Stacking the Shelves January 4, 2014

Stacking the Shelves

hosted by Tynga’s Reviews

Stacking the shelves is the perfect bookish meme for all of us to show off what we got this week.  To learn more about it please click on the above image to go to Tynga’s blog.  Feel free to leave a link to your STS post in the comments below!  Happy reading everyone!

 

E-Books

A Good Yarn (Blossom Street)

A place of welcome and warmth, of friends old and new. Discover how knitting can change your life!

Lydia Hoffman owns the shop on Blossom Street. In the year since it opened, A Good Yarn has thrived and so has Lydia. A lot of that is due to Brad Goetz. But when Brad’s ex-wife reappears, Lydia is suddenly afraid to trust her newfound happiness.

Three women join Lydia’s newest class. Elise Beaumont, retired and bitterly divorced, learns that her onetime husband is reentering her life. Bethanne Hamlin is facing the fallout from a much more recent divorce. And Courtney Pulanski is a depressed and overweight teenager, whose grandmother’s idea of helping her is to drag her to seniors’ swim sessions and to the knitting class at A Good Yarn

Physical Books

Temptation Ridge (Virgin River, #6)

Shelby McIntyre has big plans, plans that include finding Mr. Right. Her dream man will have a clean-shaven jaw, creases in his pants and hopefully and advanced degree. What she gets is rugged Luke Riordan.

At twenty-five, after five years as her mother’s caregiver, it’s time for Shelby to experience freedom and adventure. Time for travel, college and romance. But when she visits Virgin River, she runs into Luke Riordan, decidedly not whom she has in mind.

A handsome Blackhawk pilot, Luke exited the army after twenty years, four wars and having been shot out of the sky three times. At thirty-eight he’s tough and jaded. His major was in one-night stands, with a minor in commitment avoidance.

Technically, these two are all wrong for one another. But sometimes what you want and what you need are two different things two very good things.

 

The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #2)

In the real world, when you vanish into thin air for a week, people tend to notice. 

After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as “normal” as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he’s forbidden to see her again.

But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, “normal” simply isn’t to be. For Ethan’s nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan’s and Keirran’s fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan’s next choice may decide the fate of them all.

What did you get this week?

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Feature & Follow January 3, 2014

What were your favorite books of 2013?

  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  • Bad Medicine by Aimee & David Thurlo
  • On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
  • Fifty Shades of Gray by E.L. James
  • Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • Iced by Karen Marie Moning
  • The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward

It’s not a terribly long list but there are some goodies on there.  I can hardly wait to see what others have to say to this question!

Book Bloggers New Years Challenge…Day 2 Pro’s and Con’s

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The lovely Rachel, the mastermind behind Parajunkee, has created this awesomesauce challenge for us book bloggers. I am super excited about it. As I am jumping back into book blogging after a hiatus. The upside to this challenge is that it is super EASY!

NOTE: If I happen to acquire any new followers to my blog. Thank you and I look forward to learning more about you!

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Today is day 2 of the Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge and today’s post is about the Pro’s and Con’s of book blogging.

Pro’s

  • I get to share my love of books with other book bloggers
  • I get to expand my horizon’s on the book front
  • I get to “meet” new people from all over the globe
  • I get to develop my own writing style
  • I get the opportunity to come up with my own original content

Con’s

  • I am starting over so I have to re-establish myself as a book blogger
  • My already MASSIVE TBR pile growing
  • The drama llama that will eventually descend on book blogging again
  • Not enough hours in the day to get everything I want to get done blogwise
  • Blogging time will probably suffer a little bit once the new baby arrives in July

 

What are your pro’s and con’s?  Please feel free to leave a link in the comments and I’ll be sure to drop by and say hi!

Book Bloggers New Years Challenge…Day 1 Resolutions

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The lovely Rachel, the mastermind behind Parajunkee, has created this awesomesauce challenge for us book bloggers.  I am super excited about it.  As I am jumping back into book blogging after a hiatus.  The upside to this challenge is that it is super EASY!

NOTE: If I happen to acquire any new followers to my blog.  Thank you and I look forward to learning more about you!

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Since I am jumping back into book blogging I have decided to keep my resolutions simple and hope that I can keep this thing going.  So here are my resolutions for 2014…

  • Complete my Goodreads reading challenge.  I have committed to reading 60 books in 2014.  Here’s hoping that I can stay on track.
  • Try more Audiobooks. I am currently listening to Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry.  I am exactly 1% into it.
  • Meet new bloggy friends. I actually started book blogging many moons ago (like 2009) but I have taken several hiatus’ and now I need to basically start over and make new blogging pals.
  • Find a review format and stick to it.  This was part of my problem with my old blogs.  I couldn’t find a review format that I enjoyed so I wasn’t really able to commit. Parajunkee’s BB101 posts here I come!
  • Do my own thing. In the past I have been known to be super jealous of the “popular” bloggers.  Since I am in the process of starting from scratch I just need to focus on doing my own thing and worry about my blog and no one else’s.
  • Complete my 2014 Reading ChallengesThis was a big issue in the past.  I’d sign up and then not complete a single one.  So I’ve only signed up for 2 so far for 2014.
  • Create a Review/Giveaway Policy.
  • Participate in WOW and Stacking the Shelves.
  • Try to create discussion posts that encourage engaging conversation.
  • Complete my About page

That is what I have come up with so far.  I may not be participating in all of the days, since I am just jumping back in, but I will participate on the days that I feel I have something to contribute.

Feel free to leave me a link to your post and I’ll drop by and visit.

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Waiting on Wednesday January 1, 2014

 

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  This is our chance to show off all the new books that we are waiting to get our hands on!

My selection for this week is…..

Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8)

An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.

Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.

Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s ex is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.

Release Date:  March 11, 2014

I started reading this series many moons ago and never finished reading, even though I have all the currently released books.  I can hardly wait to see what is next for Adam and Mercy!  I really like that cover too.