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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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 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.