The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 4-21-19

Sunday Post

It’s both Passover and Easter Sunday today, so HAPPY whatever you celebrate in this Spring season!

I’m trying to figure out what to say about either last week or this coming week, and for some reason I’m drawing a blank. At least I didn’t do an actual blank and just leave the “XXX” from the template in this space!

The upcoming week feels like a relatively quiet week, at least at the moment. No blog hops, no new tours, no new giveaways. It feels a bit anticlimactic. But fear not, the next several weeks have bloghops and tour reviews galore!

Current Giveaways:

$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop
$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the Something to Marble At Giveaway Hop

Winner Announcements:

The winner of the Worth Melting For Giveaway Hop is Jen B.
The winner of the Rain Rain Go Away Giveaway Hop is Lisa

Blog Recap:

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop
Something to Marble At Giveaway Hop
A- Review: Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch
B+ Review: Winds of Marque by Bennett R. Coles
B+ Review: Old Baggage by Lissa Evans
Stacking the Shelves (336)

Coming This Week:

Cat Chase the Moon by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (review)
Heart of Eon by Anna Hackett (review)
Pirate’s Pleasure by Lisa Kessler (review)
The Fire by John A. Heldt (review)
Under the Table by Stephanie Evanovich (review)

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Stacking the Shelves

This turned out to be one of those weeks where there was just more of everything. And Amazon is still celebrating World Book Day by giving away kindle copies of 9 international books. The giveaway continues for a few more days, if you want to get in on the fun!

For Review:
All But the Fall (Sun River Ranchers #1) by Kim Turner
Bringing Down the Duke (League of Extraordinary Women #1) by Evie Dunmore
The Clockwork Detective (Constable of Aqualinne #1) by R.A. McCandless
Heart of Eon (Eon Warriors #3) by Anna Hackett
I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagán
In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children #4) by Seanan McGuire
Junction by Daniel M. Bensen
Nikolai of Semar (Lords of Magic #3) by Aurrora St. James
Permafrost by Alistair Reynolds
The Samurai’s Daughter by John J. Healey
Save Me (O’Brien Family #5) by Cecy Robson
Seaside Sweets (Love Along Hwy 30A #1) by Melissa Chambers
Stranded with the Detective (Tennessee SWAT #3) by Lena Diaz
Summer on Mirror Lake (Honeymoon Harbor #3) by JoAnn Ross
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
This is Home by Lisa Duffy
The Time Collector by Gwendolyn Womack
Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
The Undefeated by Una McCormack
The Undertaker’s Assistant by Amanda Skenandore
The Wicked Redhead by Beatriz Williams
Wrath of the Goddess (Goddess with a Blade #5) by Lauren Dane

Purchased from Amazon:
About the Night by Anat Talshir
All This I Will Give to You by Dolores Redondo
An American Princess by Annejet Van Der Zijl
The Dark Heart by Joakim Palmkvist
Go by Kazuki Kaneshiro
The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch
The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia
The Passion According to Carmela by Marcos Aguinis
The President’s Henchman (Jim McGill #1) by Joseph Flynn
This Life or the Next by Demian Vitanza

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The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 4-14-19

Sunday Post

Now I know that the Blogo-Birthday Giveaway Celebration is REALLY over. All of the rafflecopters have ended, and it’s time to announce the winners for all the giveaways. I’d like to thank everyone who participated, and everyone who reads and follows Reading Reality. You all make it a blast!

Both of the remaining giveaways end early this week, but fear not! I have new ones starting on the very same days!

I was clearly not as awake as I thought on Saturday. I prepped my Stacking the Shelves post but forgot to publish it! It was THAT kind of week! Now that the taxes are done for the year, hopefully this week will be a bit less fraught.

Current Giveaways:

$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the Worth Melting For Giveaway Hop (ends TOMORROW!)
$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the Rain Rain Go Away Giveaway Hop (ends TUESDAY!)

Winner Announcements:

The winner of any book in the Leaphorn Chee and Manuelito series by Anne and Tony Hillerman is Danielle.
The winner of any book in the either Pitt series by Anne Perry is Helen.
The winner of the $25 Amazon Gift Card is Cali.
The winner of the $25 Book(s) is Laura.

Blog Recap:

A Review: Who Slays the Wicked by C.S. Harris
B- Review: A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian
B Review: Arsenic and Old Books by Miranda James
A+ Review: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss
A+ Review: Doctor Who: Scratchman by Tom Baker
Stacking the Shelves (335)

Coming This Week:

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop
Something to Marble At Giveaway Hop
Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch (review)
The Winds of Marque by Bennett R. Coles (review)
Old Baggage by Lissa Evans (review)

Stacking the Shelves (335)

Stacking the Shelves

Ouch! This one got kind of big, didn’t it? Oodles of things came in for my committee, for a contest I’m judging, and just because they looked good. And some thing fell into more than one category – but not nearly enough!

Some of this is tsundoku, that fear of running out of things to read. While I never actually run out of things to read, I do occasionally run out of things I’m in the mood for at a particular moment. Doesn’t everyone?

For Review:
The Body Lies by Jo Baker
The Butterfly Girl by Rene Denfeld
A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill
Dearly Beloved (Match Made in Heaven #1) by Peggy Jaeger
The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith
Finding Kat (Windsor Falls #5) by Kimberley O’Malley
Forgotten Bones (Dead Remaining #1) by Vivian Barz
The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
The Girl in Red by Christina Henry
How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway
The House of Brides by Jane Cockram
How Could She by Lauren Mechling
Learning to Love (Serendipity #3) by Jennifer Wilck
A Love Like Yours (Love Story Duet #1) by Robin Huber
Mischief and Mayhem (Whiskey Sisters #2) by L.E. Rico
Must Be Crazy (Darling Cove #3) by Deborah Garland
The Parisian by Isabella Hammad
Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn
The Reluctant Princess (Charm City Hearts #1) by M.C. Vaughan
Relative Fortunes (Julia Kydd #1) by Marlowe Benn
Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane
Second Time Around (Second Glances #1) by Nancy Herkness
Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh
Summer by the Tides by Denise Hunter
Summerlings by Lisa Howorth
Treacherous Strand (Inishowen #3) by Andrea Carter
Winter Grave (Embla Nyström #2) by Helene Tursten
You, Me and the Sea by Meg Donohue

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club #2) by Theodora Goss (audio)
His Contract (Legally Bound #3) by Rebecca Grace Allen

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The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 4-7-19

Sunday Post

This was the week where I gave things away. Lots of things. Lots of bookish things. April 4 was the EIGHTH anniversary of the founding of Reading Reality, and April 5 was my (ahem) 62nd birthday. I gave stuff away every day, and the rafflecopters are all still open for at least another week. So you haven’t missed your chance to enter – or to enter again.

Both books I reviewed, the books by the Annes, were both terrific, and I look forward to the next outing in both series, hopefully next year. Maybe in time for my next Blogo-Birthday?

Current Giveaways:

$25 Amazon Gift Card AND $25 Book (2 prizes) in my Blogo-Birthday Celebration Giveaway
$10 Amazon Gift Card OR $10 Book in the Worth Melting For Giveaway Hop
$10 Amazon Gift Card OR $10 Book in the Rain Rain Go Away Giveaway Hop
Any book in either the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series or the Daniel Pitt series (both) by Anne Perry
Any book in the Leaphorn, Chee (and Manuelito) series by Anne Hillerman and Tony Hillerman

Winner Announcements:

The winner of The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick is Danielle
The winner of The Cliff House by RaeAnne Thayne is L Lam

Blog Recap:

Worth Melting For Giveaway Hop
Rain Rain Go Away Giveaway Hop
A Review: Triple Jeopardy by Anne Perry + Giveaway
Blogo-Birthday Celebration + Giveaway
A+ Review: The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman + Giveaway
Stacking the Shelves (334)

Coming This Week:

Who Slays the Wicked by C.S. Harris (review)
A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian (review)
Arsenic and Old Books by Miranda James (review)
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine (review)
Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch (review)

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Stacking the Shelves

Yesterday was my birthday, and I seem to be having a bit of a sad about it. I’m not sure whether it’s the birthday, that the number of birthdays is so many at this point, that the people who knew me way back when are all either deceased or no longer part of my life, or all of the above.

I guess I’ll just have to keep reading until the feeling passes!

For Review:
Cold Storage by David Koepp
The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind by Jackson Ford
Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger
Gravity is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty
Just One Bite by Jack Heath
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
Till Sudden Death Do Us Part (Ishmael Jones #7) by Simon R. Green
Unraveling by Karen Lord
What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
The Death of Chaos (Saga of Recluce #5) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

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The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 3-31-19

Sunday Post

This week contains the EIGHTH anniversary of the start of Reading Reality. My first post was published on April 4, 2011. It’s hard to believe that it’s been eight years. It feels like yesterday! April 5 is my birthday, so when those days rolled around in 2012, it seemed as if they were meant to be celebrated together. Hence, Blogo-Birthday!

I will be giving stuff away every day this week – so stop by every day to see what’s on tap!

Current Giveaways:

The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick
The Cliff House by RaeAnne Thayne
Paperback set of the Diamonds in the Rough series by Sophie Barnes

Winner Announcements:

The winner of the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop is Brenda E.

Blog Recap:

B+ Review: The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick + Giveaway
B Review: The Cliff House by RaeAnne Thayne + Giveaway
A+ Guest Review by Amy: Stardance by Spider and Jeanne Robinson
B Review: The Infamous Duchess by Sophie Barnes + Giveaway
B+ Review: If This Goes On edited by Cat Rambo
Stacking the Shelves (333)

Coming This Week:

Worth Melting For Giveaway Hop
Rain Rain Go Away Giveaway Hop
Triple Jeopardy by Anne Perry (review + giveaway)
EIGHTH ANNUAL BLOGO-BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!
The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman (review + giveaway)

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Stacking the Shelves

Audible was having a sale. A whole bunch of really interesting audios for $5 each. I had to restrain myself!

A couple of books that I’ve been waiting for popped up on NetGalley and Edelweiss. It was a good and interesting week for new books. I always look forward to Diesel’s adventures (The Cat in the Stacks series). The covers, which feature the handsome fellow, always make me smile.

And last but definitely not least, my Annual Blogo-Birthday Celebration starts on MONDAY!

For Review:
The Absinthe Earl (Faery Rehistory #1) by Sharon Lynn Fisher
American Witch (American Witch #1) by Thea Harrison
Becoming Superman by J. Michael Straczynski
The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
A Justified Murder (Medlar #2) by Jude Deveraux
The Last Thing You Surrender by Leonard Pitts
Lone Wolf Cowboy (Gold Valley #7) by Maisey Yates
The Lost Daughter by Gill Paul
Never Look Back by Alison Gaylin
The Pawful Truth (Cat in the Stacks #11) by Miranda James
Prairie Fever by Michael Parker
Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank
Recursion by Blake Crouch
The Spies of Shilling Lane by Jennifer Ryan
The Summer Country by Lauren Willig
Walking to Aldebaran by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
Girl Waits with Gun (Kopp Sisters #5) by Amy Stewart (audio)
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club #1) by Theodora Goss (audio)

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The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 3-24-19

Sunday Post

I can’t believe it’s only one more week until the annual Reading Reality Blogo-Birthday Celebration Week. When I started Reading Reality OMG EIGHT YEARS AGO I never believed I would still be at it and still having so much fun doing it. That’s this is also now the second-longest “job” I’ve ever had says something about something – and probably a whole lot about me that I might not have wanted to know. But I’m still having a ball.

And it was a GREAT week for books!

Current Giveaways:

$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop (ends THURSDAY!)

Blog Recap:

A+ Review: Radicalized by Cory Doctorow
A+ Review: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
C+ Review: Hell Squad: Griff by Anna Hackett
B+ Review: Lonen’s Reign by Jeffe Kennedy
A Review: The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear
Stacking the Shelves (332)

Coming This Week:

The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick (blog tour review)
The Cliff House by RaeAnne Thayne (blog tour review)
Stardance by Spider and Jeanne Robinson (guest review by Amy!)
The Infamous Duchess by Sophie Barnes (blog tour review)
If This Goes On edited by Cat Rambo (review)

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Stacking the Shelves

Not so huge this week. I’m hopeful that this will be the new normal.

There’s a book in this stack that I want to start YESTERDAY and I can’t. I have too many in the queue that are due immediately. But I want, I want, I want to read Wolf Rain SO BAD!

For Review:
Atlas Alone (Planetfall #4) by Emma Newman
Fireborn (Born Prophecy #1) by Katie Macalister
Lost in You (Petal, Georgia #2) by Lauren Dane
The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling
The Midnight Call by Jode Millman
Pirate’s Pleasure (Sentinels of Savannah #3) by Lisa Kessler
Say No to the Duke (Wildes of Lindow Castle #4) by Eloisa James
The Scent of Murder (Jazz Ramsey #1) by Kylie Logan
Their Discovery (Legally Bound #3) by Rebecca Grace Allen
Waste Tide by Chen Qiufan
Wolf Rain (Psy-Changeling Trinity #3, Psy-Changeling #18) by Nalini Singh

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