Friday, January 20, 2017

Stacking the Shelves (98) Doesn't Everyone Buy Themselves Birthday Gifts???

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 (or title) should take you to the Goodreads page. 

So first I need to show you the awesome gift I broke down and ordered for myself for my birthday.  Now Mr. Barb and the pups ordered me an awesome Boxer necklace (which hasn't arrived but which I will showcase as soon as it does) but I was looking for an excuse to justify ordering this so I found one (it really isn't that hard to do is it?)  Look at all the awesomeness.  I have never read any of this series so I'm hoping I like it. Then again, it's King so the chances are really good!  And they are trade paperback size to boot!


Next I received a few books for review. "The Witch's House" is a reprint of a book written in 1963 and it sounds pretty interesting.  "Curse of Stars" is for a blog tour and I read the first Henrietta and Inspector Howard novel last year and loved it so I was thrilled to be approved for "A Ring of Truth."


Finally, I was weeding out the Amazon wishlist and grabbed a few for my kindle as I noticed they were either on sale or much lower than originally priced.  Guess that will teach me to do something I think will be helpful in the future. "The Nose Knows" sounds like a cute mystery I've had my eyes on for some time told from a dog's perspective.  I saw "Dollhouse" advertised for $.99 and the same for "Only the Dead Know Burbank."



So what did you add to your shelves this week???  Have you read any of these???

35 comments:

  1. I've never read the Dark Tower series either but always meant to try the first one and just never got round to it. I buy birthday gifts for myself even when it isn't my birthday...Happy birthday for whichever day it is! I look forward to seeing your gifts! I like the cover for Only the dead know Burbank. It sounds interesting so I'll be keen to see your review on that.

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    1. I'm excited to read Only the Dead Know Burbank as well. I've wanted it since it first came out so when I saw it for $.99, it was a no-brainer.

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  2. Happy Birthday to you! Nothing wrong with treating yourself ;) My Shelf

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  3. I haven't read the Dark Tower series either but I have have the first three book on my SK shelf. I always buy books for my birthday because nobody will do it for me. (they think I have to many books as is) :( How can you have to many? :) Couple of those other books you got sound interesting too.

    Happy reading!
    Stormi

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    1. Too many books? Never! You returned last week's enabling when I looked at your additions this week so at this rate, it looks like we might trade off a lot this year.

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  4. Happy Birthday. Its okay to buy yourself what you want. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. Thanks Grace. I'm sure I'll love them all!

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  5. Ooooo, that boxed set is SO cool! You MUST treat yourself for your birthday! Life is too short and self-gifted presents are the best. Happy birthday! I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have an awesome weekend, Barb. :)

    Check out my STS post!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. The birthday was great.

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  6. WOW! That Dark Tower box set is awesome! I want one!

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    1. You should definitely considering getting one.

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  7. Happy Birthday to you! Glad that you bought yourself a nice gift. I haven't read any of these but I hope that you enjoy them all. Have a great week!

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    1. It's King so the chances are good that I'll love them. It's such a beautiful set.

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  8. Wow, I wasn't even that crazy about The Gunslinger but I am drooling over that beautiful box set. It's the envy of any King fan for sure. Happy birthday!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It was a total impulse buy but I'm really not sorry!

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  9. Happy birthday to you! I usually end up buying something for myself too. :) I haven't read Stephen King before, but I'm not hugely into horror. I hope you enjoy all of your new goodies!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. I don't know that this series is really consider horror, but I will be finding out.

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  10. I started The Dark Tower series but gave up after a few books in. It'd be great to have the complete set. I'd finish them then. Are you going to share a photo of your Boxer necklace when you get it? Sounds cute!

    My Sunday Post

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    1. I'll definitely be sharing some pics. It just arrived Saturday so look for them sometime this week. It's awesome!

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  11. My husband is a King freak! He's got loads of King books here. Where did you find the box set? It's the series he's working on collecting now and I would love to find it for him for his birthday next month! And The Witch's House does sound like a good read. I'll be checking it out. You can find my post for StS here if you'd like to stop by!

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    1. This set just came out this month (I think. Maybe it was last). Anyway, I got it at Amazon and since I had Prime, got free shipping. I had thought about trying to get them in hardback, but this was too awesome to pass up. Plus, they all match!

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  12. Lots and lots of goodies - Happy reading.
    Lynn :D

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  13. Nice! I'm all for buying oneself presents, especially bookish ones.

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    1. I'm for ANY reason to buy books - haha!

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  14. while I've never read King, I certainly appreciate oneself presents. A Christmas or two ago I bought myself a box set of the Stolen Empire Series. It's always a good excuse. And Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like you got good gifts ;)

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    1. I don't get a lot of box sets but when I saw this, especially knowing I wanted to read this series, I couldn't resist!

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  15. Oo looks like some good ones! Enjoy! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 🎂🎉🎁

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  16. Happy birthday! The box set looks awesome :-)

    Whoa, Anya Allyn's series got a cover redesign! I read that series in 2015. I really liked the black and teal covers, but I just looked at all the new ones and I like these too.

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    1. I know. When I saw this one on sale, I didn't even realize it was the other series at first. The teal one was pretty too but I like the haunting effect of this one.

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  17. Nothing better than a present to yourself, lol. I'm dying to see your new boxer necklace!

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    1. I'm hoping to get pictures posted Friday!

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  18. That's one GORGEOUS box set! Happy Belated Birthday!!! Hope you had a fantastic day. :)

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