Saturday, November 11, 2017

Stacking the Shelves (#255)


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, November 5th to Saturday, November 11th?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


In the mail:



Phew! That was a lot. Some of these are new to me, and some of them I have been dying to read. I'm hoping to review at least half of these (just being realistic) so stay tuned! 



Thank you, Becky! I'm so excited to read The Defiant. The Midnight Star is for my collection!



Thank you, Harper Perennial, Avon, Harper Design, and Berkley! All finished review copies which is cool. The Faerie Handbook is simply gorgeous! 


Super neat swag, including a tote bag, water bottle, and pencil

Ah! Huge thanks to Disney and BHM for the goodies. This was a lovely surprise!



My preorders! They're finally here. I still need to read Noah Shaw but I loved The Knowing!


Reviews from this week:

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


Favorite Instagram post from this week:



Life has been pretty good this week! It was really cold towards the end of the week, but I actually don't mind it. I have a new coat that I've finally gotten the chance to wear. :D On Friday at work, we had a chili & dessert bake-off. I made a chocolate cappuccino cheesecake. I won second place in "Best Overall" and first place in "Most Creative Name/Sign"! I called it "Chococcino". It was quite tasty (in my opinion).

Alsooooooo, if anyone wants to follow my #ManBunGuy story... there have been two "installments" so far. :D


Part one:




Part two:


51 comments:

  1. *whistles appreciatively* That's quite a stack they sent you. Totally get having to be practical about how many you'll actually get to read.
    So many goodies.

    Glad you had a fab week and your chococcino took some prizes. :)

    Have a good weekend, Alyssa!

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    1. RIGHT?! I can't even imagine when I'll get the time to read all of them. I have to be realistic!

      Thank you, Sophia!

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  2. The book mail gods have smiled upon you. I hope you are dazzled by the "new-to-you" books. And that cheese cake sounds delish. Congratulations on your win.

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    1. This week, for sure! Watch, this coming week I will be get nothing. D: Thank you, Sam!

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  3. Oooh wow!! Look at all the pretties!! That's an amazing haul! I hope you enjoy them all too!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! It certainly was a lot!

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  4. Such a great Twitter story, Alyssa! I can't wait to hear what happens next😁

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    1. Thank you!!! I hope something does happen next! ;)

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  5. That looks like a great haul! I'm looking forward to Unearthed, and I think I spy a few fairy tale retellings in there? I look forward to hearing your thoughts! Also, that cake sounds delicious!!

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    1. Winter Glass and The Traitor Prince are based on fairy tales! I love fairy tale retellings too. :D Thank you, Kel!

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  6. Wow!! You got so many amazing books this week, I'm absolutely dying to read Everless, Winter Glass and The Traitor Prince! I hope you enjoy all your books this week :)
    Here is my STS 

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    1. They definitely sound really good! I need to read Spindle Fire though. Thank you, Aneta!

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  7. I heard The Queens Rising is really well written. Nice new additions, hope you enjoy them.
    Oh I love the name you gave your cupcakes so cute :D I bet they were tasty.
    You are lucky, it's been freezing here for a while now, yesterday was the worse so far

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    1. I've heard great things about TQR as well! Plus, the cover is amazing.

      It was cake actually! Not cupcakes.

      Stay warm, lady!

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  8. Awesome haul of books this week. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  9. Oh wow so many of those ARCs are on my wish list so I really hope you enjoy them! Also love the tote bag as a book lover can never have enough totes! My Shelf

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    1. Right?! I'll be busy for weeks and weeks. I don't know when I'll find the time to read them. I definitely do love tote bags!!!

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  10. What a great selection! I need to read the Noah Shaw book!

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  11. OMG! I am incredibly jealous of those ARCs. Especially Everless! I am dying to read that!!! I hope you enjoy them all! Definitely get to Noah Shaw asap! That was my one big read for this week and I absolutely loved it!!!! It was so hard reviewing it without spoiling anything in it because it was that good!! I really really hope you enjoy it!!!! :D

    My StS

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    1. I've heard great things about Everless! It wasn't high on my Winter priority list but I may give it a whirl. I need to read Noah Shaw, which I think I will be doing this week. Good on you for getting a review out without spoiling! ^_^

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  12. Congratsd on the win and it sounds yummy. I need to get a copy of Empress. That cover is gorgeous. I bet you are excited for your preorders. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you love The Empress. I thought it was awesome!

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  13. Congrats on the wins - love the name you came up with. A bake off sounds like such a fun idea! I'm glad the cold weather isn't bringing you down. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thank you!!! A friend came up with some suggestions, and that was one of them. I was like, THAT'S THE ONE!

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  14. Wow, I'm shocked I've not heard of most of these, because usually there are at least a bunch of YA titles I am aware of! Looks like I need to add a bunch of these to my watch list! :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Ahhhh! Some of them look REALLY good. I'm excited for The Queen's Rising especially. I'll be reviewing throughout the year and next year, so we'll see how they go!

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  15. Omg I am so invested in this Man Bun Guy now! This is literally what the romantic in me hopes for. It literally sounds like this came from a book! Good luck on Monday. :) Also...man bun? *sigh* I love man buns and none of my friends understand!

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    1. YAAAAASSSS! I'm glad to hear it! I am a hopeless romantic myself, and honestly this has been a dreamy experience so far. My actual dream is to meet my future husband on the metro and have this metro-based romance. SO. :D :D :D :D

      I love man buns! Is that weird! The hairstyle TOTALLY works for this guy. I SO want to touch his hair!

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  16. Oh man, you mailbox is always exploding with awesomeosity :) I have to say, I am jealous, if only in a very positive way :)
    Your grabs look good. The Queen's Rising looks particularly interesting! And that Faerie tote :) and woah, do you actually have hair that long? Absolutely beatiful! Mine doesn't go past my shoulderblades, like, at all :p

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    1. Seriously! This coming week, I probably won't get anything!

      My hair is indeed that long! Sometimes it can be a serious mess. Most people remember years later even if they only saw me once, because of my hair!

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  17. Enjoy all the new goodies.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

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  18. Oooh, you got an ARC of Unearthed? I'm so jealous. I'm dying to read that one, lol.

    Mmmm, a chocolate cappuccino sounds absolutely heavenly! Love your name for it too :)

    Hope you have a wonderful week!

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    1. Yes! I'm excited to read it. I'm way behind but hoping to start reading January titles in December!

      The cake was so good (in my opinion)! My friend came up with the name and it really stuck. ;)

      Thank you, Suzanne! Same to you. <3

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  19. Ahhh, you got SO MANY books :D I am beyond jealous. <3 Especially of the Unearthed promo :D And The Traitor Prince ARC. <3 Eeee. I hope you will love all of these gorgeous book sweetie :D And eee, I haven't read your twitter stories yet, but I have them saved, and will read very soon :D SO happy for you. <3

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    1. It's one of those weeks! Next week I will probably get nothing.

      Thank you, Carina! You should check them out - lots of fun happening. You might get a laugh at my expense (which is totally fine)! ;)

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  20. I still need to read my copy of The Knowing, October kind of got away from me. Oops!

    That cheesecake sounds heavenly! I'm not that great in the kitchen (although I've never really tried), so I would freak out if my job did this! Haha.

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    1. GET ON THAT! The book was so good.

      I love baking! Cooking... eh. I can get around the kitchen (in terms of cooking) but I much prefer baking. I was soooooo not about to cook chili. But I slayed in terms of the bake-off!

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  21. What a haul this week, Alyssa Susanna! It sounds like you are really enjoying your new job which is great. Love your photo :) Have a great week!

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  22. Ohhhh The Queens Rising looks so good! And so excited for The Defiant! Love that cover! Happy reading!

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  23. Ooo chocolate cappuccino cheesecake?! Now that certainly sounds yummy! Congrats on winning second/first place! You got so many great looking books this week. I'm slightly jealous over Winter Glass. I just NEED to know what happens next to the two sisters lol Everless and Kasie's new release also look great - can't wait to hear your thoughts on them! Have a great week, Alyssa! :)

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  24. Woohoo! You got amazing books in the mail! Have fun reading them. And chocolate cappuccino cheesecake? Give me some.

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  25. That's quite the haul! I need to try reading Marie Lu sometime; I still haven't, despite saying this a whole bunch of times... So many books, so little time.

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  26. Gonna have to check out Unearthed! Lovely haul :)

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  27. Another great mail week for you, I hope you enjoy them all. I will keep watch for you reviews. The cover of The Faerie Handbook is beautiful. Love your photo, you have such a beautiful smile. Have a wonderful day.

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  28. Nice haul of books! Enjoy them and have a great week!

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  29. Awesome book haul! I am loving some of these covers! I hope you enjoy reading all of your new books!

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