Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.
I love suspense books about secret agents like They Call Me Alexandra Gastone. I have never tried a non-paranormal book from Showalter, so let’s see how The Closer You Come goes. The Murderer’s Daughter sounds the most interesting. I don’t even really know what to expect from that one.
Burn Girl is not my usual read but I can go for an emotional book right now.
What books did you get this week? Have you read any of the ones I got?
My Weekly Rant:
Our wireless internet has been wonky lately so we got a new box and are replacing it tomorrow, so if you don’t see a post on Sunday, you know the box has beat me. Just getting new internet equipment was an ordeal. We pay monthly to replace any equipment that breaks down, but Verizon tried to make us pay for the new box. So ridiculous. After a 20 minute ‘fight’ we got our way but they still won’t admit they are trying to cheat us. We are thinking of getting a new internet provider. Anyone have suggestions?
We switched over from AT&T to Verizon Wireless (ironic since they suck when it comes to internet stuff, but there is a legit reason, I swear) for cell phone service and that was another ordeal (My mom’s first three phones didn’t work, fourth ones the charm!) but in the end it’s been okay. We switched over because we have been with AT&T since we first got cell phones and they were trying to make us pay $170 a month for unlimited talk and text with only 1GB of data for two phones. Eff that shit! We went to Verizon in Costco (After much research, Costco and Best Buy are the best places to get cell phone plans and phones) and they offered us the same deal for $106, plus we got an extra GB just today for some special reason I can’t even explain. So, what I have learned from all this (from representatives and my own research) is the longer you are with a provider, the more money you pay when you renew. New customers always play less. So change your provider every few years, it will be cheaper.
Renee (Lover of Romance)
I have been pretty curious about Gena Showalter’s contemporary series, hope you enjoy all of these.
Me too. I am excited to try it out.
My life is pretty straightforward when it comes to phones. I paid £30 for a pay as you go phone with no camera or fancy stuff on it. I just add credit on when I need it-no monthly line rental or fees, just paying for my calls. I’m a technophobe and I hate dealing with new gadgets as they always act up and drive me mad! We recently had to upgrade our cable TV digital box and broadband and it was non stop hassle for days! Grrr! Hope your issues get sorted soon and you get some relaxing reading time this week!
I hate how dependent we are on technology. It’s really scary.
Melanie (YA Midnight Reads)
Ooh Burn Girl looks super good! I love all the emotional books as I can get ahaha.
Have a lovely week, Jennifer <33
I like emotional books sometimes, but not too much or I get sad.
Jessica @ a GREAT read
OOoh very nice! These are pretty much all new to me reads! Hope you enjoy them all!
My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!
Have a GREAT day!
Old Follower 🙂
LOL, I feel like we never read the same book.
Sadly that is so true about providers. Right now we are with Verizon as well but are paying through the roof for it. I think we might have to switch unless they work with us (which I doubt) when our two year is up.
Good luck with the new box, I hope it goes over smoothly!
They won’t! It’s ridiculous. Go with AT&T or T-mobile, they are good providers like Verizon but they will give you better deals as a new customer.
These look like some great reads, so I hope that you enjoy them. My wireless internet provider is Charter, whom I have my cable with as well. They suck rocks sometimes whenever they have problems. I have had arguments with more than one customer service rep this year alone. The thing is, I have to change my plan every two years with them, or else I’ll be paying the regular price for each and every service they provide. Right now I’m at $160 per month for Unlimited channels, internet services, and home phone. I don’t pay for equipment and if I did I’d be broke because I have DVR boxes in 3 different rooms plus my wifi modem. That’s the only reason I’ve been with them for the past 7 years. I hope you get everything situated because God knows I can’t live without my internet.
I know!!! I had no internet for 2.5 hours and I about died. 😀
I also got Closer They Come. It’s always a pain in the butt to deal with phone and internet providers. I mean it sounds frustrating and at times you don’t understand why they want so much money. Really. Great haul of books. I’m with RCN and they are great.
Grace @ Books of Love
I will have to look into RCN. Thanks.
andrea heltsley books
I thought about getting the Gena Showalter one, but already have way too many ARC’s as it is. Enjoy your haul this week!
I just splurge on ARCs sometimes, can’t help myself.
They’re all new to me I confess but I hope you’ll enjoy them. Happy reading
Oooo Jonathan Kellerman. I sed to read his Alex Delaware series many years ago with my … ‘man-friend’. lol. I really liked his writing. I should try this new one out.
Ugh … the provider stuff. I was just having issues with my internet not too long ago too. I’m with AT&T U-verse. I’ve been contemplating doing some switching around, but I hate dealing with that shit.
I hate switching around but seriously, the deals are better.
The cover of Burn Girl looks really intriguing – hope you have a wonderful week 🙂
I’ve noticed the same thing with Directtv. I’ve been a customer for about 11 years and my friends that have just gotten have much better equipment at a way cheaper cost. It’s crazy!
Yup, same here with DirecTV. So not fair. Though I have few problems with them which is nice.
Melissa (My World...in words and pages)
Oooo. Those look good. That suspense book has one amazing cover! 😀 Have great week!
I love the cover too.