Friday, March 2, 2018

Stacking the Shelves (150)

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 Reviewer

So first I'll share a few books I grabbed for free this week because...well, just because. I take that back.  I actually bought "Violet Eyes" because it's one of the group reads on the Horror Aficionados for March and I really want to be more active in that group.  "The Bell Witch" looked kind of fun and scary and I'm all for that story as long as I don't have to watch some lost-footage film.  "Carnies" just looked fun - scary fun.


Then my library finally jumped on the Hoopla bandwagon (another reason to love my library) and we are allowed 5 borrows a month of titles (movies, ebooks, comics, audiobooks, TV) so not one to waste those and wanting to see how it worked, I checked out this beauty - "Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories."


And finally a few review copies.  "Girls Night Out" sounded interesting and I loved the cover.  It also helped solidify my belief that 2018 is the year of the thriller.  "Hollywood Ending" is from one of my favorite publishers, Midnight Ink and finally, I LOVE Catherine Ryan Hyde has such awesome dog books and is one of the few women's fictions authors I follow regularly, so I had to get "Heaven Adjacent."  



So what books did you all add this week????

57 comments:

  1. Oooh! I can wait to hear what you think about Girls Night Out!

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    1. I hadn't even heard of it but saw it on Netgalley and after reading the synopsis, couldn't resist!

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  2. I love Hoopla! I don't use it as much as I should but I love that some audiobooks show up on the publication date. My library lets us check out 10 per month which is more than I could ever use. Girls Night Out looks like one I would enjoy. Enjoy all of your new books!

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    1. Since we are allowed 5 a month, I want to try to make use of them. It seems like a great place to get graphic novels if I can get used to reading them on my Kindle - I feel an excuse for getting a 10 inch one coming on :)

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  3. Dreadful Young Ladies looks good and the cover is fantastic. Makes me curious why it is a dragonfly on the cover. Enjoy all your books.

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    1. I'm curious too. It's a collection of short stories so I hope it's good. I've heard some good things about it.

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  4. I'm sure I DNFed Violet Eyes years back but I don't remember why! I like the cover for Carnies...that might be worth checking out!

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    1. That stinks about Violet Eyes. It has such a pretty cover - if spiders can be pretty.

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  5. Carnies and Dreadful Young LAdies both sound fun, but I'm curious about Girls' Night Out!!

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    1. Seems lots of people are curious about that one!

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  6. Yay for hoopla. I've been watching a couple films from it too. That Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories cover is eye catching. Enjoy.

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    1. I've seen some TV series I'd like to check out on it, as well as some comics/graphic novels.

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    1. I really enjoy that author and think you would too. I'd recommend pretty much anything by her, especially if you like contemporary or women's fiction.

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  8. Some of the covers of your treasures seriously creep me out! And I am not easily creeped out, so what the heck?? Hope you enjoy your new treasures :)

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  9. The Bell Witch looks kind of awesome. I hope you enjoy all these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. The cover for Dreadful Young Ladies is beautiful! Enjoy all of your books and have a great week!

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  11. Dreadful Young Ladies has immediately caught my eye! Enjoy your new books.

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    1. Thanks. I've heard good things about it.

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  12. Ooooh, I like the look of Girls Night out as does Dreadful Young Ladies -- That cover is sooo gothic!

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    1. I hope the tales inside it are Gothic too!

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  13. Awesome haul, Barb! Especially Girls Night Out...
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Thanks Lexxie. Hope your snow has melted!

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  14. doesn't the cover and the title "Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories" scream or names Barb?? so dark and gothic! I added ti of course! Can't wait to see how you liked it.

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    1. It does have our names all over it doesn't it?

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  15. Some of those covers are a bit creepy. I hope you enjoy your books and have a great week!

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  16. They all look like good reads, I would read Violet Eyes and
    Heaven Adjacent. Have a great week!!
    http://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/03/stacking-shelves.html

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  17. Great haul! I hope you will enjoy these.

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  18. I want to get my hands on Girls Night Out. I hope you enjoy all your books! I am riding out the storm that took out our power at a friends. So surreal looking at all the downed trees and power lines cut in half. They say we won't have power to our area till Wednesday!! Have a good Sunday!

    Mary #SundayRoundup #8

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    1. Hope you manage to snag a copy. So glad your friends were able to take you in. Being without power, especially when it's cold, stinks. Hope you have lots of blankets.

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  19. Carnies does look like fun :) enjoy your grabs!

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  20. I love the cover of Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories! I hope you'll enjoy all the books you got this week! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I actually got a lot read this weekend, but just not any of these!

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  21. I haven't heard of any of these before. Hope you enjoy them. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting Shell's Stories!

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  22. They all look great! Don't you just love it when the library gets up to date and you can just enjoy?! I think I've read The Bell Witch. I need to look that one up. Looks like a fabulous week ahead!

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    1. I really do have a pretty awesome library. I'm thinking of doing a blog post one day featuring it.

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  23. All your books look so good. Enjoy and have a great week!

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  24. Great looking books! I am curious about Girls' Night Out....enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I always looks forward to your weekend post - seeing what you are reading and looking at the awesome food pics you post!

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  25. Girls Night Out sounds like fun. I like the cover for Dreadful Young Ladies and Other stories. Have a great week!

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  26. Hollywood Ending sounds good! I hope you enjoy all of these, Barb. Have a wonderful week.

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  27. Girl's Night Out looks good. I love thrillers so I'll have to check it out. I've never read anything by Catherine Ryan Hyde before, but I've always heard such great things. Have a wonderful week!

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  28. You got some creepy looking books! :) I can't tell you the last time I had a girls' night out. Hope you have a great week!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  29. Interesting covers there! Hope you enjoy the new books.

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  30. SO I'm not a huge fan of spiders and it mentions eyes right under it so yep that is a horrifying book cover lol.

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