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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #87: March Book Haul Part 2

Hello fellow bookgeeks :)

Lately I have been drawing a blank on everything - there are no words coming out of my mouth, lol! I have a ton of thoughts; but when it comes time to speak to someone, text, or even write a book review... nothing! And I can't figure out why! SO frustrating!
I keep blaming it on lack of sleep, I'm too old to continue to only get about 4-5 hours a night. But with kids and worries, its been hard lately. And, I always have to read before rolling over and going to sleep - it's a habit that I don't want to ever break! But, that comes with consequences too; sometimes I get caught up in the book and time goes by... time that I could be catching a few extra z's.
So, my question for those of you who are in the same or similar position:
Do you put a time limit on your reading? Maybe a page/chapter limit?
I really need some guidance on time management ;)

Anywhooo... I received a few awesome books this week to make everything worthwhile :)
How'd you guys do???

*What I received for review...
- WRITTEN IN THE STARS (HB) by Aisha Saeed from Penguin
- SORCERESS (Spellcaster #3) (signed ARC) by Claudia Gray from the author

*Books I received in trades because of "HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?" meme :)
TIGER LILY (ARC) by Jodi Lynn Anderson 

*What I purchased...
- BALLAD: A Gathering of Faerie (Books of Faerie #2) (UK PB) by Maggie Stiefvater 

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A few pics from this past week :)

It was Hubs birthday this past Wednesday!

Sweet boy with his "Baby" monkey :) 

My #FridayReads and #FridayNightMovie

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  1. I see that your son really likes his monkey. I hope your husband enjoyed his birthday. You got some very nice books in the mail this week. Enjoy your weekend.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. Great haul – hope you enjoy your books and that your husband had a good birthday.
    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

  3. Lamant and Balad look great. I love faerie books! :)

    My STS!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  4. I was having similar sleeping issues. Lately I put myself to bed by 10:30 with a book and allow 30-60 minutes of reading before lights out. Been meaning to try the Faerie series. Happy reading :-)
    here's my STS

  5. Those Maggie Stiefvater paperbacks are gorgeous!

  6. Nice haul! I have very little time, I work in the evenings and have a 3 1/2 year old. I get to read and review when he's napping (these days it's not very long anymore) and before I go to bed. I don't put a time limit on it at night but that's just because once I feel like I'm getting sleepy, nothing is going to keep me awake. I've fallen asleep sitting up with my fingers on the keyboard. I don't sleep much. Every few weeks I get in a rut and don't feel like blogging, but I make myself do the It's Monday! posted, Top Ten Tuesday and Waiting on Wednesday and mmHg the end of the week I'm usually good for at least a review. I hope you get some rest soon and enjoy your new books.

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My StS

  7. I am dying to get Sorceress! Geat haul this week! Thanks for stopping by my blog. New follower. :-)

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress

  8. Several of these look good. I think Tiger Lily is on my goodreads to-read list. I hope you enjoy all these. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.


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