Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (36) - A Darker Kind of Dog Tale


"Waiting on" Wednesday" is weekly meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming anticipated releases. 







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April 5, 2016
FROM GOODREADS: Emotive is a tale of life, love, compassion, and the pursuit of happiness as told through the eyes of the story's narrator, Linus. Linus is a puppy living in a small city located in the rolling hillsides of upstate New York. When the abnormalities of his owner Sam are all he knows since birth, he gains a perspective of unyielding acceptance and love towards the man who feeds him, takes him to the park, and murders women in his basement.

WHY I'M WAITING: First of all the cover grabbed me, and then when I found out this is a darker tale, narrator by the dog, Linus, I realized I would have to have it!

What are you waiting for this week? 

 

Monday, December 28, 2015

Top 10 Most Anticipated Releases for First Half of 2016!

This top 10 weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and can be found HERE.  Each week they focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading. This week we are listing our top 10 anticipated releases for the first half of 2016.  This might be hard to narrow down, but I will try.  If you want to know more about them, I will link the Goodreads description to the link.


May 17, 2016
May 24, 2016
I am absolutely intrigued by anything that has to do with Elizabeth Bathory.

May 1, 2016
April 28, 2016
Look how scary the cover looks - that face hiding in the mist!  Gimme, gimme, gimme!

May 17, 2016
"Sherlock Holmes is a genius...Warlock Holmes is an idiot."  Who could resist that?

June 7, 2016
April 5, 2016
March 8, 2016
This seems to make almost every list I do but what can I say, I want it!

May 3, 2016
Another series I can't wait to finish.  This is supposed to be the last one...I hope not.

June 7, 2016
"Twin Peaks meets Stars Hollow" Yes please!


So there you have it.  I know there are a lot more, but I tried to focus on ones I haven't alreafy featured on Waiting on Wednesday.  

What books do you hope to get in 2016?


Friday, December 25, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (46)

Stacking the Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves or TBR piles, may it be physical or virtual.  This means you can include books you buy in a physical store, online, books you borrow from the library or friends, review books, gifts and of course, ebooks! The original meme was started over at Tynga's Reviews.  Clicking on the book should take you to the Goodreads page.

I am also doing this post ahead of time on Wednesday because I highly doubt I have any time to blog the next 2-3 days.  I only have a few Kindle titles I picked up on sale to share and a few galleys.  I will add any Christmas books to next weeks stack.

From Amazon I picked up these four.  All of them were $4.50 or cheaper.
 
Sugar Skulls Trial by Fire English Ghost Story Flex


From Netgalley I received:

Breaker Last Call A Cure for Madness Lustlocked


I couldn't resist the cover of Lustlocked.  Now I need to hurry up and read the first one. Thanks Netgalley and all the publishers!

What did you snag this week.  Leave a comment so I can make sure to check out your stacks!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS BLOGLAND!

Booker T, Cassius and I just wanted to take a small break and wish all of your wonderful people out there a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays or whatever you do this time of year to celebrate!  My blog has really grown this year and I have met some truly wonderful people through it - publishers, authors and fellow bloggers.  I want you to know how much I appreciate each and every visit and comment and how much I look forward to connecting more in 2016.  Enjoy the time with your family, friends and loved ones and may everyone stay safe!!!!

 Barb(boxermommyreads), Booker T, and Cassius G.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (35)



"Waiting on" Wednesday" is weekly meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming anticipated releases. 





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June 28, 2016  
FROM GOODREADS: In the second installment of New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes's highly acclaimed Falling Kingdoms spin-off series, danger looms and the mystery deepens as two warring evils vie for possession of one elusive, powerful book.
Modern-day Toronto: Sisters Crystal and Becca Hatcher are reunited after reclaiming the Bronze Codex and narrowly escaping death. They have no one to trust but each other, and the only thing keeping them safe is the book that sent Becca's spirit to Ancient Mytica--the same book that their enemies would kill them for.

Ancient Mytica: Maddox grapples to keep his newly discovered powers under control, while the ruthless goddess Valoria hunts him down.

Modern-day Toronto: Farrell embraces his dark side as he unwittingly falls further under the spell of Markus, the mastermind leader of the nefarious Hawkspear Society, who will stop at nothing to find Crys and Becca--and the remarkable book in their possession. 


WHY I'M WAITING: Even though I have yet to start the Falling Kingdoms series, I read the first Spirit and Thieves book and absolutely loved it.  I can't wait to see what happens next.

What are you waiting for this week? 

 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings Me!


This top 10 weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and can be found HERE.  Each week they focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading.  This week I am showing you the Top 10 Books I Hope Santa Brings Me!










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But only Netgalley can deliver this one!  Hope Santa has an in!!!

What do you hope to find under the tree? 


Monday, December 21, 2015

One Lovely Blog Award!


I want to give a great shout-out and a heartfelt thanks to Zhana over at Confessions of an Addict, who nominated me for this award.  Blogging is just a hobby, but after being pretty active this year, I have come to really enjoy it and have met quite a lot of nice individuals.  Go check out Zhana's blog - it's really great!


THE RULES:

     *Thank the blogger who nominated you.
     * List the rules, display the button
     *Give seven facts about yourself
     *Nominate and notify 15 other bloggers
     *Display button and follow person that nominated you.

7 FACTS ABOUT ME:
     * Besides my husband, my grandfather, who is 94 is my best
        friend.  He fought in WWII and received a purple heart.
     * My favorite TV show of all-time is The Gilmore Girls.
     * I love eating whipped cream straight out of the can.
     * When I am really angry or upset, I like to blast Eminem CDs.
     * My entire family,except my husband, calls me "Bobbi" even
        though I don't want them to.
     * In high school, my chemistry lab partner and I threw a
        back-firing experiment out the second-story window.
     * I prefer to drive stick-shift.  Some say I like to be in control all
        the time.

Since everyone is so busy this holiday season, I won't nominate anyone specific but if you want to do this, leave a link here so I can check out your post.  Thanks for the nomination Zhana!




Friday, December 18, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (45) - Elfs Have Landed!


Stacking the Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves or TBR piles, may it be physical or virtual.  This means you can include books you buy in a physical store, online, books you borrow from the library or friends, review books, gifts and of course, ebooks! The original meme was started over at Tynga's Reviews.  Clicking on the book should take you to the Goodreads page.

I participated in a secret gift exchange with interested individuals from the COYER Challenges and received two wonderful ebooks from my secret elf.  I have wanted them both for quite a while and now I have no excuse for not reading a Maria V. Snyder book.


Hotel Ruby Poison Study


I received a few ARCs from Netgalley and the publishers:
 
Readers of Broken Wheel Vengeance Be Mine Hap and Leonard

I also snagged a few Kindle books.

A Zombie Christmas Crik A Hiss-tory of Magic

I believe all these were free when I picked them up. Who can resist "A Zombie Christmas." Looks like a great short story to read Christmas Eve day.

What did you add to your shelves this week?  Leave a comment and I will be sure to check out your haul!