Saturday, October 1, 2016

#StackingtheShelves #52, plus blog updates, #Giveaways, and week's end for 10-1-16!

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First, let's find out HOW Stacking the Shelves works! 

Hello everyone! It's that time of week again, that time to do an awesome "SHOW AND TELL" of the books I have been given, from authors, from publishers, I bought, borrowed, or received somehow, the library, a yard sale, or some way this past week! I LOVE showing books off like this! This is one of MY favorite posts to write!!
I also use THIS POST EACH WEEK to do somewhat of a wrap-up AND to post my NEW REVIEWS, NEW GIVEAWAYS, and whatever else I should bring to your attention!
After you are done reading HERE, click on the Sponsor's name up above and see THEIR post for Stacking the Shelves, too! They have a link-up with OVER 100-200 other blogs that also participate!
I'm also finding OTHER PLACES TO LINK UP TO AS WELL! I'm finding these places from other blogs, and they are GREAT ideas! The following NEW one is Talk of the Town where we can add ALL THINGS BOOKISH! Check it out! I still plan on joining in on other link-ups, too, I just haven't had the chance to do it all yet! I'll get there!!

I will also be linking this post AND my reviews to Saturday Situation as well from now on, too! That is a place to link ALL THINGS BOOKISH! I'm anxious to start posting there!! Check it out, too!

Hi Everyone!
I'm BACK!!!!! Sorry about NO post last weekend, but I was SO SICK last weekend I could NOT type out a post! I got hit with a kidney/bladder infection, and I was in PAIN!!!! Wooooo! It kicked up my muscle spasms, and I was good for NOTHING!!! I spent ALL DAY Friday, Saturday, Sunday AND MONDAY IN BED EVERY DAY!!!! Monday evening I had a Dentist appointment, and didn't know if I could make it, but I pushed on, made the handicap bus, and MADE IT TO THE DENTIST'S OFFICE!! HOORAY!!!! I am BACK!!! Watch out, BOOKS!!! I'm back to read you!!! LOL!!! Needless to say, it did make EVERYTHING late this week. 
OH!!!! "MY" computer DIED, TOO!!! NO!!!!! YES!!!! IT SURE DID!! Now I had to take this EXTRA laptop (thank gosh we have this one, too!!) and redo ALL my User names AND Passwords! Wow! What a LOT of time wasted!!! I have changed my passwords so much and so often on ALL my accounts that I couldn't make out my writing anymore!! It's time I make an entirely NEW address book - but a suggestion, make TWO books! ONE book friends and family, doctors/dentists, etc., and only ONE address book for your computer!! That is gong to work BEST for myself!! I HOPE that works for YOU, too!!! Good luck with that, and please wish me luck, too! I DO believe that WILL work best, though!! I'm excited about it!!
So, last and this week brought some AMAZING BOOKS TO MY DOOR TO SHARE WITH YOU!!!!! I'm SOOOOOOOO excited!!! 
I also have a book to give away! Let's cover the Giveaways!!! I'll tell you ALL about it!!!!! 


"Fall Into Books" $250 #CASH#GIVEAWAY! NOW to Oct 15th!!! Enter NOW HERE!!! - Also in the top LEFT column!

"Only Daughter, a novel, by Anna Snoekstra NEW RELEASE 9-27! FILL OUT THIS FORM RIGHT HERE! 


Little Boy Blue, #5 Inspector Detective Helen Grace, by M J Arlidge
Release Date: October 4th! My Review and Blog Tour date with the publisher: Monday, October 3rd! Tomorrow!!! YES!
In this 5th book by M J Arlidge, we are dealing with a serial killer who is into BDSM. I am getting QUITE THE EDUCATION! LOL!!!! This is by FAR the BEST book he has written to day! (I think! Eeny Meeny is STILL kind of my favorite! That one was kill or be killed, so . . . maybe I can't make up my mind!!!) Now Inspector Detective Helen Grace also enjoys some BDSM, and she finds HER SECRET is on the line in this case since the first murder was that of her Dominator, Jake! Now Helen Grace tries to cover up HER part in this murder by getting rid of things that could be linked back to her, such as a cell phone she so smartly got by buying it as a piece of stolen property, along with the SIM card and one other thing that could potentially expose her! She is dying about her own coworkers finding out about her secret. If she can only find the killer before her secret is exposed!
You ALL KNOW how MUCH I LOVE this author!! I was asked by the publisher to join in on the blog tour, and I JUMPED AT THE CHANCE! ARE YOU KIDDING, I ASKED???? THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! I POURED THANKS OVER THE PUBLISHER!!!!! I am a happy camper! I am almost done with this book and my review WILL be posted on Monday!!! YES!!!! LOVE this book, LOVE this author!!!!

Never Let You Go, a novel, by Chevy Stevens! Yes! Another NEW book by one of our favorite authors who writes suspenseful thrillers yet again, and this is Chevy Stevens! If you have not YET read ONE book by this author, I HIGHLY suggest you read Never Knowing first, then I guarantee you will WANT THIS NEW BOOK which does release on March 14th, 2017. So SORRY about the wait!!!! I WILL post my review SOON! You WILL WANT TO READ this next book by this MORE THAN BRILLIANT AUTHOR, CHEVY STEVENS!! HERE IS THE LINK TO NEVER KNOWING!!

Chasing Shadows, A South Shores novel, #1, by Karen Harper
MANY OF you know and LOVE this author! She is so very famous for her suspenseful thrillers that involve the Amish, such as one of her most favorite series of books is the Maplecreek Amish Trilogy! Take a look at Amazon and you'll see the covers that bring back her classics!!! I can't WAIT to get to read this one! I am part of another blog tour for this book with the publisher as well, and get ready!!! There WILL be a Giveaway!!!!! Yeah!!!!! This book is due out in print on November 29th, 2016, MUCH SOONER than the book above!!!

THIS is a little GEM of a book! Read the:

“They come out at night,” the boy tells the girl, “when the store is quiet. They sneak through the shelves, find their favorite stories, and then eat them.”

The girl gasps, her face suspended between fear and delight. “Who are they?” she whispers, as if they might be overheard.

The boy grins, for he’s realized with sudden clarity that he’s found a friend.

“The Story People, of course.”

Oh, my! How MANY of us bloggers and readers just want to get LOST inside of books with certain characters? I DO!!!! Some have some hot HUNKS of men! Other have characters we LOVE from childhood! This book will have them all! I could NOT allow this book to pass me up! Yes! I know! I know! I have enough to read without adding MORE to my ever growing list! LOL! But, ONE QUESTION - COULD YOU PASS THIS BOOK UP? I DID NOT THINK SO!!! He, he!!!!
Oh, this one releases on November 8th, 2016!!! Make SURE to add it to your Goodreads list, OR pre-order it from your favorite bookstore!!

ebook: $12.99

And, finally . . .

The Bookstore, a novel, by Deborah Meyler

This is a book we all KNOW and LOVE! Finally I found this was on SALE for $3.59 this week!!! I was going through my public Wish List, and Amazon told me it was ON SALE for $3.59! HOW could I pass this up at such a SMALL little price for joy? I could NOT! LOL!!! I am a sucker EVERY time, but no matter what, I will NEVER tell a SOUL to NEVER buy a book! Books are investments and FOOD for our brains!!! Books, for myself, transport me into another world! Into another world where things like Stiff Person Syndrome do not exist!!! I LOVE it! I can totally submerse myself into a book and LIVE the lives of the characters! WHAT COULD BE ANY GREATER??? NOTHING!!!! This is one of the healthiest hobbies or forms of enjoyment EVER INVENTED!!! CHEERS TO THE PEOPLE WHO INVENTED THE PRINTING PRESS!!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!


Thank you ALL for stopping by again this week! I need to say "I'm sorry" because I have NOT been replying back to ALL of your comments as I was ill for a few weekends in a row there! I first had the flu, then that kidney/bladder infection, and one week I think I had muscle spasms??? Geeze! ALL things to get in my way of reading!!! NO MORE, PLEASE!!! I've had my fill! Now . . . on to finishing "Little Boy Blue, A Detective Inspector Helen Grace series #5, by M J Arlidge!!!
Enjoy your weekend and the books you are reading!!!!
May MORE books rain down into your lap this weekend!!!!
Till next week!


  1. Oh Laurie, your wrap up posts are always entertaining (sorry you've not been well - hope you stay on top this week).

    LOVE the sound of The Story People.


  2. This post was so excellent! I hope you enjoy all the books you've got on your shelves and the week is good to you <3


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