Jun 2, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #45





Welcome to Stacking the Shelves. Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga atTynga's Reviews. This is where we showcase books we have received or bought during the week.


Eep! I fell behind on my blogging duties, and therefore, our end of week post is a day late. As Kara mentioned last week, we are combining our hauls and sharing links and other goodies on the weekend. I'll post up my combined haul for the last two weeks, round up what happened on Great Imaginations for the last part of May, and share some links and other related materials.

First - the book haul!

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I have a GREAT selection of books this week, and some nerd-flavored goodies from others. Since I am packing up collectibles this week, I decided to stick Zero Suit Samus in for a bookend.  I'm sure she doesn't mind. Much.


First, I'll focus on the books. The lovely used book store slashed their prices for Memorial Day, and I have some wonderful books from that haul.  Starters by Lissa Price, Stormdancer by Jay Kirtoff (I was sad to find that I did not own an original copy of the book), The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, and The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa were all on the new release shelf at Half Price Books.  It was a little haul, but it was filled with high quality books!

Since I loved The Humming Room, a few people mentioned The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter.  Amazon had it for CHEAP when I researched the book, and, thanks to my wonderful Amazon Prime membership, I bought the book less than half price.  This book looks GREAT!

I had a friend go out of the country to Europe this week, and she returned with the Japanese guide to Super Metroid.  Metroid is in the top 5 of my favorite video games, and I love the images in the book.

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Now if I only could read Japanese...

Last, this was an early birthday gift from some people I love.  It is a Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers pop up book - way way cute, and perfect for a collector!  Yeah, I'm a huge nerd.  And I love it.

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How cheesily cute!!!

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Red Ranger grabbing the crotch of the Yellow Ranger....my crack pairing come true!

I also have to great ARCs from NetGalley this week!

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NetGalley was kind enough to approve Mortality by Kellie Sheridan and Gated by Amy Christine Parker this week.  I am very excited over Gated!



On the Blog:

On Monday, Kara reviewed her first graphic novel, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and  Faith Erin Hicks. She gave it 4 stars.

On Tuesday, we had a double post! First, Kara posted a cover reveal for Steel Lily by Megan Curd. Check out the author's website! Second, Lyn shared her top ten middle grade books for this week's TTT: The Freebie Edition.

On Wednesday, Kara shared the two YA novels that she is looking forward to for this week's Waiting on Wednesday! 

On Thursday, Lyn admitting that she was behind on her reading, and instead, shared some beautiful book-inspired fan art.

Finally, on Friday, Kara reviewed Below by Meg McKinlay and awarded the book 4 stars.

Links We Love:

This is where we will share links we love that we have seen around the internet this week.

Reddit sadly shared a story about a book store closing down and 5,000 books now need homes.  If you pay for the shipping and handling, the company will send you a box of books.  I paid for a bundle, and I hope that some of our readers can lend a helping hand as well.  

V-stock, a wonderful company that sells, buys, and collects vintage movies, games, toys and comics, is looking to renovate old Borders stores into Vintage Stock Stores.  I LOVE this chain.  Please check them out if you have never heard of this chain! 

I love that Lexxie at (un)Conventional Book Views shared which bloggers she would LOVE to meet! There are so many bloggers that I hope I get to greet in person one day! 

Last, but not least, Find Bliss in Books is still looking for a co-blogger! If you are looking to work with a crazy and exciting book blogger, I am sad to say that I am already taken. But Blythe is a good second place runner.  If nothing else, stop by and see her new layout!

Until next week!!! 



26 comments:

  1. Ooh, I'm so excited about Gated. And Starters was really great. I really love it. Hope you'll enjoy it too!

    Check out my STS too :http://mnkbooklife.blogspot.com/2013/06/stacking-shelves-5.html

    Sincerely,
    Neysa Kristanti

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  2. I can't wait to hear about what you think on all those books. Gated's cover is seriously creepy. As for Starters, I was so so on it but I hope you love it more!

    Happy reading you two and I hope Kara had a fun time at the BEA! <33

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    1. I see that most people thought Starters was meh-ish. I hope to read it soon.

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  3. I just won Mortality from Armchair BEA which if you haven't attended before, you should! I'll be looking forward to your review of Gated as well since I have that book on my Kindle just waiting patiently for it's chance to be read by me! Happy Reading!

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    1. Thank you! I am highly curious about Mortality!

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  4. You got some great books!! I love when I find books I have been wanting for cheap! Hope you enjoy them all!!!

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  5. I have yet to read any Kagawa books. *sigh* I really want to! I'm hoping to start her Iron Fey series this year.

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

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    1. Same here - everyone wants to marry her.

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  6. I got Gated this week, too! Looking forward to it, but the concept of using 9/11 as the basis for a dystopian world scares me slightly. *fingers crossed*

    And thank you for the shout-out about my co-blogger search! <3 <3 <3

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    1. I am reading Gated now - pretty happy with it!

      I really hope you get a good one. Or you can join the Justice League book blog (see Lexxie's comment at the bottom).

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  7. Did you get all those books for half price? OMG amazing! I can't wait to read The 5th Wave :)

    Currently reading The Immortal Rules and it's fantastic, can't wait to read Eternity Cure as I heard its actually better than Immortal Rules.

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    1. A majority of them, yes. My Half Price Books loves me forever.

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  8. LOL at the Power Rangers thing...

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    1. Power Rangers is awesome.

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  9. Seriously awesome haul, chick! Those are some pretty books you bought, and I loved all of them except The Kneebone Boy which I haven't read yet and the ones in Japanese. Haha.

    Oh, also, I laughed my ass off at the Power Rangers thing, so thanks for that!

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    1. Power Rangers FTW!!

      I did get a GREAT run. I'll be honest and more than likely read The 5th Wave next, because this one seems to have two extremes when it comes to rating.

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  10. Guess who is borrowing The Kneebone Boy when you are done! I love Ellen Potter! No rush on that though. Just send it along sometime in the next year. ROFL.

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    1. The more I give to you, the less I have to pack, you know.

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  11. I loved The Immortal Rules! I hope you will, too. I always get completely immersed in Kagawa's books, her characters entice me, and the world she has them live in is always different!

    Thanks so much for including a link to my blog :) I wish there would be a blogger-con where we could all meet and chat, have drinks, laugh and get to know each other better :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I KNOW, Lexxie! We should create some super blog, like the Justice League or something (I am totally Book Aquaman).

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  12. I loved the Power Rangers as a kid-the pop-up book is so cute!

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