📚🎁 A (sort-of) Christmas Book Haul 🎁📚

Christmas 2021 book haul

Happy First Friday of 2022! How has your year been going so far?

It’s been a bit topsy-turvy at work this week due to rising cases and weather. At the moment, my area is at high risk. So we are doing our best to keep calm and stay safe.

I haven’t made much progress in my current reads. One I’m really enjoying so far and the other I haven’t started but it’s all good. Trying not to rush getting reading done.

I got new books around Christmas and with Christmas money. The last of the books finally arrived yesterday, which put a big smile on my face.

Pictured above are all the physical books. I got:

  • Spy x Family by Tatsuya Endo (volumes 2-6), and
  • Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce

A few ebooks I got (not pictured):

  • Dark Alpha’s Caress by Donna Grant
  • Fire & Flood by Demitria Lunetta
  • Archangel’s Kiss by Anna Santos, and
  • The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C.J. Archer

You can surely guess how happy I am to have more books to add to my bookshelf and kindle.

Spy x Family – I hope to have time to set aside to binge read soon. Lady Knight – this is one of my all-time favorite books by one of my all-time favorite authors so a reread is incoming! Dark Alpha’s Caress – I’ve been meaning to get back to this series for a long time and when I saw the ebook was 99 cents I HAD to get it. Archangel’s Kiss – a freebie that was recommended in another author’s newsletter. Fire & Flood and The Watchmaker’s Daughter – other freebies that sounded interesting enough for me to want to try.

That’s it for today. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Stay safe! 💙

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Username Bookstack Challenge

Hey there, Bookworms!

Over the weekend I dared to attempt a bookstack challenge by a fellow bookstagrammer, @riahwamby‘s, called #readyourusername challenge and succeeded for the most part. You make a bookstack with books whose titles begin with each letter of your Instagram username.

This was difficult as my username is really long. But the hardest part was finding three books that start with the letter “O.” I only owned two books, so the last one* is missing. I did however insert a book that I’d already read.

My Insta-Username Stack: @thebookshelfcorner

[T]ouch of Power

[O]live’s Ocean
[O]f Shadow Born
[K]night of the Silver Circle
[S]now Like Ashes
[H]alt’s Peril
[L]ost Queen, The
[F]lame of Sevenwaters

[O]nce and For All*
[R]ed Queen
[N]at Enough
[E]rak’s Ransom
[R]oyal Ranger, The

I enjoyed this challenge and got a very lovely picture of these books. My favorites from this stack (which I’d also recommend) are Bloodhound, Snow Like Ashes, Flame of Sevenwaters, Once and For All, Erak’s Ransom, and The Royal Ranger. I hope everyone has a great week!

Happy Reading!!!

A New Favorite Book Has Emerged: “The Beautiful” by Renée Ahdieh

Happy Sunday, Bookworms!

Yes, it’s Sunday and Day 12 of self-isolation. Thank you @hungryandhappy for the reminder 😊

I just woke up from a nap after binge reading The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh until I finished it. This book was sooooo good I can’t even! I wish I could read book 2, The Damned, now instead of waiting until June! (Review TBA)

I do and I don’t know what to read next! I’m just so hyped to read all the books on my nightstand. The struggles of a bookworm are way too real! But I’ll probably stick to my original plan double read The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross and Anglebound by Christina Bauer.

Also, pictured is a black and read book stack (my favorite color combo to wear) most prudent in color for the book I just finished. Why is it so tall? I have no idea. But it’s a lovely sight to behold.

As always, I wish you all good health and happy reading!

Stay safe. Stay home. Wash your hands.

Stronger Together.

My 5 Weeks Off Work TBR List

Hello, Bookworms!

Here’s my TBR for the next five weeks I’m off work. I have 9 physical books and 5 ebooks picked out. It will be interesting to see how many I can get through.

I hope you all are having a good Monday. I had work today and I’m exhausted physically and mentally. There was way too much stimulation and craziness and running around and people-ing for me but i tried to tough it out. I’m resting for the remainder of the day. I have one more day of work tomorrow and then I’m done.

The ebooks not pictured are Flame by Donna Grant (CR/ARC), The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune (ARC), Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen, Dragon Mount by Jennifer M. Eaton, and The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco.