Saturday, December 13, 2014

Stacking the Shelves - December 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.  This was a pretty good week, as I got one of my Secret Santa gifts, and also a surprise ARC in the mail!

I ended up signing up for two Secret Santas through two different blogs.  So far I've sent both, but only received one.  Which is okay since I just got one of mine sent today!  But my first one I received was through The Broke and The Bookish Secret Santa, and it was actually someone I knew, I'd traded with her on YA Book Exchange in the past.  And can I say that she totally spoiled me?  Before I get into all the books she got me, let me share all the extra stuff in the box.

There were two magazines, a Chinese DVD of the first four seasons of The Big Bang Theory, lots of really good smelling soaps and lotions and hand sanitizers, some candy (which I've eaten some already), a candle, and some cute undies!  So a big thank you goes out to Mia of M and Em Read.  Now for the books she sent me!
 
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Three awesome books I've been wanting! Thakns again Mia!!  You 're an awesome Secret Santa.  

Surprise ARC:

It's a big thick one!  I've read one other book by this author, and it was a pretty good one.  I know that I will probably want to order this for my school library after I read it as well.  Thanks to Scholastic Publishing for this one.

E-galleys from Edelweiss:
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Three really awesome ones from Edelweiss this week.

E-galley from Netgalley:
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 As you can see, I got a couple Holocaust books this week.  And then The Last American Vampire I'm really excited about.  I got to meet the author this summer, and I'd hoped to get an ARC of it, but all I got was an autograph in the first book.  So I"m very excited for this e-galley.

Free e-book:




The first one was free, sounded interesting, so I downloaded it.  The 2nd one I've seen around, and it sounds okay, but when it was free I went for it. 

So a pretty good week!  I've still got another Secret Santa gift that should be coming, and I'll be asking for some books for Christmas as well.

14 comments:

  1. I am loving doing Secret Santas! I signed up for two also and have already gotten one! I loved Seth Grahame's other books, so I'm curious about this new one! I didn't know it was up on NG.... I need to stay away from there though. Haha. I hope you enjoy all your new books Lisa!

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    1. I didn't read the first Vampire one, but saw the movie. I'm going to go ahead and read this one without reading the first one though. It just showed up on NG. I only know because I was bored at work on Friday and went to the other types of books besides YA and found it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Secret Santa is always an awesome thing. Your Secret Santa did surprise you big time. I hope you love all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. I do love them all! I was actually thinking the other day it would be fun to do that thing where you're in a bed with all the money around you, but with books. That's how much I love them! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Lovely haul - Secret Santas are always so much fun!! :D Hope you love all of your new books too!!

    Curious to see if Seth Grahame-Smith's latest is good!

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    1. I'm curious about the book as well. I didn't read the first Vampire one, but saw the movie and loved it. So surely I'll love the 2nd book as well.

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  4. Wow! That was awesome of your secret santa! Great haul, all of them look like goodreads. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly looks awesome!

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    1. I can't wait to read that one! So many good books, so little time.

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  5. Nice haul - I saw the ARC of Last American Vampire, but I still need to read the first book.

    Thanks for checking out my Stacking the Shelves this week.

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    1. I haven't read the first one, but am hoping that since I saw the movie I'll be okay. If not, I've still got the first one somewhere in my house to read I think. Thanks for visiting me back!

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  6. I am really glad you like your SS gift :) A Little Something Different is adorable. The Choosing looks really good. I may have to check it out. Great haul ;)

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    1. I wasn't interested in A Little Something Different until I heard what the whole theme of it is, then I was so excited to read it! Thanks again for all of the cool stuff!

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  7. I really, really liked Night School - though I never finished the series. Harper (USA) never picked up the rest of the books :/ Oh wellz. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous week :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Oh no!! I didn't realize it was a series and that I'll be left hanging! That makes me cranky before I even start it! Thanks for returning the visit!

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