July 2016 Books Bought

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Tynga’s Reviews is the host of Stacking the Shelves and the other host is Mailbox Monday which now has its own blog.

Mailbox Monday will no longer be hosted monthly by different bloggers.

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I am also going to be taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

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Good Morning everyone. Sorry that I have been basically MIA for the past little while but I have been busy the past few weeks with swimming lessons, afternoon parks program, volunteering at the library (Michael needs to do 20 hours of volunteer work as part of the academic plus program at high school) and vacation. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day and usually after supper I end up crashing on the couch watching Corrie and the other summer games shows etc.

This month I have another big haul. I know I said that this was suppose to be a no spend month but as you can see I got carried away. I need an intervention!

Sorry there is no photos this time around as I am trying to get a few things printed before going to bed. I am meeting up with Tina from BookShipper for breakfast tomorrow as its our monthly get together.

  1. Nerve by Jeanne Ryan (bought this when we were in the USA last week)
  2. After You by JoHo Moyes (bought this when we were in the USA last week)
  3. In The Boss’s Bed by J. Margot Critch (Canadian author)
  4. Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing by Terry Spear (automatic buy)
  5. The BFG by Ronald Dahl (Michael and I have not read this before so we want to read before seeing the movie)
  6. Sweet by  Emmy Laybourne (read her previous books and loved them)
  7. First Comes Love by Emily Griffin (read her previous books and loved them)
  8. #Post This by David Sinden and Nikolas Cotlow (thought this would be a fun summer activity for Michael and I)
  9. Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  10. The Land of Stories An Author’s Odyssey by Chris Colfer (automatic buy)
  11. The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewel (on sale and sounds really good. Reading this now)
  12. Charlie Brown & Friends Peanut Collection (Michael wanted to read this one and its read)
  13. Little Black Dress (Bookshots) by James Patterson (already read)
  14. Cross Kill (bookshots) by James Patterson (already read)
  15. Zoo 2 (Bookshots) by James Patterson (already read)
  16. The Trial (Bookshots) by James Patterson (already read)
  17. Learning to Ride (Bookshots) by Erin Knightley (already read)
  18. The McCullaugh Inn in Maine (Bookshots) by Jen McLaughlin (already read)
  19. From the Notebooks of a middle school princess by Meg Cabot
  20. The Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
  21. All the missing Girls by Megan Miranda (already read)

 

Total books bought in 2016: 98

Total coloring books bought in 2016: 9 +1 for Michael

Total books read from this purchase: 9

Total books read from 2016 haul:  33

UPDATE:
I should have put this in my June Books Bought post but I just wanted to do a six month update: Total number of books bought was 77 (that includes the ones I bought for Michael) and I have read 24 of those books.

April 2016 Books Bought

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Tynga’s Reviews is the host of Stacking the Shelves and the other host is Mailbox Monday which now has its own blog.

Mailbox Monday will no longer be hosted monthly by different bloggers.

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I am also going to be taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

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Good Morning! Welcome back to another monthly book haul of the books I bought this month.

I was really hoping that I wouldn’t go over board this month but once again agh..

The first place I went to this month was Chapters because I had to run in to get a friend a birthday gift and I had told myself go in for that one thing and get out well needless to say that didn’t happen. Here is what I brought home from that trip:

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Astra’s Mixed-Up Mission is the 8th book in the Star Darlings series. There is only 4 more books left in this series.

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins has been a book that has been appearing on my Facebook feed this month as a debut novel and its peaked my curiosity so I had to pick it up.
The last book I picked up on that trip was Forest of  Ruin by Kelley Armstrong. This is the third book in the  Age of Legends Trilogy. I can’t wait to binge read this series now. Love the cover and Kelley’s books are an automatic buy for me.

A few days after the trip I got a text from Jennifer asking if I wanted to meet up quickly for a coffee and I said yes. Sadly that Starbucks at the Chapters was having problems with their machine so if we used our gift card to buy drinks we wouldn’t get the stars for it so we passed and instead walked around Chapters. I had a few books I wanted to pick up.

This Inspirational Coloring Book was on the bargain table and I flipped through it and I had to have it. Although I probably didn’t really need it…
Jennifer from Mrs. Q Book Addict mentioned this one on her blog this month letting her readers know that this was Chapters online book on the month club pick and that there was going to be a twitter chat about it. I was actually going to pick this up and when I saw that it was 40% off I went a head and got it. Can I just say how pretty the cover is in person?
Sway by Kat Spears has been on my wishlist since I first heard about it 2014 through a BEA book release list so I was happy to see it on the bargain table.
Do you ever have that moment where you are kicking yourself about not picking up a book? I have had that moment since The Little Paris Bookshop came out. I believe this book was at BEA last year and I was offered it a few times and I kept saying no that I didn’t think it was for me well needless to say this has been a book that has been popping up on my feed and I regretted  not taking it when I had the chance because it sounds like a really good book. Thankfully it was on sale so it wasn’t that bad of a price.

I also managed to find book 2 and 3 in the Owl Diaries series. This is such a fun and cute read that I just had to pick it up. I believe I have read Eva Sees A Ghost in a ARC format so I wanted to get a physical copy of the book along with A Woodland Wedding to have in my book collection.
Finally the last book in this trip was One With You by Sylvia Day this is the fifth and final book in the Crossfire series. Yes I have to admit that I have read the previous books. This too was on sale so and added bonus.

I decided to pick up The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead. It was on sale and I have always wanted to read Richelle’s books so I figured I would start with this one.

Last week Chapters had a Read More Get More promotion that is you bought 3 books you got 3000 plus rewards, 4 books you got 4000 and 5 books you got 5000 points so I went and took advantage of the sale. This is what we got:

Michael picked up these two for his birthday:
He wants to read The Maze Runner by James Dashner because we watched this together recently.
Sheila from Book Journey will be so happy to see this 🙂 he was also asking about Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone. So this is the cover of the book he has put of course its in English.

I picked up:

I have read a few of Julie Ann Walker’s books and really enjoyed them (I just need to finish up the series) and I spotted this new series so I went ahead and picked it up.
No Love Allowed by Kate Evagelista appeared as an advertisement on one of my social media platforms and it struck me. This sounds like it will be a really good read.
Disclaimer by Renee Knight (although this isn’t the cover I have) was on sale and I needed one more book to make it to 5000 points and this was recommended to me and it does sound really good and right up my alley.

So yesterday I got to spend the morning with my friend, Jennifer (it was a unplanned outing which are the best) and we went into chapters and were told if you spent $30 it was 10x the points. So I picked up the following books
Tessa’s Lost & Found is the 9th book in the Star Darlings series. I believe there is 3 more to go before the series is finished.
Owl Diaries Eva and the New Owl by Rebecca Elliott is the 4th book in the Owl Diaries.
I was looking for a super fun and fast read so I picked up another one of James Patterson’s Illustrated novels and its Homeroom Diaries.
The Other Widow by Susan Crawford was on sale this week so I picked this one up as its sounds like a really good read.

Total books bought in 2016: 50 (this includes the 2 I bought for Michael)

Total coloring books bought in 2016: 8

Total books read from this purchase: 8

Total books read from 2016 haul:  19

March 2016 Books Bought

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 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!

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I am  taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

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Good Morning and welcome to another monthly post on what books I have bought this month.

The first place I went to this month was Dollarama and I picked up these:

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Its adult coloring books. They were $3 each

My first Chapters of the month:

Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline was on sale at Chapters for $15 and its been on my wishlist for quite some time now.
Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica was on sale at Chapters for $10 and its also been on my wishlist for awhile.
The Widow by Fiona Barton was also on sale at Chapters for $20 there was also 2x the points attached and the reason why I bought it. This sounds like a fantastic debut novel.
The last book I bought in that trip was Me before You by Joho Moyes and chapters finally got a whole stack in. I can’t wait to read this and eventually see the movie.

Also this month I had my regular hanging out with Jennifer day and of course we went to Chapters. I managed to find more on the bargain table then expected.

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  • The Total Package by Stephanie Evanovich (a favorite author and will automatically buy)
  • The Wicked Will Rise (book 2 in the series) by Danielle Paige
  • You Had Me at Hello bu Mhairi McFarlane (this was on the bargain table for $5)
  • The Loveliest Chocolate Shop In Paris by Jenny Colgan (another bargain purchase $5)
  • Little Beach Street bakery by Jenny Colgan (another bargain purchase $5)
  • Welcome to Rosie Hopkins Sweet Shop of Dreams by Jenny Colgan (another bargain purchase $5)

The Panini Sensational Grilled Sandwiches was a cookbook I picked up at Dollarama for $3.

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I know I said I wasn’t going to be buying any more coloring books but I spotted this at Dollarama for $2 and there is a ton of cute coloring pages in there.

Total books bought in 2016: 31

Total coloring books bought in 2016: 7

Total books read from this purchase: 2

Total books read from 2016 haul:  11

February 2016 Books Bought #2

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Tynga’s Reviews is the host of Stacking the Shelves and the other host is Mailbox Monday which now has its own blog.

Mailbox Monday will no longer be hosted monthly by different bloggers.

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I am also going to be taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

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Good morning everyone. I am back with my February Book haul. When I had started this post earlier in the month it wasn’t suppose to be a big haul because when we went to chapters (the first chapters trip) we had issues as you will see below but then the last trip they had 10x the plum points when you spent $30 + a sale = big haul.

First thing was I had placed on order for a book in early January and was told it would ship in 1-3 weeks and I would get it February 4th. Well I have been tracking the status and nothing was happening so I emailed them to inquire what was going on and I was told that it wasn’t in stock and I would find out the status before the 4th. Okay understandable. I was still keeping on eye on it and finally after a month it was still pending and no further emails to update what was going on . So I emailed to inquire because both Amazon.ca and Book Depository had it in stock well funny enough they just got that shipment in but there would be another delay in shipping it because it was going to the store. Which could be anywhere from a week plus so I was a little annoyed and voiced my concern and needless to say that they are sending the book to my house at no cost to me as an act of good faith. This is the book I have anxiously been waiting for.

So the first trip of the month we really wanted to go because we had that $10 gift card from our last purchase there and they also had a 250 plum point bonus if you bought something from a selected list of gifts for her for Valentine’s day so I picked up:

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They also had another promo where it was 5x the plum points on Books to Love well needless to say even though that promo was valid in store the sale prices were online items only so buying the book in store you would pay full price. Then on top of that the two books I would have purchase they didn’t even have in stock.

This just seems to be the trend lately with Chapters. Its like Chapters would rather you shop online then go into a store and for me I want to be in the store purchasing books because you might pick up something you might normally not pick up otherwise or the book you thought you were getting but decided it wasn’t what you thought it was.

So from that visit I picked up:notebooks123

Its a 3 pack of 80 lined page notebook and its regularly $11.95 and it was on sale for $6.00

The books I picked up were:

I love reading Terry’s books and my review for this will be up in the next few days.
I have been hearing a lot about November 9 so I had to pick it up. This is my first book by Colleen Hoover that I am going to read. My review will be posted tomorrow.
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine has been another book I have been hearing a lot about and I haven’t read anything by this author yet so I am exited to read this one as well.

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Finally the last item I bought was this card. They were running a promo that if you bought a greeting card you could get a min of 5% off your purchase or you whole purchase free. I got 5% off. The card is cute so I plan on putting it in a frame to hang.

I had to go to Walmart because Michael’s HS (high school)  is doing a sock drive for a local organization that hands them out to the homeless and I spotted these two books on sale and they were $4 each:


While I was grocery shopping this month I spotted this and had to pick it up because I really like the pictures you get to color.
Finally the last part of the haul is a result of 10x the plum points when you spend $30 + a few books on sale:

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Red Queen & Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard were both on sale for $15. I have been wanting to read this series and the covers are beautiful. I saved $16.98

First Life by Gena Showalter was also on sale for $15 and I have never read anything by Gena before so I figured a brand new series would be the perfect place to start and I saved $5.99

Star Darlings #7 Piper’s Perfect Dream is a cute little series that I am enjoying.

Monument 14 Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne is the third and final book in the series that I want to finish up.

Amelia Grey’s Fireseide Dream by Abby Clements. I am really enjoying this author’s books and this was on bargain for $4.99

The Twitter Diaries by Imogen Lloyd Webber was also on the bargain table for $5 and its told entirely in twitter format.

Total books bought in 2016: 21

Total coloring books bought in 2016: 2

Total books read from this purchase: 5

Total books read from 2016 haul:  9

January 2016 Books Bought #1

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Tynga’s Reviews is the host of Stacking the Shelves and the other host is Mailbox Monday which now has its own blog.

Mailbox Monday will no longer be hosted monthly by different bloggers.

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I am also going to be taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

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Good Morning everyone. I decided late into last year that I was probably buying more books then I was actually giving away and I think a lot of that was due to the fact I wasn’t really noticing how much I was buying each month because they were all posted in the weekly Stacking the Shelves post.

So going forth into 2016 I decided that each month I would make a monthly post of the books I bought that month instead of posting it weekly. This will be similiar to my monthly unhaulings where I am planning on keeping track of how many books I physically buy. The books that I won’t be including in this monthly post will be books purchased with gift cards, books given to me and books I got for review as all those will be in weekly posts.

Lets get into the books I bought this month shall we.

With the kids back in school I got to meet up with my friend Jennifer (week of Jan 16th) and I bought more then what I was suppose to and my budget went out the door.

This is what I knew I was going to buy because I love reading Kelley Armstrong’s books and this is a brank new release that came out this month and it was 40% off the hardcover price.

This was on sale for $10 so I decided to grab this (original price is $13.99) and I want to start The 5th Wave very soon because I would love to go and see the movie.

The Star Darlings series was a bit of an unplanned purchase. If you recall I got books 1 & 2 for Christmas and I didn’t realize that books 3, 4 and 5 were out already. I have started to read the series so I want to continue it. Those reviews will be posted in February.


Its hard to believe that I have only been to chapters twice this month. This past week I went for coffee with my friend, Jennifer because we wanted to take advantage of a promo chapters was having that if you spent $40 you got a $10 gift card.

So in this trip I bought:

This is the 6th book in the Star Darling series and all my reviews will be posted next week for this series.
This is a new book in the V.C Andrews and I really want to get back into the books and I have to say I like the cover and it sounds interesting.
I spotted Peach Cobbler Murder on the new release section and I have to say I am excited to read this and then perhaps watch the movie when it comes out on Lifetime.
Since I have been reading this series I am sort of excited to read before it all happened. Hopefully its a good read.
Finally the last item I bought was this New York The Big Apple calendar. I think this was the best deal of the day because it was 75%.

Total books bought in 2016: 9

Total books read from this purchase: 4

The Mailbox Post October 12th – 17th

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Mailbox Monday will no longer be hosted monthly by different bloggers.

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I am also going to be taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

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Good Morning everyone. I hope everyone had a good week.

This week I have two books to share with you that I bought a little awhile ago.

Snow Like Ashes has been on my radar since it came out in 2014 and I have been anxiously awaiting its paperback arrival so I was happy to see it was finally out so I went ahead and bought it.
Yes, My Accent is Real is another newly released book that I have been anxiously awaiting and when I saw that Chapters had it at 40% off I decided to grab it.

So this is all I have this week what about you? Did you get any new books? Have you read any of these?

The Mailbox Post October 5th to 10th

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Mailbox Monday will no longer be hosted monthly by different bloggers.

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Good Morning everyone. Its another weekend yea… I hope you had a good week. It was a good week here. Its crazy how fast the time is passing us by and I can’t believe we are in October already. Where did the time go?

This week I have another small book haul for you. I am almost back to my weekly coffee dates with a friend and it honestly feels good hanging out with friends who love books just as much as I do and we can literally walk around chapters for ever. We talk about children, school, our lives and books.

The Jewel has been one of those books that I have been wanting to pick up for awhile now and finally did. I really love the cover.

Another book that I have been anxiously awaiting to come out in paperback has been Trial by Fire. I haven’t read anything by Josephine before and I do have her books so I am excited to try this. Love the cover.


Chatelaine is one of my favorite Canadian magazines and I really don’t know why I don’t subscribe to it so that I can have it delivered to my door, oh yea thats right someone at Canada Post would always walk away with it so I stopped subscribing to it.

Do you have a favorite magazine?