Stacking The Shelves is hosted at Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality & The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer.

I have combined these two in a Weekly Wrap-up post because I’m a lazy bum.

I’m following Bookish Owlette‘s idea and offer my support to fellow bloggers by doing a FOLLOW TRAIN. You must leave a comment below confirming that you followed my blog and I’ll do the same!

Well, I’ve given up thinking about my TBR list, I’ll just happily one-click whatever catches my eye. I have no impulse control whatsoever #sorrynotsorry




In preparation for next month’s #RARE signing in Rome I bought a couple of books and the first batch arrived this week. Unfortunately two of the books will stay behind because Thea Harrison had to cancel due to health reasons. Makes me sad, because she was one of my unicorn authors.

I received one ARC this week – Thank you to Loveswept and Kate Meader!

The closer it gets to my vacation in Italy the more I feel I need it. I’m feeling a little spread thin with work, the blog and school. It’s partly my own fault because I’m overbooking myself and school is taking a backseat at the moment simply because I can’t just work full-time and do school without doing anything fun. However, I need to get back into the habit of doing classes.

I’ve been working out twice, three times a week for a couple of weeks now and I really feel so much better. I also stopped eating sugar a couple of days ago so I’m curious how that’s gonna work out. I hear that many people feel better and more energetic once they gave up sugar. Does any of you have any experience with that?



  • Filthy Gods by R. Scarlett is the start of the American Gods series and I enjoyed this novella so much. I couldn’t believe that it was really only a novella, it feels like a full length novel. I’m a first-time reader of R. Scarlett’s but it only took this story to reel me in. Can’t wait for the first full length book in this series!
  • A Dom is Forever by Lexi Blake is the third in the Masters & Mercenaries series and I enjoyed this one more than the first two. I’m on the home run of the first five stories and there are some new characters I really want to read more about.
  • Planet Dragos by Thea Harrison finishes up Dragos and Pia’s story line. That’s a little like saying goodbye to friends.


I’m planning to post a couple of reviews next week.

Of course there’ll also be a couple of promo posts.

Well, that’s it from me. Did you get any books I need to buy? My one-clicker is happy to comply. Oh, that rhymes! 


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  • Ooooh a JLA book! I used to read her books as soon as they came out but I’ve kind of lost track of her writing with so many other books getting in between. *sniffles*

    Happy Reading! ♥

    • I have had her on my TBR forever but never got around. This one was on sale (yay)!
      Have a great week!

    • Thank you! It’s still a while until I’m leaving but I cant wait!
      Have an awesome week!

  • Oh, that’s too bad one of your faves cancelled 🙁 at least there’s the others, right?
    I hope you’ll enjoy the vacation 🙂 those never come fast enough!
    I have actually given up sugar once – but it actually takes at least 3 weeks to kick in. Before those three weeks, you’ll feel very sleepy. I kicked ALL sugar, fruit and bread and other carbs included xD wasn’t easy. But if you still eat natural sugars, go easy and let yourself have some fruit on the first days. It will help with the transition 🙂
    LOL the moth jooke xDDDD

    • Yeah, I was a little bummed…but nothing I can do!

      I’m not removing natural sugars, only the refined ones. The body needs a little sugar that comes with fruit, so I’m not removing those from the menu but I’m already losing weight so that’s a huge plus!

  • I have seriously thought of giving up sugar, they say it’s SO bad for you and I eat probably way too much of sugary stuff. *sigh* Plus our modern diet is so loaded with it, seems like. Good luck with it! And yay for Italy!! That would be a fun place to look forward to. 🙂

    Oh my gosh that Moth thing cracked me up! Horrible moth… 🙂

    • I know I eat way too much sugar! I see chocolate and I just can’t help myself and get just one piece, it needs to be the whole damn thing LOL! Removing sugar from my diet is definitely helping to shed a little weight!

      Have a great week, Greg!

  • So, I just had to go and buy Midnight Sins now. 🙂 Hope the giving up the sugar works for you. I am hypoglycemic, so I need a certain amount to keep my levels up. Hoep you enjoy all those really good book you got and your week ahead too.

  • Italy sounds like a dream vacation! I hope the time goes fast for you til the day get get there, then slows down so you can enjoy it. Sorry to hear one of your favorites cancelled, I hate that.
    Good for you on working out and quitting sugar. I have thought about quitting sugar, but then I have no idea what I would eat. Everything I consume has some sort of sugar, or at least my favorites do (coffee especially!). That’s quite a haul! Enjoy all your new reads and have a great week!

    • LOL I get that…I couldn’t live without chocolate for a while >.< It was really time to kick that habit!

  • Self Control is over rated. I have non and totally ok with it. lol You got a lot of awesome books so I think you did good with the one clicking. 🙂

    There are a lot of things I want to cut out but I am such a fan of food I think I am scared it will leave me eating things I don’t like. lol Sugar is a big one. Good luck with it, I am curious to see how you feel after not doing it. That is one I wish I had the strength to do.

    Have fun at RARE! That event sounds so awesome! 🙂

    Have a great week, Astrid! Happy Reading!

  • I’m highly anticipating the release of Atticus by Sawyer Bennett. It can’t come out too soon for me. I really love the dog on the cover. I’ve not read any of her books so it will be my first. Looks like you grabbed a lot of good books this week!

    • Hello back at ya! Good to see you around. <3
      Book signings are fun! I don't get to go very often but RARE usually has some really big names.

      Have a great weekend, Mary!

  • Oh my gosh, Astrid, my one-click finger is out of control as well! I’m super jealous you get to go to Italy next month, how fun is that? I get really frustrated when authors cancel for signings! I know it happens sometimes, but there are a few that I’ve even bought plane tickets for (family lived there too though), and then weeks before 3 of them dropped out. I had already purchased books as well. It’s a bummer for sure. You’re going to have so much fun though – can’t wait to see your photos!! =D

    • Gah, that sucks 🙁 3 weeks before the signing is harsh. Kate Stewart cancelled too which is super-sad but there are still many authors I’m going for so it’s alright (even one of my unicorn authors – Kristen Callihan, I totally fan-girl over her).

      I’ll post pics for sure! I’ll be spending 12 days in Italy so I’ll have lots to post about 😀

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