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Stacking the Shelves (#51)

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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 am so freaking tiiiiiired, penguins.  Because I’m training to be manager, I’m working 6 days a week.  Now, some of those days are MUCH shorter than others…but that doesn’t mean I’m not exhausted.  I mean, I know I’m going to have to get used to it, and quickly–it sounds like I’m going to be working 6 days a week for the rest of ALL TIME (or at least, the rest of my days with this company, which could be a while)…and it’ll be more consistent hours, proooooobably something like 9am-5pm… so… I need to suck it up, right?

But right now, I’m tired.  And that’s okay.

I honestly don’t have all that much to talk about right now.  Like I said, I’ve been working like a maniac since… a week after I got here to Indy.  Keith and I currently don’t have days off together (often, at least) so we haven’t even really had time to do much aside from go to work and come home.  We spend the evenings together, at least–obviously on our computers, but we generally watch a movie or tv show or something as well.

We haven’t even gotten the apartment all sorted out yet!  We’re working, right now, on finding a shelf (or shelves?) for our DVDs.  We have one we want to get picked out–we just need to save up money and order it from amazon.  Then we need to find some more bookshelves–I think we’ll probably just go to Walmart and get more from them, as we already have two of the cheap ones and that way they’ll all match.  So, yeah, this means a lot of our apartment is currently still in boxes.  Which is fine, it’s not a BIG deal…but it doesn’t necessarily feel like “home” quite yet either.  Hopefully soonish we’ll be able to fix that.

And….yeah, I think that’s about it on the updates front.  Basically, I am a very tired penguin–and that’s going to probably be my life for a while to come.  YAY me!  At least I’m still managing to fit in reading, and blogging–though honestly, I haven’t blog-hopped in aaaaages and I miss it so much.  I really ought to carve out some time in my evenings to do that again…

For now, let’s talk about the BOOKS, shall we?!

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from publishers/authors/edelweiss/netgalley
(for blog tours)

Secrets of a Reluctant Princess

Awakening: Bloodline Book One

Traveler (Traveler #1)

Alex (Perfect Opposite, #1)

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

Devil in the Countryside

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free on kindle

Ignite (Midnight Fire, #1)

The Retreat (The After Trilogy, #1)

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ebooks

The Female of the Species

And We Stay

Death to the Witch-Queen!: A Post-Apocalyptic Western Steampunk Space Opera (The Avenjurs of Williym Blaik & the Cyborg Qilliara Across the Ruins of Space-Time Book 1)

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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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Need/Want to Read (January 2017)

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January 2017

Because how ELSE are you guys going to keep track of me and keep me on track, unless I give you a sort of “to do” list for the month?!

(Okay, okay, FINE–I admit it, my beak’s become a little bit full and I might need this reminder to keep MYSELF in check.  Don’t sue me, okay?!  I’m only a penguin after all!)

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Lost Girls

Capturing The Captain (American Pirate Romances Book 1)

Swords & Stilettos (Enlighten Series, Book One)

Worth The Risk (Infinity Series, #1)

Chameleon Assassin

Living in the Shallows (UK Crush #1)

Frost (Midnight Ice Book One)

Grimm Woods

I’m not even going to TRY to come up with books I WANT to read, because….DUHDUHDUUUUUUH, I’m moving (AGAIN!  Into a bigger place because YAY more space!)!  But if you guys see any books above you want to buddy with me, PLEASE feel free to let me know–I love buddy reads, they help hold me accountable and keep me on track.  So…let’s do it?!

What books are YOU hoping to read in January?! Let me know, or link me to your TBRs below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Stacking the Shelves (#48)

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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 got the rest of my fragiles/breakables packed up, along with most of my odds ‘n’ ends AND board games AND dishes, this last week (mostly this morning.  I was a busy bee this morning!)  I also cleaned the stove before calling quits for the day–chemical headaches due to too much scrub-a-dub and not enough air filtration left me a bit out of sorts this afternoon, but I took a very hot shower and shaved and I felt MUCH better.

We got hit HARDCORE by a winter storm last night/this morning.  Last I checked, the snow was above my ankles already–it’s a winter wonderland, and it’s FREEEEEEZING.  It’s supposed to hit -42 F with windchill tonight.  BRRRRRRR!  I get that I’m a penguin, but I’m not equipped for this sort of weather guys.  I’ve been hiding indoors instead.

I FINALLY!  started on The Neverland WarsAnnelise the PandaPants should be SOOPAH pleased and proud to hear this!  I know, I know, I’ve been slacking…I’m soooooo terrible!  I’m trying, though–hopefully you’ll get some more reviews before I move, guys!  I’m hoping to settle in for some LONG TIME reading tomorrow, so fingers crossed I get at least one book fully knocked out!

Thursday was my last day of work, but…I don’t think it’s fully sunk in yet?  Actually, I don’t think the fact I’m moving next week has fully sunk in yet either.  That probably won’t happen until Keith gets here and we start loading up the truck.  Maybe not even then.  It might not hit me until we’re out of town, on our way down the road–that’s what happened when I went off to college.  Things just don’t really sink in with me until I’m actively in the middle of doing it, I guess.

Bau and I watched half of Scream (Season 2) when he was here last weekend.  I FINISHED the other half after he left, and lemme just say….OH MY GOODNESS?!?!?!?!  I mean, okay, the last two episodes were weird and didn’t really have much baring on the actual story line–they sort of went off on their own little mini tangent–but I.  LOVE.  This show so hard?!  Anyone else watch it and want to scream with me?!?!?!

I’m also currently watching Fuller House (Season 2).  It’s soopah adorable so far, though I’m only like 3 episodes in.  LOOOOOVE that so many of the shows I grew up watching, are being brought back or given continuations.  SUCH an awesome trend!  I just saw today on facebook, for instance, that Duck Tales will be returning in 2017…..with DAVID TENNANT playing Scrooge McDuck!!!! I mean… I’m SO excited, I can’t even handle this.

So…I went off on a little bit of a tangent myself there–sorry, penguins!  Let’s jump into the books now, yes?!

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from publishers/edelweiss/netgalley
(for blog tours)

Living in the Shallows (UK Crush #1)

Chameleon Assassin

Lost Girls

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

The Little Voice

The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman

Pumpkintown Perils: A Witch Mystery Collection (Wild Wild Witch Mystery Bundle Book 1)

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from instafreebie

The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals, #1)

Desire in Frost (Crystal Frost, #2)

Lottie Pursues Bill

free on kindle

Dead in Bed: The Complete First Book

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paperbacks

The Potion Diaries (Potion, #1)

ebooks

My Lady Jane

27 Days to Midnight

Salt to the Sea

Rebel, Pawn, King (Of Crowns and Glory-Book 4)

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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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Need/Want to Read (December 2016)

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December 2016

Because how ELSE are you guys going to keep track of me and keep me on track, unless I give you a sort of “to do” list for the month?!

(Okay, okay, FINE–I admit it, my beak’s become a little bit full and I might need this reminder to keep MYSELF in check.  Don’t sue me, okay?!  I’m only a penguin after all!)

Read for Reviews

November Snow (Bad Bloods, #2)

Runespeaker (Bonesaw, #.5)

The Alchemists of Loom (Loom Saga, #1)

Book of the Night (The Black Musketeers #1)

Melody's Key

(I am buddy reading this one with someone–YAY!)

The Red Pearl

(I am SO freaking excited about this book, I can’t even!!!!)

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

The Last Valentine

The Beast Is an Animal

Four Real

Smoke Sky (Dark Sky #0.5)

The Sacrifice

I’m not even going to TRY to come up with books I WANT to read, because….DUHDUHDUUUUUUH, I’m moving!  But if you guys see any books above you want to buddy with me, PLEASE feel free to let me know–I love buddy reads, they help hold me accountable and keep me on track.  So…let’s do it?!

What books are YOU hoping to read in November?! Let me know, or link me to your TBRs below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Need/Want to Read (November 2016)

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November 2016

Because how ELSE are you guys going to keep track of me and keep me on track, unless I give you a sort of “to do” list for the month?!

(Okay, okay, FINE–I admit it, my beak’s become a little bit full and I might need this reminder to keep MYSELF in check.  Don’t sue me, okay?!  I’m only a penguin after all!)

Read for Reviews

Love Addicts Anonymous

Something (Wisteria 1)

The Kiss That Killed Me

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

The Boxer and the Butterfly

The spot on the Wall

Piper Perish

Melody's Key

Book of the Night (The Black Musketeers #1)

The Alchemists of Loom (Loom Saga, #1)

Runespeaker (Bonesaw, #.5)

The Charming Life of Izzy Malone

November Rain (Bad Bloods, #1)

November Snow (Bad Bloods, #2)

Immortal Writers

Damned if I Don't

That’s right!  I’m STILL trying to catch up on my ARC backlog.  And *cries* this isn’t even ALL of them!  I mean, on the one hand, YAY for review requests and ARCs and all that jazz–don’t get me wrong, I LOOOOOVE reading and I LOOOOOOOVE reading books nobody else is!  But… SO MANY.  SO.  MANY!

I read 25 last month though, so…maybe I can manage to survive this month, too?!  And pack for the big move in December.  And keep my sanity on a tight leash.  Maybe.  Keep your fingers crossed for me just in case?!

What books are YOU hoping to read in November?! Let me know, or link me to your TBRs below!

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!

Find their latest post here!

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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from publishers/edelweiss/netgalley
(for blog tours)

Cursed by Fire (Blood & Magic, #1)

Kissed by Fire (Blood & Magic #2)

Burned by Fire (Blood & Magic #3)

from authors/publishers
(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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ebooks

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 (#35)

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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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GUYS, THIS IS NOT A DRILL!  This is NOT a drill, I repeat this is definitely NOT a drill!

Zootopia…is…on…netflix.

So…guess what I’m watching!

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Recently Received

from publishers/edelweiss/netgalley
(for blog tours)

Saving Hamlet

The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet

Frost

Songs of Seraphina

A Fabrication of the Truth

Girl on the Brink

from publishers/authors
(for review)

Under A Million Stars

Untitled Beauty (Somewhere-in-Between #1)

Runespeaker

The Charming Life of Izzy Malone

Recently Purchased

ebooks

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by [Dick, Philip K.]

A Madness So Discreet by [McGinnis, Mindy]

The Sound of Us by [Poston, Ashley]

The Flame and the Arrow: Dark Fantasy Paranormal Romance (The Annika Brisby Series Book 1) by [Cannaday, Emigh]

Diary Of A Teenage Fairy Godmother, A Contemporary Teen Fantasy Romance by [Baldwin, Kathleen, Sisco, Andrea]

Now, don’t freak out on me–these are all from the last few WEEKS.  Because I’m a terrible terrible blogger and haven’t been keeping you all updated on my book life.  Actually… I haven’t been keeping ME! updated on my book life, either.  I really need to start reading again…oops…

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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