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Stacking the Shelves (#58)

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Stacking the Shelves
Hosted by:  Tynga’s Reviews
Description: Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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HEY HOWDY HELLO!

I know, I know–it’s been a few since you heard from me last.  I am SO super sorry for that, really and truly–there’s only so much this little penguin beak can handle at times, you know?!

There’s not been much excitement in my world recently.  I’ve gotten some books in the mail and in the email, I’ve done some work stuff, I’ve…tried not to lose my feathers?  but that’s a day-to-day struggle and honestly I feel like I fail at it most of the time.

So…how about I just share some music and fun stuff with you?  Sound good?  Good.

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Girl on the Verge

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(for review)

Netherfield Prep

The Journey to Dragon Island (The Accidental Pirates #2)

Strings: A Love Story

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Alex, Approximately

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freebies from across the web

Grave Little Secrets

Half-Truths

Rush of Insanity

When It Hits You

one-click purchases

The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch, #1)

Taurus (Zodiac Dragon Guardians, #1)

Aquarius (Zodiac Dragon Guardians, #2)

Cancer (Zodiac Dragon Guardians #3)

Aries (Zodiac Dragon Guardians Book 4)

Alpha (Zodiac Dragon Guardians Book 5)

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What are some of the books YOU picked up/added to your shelves (either real or virtual?)  Let me know below, or link me to your own Stacking the Shelves!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

 

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Stacking the Shelves (#52)

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Stacking the Shelves
Hosted by:  Tynga’s Reviews
Description: Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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HELLOOOOOOO, penguins!  It is I, your royal beakness!

I’m not sure how much I’ll be updating your fins today–since my last Stacking the Shelves, not a whoooole lot has changed really.  Let’s see…. people continue quitting at work (they’re dropping like flies, penguins.  LIKE FLIIIIIES!)  I’m going to be officially starting my OFFICIAL schedule in the near soonish future…meaning 9am-5pm…six days a week.  On the plus side, YAY OVERTIME!  On the negative side….there really isn’t one actually, so YAY that too!  Seriously, I’m really enjoying this job.  My bosses are fantastic, I’ve been offered a SUPER awesome promotion packet for when I take on the GM position, and I’m super enthusiastic about this opportunity–seriously, the timing could not have been better with all of these life changes.  Obviously something wanted me to be in THIS place, doing THIS work, at this exact time.

Keith apparently ordered the DVD shelves earlier today, so we’ll be receiving that around Valentines Day, which means YAY I can actually unpack some of my boxes finally (seriously, all my stuff is still pretty much in boxes.  Or hampers.  Or bags.  We really need to start working on sprucing up the apartment.)  He also informed me the other night that we will be celebrating Valentines Day with dinner out and a movie.  Having come out of a series of relationships where Valentines Day wasn’t really a big deal….this is interesting for me.  Because honestly, until he said something, while I KNEW subconsciously that VDay is a thing…I had forgotten?  the VDay is a thing couples actually DO?!  I’m so terrible at this game, I can’t even.

Wyoming is getting DUMPED on by mountains of snow and all I can do is sit here and laugh because I SO TOTALLY don’t miss that frickfrack right now.  I mean, we’ve had some cold days here…but…I’ll take this cold over the snow and the below zeroes and the ICK that’s happening back home.

I actually have tomorrow (Saturday!) off, so Keith and I are gonna do….I dunno what but hopefully something fun because I sort of need to get out of the apartment for a bit.  Maybe I’ll talk him into going to a movie, or something… SOOOOOMETHING DIFFERENT, at the very least!

Other than that, I’ve just been doing the usual–going to work (I went in like two hours earlier today than usual because YAY catering orders! boooo I’m exhausted.  YAY tomorrow off!), coming home, eating dinner and sleeping….rinse and repeat.  Oh, and also squashing ants, because apparently the last tenants weren’t clean at all and so we have those.  Little tiny ones.  EWWWW.  (side note…why is it I can’t get away from the pests, no matter where I go?!)

What’s been happening in your worlds, penguins?!

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Any Boy But You (North Pole, Minnesota, #1)

Ensnared

from publishers/authors/edelweiss/netgalley
(for review)

The Duchess's Descendants (Jordinia #3)

To Fall For You

from ebook subscription service

Catalyst (The Deception Game, #1)

Style

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ebooks

The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen, #1)

Love, Lies and Spies

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What are some of the books YOU picked up/added to your shelves (either real or virtual?)  Let me know below, or link me to your own Stacking the Shelves!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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GUYS GUYS GUYS!

The Female of the Species by [McGinnis, Mindy]

IS ON SALE TODAY for your ereaders over on the lovely amazon!  I mean, I can’t even?!?!?! I of course immediately picked it up because OH MY PENGUINS, the things I’ve heard about this book!

So…if you’ve had your eye on it, I recommend you GOGOGOGOGOGO pick it up for the cheap before the deal disappears!  (I mean, all you have to do is click the cover above…)

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Stacking the Shelves (#40)

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Stacking the Shelves
Hosted by:  Tynga’s Reviews
Description: Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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Hellooooooo, it is I!  Your most beloved royal Penguin.  Bow down at my flippers, peasants!

Okay, okay, not really–I dunno what got into me there, I apologize, please don’t take away my beak!

Seriously though–how are you guys?!  I’m trying my very very hardest to get BACK on the blogger horse and start blog-waddling again (because, er…penguins dunno how to hop, I’ve discovered).  That said…PLEASE?!?!?! send me links to things you’ve posted up recently that you’d like me to look at or share my opinions on or etc etc.  I’d love to see what you’ve all been up to!

I don’t really have much going on in my world.  In just a few short weeks, I’ll start packing up my apartment for THE BIG MOVE!  which….. I’d by lying, guys, if I said I’m not so stoked about.  I just cannot cannot CANNOOOOOOOOT! wait.  Big changes…but so, so many GOOD big changes, I hope.  I’m ready.

Oh, also:  WHO ELSE?!?!?!? IS EXCITED?!?!??!!?!? FOR THE GILMORE GIRLS REVIVAL?!?!?!?! Because oh my penguins, I saw the trailer the other day and I AM SO FREAKING READY BRING IT ON!

And now, bring on the books!

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(for blog tours)

The Alchemists of Loom (Loom Saga, #1)

from authors/publishers
(for review)

Something (Wisteria 1)

The Kiss That Killed Me

The Kiss That Saved Me (The Tidal Kiss Trilogy Book 2)

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ebooks

This I Know

hardcovers

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)

What are some of the books YOU picked up/added to your shelves (either real or virtual?)  Let me know below, or link me to your own Stacking the Shelves!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Stacking the Shelves (#39)

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Stacking the Shelves
Hosted by:  Tynga’s Reviews
Description: Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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Hello hello!  How is everyone today?  I hope you’re all fantabulous!

My week, overall, was fairly quiet.  I had a doctor appointment on Wednesday, a last-minute diabetes checkup before I move in order to get my prescriptions refilled and covered until I can find a doctor/get in to see a doctor in Indiana.  They did a BUNCH of stuff while I was there:  gave me a flu shot (and yes, I AM one of those lucky people who end up with symptoms from the shot that emulate the flu); cleaned out my ears (oh, my penguins, guys–the world is SO much louder than I’m used to!); and drew blood for labs.  My A1C (hemoglobin A1C, for those who don’t know–the thing that measures how my blood sugars have been doing for the past 3 months) was 6.1, which is AWESOME and I’m so super happy with that.  That means my sugars, in general, have averaged about 109.  For a type 1 diabetic, this is really great control!

I have an appointment Monday with an OB-GYN to talk about my options in regards to (sorry, men) birth control, as I figure I’d better start being a responsible single adult about this and since I have the opportunity before I leave…. Well, yah know.  I’m leaning toward the copper coil IUD, but I’m sort of terrified.  I have a slight skin sensitivity to metal, though I don’t think copper plays a part in that–just nickel mostly.  I’ve done my research, and I KNOW most women who have nickel sensitivities don’t usually have an issue with the IUD.  It’s the best option for me, as I know hormones cause HUGE blood sugar issues in type 1 diabetic patients and I don’t want to go that route because hello, awesome control the last five or so years now!  The PA I went to see called over to the OB office and asked them for their recommendations, and they said for type 1s they like to use the copper coil, which is reassuring.  So I’m informed, and I know this is my best bet…but I have a problem with overthinking and doubting my decisions.  Any words of advice from you folk out there?  Or words of encouragement?  We all know the internet is the big scary negativity monster; there are more horror stories out there than anything else.

What else, what else….

We’re nearing the end of October!  Which means in just a few short weeks, I should probably think about starting to fill up boxes and go through my things.  They took my weight while I was at the doctor this last week, and I’m at 122 lbs.  I’ve NEVER in my life weighed this–I’m hoping I can keep it there, because I’m loving how I feel about myself here.  But this means a lot of my clothes no longer fit me right, so I plan on going through all the clothes I haven’t worn in forever and deciding which ones to keep and which to throw out.  I imagine I’ll be getting rid of MOST of my clothes, because…well, they’re huge on me basically.

And…I think that’s about it for this week!  I DID buy myself a few books this week, for a change–there were some pretty awesome deals going on–and I’ll be getting my preorders in the mail (FINALLY!) in the next few days, so those’ll be going up on next week’s wrapup.  YAY, I’m so excited about them!

How has the world been treating all of you?  And again, if you’ve any words of advice or encouragement for me, PLEASE comment–I’d looooove to hear what you have to say!

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Cursed by Fire (Blood & Magic, #1)

Kissed by Fire (Blood & Magic #2)

Burned by Fire (Blood & Magic #3)

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(for review)

The Boxer and the Butterfly

The spot on the Wall

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Sanctuary: A dark urban fantasy (Shifter Chronicles Book 1) by [Amade, Melle]
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Configured (Configured #1)

The Ringmaster's Wife

How to Hang a Witch

The Lie Tree

What are some of the books YOU picked up/added to your shelves (either real or virtual?)  Let me know below, or link me to your own Stacking the Shelves!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Stacking the Shelves (#37)

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Stacking the Shelves
Hosted by:  Tynga’s Reviews
Description: Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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I…have never read so much in one week in my LIFE, penguins.  Well, okay, maybe that’s not true, but SERIOUSLY I’ve been a reading maniac and it’s only going to get more intense before the month is up.  Wish me luck, penguins!  I’m currently right on schedule but…let’s keep our fingers crossed I can stick with it!

I FINALLY got two days off in a row, after working nine days straight, and lemme just tell you:  Yay.  I’ve taken full advantage by….well, reading.  But I also watched a few movies last night–Netflix recently added some new stuff to their collection, so of course I was all up on that!  Also, I’ve been working on scheduling a few week’s worth of other posts (you know…my Bookmark Mondays, and Villainous Love Songs, and Wishlist Wednesdays) because WHO HAS TIME FOR THAT MADNESS?!

Currently playing on my Spotify:

Also, I stumbled across THIS last night on youtube:

I listened to about 40 minutes of it last night before bed, and just… SO MUCH ADORE!  Seriously, I love it?  which…might be bad news, as that means I’ll probably be seeking out more awesome compilations in the future.  Oops?

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The Elf

Technically, this was ALSO sent to me by the author–when I saw this review opportunity go up on one of the book tour sites I host for, I was a bit wishy-washy on whether or not I had the time this month to take on yet another read.  And then.  AND THEN!  The author emailed me, asking if I’d be interested in joining the review tour…and I just couldn’t say no.  Obviously I’m meant to read this book, right?!

Recently Received

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Piper Perish

Melody's Key

Book of the Night (The Black Musketeers #1)

The Masterminds

Recently Purchased

ebooks

The Sudden Appearance of Hope by [North, Claire]

A Fierce and Subtle Poison

I also have a few books on preorder…but I’m waiting to reveal those until I actually receive them.  Let me tell you, though–SO MUCH EXCITE!  And seriously I saved almost $20 on one of them through a preorder special they had going on, which is just all sorts of epic in my book, so–YAY!

What are some of the books YOU picked up/added to your shelves (either real or virtual?)  Let me know below, or link me to your own Stacking the Shelves!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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