Stacking the Shelves #64

Posted October 26, 2013 by Kara in Kara, 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.
I only have a small haul this week, and honestly, it’s not very exciting for you, the readers. But it was exciting for me because I got a win from LibraryThing, the first book Lyn and I are reading for the new feature we are starting in November, two review books, and a Kindle Daily Deal I just bought this morning. I can’t help myself with those freaking sales, I swear.
So. This week was pretty loaded with drama, eh? I am debating whether to write about that for my discussion post on Wednesday (I have an idea for a discussion post on reader expectations), or I could do the post on book covers I have been wanting to do. It all depends on how I feel when I go to write the post, but I’d like to hear what you prefer. So if you could let me know in the comments?
Time for the books!
Miles from Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams

This is the first book Lyn and I are reading for our Forgotten Fridays feature. This is where we are going to read and review a book together that is more than a year old. We’ll be doing a conversational review, and this feature starts in November. Our first post goes up on the 15th.

Perfect by Rachel Joyce

I won this from LibraryThing for the month of September. I’m also part of the TLC blog tour for this book. Since I already had a copy coming, why not, right?

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Thanks for this gorgeous ARC goes to MacKids Books. 


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Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson

Thank you to Simon Pulse for this e-galley. Love the cover on this one too!

The Program by Suzanne Young

This was the Kindle Daily Deal for Friday. Since I have heard so many awesome things about it, I could NOT resist. I think this is the only Daily Deal I’ve purchased this month so I’ve been good!

Alice in Tumblr-land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation by Tim Manley

I kind of randomly requested this one after I saw it on NetGalley. It sounds awesome and I could use some humor in my life. Thanks, Penguin!



On the blog this week:


A review for A Curse as Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce.5 Stars


Top ten character names Lyn loves.


An imaginative discussion on making friends.

Our blogger Trick or Treat event kicks off!


Debby at Snuggly Oranges is the first blogger participating in our Halloween event. See her post and find your candy!

A review of Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff.
4 Stars


A review of The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand.
4 Stars


Links We Love: 

I am over at Pretty Deadly Reviews this week talking about Halloween traditions and memories. Go see me!

Authors really need to STOP telling readers hot to interpret books. Tez Miller has a post I loved called, “Allow Me to Readersplain.”

Anya at On Starships and Dragonwings has a very informative post about Netgalley’s Feedback Ratio. All your questions answered!

It’s Cover Snark time! There are some great ones this week, and do you know this is the 77th Cover Snark? WOW.

Rachel at Rachel Reads blogged about John Green’s bookish tweets yesterday that upset a lot of people. I agree with her. Obvs.


30 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #64

  1. Haha, Alice in Tumblr-land looks great. I might go to NG and request it too. Happy reading :D! I’d be interested to read your discussion post around the drama, but you should do whatever you want!

  2. I’m looking forward to this Forgotten Fridays feature! I might have to unofficially join you for that, because I have a BUNCH of older books on my TBR that need to be read, and this would spur me on.

    Alice in Tumblr-land. WHAT. I don’t know whether to be freaked out or highly amused. The Program does sound really good!

    I’m still annoyed about John Green’s tweets. I had to get off of Twitter the other day or I would have started raging.

    • So are we! We start reading the first book on November 1st. I think we are each going to choose a book each month. I have mine picked out; it’s one I have read before but I really want to make Lyn read it. I hope she likes it but if she doesn’t it should make for an interesting discussion review!

      Yup. Too much drama lately. I am cutting down on my Twitter usage by like 50%.

  3. Man, I got declined for Servants of the Storm, which totally broke my heart because I’m DYING to read that one. I also got Love Letters to the Dead – isn’t that ARC gorgeous? It looks like they put as much time into it as they would a trade paperback. So pretty!

    Did I recommend Miles From Ordinary? Because if I didn’t, shame on me. I really think you’ll love it!

    • Booo on getting declined. S&S are really finnicky sometimes about who they approve and they seem to approve decline randomly. And yes, Love Letters of the Dead is gorgeous. Can’t wait to read it!

      I am so glad you will think I’ll love it. But no, it was Lyn’s idea to read it. And it’s a short one so yay!

  4. Seeing The Program anywhere in any context makes me ache with hatred. HATRED AS HOT AS A THOUSAND BURNING SUNS. I am such a black sheep for it. You’ll probably fall in Blythe and Bekka’s camp and like it. At least, I hope you will. Or do I? I don’t even know.

    I agree, Love Letters to the Dead is gorgeous. It feels so velvety soft that I occasionally pull it off my hastily-erected shelf to pet it. Sooooo nice.

    If you like Servants of the Storm, I’m definitely gonna go for it. I’ve thought about it because I love that cover and it sounds interesting, but I’m trying to cut down on impulse requests (which I define as anything I don’t want immediately when I look at it). All the stuff that went up on Edelweiss from S&S and the impending deluge of HarperCollins titles tests me.

    Enjoy all the books, Kara! And because I went to the humane society earlier today for volunteer stuff and am in a LOVE ALL THE ANIMALS mood, snuggle Shiloh a little extra for me.

    • It will probably be a very long time before I am able to get to The Program but I am definitely interested because I have heard amazing things about it but also some pretty bad ones.

      Don’t wait for me before deciding to request Servants of the Storm because I am so behind on my ARCs and who knows how caught up I will be before I am able to get to that one?

      I will snuggle her. Though I do that daily. She has been napping in bed ALL DAY today.

  5. YAY for older books! And I loved the last Carol Lynch Williams book I read, so I’m looking forward to hear what you think of this one.

    I liked The Program – it was quite different from what I expected, so I hope you enjoy it too!

  6. Servants of the Storm sounds good! And that cover is strangely creepy too – I love how simple it is. I’m looking forward to seeing what you think of it. Miles from Ordinary has been collecting dust on my shelf, so I hope you can both persuade me to pick it up. 🙂

  7. Your entire Haul looks amazing, I’m excited to see what you think of all of them and Forgotten Friday sounds awesome, I’m so excited for it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. Great haul! I got Servants of the Storm too and completely forgot to mention it in my haul, I can’t wait to read it though and I love the cover. I’m so observant that, as per usual, I completely missed the fact there was more drama this week but nothing new there…

    Enjoy your new books and happy reading 🙂

  9. I’ll be interested to see what you make of The Program. Hope you like it, it was more middle-ground for me. As dystopian I liked but as a book with a suicide subject I was a lot more mixed.

    Thanks for stopping by and fingerscrossed you find those UK books in the US. 🙂

  10. So the comment box just ate this epic comment I wrote and I’m sad! Anyway, what I said was that Chbosky discovered Love Letters of the Dead while his book-to-movie adaptation was being filmed (apparently it’s written by someone who worked on the movie) and he loved it so much he is wholeheartedly promoting it. The idea sounds awesome and I hope the execution is just as brilliant. Also, Servants of the Storm sounds and looks delicious. I hope it delivers.

  11. I got a copy of Miles from Ordinary super cheap from Amazon … I can’t wait to read it! And oh gosh … there has always been so much drama these days … it makes me want to retreat back into my blog and stray from Twitter for a bit …

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