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.
Lyn and I have decided that we are going to start posting our hauls together in the future, but since she doesn’t have a haul this week it will be just me. We are also going to start doing a link roundup and a summary of our past blog week at the bottom of the post. Normally, we post 7 days a week and some days it gets to be too much having to respond to all those comments and have content prepared every day of the week. So for the most part, we will be taking Sundays off. Every now and then we will have a giveaway or a DNF roundup and that will go up on Sunday, but from here on out, Sundays are for special events only. WE NEED A BREAK. 🙂
So this week, I just have a baby haul. I got 3 books in the mail, but I got zero e-galleys and I’m actually really happy about that because BEA is next week and I leave for NYC in just 6 days as of this post. It’s also at this time that I should mention that I will have blog posts going up during the time I am away, but I will not be responding to comments or most emails. If you need me, you will have to contact me via Twitter or Facebook. And even then it might take a while. Of course, you could just call me or text me directly, but only very special people have that number. I will be responding to every comment and email when I return on the 2nd (probably more like the 3rd). Hopefully I will be sharing photos and fun tweets with you while I am there but I know how overwhelming and busy it is going to be so I don’t know how all that is going to work out. I’m extremely nervous but also really excited.
On to the books!
From Random House, I got a signed copy of Every Day by David Levithan. This was a Twitter contest win and I am so happy to finally have my copy. Thanks, Random House! I know this one is much loved amongst most book bloggers. I can’t wait to read it.
I also received an ARC of When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney from Little, Brown this week. I don’t remember if I entered a publisher giveaway for this or not. This would be the first ARC I have received from LB so I am guessing I must have. At any rate, I was thrilled for this to show up as I have been DYING for this book. You should have seen me jumping and dancing all the way from the mailbox back to my apartment. Ten minute walk, people. So however I got it, thank you Little, Brown!
And finally, I received an ARC of Horde by Ann Aguirre from Macmillan Kids. This is book three in the Razorland series and the final book in that series. I was a little disappointed with book two and the direction the series has been taking, but here’s to hoping it gets back on track with this third book and ends in a way I can live with. Either way, I can’t wait to read it because the author’s writing really speaks to me.
On the Blog:
On Monday, Kara reviewed Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield and gave it 3 stars.
Thursday, Lyn reviewed Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick and gave it a BIG 5 stars. (Kara sidenote: I need to read this. I have a copy on my shelf.)
And finally, on Friday, Lyn reviewed The Year of Shadows by Clare Legrand (she adored it), and is generously giving away a copy to blog followers. And it’s international.
Links We Love:
This is where we will share links we love that we have seen around the internet this week.
Rachel at Fiktshun shares her thoughts on how blogging should be about the books but sometimes isn’t.
Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner shares her BEA faces with us because she wants to make sure you stop and say HI! And I agree. Please do! I don’t bite. Maybe a little.
Also, make sure you sign up for the Cover Madness Giveaway Hop that Giselle at Xpresso Reads and Jenni at Alluring reads are hosting.
Until next week!