The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–It’s Almost October! 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.

Here’s an update for the past two weeks.  First, I can’t believe it’s almost October.  I leave for OKC and the Grand National Morgan Horse Show in a little less than two weeks.  I am so looking forward to relaxing while watching the best Morgan horses in the country that are showcased in the competition.

I took the puppers to a private training lesson last week.  Bumble was pulling me during our walks, and totally ignoring me.  Rachel showed me some things to try with him, and I was AMAZED at how quickly and how well they worked.  He still needs a lot of work, but when I took them to the park for our walkie, they were both much improved.  I am so excited to work on some of his other trouble areas, especially how he reacts to other dogs.  He gets so nervous and thinks that he has to protect his little pack from danger, and I don’t like him to be so stressed out.  They go back for another lesson after OKC, but in the meantime, I will continue to work on improving his walking habits, and both of their listening skills.  When I ask them to come to me, I need them to pay attention to me!  Do any of you have problem areas with your dogs that you’d like to work on?

I also changed the template for the blog.  I was tired of the old one, and I wanted something a little more whimsical and colorful.  I’m not sure if this is the theme I’ll stick with, but I do like it.  It just needs some tweaking, so I have to find time to work on that.

I haven’t even mentioned all of the drama drama drama surrounding GoodReads.  They deleted user data with no advance notice, and no explanation.  This bothers me.  A lot.  They were trusted to safeguard the hard work of their users, and they destroyed that trust.  I don’t know that I will ever trust them again, and I am leery of posting anything there anymore.  I am in the (long, long, long) process of moving my book collection over to BookLikes.  As I get a better understanding of the site, I’ll share my experience using it.

How was your week?

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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:

This is two weeks of books

A Cadence Creek Christmas by Donna Alward (Special thank to the author for sending this)

Sickness Unto Death Vol 1 by Hikaru Asada & Takashiro Seguchi

The Flowers of Evil Vol 7 Shuzo Oshimi

The Lost Planet by Rachel Searles

In Love With a Wicked Man by Liz Carlyle

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman (I love Neil Gaiman)

The Diamond Deep by Brenda Cooper

A Terrible Love by Marata Eros

Pop Manga by Camilla D’Errico and Stephen W Martin

Stealing Home by Jennifer Seasons (Free for Kindle)

Cold Spell by Jackson Pearce

Curtsies & Conspiracies: Finishing School Book the Second by Gail Carriger

Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi (SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!)

Barefoot in the Grass by Judith Arnold (.99 for the Kindle)

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

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6 thoughts on “The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–It’s Almost October! Edition

  • September 29, 2013 at 1:29 pm
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    i’ll have to check out some of these, i haven’t seen a few of them before!

  • September 29, 2013 at 1:32 pm
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    I love the new look and am very curious about Cold Spell. Have fun on your trip and hope the week is a good one!

  • September 29, 2013 at 4:02 pm
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    The blog looks great! I am interested in starting the Finishing School Series. I have read some positive things for the first book. Great variety of books.

  • September 29, 2013 at 7:32 pm
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    I’ve also joined BookLikes, but haven’t really done much there yet. No time. Goodreads stepped in a really big pile of something putrid with their actions. So not cool.

    Awesome haul! Have a great week!

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