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Stacking the Shelves (#61)

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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 feel like it’s been ages upon ages upon FOREVER that I did a Stacking the Shelves post last.

LEGASP!  OH WAIT, that’s because it HAS been ages upon ages upon forever!  How silly of me.  What, did I think I suddenly inherited pocketfuls of free time?!  Who am I even kidding with that nonsense?!?!?!

So.  Life lately.  Uhm.  The man and I are doing okay.  We’re sort of on this “save bunch of money!” kick because we’re taking a week off in August to go on vacation (oh my penguins, what even IS that word anymore?!?!?!) and, yah know…bills don’t go on vacation with us.  So we’re not really buying a whole lot, and I sit around after work still AT WORK for like 2.5 hours waiting for him to pick me up, annnnnd… I basically have even less life now than I did before!?

One of my employees is currently missing.  She told her aunt she was headed to work Thursday evening (she was supposed to work that night) annnnd…she never showed up at work.  And she never went home.  The aunt has filed a missing persons report; we’re all hoping that the girl is found safe and sound.  This is so very stressful and scary–she’s a minor still, and it’s not like her to just up and disappear.

Apparently a water main broke in our apartment complex, so our water pressure has been going in and out since last night (Thursday–because, you know, I’m writing this a day ahead of posting)

I put up a discussion post asking for tips and tricks on how to DO ALL TEH THINGS for the Book Block world without, you know, losing my beak.  You can find that post right HERE, if you’re interested.  I’d also LOVE it if you Penguins could, once again, link me to stuff and things you think I should check out that I’ve probably missed in recent weeks past–I really AM trying to do better at this blog hopping thing, I promise!  I just…I think I need to get a set schedule, or something.  Like, such and such days I spend working on blog posts, such and such on reading, such and such on blog hopping.  A set schedule might help me get better organized at this point.

And now, FOR THE BOOKS!  because I know you all didn’t come here just to hear me yak.

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

One Broken Day
LEARNING MY WORDS A-Z: Children's Picture Book (Basic Word Learning Skills) Book 4 (Learning My...)
LEARNING MY ABCs: ANIMALS: Children's Picture Book (Learning the Alphabet) Book 2 (Learning My...)
LEARNING MY DRAWING: STEP-BY-STEP DRAWING TUTORIALS FOR CHILDREN (Learning My... Book 1)
LEARNING MY LETTERS: Children's Picture Book (Basic Writing Skills A-Z) Book 3 (Learning My...)
Sunshine Is Forever
Sparked
Dark Designs
Friend (With Benefits) Zone
Freak

from LitCube
(June theme —  Modern Day Cinderella)

LitCube June

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freebies from around the net

The Dystopia Spell (Multiverse Mashup Book 1)
I Wish I Weren't a Djinni (The Cotton Candy Quintet Book 0)
A Dude Reads Romance - Tempting Sydney
The Bejeweled Bottle (The Curious Collectibles Series #3)
Stealer (Stealer, #1)
Minor Gods (Summoners #1)
Lost Gods (Summoners #2)
Shield and the Shadow (The Horizon Cycle, #1)
The Jaguar King (The Wild Rites Saga - Book 1)
Taken by the Beast (The Conduit #1)
The Forever Girl (The Forever Girl #1)

recentpurchased

curse you, book deals! 
(no, no, I don’t really mean this)

Ivory and Bone (Ivory and Bone, #1)
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

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Until next time, happy book-ing!

 

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Stacking the Shelves (#60)

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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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Hellooooooooooo, penguins!

How are all your feathers treating you!?  Snack on any awesome tuna fish in the few weeks I’ve been MIA from this post?!  Had your beaks tucked, your talons painted, your pebbles shined?!  Let me know what’s up in your penguin worlds, if anything!

As for me…

Nothing much new around here.  I am workaworkaworking, just waiting for August to come around–the man and I will be flying back to Colorado to visit his family and spend some time for his grandma’s (93?rd) birthday.  Mostly I’m excited to get out of town and GET AWAY FROM WORK for a while.  I swear, working 6 days a week is haaaaaaaaard.  Because exhausting.  I feel like I never have time to just relax, I always gotta have my phone on and my brain working.

I got an email the other day from HarperCollins Publishers that took me completely by surprise.  It read:

“Happy Monday…and congratulations!

You have been chosen as one of our Harper Voyager Super Readers! We’re so excited to have you and welcome you to our tribe of nerdy booklovers!

We’ll be sending you a “welcome package” soon…once we manage to dig ourselves out from beneath the email deluge that is conference season.  In the meantime, rest assured that we’ll be sending you e-galleys for our upcoming titles via edelweiss.abovethetreeline.com.”

I cannot EXPLAIN to you guys how excited I was about this–and how excited I still am!  I don’t know what I did to catch their attention, but I am SO beyond honored to have been considered and chosen–THANK YOU SO MUCH, HarperCollins!

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So between the chaos of work and the excitement that is my book world…the last few weeks have been pretty nonstop, and I’m happy with that!  (I still can’t wait for August, though–I need a serious vacation.)

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

Ember Burning: Trinity Forest Book 1

Natalie and the Nerd

It Could Happen

Scandal (Scions of the Star Empire, #1)

The Year of Four (Phoebe Pope, #1)

The Blood of Kings (Phoebe Pope, #2)

The Danger With Love

Freeze (Midnight Ice #2)

from LitCube
(May theme —  Robin Hood: Princess of Thieves)

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freebies from around the net

After Loving You

Cruel and Unusual (Somewhere-in-Between, #2)

A Death's Awakening (Somewhere-in-Between, #3)

Addicted to You (Addicted, #1)

Unwrapped

recentpurchased

curse you, book deals!
(no, no, I don’t really mean this)

Six Wakes

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

Girl on the Verge

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

Netherfield Prep

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

Strings: A Love Story

received in mail/subscription boxes

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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Stacking the Shelves (#57)

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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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So this week was “get emails from ALL TEH AUTHORS/PUBLISHERS” week in my world.  And by that, I mean all those I’ve worked with in the past.  And by that I mean…okay, not ALL of them, but a good amount that added up to a decent number of new books on my shelves to read YAY!

Because…books.  Books are what excite me.

I don’t really have a whole lot to talk about today.  I am in desperate need of a friend or two or several, but I’m not sure where to even begin with THAT venture.  I mean, PandaPants is one of the bestestest book buddies around, but I’m a little lacking in the friends department in general, and I have basically zero amount of time on my hands lately to go out there and make some, sooooo… any suggestions?  Anyone?  HOW DOES A PENGUIN MAKE FRIENDS?!

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

Violet Grenade

Kiss Me After

Kiss Me Darkly

Kiss Me Sweetly

Kiss Me Softly

Kiss Me Again

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

Dominion of the Star (Descendants of the Fallen Book 1)

Wounded Dance (Lovers Dance, #2)

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freebies from across the web

Cruel and Unusual (Somewhere-in-Between, #2)

one-click purchases

Timekeeper (Timekeeper, #1)

The Girl Who Fell

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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)

recentpurchased

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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Stacking the Shelves (#50)

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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 FROM THE OOOOOOUTSIIIIIIIIIDE!  I must have called a thousand tiiiiiiiimes!

No, seriously guys–I have something akin to life whiplash right now.  So–I MOVED!  Which I know I mentioned in my last Stacking the Shelves post but that was SO LONG AGO I felt the need to remind everybody.  I moved, and I started putting in job applications pretty much right away, and…

A WHOLE WEEK!  went by, and I hadn’t heard anything.  So I logged into my email and was getting ready to go back to perusing snagajob.com… and said job site emailed me.  I opened it up.  It’s from an employer, seeking help–they found my resume on the site and thought they’d reach out to me to see if I’d be interested in a job.

WELL HECKLES YES!  I thought.  So I filled out the application on the website.  And then I got another email–could you fill out the application for the company’s website?  Please and thank you?

Okay, sure, I can TOTALLY do that.  Filled it out.  Awesome, that’s cool, let me just go back to perusing snagajob.com now and………

and my phone rings.  It’s the employer; can we set up an interview?  For, say, tomorrow?

WELL OKAY, I have nothing else to do with my time and I haven’t heard back from anyone else yet.  So… I go to the interview, massive butterflies and the whole nervous shebang.  And it turns out to not be an ACTUAL interview, but a more “meet and greet.”  Within half an hour, I had a job.

And I don’t mean like, your normal job, okay?  I mean, they brought me on as assistant manager…with the hopes that by March, I’ll be managing one of their two locations.

WHAT EVEN!?!?!?!

So I’ve been there two weeks, TODAY…and was told yesterday? or Wednesday? within the last few days at least, that because I’ve learned so quickly and moved through the training at such a rapid pace, I am FOR SURE going to be offered general manager position.  They’re working on drawing up all the paperwork.

I’ve been in Indy, what… three weeks?  Four maybe?  HOW DID THIS EVEN HAPPEN I DON’T UNDERSTAND?!?!?!?!  I feel like…somewhere in the last few months of my life, something massive happened.  Something massive changed, and suddenly I have all this opportunity and the chance to actually TAKE THE CHANCE and I just…

Yeah, life whiplash.  Definitely.

So aside from working like a maniac and trying to shove a WHOLE BUNCH of information into my brain all at once, I haven’t really done a whole lot?  Keith’s parents were in town this last weekend, and we moved into a bigger apartment (two floors!  two bedrooms! THERE’S SO MUCH ROOM I CAN’T EVEN!) [I feel like I’ve spent a lot of this post shouting at all of you…. #sorrynotsorry #Imsuperexcitedaboutstuffandthings ]  Keith bought me a Fire tablet!!! which I received in the mail yesterday, and oh my it’s SO pretty!  YAY for being able to read graphic novels on my tablet now because I couldn’t before!?!?!  Also, we’re going to be purchasing a humongaloid DVD shelf thingy for our living room.  It holds some crazy amount like 800 DVDs?!  and we both sort of fell in love with it.  So, it’ll be only about halfway filled…which means YAY room to add more if we ever actually buy any more physical copies (because netflix.  and vudu.  and youtube.  seriously, who even needs cable tv?!?!?! Not us!)

And… that’s about it really!  How are you all doing?!

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

Queens of Geek

Secrets of Artemis (Teen Goddess #1)

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

Perfect (Flawed, #2)

A Matter of Temperance

Smugglers & Scones (Moorehaven Mysteries, #1)

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from instafreebie

Academia of the Beast: A Dark Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

If Two Trains Leave At Midnight

free on kindle

Waking (Clockwork Twist #1)

Beauty and the Space Beast: A Space Age Fairy Tale (Star-Crossed Tales #2)

received as gifts

Outsystem (The Intrepid Saga #1)

received from ebook subscription service

Engaged to an Alien Pop Star

Havelock

Under Her Skin (Shifter Shield, #1)

recentpurchased

ebooks

Dating an Alien Popstar

Darkfever (Fever Series, #1)

The Unexpected Everything

The Call

Twice the Fun: A Bad Boy MFM Menage Romance

Girl of Fire (The Expulsion Project #1)

The Girl Who Chased the Moon

Heartstone

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Stacking the Shelves (#46)

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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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Sooooo…

I changed up my blog a little bit.  Not much.  I mean, I’m not even sure you’ll  have NOTICED, it’s such a small change.

But if you HAVE been paying attention and you DID notice…let me know what you think?!  I sort of decided very very late Thursday night that I wanted–nay, NEEDED–to do this.  I guess it was time?  My blog wasn’t feeling very seamless and cohesive to me anymore, and I wanted to change that, so…

how did I do?  Is it more cohesive now?  A little?  Please tell me it is?!

How are YOU all?!  What did you do this last week?!  What blog posts did you put up that you think I should check out?! TELL ME ALL THE THINGS!

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from instafreebie

First Year (The Black Mage, #1)

free on kindle

The Wilds (The Wilds, #1)

Raven: A Dark Fantasy Short Story

Beauty and the Beast (Not Quite the Fairy Tale #3)

recentpurchased

paperbacks

Leopard's Fury (Leopard People, #9)

ebooks

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor, #1)

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls

Seven Ways We Lie

The Twilight Before Christmas (Drake Sisters, #2)

Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1)

Love Me, Love Me Not

Cinderella (Not Quite the Fairy Tale, #1)

If I Was Your Girl

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 (#45)

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GUESS what I’m watching!  Guess!  GUUUUUUUESS!  I bet you can’t guess.  I bet you don’t have aaaaaany idea.  I bet…

yeah, yeah, fine.  I’m watching Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.  I’m predictable, what can I say?!

But really, I….don’t have anything to talk about this week because I’m boring and life keeps on trekking and I’m just pushin’ right on through until THE BIG MOVE because…that’s all I’ve got left to do?

So…let’s just get on with the books, huh?  That sounds like an epic amount of fun!

(as always, click the covers to go to goodreads!)

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from publishers/edelweiss/netgalley
(for blog tours)

Smoke Sky (Dark Sky #0.5)

from publishers/edelweiss/netgalley
(for review)

Magical Stories: A Collection of Short Stories for Children Aged 3-103 by [O Cionnaoith, Piaras]

The Sacrifice

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The Scarlet Thread

Dissever

Minutes Before Sunset (Timely Death, #1)

The Melody of You and Me

Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (Dead Things, #1)

Fire in Frost (Crystal Frost, #1)

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ebooks

The Fireman

Coffee Boy

The Outliers (The Outliers, #1)

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)

Broken Prince (The Royals, #2)

Twisted Palace (The Royals, #3)

Nameless by [Jenkins, Jennifer]

Clanless (Nameless, #2)

YEEEESH, did I go overboard?  I mean half of them WERE free so… and also, Black Friday deals for the win?!?!

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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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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(as always, click the cover to go to Goodreads!)

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Ebooks:

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And that’s it for this week!  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!

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