Saturday, November 25, 2017

*Stacking the Shelves* 25 November 2017

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Stacking The Shelves is a feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

It's week four of my thrift store detox, and it's becoming quite clear that I'm suffering from some serious book buying withdrawal. Add to that the Black Friday deals on audiobooks, and I kind of went a little overboard on the one-clicking this week. 

On that note, here are the books I picked up this week.

Marrying Mandy by Melanie D. Snitker - I nominated this book on Kindle Scout and it was selected for publication. The book will go live in January. 
Trace the Edges by Laura Cacace - This is another Kindle Scout nomination that will go live at the beginning of January. 
Cosmos by Carl Sagan - This was an Audible Daily Deal last Saturday that I just couldn't pass up. When I can buy an audiobook outright for less than $5, I'm down. 
The Fairhope Series Books 1-3 by Sarra Cannon - I snagged this freebie (still free) because free, and I think I saw it posted on the authors Facebook page. 
Three Under the Mistletoe by Tia Siren - I got this as a freebie (no longer free) because it could be a decent read for the 12 Books of Christmas Challenge which started yesterday. 
Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie - I snagged this book on sale for $1.99 (still on sale) when I saw it shared by either Sofia the Great or Platypire Reviews. 
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor - This was the Audible Daily Deal this past Sunday, and since this book has been on my radar for like half of forever, I had to grab it. 
Anchor Me by J. Kenner - I grabbed this freebie (still free) when I saw it posted on the authors Facebook page (I think). 
Love Restored by Carrie Ann Ryan - I snagged this freebie (still free) for reasons that escape me now. I probably saw it on the authors Facebook page though, but it may have been shared by another blogger. 
The Passage by Irina Shapiro - I snagged this book as a freebie (no longer free) after seeing it shared by the author on Facebook. 
The Wedding Gift by Judy Kentrus - I snagged this book as a freebie (no longer free) thinking I might end up using it as one of my 12 books of Christmas for the challenge. Or maybe I'll save it for next years challenge because I'm thinking about making that a yearly thing. 
Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan - I got this book on sale for $2.99 (still on sale) because I saw it in an email either from Amazon or Goodreads. You can also add the audible narration (which is probably totes worth it) for just $4.95 right now. 
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves - I got this book on sale for $1.99 (still on sale) because the Platypires (I think) posted about the sale. I should maybe start taking notes about where I hear about these things if I'm going to keep using them in blog posts. 
Happily Ever Single by Jessica Frances - I had to get this freebie (still free) because it just seemed like a good idea at the time, I guess. 
Ghost Star by Roger Eschbacher - This is another Kindle Scout nomination for me that goes live in early January. 
The Last Friend by Harvey Church - I got another free copy from a Kindle Scout nomination this past week, and like the others, this book will go live in January. 
12 Months of Romance: A Holiday Anthology by Various Authors - This was a hate purchase because someone felt the need to review this book on Amazon stating that they wouldn't buy it because it includes a gay storyline somewhere. That review has since disappeared and I think I may have been played. 
Frigid by Jennifer L. Armentrout - I've been meaning to read one of Ms. Armentrout's books for a few years now. Getting this as a freebie (still free) was a nice surprise for me. 
The Financier by Liz Maverick - I grabbed this as a freebie (no longer free) because when I saw it I apparently felt like I hadn't gotten enough new books yet this week. 
The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon - I grabbed this freebie (still free) after The Bohemian Housewife shared it on her Facebook page. Then I saw it shared by my arch-nemesis too, and almost had to return it. I didn't, but I did think about it for a second. 
Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday - I grabbed this book as a freebie (still free) because I love the cover and what I can gather is the idea behind the series.
Midnight Shift by Renee George - I snagged this freebie (still free) just because, I think. It's a more recent purchase and I don't even remember what possessed me to buy it.
Pounded in the Butt by the Handsome Physical Manifestation of Holiday Shopping by Chuck Tingle - Getting to add a Chuck Tingle book to my 12 Books of Christmas reading was just too good to pass up.
Off Limits by Clare Connelly - This is a preorder (that is FREE right now). It goes live in February, but since it's free I felt it was worth the click.
Miracle at Christmas by Debbie Mason - This 99 cent preorder will be a perfect addition to my 12 Books of Christmas reading challenge when it goes live mid-December, if I'm starting to flag with my current choices.
The Silver Music Box by Mina Baites - I got this as my Kindle First book this month, it just took me a while to choose.
Witch Slapped by Dakota Cassidy - I snagged this freebie (still free) because I love the cover.
Ink by Amanda Sun - I bought this on sale for 99 cents (still on sale) because the main character shares my name. I was really hoping that she'd die, but I have it on good authority that doesn't happen.
Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz - I snagged this book on sale for $1.99 (still on sale) because Sofia the Great shared it on her Facebook page.
Surviving the Fatherland by Annette Oppenlander - If you've been following my blog for any time at all, you know that I'm a big fan of WWII era fiction, so when I saw this on sale for $0.99 (not still on sale) I just had to buy it.
Crosstalk by Connie Willis - I snagged this during Audible's Black Friday sale for just $4.95. I won a copy of the book through Goodreads over a year ago, and it's one I'm really interested in reading, so this will help it happen sooner.
This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe - This was another Black Friday Audible purchase for just $4.95.
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher - When I saw this during Audible's Black Friday deals, I just had to get it.
The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine - This book has been on my wishlist for quite a while (I have a thing for that black apple!) so finding it for $4.95 on Audible on Black Friday was awesome.
On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace by Dave Grossman and Loren Christensen - This book was gifted to my husband several years ago for Christmas, while he was a soldier (it may have been after his first deployment to Iraq). He has never read it. So I bought it on Audible during the Black Friday sale for $4.95 thinking that he might just be enticed to listen to it at least.

So that's all the books I got this past week. It's a pretty wide variety of freebies, sales, and audiobooks, and it will probably be months before I get around to reading most of them (although with my physical books about to be packed up soon, I'll certainly have more time for reading ebooks).

So what books did you add to your shelves this week? - Katie

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  1. Wow I like about 10 of these books myself, great week!!

    1. Right! A lot of good Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals were snagged.

      Thanks for stopping by. - Katie

  2. Nice selection! We grabbed at least 2 of the same ones, go us!! :)

    1. At least one of the ones that I don't know exactly where I saw it was probably on your blog page.

      Thanks for stopping by. - Katie

  3. Holy Lord! Are you ever going to read all these?! :D you must be the person with the biggest hauls I ever visit :D

    1. If I'm being honest with myself, probably not. But at least I have the option. :) I know they say it's not hoarding if it's books, but mine is starting to look a little bit like hoarding, so clearly I need a bigger house. :)

      Thanks for stopping by. - Katie

  4. I grabbed Witch Slapped too. You are right. The covers are awesome. I loved The Shadow Queen. Hope you do too!

    1. I have a feeling I probably will because I typically enjoy YA in general, and particularly fantasy/fairytale retellings. And I've been wanting to read it forever.

      Thanks for stopping by. - Katie

  5. So many books! I hope you've a chance them to read them all and enjoy them too.

    Happy readings! ;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    1. Thanks. I should at least get through the audiobooks for sure...the others might disappear into the abyss that is my ebook collection.

      Thanks for stopping by. - Katie

  6. I remember reading Bleeding Violet years ago! It was pretty good though not a favorite of mine. I did like the cover a lot. :D I adored Strange the Dreamer! I can't wait for the next book - however far away it is. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Katie. =)

    Check out my STS post!

  7. I totally forgot about Bleeding Violet! Years and years ago I added it to my tbr list, but never bought it. I hope it's good. It did got some great reviews back in ... 2010.. I think it was 2010.