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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Stacking the Shelves - You get nothing. You lose. Good day, sir.

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

I feel cheated. The last week in June was an awesome week! Everything I was waiting for came in and I was in heaven. My hubby was a little green and feeling a little package envy. But what can I do? My niece and her family came up to visit with us and my niece, Brianna, who keeps asking how many views her blog post has gotten and if anyone else commented on it.

Back to the topic at hand, I had to finish cleaning the house which took me up to about the time they all arrived and they were here until about 9pm. I was wiped. On Sunday I had to pack for Vermont and take care of all the last minute details before vacation. I never got to do my Stacking the Shelves and as I said, I had quite a haul. I could have pretended I just got all the loot this week, but I felt that would be cheating. So here is what I got this week.

I got a big fat nothing. I get nothing. I lose. Good day.

I mean it's not like I stole fizzy lifting drink and bumped into the ceiling.

Don't you think Gene Wider makes the best Willy Wonka? I just found out this week that Roald Dahl was not happy with Gene Wilder's portrayal. What's not to love?

Actually, I lie. I did get one thing. I purchased City of Bones by Cassandra Clare because Amazon has it for $.99 as an eBook. I have the trade, but for $.99, I'll put it on my eReader.

That's it. Last week, I got 2 ska CDs from a ska show I went to, 3 CDs I ordered, one DVD, 3 hard covers and 16 manga books. I also accidentally purchased and eBook and couldn't figure out how to cancel the purchase. I did the same thing yesterday, so now I have it figured out in case I do it again. Although, if I keep the 3G off, that shouldn't happen.

Anyway, that's it for this installment. If anyone out there is reading this, let me know what you got this week. It can only top mine.

May the road rise up to meet you.


  1. Hey, thanks for stopping by!
    Well, you got City of bones!!! it counts like a lot of books (Can't help it, I'm a Cassie nerd)
    ~sigh~ manga books!!! I could love to have one of those in my country, so you're so lucky!!
    Have a nice week!!!

    Following you!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lis and thanks also for following my blog! Welcome! I appreciate the support.
      There was quite a while where I read nothing but manga, but I found I was missing out on some great books. Now I am trying to strike a balance.
      I look forward to your future posts.

  2. Gene Wilder DOES make the best Willy Wonka! I saw CoB was on sale this week and I was mad that I already had it on my e-reader. Hate having to pass up a good deal :-) Thanks for sharing. Sounds like you had a busy week.


    1. Hi, Nat. Thanks for your comments and for following my blog! I love meeting new friends.
      I wish there was a search on Amazon for kindle books by price point.
      I see books periodically priced at $.99, but there is no way I have found to search for just that price.
      On a brighter note, it looks like I should be receiving a handful of books this week, that is if the postman cooperates.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Agree that Gene Wilder was an awesome Willy Wonka! Loved that movie!

    You know, if we got lots and lots of books every week, then it wouldn't be as special! :)

    1. Well, you know I am a Depp fan, but I do have to call 'em as I see 'em. Gene Wilder is far better in the roll. Sorry JD.
      I gave Brianna a challenge. I challenged her to read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and to tell me how it differs from both movies and what is actually in the book. We'll see if she does.