The Weeks in Review: “Fright Fest” (October 4th – October 10th)

Posted October 11, 2015 by @Angelized_1st in Memes, Stacking the Shelves, The Sunday Post / 13 Comments

The Weeks in Review: “Fright Fest” (October 4th – October 10th)

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.

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  • 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)

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This Week on the Blog

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  • Waiting on Wednesday: Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown
  • Book Review: City of Roses by Donovan Pruitt

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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 FestThough 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!

@Angelized_1st

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13 responses to “The Weeks in Review: “Fright Fest” (October 4th – October 10th)

  1. I got Throne of Glass 1-3 via my library first, but I had to have them in physical format so I bought them all. That trailer looks good. Seems like I missed out on that show already. I’ll have to look for it on prime later.

    • @Angelized_1st

      I did end up buying books 2 & 3 earlier today. I’ll buy 1 later. So glad I picked up the physical copy. Banshee is really good! I hope you get a chance to check it out. I’ll warn you, though. It’s a crazy insane series. Great for action junkies.

  2. What about your library’s ebook lending? Out there in LA, your library should have a good collection and you should be able to keep them 2 weeks (ours does). Check Overdrive.com and see if there’s a library nearby you that subscribes to their service. There’s also Hoola they can subscribe to. Also, Amazon Prime has a book subscription service, too. Does that help at all???? I kind of like supporting Libraries myself 😉

    How are your feet????

    • @Angelized_1st

      I have a library card. I may have to go back to using Overdrive. I stopped, because it takes forever to get the books I like, because they’re so popular. I’m impatient. Maybe they’ve gotten better, though. It has been several years since I’ve downloaded books from there. Then again, I just could go to the library. Mine has a pretty good selection. I appreciate your suggestions 🙂

      Thanks for asking! My feet are getting better. I still get pain, but not as bad as I was. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back to working out soon.

    • @Angelized_1st

      ToG was so great! I loved it! I’m starting Crown of Midnight, and can’t wait to see what Celaena gets up to in this one. Six Flag was so much fun, and I have the bruises to prove it. I swear they sped up the coasters a few mph, because they seemed wicked fast. More so than normal. I thought I was going to get brain damage, but it was worth it.

    • @Angelized_1st

      I had a wonderful time at Six Flags. It’s been about 2 years since I’ve been, so it was nice to return. I’m really enjoying the ToG books. I kinda started the second book, but I put it down to finish an ARC I was reading. So far, I think it’s even better than the first book. Hopefully, you’ll get to read them soon. Thanks! Have a great week as well.

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