage. That's great your power is back on though; it's tough when that's not available. I hope you have a MUCH better week.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I was really ready for it to be turned on by Saturday morning. Thanks, Lauren!

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  21. Wow that s crazy about the power. Glad no one was hurt and not too much damage. Enjoy your new books. Have a great week!

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    1. It seems like everything takes more time than it should some days.

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  22. Like I said before, I'm so glad no one was hurt. Poor Booker T is so nervous around storms and noises that I don't know that he would ever get over something like that happening. I hope the lack of power didn't interfere with your daughter's studying too much. That couldn't have been easy. Hope you have a wonderful week - you deserve it!

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    1. My Molly is scared of storms so I am sure that this didn't help with that little issue at all. At least they were loud enough to let the firefighters know they were here :)

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  23. Sucks that you had the power issues and the house damage. So glad that no one was hurt, including pets. I hope you have a better week, this week.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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  24. Yay for power and some nice looking new reads :)

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  25. Wow, crazy week. Oh I am interested in the Kelly Meading book I'll have to go look at that. I haven't seen anything by her in awhile. I love Brenda Novak. As you can see I'm just getting around to see things on blogs a week later myself. Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging.

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