Saturday, January 6, 2018

Stacking The Shelves (1) Jan 2018

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page! Stacking The Shelves now has a new host and check out that new image!!

Hi my loves welcome to a whole new year.  These are books I hauled at the end of the year after I shared last weeks' haul, so I wanted to share with you what I got.  For 2018 I am going to be on the No Spend Challenge across my personal life, beyond the books on the 2018 pre-order list I am not going to be purchasing any books.  I might be getting a few from publishers but I can't plan for those ahead of time so this should be my last books beyond those.

For Christmas my sister got me the following:

I had this on my amazon wishlist for a while and my sister saw it and got it for me.  I read the beginning series years ago and when I decided to re-collect them I saw that the collection was even bigger, girl I had to make myself not buy them all.

Wardance by Elizabeth Vaughan

My sisters know that I'm doing the Lemonade Challenge so they of course gave me one of the books and she picked the one with the gorgeous covers.

The Salteaters by Toni Cade Banbara.

And now on to the books I purchased:

My favorite author has had to push back the launch date of this book several times, I know I have shared it so many times as highly anticipated.  It finally came in and I can't wait to dive in: Brave by Tammara Webber

Pushout by Monique W. Morris This has been on my list for a while so I snagged it when I needed to grab some crafting supplies.

From charity shops and dollar tree I picked up the following.

How To Expand Love by the Dalai Lama I love reading his work so when I saw this I had to have it

Stealing Parker by Miranda Kennealey.   I have had this on my tbr for a while, I borrowed from the library and never got a chance to read it, so now I have my own copy, I love this series so much I highly recommend if you're a fan of sports books.

Black Elk Speaks Translated by John G Neihardt I started reading this in college and somehow when I moved back home this went missing, I was very glad to see this and snag it again for my shelves.

& the final book I'm hauling is The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden.  I have several of this author's works on my shelves, so when I saw this I just had to have it.

Traded For on Paperbackswap:

Heart Of Gold by Beverly Jenkins. I read the first one on ebook which I got several years ago and then picked up the second book at the store, so when I got some credits when I traded several of the duplicates I got several weeks ago. 

That is it. I can't wait until I can buy more books but for now let's enjoy hat we have. What'd you get in your haul this week?? Share in the comments down below and I'll see you next week.

Happy Reading & Haulin' my loves

Thursday, January 4, 2018

2018 Book Challenges: The Perpetual Reading List

Welcome 2018, it's a new year and a new challenge.  I'm working still on that lofty goal, maybe this is the year that I make it.  What do you think??

My goal this year is 150 books. Will I get there?? Goddess only knows, probably not, I haven't gotten close to my goal for the past few years, however I'm hoping this year I can get back on my reading since I'm no longer in school and have the time, I just have to get my schedule set up so I can read and man oh man it's going to be on and popping.

Here are some of the challenges I'm looking forward to reading for:

JD Robb Perpetual Challenge

My List To Read:
  • Calculated In Death
  • Thankless  In Death
  • Concealed In Death
  • Festive In Death
  • Obsession In Death
  • Devoted In Death
  • Brotherhood In Death
  • Apprentice In Death
  • Echos In Death Coming 2017
  • Secrets In Death  Coming 2017
  • Interlude
  • Big Jack
  • Haunted
  • Eternity
  • Ritual
  • Missing
  • Possession
  • Chaos
  • Taken 
  • Wonderment

Christine Feehan Challenge:
This isn't a challenge everyone else is participating in; it's just an attempt to clean up my books that I own from Christine.  I caught up on the Dark series; I only have to read the newest one which just came out, now I have all the others that I'm trying to catch up on.  

Ghost Hunter Series:
  1. Shadow Game
  2. Mind Game
  3. Night Game
  4. Conspiracy Game
  5. Deadly Game
  6. Predatory Game
  7. Murder Game
  8. Street Game
  9. Ruthless Game
  10. Samurai Game
  11. Viper Game
  12. Spider Game
My next challenge is to read the catalogue of Brenda Jackson.  I have most of the Westmoreland Series on my shelves and I want to get them read this yaer and work my way through all the other books by her that I own and haven't read yet.  

I know I personally own close to 75 books by her, but she's written like 200, so I want to get started on reading them, I know she will be on this perpetual list for a few years and I'm okay with that. Because there are so many books I'm going to link instead to her webpage with her Bibliography.  

These are just some of the challenges I'm taking part in this year. And You?? Oh there are going to be even more challenges I will be signing up for.  Let's share in the comments so we can continue to motivate each other.  Happy Reading and good luck with your goals this year my loves.