Stacking the Shelves #48

Posted June 22, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Lyn, Stacking the Shelves / 43 Comments

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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.

 
Hey everyone! A day behind, but we’re here to share our wonderful find for the week.  I am at the end stage of moving at the moment, so my end of STS might go quiet for a while, unless I buy some new Kindle books.  I have hit a cut off for new books, but my wonderful co-blogger is sending me a box of books soon.  
Lyn’s Stack for the Week
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Batman and an empty bottle of Klingon Blood Wine (borrowed) helps out this week.
 
Step into the Viking World by Philip Steele and Leslie Webster
 
The Last Unicorn by Peter Gillis, Peter S. Beagle, Renae De Liz, Ray Dillon (gift from Kara!)
 
Star Trek Cross-Stitch: Explore Strange New Worlds of Crafting by John Lohman (gift from a friend! It is SO CUTE!)
 
Macbeth by William Shakespeare (this came in my mystery bag from Reddit)
 
Moonlight Secrets by R.L. Stine (also came in my mystery bag) 
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Hi, it’s Kara! I was going to film a vlog this week but I bit off more than I could chew with editing that manuscript, so I got behind and ran out of time. Which sucks because I honestly wanted to start vlogging more. I am still going to try. 
 
It’s been a super hectic week with that and then the drama yesterday, and I honestly haven’t felt like blogging much, but it’s getting a bit better now that it’s finally hit home that I will be meeting Karina Halle this week. And Laura at Little Read Riding Hood, Shelley at Gizmos Reviews, Jenna at Jenna Does Books, and some other great bloggers, I am sure!
 
On to the books I received this week! 
 
 
I bought:
 
Joyland by Stephen King
 
Gifted: 
 
The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee
 
I received this from Ashleigh Paige at Birth of a New Witch, but it’s an ARC and hasn’t been released yet, so I am including it in my review books.
 
For Review: 
 
SYLO by D.J. MacHale
 
Thanks to LibraryThing and Razorbill for this one. 
 
E-Books for Review:
 
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The Edge of Normal by Carla Norton
 
Thank you to Minotaur Books.
 
That’s all I got this week!
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On the blog this past week:
 
Kara reviewed Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne and gave it 4 stars.

Lyn shared her summer reading list with some awesome books on Top Ten Tuesday.

Kara gave some love to two upcoming novels, a contemporary book and a fantasy-based novel for Waiting for Wednesday.

Double Post Day! Kara read The Impossibility of Tomorrow by Avery Williams on Wednesday as well and thought the sequel was not as good as the first in the series – 3 stars.

On Thursday, Kara reviewed The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay and gave it 3 stars.

Finally, Lyn reviewed Runemarks by Joanne Harris as part of her Viking Challenge and found it so-so – 3 stars.
Links We Love:

Author Heather Jacobs writes a post entitled, “When Good Authors Go Bad,” and talks about Anne Rice and the Joanne Harris drama that went down on Friday.
 
Foz Meadows (again, !!!) responds to Joanne Harris’s criticism via Tumblr, and does so brilliantly, I might add. 
 
Christina at A Reader of Fictions, writes a wonderful and brilliant post about author-blogger relations and calls for us to chime in with authors we have had great interactions with. 
 
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And a note from us personally, Lyn and I just want to thank everyone who has posted about this, sent us emails, messages, DMs on Twitter, comments via Goodreads, etc., voicing their support. It means more than you could ever imagine. This is an amazing community, and though sometimes it’s difficult and stressful, I am proud of all of you and proud to be a part of it. Each and every day I am reminded of the wonderful people that I can call real friends. Blog friends ARE real friends. Thank you so much. 

43 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #48

  1. So funny. I almost posted yesterday about how blog friends are real friends, but didn’t like what I’d written and deleted it. I think I might to a vlog at some point instead.

    Sorry that that happened to Lyn. Her behavior is disgusting. I wouldn’t ordinarily get rid of the books I’d purchased, but she would not acknowledge one ounce of wrong doing and I just can’t.

    • I would LOVE to see your vlog!! I hope you do it soon!

      I appreciate the support. I was so overwhelmed that I felt like going into lock down, but so many people, friends and complete strangers, really halped me through this time. I feel horrible that Kara is STILL DEALING WITH THIS on GR, but we pull together, and I am proud of everyone. <3

    • You should. You do awesome vlogs.

      She still is not and she’s now blocked me on Twitter as I peeked to see if she was still crabbing about everything, and she is. I have had her blocked for days and I just unblocked her to peek for a second but w/e. She blocked me like I was the offender. Ummmm no. That said, as nosy as I am, I am staying away now. She’s ridiculous.

  2. Great haul, ladies! The Edge of Normal looks kind of creepy I have to check what that one is all about I’ve been seeing it around lately and I’d never heard of it before. I started SYLO yesterday and so far it’s actually really good (I was expecting this one to suck though but I don’t know why.. I think the lack of enthusiasm from anyone about it I guess). Have a great weekend, ladypies!! 🙂

  3. OMG! I just got The Beautiful and the Cursed, I can’t wait to read it but I still have some netgallery books to read, and I need to read Megan Curd’s new book which I won an ARC from her. I’m in a whirlwind of books

  4. I love the Batman bookend. Love. Sugar Baby and the Star Trek Cross-stitch book sound awesome. I had The Beautiful and the Cursed checked out from the library, but didn’t get to it quickly enough and had to return and the reorder it. Oh, well. I’ll read it eventually. Thanks for stopping by my StS, Lynn! Happy reading!

  5. I honestly can’t believe the drama from yesterday is still circulating. WHY doesn’t she just stop? It pains me to see this kind of crap and terrifies me to no end– since well, I’m a little guy in this huge community. Sorry you had to deal with that and I hope it all dies down and goes away soon 🙂

    ANYWAY

    The Beautiful and the Cursed! YES! I haven’t heard of the others– so I will have to check those out.

    Have a good week! 🙂

  6. That drama was ridiculous. But apparently this isn’t the first time this author has acted like this so I’m personally glad to have seen her true colors. I’d rather not spend my precious time reading some assholes work whether I actually shell out cash for it or not. Sorry you guys had to deal with that but we’ve got your back, always.

    AHHH!!! You get to meet Karina Halle?! I’m so very envious 🙂 Hope you have a blast meeting all those bloggers too! 🙂

    • I know, Bonnie. It is so unneeded. It just keeps going, you know? The community really stepped up, and I am very thankful for all of the support.

    • It’s not. She does this all the time. And thank you so much for the support. I won’t put a penny in her pocket either. Or any other author that behaves this way.

      I do. Karina and I are doing Disney together and hanging out for a few days.

  7. There are many things that can be said about that author, but I’m just going to stick with ridiculous.

    I didn’t even know until last week that Mr King had a new book out, still trying to decide whether I want to get a copy or not……

    Enjoy all your books ladies 😀

  8. Ugh. Crazy drama. Crazy author. You darlings are awesome!

    I’m interested in your thoughts for Sylo, Kara. The reviews so far all over the place- aparently there’s too much telling and not enough showing.

    Lovely haul, ladies! <33 My haul

  9. Enjoy meeting Karina Halle and all those other bloggers! I really wanted to organize a meet-up with nearby bloggers, but I don’t think it’s going to happen.

    I had no idea that there was this much drama going around the blogosphere, but I hope you two are okay! And you have my support too, even if I’m a bit late voicing it :). Thanks for linking to those posts!

  10. I own like five copies of The Last Unicorn– disgustingly water-damaged paperback, fancy anniversary edition, signed, unsigned–and I’ve somehow managed to keep myself from buying the GN for all this time. But now you’ve brought it back to the front of my mind. Curses!

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