Stacking the Shelves #46–The BEA Edition

Posted June 8, 2013 by Kara in BEA, Kara, Stacking the Shelves / 27 Comments

stacking the shelves
 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 have a vlog this week!! WOOT! It’s very long so don’t think you have to watch all of it, or any of it really. It contains some review books from Disney Hyperion and First Second, and also half of my BEA haul. I still have not gotten the other box and I think it is stalled somewhere and I am sort of freaking pissed at myself for not putting tracking on both boxes. NEVER AGAIN.
 
But anyway, there’s a video, and I’m including links below for people with lives that don’t have time or the inclination to watch me ramble. I totally do not blame you. Go outside or go to the beach or something. 😀
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (Random House)
Pretenders by Lisi Harrison (Poppy)
Charming by Elliott James (Orbit)
The 100 by Kass Morgan (Little, Brown)
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken (Disney Hyperion)
Half Bad by Sally Green (Penguin)
Alienated by Melissa Landers (Disney Hyperion)
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill (Disney Hyperion)
The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan (Ecco)
Find Me by Romily Bernard (HarperTEEN)
The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence (Redhook)
Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick (Scholastic)
A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron (Scholastic)
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward (Bloomsbury)
Parasite by Mira Grant (Orbit)
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani (Riverhead)
Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger (Little, Brown)
Reclaimed by Sarah Guillory (Spencer Hill Press)
Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye (Putnam)
Blood of the Lamb by Sam Cabot (Blue Rider Press)
Down to You by M. Leighton (Berkley)
The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg (Grand Central)
From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer, Valerie Thomas (Disney Hyperion)
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams (Putnam)
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen (Viking Juvenile)
Sight Reading by Daphne Kalotay (Harper)
Templar by Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham, Alex Puvilland (First Second)
Genius by Steven T. Seagle, Teddy Kristiansen (First Second)
PHEW.
 
On the blog this past week:
 
On Monday, Kara reviewed Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne and pretty much hated it. 
 
 
Wednesday started part one of Kara’s NYC BEA Recap.
 
Thursday was part two of the BEA Recap because we all know Kara can ramble for hours about nothing.
 
And on Friday, Kara reviewed The Resurrectionist and was pretty disappointed. 
 
Thursday was Lyn’s birthday, and she’s currently on vacation until Sunday, so Kara will be in charge of the blog until then.
 
Links we love:

Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season posts her BEA recap and it’s incredibly informative and mentions yours truly and Steph at Cuddlebuggery.
 
Micheline at Lunar Rainbows posted her BEA Recap in which Kara makes an appearance.
 
Christina at A Reader of Fictions is back with Cover Snark and she’s posted 3 weeks in one!
 
I loved this BEA Recap post by Giselle at Xpresso Reads.
 
Molli at Once Upon a Prologue talks about how the drama can be tiring and features some authors that behave like rockstars.
 
That’s it for this week. I know I missed some great posts. But I got tired. 
 
kara1

27 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #46–The BEA Edition

  1. AHAHA, that haul is huge! I see so many books I want badly like The 100 and Never Fade!

    I really wanna go to the BEA next year, from everyone’s posts, it sounds awesome. Happy reading, Kara! <33

  2. Amy

    AHHH OMG I am dying over Covet!!! That is one of my highly anticipated books this year. I loved On the Island and am looking forward to more of her books! Charming, and The 100 sound awesome! I did watch your whole vlog, but I am just having a mental spazz over all the awesome and can’t even think to specify in this comment. Ohhh I loved From What I Remember. It was really fun!! Okay, that’s all I can remember. I hope that your other BEA box makes it to you safely! Can’t wait to see the rest of your books!

  3. I really want to read Covet as well. You got so many books that I oh, boy, can’t even keep up with them all, but I tried reading Gorgeous and for me it didn’t work. The writing is snarky and witty, but it borderlines with annoying. I didn’t care much for the characters either and about 30% through I DNFed it. I didn’t enjoy From What I Remember much either. It’s loved by so many people though. I just didn’t connect (5 POVs) and I didn’t really care for the plot which was so ridiculous, but hey, if you need fun and entertaining with a crazy-ass plot, then it may work fine for you. It did for my blogging friends. I hope you’ll receive your other box soon and happy reading to yourself as well:)

  4. Holy stacking the shelves, Batman! That is A LOT of books — and most of them sound so good! I am so glad you had a great time (and that the first box finally showed up!) I hope you’re up for this again next year!

  5. I’m really anxious now to see if you get your other books. I don’t rightly blame you for freaking. The books you do have, are AWESOME! Glad you had a good time and got to see lots of bloggers and collect some awesome books!

  6. I seriously hope you get all your boxes in good condition. I would be yelling bloody murder if something happened to my books. USPS is crazy incompetent or so it seems to me.

  7. I got the Yonahlossee or whatever it is Riding Camp for Girls book too, I find myself in the mood for adult books more and more and more these days. I just get weary of YA, ya know?

    ALSO! I am so glad I got to meet you but also sad that I met you while I had the plague. Healthy April is 1000x more awesome and fun. Ah, well.

    I love the variety of books you scored.

    Also, I love the USPS, but I am biased and idk maybe I get special treatment because whenever I get rung out I tell the person about my connections (Tony’s mom is postmaster) so maybe lol my things get treated differently? Who knows. I do know my box was smashed to hell but I also did not use packaging materials and it was not full and I can’t complain because that was 29 lbs of books sent for $15.

    • Me too. I like to do a good mix between YA and adult these days. And smatter a little MG in there for good measure. 🙂

      I am so sorry you were sick. But next year hopefully you will not be!

      I think I am probably going to try Fedex next year. My books arrived okay with only a tiny amount of water damage, but Christina almost lost an entire box and Andreya lost a whole damn box. They like sent her the BOX TOP. I am worried that might happen to me. 🙁

  8. So…many…books, Kara! You’re pretty much set for like two months. Anyways, I really enjoyed From What I Remember and I’m a Dessen fan so looking forward to what you think of The Moon and More. I am giving EVERYONE who has Parasite the evil-eye right now because I WANT IT. Great haul Kara! Happy reading!

  9. I watched your whole vlog. YAY me! You managed to get a pretty badass haul for not having all your boxes AND the major bummer of having to miss day 2 of BEA. First of all, I am SO happy that you managed to get Hostage 3 cause I remember you being bummed that you hadn’t gotten it at BEA 😀 I really wanted Never Fade too but I had two signings at that time and since I hadn’t even read book 1 yet, that one got shafted 🙁 I hope you love it as much as book 1 though AND I hope I get my hands on both of those soon! Totally jelly/happy for you that you got Alienated – it sounds SO amazing, I want it like NOW. hehe I got Curtsies & Conspiracies too even though I haven’t read book 1 yet – I want to though and hopefully we can BOTH get book 1 soon. Congrats on all your wicked reads & enjoy!

    PS- thanks for the shout-out ♥

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