The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 8-18-19

Sunday Post

This is my “crystal ball” post. I’m prepping it almost two weeks ahead because we’ll be away, so I’m attempting to predict the future. I have almost everything set up and ready to go, with one book that I’m planning to read on the plane and write up in Ireland. We’ll see how well my predictions match reality when I get home.

Speaking of getting home, all giveaway winners will be determined and notified (YAY Rafflecopter!) when I get home this coming week.

Current Giveaways:

$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the Oh! The Places You’ll Go Giveaway Hop
$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the Back to School Giveaway Hop

Blog Recap:

A Guest Review by Amy: Poison Fruit by Jacqueline Carey
A+ Guest Review by Amy: Mischief and Mayhem by L.E.Rico
A+ Review: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang
A- Review: American Magic by Zach Fehst
Back to School Giveaway Hop
Stacking the Shelves (353)

Coming This Week:

For the Killing of Kings by Howard Andrew Jones (review)
Sentinel of Darkness by Katie Reus (guest review by Amy)
The Oystervile Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs (blog tour review)
Bursts of Fire by Susan Forest (blog tour review)
Defender by Anna Hackett (review)

Stacking the Shelves (353)

Stacking the Shelves

I’m away on vacation as you read this, hopefully picking up all sorts of fascinating books at Worldcon. And probably running around like crazy. Hence this crazy Stacking the Shelves post.

The books listed below are books that I picked up on either Netgalley or Edelweiss a while ago, but then things got weird. One has no cover. One has a cover but I’m not sure it’s official yet. One has a cover, but as soon as I picked it up from Edelweiss it disappeared off the face of the earth – or at least off the face of the net. It’s not on the publisher’s website, not on Goodreads, not on Amazon. It’s a mystery – in more ways than one!

And of course all of the above could have changed by the time you read this. We’ll see when I get back!

For Review:
Highfire by Eoin Colfer
The Glass Thief (Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt #6) by Gigi Pandian
The Immortal Conquistador by Carrie Vaughn

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The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 8-11-19

Sunday Post

As you read this, I’m in Dublin (Ireland, not Ohio) doing some sightseeing before Worldcon at the end of the week. I’m posting a whole bunch of stuff ahead so that I don’t have to worry too frantically about the blog while I’m away.

That means that all Winner Announcements are postponed until I get back.

It probably also means that I’m seeing a virtual ton of new and fascinating books to add to the virtually towering TBR pile. This will be grand!

Current Giveaways:

$25 Amazon Gift Card from Ann Aguirre and The Third Mrs. Durst
$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the Sweet Goodness Giveaway Hop
$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the Oh! the Places You’ll Go! Giveaway Hop
The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs by Katherine Howe (3 copies)
The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare

Blog Recap:

A+ Review: The Third Mrs. Durst by Ann Aguirre + Giveaway
Oh! the Places You’ll Go! Giveaway Hop
A Review: The Hound of Justice by Claire O’Dell
A- Review: The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs by Katherine Howe + Giveaway
B+ Review: The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare + Giveaway
Stacking the Shelves (352)

Coming This Week:

Poison Fruit by Jacqueline Carey (guest review by Amy)
Mischief and Mayhem by L.E. Rico (guest review by Amy)
The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang (blog tour review)
American Magic by Zach Fehst (review)
Back to School Giveaway Hop

Stacking the Shelves (352)

Stacking the Shelves

I cut this one off a little early, to get it ready before our trip. And I still had plenty of books!

For Review:
Dead Man Stalking (Blood and Bone #1) by TA Moore
Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane
This Earl of Mine (Bow Street Bachelors #1) by Kate Bateman
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes
The Lying Room by Nicci French
Meant to Be Yours (Happily Inc. #5) by Susan Mallery
Murder at Kensington Palace (Wrexford & Sloane #3) by Andrea Penrose
The Queen’s Secret by Karen Harper
Salvaged by Madeleine Roux
A Trace of Deceit (Victorian Mystery #2) by Karen Odden

Purchased from Amazon:
Medusa in the Graveyard (Medusa Cycle #2) by Emily Devenport (audio)

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The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 8-4-19

Sunday Post

There’s a kitten napping under my chair as I write this. She’s adorable. I’d take a picture, but she’s a mostly black tortie and she’s deliberately hiding in the shadows. She’s also deliberately positioned so that I can’t move my chair to take her picture. They’re devious little devils when they want to be.

We’re gearing up for our trip, which should be an absolute blast. But it means setting all my posts up ahead – and I’m mostly there.  And I’ll have my laptop for dire emergencies. When I’ll have time to deal with said dire emergencies is anybody’s guess. But I can’t wait!!!

Current Giveaways:

$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the Sweet Goodness Giveaway Hop
Relative Fortunes by Marlowe Benn
Forgotten Bones by Vivian Barz

Winner Announcements:

The winner of the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop is Coline
The winner of the All That Glitters is Gold Giveaway Hop is Nikki
The winner of Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean is Linda

Blog Recap:

B Review: A Conspiracy of Wolves by Candace Robb
B Review: Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman
B- Review: Relative Fortunes by Marlowe Benn + Giveaway
Sweet Goodness Giveaway Hop
B+ Review: Forgotten Bones by Vivian Barz + Giveaway
Stacking the Shelves (351)

Coming This Week:

The Third Mrs. Durst by Ann Aguirre (blog tour review)
Oh! the Places You’ll Go! Giveaway Hop
The Hound of Justice by Claire O’Dell (blog tour review)
The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs by Katherine Howe (blog tour review)
The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare (blog tour review)

Stacking the Shelves (351)

Stacking the Shelves

About all those audiobooks…Audible was having a sale, a whole bunch of interesting stuff for $5 each. Nothing new of course, but still lots of books that have been on my TBR pile forever. So now they are on my TBRTM (To Be Read To Me) pile instead. Unfortunately, Magic for Liars was not part of the sale – but I’m already in the middle of it and it’s excellent!

For Review:
Cowboy Christmas Redemption (Gold Valley #8) by Maisey Yates
The Factory by Hiroko Oyamada
The Library of the Unwritten (From Hell’s Library #1) by A.J. Hackwith
Lowcountry Boomerang (Liz Talbot #8) by Susan M. Boyer
My Fake Rake (Union of the Rakes #1) by Eva Leigh
Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders (Woman of WWII #1) by Tessa Arlen
The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (audio)
Artemis by Andy Weir (audio)
The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal (audio)
Firefight (Reckoners #2) by Brandon Sanderson (audio)
Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey (audio)
Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson (audio)
Warbreaker (Warbreaker #1) by Brandon Sanderson (audio)
The Wise Man’s Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle #2) by Patrick Rothfuss (audio)

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The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 7-28-19

Sunday Post

Last week was one of those weeks when the schedule went WONK! Which means this week kind of went the same way. And I just figured out that I confused our arrival day with our departure day for Worldcon, so I have one less day than I thought to get everything done before we leave. So many books, so little time, so much to do, so little time to do it in! I foresee a LOT of caffeine in my immediate future!

Current Giveaways:

$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop
$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the All That Glitters is Gold Giveaway Hop
Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean

Winner Announcements:

The winner of When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal is Nancy P.

Blog Recap:

A- Review: The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory
A+ Review: Becoming Superman by J. Michael Straczynski
B+ Review: Sentinel by Anna Hackett
A Guest Review by Amy: Second Time Around by Nancy Herkness
B+ Review: Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean + Giveaway
Stacking the Shelves (350)

Coming This Week:

A Conspiracy of Wolves by Candace Robb (review)
The Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman (blog tour review)
Relative Fortunes by Marlowe Benn (blog tour review)
Sweet Goodness Giveaway Hop
Forgotten Bones by Vivian Barz (blog tour review)

Stacking the Shelves (350)

Stacking the Shelves

More than I thought – as usual! And one book that I’ve been really, really looking forward to. That would be Crush the King by Jennifer Estep. That series has been absolutely fantastic so far and I’m so happy to have the opportunity to see where it goes next – without having to wait until next March!

For Review:
The Bone Ships (Tide Child #1) by RJ Barker
Crush the King (Crown of Shards #3) by Jennifer Estep
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
The German House by Annette Hess
The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott
Lost You by Haylen Beck
A Lush and Seething Hell by John Hornor Jacobs
The Other Windsor Girl by Georgie Blalock
The Poppy Wife by Caroline Scott
The Price of Grace (Black Ops Confidential #2) by Diana Muñoz Stewart
Ribbons of Scarlet by Kate Quinn, Sophie Perinot, Laura Kamoie, Stephanie Dray, E. Knight, Heather Webb
St. Frances Society for Wayward Pets by Annie England Noblin
Taaqtumi by Aviaq Johnston, Richard Van Camp, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Anguti Johnston and Repo Kempt

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan #1) by Arkady Martine (audio)
The Orphans of Raspay (Penric and Desdemona #7) by Lois McMaster Bujold

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The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 7-21-19

Sunday Post

This has been one of those weeks where I’m really feeling the “so many books, so little time” thing. And I’m starting to panic about our trip to Worldcon. Thanks to Amy, I have enough posts to fill in the time I’ll be gone, because I know I won’t get a lot of time to either read or write while we’re there – nor should I. That’s kind of not the point, after all. But I do have two assignments to write about the con after we get back.

Sufficient unto the day are the evils thereof, or at least that’s what I keep telling myself!

Current Giveaways:

When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal
$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop
$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the All That Glitters is Gold Giveaway Hop

Winner Announcements:

The winner of the Star Spangled Giveaway Hop is Carolyn D.

Blog Recap:

Christmas in July Giveaway Hop
All That Glitters is Gold Giveaway Hop
B+ Review: When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal + Giveaway
A+ Review: Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews
B Review: The Eagle Has Landed edited by Neil Clarke
Stacking the Shelves (349)

Coming This Week:

The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory (review)
Becoming Superman by J. Michael Straczynski (blog tour review)
Sentinel by Anna Hackett (review)
A Conspiracy of Wolves by Candace Robb (review)
Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean (blog tour review)

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Stacking the Shelves

I have a completely mixed bag this week. With some really pretty covers. But there’s one book in here that I’ve been waiting for all year, and that’s Spaceside by Michael Mammay. I loved his first book, Planetside, to the point where it not only appeared on my best of the year list but it was also on the Library Journal Best of the Year list for 2018. I can’t wait to read it, but I’m the midst of the “so many books, so little time” conundrum. Maybe on the plane to WorldCon next month. I’ll have plenty of time, and it’s oh-so-relevant to the trip!

For Review:
The Bitterroots (Cassie Dewell #4) by D.J. Box
The Cold Way Home (Bell Elkins #8) by Julia Keller
A Jewel Bright Sea (Mage and Empire #1) by Claire O’Dell
Kill Monster by Sean Doolittle
The Last Good Guy (Roland Ford #3) by T. Jefferson Parker
Say It Again (First Wives #5) by Catherine Bybee
Sentinel (House of Rone #1) by Anna Hackett
Spaceside (Planetside #2) by Michael Mammay
Tidelands (Fairmile #1) by Philippa Gregory
To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
The Truth Behind the Lie by Sara Lövestam
Unbreak Me by Michelle Hazen
Violet by Scott Thomas
Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
Fallen Empire Omnibus by Lindsay Buroker (audio)

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