Saturday, September 22, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #137


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

My Life

This was kind of a normal week at our house.  My daughter continues to be extremely busy and I have to admit that she wears out out at times.  I did get to stay home in the evenings for the most part which was great.  Friday night was another home football game and marching band performance.  My family is headed to Mizzou on Saturday to meet with a trombone professor and spend some time with the college's marching band at their home game.  Mizzou is about 2 hours from our house which would give my daughter the away college experience she wants while keeping her close enough for plenty of home visits so we are looking at the school very seriously.  So many decisions to make in the next few months!

Books Added

The Last Move by Mary Burton (Kindle Unlimited)
Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost (Audible Purchase)
Into the Woods by Kim Harrison (Audible Purchase)
The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey (Audible Purchase)
14 by Peter Clines (Audible Purchase)
Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews (Audible Purchase)
Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (Audible Purchase)
Lovers at Seaside by Addison Cole (Author)

I went a little crazy with audiobooks this week.  I won an ebook copy of The Last Move from Goodreads but decided to go ahead and borrow a copy of the audio from Kindle Unlimited and ended up really enjoying the story.  I picked up Into the Fire, Into the Woods, and The Boy on the Bridge from the Audible 3 books for 2 credits sale. I have enjoyed the books by Peter Clines that I have read and have heard great things about 14 so I decided to add the Audible version when it went on sale this week as a Kindle Daily Deal.  I had $10 in coupons available at Audible as well which I used to add Iron and Magic and Good Boy to my ever growing collection.  I received Lovers at Seaside for review and started listening to it almost right away and enjoying the story so far.

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!

34 comments:

  1. I couldn't keep up with your daughter and her busy schedule! I get tired just reading about it! I was thinking about treating myself to a favourite book on audio cd but I can't decide what to get! I wish the Game of Thrones ones would come down in price! I really want A Storm of Swords! This week my book downloads were a bit mixed with a bit of everything from politics to fantasy!

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    1. I just keep telling myself that this is the last year for all of the crazy around my house. She will be off to college this time next year. I have thought about getting the GoT books on audio but I kind of think that I might want to read them instead.

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  2. Mizzou is where my cousin went and she liked it! My sister went for a semester but it wasn't the right school for her. I hope she likes it too!

    Awesome new reads!! Yay for a Jeaniene Frost book! Love her books!! Though I'm behind in her NA trilogy...so easy to fall behind! Lol. Hope you enjoy all your reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. She has been accepted to 5 schools so far and we do like Mizzou. A lot is going to come down to how much money she is offered in scholarships at each school. I do love Jeaniene Frost :)

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  3. Good luck with the college visit! Enjoy your new books. I’ve been seriously considering trying Audible, but I’m not sure how much I’d use it. I need books to listen to while working out.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. The college visit went well - although I am a bit sunburned from the game. I not sure if your library has audiobooks but that could be a good place to see if they work for you. After I use up the rest of my credits, I plan to stop my membership for a while and just try to listen to what I already own.

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  4. That's great that you found a school close by but also far enough she can have her space. I hope you all like the school! You got some great looking books I hope you enjoy them!

    Happy reading,
    Stormi

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    1. College shopping is hard because there is so much to consider. I feel like she will end up where she is supposed to be.

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  5. Oh yes, Mizzou does sound like a nice fit for your family. Hopefully the visit will work out with continued positive feels.
    I decided not to even look when I heard about the Audible sale since I haven't even started the ones I bought at the last sale plus I went a little nuts last week accepting audio review copies. LOL I did grab a KU audio of a first book in a series since I just accepted the second one for review. So far so good. :)

    Have a great week and hopefully another quiet one to enjoy your books, Carole! :)

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    1. I don't get a lot of offers for review audiobooks. I really have no business adding more to my backlog of books to read but I have a weakness when it comes to these audible sales.

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  6. I started Good Boy ages ago, because I didn't have many books on my Fire, and I was on the train. What I read was great. I really need to finish that book. I hope your daughter ends up nearby. It nice when you can easily visit.

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    1. I have had the ebook for a while but haven't started it yet. I couldn't resist adding the audio for $1.99 since I had a coupon to cover it. I think that my daughter will end up no futher than 4 hours away which will make visits doable no matter what.

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  7. 2 hours away is great! I was at first 5 hours away, and that did feel like a lot when you had to go back and forth

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    1. I do think that 2 hours would be a great distance so that is a big plus.

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    1. I do too! The narrator does a great job with them as well.

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  9. I was only about 40 minutes from home but it didn't matter. I was so independent even at home it wasn't a consideration. I only looked at which school had the best programs for what I wanted to study. But I'd been cooking my own meals and doing my own laundry since I was 9. I still miss the sounds and smells of Friday night football in a small town in Iowa.

    I also got some things at the Audible sale, including the Jeanienne Frost one. I have 3 of the 4 now I think but I haven't started the Vlad series and I love Vlad.

    Have a great reading week!

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    1. My daughter is very capable but not above acting pathetic if it means she can get me to do something for her. She will be fine going away to school. Our biggest task is to pick a program that fits at a school that offers her a good size scholarship. I think that I have read one of two of the Vlad series but I do have some catching up to do.

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  10. Into The Fire was so good and I LOVED the narrator. I hope you love it too. Happy reading!

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    1. I am working my way through The Night Huntress series for a re-read and do enjoy the narration. I am sure that I am going to love Into the Fire!

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  11. Two hours isn't terrible! I went to a college that was 30 minutes away, so I lived at home for awhile after high school. I still drover my brother to high school and then went on to my classes. It was a small community college, so I spent two years there and then moved on to a university. It was a nice transition! I know these decisions seem overwhelming, but they're also exciting! I can't imagine my kids being old enough for college... I'm going to cry thinking about it.

    I see you're reading a Shalvis! I've been really enjoying her books lately. How is it??
    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. Community college can be a really good choice. In Missouri, kids can often qualify for 2 years free at a community college which is wonderful. My daughter is an over achiever who is most likely going to qualify for some pretty big scholarships so going straight to the 4 year university is probably the best choice for her. No crying here. I am excited about the next chapter :)

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  12. Oh many wonderful books for you! Happy reading!

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  13. oh yay!! I like watching Mizzou's football games sometimes as long as they don't play my team hehe Great book you got. Gotta love Jeaniene Frost...I adore Vlad and Leila.

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    1. I had not been to a Mizzou game before yesterday and it was really something to experience. I am looking forward to the Frost audiobook.

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  14. How was Mizzou? Did you have a nice visit? Being two hours away would be the best of both worlds--close but far enough. I was seven hours away from my folks, so only visited them on the major holidays. It worked for me though. Even if my parents might have wished they saw me more. LOL You seem to have a better relationship with your daughter than I did with my parents, however. Loving the look of your new books! So many I wouldn't mind reading either. I hope you have a great week, Carole! This is one of our busy weeks coming up. Hopefully I will survive it.

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    1. I kind of think that my daughter wants to be closer to her boyfriend and other friends as much as her parents :) Mizzou was really welcoming and the trombone instructor remembered Savanna from her last performance at the state competition. She was accepted to the school and we went for the visit because the trombone teacher reached out to us so I kind of think that they would love to have her.

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  15. Yall always seem busy even on an regular week. lol You DID go audiobook crazy. That's so fun. They look like good picks!

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    1. We do stay pretty busy. I do go book crazy from time to time. It happens :)

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  16. I hope the college visit went well; that would be a nice location - away from home but close enough to visit on weekends, etc. :) I got my pre-order of Escaping from Houdini in the mail but that was about it.

    -lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I think that she will end up within a 2 to 4 hour range. We won't be able to make a decision until the scholarship offers start coming in.

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  17. 2 hours sounds like the prefect distance. My oldest when to school that was about 90 minutes away and it was really perfect - home visits were easy. My younger daughter is 5 hours away and it's such a challenge sometimes! Glad for a normal week and an audio books spree is always fun! Plus they don't take up shelf space so they don't really count. Hope you're having a great week!

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    1. I think that the furthest school she is considering is about 3.5 hours away which is still doable. I like your way of thinking, Katherine!

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