Friday, July 14, 2017

Stacking the Shelves - 119/Sunday Post

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. And it now has a new co-host where individuals can link up as well - Marlene from Reading Reality.  Clicking on the book (or title) should take you to the Goodreads page.  I'm also now linking up with the Sunday Post which is hosted by Kimberly@Caffeinated Book ReviewerI'm hoping to discover some new blogs to love.

I ordered two books from Abe Books and they finally arrived this week.  I originally saw Shock Rock I over at Sci-Fi & Scary and when I went searching for it, found out it was no longer in print.  I also then discovered there was a Shock Rock II.  I was able to find both on Abe Books for less than $7.00 total (including shipping) so I took the plunge.  They are in decent shape and remind me of old-time pulp horror.  I hope to read both of these collections in October. (Also pictured is a new lawn ornament Mr. Barb bought me for our Pet Memorial Garden we have in our back yard - isn't he cute?)


Next up are some books I grabbed for my Kindle (aka - Paul Anka).  They were either cheap deals or free and since they are combined from the last 2 weeks, I'm not really sure which were which.  I know I paid full price for "A House at the Bottom of a Lake" because it was a reward for going 4 weeks without any soda.  "Black Widow" and "Thor and Peace" were daily deals at some point.  "A Beautiful Poison" was my Kindle First choice this month and "Thea" and "The End of Me" were free. Gee, I guess I do remember!



Finally I received a few books for review.  I've been looking forward to "Graveyard Shift" and "The Big Get-Even" and "Friend Request" sound like decent thrillers.


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


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  1. I wonder how that Black Widow book is! And the End of time looks interesting .

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    1. I think I've heard good things about Black Widow. I know the second one just came out.

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  2. Graveyard Shift is certainly on my wishlist at the moment. I wonder if Friend Request is related to the horror film with the same name. Your new dog is very cute! Have a great weekend and a good reading week ahead.

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    1. I don't know. I haven't seen that movie but have considered it. Can't wait to get to Graveyard Shift.

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  3. Awe man I wish I had seen Black Widow had been on sale I could have snagged it. Fudge. Congrats on the haul and the 4 weeks without soda. I gave it up for a long time but picked it back up last year, about time to leave it be again. My Shelf

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    1. I really don't miss it now but I have to be careful because I know if I allow myself one here and there, I'll quickly become addicted again.

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  4. Good for you, giving up soda! I know how hard it is giving up things you love. I tried to give up chocolate but no go:-/ I'm very curious about Graveyard Shift, I hear it's really good. And what a sweet lawn ornament:-)

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    1. There is no way I could give up chocolate. I got rid of one vice so I'm calling it good.

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  5. I love that cover for A Beautiful Poison. Hope you enjoy your new books. - Katie

    Here's my STS --> http://justanothergirlandherbooks.blogspot.de/2017/07/stacking-shelves-15-july-2017.html

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  6. I just finished Graveyard Shift and it was a pretty good urban fantasy debut! It has the usual vampires and shapeshifters, but the main character is interesting and I liked the police procedural aspect. I hope you enjoy it!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Good. I've been in such a mood for urban fantasy so I'm glad you liked it.

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  7. You got a lot of great book!! I really want that Graveyard Shift one! :)

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  8. I almost requested The Big Get Even but ended up telling myself no. I hope you have a great week!

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    1. I hope it's good. I also hope I stop singing "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" every time I think or say the title.

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  9. I'm reviewing Friend request this week, so I am curious as to what you think of it. Same with Black Widow and Graveyard shift = me jealous! That one sounds fantastic and I picked it last week for Can't waiti wednesdays.

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    1. Can'gt wait to see your review!

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  10. I just love your lawn ornament! too cute! Congrats on 4 weeks no soda! I gave up soda a few years ago and though I do have one every blue moon - I can't remember my last soda honestly - I don't miss them. Once you go a few months, you wonder how you ever got so addicted!
    Have a great week :)

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    1. I don't really miss soda that much. I'm just getting bored with flavored water though. I do feel better.

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  11. The garden puppy is so cute! How adorable!
    You have a lot of really awesome looking books and I love the covers of Shock Rock books!

    I hope you have a great wee, Barb! Happy Reading!

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  12. Thor and Peace! LOL It's so you:) So many wicked good books, Barb. I love Sci- Fi and Scary. She has added many books to my shelves through her recommendations. And waiting on a couple horror ones to arrive in the mail.

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    1. I knew I had to had it and yes, Sci-Fi and Scary is so bad on the TBR/Wishlists.

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  13. Lots of great books you got this week! That Black Widow book looks really interesting!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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    1. I'm glad. I like the character in the movies I've seen and the second one just came out.

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  15. Black Widow and Graveyard Shifts jump out at me.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

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    1. They both have awesome covers which I'm sure helps draw your attention.

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  16. Oh a lot of good deals. Yay on the paperbacks and getting them at a good price :) Happy reading!

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    1. I love scouring the net for old books which can be hard to find. I plan on devoting a whole shelf to those kind of finds when I get my library shelves up.

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  17. I also have Graveyard Shift to review.
    Do you get your review copies on NetGalley?

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    1. Most of my reviews do come from Netgalley. I have some publishers that contact me pretty regularly and then I get some physical copies from indie/self published people. I think Edelweiss is hard to navigate so I don't request many from there. How about you?

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