Because one of this week’s books was a real disappointment, here’s a picture of George living his best, if slightly confused life. If you’re wondering what he’s doing, he’s doing his damndest to nurse from one of Galen’s shirt buttons. It looked hilarious while it was going on as it was obvious from his face that the whole thing was not quite working out the way he expected to. I was torn between laughing hysterically, worrying about the button breaking off and reflexively cringing just thinking about him trying to nurse from his mother with quite that level of toothy aggression!
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The winner of Write My Name Across the Sky is Les
Labor Day 2021
September to Remember Giveaway Hop
B+ Review: King of Eon by Anna Hackett
C Review: Jekyll & Hyde Inc. by Simon R. Green
B Review: Forgotten in Death by J.D. Robb
Stacking the Shelves (461)
Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany (blog tour review)
Digging Up the Dirt by Miranda James (review)
An Impossible Promise by Jude Deveraux (blog tour review)
Falling into Leaves Giveaway Hop
Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (review)
I posted this oldie but goodie on this same day last year. It’s still true. It’s ALWAYS true.
Another month ends.
All targets met.
All systems working.
All customers satisfied.
All Staff eagerly enthusiastic.
All pigs fed and ready to fly.
And here’s Lucifer’s opinion of the whole thing:
The winner of the Sip Sip Hooray Giveaway Hop is Merysa
A Review: The House of Always by Jenn Lyons
A- Review: Hacking Mr. CEO by Anna Hackett
B+ Review: Radar Girls by Sara Ackerman
B+ Review: Pirate’s Promise by Lisa Kessler
A Review: Hold Fast Through the Fire by K.B. Wagers
Stacking the Shelves (455)
Paper & Blood by Kevin Hearne (review)
The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams (review)
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan (review)
Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara (review)
The Godstone by Violette Malan (review)
Today’s picture is of a later session in last week’s boy cat convention. They seem to have resumed deliberation when the sun came out. I know the sunshine surrounding them makes them look like little angels, but I do believe they were planning a bit of deviltry during this discussion. Or at least the destruction of as many toilet paper rolls as they could get their paws on!
And again, the session broke up when I tried to get in closer. I’m obviously NOT supposed to hear whatever Freddie and Lucifer are whispering in each other’s ears!
I’ve pretty much arranged things so that I have all short books this week. I have two “secret” books that I have to finish and write reviews of, so I’m kind of squished. I am eternally grateful to Tordotcom because there are weeks – like this one – where I don’t know what I’d do without their marvelous novellas.
So many books, so little time!
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B Review: Shadows Have Offended by Cassandra Rose Clarke
B+ Review: The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
A- Review: While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory
A- Review: Questland by Carrie Vaughn
Sip Sip Hooray Giveaway Hop
Stacking the Shelves (453)
The Past is Red by Catherynne M. Valente (review)
The Knight’s Tale by M.J. Trow (review)
Into the Thinnest of Air by Simon R. Green (review)
The Tangleroot Palace by Marjorie Liu (review)
Radar Girls by Sara Ackerman (blog tour review)
Please link your Virtual Nightstand post in the linky below:
Today is the actual Fourth of July, so Happy Independence Day to everyone in the U.S.
It’s also a three-day weekend this year (AND NEXT YEAR!), which means an extra long weekend of reading – or whatever floats your boat. Come to think of it, one could read while floating on that boat! I’m in the middle of four big epic fantasy books, and should manage to finish at least ONE this weekend. We’ll see.
Last week, I had a request to turn What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand into a meme with a link up, so the link up is at the bottom. My books are mostly ebooks, hence the “Mostly Virtual” in the title. If yours are too, feel free to link up here as well as to Caffeinated Reviewer’s Sunday Post. The more we link, the more we books we can add to our towering TBR piles!
Last but not least – definitely not least as Freddie and George are our two biggest cats – here’s this week’s cat picture. Freddie likes to climb. George actually doesn’t, which is kind of a surprise as he certainly has the legs for it. But here we have Freddie, as usual posing as the Prince of Quite A Lot, looking down upon George, posing as his lonely, downtrodden minion.
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The winner of the Dad-O-Mite Giveaway Hop is Aaron R.
A- Review: The Return of the Sorceress by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
B Review: Murphy’s Slaw by Elizabeth Logan
B Review: Lady Sunshine by Amy Mason Doan
Sparkle Time Giveaway Hop
A- Review: An Irish Hostage by Charles Todd
Stacking the Shelves (451)
Books Promiscuously Read by Heather Cass White (review)
A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers (review)
Cast in Conflict by Michelle Sagara (review)
M. King’s Bodyguard by Niall Leonard (review)
Please link your Virtual Nightstand post in the linky below:
Today is Father’s Day. I still miss mine, even after 30 years. If yours is still around, and your relationship is halfway good, it’s a day for a visit or a phone call. If yours isn’t still around, or if your relationship isn’t, it’s a day for reflection – or however you deal with that loss whether it’s through death or otherwise.
Now back to our regularly scheduled discussions of books and cats. Speaking of which, here’s a picture of both. Folks often mention that my Stacking the Shelves posts are quite huge, or the stacks are VERY tall, or put it some other way that makes it clear that people wonder how it happens. The picture above illustrates how. This is one week of UPS deliveries and I have to believe that the UPS person HATES me. George T. Cat included for scale – and giggles.
$10 Amazon Gift Card from TA Moore and Shiftless
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The winner of the Berry Good Giveaway Hop is Nina L.
A- Review: Shiftless by TA Moore + Excerpt + Giveaway
A Review: The Summer of No Attachments by Lori Foster
Dad-O-Mite Giveaway Hop
C Review: Reality and Other Stories by John Lanchester
B- Review: Inside Man by K.J. Parker
Stacking the Shelves (449)
The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison (review)
The Abduction of Pretty Penny by Leonard Goldberg (review)
Blackmailing Mr. Bossman by Anna Hackett (review)
White Top by M.L. Buchman (review)
Someone to Cherish by Mary Balogh (review)
First and foremost, I want to thank Michelle from Limabean Designs for yet another terrific new graphic. Instead of cartoon Lucifer, this time it’s cartoon George – although George usually has a much more serious expression on his face. That’s actually his hashtag – #SeriousGeorge.
Speaking of #SeriousGeorge, I also have yet another cute kitty picture for this week’s Sunday Post. Because what would Sunday be without more books to read and a cute kitty to share them with?
The winner of the Life’s A Beach Giveaway Hop is Christy R.
A++ Review: The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman
A Review: The Assassins of Thasalon by Lois McMaster Bujold
B Review: Talk Bookish to Me by Kate Bromley
B Review: The Halo Conspiracy by Michael Murphy
Stacking the Shelves Meme Official Re-Launch
A- Review: Hard Reboot by Django Wexler
Stacking the Shelves (445)
Beyond by Mercedes Lackey (review)
The Clover Girls by Viola Shipman (blog tour review)
Stealing from Mr. Rich by Anna Hackett (review)
The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo (review)
What to Do When Someone Dies by Nicci French (review)
Today I have an extra special version of “how it started/how it’s going” because yesterday was George’s first gotchaversary. It’s been a whole year since we picked up the orange energy ball and OMG how he’s grown!
I just discovered, to my utter chagrin, that although I prepped yesterday’s Stacking the Shelves post I neglected to actually post it. Red-faced apologies all around.
Clearly George’s gotchaversary celebration got WAY out of hand!
The winner of An Invincible Summer is Sharon
The winner of the Rain Drops on Roses Giveaway Hop is Rochelle
A Review: Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells
A Review: Havoc by M.L. Buchman
A- Review: The Best Thing You Can Steal by Simon R. Green
B Review: The Bodyguard by Anna Hackett
A Review: Confessions from the Quilting Circle by Maisey Yates
Stacking the Shelves (442)
Peaches and Schemes by Anna Gerard (blog tour review)
Life’s a Beach Giveaway Hop
The Stepsisters by Susan Mallery (blog tour excerpt)
The Lady Has a Past by Amanda Quick (review)
Band of Sisters by Lauren Willig (review