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Monday, January 21, 2013

Stacking the Shelves - A Day Late and a Dollar Short

So Verizon came and hooked up Fios for us, but since it is a whole new network, I have naturally been having connectivity problems on my computer. The main computer is my hubby's. My computer is hooked up by wireless. I happened to pick up a wireless keyboard and mouse for my work laptop as I work downstairs. Unfortunately, the software had to be loaded to the computer via a disc and my laptop has no CD drive. You need a plug in in order to use a disc. And since it is a work computer, they kind of frown on installing external software anyway. So, I took the plug in keyboard and mouse from upstairs and decided to install the wireless keyboard and mouse upstairs, which unfortunately coincided with me trying to get the new network set up. It has taken me two days.

And as I have not read any manga recently to post, plus I worked overtime all weekend long, I figure I will do a Stacking the Shelves post even though it is not so timely.

Nothing but issues lately.

My last STS post was December 30 (Really?), so here is what I've picked up in 2013.

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

Splintered by A.G. Howard
Dreamspinner ( A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms) by Lynn Kurland
Scoundrels: Star Wars by Timothy Zahn
Bone: Quest for the Spark Book 3 by Jeff Smith and Tom Sniegoski
Flaming Carrot Hardcover Collected Vol 2 by Bob Burden

Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls) by Maggie Stiefvater - $2.99
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman - $1.99
Wake (A Watersong Novel) by Amanda Hocking - $2.99
Dante's Girl (The Paradise Diaries) by Courtney Cole - $3.99
The End of the Dating Moratorium by Stephanie Celeste Perkins - $2.99
The Prince with Amnesia by Emily Evans - $2.99

A Princess for Christmas - I saw this enough on TV this holiday season, however, all the external shots were filmed at Castelul Peles in Sinaia in Romania, which I've been to, so I just had to pick it up.
On the Second Day of Christmas - Starring Mark Ruffalo and, as if that wasn't reason enough, it was like $6.00.
Bridesmaids - Guilty Pleasure - It's like a train wreck that I can't look away from and this one is the unrated version, so it will be even more unpleasant. Still Chris O'Dowd more than makes up for it as the charming Irish police officer.

So that is it for this week.  I have a few books and some manga I am waiting on that haven't come in yet, but I will share them when I do.  Until then, I wish you all lots of good things in your mailbox!!



  1. Yea! You got a copy of Odd and the Frost Giants! Hurry up and read that one so we can discuss! It's a quick read, so shouldn't take you long. Speaking of Neil Gaiman, did you hear that his dog Cabal died? He wrote a beautiful tribute on his blog that had me in tears.

    Hope everything works out with the new system!

    1. Well, I can finally catch up on my comments. I have always tried to stay on top of them, but it seems they got away from me.
      Haven't got to Odd yet, been too caught up in JL Armentrout and the Mortal INstrument series to get much of anything else read, but I will. Soon.

  2. Well, all this should keep you busy for a while.

    I can't pretend to understand all the technological difficulties you mention but good luck with getting them sorted.

    1. I did get all the computer crap sorted out. Thanks, Tracey! It's always a pain for me changing computers or changing service. Something usually gets screwed up, but it's all sorted now. Time has been more the isue as of late, but that is also sorted out, so Yay!
      And I'll have some time to get reading in as well.
      I might start with Splintered. I was always a big Alice in Wonderland fan.