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29 August, 2015

Stacking the Shelves. #2

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

This week continues to be a mix of required texts and books being shared by fellow Bookcrossing members.


The Required:
  • Keys to Teaching Grammar to English Language Learners: A Practical Handbook by K. S Folse
  • Workbook for Keys to Teaching Grammar to English by K. S Folse


The Fun:
  • Mirror Sight: Book Five of Green Rider by Kristen Britain
  • An Ice Cold Grave [Harper Connelly #3] by Charlaine Harris 
  •  Women of the Outback by Sue Williams 
  • Trunk Music by Michael Connelly 
  • Return of the Hood by Mickey Spillane 

24 August, 2015

Bout of Books Final Tally!

Bout of Books


I wasn't able to get online for a day 7 progress entry due to company. So, here is my final tally:

Books Finished:
  1. The Seduction of  Emily by Rachel Brimble 
  2. The Rockin' Chair by Stephen Manchester
  3. Stealing Home (Diamonds and Dugouts #1) by Jennifer Seasons
  4. Lenore: Swirlies by Roman Dirge
  5. My Neighbor Seki Vol. ! 
  6. Double Whammy by Carl Hiassen
  7. Steeped in the World of Tea Edited by Sharon Bard, Birgit Nielsen, and Clara Rosemarda

Books started but not finished during the Read a Thon:

1. You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day 3 hrs 32 min remaining.
2. Winning Mars by Jason Stoddard 280 pages remaining.


Not bad. I finished 3 physical books, 3 E books, and one audiobook over the course of the week. 

22 August, 2015

Bout of Books 14 Day 6

       Bout of Books

Books in Progress:

1. You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost) by Felicia Day

Stacking the Shelves

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!



This is my first post for Stacking the Shelves. I should be holding back on books as classes start next week. But I've managed to pick up more than a few books this week.

The required textbooks for classes:

  1. Authentic Assessment for English Language Learners: Practical Approaches for Teachers by J. Michael O'Malley & Lorraine Valdez Pierce
  2. Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practices by H. Douglas Brown & Priyanvada Abeywickrama
  3. Do You Speak American by Robert MacNeil
The Fun:

I've been wanting to reread this series and the library had 5 of the 7 books in their book sale room:

  1. Dragon Wing (The Death Gate Cycle, #1) 
  2. Elven Star (The Death Gate Cycle, #2) 
  3. Serpent Mage (The Death Gate Cycle, #4) 
  4. Into the Labyrinth (The Death Gate Cycle, #6) 
  5. The Seventh Gate (The Death Gate Cycle, #7) 
I have had a few books trickle in from other bookcrossers as I seem to have won the July/August edition of the tea, books, and chocolate sweeps (eep!)

  1. Madame Verona Comes Down the Hill by Dimitri Verhulst
  2. The American Film Industry by Tino Balio (Editor) 
And I grabbed a few free e-books this week:
  1. Land: A Stranded Novel by Theresa Shaver
  2. In Too Deep by Tracey Alverez
  3. Lady Gone Bad by Sabine Starr

21 August, 2015

Bout of Books 14 Day 5

Bout of Books

Books in Progress:

1. Steeped in the World of Tea Edited by Sharon Bard, Birgit Nielsen, and Clara Rosemarda

Books Finished:
  1. Double Whammy by Carl Hiassen 

20 August, 2015

Bout of Books 14 Day 4

Bout of Books

Not so much reading done yesterday. However progress is getting made in my audiobook :)

Books in Progress:

  1. Double Whammy By Carl Hiassen 5 hrs 27 min. remainin
  2. Steeped in the World of Tea Edited by Sharon Bard, Birgit Nielsen, and Clara Rosemarda
Books: Finished:


  1. My Neighbor Seki Volume 1 by Tonari Seki-kun

  2. 19 August, 2015

    Bout of Books 14 Day 3

            Bout of Books
    In Progress:

    1.  Double Whammy by Carl Hiassen
    2. My Neighbor Seki Volume 1 by Tonari Seki-kun

    Finished:


    1. Stealing Home (Diamonds and Dugouts #1) by Jennifer Seasons
    2. Lenore: Swirlies by Roman Dirge

    18 August, 2015

    Bout of Books Challenge: Bookish Scavenger Hunt

    Book Scavenger Hunt:
    1. A Book that begins with “B”  (for Bout of Books!)

    2. A book you’re planning to read/currently reading for Bout of Books


    3. Blue Book(s)




    4. Books from your favorite genre!


    5. A book on your TBR shelf, or your full TBR shelves

     The bottom two shelves on the left bookcase and the second shelf from the top on the right bookcase are all TBR books.

    Bout of Books 14 Day 2

                 Bout of Books
    In Progress:

    1.  Double Whammy by Carl Hiassen
    2. Stealing Home (Diamonds and Dugouts #1) by Jennifer Seasons

    Finished:


    1.  The Rockin' Chair by Stephen Manchester