Friday, June 13, 2014

*Stacking the Shelves* # 112 Features Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

Stacking the Shelves for the week of June 1 thru June 7, 2014

Stacking The Shelves is a fun way to show off the books we received over the past week in the hopes that you will find something that you will be interested in reading. As always, it is in no way, shape, or form to be considered bragging or sticking out our tongues at other bloggers. 

Early Friday morning, my father passed away ending 18 months of battling pancreatic cancer. Thankfully, he went quietly, and painlessly thanks to the Hospice nurses charged with his care. I'm grateful that my mom and my sister were at his side when he passed.

I wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who sent me their condolences. YOU are the reason why I'm still sane. You are the reason why I continue to blog, and to write reviews and put together these posts. 

Thank you !!! HMH Books for Young ReadersSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,Harlequin HQN,Penguin Group/Dutton AdultHarlequin Mira, Bloomsbury USA Children's, Sourcebook Fire. Grace @ Gracebooksoflove, Candlewick Press, St. Martin's Press, and of course my local library.

Received via Edelweiss (HMH Books for Young Readers)

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Received via Netgalley (Harlequin HQN)

Penguin Group/Dutton Adult

Harlequin Mira

Bloomsbury USA Children's

Sourcebook Fire

Received from Grace @ Gracebooksoflove

Received from Candlewick Press (Winner @ArmchairBea)

Received from St. Martin's Press Audiobook (@Armchair BEA)

Borrowed from Library because I am bat **** Crazy!
 
         

 
         




22 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! I am so sorry for your loss. I did not hear about that earlier. I am glad for you and your family that he at least went peacefully in his sleep. That's how my grandfather went a few months ago; he had colon cancer. I wish you and your family well during this time.

    You got some great books there! I am eager to read Talon myself! I have a copy coming, but it has yet to arrive! The same with The Beautiful Reckoning! So stressful waiting for these particular reads! Hope you enjoy them all!

    My STS will be up on Sunday, as usual! Stop by if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thanks Jessica :) I appreciate the support.

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  2. Its always hard when a loved one dies. I'm so sorry that this has happened. Maybe these books will cheer you up. Just take the time you need to grieve and mourn. We all understand.

    Grace

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    1. Thanks Grace :) Yes, it is. I haven't exactly mourned yet. We had 18 wonderful months with him hoping beyond hope that the cancer would find a way to go away.

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  3. I'm really sorry for your father, I can't imagine how difficult it must be. Good luck for everything...

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  4. I'm so sorry to read about your loss, Shelley. I'm glad that it was peaceful for him. Thanks for sharing your haul this week. I really need to read Perfect Ruin soon so I can read the next book! :-)

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  5. Not sure what to say about your father, sending you hopeful wishes going forward.

    Name of the Blade is amazing, hope you like it.

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  6. I lost my father a few years ago from pancreatic cancer. I'm so sorry for your loss. Happy reading though.

    Tsuki’s STS

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    1. Pancreatic is the absolutely worst thing. There is no cure for it. You have to be really lucky in order to survive it. Glad I had mine for 18 months, and he went peacefully.

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  7. Shelley, I am so sorry to hear about your father, but I'm glad your mom and sisters were with him, and that those working at the hospice were able to help him leave this world peacefully and without too much pain. I am sending you lots of love, hugs and positive thoughts, to help you deal with your grief.

    On my STS today, you said something about Netgalley not showing the same titles to all people... I wish I had gotten my hands on the Jeaniene Frost book!! I hope you'll love both that, Talon and all the other goodies you got.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I really appreciate the kindness Lexxie. It kind of sucks being alone knowing I won't be able to go home for the funeral. I keep hoping that I can find a way to laugh and think of the good things instead.

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  8. I am so sorry for your loss. I'm a hospice volunteer and sometimes the hardest thing to see is not the patient's health declining, but the hurt that it brings the family. I'm sorry you had to go through that, it's the hardest thing to do.

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    1. I have much respect for you then Danielle, because the nurses and support staff were absolutely fantastic according to my mom. They really are the unsung warriors in the battle for life and death.

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    2. I'm glad you found some volunteers that really made it easier for you. I have a couple of ladies that I look after, but for some, I really feel like the family needs me more than the ladies do. It's such a hard thing to go through, and I'm so glad you found some support. Of course, we bloggers are always here to support you, too.

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  9. Hell yeah for Mortal Heart. I am so freaking excited for that book.

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  10. So sorry to hear about your loss, glad that he went quietly and painlessly. Hopefully one of those amazing reads will be able to take your mind off of it for a little while.

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  11. i am so sorry to hear about your father. I am happy to hear that he went painlessly.

    On a book note, I have seen mortal heart around on a bunch of blogs and I can't wait to see what people think.

    Happy Reading!

    My Weekly Wrap up Post

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  12. Lots of these look really good. Especially Mortal Heart and Shattered. So sorry for the loss of your father.
    Here are my newest additions.

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  13. Gosh, I'm sorry Shelley. I hadn't heard and I'm finally getting around to a whole slew of blog posts. So sorry to hear about your dad. :( Hope you're doing okay.

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