{Mirror, Mirror} Liza’s Love Day and Book Haul

Posted February 17, 2018 by Liza in Stacking the Shelves / 21 Comments

Mirror Mirror is our feature that replaces the old Stacking The Shelves/Weekly Recap post.

Life, News & Happenings

Hi there gorgeous readers! I hope you guys had a wonderful week.  Mine was busy (like always it seemed), work is always challenging,  I’m helping to find speakers for a professional conference, still taking physical therapy…

Reading has been very slow for me this year, I’m already four books behind in my Goodreads challenge, but I mean to catch up!  I mean, there are so many amazing books being published this year that I can’t help but want to read them all. Only if days were longer…

Chris was in a concert of the local high schools and middle schools combined and it was really good.  He’s only 12, but he’s such a smart, serious young man.  Brian is in rehearsals for The Wizard of Oz,  his high school’s musical this year.  I bet he’s going to be a wonderful scarecrow 🙂

Valentine’s Day, which is Puerto Rico is called “día del amor y la amistad” (day of love and friendship) was a quite affair in our house.  The hubby and I exchanged gifts and we gave chocolate to the boys.

Of course, there are words to explain, express or talk about the recent horrific tragedy.  SO sorry for all the students and parents.

You Might Have Missed

New to My Shelves


Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger – I finished the first two books of the Finishing School series and they are awesome! This is book #3 and it’s going very well indeed.

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence – I finished Red Sister by Lawrence recently and I want to start this series as well.

Purchased for Audible

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory – I’ve seen this book around lately and it sounds like a fun read.


Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon by Kerrelyn Sparks – This series is SO good.  This is book #3 and I can’t wait to read it.

Crossing the Line by Simone Elkeles – I haven’t read a book by Elkeles in a while…

Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton – Fantasy!

Let Me List the Ways by Sarah White – I love best friends to lovers stories and this one is just that.

Everlife by Gena Showalter – I hope to start this one soon!  The conclusion of the series and I can’t wait!

Ambrose Deception by Emily Ecton – Looks like a fun mystery.

The next eight books came in a box from Macmillan.  Thanks!!!

Shadow State by Elyse Brayden – Love me an angel story 🙂

Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron

The Supervillian and Me by Danielle Banas

The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde

The Boyfriend Bracket by Kate Evangelista – Doesn’t this sound like fun?

Run, Hide, Fight Back by April Henry

Supermoon by H.A. Swain

Girls Can’t Hit by T.S Easton

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rules the World by Penelope Bagieu – This book is gorgeous!  It’s a graphic novel of different stories and I’m starting it soon.


Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger – I received the fourth and last book of the Finishing School series as a valentine’s day gift 🙂

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21 responses to “{Mirror, Mirror} Liza’s Love Day and Book Haul

  1. Happy belated Valentines! Sounds like you had a great day 🙂
    I absolutely love the wizard of oz and I’m sure seeing your little guy up there performing will be so so fun!
    What a haul! Can’t wait to hear the reviews.

  2. How cool! I love seeing and hearing my students perform at their band concerts, especially the Christmas concert. That’s so funny! Our high school (which did invite our middle school kids) also did The Wizard of Oz this year! Now my kids are gearing up for One Act. They’re doing A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 🙂

  3. I am sure you can catch up on your reading, it’s only February so no need to worry.
    Your boys have such great activities – I am sure they will have a lot of fun performing.

    I only read the first book from Finishing School but I will probably pick up the rest of the series too – I am bad at finishing series.

  4. Nathan

    I picked up Six of Crows. I am glad things are going well for your family. It is sad the tragedy in Florida. It is hard to imaging there has been so many school shootings in less than two whole months. 17 may be dead, but many more will have PTSD. I don’t think this should be normal. It must be frighting to raise a child in America today and Americans need more than prayers, though pray for them I do. They need actions done so this kind of tragedy cannot happen so easily.
    Sorry if I ranted but I needed to say it. I hope you enjoy your new books and stay safe.

  5. I loved watching my daughter perform. How fun that both your boys are involved in performing arts. It’s too early to worry about being behind on your GR challenge. I know you will make it up. I am such a Carriger fan, and I love that she keeps us in this world on a MG, NA, and adult level. I don’t like to read physical books, but I would love to get a box of books with the titles you mentioned. You have a many of my anticipated reads there. I hope they are all wonderful!

    • Liza

      Me too! Brian is a great actor and director if I do say so myself. Yay! A lover of Carriger’s books! I’ve hear her books in all formats, physical books, ebooks and audiobooks and they are all wonderful 🙂

  6. Busy is good! Better than sheer boredom eh? 😉 I hope PT is going well. OMG, I almost downloaded that Elkeles book! I’m curious about it but have a hit-or-miss experience with Elkeles’ books. I did get Heart of Thorns though. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a good weekend, Liza. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    • Liza

      I guess? PT is going well, my foot feels a million times better. I haven’t read a book by Elkeles in a long while (I think the last were her Paradise series?) so we shall see. Thanks Alyssa!

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