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.
HUGE HAUL ALERT AHEAD!!
I went a little bananas with the books this week. I tried to be conservative, but still got a little out of control just the same. You see, a very exciting thing happened to me this week. I got white-listed by Harper on Edelweiss. It’s like a book blogger’s dream come true. I don’t know about you, but I have been hoping and wishing this would happen to me for what feels like at least a year now. So when it finally happened, I did the unthinkable.
Yup, I admit it. It’s been a rough week for book bloggers with the announcement of Goodreads changing its policies. Lyn blogged about it this week here: GoodReadsaggedon, or, How Amazon Stole the Spirit of Goodreads. I could talk about it myself, but I’d rather we get back to focusing on the positive if we can.
But, if you are one of the bloggers/Goodreads users that is leaving Goodreads and you have joined Booklikes, you can follow me here.
Lyn is also there, here. Follow us. We both deleted our Goodreads accounts this week. They get no more valuable content from us.
It’s the only way we know how to fight back.
So the day Harper white-listed me was the best day I had had in a while. Not only that, but I got an amazing email from an author whose book I have been coveting for months. I was invited to be a part of the blog tour. More on that when I receive the signed copy she is sending me.
I apologize if you feel like I am bragging in this post. I don’t intend at all for it to be that way. I just had to get some things off my chest. It’s been a week of horrible news (on the family front too) and fantastic news. A little of both extremes and it has been overwhelming.
But enough of that. On to the books.
The Color of Light by Helen Maryles Shankman (Thank you to the author, Stony Creek Press, and TLC Book Tours!)
NIL by Lynne Matson (Thank you to MacKids Books!)
E-books for review:
Broken by CJ Lyons (Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire)
Elusion by Claudia Gabel (Thanks to HarperCollins)
Salvage by Alexandra Duncan (Thanks to HarperCollins)
Dark Eden by Chris Becket (Thanks to Broadway Books)
Panic by Lauren Oliver (Thanks to HarperCollins)
Great by Sara Benincasa (Thanks to HarperCollins)
Uninvited by Sophie Jordan (Once again, Thanks to HarperCollins!)
I told you. That’s a lot of books. But…I think I am through my reading slump. Now just to get through my review writing slump. I think the new format I am trying is going to help with that though.
On the blog this week:
On Monday, Lyn posted an opinion piece about the latest Goodreads policies.
Tuesday, Lyn posted her top ten favorite sequels ever.
I came back Wednesday and posted my review of Shanghai Girls by Lisa See.
And then on Thursday, I posted a review for The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas where I test out a new review format.
Finally, on Friday Lyn posted her review for Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson.
Links We Love:
This quiz: What Literary Character Are You?
Kara is Hermione. 😀
Lyn also got Hermione.
Chelsea Cameron got Juliet. Bahahaha. Yes, that Chelsea Cameron.
Christina at A Reader of Fictions talks about what types of blogs she is drawn to.
Ashleigh Paige at Birth of a New Witch explains why she is deleting her Goodreads account.
Ashley at Nose Graze has some interesting book blogger survey results.
Christina at A Reader of Fictions has an interesting discussion post about how ARCs are distributed and why it’s so confusing.
Kelley at Another Novel Read talks about seeing book covers through the eyes of a Synesthete. So interesting!