August 30, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (21)


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.
 It's all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

Borrowed
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (audiobook)

Received for Review Consideration
Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke

Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin

Wildlife by Fiona Wood

What did you add to your shelves this week? 

August 16, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (20)


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.
 It's all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.


Borrowed
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (audiobook)

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (audiobook)

I actually own both of these as print books but haven't got around to them yet since my TBR pile is so huge! So I checked out the audio versions from the library (one for my phone and one on CD for the car). I love using audiobooks to help speed up my TBR pile progress!

What did you add to your shelves this week?

August 13, 2014

Goodreads Challenge complete!


This year I set a goal to read 100 books, and I'm happy to say that I've reached my goal quite a bit early! I count audiobooks toward my goal, so that definitely helped the numbers. I don't think I will up my goal at this point because I'm not sure how much time/energy I'll have for reading in the first few months after baby bookworm arrives, and I don't want to put any pressure on myself. Anything else I read this year will just be icing on the cake! 

Did you set a Goodreads goal this year? Are you on track to reach it by the end of the year? 

August 9, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (19)


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.
 It's all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.


Borrowed
The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

Purchased
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen (audiobook - snatched this up when it was an Audible Daily Deal!)

Make it Count by Megan Erickson

What did you add to your shelves this week? 

August 4, 2014

Scribd Reads (2)

Scribd is a monthly eBook subscription service. For someone who reads as much as I do, it's a great value and a nice supplement to my library checkouts. If you're interested in trying it out for yourself, feel free to use my referral link to get an extra month added on to your free trial period! 

Here's what I read on Scribd in July: 
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
This was a highly entertaining story! At first the dialect and the lack of quotation marks threw me off, but soon I was sucked into the story and used to the writing style. I will definitely be continuing with this series!

Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels 
by Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan
As a librarian, I've been trying to expand my reading horizons over the past several years and have been trying out genres outside of my normal comfort zone. Since I can't read ALL THE BOOKS (unfortunately), I also like to read genre guides and familiarize myself with the popular authors and appeal factors of those genres. This book was informative but also incredibly funny! If you read the Smart Bitches Trashy Books website or listen to the DBSA podcast, I'm sure you'll enjoy this book.

I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous and Obscure 
edited by Smith Magazine
I'm a fan of the six-word memoirs series, but I hadn't read this one yet. It's a quick read and I read it in one sitting over a lunch break at work. Six-word memoirs are a fun thing to do for a passive program at the library. Provide some examples and leave some post-it notes out for teens to write their own six-word memoirs on and share with one another!

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, vol. 2 by HitRecord, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and wirrow
This was another quick lunch break read for me. I already own it in print but saw it on the app and wanted to do a re-read. I love the stories and artwork. It was fun to revisit this favorite! 

Upcoming Reads: 
Rebel Heart by Moira Young (Dustlands #2)
I'm looking forward to continuing this addicting series.  

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
I know, I know...how have I never read this?! I've never seen the movie either. I figure I'll give the book a try first. My fellow readers seem to love it or hate it, so we'll see where I fall. 

August 2, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (18)



Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.
 It's all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

Borrowed

Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman (audio)

Downloaded

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (audio)

Received For Review Consideration

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
My True Love Gave to Me Edited by Stephanie Perkins

What did you add to your shelves this week?

August 1, 2014

A new job!

I have some good news to share--I was recently offered a job as a Teen Librarian at a local public library! I'll actually be starting at 36 weeks pregnant and then taking a short maternity leave once the baby arrives.

As some of you may already know, my husband's job requires that we live in a certain county, but until now I've always had to commute out of the county for work, the furthest being 2 counties away (I don't even want to think about how much money we've spent on gas or how many miles I've put on my car commuting these past several years...yikes.) While I'm sad to leave my current library and awesome co-workers, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to finally work close to home, especially now that we are expecting a little one. The new job schedule works really well for daycare and will allow me to spend more time with family, too.

And let's not forget the most exciting part -- the library recently went through renovations and created a brand new teen room! I'm really excited to get in there and start doing teen programming and collection development. :)


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