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

Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post.
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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.

BoughtBorrowedBagged

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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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?

The Mailbox Post September 28th to October 3rd

Source: Book Bought
Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post.
The hosts of the mailbox memes are:

Tynga's Reviews

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.

BoughtBorrowedBagged

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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Hello everyone. Its hard to believe that we are already into October, where is the time going? Its been a busy September with high school and hockey starting. With all that has gone on this summer I am so happy to be back into hockey to take my mind off of things.

I don’t have a big haul for you today and its only a few things that I bought in September.

Recently Chapters/Indigo changed their plum rewards and they had an 10x the plum points when you spent a min of $30 so I wanted to take advantage of that promotion in a effort to build up my plum points so that come December I can cash them in for Christmas gifts.

Here is what I picked up:



I spotted this Asobu Pure Flavour 2 Go water bottle. I know I don’t drink enough water so I am hoping this will help me drink more water. Have you ever tried this? Do you have a favorite mix to add to your water? Please let me know.

So that is all I got this week. Check back this month when I plan on reviewing all the YouTuber’s books I have to date.

Review/ George

Review/ GeorgeGeorge by Alex Gino
Published by Scholastic Inc. on August 25th 2015
Pages: 208
Goodreads
Genres: Bullying, Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult

BE WHO YOU ARE. When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy.   With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

George by Alex Gino has been a book that has been on my radar for quite some time now and its been on my wishlist since then so this past weekend I decided to pick it up when I visited a little indie bookstore in my area.

BE WHO YOU ARE is literally something I live by and I wish more people would actually do this. I loved the message behind the book and I can’t even image the struggles some children and people must go through in life.

If you look at George you will see a boy because he looks, dresses and acts like a boy but on the inside there is a girl screaming to get out and be recognized for who she is. George is only ten years old and she is struggling to keep this deep dark secret inside her. Being a kid is always a hard  but when you have a secret that could possibly make things worse for you its even harder for you and throw in a bully who likes to make fun of you and wants to fight you.

George is in the fourth grade and this year her class is putting on the play, Charlotte’s Web. Which is a favorite of mine. Who doesn’t like Charlotte’s Web?

George decides she wants to play Charlotte which we all know is a girl’s part but for George its a way that she can actually feel like a real girl for once and be who she feels inside around her friends and family who have no clue about what is going on.

George’s best friend is Kelly and they both decide to rehearse together for the part. Eventually George decides to let Kelly in on her secret and knowing its a huge risk she is taken but I have to say I thought Kelly handled the situation extremely well and I would only wish more kids had a friend like Kelly in their lives.

When the day for the auditions happen Ms. Udell is not happy that George wants to audition for the part of Charlotte and tells George that it won’t happen that he can have another part but George says no that if she can’t be Charlotte she wants no other part in the play.

Fast forward to the day of the play and Kelly and George come up with a plan that in the second performance they would switch. Ms Udell is not happy but thankfully Principal Maldonado came to the  rescue and told George that if she ever needed to talk her door was always open and I think that is what kids need to hear that someone will be there to hear them speak.

As a parent I have always let Michael know that we are not all the same but we all deserve love and respect from one another and that it doesn’t matter who we are, what color our skin is its whats inside that counts. When I look back over the last 12 years of Michael’s life I see that I have instilled those values and he treats everyone with kindness, love and respect and that everyone is a person no matter what.

 

 

The Mailbox Post September 21st to 26th

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Good Morning everyone. Its hard to believe its time for another peek into my mailbox. As I am sitting her writing this I am shocked that we are already at the end of the month. Where is the time going?

Anyways I have two books I want to share with you that I recently purchased on a recent shopping trip with my friend, Jennifer,  to a indie bookstore near me and its Babar Books and they are:
George by Alex Gino has been on my wishlist of books for quite a few months now and I am really happy that I finally picked it up. I have read this book already and my review will be up this week.

The next book I picked up was Violent Ends. It just recently came out and this is the first time I heard about it.

In a one-of-a-kind collaboration, seventeen of the most recognizable YA writers—including Shaun David Hutchinson, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, and Beth Revis—come together to share the viewpoints of a group of students affected by a school shooting.

It took only twenty-two minutes for Kirby Matheson to exit his car, march onto the school grounds, enter the gymnasium, and open fire, killing six and injuring five others.

But this isn’t a story about the shooting itself. This isn’t about recounting that one unforgettable day.

This is about Kirby and how one boy—who had friends, enjoyed reading, playing saxophone in the band, and had never been in trouble before—became a monster capable of entering his school with a loaded gun and firing on his classmates.

Each chapter is told from a different victim’s viewpoint, giving insight into who Kirby was and who he’d become. Some are sweet, some are dark; some are seemingly unrelated, about fights or first kisses or late-night parties. This is a book of perspectives—with one character and one event drawing them all together—from the minds of some of YA’s most recognizable names.

This sounds like it will be a powerful and intense read. Have you read this one yet?

So that is what I got this week, what about you?

The Mailbox Post September 14th – 19th

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Hello every body. I hope you all had a great week. Its been an okay week here. My son is back in school ( 11 days) and he is adjusting to life in high school and we are almost back into hockey once again. We are just wrapping up a pre-camp and then its onto evaluations to determine what level of PeeWee he will be playing. It will either be level A or B and I think depending on how he plays he could be in the A level.

This week it was a little crazy in books and I know I went over board but I am thinking that my chapters shopping will be limited very soon to how often I  will be going. So I picked up:

I am really enjoying Ask The Passengers by A.S. King so I went ahead and picked the other books that were out.

I also grabbed Marie Lu’s The Young Elites because it was out in paperback and I really enjoyed the Legend series. So I am excited to see what this new series will be like.

Have you read any of these books?