Sunday Post (151) / Stacking the Shelves (131)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Hello, Jackie here,

I’m back from my vacation in Japan and it was such a lovely week eating all the food and shopping. I never buy clothes when abroad so mostly it was food shopping, stationary shopping, and basically staring at all the cuteness and wanting everything. Seriously when I’m abroad like my budgeting goes out the window because we don’t have all that cute stuff in the US so I keep telling myself you won’t be back for another 3 or 4 years so buy as much as you can now so you don’t regret not buying it, which unfortunately doesn’t help my wallet. But weather wise it only snowed in Hokkaido, which was to be expected, but otherwise it was pretty good weather for the rest of the trip until the morning we woke up to catch our flight back to the US it was snowing and raining in Tokyo. It’s funny because I got sick of all the whiteness in a couple of days I was in Hokkaido, but now that I’m home and everyone else is talking about snow in the east coast I’m like I wanna see snow too.


✖ Spotlight Tour: Will’s True Wish by Grace Burrowes
✖ Teaser Tuesday: Truthwitch
✖ “Waiting” On Wednesday: A Fierce and Subtle Poison
✖ Review: Her Wicked Proposal by Lauren Smith
✖ Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
✖ Review: The Rose Society by Marie Lu


✖ Musing Monday?
✖ Teaser Tuesday!
✖ Waiting on Wednesday: It’s a surprise!
✖ Romantic Thursday?
✖ Review from Cyn?
✖ Review from Jackie???
✖ Forever 1!??!!?

The READS & Announcements 

Read/Currently reading:

1. Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle: 3 of 5 stars
2. Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young: 4 of 5 stars
3. Airhead by Meg Cabot [reread]: 5 of 5 stars
4. Being Nikki by Meg Cabot [reread]: 5 of 5 stars
5. Runaway by Meg Cabot [reread]: 5 of 5 stars

Things to follow!

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STSmall_thumb25255B225255DStacking the Shelves post! Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, Stacking the Shelves is a chance to showcase new books, ones checked out from the library, bought, won or received for review.

Normally I step into every bookstore within a 0.5 mile radius when I’m on vacation, but for this trip almost all books were in Japanese and I learned my lesson a few years back that buying Japanese books is moot point especially when my Japanese isn’t all that advanced. So all my book buying went to buying stationary things. Anyways, it was interesting to see that the majority of the Japanese people still read physical books instead of using ereaders like we do in the US.

Author: Jackie

7 Replies to “Sunday Post (151) / Stacking the Shelves (131)”

  1. Sounds like a fun trip! I’ve never been to Japan but I’ve heard it is a beautiful country. Glad you got to see some snow too and do lots of shopping. I think it is interesting that they prefer print books over there to e-books.

    1. Thank you. 🙂 Right? I think it’s kind of strange to see people actually reading on the train. However, when I take the bus here I hardly ever see anyone read and if they do it’s usually from their phone/iPad/ereaders. Probably because books in the US books are too troublesome to carry while Japanese books are actually pocket size so they don’t really take up much room.

  2. Molly's Book Nook says: Reply

    What a fun trip! I know what you mean about traveling and budget going out the window haha. You HAVE to spend money when you travel! There is no way around it xD
    Have a great week!

    Here is my Sunday Post!
    Molly @ Molly’s Book Nook

    1. I know right? Aside from spending on food and transportation, It’s so hard to resist not buying everything you see even if it’s stuff we can easily get in the US.

  3. Sounds like a fun trip! I’ve never been to Japan but the photos are always gorgeous and the shop windows I’ve seen make it easy to believe you couldn’t follow a budget! Have a great week!

  4. Literary Feline says: Reply

    It sounds like a wonderful time! I would love to visit there someday. My husband’s cousin and his family go every year because his wife has family there. They love it. That’s interesting about more people reading physical books than on e-readers in Japan given how technologicaly advanced they are. But then, there is something to be said for physical books!

    I hope you have a great week!

  5. I’m glad to hear you had a good time in Japan! They do have a lot of really cute stuff there that we don’t get. I would’ve been telling myself the same thing.

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