Stacking the Shelves #62

Posted October 12, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Lyn, Stacking the Shelves / 30 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.
This week surpassed all my bookish expectations. I received way more books than I was expecting, I got hired as a personal assistant for an author of mine (which means more money for me–health insurance!!), and I’m planning to start a new discussion post feature in a couple of weeks. I could do it this week, but my plate is already super full and I have posts planned already. So this will be the last week for Waiting on Wednesday, I think. 
As for the books…
Shadows by Robin McKinley
Perfect Ruin (The Internment Chronicles) by Lauren DeStefano

I used my birthday gift card from Pixie to purchase these. I still paid 29.00 but at least I got ten dollars off. The husband does not agree. Haha.


Doon by Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon
Aquifer by Jonathan Friesen
Running Lean by Diana L. Sharples

I won this from Nafiza at Bibliophilic Monologues. I haven’t won a giveaway in so long, so that was really nice. I don’t enter many, and I also have really shitty luck. It might be another year before I win again. 😛

For Review: 

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

Thank you to Macmillan Children’s Publishing for this one. I cannot wait to read this book! I am definitely bumping it up in my schedule since I am so far behind!


Killing Woods, The by Lucy Christopher

Thanks for this lovely UK copy from Amber at Books of Amber! She knew how badly I wanted it and it doesn’t come out until January here, so that’s even better. Also, the UK cover is SO MUCH better than the one they picked for the US version. 


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Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times by Emma Trevayne
Of Metal And Wishes Sarah Fine

Thank you to Simon and Schuster for these Edelweiss approvals.

Lyn’s Books

I finally decided it was time to stop hoarding my collection and share what I have obsessively bought over the last three weeks.  Work-wise, I wish I was in a better place, but I try to keep myself in check.  I am recovered from bronchitis and an upper respiratory infection from two weeks ago.  Someone in my workplace confirmed positive for strep, so this weekend will be filled with rest and a lot of vitamin C!  

I appreciate the comments and the Twitter feedback.  I adore all of you, and I hope to get caught up on comments and blogs over the weekend. 

That is all I really have – I live a very boring life! 
Also, I am super excited for my co-blogger! I am so happy for you, Kara!! 


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Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Miles from Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams
Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Kindle Books:

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All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin

Made of Stars by Kelley York

Provided by NetGalley – Thank you!

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Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce



On the blog this week:

Kara reviewed Engines of the Broken World on Monday and did not enjoy it at all.

We skipped Top Ten Tuesday this week for a fun Teaser Tuesday of the books we were currently reading. 

Wednesday, Lyn and I discussed pet adoption and our love for our animals.

Kara posted a cover reveal for What Remains by Nicole R. Taylor on Thursday, and there was also a review for Antigoddess by Kendare Blake. Meh. It’s been a bad reading week for Kara.

Finally, on Friday Lyn posted a group review for Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield, featuring Jessie from Ageless Pages Reviews and Pixie at The Bookaholic

Links We Love:

Kelley at Another Novel Read has a discussion post about commenting and the comment exchange. 

Librarian Shaming is so great!

This awesome interview with Kendare Blake.

Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner’s In Memory of Lost Books.

Book Rock Betty talks about Mr Betty in He Makes Me Laugh So Hard I Feel Like I Need to Puke.

And Gillian at Writer of Wrongs has this awesome post where she sorts book characters into Hogwart’s Houses

30 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #62

  1. I spy with my little eye something beginning with C…I wonder what it could be. Hmm Thinking that I’m going to intercept the package before it gets to Lyn :>) Hope you both enjoy it! I love how you both used candles as your backdrop. Excellent idea 🙂 Happy weekend!

  2. I’m so glad you got Of Metal and Wishes! My contact is going to approve me for it when I put in my request, but I’ll do that on Monday. Here’s hoping it’s as great as it sounds. I loooooove things with a Phantom of the Opera vibe and get sad when such books are bad. That’s why I nominate you as guinea pig for it. Also, as much as I don’t want to read Perfect Ruin, that is one gorgeous-looking book both inside (I peeked at it in the bookstore) and out. (Also, I SWEAR I’ll be sending along Where the Stars Still Shine soon, Kara. It’s been a busy, exhausting time since that signing and I haven’t been able to do anything with it. BUT I WILL. SOON.)

    I think every blogger who got Cress rearranged their schedule for it! I only have three ARCs left for the year, so once I read those, I’m going wild with the 2014s and Cress will be the first one. No doubt, no stopping it.

    One of these days, I’m going to order The Killing Woods and The Night Itself together from The Book Depository to get my money’s worth. I’ll have to reduce how many unread books I have before I can, though.

    And for Lyn: Steelheart! The School for Good and Evil! YES! Well, Steelheart was a liiiiiitle disappointing, but I could stare at that cover all day. I just love everything about its look. As for the School of Good and evil, my copy is staring me down from my newly-erected bookshelf (shit you do at one in the morning, you know?) and I need to get to it. The illustrations are so cool.

    Here’s hoping both of you enjoy all your new books! When you get to them, that is. Life as a blogger probably means it’ll be months before we’re free to read all this stuff we get. 😛

    • My sister borrowed Steelheart from me, and so far, she is really enjoying it, so I hope that is a good sign.

      I’ve been feeling torn about buying The School for Good and Evil, but the cover, and Anya’s review, finally pushed me into buying it. My expectations are a bit lower now, but I hope it is fun, nonetheless.

  3. Nice haul. Lynn you get some rest and take care of yourself. Remember it’s better to be healthy. Also that really sucks that someone at your work tested positive for Strep. Strep is very contangious. Stay safe and remember to watch your hands. You had an awesome week.

    Books of Love

  4. Ooh Cress! I must nag the AUS publisher for that soon mwahaha I need that one in my life.
    Steelheart looks pweety and I have been meaning to read School for Good and Evil for so long but I never got around it which sucks.

    Happy reading, ladies! <33

  5. Amy

    You guys got so many awesome books!! I got Cress too!! I keep forgetting to do a StS post thought. Next week is going to be three weeks worth. Perfect Ruin and Shadows both look awesome!! Also I love the cover for Of Metal and Wishes! I listened to the audiobook of The School for Good and Evil and loved it!! I need to get a Hardcover copy though because it’s so gorgeous!! Fabulous haul ladies! 🙂

  6. Cress looks HUGE! I really need to start that series … it looks so good! And I love the cover for Of Metal and Wishes … gorgeous! I have the first two books in that Gabrielle Zevin series … it sounds interesting!

    Hope you guys enjoy the books. 🙂

  7. Oooh lucky! Snagged a UK copy of Killing Woods? Dying to get my hands on it.. Lucy Christopher is amazing. The Perfect Ruin cover is BEAUTIFUL and is definitely one to have in physical form. I snagged a copy of Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times too, really looking forward to it. Hey! Steelheart! I just got a copy of that too, cannot wait to make time for it. And Summer and Bird… wow… I totally have that on my shelves and I’ve apparently completely forgotten about it. lol Happy Reading!!

    Bonnie @ For the Love of Words

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