Friday, May 15, 2015

*Stacking MY Shelves/Weekly Wrap-up* 05/16/2015

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course eBooks!


I know a whole lot of bloggers went to RT2015 this week, so, things have been mighty slow.  Has anyone else but ME, never been to a major book convention like RT, or BEA, or ALA? If so, lets commiserate. Does anyone else feel scared about contacting a publisher directly and asking them for a copy of a book you really, really want? I was actually surprised by how easily one particular publisher was to work with. In fact, within 2 hours, I had a copy of the book I asked for on my Kindle! Yay me! 

The Week in Reviews:

Saturday - Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan (YA Contemporary)
Monday - Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano (YA Dystopia)
Tuesday - Burning Kingdoms by Lauren DeStefano (YA Dystopia)
Wednesday - Prudence by Gail Garriger (YA Steampunk)
Thursday - Boundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson (Urban Fantasy)
Friday - Catch Me by Parker Blue (YA Urban Fantasy)
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (YA Fantasy)<--Talk Supe Blog

Received via Publishers:
(Curiosity Quills)

Received via NetGalley & Edelweiss



Borrowed via Library


  1. Don't feel bad about not attending a book convention Shelley. I'm sure one day you will get to go to one. Just hang in there. Looks like you got some interesting books this week. Descent looks amazing.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. Oh, I'm not complaining at all. I have enough books to last me until my heart stops beating. It's way too much money for me anyway.

  2. Awesome haul! I can't wait to read Devil's Pocket. Shadows of Aspodel sounds awesome. I'm also looking forward to Silver in the Blood. I usually go to BEA, but for only one day since I drive to NY from PA. Next year it's in Chicago, so I won't be able to go. I'm terrified to ask publishers for books. I hate rejection. I had an experience with a publisher recently that asked for my address to send books and I never got anything or heard from them after that. I'll just go with NetGalley and Edelweiss.

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My StS

    1. Hey Michelle! I have no idea why I'm so scared to send a request to publishers. I've been blogging for 4 years! What's the big issue? LOL

  3. Yes and yes Shelley! I don't think I've ever contacted a publisher directly.I haven't been to a convention either. Boo. On a positive note though I hope you enjoy the books you've got this week :-) My haul

    1. Hi Chrissi! Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic week!

  4. Oh wow! Awesome haul! I still need to read 7th Grave, so I ordered a signed copy of 8th Grave so it can take its time getting to me! LOL! Hope you enjoy all the lovely new reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I sooo want to go to BEA. I'm planning for possibly next year...
    Hotel Ruby is calling to me. I'll have to check it out. Happy reading.

  6. Great haul this week! A Thousand Nights sounds very good. Happy reading!: )
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  7. Yay great books, really enjoyed the Charley book and Grave Phantoms. Happy reading!

  8. A-Ha! I will have to ask Curiosity Quills for that series, I know it's Steampunk right?

    Happy weekend, momma!

    1. Hey B! That's what they tell me. I'm supposed to get the second book whenever they format it for me.