Book Haul #24

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly event hosted on Tynga’s Reviews.  The Sunday Post is a weekly event hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  Here we can share what new books we’ve picked up this past week as well as other interesting book news.


stir me up

Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins
After seeing so many rave reviews for this book, I had to give it a try.  I’ve already read it, though, and I wasn’t madly in love.  I didn’t hate it or anything, I just didn’t love it.  My review with be up sometime in the next week or so.



Mothership by Martin Leicht & Isla Neal
I actually just finished this, too, and loved it!

Life Tidbits

  • Friday, I managed to almost break my foot when I stepped off a curb . . .  while I was on vacation.  I had to go to the emergency room, and luckily there isn’t a serious break.  But it’s severely sprained, with stress fractures and a possible torn ligament.  I’ll know more when I go to an orthopedist next week.  My foot is in a splint now, and I’m hobbling around on crutches.  Let’s just say I’m not the best with crutches.  I’ll probably be out of work for a week, since I can barely get around, and I certainly can’t drive with my right foot in a splint.  I’m the biggest klutz ever, apparently.  I mean, I was just stepping off a curb!
  • Besides the foot debacle, I did have a nice mini-vacation.  It was very relaxing, which was exactly what I wanted.
  • I just joined Amazon Prime.  Are any of you a member?  What are your thoughts?  Do you love it?  I’m excited to give it a try.



About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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12 Responses to Book Haul #24

  1. I absolutely love Amazon Prime. I watch so many tv shows that way. I picked up “Stir Me Up” but I haven’t had a chance to read it. Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  2. ChrissiReads says:

    Ouch! Your foot sounds painful! At least you can read and relax for a bit? Trying to find a positive! I’ve heard people rave about Stir Me Up, but haven’t yet added it to my TBR. I don’t always get on with hyped books! Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  3. Oh man. I hate foot injuries. they take so long to recover from. Heard really good things about Stir Me Up. Come check out my stack of books as well.
    My STS

  4. OMG I’m glad you didn’t break your foot! My cousin and a colleague’s friend had that happen.. such a freak accident that stepping off a curb could hurt you that badly! 😦

    Michele | My StS | Giveaway

  5. I am so sorry about your foot. Stress fractures and torn ligaments are very painful. I hope you feel better soon. I really liked Stir Me Up. I hope you enjoy it also.

  6. Jan says:

    Oh, I’m sorry about your foot. I can empathize since I fell off a curb years ago broke a broke off a piece of my kneecap. Hard to believe just falling off a curb can do these things. I hope you get good news from the orthopedist.

    I picked up Mothership this week, too! Glad you liked it. I haven’t read it yet, but liked the sound of it. Take care and have a good week.

  7. Oh, no….I can sympathize, as I’ve been known to step off curbs and hurt myself…not too bad so far, but I am trying to walk slowly and carefully….

    I have pondered signing up for Prime….but haven’t yet. I should, since I regularly order books from Amazon.

    Enjoy your week…and rest your foot. Here’s MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

  8. My husband has been trying to get me to sign up for Amazon Prime, I’m beginning to think I should. 🙂 Enjoy the new books.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s Sunday Post

  9. Sorry to hear about your foot, those kinds of injuries are the worst! Hope you are better soon. My STS

  10. I am a huge fan of Amazon Prime. I stopped pre-ordering books before I had it because I always had to pay the shipping for one book and by then, I could have just went to B&N and bought it at full price. Sigh. But I have loved it and it makes it super easy for me to buy gifts and kind of be more conscious of my spending. I say it’s a good move 🙂

    I’m sorry you didn’t like Stir Me Up. 😦 I feel sad.

  11. Merin says:

    I’m so behind that when I saw you mention your ankle injury, I had no idea what you were talking about, so immediately had to go back through your posts to see what I’d missed! I hope the pain is a little better at this point, and that you heal up quicker than what the doctor is predicting. My stepdad actually broke his foot stepping off a curb, which is just crazy. You shouldn’t be able to injure yourself completing a simple task like that!

    As for Amazon Prime, I LOVE it. Best money I’ve ever spent, seriously. I love the fast shipping, and the fact that you can borrow e-books for free. The videos sound like a good deal, too, even though I’ve never used that particular feature.

    Feel better soon!

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