Saturday, August 30, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (#88)


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, in which bloggers share the books and swag they've received in the past week!


So, what did I get in the week of Sunday, August 24th to Saturday, August 30th?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


In the mail:

Textbooks. Yay!


From Edelweiss:



A sampler is on Edelweiss. A SAMPLER. Still, better than nothing :D As you can see, I didn't go crazy with Harper's latest uploads. I already have Polaris, so I don't need an eARC!


Boring week in terms of books, which is totally fine with me, because I moved in on Wednesday afternoon! And then classes started on Thursday. Smart, eh? Hehe. The first two days were great though, I love my schedule and classes this semester! *feels happy*

44 comments:

  1. I wouldn't call it a boring week. Only adding one book gives you a chance to catch up a little. Ha ha who am I kidding. I don't think we'll ever catch up.
    I'm glad you had a great start to the semester. Hope the rest is just as awesome.

    My StS @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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    1. YES! Very true! I can at least pretend that I'm catching up.

      Thank you, Marilyn!!

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  2. That's a good week! At least you didn't add to the TBR pile much since the textbooks came in. And those usually take priority sometimes! ;) LOL!

    Hope you enjoy your sampler! And the textbooks too. Like that they're good subjects! ;)

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Those textbooks though... I dread lugging them back to college lol. Thank you, Jessica!

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  3. That looks like a good book. Have a great weekend.
    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

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  4. I was kind of annoyed when I downloaded The Orphan Queen only to find out that it was a sampler. It didn't say anywhere on the EW page that it was a sampler and I'm not a reader who likes samplers.
    Anyways, that's good that you already like your schedule this quarter. I start school on the 8th! Good luck with the semester and happy reading, Alyssa!

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    1. It doesn't give a warning on the EW page! But I knew beforehand. I so understood the disappointment though O_O

      Thank you so much, Nick! Good luck with uni this year!!

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  5. I'm so excited to read this one too! I seen it on edelweiss, but decided not to download it because my TBR pile is seriously getting out of control...lol! But The Orphan Queen is definitely one that I plan to read!!

    And I'm so glad your like your classes this year! I hope you have an awesome time! :)

    Here's my STS:

    http://addictreaders.blogspot.com/2014/08/stacking-shelves-69.html

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    1. I know what you mean, lady! LOL we'll get there, right? Thank you!!

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  6. Bummer, I had no idea The Orphan Queen was a sampler. I requested it from EW but I don't read samplers. Ugh. I want the real thing it sounds SO GOOD!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

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    1. ME TOO! I so want a full review copy. But I understand why they're doing samplers, to cut down on piracy. Understandable!

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  7. I kind of didn't get it because The Orphan Queen was a sampler and I like to read whole books, not samplers, so I totally get your frustration. Textbooks take priority. Hope you have a good semester.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. Yup. Yup yup yup. But it was the only thing I got this week, so I'm not too disappointed.

      Thank you!

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  8. I can't decide about Orphan Queen. I liked Jodi Meadow's Incarnate, but not sure about this one.
    Check out my STS

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    1. I never finished Incarnate... I might, someday, but eh. The Orphan Queen definitely seems more like something I'd enjoy!

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  9. Yeah, I wasn't too keen on what they had on there. Like you, I already have Polaris. I didn't request Orphan Queen because I really hate samplers. From what I understand they only released the sampler to avoid piracy.

    Erin @ The Book Nut

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    1. I hate samplers too, but I'm not DYING to read The Orphan Queen, so I figured I'm good. And yup, to avoid piracy. Which is good!

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  10. Textbooks are always fun, right? :D The Orphan Queen really looks interesting though. Hopefully the full ARC will be available soon.

    Here is my StS Post for this week

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    1. Literally... my bank account is crying. My wallet is crying. I am crying. WAAAHHH :'(

      lol

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  11. Quiet weeks sometimes are more than welcome, give how overflowing our TBR lists usually are!!
    I hope I'll get approved for the Orphan Queen sampler!
    Best of luck on the back to school, hopefully all the positiveness will continue!

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    1. I need it! And I hope you get the sampler, I'm still in pretzel mode!

      Thank you so much!

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  12. Oh yay, you got the text book haul too -snickers- Ain't it grand? Good luck with your studies and happy reading! My STS.

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    1. Grand as in I will spend a grand by the end of the next two weeks and cry a lot ;)

      Thank you, Jillyn!

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  13. So I need to check Edelweiss ASAP! LOL

    Come and check out OUT's STS

    And dont forget to enter the giveaways!

    Leydy from OUAT

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  14. I really don't understand samplers on review sites! You can't review a sampler. If they want to release a teaser they should release it to everyone on their own sites... grrr. I hope you have a great week!

    Under The Mountain

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    1. I probably will review several samplers at once - and then do full reviews for each book when I get them. I might get a sampler of The Mime Order, so who knows!

      Thank you!

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  15. Happy reading Alyssa. <3 And yay for pretty sampler :D I got it too. But still so heartbroken that it wasn't the whole book :( Still. I did love peeking at the sampler, hih :D Thank you for sharing. <3

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    1. I know what you mean - I want the full book as well! But it cuts down on piracy, so that's a good thing. You're welcome!!

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  16. The Orphan Queen sounds amazing and a sampler is better than nothing! I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading :)

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    1. True true, though it will only whet my appetite! Thank you, Roy ^_^

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  17. Orphan Queen looks good, hope you enjoy and have a great upcoming week.

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  18. One book is a good thing!! I love the cover to the Orphan Queen! Enjoy!!

    Thanx for visiting My Weekly Wrap-Up!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. At this point, I certainly agree with you. Thank you, Naomi! And you're very welcome!

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  19. I got textbooks, too haha.
    The Orphan Queen sounds pretty cool! I haven't read an Jodi Meadows yet though. Glad to hear your liking your schedules and classes! Hope you have a lovely week (:

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    1. Aren't we special?! All my money though :(

      I wasn't a fan of Incarnate (to be fair, I never finished it), but I'm excited about this one. Thank you, Cyn!!

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  20. Good luck with school! I was so sad to see that OQ was just the sampler. I saw that before I went to DL so it was a bit less of a shock. I imagine it'll be a wonderful sample though.

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    1. Thank you so much! And I'm sure it's a fabulous tease - I mean, sample... hehe :D

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  21. I really liked The Orphan Queen sampler! I'm definitely looking forward to reading the rest of the book!

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    1. Ooo, you've already read it, awesomeeee! Good to hear!

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  22. I don't do well with samplers, but I can't wait to see your thoughts! Hopefully there will be an upcoming Swoon Thursday post, hint hint. :)

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    1. Personally, me either, but I could not resist. HAH! I'll definitely keep that in mind ;D

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