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Saturday, December 02, 2017

Stacking the Shelves [283]

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It's the holiday season! Hopefully that means all of you might receive some wonderful books in the coming weeks? I know I'm looking forward to hopefully having some reading time, but I'm starting to realize how working moms do it. Or don't. Every day is a conscious choice, a constant battle of priorities. Sometimes reading wins (or insert other hobby here). Sometimes your infant catches a terrible cold and you remember both sleep and reading with a desperation bordering on insanity. Still, I've managed to add a few things to my shelves. Here's hoping I get to read them. 

The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith
Recently completed. 
My library had a visit by Amber Smith & Robin Benway (below), so frantically read something of theirs. This was an intense book and carries you through the emotions of the main character so much that you feel it while reading. Unforgettable.

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
Recently completed.
This was a fun book about a girl breaks up with a musician and he writes a song about her. This is about the chaotic aftermath that makes her a household name.

Crucible of Gold (Temeraire, 7) by Naomi Novik
Recently completed.
Stay tuned for a review at some point...

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
Currently Reading
I'm in the middle of this beautiful short story collection. 

The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman
Currently reading.

Warcross by Marie Lu
Recently Completed.
Review to come.

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Currently Reading

Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Currently Checked Out...

P.S. Apologies for not getting this up asap this morning! We've been dealing with some illness because that's what happens when your children go to daycare. :) 

Kara is a teen librarian living in the southeastern US with her husband (who listens to books), young daughter (who sleeps with books), and dog (who tastes the books). She loves all sorts of books, but mostly YA, and will never catch up to all of the wonderful things to read.

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  1. Mine is six and I still struggle with the balance between work, family and reading/blogging, especially now that my daughter is involved in outside activities right and left. Something always has to give. As you say, it comes down to priorities--and often family and work take precedence. And yet we persevere, don't we? I feel for you, Kara. Hang in there!

    Dear Martin is on my wish list. I keep hearing such great things about it. I hope you love Masked City. It's such a fun series. I hope you enjoy all of your books! Have a great month of December!

    1. Thank you for the solidarity, fellow mom!

  2. Oh sorry to hear about your little one. Hopefully you'll find the time to read all your new books. I just finished Warcross this week and loved it. Have a wonderful day.

  3. Oh so many of these are on my wish list / tbr! I hope you love Language of Thorns, Warcross, All the Crooked Saints to start!

  4. I hope the little one is feeling better. You added so many great books! I recently bought Audrey, Wait! and hope to read it in the new year. I have heard so many good things. Loved Warcross, but have not gotten to Saints or Thorns. Enjoy them all!

  5. Ya have to prioritize...and sneak those reading moments in wherever you can. I always carry something to read on, no matter where I go. Hope you have a great week and find some relaxing time for yourself.

  6. I hear you and I hate to say it, but my son is 10 and I still struggle to find that balance, lol. I hope your little one is feeling better now and that you have a great week!

  7. I really want to read The Invisible Library. I have that on audio. Yes, it's very tough to find time to read when you have little ones. Listening to audiobooks enabled me to squeeze in reading time that I otherwise wouldn't have had! Have a good week.