Oct 5, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #61


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

This week I have a fairly small haul, but a good one! There are two e-galleys for review, and I got three review books in the mail. That's right. The publisher's loved me this week. I don't know what I did, but whatever it is, could you tell me so I keep doing it?


Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci (Solicited from pub-Thank you to MacKids Books!)
Here, There, Elsewhere: Stories from the Road by William Least Heat-Moon (Unsolicited from pub-Thank you to Little, Brown!)
Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian (Unsolicited from author-Thank you to Carrie Mesrobian and Carolrhoda Books!)

E-Books:

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The Drowned Forest by Kristopher Reisz (Thank you to Flux Books.)
Far From You by Tess Sharpe (Thank you to Disney Hyperion.)



On the blog this week:

Starting with Monday, Kara posted a review of The Explanation for Everything by Lauren Grodstein. Considering the author is an Atheist, I expected more.

On Tuesday, Lyn and Kara posted their Top Ten Book Turn-offs.

Lyn talks about her hobby, letterboxing, on Wednesday. It was a hit!

Kara has a dual graphic novel review for Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang on Thursday.

Finally, on Friday Lyn posted a review for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Ed note: I just read this review as I was typing up this post, and it teared me up. Nice one, Lyn!

Links We Love:

Rachelia at Bookish Comfort's The Great Migration from Goodreads to Booklikes and the effects on the book blogging community.


This Vine from Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner.

Pixie at The Bookaholic's Bookish Bucket List.

Giselle at Xpresso Read's post on DNFing or NOT DNFing.

22 comments:

  1. Oooo you are popular this week ;)

    The cover of The Drowned Forest took me a while to figure out what it actually was! I've got Far From You too.

    Enjoy :-D

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    1. Me too! You have to stare at it for a bit to figure it out. :)

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  2. Far From You looks really good! I love the cover.

    Happy reading, Kara! <33

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  3. Great haul, I got The Drowned Forest too and can't wait to start it! Tin Star is on my wishlist, I love the sound of it so looking forward to seeing what you think of it :)

    Enjoy your new books and happy reading!

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  4. I don't even know what Far From You is about, but I downloaded it because I like fairy lights. It's a good reason, okay? The cover of The Drowned Forest is kinda cool. None of that blow dried, model-esque hair going on there. Enjoy your books :D

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  5. Far from you looks good! :) Happy reading.

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  6. You got some great books!! I also got The Drowned Forest and it sounds awesome!! I have Sex & Violence for review and really need to get to it. I am really behind right now and with the new job I am not getting much reading done at the moment. Far From You looks great. I almost requested it, but since I am behind I figured I better not lol!

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    1. I hope you are able to find more reading time soon, Amy!

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  7. Far From You sounds really good and it's extremely popular this week. Nice haul of books. Come check out my stack this week.

    Grace
    Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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  8. Apparently, Far From You's cover hasn't been finalized according to what I've seen on NG and GR. Kind of makes you wonder who jumped the gun. Anyway, looking forward to reading that story as well. Enjoy your books!

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    1. Yeah, I know it hasn't, but I decided to add it anyway. I need a visual placeholder for my posts.

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  9. Yay for unsolicited review copies! Hope you enjoy them. ;) Far From You looks interesting. Looking forward to your thoughts on that.

    Have a great week!

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  10. Ooh, I knew you would get Tin Star. I was stoked to see that on NG the other day since I wasn't smart enough to realize HOW AWESOME IT SOUNDS. I love that YA scifi seems to be getting more and more popular. Like this, Starglass (though I think you were pretty disappointed with this IIFC) These Broken Stars, etc. I am definitely enjoying more YA scifi!

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    1. Glad you grabbed it from NetGalley, Jessie. It's a really short book, it seems. Kind of unusual for Sci-FI! I didn't much care for Starglass but I loved These Broken Stars.

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  11. I can't wait to read Sex & Violence. It seems really daring and definitely like my kind of book. I also received The Drowned Forest this week. Finally, it seems like Disney Hyperion still hates me, but that's okay - there's always release day!

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    1. Me either! I am trying to hurry through my other books so I can get there!

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  12. Oooh Tin Star! I'm really curious about that one :) Nice haul, I am quite jealous :P

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  13. I got The Drowned Forest, too! It looks really good! That's awesome the publishers were spreading the love. :) I never get anything unsolicited, but one can hope ... I'm usually quite attracted to my mailbox.

    Hope you have a good week!

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    1. Neither do I usually. That's why I was so surprised!

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  14. I got approved for Far From You too. It sounds really interesting. I'm super curious as to what the final cover will look like because I already like the placeholder cover, haha!

    Thanks for mentioning our GR & BL post, Kara! Now I'm off to learn about letterboxing from Lyn :)

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    1. I imagine it will be pretty close to the placeholder cover. You're welcome for the link-up!

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  15. Hey you! I've been a slack commenter, too, so no worries!! Tin Star sounds interesting and I like the cover!

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