Stacking the Shelves

Saturday, December 30, 2017

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So, I had a very bookish Christmas. It was wonderful. Sadly, it is gearing up to throw me into my nothing but most anticipated new releases book buying ban of 2018. I need to get through some of my tbr pile, so I'm trying to hold off and only purchase those books I've been dying to get my hands on. We'll see how it all works out though. At least I get to go out with a bang!

Harry Potter Haul
My husband surprised me with so many new HP books. Most weren't even on my radar. I've lost touch recently.
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Christmas Present Books
Seriously guys, I have the best husband in the world. He found my Amazon book wishlist and just bought it out. I love him so much. 

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So, yeah. I think it is safe to say that my husband fully supports my reading habits. I love him so much for his acceptance of me as I am. He isn't much of a reader, but he knows how much I love it. The best part of this, is that a lot of these books I read in the past from the library... and could never force myself to spend the money on my own physical copies. Now I don't need to!

I also picked up a few favorites on audible. So I can listen to them again and again. I prefer to do audiobooks as rereads for some reason.

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Finally. Half Price Books on clearance. All three looked brand new hard cover for $1.50. I only owned paperbacks, so I had to get them.

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So there you have it! My Christmas/end of the year book haul. It was a big and wonderful one! I cannot wait to dive into all of my lovelies. Theoretically, my 2018 hauls should be tiny... but who can say. I have no self control when it comes to books. 

Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2018

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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I am actualy planning to put myself on a book buying ban of a type at the beginning of 2018. I basically am not allowed to buy anything unless it is a new release that I have been looking forward to. When I have over 100 physical books sitting on my bookshelves that I haven't read yet... I don't see a reason to buy more for awhile. But, there are some books coming out that I will buy anyways, because I love them or the author and need them. These are a few that are on my immediate buy list for next year.

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1. Obsidio - I have been waiting for this book for too long! It's FINALLY almost here and I am dying for it. 
2. My Plain Jane - I loved My Lady Jane it was so funny, and cute, and just wonderful. So, I definitely have high expectations for this spin off of Jane Eyre.
3. Immortal Reign - Um, do you see my loves on the cover?! I love them, and their love, and they better have a perfect HEA. I need them to. Like, if they don't have their wonderful happy perfect life together I won't be able to handle. I'm way too entrenched in this series.
4. Down By Contact - I loved Simeon in Illegal Contact. I'm so excited to see him get his HEA soon!
5. Moonlight Sins - New series by one of my absolute favorite authors! I can't wait!
6. From Lukov With Love - Mariana Zapata surprised us with a wonderful Christmas gift yesterday and announced her next book which will be coming in February!
The rest haven't had cover releases yet.

7 & 8. Strength and Pain by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington - I'm obsessed with this series. It is completely my guilty pleasure. And the next book is named for ROME! I mean, I don't have an official Abcurse favorite, but Rome is the big giant protective teddy bear and I love him.
9. The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout - LUC IS GETTING A BOOK!! I REPEAT LUC IS GETTING HIS BOOK!!! October 30 needs to b here guys! I see a reread of the Lux series coming in my future!
10. A Court of Frost and Starlight I will read anything with Rhys. Anything. You could write a book about him doing his laundry and I will happily skip off to preorder it. 

Ten Bookish Settings I'd Love to Visit

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

After a year long hiatus, I am back. I've actually been typing up posts for about a month now, then never publishing them. I'm weird. Anyways, I decided to jump in with a favorite Top Ten Tuesday. This Week 10 favorite Bookish settings!

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1. The Forbidden Wish - I might just want to visit the main characters too, but the setting is just so magical. I'd love to see it.
2. Born at Midnight - I really really would love to go to Shadow Falls. It just seems like such a fun place with so many interesting people.
3. Harry Potter - Um, Hogwarts. Enough said. For now, I settle for Universal Studios.
4. A Court of Mist and Fury - I chose this book specifically because I'd love to visit the night court. The descriptions in this book were just breath taking.
5. Bittersweet - The True North series made me want to be a farmer's wife in Vermont. I love mountainous settings, and these books did not fail at all.

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Amour Amour - While it isn't so much the Vegas part of the book that peaks my interest, I love the idea of having a performer life and living in the theatrical world. I almost went that route, but chickened out and became a teacher instead. I love my job, but I'll always have those what ifs.
Simply Irresistible - Lucky Harbor seems like the perfect place to get outdoors. Year round hiking, beautiful seasons, Mountain and oceans views, It is the dream.
On the Island - It's gross outside today. Snowy, icy roads. Just yuck... so today only (usually I'm not a hot weather fan), I want to disappear onto an island in the Maldives.
Half-Blood - I actually would think it was so cool to be a part of the Covenant... you know before the war in the series, when life is pretty calm for the kids.
Fool's Gold Series - I think out of all of the small-town romances, this series has the BEST setting. A small town California area, with festivals every month. Everyone goes all out for the holidays. There are all sorts of outdoor activities. It just seems like the perfect place to live.