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.  


36 comments:

  1. Very nice haul. I still need to read Red Rising. The premise sounds so good. Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by StNC!

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    1. Yeah, that's why I decided to go ahead and get Red Rising even though it wasn't free. Thanks for returning the stop!

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  2. I agree. I would never trash a book on my blog, and to be mean is even worse. I understand critics who write critiques, they might have suggestions--say something positive, before the negative, etc. Could be helpful, but deliberately mean. . .no.

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    1. I just can't understand doing that. Maybe it's because I'm a teacher, and am used to working with students that you really have to be careful how you grade or critique their work, but I honestly can't imagine being mean. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I hate when packages don't come! I once had that problem too where none of my packages arrived at my house, from different people and some even sent it twice. So sad!! I hope you enjoy Blackout though, we sell it well at the store! Happy reading!

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    1. And the sad thing is that there were two packages of books I really wanted, and they've never shown up. So, I now have all my packages sent to my work address so that I don't have to worry about them sitting on my porch and getting stolen. I have been looking forward to reading it, so pleased I got it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I heard so many great things about Red Rising, I hope you'll enjoy all your new books. Happy reading!

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    1. I hope so as well. Not that I am lacking in things to read, but I can't pass up a good deal! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I've heard a lot about Red Rising also, so I look forward to your comments. This reminds me I need to use up that credit!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I just wish I'd had a bigger credit, I could go crazy! And I keep forgetting that I have it. Although I think it is probably about gone now.

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  6. I hadn't heard of the YA book exchange. So cool! All the books look like fun, but I don't know how you find time to read them all. My TBF is getting dusty...

    (I find if I go online late at night, I can get the google friend connect to work...usually... lol)

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    1. Oh believe me, I have more books to read than I will ever have time to read. But I can't help myself! It is an addiction. I'll try again to get your GFC to work, I really want to follow you!

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  7. Red Rising was a great kindle deal, thought of grabbing it but as I'm not a big sci-fi reader, I decided to pass. Happy Sunday!

    P.S. New Follower

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    1. Yeah, great deal, and I do like sci-fi, so it is right up my alley! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Red Rising and Blackout are two books I want to read but haven't had the time to get to yet! I hope you enjoy =D

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  9. Blackout sounds really good, but rubbish about it getting lost in the post first time around!

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    1. I had it disappear right around the same time another package didn't show up. Either my mailman or someone is getting into my mailbox and stealing my mail. So now I have all things sent to my work.

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  10. Nice haul! Blackout looks really interesting, haven't seen that one before. Red Rising is one I have seen a lot of amazing reviews for, tempted to get that one for myself. I hope you enjoy your books :) My STS.

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    1. So glad to hear about a lot of good reviews! It sounded good and had a great price. Thanks for stopping by and I'll visit your STS as well!

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  11. Haven't heard of any of these, but the cover for Black Out is impressive!! Happy readying :)

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    1. It is a cool cover, and I'm excited to read it as I've read another book by this author and enjoyed it.

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  12. They look really good! Enjoy your books!

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  13. Nice haul! I'm looking forward to reading Red Rising, and what a great cover! Enjoy all of your new reads!

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    1. I'm glad to hear lots of others got Red Rising to read as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I thought Black Out was really good. I should be reviewing it soon. I hope you enjoy all your books! Thanks for stopping by!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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    1. Glad to hear a good review! I liked Variant by the author, so looking forward to this as well. Thanks for returning the visit!

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  15. I haven't heard of these books before. I really hope you enjoy them though :-)

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to reading them.

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  16. I've heard good things about Black Out. Have fun reading your new books!

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    1. So glad to hear it! The more good I hear, the more anxious I am to read it. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. That's what I was thinking as well. Thanks for stopping by and I'll be sure to check out your post as well!

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