The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 12-1-19

Sunday Post

This is one of those weeks where I’m really sure about the beginning, but not so certain about the end. There will be something, because there’s always something. I’m just less than certain that the something will be the something I’m thinking of at the moment. We just got home from the Thanksgiving weekend and I’m still all about the “Happy Happy Joy Joy” reaction of being home. We missed the cats so much we went to a cat cafe! Which was lovely and we wanted to adopt ALL THE KITTEHS – even the ones that just wanted to be left alone. After all, our Lucifer needs someone to be left alone with!

But speaking of cats, isn’t the graphic for this week’s Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop the cutest thing EVAR?

Current Giveaways:

$10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the Black Friday Giveaway Hop (ENDS TOMORROW!!!!!)
The Cost of Honor by Diana Munoz Stewart

Winner Announcements:

The winner of the Gratitude Giveaway Hop is Kelly G.
The winner of the Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop is Lori B.

Blog Recap:

B Review: The Cost of Honor by Diana Munoz Stewart + Giveaway
B Review: Mission: Her Freedom by Anna Hackett
A- Review: Mycroft and Sherlock: the Empty Birdcage by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse
Thanksgiving 2019
Black Friday Giveaway Hop
Stacking the Shelves (368)

Coming This Week:

The Case of the Spellbound Child by Mercedes Lackey (review)
Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop
Meet Me on Love Lane by Nina Bocci (blog tour review)
An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow (blog tour review)
The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy (review)

Stacking the Shelves (368)

Stacking the Shelves

This is going to be one of my weird STS posts, where I have books without covers. Well, presumably books without covers yet, at any rate. This is in service of the Thanksgiving holiday, as we’ll be away this week so I’m putting things together early – or at least as early as possible. Or too, early in the case of most of these books.

For Review:
Automatic Reload by Ferrett Steinmetz
The Four Symbols (Black Sun #1) by Eric Giacometti & Jacques Ravenne
Her Last Flight by Beatriz Williams
The Ranger of Marzanna (Goddess War #1) by Jon Skovron
The Sin in the Steel (Fall of the Gods #1) by Ryan Van Loan

The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 11-24-19

Sunday Post

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I seem to be having one of those weekends where my sh*t and I are not only not together, we’re not even speaking to one another!

Thanksgiving is this week, which feels, I don’t know, not exactly early but not exactly on point somehow. It’s like it snuck up on me when I wasn’t looking. Or that even after five years back in the South I still expect Thanksgiving to be accompanied by winter weather. Which it isn’t here. But then, I usually don’t feel like winter here really FEELS like winter. Not that it’s exactly warm, but it’s never below zero and only occasionally below freezing, so how can that be winter? Of course, that’s one of the reasons I love living here.

Like I said, my sh*t and I are not together this weekend. On the other hand, there’s a kitten sleeping under my chair, so things are definitely looking up! Well, at least things are looking up if I’m looking down – at the kitten.

Current Giveaways:

$10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop (ends TUESDAY!!!)
$10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the Gratitude Giveaway Hop

Blog Recap:

A+ Review: The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl by Theodora Goss
A- Review: Permafrost by Alistair Reynolds
B Review: The Pawful Truth by Miranda James
A Guest Review by Amy: Accidentally Yours by Bettye Griffin
A- Review: Drone by M.L. Buchman
Stacking the Shelves (367)

Coming This Week:

The Cost of Honor by Diana Munoz Stewart (blog tour review)
Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage by Kareen Abdul Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse (review)
Mission: Her Freedom by Anna Hackett (review)
Black Friday Giveaway Hop

Stacking the Shelves (367)

Stacking the Shelves

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m having the damnedest time wrapping my head about Thanksgiving being this coming week. I know it’s not too early, but my brain keeps expecting it to be colder if it’s really Thanksgiving. Which it really is – no matter what I think of the subject.

For Review:
An Alaskan Christmas (Wild River #1) by Jennifer Snow
Country Strong (Painted Pony Creek #1) by Linda Lael Miller
Hanukkah at the Great Greenwich Ice Creamery by Sharon Ibbotson
How to Be A Movie Star (How to Be #2) by TJ Klune
The Last Tourist (Milo Weaver #4) by Olen Steinhauer
Sea Change by Nancy Kress
Who Speaks for the Damned (Sebastian St. Cyr #15) by C.S. Harris

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
Upon the Flight of the Queen (Ring-Sworn Trilogy #2) by Howard Andrew Jones (audio)

The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 11-17-19

Sunday Post

I’m getting kind of a late start on today. I had a migraine yesterday like I haven’t had in a while. The kind where I go “white blind” for a while – and then just start looking for the license number of the truck that hit me. Attempting to read around the sparkles in my vision until they pass is always a special kind of treat – NOT. But they are a lot less frequent than they used to be, so I call that a win.

And there are always more books to read! That’s a win too!

Current Giveaways:

$10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop
$10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the Gratitude Giveaway Hop

Winner Announcements:

The winner of the Lucky Leaf Giveaway Hop is Brittany

Blog Recap:

A Review: Death in Focus by Anne Perry
Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop
A Review: The Poppy Wife by Caroline Scott
B Review: All Fired Up by Lori Foster
Gratitude Giveaway Hop
Stacking the Shelves (366)

Coming This Week:

The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl by Theodora Goss (review)
The Sol Majestic by Ferrett Steinmetz (review)
Permafrost by Alistair Reynolds (review)
Drone by M.L. Buchman (review)
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary (review)

Stacking the Shelves (366)

Stacking the Shelves

I think that Macmillan dumped their latest catalog into Edelweiss about five minutes after I closed last week’s Stacking the Shelves. Which gave me a week to privately chortle with glee over getting the eARC for Network Effect. I absolutely LOVE Murderbot and can’t wait to read its next story. I’m also thrilled to get Tevinter Nights. I’ve lost count of just how many times I’ve replayed Dragon Age Inquisition at this point. Oh well, I suppose everyone needs a hobby.

For Review:
Dragon Age: Tevinter Nights edited by Patrick Weekes
Drone (Miranda Chase NTSB #1) by M.L. Buchman
The Girl in White Gloves by Kerri Maher
Harrow the Ninth (Locked Tomb #2) by Tamsyn Muir
Hideaway by Nora Roberts
The Hollows (Kinship #2) by Jess Montgomery
The Library of Legends by Janie Chang
Miss Austen by Gill Hornby
Much Ado about Nutmeg (Pancake House Mystery #6) by Sarah Fox
Network Effect (Murderbot Diaries #5) by Martha Wells
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
The Stolen Gold Affair (Carpenter and Quincannon #8) by Bill Pronzini
Starborn (Born Prophecy #2) by Katie MacAlister

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
The Name of All Things (Chorus of Dragons #2) by Jenn Lyons (audio)

The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 11-10-19

Sunday Post

I keep wanting to talk about just how fast the year is winding down. Tomorrow is Veterans Day and Thanksgiving is right behind it.

And they’ve already started playing Xmas Carols! Someone needs to receive at least a 15-yard penalty for rushing the damn season! The Xmas onslaught really shouldn’t begin until after Thanksgiving. Really Truly!

Current Giveaways:

$10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the Lucky Leaf Giveaway Hop
Lady Derring Takes a Lover by Julie Anne Long
(3) Deluxe Gold Digger Prize Packages (Gold Digger Book, Gold Facial Mask, Peacock Feather Earrings, Flowered Fan)
(2) Print copies of Tell Me No Lies by Shelley Noble

Winner Announcements:

The winner of This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman is Gloria B.

Blog Recap:

A- Review: Tell Me No Lies by Shelley Noble + Giveaway
A- Review: The Other Windsor Girl by Georgie Blalock
B Review: Gold Digger by Rebecca Rosenberg + Giveaway
B Review: Angel in a Devil’s Arms by Julie Anne Long + Giveaway
A- Review: Someone to Remember by Mary Balogh
Stacking the Shelves (365)

Coming This Week:

Death in Focus by Anne Perry (review)
Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop
The Poppy Wife by Caroline Scott (blog tour review)
All Fired Up by Lori Foster (blog tour review)
Gratitude Giveaway Hop

Stacking the Shelves (365)

Stacking the Shelves

It was clearly a very brief drought, at least on the book front.

A friend who shares my tastes in books and video games recommended the Nora Roberts series. I’m hit or miss with Roberts, although I love her In Death series as J.D. Robb. But it was a strong recommendation from someone I trust and the library had the first two books, so hey, it’s all good. And then the eARC floodgates opened…

For Review:
A Blight of Blackwings (Seven Kennings #2) by Kevin Hearne
Cast in Wisdom (Chronicles of Elantra #15) by Michelle Sagara
A Delicate Deception (Regency Impostors #3) by Cat Sebastian
Night Train to Murder (Ishmael Jones #8) by Simon R. Green
On the Corner of Love and Hate (Hopeless Romantics #1) by Nina Bocci
The Secret Chapter (Invisible Library #6) by Genevieve Cogman
Sisters by Choice (Blackberry Island #4) by Susan Mallery
Stars Beyond (Stars Uncharted #2) by S.K. Dunstall
Stealing Thunder by Alina Boyden

Purchased from Amazon:
The Bone Fire (Somershill Manor #4) by S.D. Sykes
Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones by Micah Dean Hicks
The Other Americans by Laila Lalami
Paper Son (Lydia Chin & Bill Smith #12) by S.J. Rozan

Borrowed from the Library:
Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of the One #2) by Nora Roberts
Year One (Chronicles of the One #1)  by Nora Roberts

The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 11-3-19

Sunday Post

Did you remember to set your clocks back an hour? Did your cats (or dogs or other pets) remind you this morning that all is not right with the universe – meaning that you are sleeping too late and they want their breakfast?

Tonight, when it will feel like sunset has come too damn early, we’ll all be reminded that DST is a crock. On that other hand, falling back in the Fall is a forcible reminder that another year is winding down – whether we’re all ready for the holidays or not. Definitely not.

Current Giveaways:

$10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the Lucky Leaf Giveaway Hop
This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman

Winner Announcements:

The winner of Nothing to Fear by Juno Rushdan is Linda

Blog Recap:

A+ Review: Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory
B+ Review: Lady Abigail’s Perfect Match by Sophie Barnes + Giveaway
B+ Review: This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman + Giveaway
A- Review: Those Who Came Before by J.H. Moncrieff
Lucky Leaf Giveaway Hop
Stacking the Shelves (364)

Coming This Week:

Tell Me No Lies by Shelley Noble (blog tour review)
The Other Windsor Girl by Georgie Blalock (blog tour review)
Gold Digger by Rebecca Rosenberg (blog tour review)
Angel in a Devil’s Arms by Julie Anne Long (blog tour review)
Someone to Remember by Mary Balogh (review)

Stacking the Shelves (364)

Stacking the Shelves

Another short stack this week. NetGalley and Edelweiss are showing more of next year’s books than this year’s books, but not all that many of either. That will change after the holidays, which are coming thick and fast and way too soon. I’m typing this on Halloween and it feels like the end of the year is just around the corner – which it kind of is.

For Review:
Destiny’s War (Saladin’s Secret #1) by Pyram King
Girl Gone Viral (Modern Love #2) by Alisha Rai
The Last Passenger (Charles Lenox #13) by Charles Finch
Meet Me on Love Lane (Hopeless Romantics #2) by Nina Bocci
Prosper’s Demon by K.J. Parker
Starbreaker (Endeavor #2) by Amanda Bouchet

Purchased from Amazon:
The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz