Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. This meme gives bloggers a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or received for review each week. I also decided that I would do a weekly recap, and link up with The Sunday Post, which is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer, that was inspired in part by In My Mailbox. It’s a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
- Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas (Via Oyster)
- Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas (Via Oyster)
Last Week on the Blog
This Week on the Blog
- Book Review: Falling For the Wrong Guy by Sara Hantz
- Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Author Duos I’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together
- Waiting on Wednesday: Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown
- Book Review: City of Roses by Donovan Pruitt
Around the Blogosphere
- Ashley @ Nose Graze released a UBB Icon Tags Add-On
- Forbes reveals “After ‘Netflix For Books’ Service Oyster Shutters, Google Hires Team“
- Cinemax releases the trailer for the final season of its original show Banshee.
- Omega by Lizzy Ford (Giveaway & Review) (Ends 10/15)
Life Outside the ‘Net
This week was pretty laid back, because I wasn’t training any more. I worked, and went to class. I also was able to get things done in my classroom, and read more books. However, things got weird on Wednesday. I woke up feeling very ill, and ended up taking the day off work to head to the doctor. All is well, thank god, and I was able to get some much-needed rest. The downside? I missed a Japanese quiz my teacher won’t let me make up. Luckily, she’ll drop the two lowest quiz grades at the end, so I should be good.
Friday, my friend drove up from San Diego, and we went to Magic Mountain for Fright Fest. Though we bought passes for rides and the mazes, we mostly did the rides, because there was just no way to get everything done even though we were at Six Flags from 8PM -1:30AM. One thing I’ll give Six Flags is that they didn’t turn people away who’ve waited in line for a ride even though the park had officially closed. As long as you were in line before 1AM, they’d run the ride for you so guests wouldn’t be disappointed. I also saw vendors allowing people to buy their trinkets and food. Gotta respect folks who know how to get that money. LOL! By the time we drove back to LA, it was 2:30AM, and I had been up for over 22 hours. No matter. It was worth it.
In bookish news, Oyster emailed me to inform me they were closing. I finally find a book subscription service I love, and they leave to work for Google! Boo! So now I’m in a quandary. I have access to the site until November? January? I’m not sure. As you can see above, I’ve finally begun reading Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series via Oyster, and am loving it! So now… do I continue downloading the books for free until I’m stopped, or do I just buy physical copies of a series I know I want to own? I’m leaning towards a trip to the bookstore. What you think?
How was your week? Any Halloween celebrations? Sound off in the comments below. Until next time…. Happy Reading!