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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - May 17,2015

I love my hubby.  I truly do.  But as it turns out he derailed a lot of my weekend.  I do most of my writing on the weekends and the past three weekends have been pretty much spoken for with little or no free time.  So I was really looking forward to him going off and playing in the woods for the weekend so I could focus on writing, something I have not been able to do with any sort of regularity.  Sadly, it ended up raining yesterday and he came home last night, so here I though I would write several reviews and schedule them, but no.  Better luck next weekend I guess.

This weekend, well, Thursday through today, was a book sale at a private school my friends send their daughter to.  It is an annual fundraiser that I have pretty much shrugged off every year I have known them.  This year, I decided to give it a go.  I forgot about it Thursday, but I was told Thursday is the night all the book buyers come with their book devices.  That peeked my interest.  If book buyers knew about it and were coming in droves, it was worth checking out.

I went to the sale for myself yesterday morning and bought 10 books for $20.00.  I thought that was fantastic, but my friend Liz told me Sunday was the everything must go sale.  For anyone coming through the door, they give out plastic bags and they are sizable.  The price is $5.00 per bag full.  I was horrified to learn that any of the books they don't sell are destroyed.  So, in an effort to save as many books as I can, I decided to go back this morning and shop for other people.  I got one bag full of toddlers books for my two nephews and I got another three bags full of mysteries and thrillers for my older brother and former boss.  Hubby got himself a bag full of books as well for him, his dad and some for other family members.  So for $25.00, we picked up somewhere around 80 books I think.  Well, the kids books are thin.

So I will no longer make light of the book sale and I plan to be there Thursday night next year before everything is cherry picked.  And I can take requests ahead of time for my brother and such so I know what I am looking for.  So even though I didn't get much writing done, I was able to help raise money for the school, get books for me and other members of the family and save books from being destroyed which all may actually have been a better use of my time.

I haven't been able to get a STS post up since early April, so this is a over a month's worth of books.

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

Books Purchased:
Dream a Little Dream (The Silver Trilogy) by Kerstin Gier

The Pretty App by Katie Sise

Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark – Used Book

Wrong About the Guy by Claire LaZebnik

The Winter People (Entangled Teen) by Rebekah L. Purdy – Used Book

The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski – I already have the eBook ARC, but I wanted a copy that was the edited version. Plus I want to support the author.

Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

Hatter M: Love of Wonder by Liz Cavalier

The Eterna Files by Leanna Renee Hieber – 50% off at Montclair Book Center

Death Marked by Leah Cypress – 50% off at Montclair Book Center

Used Book Sale – All for $20.00
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror Thirteenth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling – Trade Paperback

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror Sixteenth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling – Trade Paperback

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror Ninth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling – Trade Paperback

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror Seventeenth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling – Trade Trade Paperback

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2006 Nineteenth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow, Kelly link & Gavin J Grant - Trade Paperback

Snow in Summer by Jane Yolen – Hardcover

And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer – Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Part Six of Three – Hardcover

The Foreshadowing by Marcus Sedgwick – Hardcover

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen – Hardcover

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater – Trade Paperback

$5.00 Bags of Books Close-Out Sale - These are the ones I got for myself today
Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Last Mimzy Stories by Henry Kuttner

Parties & Potions by Sarah Mlynowski

Giveaway Won:
Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas - Courtesy of GoodReads First Reads program

Kindle Books Purchased:
Destined for Doon by Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon – Publisher eBook Deal $1.99

How to Unbreakup by Rebekah L. Purdy

Happy Again by Jennifer E. Smith

The Stillness of the Sky: A Flipped Fairy Tale (Flipped Fairy Tales) by Starla Huchton, Jennifer Melzer – Free eBook

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson – Kindle Daily Deal

The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine – Publisher eBook Deal $1.99

Damsels in Distress: Book Two: Desperately Ever After Series by Laura Kenyon – Dropped to $.99

In the Stars by Whitney Boyd – Dropped to $.99

Ghosts of Kingston Cottage (Entangled Ever After) by Libby Bishop – Dropped to $.99

Queen of Someday (Stolen Empire Book 1) by Sherry Ficklin

Prince of Fools (The Red Queen's War Book 1) by Mark Lawrence – Publisher eBook Deal $1.99

Mariana by Susanna Kearsley – Kindle Daily Deal

Siege and Storm (The Grisha Book 2) by Leigh Bardugo – Kindle Daily Deal

Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Book 3) by Leigh Bardugo – Kindle Daily Deal

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton – Kindle Daily Deal

After the End by Amy Plum – Publisher eBook Deal $1.99

Accidental Love (Accidental Crush Series Book 2) by Adrienne Torrisi – Kindle Countdown Deal

Tidal: A Novel by Emily Snow – Kindle Daily Deal

Pastels and Jingle Bells (Heavenly Bites Novella #1) (Heavenly Bites Novellas) by Christine S.
Feldman, Elaina Lee – Free eBook

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith - Publisher eBook Deal $2.99

Sweet (Contours of the Heart Book 3) by Tammara Webber

Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore – Kindle Daily Deal

Sweet by Tammara Webber

Manga Purchased:
Say, “I Love You” 7

xxxHolic Rei 3

Bride of the Water God 17

Now it's time to start getting organized for BEA and Book Con.



  1. I know just what you mean. Off work for the last few weeks Mr T has somewhat monopolised the computer. Not a problem since I got a tablet for my birthday in February but of course it had to pick this time for something to go wrong that necessitated it having to go back to the manufacturer.

    1. I cant' blog on my tablet. It just doesn't function the same way. I have probles adding images and formatting that I don't have on the PC. Fortunately, we each have our computer, but it's more the time issue. Because then it becomes "What do you want to do? What do you want to eat? Do you want to watch Daredevil?"
      So when I plan on having a good weekend of me time which turns into a weekend of us time last minute, it can be a little frustrating. Again, not because I am spending time with Hubby, but that now my singular come secondary to our plural wants.

  2. Good for you for saving all of those books from an untimely end! Wonder why they don't donate the leftovers somewhere? You found some good ones, and I'm sure the kiddies will be pleased with their new books!

    I know what you mean about husband's ruining plans, as I expected mine to go on a guy's trip later in the month but now he might not go because he hurt his foot. Trying to be supportive while subtly talking him into going so I can have the house to myself! I love him, but there is such a thing as too much togetherness! ha!

    1. I do know exactly what you mean. Hubby will be gone next week to spend a whole week running around in the woods, but I will be at BEA and so will not enjoy my alone time in the house Also, we're supposed to get thunderstorms for the week.

      I hope you can convince him to go.

      Next year I am going to the book sale on Thursday evening, so I will remind you then to give me a list of books you're looking for. Over 30,000 books? There's got to be something you'd want.