Stacking the Shelves #51

Posted July 27, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Lyn, Stacking the Shelves / 32 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.
We skipped this post last week, but we are back! It’s kind of a pain to put this post together, so when you don’t have many books, it’s kind of better to let them roll over into the following week. And I still don’t have a lot of books, but I have enough to make this post worthwhile.
I don’t know if you knew, but Saturday (today) is my birthday. That means lots of fun gifts from blogger friends that I love more than anything on earth. Seriously. I am flabbergasted that it too me until my thirties to find friends that are basically reflections of me. Book people are my people. And I am so thankful to have them in my life, even though I only get to see them a couple times a year.
Vortex (Insignia #2) by S.J. Kincaid (from Christina at A Reader of Fictions)
Golden by Jessi Kirby (from my co-blogger Lyn)
The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire #1) by Susan Griffith, Clay Griffith (from my co-blogger Lyn)
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A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding
Thanks to Amy at Book Loving Mom for both of these Kindle gifts!
E-Books for Review:
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In the Age of Blood and Chocolate by Gabrielle Zevin (Thanks to MacKids!)
The Ludwig Conspiracy by Oliver Potzsch (Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The Troop by Nick Cutter (Thanks to Gallery Books)
White Space by Ilsa J. Bick (Thanks to Egmont USA)
Lyn’s Books
Hello! Long time no see!  I have been using all of my free time searching for a job, filling in as a substitute babysitter for a family searching for long term help, and searching for a new apartment (hotel living is, shall we say, lacking). Certain days, I feel horrible, and others, I am determined to do what it takes to secure an occupation. Outside of that, I have very little happening in my universe.
Book-wise, I think I have a nice little haul, three week’s worth of book booty. 
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Clayton wanted to dominate the picture and kept knocking the books over. >:(

Amelia Ann is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma 
Kindle Books

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Six-Gun Snow White by  Catherynne M. Valente
Wonder Light: Unicorns of the Mist (Unicorns of the Mist #1) by R.R. Russell
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand (on sale for Kindle!!)


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Thank you to NetGalley for the books!

Water (Akasha #1) by  Terra Harmony
Myth Weaver by David J. Normoyle Kojiki by Keith Yatsuhashi
The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond

On the blog this past week:
On Monday, I posted a two star review of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani.
Tuesday, Lyn and I both talked about words and topics that will make us not pick up a book.
On Wednesday we posted two upcoming releases we are looking forward to: Curiosity and Hyperbole and a Half.
Thursday, I posted a four star review for In the After by Demitria Lunetta.
And finally, Lyn posted a two star review for The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe.
Links we love:
Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner and Betty at Book Rock Betty are taking back their childhoods and reading Harry Potter together for the first time and sharing it with their readers through a series of fun posts and vlogs!
Kat Kennedy at Cuddlebuggery is hilarious once again, this time in a post about what to do now that you are in the Goodreads one percent.
Gillian at Writer of Wrongs has this new feature called Baking the Books where she cooks food from novels she’s read. This week it is fortune cookies from Cinder.
Giselle at Xpresso Reads shares some random facts about herself in this week’s Book Girls Don’t Cry, and I had to share because we have a couple in common.
Upworthy breaks down the percentage of children’s books featuring or about people of diversity.  Despite the push for cultural diversity in literature aimed at young people, the stats are very disturbing.

32 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #51

  1. Awww happy birthday!!! I love your haul! I hope you love Golden because that book is fabulous. And I got White Space too! Hope it’s good 🙂

  2. Happy birthday (again) Kara! I’m so happy that it’s turning out to be awesome 🙂 And you’re right, book bloggers are the BEST.

    Lyn, I LOVED both 17 & Gone and Amelia Anne. Two of my all-time favorite books right there. I hope you love them, too 😀

  3. Happy Birthday, Kara. Enjoy the books and the cake (there has to be cake!). I hope you enjoy the Valente book. I’m dying to read it but I don’t want to read an e-copy and the physical book is either sold out or way too expensive. Pshaw.

  4. Happy Birthday, Kara! You got some of my highly anticipated books, Kara. That’s not really saying much since I have like a billion of them. Hope you enjoy 17 & Gone, Lyn. I loved it! Hope you guys enjoy all your books!:)

  5. Lyn gave you one of my favorite series, Vampire Empire! I really hope you like it Kara! I hope In the Age of Love and Chocolate ends up being good since I’ve been waiting for this book for awhile now.

    Awww, what a good cat to not knock of your books Lyn! Mine would be all over them like they were slices of cheesecake!

    Great books this week ladies!

  6. HARRY BIRTHDAY, KARA! Hope you had the best day ever and enjoy all the gorgeous books. Thanks for the link love. And Lyn, your cat is absolutely precious.

  7. Hope you had a fantastic Birthday, Kara!! 🙂
    Golden and A Long Long Sleep were both fantastic!! I also got White Space this week and am so excited to dive into that one. I really need to get Six-Gun Snow White… Valente is amazing. Enjoy your reads!

  8. I’ll go ahead and say happy birthday again. I’m glad you had a good day! I loved both Golden and the Reese Malcolm List and White Space looks intriguing.

    I’ve been meaning to read 17 & Gone for forever, but just can’t seem to get to it. I love your cute kitty!

    Great hauls!

  9. Amy

    You both got some fabulous books!! And I know I tweeted it, but Happy (belated now) Birthday Kara!! I hope both of you girls enjoy all of your new books!!

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