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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #80: December Book Haul Part 3 and Comic Book Haul #4

Hello bookish friends!

I hope you are all doing very well and are enjoying some tasty holiday treats along with good books...


I am not ready!!! 
There is so much to do! And I haven't started wrapping... 

I've also run out of steam... I'm in a reading slump. It's not the book(s) I'm reading, it's me. I am just too tired, stressed and distracted to concentrate right now. As much as I love the holidays, I am really looking forward to the day after Christmas - that is when everything comes to a full stop and from then on, until the kidlets go back to school, we are on hiatus and I can go melt into my couch with a good book and/or movie! Can't wait :) 

The most amazing books came in the mail this week!!!
*skips around merrily*

(Please note, that the majority of my haul is Young Adult. Otherwise, books that aren't will be noted with either (A) for Adult, (NA) for New Adult, (MG) for Middle Grade, and (C) for Childrens books.)

*What I received for review...
- SEEKER (ARC) by Arwen Elys Dayton from Random House
- KISSING TED CALLAHAN (AND OTHER GUYS) (ARC) by Amy Spalding from The Novl
- THE FRIENDSHIP RIDDLE (ARC) by Megan Frazer Blakemore (MG) from Bloomsbury
- A MOM FOR UMANDE (signed HB) by Maria Faulconer, Illustrated by Kathleen Hartung (C) from the author for blog tour.
- ARIANNA AND THE STRAWBERRY TEA (signed HB) by Maria Faulconer, Illustrated by Katy Keck Arnsteen (C) from the author for blog tour.

*My Christmas gifts from my #TBTBSanta... 
- THE SCORPIO RACES (PB) by Maggie Stiefvater
- WHITE HOT KISS (The Dark Elements #1) (PB) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

*My comic book haul...
by Marvel:
- THOR #3 by Jason Aaron, Illustrated by Russell Dauterman
by DC Comics: 
- BATGIRL #37 by Cameron Stuart, Illustrated by Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr
LUMBERJANES #7 &8 by Noelle Stevensen and Grace Ellis, Illustrated by Brooke Allen

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A few pics from this week :)

My oldest baby boy turned 11 this past week!!!

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  1. I was told to read The Scorpio Races next (after The Raven Cycle), because apparently, it's all kinds of awesome. Needless to say, I've got that book on the horizon.

    Reading slumps are so not good for people who has weekly massive book hauls. I can relate. Sigh.

  2. Enjoy! I really want to read Seeker! Nice haul! My STS

  3. Seeker looks really good. It looks like your son is growing up so fast. That cake looks delicious. Enjoy your weekend.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. Great haul! I really want to read Seeker. Enjoy your books and happy birthday to your little/big guy!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My StS

  5. I enjoyed the audio of The Scorpio Races. I need to read White Hot Kiss! Love JLA. Enjoy! Happy Reading & Happy Holidays!

    My Stack

  6. Great haul! I've had The Scorpio Races on my shelves for so long yet I've still not read it. I really love Maggie Stiefvater's Wolves of Mercy Falls series though, so I should really pick it up soon! I hope you enjoy all of your books.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  7. I totally get you .... I'm so tired, too! I'm not really stressed about the holidays, but I've been finishing up some crochet projects as gifts and my eyes are tired and I'm just eager to relax ... when I sit down with my book my eyes close after about three pages. Lol ... Merry Christmas to you guys!! :)


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