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.
I had every intention of this being a slow book week. It started out that way. Really, it did. I got one book and I thought that was going to be it. But then I remembered I had a couple of things coming from friends. And then I got some books for review, one of which was a complete surprise. Then I got two e-galley approvals--I really should stop requesting those as I cannot keep up. But I have no willpower. It's a character flaw. At any rate, I got 8 books this week. I need some serious help. I also got another shipment of candles and some Yerba Mate tea that I haven't even cracked the package on yet.
Let's just go to the books before it gets really ugly.
The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1: Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson
Blackout by Robison Wells
These were both gifted to me by the lovely Christina at A Reader of Fictions.
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller (signed)
Ashleigh Paige from Birth of a New Witch picked this up for me when she went to the Trish Doller signing. I loved this book and now I have my own signed copy.
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
The Riverman (The Riverman Trilogy) by Aaron Starmer
Thank you to Macmillan Children's Publishing for these two lovelies.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Thank you to TOR for this gorgeous finished copy of Vicious. It was completely unexpected. I did request it way back when, but since I didn't get an ARC, I had lost all hope. :)
The Violet Hour by Whitney A. Miller
Fates by Lanie Bross
Thank you to Flux and Random House Children's Publishing for these two e-galleys.
I agree with Kara - this was going to be a slow book week. In fact, I bought a book on impulse just so I could tote a bookhaul this week. Then, dear Christina from A Reader of Fiction professed her true love and sent me a box of ARCs from a Twitter giveaway. I also have a running gag with Kara via Twitter that we would post up everything we bought this week.
This week, I have goodies and books on display.
Frozen Big Golden Book by RH Disney - Friends, I am SO EXCITED about the new movie (which shows a heavy Scandinavian influences,since it is based on a Hans Christian Anderson story). The storyline is looking better and better, and I could not resist the merchandise.
Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund - Gifted by Christina
Find Me by Romily Bernard - Gifted by Christina
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis - Gifted by Christina
3:59 by Gretchen McNeil - Gifted by Christina
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Pokemon Y - New Pokemon released last week! The graphics are amazing, and I am getting sucked RIGHT back in! I saved a gift card from my friend for 5 months to buy this bad boy! Contact me if you wish to exchange DS friend codes!
Stuffed Cat from Petsmart - I LOVE stuffed animals. I saw this when I was picking up cat food and fell in love with her. On top of that, a portion of the proceeds go to the animal rescue group.
On the blog this past week:
On Monday we hosted a guest post and giveaways with Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season.
Then there was Top Ten Tuesday, and the top ten books we were forced to read.
Lyn posted a discussion post on book shelf lives on Wednesday and it got us thinking and planning a new blog feature that kicks off in November.
On Thursday, Lyn posted a review for Ashfall by Mike Mullin. Ed: I am so happy she liked it!!
Friday, I started catching up on review books with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
Links we Love:
Moonlight Gleam's Bookshelf has an excerpt and giveaway of Bold Tricks by Karina Halle.
Gaby at Queen Ella Bee Reads tells a funny story about her life as a hermit.
This Tumblr post made me laugh SO HARD.
This week's Cover Snark has a guest snarker: Gillian from Writer of Wrongs.
Can you write proper English under pressure? This editor can.
There is an awesome chat with Trish Doller over at A Reader of Fictions.
Jennifer Lynn Barnes discusses the Psychology of the TBR pile - very insightful!