Saturday, October 7, 2017

Stacking the Shelves (#250)


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, October 1st to Saturday, October 7th?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


In the mail:

I've been really bad at posting what I got in the mail, because I haven't been around for the last two Saturdays. On the 23rd I was in Fairfax, and on the 30th I was in Chicago. So, here is two weeks worth of books sent by publishers! It was so much, I had to take a panorama photo. :D


Left stack:

Middle left stack:

Middle right stack:

Right Stack:
A color-changing mug


Huge thanks to all of the publishers for these amazing books! Forever Romance, Macmillan, First Second, Simon & Schuster, Kristen Ciccarelli, Sophie Jordan, Little Brown, Disney, and Big Honcho Media - thank you so much!

Reviews from this week:

  
(Click on the covers to go to my reviews!)


Favorite Instagram post from this week:


I was in Chicago last weekend, so I was a little sparse in terms of posts and comments! I had a wonderful time, and my team and I won third place in the national competition. Work was super stressful and I had to work a lot of overtime (nearly forty hours in four days!) but I'm just happy it is the weekend. I need to regroup and shaking off the post-travelling, post-deadlines weariness. This coming week I will not be quite as busy as the last few weeks have been, in terms of life and work. I'm glad, because I need time to slow down so I can catch my breath!

33 comments:

  1. Congrats on your competition! And ooh Freefall looks kinda good. Nice haul- book mail's kinda fun when it pile up and you get to open it all at once lol.

    Love that cover of The Knowing.

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    1. Thanks so much! We had fun.

      The Knowing is really, really good!

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  2. Competition and Chicago sounds fun. So jealous you have Suitors & Sabotage. I can't wait to read that one. Enjoy your books and your well earned weekend.

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    1. I am so excited about S&S! It's easily the most exciting book of Swoon Reads' Winter catalog (for me). Thank you, Sam!

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  3. Wow sounds like you have been busy in a good way. I love traveling. Hope you get rested as well and congrats on all the books, that is an impressive haul! My Shelf

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    1. Travelling is stressful for me (at first) but everything always works out and is great. Chicago was awesome. Thank you, Eve!

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  4. Congrats on the competition! That's awesome! And wow! Sounds like very busy times! Hope you've got some downtime scheduled for yourself! Nice new reads too! I still need to get Malficent's book from the villain series. Still need to read 2 of the others too! Lol! Happy Reading!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. This weekend I completely vegged out! I went shopping and I organized a ton of books and all of that was really therapeutic for me. I'm feeling a little more like myself!

      Thank you, Jessica!

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  5. So many awesome looking books! *heart eyes* ♥

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    1. Awww thanks, Stephanie! Half of these I'd not heard of... but hey, I'm not complaining!

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  6. You must have some heavy duty shelves, girl! That's a load of books there! Lol
    The pubs are so generous...now if only they could send us a shelf, right? 😂
    Good luck on the reading!
    @TeacherofYA

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    1. LOL! Everything tends to end up all over my bedroom. My shelves are filled! I need ten libraries. :D :D :D

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  7. What a fabulous group of books you have here. Glad to hear you had a good time in Chicago.

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  8. Wow, what an amazing haul! I'm going to have a lot of research to do into all these books that are new to me, but there are a couple like Freefall that I've heard of and look really good - I'm really curious about that one!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. OMG Mogsy! Finding all of the Goodreads links for these books took forever! Take advantage pleaseeeeeeeee. ;)

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  9. That's a lot of stuff in the mail! I've heard good stuff about Freefall. And I'll have to check out your review of The Enchantment of Ravens :)
    Have a great week!

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    1. I've seen Freefall around but I don't know much about it! I like the cover. :D Thank you, Evelina!

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  10. Congrats on third place, but wow, it really does sound like you need a break. I hope this weekend helped some!

    Ooh I want all of those Disney villain books!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I definitely need a break! I should have taken a hiatus or something. :O I love the Disney books!

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  11. Ahhh look at all those books! So much pretty reading material. Happy reading!

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  12. Congrats on your win and on your awesome haul. Have a good week back home.

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  13. Hugshugshugs. I'm sorry things are so busy. <3 You are amazing, though, Alyssa :) And oh gosh. SO MANY BOOKS :D AHHH. They all look GORGEOUS :D Happy reading sweet girl. <3 I hope you'll love them all. And I hope you are okay. <3

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    1. It is what it is! I'm trying to finish out the year strong and change up things in the new year. There is a lot going on behind the scenes and I need to adjust.

      Thank you, Carina! This haul was overlarge but hey, I don't mind too much. ;)

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  14. Oh wow! That's an awesome haul! I'm totally jealous of your copy of The Last Namsara. I've had it on hold from my library, but it has yet to come in. I'm getting very impatient.

    I hope you enjoy your new lovelies! Thanks for visiting Shell's Stories. :)

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  15. Glad you had a good time in Chicago and congrats on the competition! Your books look really good. Enjoy them! Have a great week!

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  16. Congrats on the competition!! That's awesome.

    What an amazing haul!! I hope you enjoy The Last Namsara - I'm dying to read that, it looks so good.

    Hope this week is calmer for you, Alyssa :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  17. That is awesome that you have been traveling so much that is always fun! I love that you got Undercover Attraction by Katee Robert!! I hope you enjoy that one! Happy Reading! Have a great week!

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  18. I hope you are enjoying your travels Alyssa :) Such an amazing haul! I got a copy of Enchantment last week that I plan to read soon. I loved The Knowing (I'll stop by your review next!)

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