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Stacking The Shelves #130/Sunday Post #62

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. Its a weekly post to showcase what books you got, recap the week, and talk about what will be coming up this week on the blog!


More book mail from Scholastic. Thanks Scholastic! They both sound pretty interesting. 

Stacking The Shelves #129/Sunday Post #61

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. Its a weekly post to showcase what books you got, recap the week, and talk about what will be coming up this week on the blog!



So more book mail from Scholastic this week! Thanks Scholastic! I actually squealed a little when I opened the package with Last of Her Name! I've actually been super excited about it and even thought about requesting the ARC. So I'm really happy I got one unsolicited. It's a retelling inspired by Anastasia but set in space! For those of you who don't know, the whole Anastasia legend is part of  how my daughter got her name. So I'm super into things based on it! :D 

2018 Dystopia Reading Challenge: December Link-Up

Welcome to the December Link-Up for the 2018 Challenge! Wow. It's the last month of the year! Sign-Ups for 2019's Challenge are up. I hope we all had a good reading year! 

Each month you can link-up your reviews of dystopia challenge books. I hope it'll help you keep up with your goals! Linking up your dystopia challenge reviews also helps to let everyone see whats being read and to help others find new books! I know I read some of my favorite dystopia books based on seeing recommendations and reviews of them! You could possibly help someone find their new favorite book! :D

LINK-UP GUIDELINES

  • Link up your book reviews under "Review Link-up" as follows: Name of book @ Your blog name, Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, etc.
  • Although I won't make it mandatory, I'd love it if you would comment on other reviews posted in the link up! Its a great way to get everyone involved and talking!

2019 Dystopia Reading Challenge Sign-Up

Welcome to the 5th annual Dystopia Reading Challenge! 2019 is my second year hosting it and I'm so excited about it! I'll be hosting some giveaways, we'll be playing bingo, and of course we are still going to earn our fun badges from years past!

If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask them in the comments!

THE GUIDELINES

  • This challenge will run from January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.
  • You can join at anytime before December 1, 2018.
  • Books must be read and reviewed in 2018.
  • Audiobooks, re-reads, short stories, and crossovers are fine.
  • You don't have to be a book blogger to participate! You can track your progress on Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, Youtube, etc.
  • Sign up below with your post, shelf, etc. and leave a comment letting us know what your personal goal is. 
  • Can be combined with other challenges! Cuz who doesn't like reading books that count for multiple challenges??
  • Link up your reviews on the bi-annual post we'll provide!
  • Use the hashtag #2019DystopiaReads to share your bingo boards, reviews, and chat with others on Twitter (and Instagram if you use that as well) doing the challenge!

November Wrap-Up & December TBR

So November wasn't that great of a month for me. Not much reading got done. I was pretty busy with holiday planning and birthday party planning. But also as the end of the month came around my depression really started to set in. The past week or so has been really hard on me and thus far, it hasn't got much better. It takes time for me to come out of a bout of depression when it sets in like it has. But I'm here, and I still want to socialize with you guys. I'm just not promising a lot of reviews for December. Sometimes I get lost in reading when I'm depressed, sometimes I can't focus on it for the life of me. So we'll see how things go.

What I Read This Month:

Stacking The Shelves #128/Sunday Post #60

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. Its a weekly post to showcase what books you got, recap the week, and talk about what will be coming up this week on the blog!


This was my only Black Friday sale buy. I technically bought it during the weekend sales but still. Newly released hardcover 50% off and an extra 10% off with membership. Only paid $8.99 for it! What a steal!!! I'm really excited to read this! I was so surprised with how much I actually enjoyed Renegades, so I'm looking forward to seeing the next part of this story!

New Releases: Week of November 27, 2018

Love à la Mode
Author: Stephanie Kate Strohm
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: November 27, 2018

Take two American teen chefs, add one heaping cup of Paris, toss in a pinch of romance, and stir. . . .

Rosie Radeke firmly believes that happiness can be found at the bottom of a mixing bowl. But she never expected that she, a random nobody from East Liberty, Ohio, would be accepted to celebrity chef Denis Laurent's school in Paris, the most prestigious cooking program for teens in the entire world. Life in Paris, however, isn't all cream puffs and crepes. Faced with a challenging curriculum and a nightmare professor, Rosie begins to doubt her dishes.

Henry Yi grew up in his dad's restaurant in Chicago, and his lifelong love affair with food landed him a coveted spot in Chef Laurent's school. He quickly connects with Rosie, but academic pressure from home and his jealousy over Rosie's growing friendship with gorgeous bad-boy baker Bodie Tal makes Henry lash out and push his dream girl away.

Desperate to prove themselves, Rosie and Henry cook like never before while sparks fly between them. But as they reach their breaking points, they wonder whether they have what it takes to become real chefs.

Perfect for lovers of Chopped Teen Tournament and Kids Baking Championship, as well as anyone who dreams of a romantic trip to France, Love la Mode follows Rosie and Henry as they fall in love with food, with Paris, and ultimately, with each other.