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The Sunday Post [11]: Book Buying & Ebook Settlement Credits

March 30, 2014 by Kat Morrisey

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @
Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  Per Kimba’s website, “this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies.”

 

What a week! I came home from vacation on Monday afternoon and the week sped by. I had a ton to get done for school. I had to finish grading essays and post midterm grades while preparing a couple weeks of lesson plans. And on Friday, my car gave me problems and cost me a ton of money to fix. I was so not happy about that. I need to move somewhere with good public transportation. *sighs*

But on a happier note, I received my ebook settlement credits from Amazon and Barnes and Noble and so I had money to spend. And I did, of course. There were also a lot of sales this week on historicals and on a very popular series which blew my mind, since those books are rarely ever on sale.

And so, without further adieu, here’s the week in review:

On the Blog:

Nada. I know, I’m a slacker. But I was in Baltimore/D.C last week and didn’t get home until Monday and with having to catch up on work, I didn’t get a blot post in. Next week, I will have some posts, though. In fact, between my vacation and this week, I have six posts I am in the process of writing up and editing, so the next couple weeks will see some great books I read going up to share them everyone.

And yes, I changed my blogs theme…again. I have this need to change things, frequently. But the problem I’ve been having is, with the other theme, though I liked the background, the post area and font was too small. And I didn’t like the way the books were displayed. So I found this one and hopefully I can figure out a way to get rid of the blue background on the post titles, and then add my own background…somehow. This is the plan anyway. I have at least, solved the problem of media and images. That’s one thing off my WordPress “how the hell do I do this” list.

Around the Web:
“When Online Reviewing Is No Longer Fun” on the Dear Author blog. This is such a well written piece and it’s something authors need to remember. Reviews are for readers, not for authors-at least that’s what I -an author- thinks. And seriously some authors need to stop behaving like whiny little kids when someone doesn’t like their book. It’s embarrassing.

Books (note-all links go to Goodreads, unless otherwise stated):
Last week I didn’t post because I was on that short vacation and I didn’t think to do a Sunday Post before I left and schedule it ahead of time. I only bought one book on vacay though and it was:

I read the first in this series over the weekend and oh my goodness, I sobbed. I mean, honest to god ugly crying at a pivotal moment (or moments) in this book. It tore my heart out, and then, thankfully, put it back together again. So when we passed a Barnes & Noble at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore I had to run in and nab the second book. I also had a 20% off coupon. :D And just a note, the BN at the Inner Harbor is awesome. If you’re near there at some point, go in just to *look* at it. It’s an old power company that was renovated and it is gorgeous.

 

This week, I saw that some classic NRs were on sale –>Each book in The MacKade Brother’s Series were 1.99 so I had to grab those. Thank god they updated the covers. *shudders at the old ones*

BN was having a sale on “first in series” book, so I picked up First Grave on the Right. I’ve heard good things about it, and I figured, at 2.99, why not?

Running Back, book 2 in Allison Parr’s New York Leopards series, was free on AMZ. The first in the series, Rush Me, was $2.51. Since it’d been on my TBR list forever, I snapped up the first and got the second, too. It was like a BOGO sale, but not. :D

The four historicals I picked up were on sale at various times throughout the week. Some of these are first in series, so I am excited to get into them. Eventually. *grins* The Heiress Effect had been on sale (that’s second in a series) and I’m reading the first, so I nabbed that one. 

Mad About You (Laurel Heights #9) was free on Kindle yesterday (not sure how long sale is on for) and I’ve read (and have) several in this series so I picked this one up, as well.

And lastly….for the big, awesome, so excited was I that I actually squealed in my chair, books I bought:

#1-7 in the Black Dagger Brotherhood were on sale for 1.99 each yesterday!!! (don’t know if they still are on sale, but if so, and you like this series or want to try it, here’s your chance! I’ve never seen these on sale before.) I’ve only read the first 3, but have several others (4, 8, & 9) in paperback. So I snapped up books 5, 6, and 7 to add to the collection. I’ve no idea how long this sale is on for, but here are the covers and links to GR for the three I picked up.

                             

I know this seems like a lot of books, and it is. But there were some amazing sales this week on books I had on my TBR and I had credits from the ebook settlements that were sent out this week that I, of course, HAD to spend. And between that, and sales, well, how could I not one click?! I also read a lot of books on vacation (book reviews to come soon) , so I had space to fill up.

Having said that, and having put a dent in my ebook settlement credits, I will be backing off on the book buying and reading what I have for awhile. Or at least, I’m going to try.

Camp NaNo begins April 1st and ROW80 starts shortly thereafter, so my book buying will decrease quite a bit as I work on meeting my goals. My blog will likley be busy with updates, the book reviews I have set to post and, if I’m brave enough, maybe a snippet here and there, of my WiP. We’ll see how things go in that department. :)

What have you planned for the week? Read any great historical or highlanders lately that I might be missing? Or any good book/series at all, not just in those genres. I’m an equal opportunist when it comes to books-so long as there is a HEA, of course. And I love books with shy/”wallflower” heroines, so if I’m missing a series or book with that sort of trope, let me know. Have a great week, everyone; see you next Sunday!


13 Comments »

  1. Sorry about the car troubles and you cleaned up with the bookish sales. I like this theme. It is clean and clear to read :)
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    • Kat says:

      Thanks! I am slowly getting the hang of WP so I am getting more confident about trying new themes and fiddling around with things. :)

  2. Dani says:

    Sweet book haul this week! Wow, you have some very happy reading in your future! Enjoy and I look forward to your reviews!! My Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers
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  3. Omg! THE HEIRESS EFFECT! I love Courtney Milan. She’s easily one of my top most favorite authors, not just in the historical romance genre, but in general! :) I hope you enjoy reading her books. J.R. Ward, I’ve been thinking of picking up also. I haven’t ready anything from this author yet but with the much anticipated release of THE KING, I’m also thinking of starting the series myself. :)

    Happy week ahead and thanks for dropping by my Sunday Post :)
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    • Kat says:

      I had picked up the novella and first book ages ago. I’ve no idea why I waited. The novella sucked me right in and now I want to glom as many as I can. As for BDB, I bought the first two when I first got my Nook which was a long time ago (well it seems that way, lol). I get some from the library too, cause they are expensive at times. By the time I get to the King, it will likely be at my library. (I’m only on #4). Thanks for stopping by!

  4. RedIza says:

    I missed the BDB sale *headbangs against the wall*
    Sorry about the car and public transportation, I can relate…
    Have a great week !
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    • Kat says:

      Thanks for stopping by. Sorry you missed the sale! I use that ereader iq website and also I see lots of sales via twitter. I need to slow down the buying though-I have so many books to read! *hangs head in shame*

  5. Holy smokes! You have got to read the Charley Davidson series. So.Funny! And Reyes? *thud*

    I have the 1st BDB in paperback and have yet to read it. I will get to that series one of these days. *sigh*
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    • Kat says:

      There aren’t enough hours in the day. The first three books are some of my faves. I’ve heard that, as the series goes on, it gets a bit confusing, but so far, I’ve been happy with things. I need to get to #4 soon before I forget everything that’s happened already. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Kimberly says:

    Sorry to hear about the car troubles, that sucks! I see you cleaned up bookish wise though. I loved Lily Dalton’s book and hope you do to.

    Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post!

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

    • Kat says:

      Historicals are my crack. I posted a historical review this week and have four more for the next 2 weeks. I could read that genre forever, I just love ‘em so.

  7. Thanks for hightlighting the ‘When online reviewing is no longer fun’ , very interesting read and I couldn’t agree more. Great book haul, enjoy Have a great week and Happy Reading.
    My Sunday Post is here
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    • Kat says:

      Yes, that was a truly informative post and the comments were insightful too. Who knew that some could be so vicious about book reviews? It’s inconceivable to me.

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