Treat Yo Shelf: December Monthly Recap

Treat Yo Shelf

December Monthly Recap

Welcome to my monthly recap post, in which I fangirl over the books I read this month, bookish items I acquired, book events I attended, bookish news, and/or subscription boxes I received in the month of December.

What did I read this month?

What books did I buy? 

(This does not include Kindle purchases)

What books did I receive from Publishers/Authors to review?

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What books/items did I receive from friends/fellow bloggers as trades, gifts, prizes, or to borrow?

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Received the white-covered manuscript of Caraval from my friend, Brittany at The Book Addicts Guide. She made my year! Thank you, Brittany.

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My November Secret Sister (#OTSPSecretSister) Package from Alexia at Pretty Deadly Reviews.

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My December Secret Sister (#OTSPSecretSister) package from Alexia at Pretty Deadly Reviews.

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My #TBTBSanta gift from Memrie at Dark Angel Reader.

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My Secret Santa package from Jennifer in the The KY Funko League of Awesomeness

December’s Uppercase Box

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December’s BOOM!Box

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December Favorites

Christmas Wrapping Paper, Christmas Surprises, and PokemonGo’s Holiday Surprises

How did you treat your shelves in December? What books did you buy? What books did you read and would highly recommend?

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Treat Yo Shelf & Giveaway: July Monthly Recap

Treat Yo Shelf:

July Monthly Recap

Welcome to my monthly recap post, in which I fangirl over the books I read this month, bookish items I acquired, book events I attended, bookish news, and/or subscription boxes I received in the month of July.

What did I read?

What books did I buy? 

(This does not include Kindle purchases)

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What books did I receive from Publishers/Authors to review?

  • Poppy by Mary Hooper from Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books ( e-ARC)
  • This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (e-ARC)
  • Kids of Appetite by David Arnold from Penguin (e-ARC)
  • As I Descended by Robin Talley (Irish Banana Blog Tour in September)
  • There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane (XPressoBookTours in August)

What books did I receive from friends/fellow bloggers as gifts or to borrow?

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My friend, Carrie, let me borrow this awesome read. Lets just say this book put me through an emotional roller coaster. 

Received this from Take Me Away to a Great Read through #booksfortrade on Twitter. Is this cover not gorgeous? 

 

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From the best book and Funko Pop giver, my brother, Johnny

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How amazing is my Secret Sister, Amanda? She has been the most wonderful cheerleader and friend throughout these last 6 months of #otspsecretsister (Round 4) project. I’m going to miss her 😦

Received this from Mary through #booksfortrade

July’s Uppercase Box

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July’s Owlcrate 

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GiftLit Box Book

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Giveaways that I Won in July

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Won from Jen at YA Romantics. Thanks, Jen. 

Riveted prize

Won from Riveted. THANK YOU!!! 

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Won this beautiful book and book swag from YA author, Mindy McGinnis. THANK YOU, MINDY!

July Favorites

  • Writing a guest post for New Adult August on the wonderful blog, Dani Reviews Things (Posted August 1 for #NAAugust).
  • Going on a road trip with my brother to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida. SO FUN!

  • I am obsessed with the PokemonGo App. I have to catch ’em all!!!

Have you heard? Bookish News!

  • I have a blogversary giveaway posted on my Twitter account. See information and rules below.

BOOKISH GIVEAWAYS

Click on the following link to enter my most recent giveaway. https://twitter.com/CassieopiaB/status/754720899920752641

The giveaway is (INTERNATIONAL). GOOD LUCK!!!

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Treated my bookshelf with a new Ravenclaw mug from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Florida.

How did you treat your shelves in July? What books did you buy? What books did you read and would highly recommend?

TREAT YO SHELF: March Recap

Treat Yo Shelf:

MARCH Monthly Recap

Welcome  to my first monthly recap post, in which I fangirl over the books and bookish items I acquired, book events I attended, bookish news, and subscription boxes I received this month.

What did I read?

What books did I buy?

  • The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord (paperback)
  • Mosquitoland by David Arnold (paperback)
  • The Wanderers by Kate Ormand (hardback)
  • The Skylighter by Becky Wallace (hardback-signed/personalized)
  • Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs (hardcover)
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (UK paperback)
  • Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell (paperback)
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik (UK paperback)
  • Wink Poppy Midnight by  April Genevieve Tucholke (hardback-signed)
  • The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman (hardback-signed)
  • The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski (hardback)
  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski (new paperback edition)
  • The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski (paperback)
  • Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry (hardback)
  • Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige (hardback-signed)
  • Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (hardback)
March books bought

Books I purchased in March

What books did I receive from Publishers/Authors to review?

  • The Skylighter by Becky Wallace (e-ARC: Netgalley review)
  • Dreaming of Antigone by Robin Bridges (e-ARC: Netgalley review)

What books did I receive from friends?

  • Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye (ARC-gift from @thejrsquared librarian friend)
  • Dark Days by Kate Ormand (hardcover-gift from @thejrsquared)
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (hardcover-gift from @ladycats7777)
  • Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen (hardcover-gift from @thejrsquared)
  • Der Nachtzirkus by Erin Morgenstern (hardcover-gift from @thejrsquared)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (hardcover illustrated edition – gift from @thejrsquared)
  • City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (paperback-gift from my awesome Secret Sister)
Secret Sister March

March Secret Sister Package #OTSPSecretSister

March book gifts

Gifts: Books from friends! 

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March Owlcrate

What I Won–Bookish Giveaways

NOVL‘s Poppy-curated, February #NOVLbox

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I won Most Creative in the Love Fortunes and Other Disasters Instagram Giveaway hosted by Kim Karalius

Bookish Swag from Authors/Publishers/Bookstores

Favorite March Moments

  • Surprise birthday party at Dewey’s Pizza. Mmm…Edgar Allan Poe pizza…yummo!
  • Winning the February #NOVLbox
  • Going to a local comic bookstore and buying ALL the Funko Pops! Well not all of them, but I bought A LOT!

Have you heard? Bookish News

March Favorites

  • Peeps and all the Easter candy!

  • MAYBELLINE Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation and MAYBELLINE Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation
  • Iced Chai Tea Lattes from Starbucks
  • Catching up on The Walking Dead
  • Trader Joe’s Popcorn in a Pickle (SO GOOD!!!)
  • Donut mug from my Secret Sister

Top 3 Books I Am Excited to Read in April

 

How did you treat your shelves in March? What were your favorite reads of the month?