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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Stacking the Shelves - Goodies Abound

Well, I did manage to kill yet another Kindle, which makes four all together. I just don't know how I do it. Well, this last one I do know how I did it. I was at the Book Blogger's Convention and was completely unprepared for the number of books I received. I had them all in one tote bag and there were 18 books I believe. It was the end of the day and I had had my Kindle out and I put it in the tote bag with the 18 books but on the side of the stack. I think it was just too much pressure on the screen.

So, I called Amazon Tech support and they were not really able to assist. My warranty had expired, you see. The did offer me some refurbished models, but I didn't really want to buy one that someone returned and they repaired. I have a bad enough reputation with brand new Kindles.

I decided to wait. I was weighing out buying a new Kindle or an iPad, which I have been wanting for a while. The iPad won out. I cashed in some Visa gift cards, a Best Buy gift card and cash from last year's and this year's birthday and came away with a shiny new toy.

So that acquisition trumps everything else I received this week, even Neil's new book, but here's what I received this week.

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

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman - Cannot wait to get to reading this one! I may have to push it to the top of the list. I've been carrying it with me everywhere I go in the house since I got it earlier this past week.
Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan - This one I ordered from Amazon's Marketplace. I was so excited to find that it is actually a signed copy of the book!!!
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris - Elizabeth Norris was signing her second book at BEA, but I missed her. I picked up book one as a bargain book.
If I Die by Rachel Vincent - Finally, I am completing my collection of this series. Now I only have to start reading. Well, I have to finish book one and read the rest.
With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent - Ditto
The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People by Ellen Datlow - I found this one on line after BEA. I have the first two collections Ellen Datlow edited in this series, The Green Man and The Fairy Reel. I didn't know there was a third one in the series, but this one was also a bargain book.
The Taker: Book One of the Taker Trilogy by Alma Katsu - Alma Katsu was at BEA signing the second book, The Reckoning. I also missed her, but I was able to order book one as a bargain book. It sounded intriguing.
Hellboy Library Edition Volume 6: The Storm and the Fury and The Bride From Hell by Mike Mignola - Well, it's heavier than the comic books the stories are taken from. I can tell you that. Love Hellboy. I'd love to see Dark Horse make another movie.

Gifted Book:
Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X) by Richelle Mead - My very excellent friend, Terri over at Alexia's Books and Such, was nice enough to send me her review copy when she was done reading it since I, you guessed it, also missed Richelle Mead signing copies of this book at BEA.
Henri, le Chat Noir: The Existential Musings of an Angst-Filled Cat by William Braden - Thanks to Tracey over at Pen and Paper, I saw the video of Henri, the Angst-Filled Existential Cat. I couldn't stop laughing and had to watch the darn thing over and over. I shared the link, posted it to Facebook and forced hubby to watch it with me. You can imagine my surprise when I found a book about him!!! I think I found it when I was looking up Grumpy Cat's book. Anyway, I put it on my Amazon wishlist and my Sister-in-law, Shannon, bought it for me for my birthday!!!

Kindle Books:
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer – Kindle Deal of the Day
Holiday Spirits (Shadow Hills) by Anastasia Hopcus - I loved Shadow Hills, now I just need to review it.
Shattered Promises (Shattered Promises Book 1) by Jessica Sorensen – Free Kindle Book
Graveminder by Melissa Marr - Kindle Deal (100 books for $3.99 or less), but it's just until the end of June.

I know I've asked this question before and I still have to wonder. Why is it, that I went to BEA and got all these new shiny books, but still feel compelled to buy more books??? Perhaps it the thrill of the hunt. I love findings bargains and upcoming books I wasn't aware of as yet. Will I ever be satisfied with the books I have? Just wondering.

Until next time.....TTFN!!!


  1. Hoping you have better luck with your new toy.

    I know just what you mean about having all those shiny new books and yet feeling compelled to buy more. On a self imposed book buying ban for the last few years you wouldn't believe the excuses I come up with to get my hands on more books. What can I say apart from you can never have too many.

    1. It makes it even worse with an eBook reader because no one ever sees how many there are. And I find so many books that are under $3.00. In my mind, I say, it's just a buck or two so I might as well. I have over 100 books in my Kindle library to read. The problem is, I tend to read what is right in my face, so the eBooks get neglected.
      Still, they're a bargain and I can't resist a bargain.

  2. That's odd both of my other two kindles did the same freaking thing. Good choices this week. I have that problem as well even though I KNOW I have no freaking time. Before I started blogging I had ars loads of time to read and was always looking for a new book to read. Now I have no time and the same problem haha the problems of a book lover.

    1. Hmmmm. See, I thought maybe the issue was something inherent in the Kindle itself. It's not me, I swear it, but after the fourth one, you kind of gotta start thinking maybe it's not you. Well, the first three anyway. That pattern that looks like a crack is definitely me.
      It makes me seriously doubt if I ever want to buy another Kindle and I only had the eReader, not the Fire.