Saturday, February 27, 2016

Stacking the Shelves (#166)


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, February 21st to Saturday, February 27th?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


In the mail:

THIS IS FROM LAST WEEK (that I forgot to post on Twitter!) I'll update the post with this week's mail later on Saturday night. But this is the previous week's mail:



Ah! Thank you, Avon!



I've actually never heard of this one! Have you?



So pretty! Thank you for the trade, Erin!



This is a prize from Sooz! Believe it or not, this is my THIRD copy of the book. :D


A Kindle Paperwhite!

I won this from Christina Farley - thank you so much, Christina!


Seriously intense and amazing bag o'swag prize

I won this from Anna Banks and everything is WONDERFUL! Thank you, Anna!


HERE IS THIS WEEK'S MAIL:



Harper, I love you! I've already read TMK and FoR. Not sure about the last one, I've never heard of it!



Thank you, Random House! 



Thank you, Avon!



Thank you, Roc!



GUYS YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW EXCITED I AM! I have been looking for this ARC for ages! AHHHHHH! I've known for weeks that I was getting it, but wanted to make sure I had it in my hands. And here it is!



GUYS GUYS GUYS. This was the last ARC I needed, for my His Fair Assassins set! I'd known I was getting this one, but like Fire, I wanted to make sure I was getting it. AHHH!



I know, I just got one from Harper. I didn't know Harper was sending me the book! Dahlia Adler so nicely sent me this one (I knew she was sending it). So now I have two copies. And I've already read the book. *cough*



Thank you, Celeste_Pewter! I have The Winner's Curse ARC but needed this one to complete the collection. It is beautiful!


Goodies from Katharine Ashe

She went to Scotland, and brought back goodies! I love her note - she couldn't bring back a Scottish Highlander for me, so the tea towel will do! :D



From NetGalley:



Yaaassss, thank you for the approval, SMP!



New Maiden Lane novel! I can't wait to read more about Val. <3


For Review:



Trying again with a new Mead book! Thank you, First to Read. :)


This past week was really bad, in that it was really stressful. But I managed to sneak in a couple of reads, and I got plenty of awesome mail over the last two weeks. Time to reset!

38 comments:

  1. Omg you had truthwitch !! Hope mine will come soon and iwill take a pics with the 3 !

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    1. This is my second hardcover, third copy if you count the ARC! This one is the prize from the Waterwitches taking the street team grand prize. :D

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  2. Oh wow!! Yay for signed books! I still need to read Truthwitch! Loved The Wrath and the Dawn!! Ooh The Glittering Court! Can't wait for that one either!! EE!!! And wow!!! Congrats on winning a kindle!! I won one myself years ago when it was the keyboard edition! I was super happy that year. Though ironically, I had just gotten the exact same kindle for Christmas, but I was unemployed at the time, so I saved it for my mom's birthday! It was still a great win though!! Hope you enjoy all the lovely new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. It's my third Kindle! I don't even know what I'm doing with all these Kindles, I only use my old old old one. :D

      Thank you, Jessica!

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  3. I've heard really good things about My American Duchess! I need to check it out when I get a chance. And wohoo! That's awesome you won a Kindle! :)
    I hope The Star-Touched Queen is good too!
    Happy reading and have a great weekend!

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    1. I started reading it a few weeks ago, had to stop because it's not in my schedule, but I'm enjoying it!

      Thank you, Nick!

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  4. Great haul! Meads sure is popping out a lot of books. I'm gonna give this one a try when it releases, but I'm not a huge fan really. Hope you enjoy all of these!

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    1. She really has been though! This will only be my second book I've read by her. I didn't love Soundless.

      Thank you!

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  5. The stressful weeks are sometimes the best (and the most necessary) for reading breaks. Next week's schedule is looking even worse, but yeah, reset and hope and pray for the best. Good luck! :)

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  6. Wow, so many winnings!I'm having a stressful week too, and it's not over until tomorrow, so I feel your pain. Hope you can relax a little!

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    1. I know! They all came at once. Thank you, Tammy!

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  7. Amazing haul this week. I saw that Maiden Lane up on Net Galley and wondered if you would snag it. :)

    I was very bad and requested five books from NG this week right when I was working on my backlist of reviews.

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    1. I did indeed! I pounced. :D

      Happy reading, Sophia! Good luck with the backlist. :D

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  8. Great haul this week! All that swag tho... So jealous!! I hope you love all your new books and goodies :) Happy reading!
    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

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    1. So much swag! I don't even know what to do with all of it! Thank you, Danielle. ^_^

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  9. All that swag..... green with jealously here at the contents of your haul.

    Enjoy :)
    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex

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  10. Well miss! You got ALL the great books. I hope you enjoy them! HOLY CRAP I am so excited for The Rose and The Dagger. Wrath is just so amazing, LOVE IT. I am so excited for Richelle Mead's new book. Happy weekend <3

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

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    1. Thank you! I hope so! And I'm crossing everything I can cross, in hopes of getting an ARC of The Rose and the Dagger.

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  11. Ah, yay for completing your collections! You got so much amazing fun mail this week! Ooooo, Star Touched Queen, I neeeed. I'm looking forward to Mr Farenheit---I really enjoyed this author's first book, The End Games. Such an interesting writing style! I hope you enjoy all these lovely things, Alyssa!!

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    1. It's such a great feeling! I still need Graceling, but I honestly thought it would be IMPOSSIBLE to get Fire. We'll see about Graceling!

      Do you have Mr. Fahrenheit and don't really want it. Let me know!

      Thank you!

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  12. Wow! You got SO much awesome stuff this week! I'm SO excited for The Mirror King! Ahh! And The Star-Touched Queen! Congrats on getting Fire and Dark Triumph finally! Woo hoo!! Enjoy all your new lovelies! :)

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    1. It's kind of scary, the mail hasn't slowed, despite me saying for weeks that I'll have a drought next week. Errr, maybe next week I won't get anything? LOL.

      I really liked The Mirror King! I'll be reading The Star-Touched Queen two novels from now. :)

      Thank you, Cyra!

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  13. Awesome haul! I already spoke to you about my ARC of Graceling. I'd be willing to make a trade for it. You can message me on facebook about it. As for the rest of your haul...nice! I can't wait to read The Mirror King. I have a copy of Midnight Bites on the way, too. Enjoy your new books!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My StS

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    1. MICHELLE! I messaged you on Facebook. Thank you SO much for offering! *crosses fingers*

      I hope you love The Mirror King and Midnight Bites! Thank you. <3

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  14. Yay can't wait for a chance to read Glittering Court but I never win on First to Read- any tips? Otherwise Star Touched Queen sounds good, hope that you enjoy and have a great week.

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    1. I hope you like it! I actually used all my points and guaranteed a copy, rather than put my name in the lottery for it. ^_^

      Thank you!

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  15. I just received Runaway Vampire in the mail as well and I can't wait to pick it up. I really enjoyed My American Duchess. Hope you like it.

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    1. I opened it and started skimming - it's bizarre, to be honest. O_O I've started My American Duchess for some time now, but haven't finished yet (just timing issues! I'm liking the book so far). Thank you!

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  16. You had an awesome week. I know how much you love Fire, so that is awesome you got an ARC! Cant wait to see what you think of The Glittering Court!

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  17. WOW, you have really stacked the shelves this week. Happy reading.
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes

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  18. Oh my gosh. I am so jealous of you sweet girl. <3 And SO HAPPY for you as well :D EEEEE! All of these amazing books! I cannot. You are the best. <3 Ahh, I wouldn't mind stealing one of your Forest of Ruin ARCs, hih ;) SO GORGEOUS. Sigh. And oh my god, FIRE. SOBS :( You are the luckiest person alive. <3 So happy for you, but sad for me, lol :D And ahhhh. All the other books too :D Eeee. A Kindle! I WAAANT. It looks gorgeous :D And all that swag. Dies. You have the best of luck with giveaways :) Happy reading Alyssa. <3 I hope you will love it all.

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    1. Bah! If you lived in the USA, I'd have no issue sending you one of the Forest of Ruin ARCs.

      Trust me, luck wasn't a huge factor in me finding the Fire ARC... not really. Keep looking!

      I actually have terrible luck with giveaways - I enter SO many and win so few. But sometimes I'll win a few at the same time and it'll seem like I win a lot! Not that case.

      Thank you!

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  19. Oh my goodness, now that's a gigantic haul! Not sure I can talk about them all, but I'm glad you got so many ARCs that you wanted. I adore Julia Quinn's books, they are swoony and funny :)

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    1. I have not read a single Julia Quinn book - this will probably be my first!

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