The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves –June 24 Edition

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

Last weekend was the second horse show of the year.  I took Elle, and I drove her in one class.  I had the trainer drive her in the championship class, as well as ride her in the Junior Horse class.  I hope I can show her under saddle soon, but I don’t want to rush anything, so I’m taking a wait and see approach.  Elle drives so nicely for me, and I hate to have a mediocre saddle class the first time I try to ride her, just because I am being impatient.  Here are a few pictures from the show:


Here Elle is getting tacked for a harness class.

This is me driving her.  I was the only amateur in the Junior horse driving class, and I have to admit that I was a little nervous to be driving with all of the trainers.  One of the horses was kind of crazy Smile

This is Cool and my friend trotting into the arena.

If you like puppies, do not EVER go to a horse show!  All you will see are cute, fluffy puppies that you want to steal and bring home with you!

It was very hot and humid at the show, and it was playing havoc on my asthma, so I didn’t have the opportunity to take many pictures.  I hope that I will be able to snap a few more at the next show, which will be at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.  In other horsey news, I was finally able to pet the twins!  I helped give them vitamins, so I was able to hold them and cuddle with them.  The chestnut filly is my favorite, and she is soft and fuzzy like a stuffed animal.  They both weigh around 140 pounds now, and they are growing every day.

In terms of books, I had a crazy good week, with a constant barrage of awesomeness hitting the mailbox.  Lots of great MG and YA titles that I can’t wait to dive into!

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews to share new additions to our library.  Click here to learn more about it.

New Arrivals at the Café:

The Seduction of Phaeton Black by Jillian Stone

The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski

Eve & Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate

Homesick by Kate Klise

The Seven Tales of Trinket by Shelley Moore Thomas

On the Road to Mr Mineo’s by Barbara O’Connor

Safekeeping by Karen Hesse

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

Thief’s Covenant by  Ari Marmell

False Covenant by Ari Marmell

The Drops of God Vol 4 by Tadashi Agi & Shu Okimoto

GTO: 14 days in Shonan Vol 3 by Toru Fujisawa

A great big thanks to the publishers for their continued support!

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9 thoughts on “The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves –June 24 Edition

  • June 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Ellie is so pretty and you both look fantastic racing. Great book haul..I would like to read Adam and i look forward to your review. Have an awesome week and thanks for being a part of The Sunday Post

  • June 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Looks like you had quiet the week! I have never done anything with horses but after reading The Scorpio Races I would really love to ride one some day ^^

    In bookish news I’m super jealous of Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue I have heard some great things about those series and can’t wait to hear what you think!

  • June 24, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    That’s such a cool picture of you driving Elle! And, your horse is magnificent. She’s beautiful! 🙂

  • June 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    I loved Thief’s Covenant and I’m just about to start False Covenant! Eve and Adam also sounds really good, happy reading! 🙂

    My Haul

  • June 25, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Great summary from your horse show! You look great driving Ellie.

    Wow! What a haul this week!

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