Weekly Wrap Up 10-16-17

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!

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

mailboxes
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG
THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG
  • tag and/or discussion post
  • maybe a couple reviews
BOOKS IN MY MAILBOX

Kindle (Won)
35426616
A Brit Complicated – Brenda St. John Brown

Kindle (For Review)
3268629833179490
No Regrets – Aimee Noalane
Of Spice and Men – Sarah Fox

Paperback (Won)
21911683
The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer – Krista Davis

Paperback (For Review)
36011964
The Space Between – Susan Rooke

OFF THE BLOG

This was a pretty busy week so that’s why my wrap-up is going up a day late.

Today is my son Chris’ 12th birthday.  I can’t believe I have a pre-teen now.  The years have gone by way too fast.  Since his birthday fell on a school day, we spent this weekend celebrating.

On Saturday, we took him to the Tour of Destruction at the speedway.  That was so much fun!  We had never been to anything like that before so we weren’t really sure what to expect, but the money we spent was worth it!  We are looking forward to going again when they come back next year.  There was semi-truck racing, a school bus race, a car-boat race, a demolition derby, a monster truck, a gauntlet race, and all kinds of other things.

On Sunday, we went to see Spiderman: Homecoming which was amazing!  I didn’t think that I would like it because frankly I’m getting tired of them rebooting this series, but we all ended up loving the movie.  I’m glad we went to see it.  Then we took him out to dinner at one of his favorite restaurants.

Hey, what’s a birthday without a cake, right?!  😉

When we got home Sunday night, I spent some time getting last minute things together for school.  I have two major, huge projects due this week.  Hopefully I do well on them.  *fingers crossed*

WEEKLY FUNNY

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shineThis describes my husband perfectly.  I’ve lost track of the number of times he has ran out of gas lately.  LOL

 

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House Cup Reading Challenge – Sign Up

The House Cup Reading Challenge is hosted by  Lauren of Live, Love, Read, Erica of Escape Under the  Cover, and Kelsey of Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf, and Alex of Booksy Daisy Reviews

What Is the House Cup Reading Challenge?

The House Cup Reading Challenge runs from Sunday, October 15, to Sunday, November 12. During this challenge, you will progress from a first-year to seventh-year Hogwarts student by completing seven books on your TBR list. In addition to the main challenge, you will have opportunities to earn even more points by participating in the themed bonus challenges and tweeting with the challenge hashtag on Twitter.

 


I will be representing Team Hufflepuff during this challenge! 🙂

Here is my (year 1-7) TBR for this challenge:
Wonderwoman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Warcross by Marie Lu
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
He Loves Me…Knot by RC Boldt
Of Spice and Men by Sarah Fox
F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher

I am not sure what I will be reading for the bonus challenges yet.

Hogwarts Student Questionnaire
Name:  Jackie Nolan
Hogwarts House:   Hufflepuff
Wand Type:   Acacia wood with unicorn hair core, 12 1/4″, and quite bendy flexibility
Pet:   Owl
Favorite Subject:   Care of Magical Creatures
Favorite Professor:   Professor McGonagall

 

 

Release Blitz + Review – The Hipster Chronicles by Faith Andrews

Cover Design:Marisa-rose Robyn / Cover Me Darling

Release Date: October 12, 2017

 

Synopsis

Four unlikely couples, one fascinating neighborhood.

There must be something in the whiskey here in Williamsburg, Brooklyn because love is in the air, and the New York City summer heat isn’t the only thing making these sexy hipsters sizzle.

A barista, a tattoo artist, a musician, and a baker. Lumbersexual beards, steampunk ink, acoustic guitars, and lip-smacking sweet treats. Unbutton your cardigan, pull up your suspenders and prepare to experience the trendy world of these eclectic characters as they stumble into love, one culture-infused tale at a time.

And just when you think all’s kosher under the bright city lights, hold on to your aviators while these close-knit, quirky twosomes reveal a few surprises you won’t soon forget at an end of summer rooftop shindig.

Goodreads

My Review:
5 out of 5 stars

OH my goodness! What in the world did I just read? It was absolute perfection!

Wow. Just wow. I don’t think that there is anything that Faith Andrews can’t write. This was an absolutely amazing read. I couldn’t put it down once I got started. The reader is sucked in from the very beginning and you become invested in these characters which keeps the pages turning.

I loved the Friends (tv show) type of vibe from this book. Each couple, and even each character, was so unique. I loved reading all of their stories and really enjoyed how they all met and were connected in some way. There were so many feels and swoon-worthy moments in this book.

I’m so sad that this story had to end. I could just keep on and keep on reading! ❤

Purchase Links

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2yal4Mr
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2gnEVyz
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2zabO9J
Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/2gp8zUd

Giveaway

Signed Paperback of The Hipster Chronicles & $25 Amazon Gift Card

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About the Author

Faith Andrews is living out her dream right outside the greatest city in the world, New York City. Happily married to her high school sweetheart, she is the mother of two beautiful and wild daughters, and a furry Yorkie son named Rocco Giovanni. When she’s not tapping her toes to a Mumford & Sons tune or busy being a dance mom, her nose is stuck in a book or she’s sitting behind the laptop, creating her next colorful daydream. Coffee addict, lover of wine and cheese, and sucker for concerts and Netflix, Faith believes in love at first sight and happily ever after.

Connect with Faith

Newsletter Sign Up: http://bit.ly/2uOc67s
Facebook Author Page: http://bit.ly/2fKHQ47
Facebook Reader Group: http://bit.ly/2hs5GBP
Goodreads Author Page: http://bit.ly/2yAADvb
Goodreads Reader Group: http://bit.ly/2fKpb8q
Twitter: http://bit.ly/2xyUWdQ
Instagram: http://bit.ly/2wQdVx7
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2htzX2O
BookBub Author Page: http://bit.ly/2wLUKJA

Harry Potter *MOTW*

Harry Potter Moment of the Week was created by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts  and is hosted here @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote or memory  from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself!  How to join up & upcoming topics here.

This week’s question is:
What character makes you laugh the most?

I’m going to have to go with Ron on this one.  He has so many funny moments and he is always making me laugh.  Some of my favorites are:

His fear of spiders matches my own.
His facial expressions.  This is one of my favorites, when the Hogwarts Express was coming up behind them on the train track.
His one liners.

Weekly Wrap-Up 10-8-17

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!

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

mailboxes
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG
THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG
  • review(s)
  • Harry Potter MOTW
  • tag and/or discussion post
BOOKS IN MY MAILBOX

Kindle (Won)
2567018135492648
Unforeseen – MC Decker
Thicker than Water – Dylan Allen

Kindle (For Review)
3630343934051790
Nailed It – Cindi Madsen
A Fatal Collection – Mary Ellen Hughes

Hardback (Won)

Wonder Woman – Warbringer – Leigh Bardugo
Warcross – Marie Lu 

Other Bookish Goodies:

I won this package from RC Boldt.  I absolutely love it!  There is a tote bag with a bookish quote, some of her bookmarks, a bracelet with a book charm, and some little chocolates featuring a couple of her book covers.  ❤

OFF THE BLOG

This has been a really busy week.

I’ve been getting plans finalized for Chris’ birthday next week.  I can’t believe he’s going to be 12.  I’m officially going to have a pre-teen.  Yikes!  He is still trying to decide between two things he wants to do, so as soon as he gets that figured out, we’ll pretty much be all set.  He’s choosing between going to a Haunt or to the Tour of Destruction at the speedway.

I’ve been so busy with school lately.  I have two major projects due next week so I’ve been working on those.  I also have two new classes that start on Tuesday, so my work load is getting ready to increase again.  I’m ready though!  I’ve gotten as far ahead as I can in my other classes so I won’t be so overwhelmed with the additional work load.  I took my midterm for Child Development 1 the other day.  I’m a little nervous about how I did on it.  We should get our grades soon!  *fingers crossed that I did well*

We put over $200 of work into my husband’s car over the last two weeks and it still isn’t fixed.  I’m so over this.  We get one thing fixed and then something else goes wrong with it.

 

WEEKLY FUNNY

Afternoon Funny Picture Dump 35 Pics
This looks like my cat!  LOL

Book Tour + Review – A Room With a Brew by Joyce Tremel

A Room with a Brew (A Brewing Trouble Mystery)
by Joyce Tremel


A Room with a Brew (A Brewing Trouble Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Berkley (October 3, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425277713
E-Book ASIN: B01NCUHX14

It’s Oktoberfest in Pittsburgh, and brewpub owner Maxine “Max” O’Hara is prepping for a busy month at the Allegheny Brew House. To create the perfect atmosphere for the boozy celebration, Max hires an oompah band. But when one of the members from the band turns up dead, it’s up to Max to solve the murder before the festivities are ruined.

Adding to the brewing trouble, Candy, Max’s friend, is acting suspicious… Secrets from her past are fermenting under the surface, and Max must uncover the truth to prove her friend’s innocence. To make matters worse, Jake’s snooty ex-fiancée shows up in town for an art gallery opening, and she’ll be nothing but a barrel of trouble for Max.

My Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars

Wow!  This was a really suspenseful read.  This was my first book by this author and I was pleasantly surprised.  I’ll definitely be going back to read the previous books in this series.  Even with being new to this author and series, the characters were very well developed and I got a pretty good idea about who the characters were and everything.

The brewpub was a really neat idea for the setting of this series and I enjoyed reading about the process of making the beer.  I was a little confused at times and didn’t understand some of the terms that were used, but I’m completely clueless about that type of thing since I’m not a beer drinker and don’t know much about it.  I wish a little bit more time had been spent explaining the process, but that may have been done in the previous books.  I still was able to enjoy the book though.

I loved the characters in this book, especially Max and Jake.  They are absolutely perfect together and are so sweet.  I enjoyed reading about their relationship.  I also really loved all of Max’s friends.  She has a really great inner-circle.

The mystery kept me hooked from the start.  Just when I thought I was sure of what was going to happen, I turned out to be wrong!  Wow!  This book was definitely a page turner.

JOYCE TREMEL

About The Author

Joyce Tremel was a police secretary for ten years and more than once envisioned the demise of certain co-workers, but settled on writing as a way to keep herself out of jail. She is a native Pittsburgher and lives in a suburb of the city with her husband.

Her debut mystery, To Brew Or Not To Brew was nominated for the 2015 Reviewers’ Choice award for Best Amateur Sleuth by RT Book Reviews. The second book in the series, Tangled Up In Brew was released in October 2016 and chosen as a “Top Pick” by RT Book Reviews. It was the winner of the 2016 Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Amateur Sleuth. It was also named one of the Best Books of 2016 by Kings River Life Magazine.

Author Links
Webpage – http://www.joycetremel.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/JoyceTremel/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/JoyceTremel
GoodReads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13746162.Joyce_Tremel

Purchase Link
Amazon B&N kobo GooglePlay

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS
October 2 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW
October 2 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT
October 3 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW
October 3 – Blogger Nicole Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 4 – The Power of Words – REVIEW
October 4 – Dee-Scoveries – SPOTLIGHT
October 5 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW
October 6 – Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder – REVIEW
October 7 – Bookworm Cafe – REVIEW
October 7 – Reading Is My SuperPower – GUEST POST
October 8 – A Cozy Experience – REVIEW
October 9 – Laura’s interests – REVIEW
October 9 – Valerie’s Musings – INTERVIEW
October 10 – The Montana Bookaholic – SPOTLIGHT
October 10 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST
October 11 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW
October 11 – T’s Stuff – INTERVIEW
October 12 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – REVIEW
October 13 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 13 – – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW
October 14 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW
October 14 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT
October 15 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW

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Spotlight – A Tale of Two Kitties by Sophie Kelly

A Tale of Two Kitties (Magical Cats)
Cozy Mystery
9th in Series – First in Hardcover
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery (September 5, 2017)
An Imprint of Penguin Random House LLC
Hardcover: 336 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0399584572
E-Book ASIN: B01MSYJ8KU

In this charming mystery from the bestselling author of Paws and Effect, two magical cats have powers of detection that prove indispensable to librarian Kathleen Paulson…

With a well-placed paw on a keyboard or a pointed stare, Kathleen’s two cats, Hercules and Owen, have helped her to solve cases in the past—so she has learned to trust their instincts. But she will need to rely on them more than ever when a twenty-year-old scandal leads to murder…

The arrival of the Janes brothers has the little town of Mayville Heights buzzing. Everyone of a certain age remembers when Victor had an affair with Leo’s wife, who then died in a car accident.

Now it seems the brothers are trying to reconcile, until Kathleen finds Leo dead. The police set their sights on Leo’s son and Kathleen’s good friend Simon, who doesn’t have much of an alibi. To prove her friend innocent, Kathleen will have to dig deep into the town’s history—and into her sardine cracker supply, because Owen and Hercules don’t work for free…

About the Author

Sofie Kelly is a New York Times bestselling author and mixed-media artist who lives on the East Coast with her husband and daughter. She writes the New York Times bestselling Magical Cats Mysteries (Paws and EffectFaux PawA Midwinter’s Tail) and, as Sofie Ryan, writes the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mysteries (Telling TailsA Whisker of TroubleBuy a Whisker). Find out more at www.sofiekelly.com

Purchase Links:
Amazon Amazon Canada   B&N  IndieBound Books A Million  Chapters

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

October 2 – The Power of Words – REVIEW

October 3 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – REVIEW, INTERVIEW

October 4 – Sapphyria’s Books – REVIEW

October 5 – Bookworm Cafe – SPOTLIGHT

October 6 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW

October 7 – Bibliophile Reviews –  REVIEW

October 8 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW, GUEST POST

October 9 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW, GUEST POST

October 10 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW