Saturday, July 29, 2017

Stacking it up & Sunday Post



Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews where bloggers discuss the books that they have borrowed from the library or bought to add to their shelves. I personally think it's a fabulous idea, so shoutout to them!

I went to Chapters today, just to relax because who doesn't love relaxing at the bookstore?! Then I saw such an incredible deal that I needed to take advantage of! Three books for ten dollars!!! 3 for $10! What an amazing deal. So I decided to go ahead and pick three books! I got 1984 by George Orwell, The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli and To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway



I've already read 1984, but I really wanted to add it to my book collection, and read it again! I just had to get The Prince because I'm a political science major, so why not?! I decided to throw in To Have and Have Not too as my third book. I'm super excited to read these books! Stay tuned for the reviews! Please leave a comment below if you've read any of these books, and what you thought of them!



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer in which bloggers are able to share news and happenings in their lives on their blog. This idea is fantastic and I look forward to participating in this in the future as well.


Currently Reading


At the moment, I am reading Unsub by Meg Gardiner! I am quite a few chapters in, and my oh my is this book good! It's super action-packed, thrilling and just all around gripping. Keep an eye out for my review of the novel, which will be posted soon!


What am I reading next?


I'm super excited to get started on these books! Let me know if you've read any of them, and your thoughts on them! 


What did I do this week?

I've mostly been reading, writing and watching a lot of Survivor this past week. Honestly just binge-watching past seasons, it's so fun! I went to the bookstore yesterday, browsed the shelves while drinking some delicious Starbucks! How can you go to the bookstore without drinking some coffee?! Am I right? So I relaxed there for a bit, then went to eat lunch at Freshii! I got the Oaxaca bowl, and it was SO yummy! What's your favourite bowl from Freshii?

Today I went hiking, and stopped at a beach along the way (check out the pictures)! The water and sand was so clean, which was quite surprising! While relaxing on the beach I read a bit of The Accident by S. D. Monaghan and ate some energizing food to refuel after the hike. It was a pretty great day, the weather was fabulous and the place we went to was quite nice. Can't wait for more summer adventures!


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65 comments:

  1. Wow, ya know them desi's always gotta take advantage of them deals. 😂
    Ahaha jokes, awesome choices - waiting for the reviews!

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  2. That cover for The Prince is amazing! I want to eventually buy a better copy of 1984. I just own a mass paperback version.

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    1. I love the cover too! 1984 is a classic, hopefully you find a better copy soon!

      -El

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  3. Oh Chapters is the best! Do you live in Canada? I haven't read any of these books but I'm glad you got them at a good price :D

    lisa
    thisinkwell.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, I live in Canada! ^.^

      Thanks so much!

      - El

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    2. Great! I live in Canada too! What province (if you don't mind me asking)?

      Welcome <3

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    3. No problem! ON! How about yourself? :)

      - El

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    4. Same here - ON :D North or south?

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  4. I read 1984 a few years ago but I definitely want to read it again as I remember really enjoying it. xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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    1. It's a good one! I'm excited to read it because I had to read it for school last time, and didn't enjoy it too much at that time.

      - El

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  5. Wow, the bookstory must be awesome. Mine near my house isn't that good. I can't stand up long enough without someone ask me to move because the place is SO small.
    Anyway, I hope you enjoy these new books. Have a wonderful week. :)

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    1. The bookstore is awesome! ^.^

      Awww! Small bookstores have their own charm, right?

      Hope you have a fantastic week too!

      - El

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  6. I love 1984. Great haul and that is a bargain! Have a great week. - Katie

    Here's my STS --> http://justanothergirlandherbooks.blogspot.de/2017/07/stacking-shelves-29-july-2017.html

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  7. Damn, I'm gonna have to go visit my Chapters... I haven't read any of those, but they're classics for a reason! :)

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  8. I remember reading 1984 when I was in high school. The rest of your books look interesting.

    Grace

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    1. I read it in high school too! Did you enjoy it?

      - El

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  9. Those are really good! And the price offer is pretty good too :)

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  10. Well done on the book haul! What a bargain!

    Hope you enjoy all the new books and that they look fantastic on your shelf. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog and following!

    *New Follower*

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  11. I do love the cover of that edition of 1984! Much more interesting than the boring classic looking one I have, haha. Enjoy!

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    1. I know, right?! I thought it looked super cool!

      - El

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  12. OOoh 3 for $10? It would be a crime not to buy books if they had ones in that category that you wanted! Lol! Great deals!!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Exactly! It was an amazing deal! :)

      I'll check out your STS as well!

      - El

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  13. Books sales are the best!! That's great you were able to find some new reads. I'll be curious to hear your thoughts on them! Happy reading! :)

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  14. Such classics. 1984 is the only one I read though. And it certainly stands the test of time for being a good one. Happy reading.

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  15. We need a Chapters in my area, sounds like they have great deals. I haven't read any of the books you have listed, although 1984 has been on my TBR list for awhile now, hopefully soon. Enjoy all your new books and have a wonderful day.

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    1. Chapters is great! ^.^

      Thank you, and you have a wonderful day as well!

      - El

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  16. 3 books for 10 dollars is such a great deal! I really want to read more of Ernest Hemingway-- I'm sure I've read one or two of his works through school but I want to give them a go now that they aren't required reading.

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    1. That's exactly how I feel! I somehow hate all required readings, but if I read them once school is over, I enjoy them!

      - El

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  17. The covers of these books are great—1984's is so creepy!

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    1. I know, right?! I love the simplicity of the covers! Oh my gosh, 1984 is super creepy!!!!

      - El

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  18. I love the cover of The Prince and can you believe I have never read 1984? Thanks for visiting Booker T's Farm and I followed you back on Bloglovin as well.

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  19. Oh! Can't beat that price! And I love this idea! (I might have to borrow it! ;D)

    I have the Penguin Classic version of 1984...really need to read it XD (I will!...one of these days haha)

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    1. It's a great idea! Check out Tynga's blog for more information!

      There's just so. many. books. to read! Haha, you'll get to it eventually, don't stress :)

      - El

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    2. Haha right?! And my solution? Buy more or visit the library XD

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  20. Hey, I just wanted to stop by and say hi and thank you for your support of my blog-move!
    I'm looking forward to your reviews of Unsub and One of Us is Lying! One of Us is Lying sounds really good and I've been hearing good things about it.
    Cheers!
    O from O. D. Book Reviews

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  21. Great set of books you got here! Thanks for commenting on my Sunday Post!

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  22. I keep hearing Unsub is great so I hope you enjoy it. I just recently finished One of Us is Lying and thought that was a pretty solid read as well.

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    1. It's going so good right now! :) I'm super excited for One of Us is Lying!

      - El

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  23. I love beaches! And bookstores where you can find books to love.

    I have enjoyed Meg Gardiner's books, too, so Unsub caught my eye.

    Thanks for visiting my blog...and I followed you by Bloglovin.

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    1. I have to read more of Gardiner's book in the future! :)

      No problem, and thank you ^.^

      - El

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  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've heard of some of your books this week but I haven't read any of them.

    I love the beach, but I prefer going when it's not too sunny (im not a sun person at all) Our local one is nearly almost empty when it cools down so we get it all to ourselves. :)

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    1. No problem! :)

      I agree! I am not a sun person either! I prefer thunderstorms! :)

      - El

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  25. Looks like a great haul! Love a good sale. I also love the beach pics. Need to go one day.

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  26. It seems we enjoy a lot of the same genres and authors. And I do that some times. I go to the bookstore to just relax and spot some deals. Probably why I have so many hardcover books. LOL

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Really?! That's awesome!!

      Haha, deals are the best! :)

      - El

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  27. That is an amazing deal, I always seem to miss the sales at Chapters and end up paying full price, but books are worth it.

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    1. Books are always worth it! :) I saw a few books that I've always wanted to read on sale, so why not buy them, haha!

      - El

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  28. I like that cover on 1984! It seems like the perfect one. I haven't seen many covers for it that I did like, so that is a good one. Looks like some great scores here!

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  29. I really love your marble background!! One of Us is Lying was pretty good. I liked that I suspected every single character right up until the end. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to reading it soon! :)

      - El

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  30. One of Us is Lying looks really great, I hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

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    1. I'm so excited to read it!

      Thank you, you too! :)

      - El

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