Stacking the Shelves #41

Posted May 4, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Stacking the Shelves / 27 Comments

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 was a pretty quiet week. I am expecting a lot of books but only a couple of them came (one I think got lost and I am going to cry because I wanted it so badly), and I also got one e-book for review. 

I haven’t been feeling well this week again because of those stupid headaches I get. The migraine part of it is over, but now I am waking up with head pain every day and it takes a few hours to fade. By the time that’s over, I’m exhausted. Yes, I have been to the doctor, and no, there is nothing they can do unless i want to go off my anxiety and thyroid meds. So I’m stuck. Hopefully it’s a weather thing that will fade soon. It’s been raining a lot and humid here.

Anyway, now that I have my complaining out of the way, on to the books. Oh, and Lyn will be back more often now, I think, so yay for that! I am currently editing a manuscript that is kicking my ass with its difficulty but I am close to finishing, so there is that.


I got a copy of the graphic novel, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks from First Second for review. I’m on the blog tour for this as well but my review will not come until later.

From my dear book habit enabler, Christina at A Reader of Fctions, I got an ARC of How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer.


In E-books this week, I got a copy of Ink by Amanda Sun. There have been a lot of mixed reviews on this one, so I don’t know what to expect, but I’m still hoping I will like it. I really can’t handle anything less than a mediocre book right now. 

And that’s it for me this week. It’s been a pretty quiet one, and to be perfectly honest, I have no idea what to expect next week. I do know I have some of my BEA clothes that should be arriving (I went shopping), but other than that, we’ll just have to see what I get! Leave me a link and I will try to come visit your posts. And I KNOW I haven’t been great at the commenting lately, but I have been swamped with editing. All I can do is apologize. And thank you for bearing with me.

27 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #41

  1. Ahhh. I haven’t touched my eARC of Ink as well. Too many negative reviews but I’ll get to it eventually. I’ll wait for you review of How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True cause I’ve been thinking of reading that one.

    And you’re going to BEA. Jeaaaaaalous. I had a look at the list ARCs they were going to be giving away and I nearly cried.

  2. I was really looking forward to Ink, but it was such a disappointment! How Zoe Made her Dream (mostly) Come True sounds cute. And eeep! You’re going BEA! Hope you have a blast! ^^

  3. I just got a copy of Zoe too- it looks so cute! And yay for Ink!

    Sorry to hear about your headaches πŸ™ I get migraines and they are weather related for me. They are the worst.

    Hope you are editing something awesome. Have a great weekend! And enjoy the light book weeks now- you will be scrambling for more book space I’m sure after BEA!

  4. Sorry for the lost book and the headaches. Migraines suck and just being in pain in general is debilitating. I hope you feel better soon.

    I keep looking at INK when I see it on NetGalley and I have heard it got mixed ratings though I haven’t read any reviews. Am definitely curious to see what you think about it. I think I’ll make my decision on it after I’ve read your thoughts.

    Hope the lost book turns up next week and all those other expected books show up soon!

  5. Book habit enabler. Bahahaha. You got a graphic novel for review! I feel jealousy right now. I think I read an Erin Hicks one once maybe and that it was cute, but I could be wrong. Helpful comment is helpful.

  6. Bah headaches!! I am a sufferer of chronic migraines so I kind of know how you feel. Sorry Kara! But, you got some great books. I really want to read Ink. I WISH I was going to BEA, but I live in California, and it would be hard to convince my family that it’s necessary for me to fly to New York (and spend a bunch of money doing so!) just to get more books. Hee Hee. Have a wonderful time! I did get to go several years ago when BEA came to Los Angeles, but I don’t think it will ever come back here. Hope you feel better soon!

  7. Jaz

    Those headaches suck πŸ™

    I hope you enjoy INK, my review for it will be up next week I think and I can say the reviews are definitely mixed.

    Also, I hope your lost books arrive!

  8. I’m hope you feel better, lady. I get really bad, days-long headaches as well, so I can totally feel your pain. And with the weather being as wonky as it is, it’s surprising it hasn’t hit me yet. But the worst is over now, and I’m sure you’ll be feeling better soon!

    I have a request out for Ink right now. I’ve heard so many mixed reviews, and honestly I’m not sure that I’ll like it. But I know that you love Asian characters/settings/themes, so I really hope it works for you!

  9. Sam

    The mixed reviews for Ink have me really worried, but I’m hoping I will enjoy the book more than most people seem to have done. I feel like I am going through another batch of bad books at the moment, and I really don’t want Ink to be another one. How Zoe Made Her Dreams Come True looks like a fun read I hope you enjoy it! Looking forward to your thoughts. πŸ™‚

  10. Amy

    Awesome books. I decided to skip getting Ink since I have seen a lot of mixed things on it. I have far too many other books to read anyways lol! How Zoe sounds really cute!! I hope that you enjoy all your new books, and the ones you are waiting for come in. Sorry that you have been having headaches. Migraines are the worst. Hopefully it’s just the weather and your head won’t hurt so much soon.

  11. Every time I see Ink I reconsider it – but something keeps stopping me so I think I’m going to take that as a sign!

    Hope you are feeling better and YAY for BEA!

  12. Aww I didn’t know you were getting headaches πŸ™ I hope you feel better soon! I know when I rains I have joint pains and stuff so hopefully the good weather and a fun week in NYC will be good for ya! I like how you takes pics of your books outisde!! At least this week i’m not AS insanely jealous that its even possible since its finally summer weather here–at least for 2 months lol anyways. That book C got you looks good and it’s very familiar maybe I saw her review for it or something. Ink scares me. But it’s def the perfect book for you and your Japan passionism! πŸ˜‰

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