Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stacking the Shelves - April 13th, 2014

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected. Only one physical book this week, the rest were some e-books.  

From YA Book Exchange:

This is one of the books that I was supposed to get earlier this year, when I found out my mail seemed to be disappearing.  The awesome trader on YA Book Exchange that had sent the ARC to me, Mimi Zane, found a paperback copy of it and offered to send it to me for an e-book that she wanted.  So yay!!

Free e-books:

Now three came from emails about free books to download.  The 2nd one up there, Forget Me Not, I downloaded because I saw a post on Facebook I believe about how that author was being bullied and taking her books down.  I hate that people do that.  As a blogger/book reviewer, if I don't like a book, I choose not to feature it on my blog, or to post what I don't like about the book, and not say anything about the author.  I don't believe that is something that book bloggers should do.  And also, just because I don't like something, doesn't mean that no one else does.  I'm not a huge fan of the Fifty Shades of Grey series, yet I would never insult the author, or the fans, it is their taste, and for some, their love to read.  I loved the Twilight series, and yet I have to listen to people bash it constantly.  I try to ignore it, as I don't feel it is fair, because most of them haven't even given it a chance. And I know some of those people did try to read it, and didn't like it.  But then, go find what you do like, and spend your time talking about that, and sharing that.  I just don't understand the negativity of some people.  Okay, off my soapbox.

Purchased e-books:

This was a good deal, and I used my credit that I got for my Nook in the settlement of some lawsuit that happened just recently.  I only got like $8, so my credit is almost gone!

E-galley from Netgalley:

This is one I saw on another blog just recently, so when I saw it available on Netgalley, I decided it might be one I wanted to give a chance to.  And it also got me auto-approved for Flux on Netgalley, yay!!

So, that's what I added to my shelves, both real and e-shelves, this week.  What did you add?

Also, if you  have time, go help me think of some questions to ask some awesome authors next month, and you can leave your ideas HERE.