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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Stacking the Shelves: The Never Ending Storage Story

I am sorry I have been a little out of touch this week. My life has become a reality TV show. Could be Storage Wars, although I think I could have used a Collection Intervention before it had gotten to this point. I can't even watch that show because I'm afraid it will mirror my own life.

I have been awash in boxes downstairs for several weeks now and can't seem to get them sorted. I think part of the problem is that I am having a hard time letting go of some things. This is my big chance, though, my opportunity to clean a lot of it out. If I hold onto it now, I'll probably be holding on to it forever.

I was back at the storage facility today trying to make decisions on some of the toys and I was sorting through the thousands of comics. Although I feel like I've made a lot a headway, I think it's going to take one more day for me at the facility. However, at home, I need to go through whatever toys and comics I have here to see if I want to unload any additional items.

No, Terri, I'm not talking about the Sandman stuff.

I am exhausted and have had very little time to devote to visiting my cyber friends or even writing my reviews. I have several to post.

That being said I have to wonder why it is I still cannot seem to stop myself from picking up new books, especially when I am drowning in books and everything else. This bears contemplation. However, in the absence of any philosophical enlightenment at this moment, I bring you this week's Stacking the Shelves.....

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

This was a slow week for me, but I made up for it by ordering several items from Amazon that will be in this coming week. Shhhhh! Can't tell now. It's a secret...for next week's STS post.

For this week, I picked up Rivals and Retributions by Shannon Delany, the next installment in her 13 to Life series.

Book Description:
August 7, 2012 13 to Life

In Rivals and Retribution, the fifth book in the 13 to Life series by Shannon Delany, Pietr and Jessie will find themselves caught in a pack war with a new breed of werewolves.

Jessie Gillmansen is in trouble again and she's in for the fight of her life--and Pietr's! With Marlaena’s dangerous wolf pack putting more pressure on the Rusakova family, change is inevitable and when it comes, it brings a heavy price that forces Alexi into action to save his youngest brother's heart, head, and life. In the stunning conclusion of this celebrated paranormal series two werewolf families fight for control of the small town of Junction, control of each other and--most elusive of all--control of themselves.

I also received my pre-ordered copy of Touched by Cyn Balog in the mail.

Book Description:
August 14, 2012
Nick Cross always listens to the voice in his head. Because if he doesn't? Things can go really, really wrong. Like the day he decided to go off script and saved a girl from being run over . . . and let another one drown. Trying to change the future doesn't work.

But this summer at the Jersey Shore, something's about to happen that Nick never could have predicted. He meets a girl named Taryn and finds out about the Book of Touch. Now the path that he thought he was on begins to shift . . . and there's no way to stop things from happening. Or is there?

In a life where there are no surprises, nothing has prepared Nick for what he's about to discover--or the choice he will be forced to make. . . .

I ordered another t-shirt from This one is featuring my favorite big blue hero... The Tick and his faithful sidekick Arthur. Still waiting for the rest of the Animated series to come out on DVD. There's probably just as much chance of me getting through the rest of my boxes and getting them put away.

On that note, I am going to try to go enjoy the books I did get. Although, I'll probably end up falling asleep after about a chapter.

Happy Reading! TTFN!


  1. I think that most book bloggers I know have more than enough books already, yet we can't seem to stop collecting more. That's how we wind up with reading challenges that focus on our older books.

    You know what they can never have too many books! Now Sandman collectibles are a different story.... :D

  2. I have the same problem. Interesting selection of books. Come visit me as well.


  3. “…why it is I still cannot seem to stop myself from picking up new books, especially when I am drowning in books and everything else.” – Well, a good book is hard to resist, and to pass up on perusing someone else’s thought on a written page is definitely such a shame. And I think you made quite a collection yourself. Maybe you can turn your storage facility into a library and invite your friends into some literary party over. Just clean and tidy the place first, and sort out the books so you can lessen the book-clutter.

    Ericka Muldowney