Added to the Bookshelf – 5/4/14

Posted May 4, 2014 by Melissa in Added to the Bookshelf | 24 Comments

(Inspired by Mailbox Monday, IMM, Clock Rewinders and the like)

Notes from Melissa

Another crazy busy week at work and a less busy week on the blog.  I think I’ve finally accepted the fact that I will never be able to post 7 days a week or review more than a few books a month and that will have to be ok for me.  There’s a lot less pressure when you finally let go!

Hubby and I went to an awesome Random House Open House event yesterday. So much fun – plus goodies!!

We got to meet some authors including Jenny McCarthy & Panache Desai :

I had a delish lunch…best sandwich ever…plus if you know me you know I love the name ‘WichCraft!!

And of course-Books!!

The Vacationers – Emma Straub
Wedding Night – Sophie Kinsella
Skink — No Surrender – Carl Hiaasen
The Wolf – Lorenzo Carcaterra
Cop Town – Karin Slaughter
Stirring the Pot: My Recipe for Getting What You Want Out of Life – Jenny McCarthy
Discovering Your Soul Signature: A 33-Day Path to Purpose, Passion & Joy – Panache Desai

The rest of the books that I got this week are below as usual!

Recently on Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

What I Read Last Week:

  • Starry Night – Debbie Macomber (Audiobook)
  • Savage Drift (Monument 14 #3) – Emmy Laybourne

What I Am Reading Today:

  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Mary Higgins Clark (Audiobook)
  • Outlander (Outlander #1) – Diana Gabaldon

For Review:

Since You’ve Been Gone – Anouska Knight
The White Magic Five and Dime ( A Tarot Mystery #1) – Steve Hockensmith & Lisa Falco
White Trash Love Song (White Trash Trilogy #3) – Teresa Mummert


Lord of the Flies – William Golding
Wishes – Jude Deveraux


That’s all for me this week!
What new goodies have arrived on your doorstep?
Leave me a link in the comments and I’ll come check out your post!

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24 responses to “Added to the Bookshelf – 5/4/14

  1. So many pretty books. I hope you’ll enjoy them all. 🙂

    I know what you mean about blogging and pressure – it starts to lose its appeal when blogging begins to feel like work and not fun. 🙁
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  2. Yea, I can’t post as often as I did when I first started blogging either but I think it’s good that we blog regardless 🙂 Cool haul. Most are new to me but all seem interesting. Nice that you got to meet authors and received autographs. Good for you 🙂

    Happy Sunday!

    IFB Stack!

  3. *throws confetti in the air* Yay!! No pressure blogging!!! You’ll be so happy 🙂

    I saw your pic this weekend from the Open House – How awesome you got to go! I’m insanely jealous!!! BTW, you and your hubs make a terribly cute couple!!! Thanks for sharing ALL your pics 🙂

    Have a great week!!

  4. I heard about that event and desperately wished I lived close enough to go! I LOVE the name ‘Wichcraft, that’s so freaking clever!! Plus, withes, you know you never can get enough!

    You got an awesome haul this week!! I’m going to have to mention The White Magic Five and Dime to my mom – it looks like a cozy mystery and she loves those.

    I hope you love all the books you got this week when you get around to them 😀
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  5. I hear ya, I am struggling keeping up with the blog and life, and I keep saying I am going to cut out Saturday reviews, and I will but for now with all the audiobooks and books I am reading I have to get them reviewed somewhere. Looks like you had a lot of fun at the signing!
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  6. Looks like a great author event, and your new books look good too. And with a name like that it’s got to be a good sandwich! 🙂

  7. It’s hard when you see other bloggers posting every day. But really you can only do what your schedule allows. You don’t need to stress yourself out. People will love your blog no matter what. 🙂
    Looks like you had a fantastic week! I love meeting authors. They are my rock stars.
    Have a great week and enjoy all your new books!
    Happy reading!

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  8. Same here, I gave up on posting every day long ago. At this point, I’m glad if I can post three times a week. But it’s definitely less pressure once you accept this. 🙂

    You got so many great books last week! I love Sophie Kinsella but Wedding Night was a bit… too much and too far-fetched for me, even though it had its funny moments. Hope you enjoy it more than I did!
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