Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected. I got a huge pile of books as you can see in the picture below. But the best thing is that I didn't buy any of them! I decided to make today's post easier, and just put this picture and then talk about them below instead of putting individual pictures of all of these books. Partly because later today I will be posting the sign up form for my September is for Sequels Challenge!
- Jubilee Manor by Bethany Hagen - I got an ARC of this when I got to meet the author yesterday at the Kansas City Comic-Con. So awesome! Here I am with her below!
- Hunter by Mercedes Lackey - Got this ARC from a successful #booksfortrade on Twitter.
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare came from another successful #booksfortrade on Twitter
- What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler was also a successful #booksfortrade for this ARC on Twitter.
- Weird Girl and What's His Name by Meagan Brothers was an ARC I won off of a Shelf Awareness Giveaway, from the publisher, Three Room Press
- Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr - I won this in a giveaway from Kate at Ex Libris.
- Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray - An ARC I won, my dream ARC of the summer, won from Brittany's Book Rambles.
- Finders Keepers by Stephen King - my mom had bought this at Costco, and when she was done, she passed it on to me, so that I can read it after I get around to reading Mr, Mercedes, and then I pretty much keep all our Stephen King books on my bookshelves.
E-books for Review:
Sounded like a fun read, so for free, why not?
I have to share one other picture from Comic-Con yesterday. Anyone not seen the movie The Goonies? Or The Lord of the Rings trilogy? Well, back in the 80s when I was growing up, I was a huge fan of Sean Astin, Mikey in The Goonies, or Sam in The Lord of the Rings. And so when I heard he was coming to Kansas City, I knew I had to meet him. I actually wrote a letter back in the days of snail mail fan letters, and got an "autographed" post card. It came on the day of my 15th birthday that year, and so I sat down and had to write a letter to Bop magazine about it. I still have a copy of the magazine, and the postcard, so I had him give me a real autograph on the postcard, since what is there is obviously a stamp. And as we discussed, he wasn't even sure if it was his signature!
Oh yeah, and I had to buy this cool poster that a friend of mine made, and have him autograph it:
And the last thing I let myself buy, because I'd pretty much spent more money than I should have for the autograph and picture with Sean Astin, was this neat Supernatural print, it's only about postcard size.
That's my excitement and haul for the week. What did you add to your shelves?
And while you're here, don't forget to stop by my 6th Blogoversary post from Tuesday and enter my giveaway!