Stacking the Shelves – December 22nd, 2013

Posted December 23, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in Stacking the Shelves / 42 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  This was a pretty light week.  And actually, I know that I have to stop entering all these giveaways.  I keep getting books, that yes I do want to read, but my TBR pile is never getting any smaller. I’m beginning to feel a bit like a hoarder with the piles of books in my house!  Well, first I have to share a really cool prize I won that arrived this week:


Won from Epic Reads:

Now, rarely am I able to watch the Epic Reads live videos.  But I’ve been fortunate in the past month or so to be able to watch a couple.  The last time I watched, I was one of the winners of the *book shimmy* bag from tweeting along with the show.  When the package arrived at my house this week, there was a book wrapped up inside the bag!  Patrick Carman is an author I really do like and have even met.  While I haven’t yet read his new book Pulse, I now have it reserved at the library, so that I can read that, and then read this cool ARC I got of the sequel to it, Tremor.  So thanks to the Epic Reads girls!!
E-books purchased:



The first one, Eleanor and Park, I’ve heard so many great things about, and it was a really good deal for the e-book so I downloaded it to give it a try.  The second one, Brooke, I went ahead and downloaded, and finished reading this week so that I would have another review for the week.  As someone pointed out on one of my giveaways, I need to maybe do more reviews.  The third one, Forgotten Lyrics, is an e-novella I didn’t even know existed.  When I saw it, I had to download it, and will have to fit it in.  I loved the series, which I thought got better and better, so it is exciting to revisit it.  The fourth one, City of Dark Magic, is one that I saw in a Nook Daily Deal email.  Although I haven’t read this author (or authors as I’ve learned) before, this one sounds like it might be good.  
I’ve got several e-galleys I’ve requested, both from Edelweiss and Netgalley, and I’m waiting to hear if I’m approved.  I really hope I am!!
So, what will you be adding to your shelf this week?

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42 responses to “Stacking the Shelves – December 22nd, 2013

  1. That's so cool that you won one of the book shimmy totes with a cool ARC inside! The Epic Reads ladies rock!
    And I can't wait for you to read Eleonor and Park, I so LOVED that book!

  2. Epic Reads is such a wonderful consumer and professional reader site! And I love Eleanor and Park! Have so much fun with it!

    ~Remy @ Books In Her Head

  3. Those book shimmy bags are seriously the cutest! I would carry my books everywhere in it if I had one. πŸ™‚ And what a fun surprise to find a book inside! Eleanor and Park is seriously so good; all that hype about Rainbow Rowell is justified. Happy reading!!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  4. Yay for a book bag goodie! I love getting things like that. πŸ˜€ And Brooke! I have to get that novella because I am curious about it even though I didn't really enjoy first two novels too much.
    Happy reading!

  5. Anonymous

    I borrowed from a friend "Let Me In" (impossible to remember the author's name as he is Swedish – their names are like tongue-twisters!) and I received as early Christmas gift the Millenium series by Stieg Larsson. Can't wait to read it! I really have to get a Kindle, too, so that I may request ARC copies of books – reading books before they're published? Yes, please!

    Mada @ All Fantasy Worlds

  6. That's awesome you won one of the Book Shimmy bags! I read Eleanor & Park for review back before it was released and I'm one of the people that thought it was just an ok book. I gave it like 3 stars I think. Obviously a ton of people loved it though. Thanks for stopping by my post!

    • Hmm, well, it was a good price. I really want to read Fangirl, it sounds more my type. But we'll see! Glad to know not everyone LOVED it. That will help me to go in with some better expectations.

  7. That's so awesome that you won one of the Book Shimmy bags and that there was an ARC for Tremor in it! I absolutely loved Eleanor & Park so I really hope you do too πŸ™‚
    I still need to get around to reading the Under the Never Sky novellas. Are they good?
    Great haul this week! Happy reading πŸ™‚

  8. You said Nook Daily Deal email and I am suddenly wondering why I am not subscribed to that. Even though BookBub is burning a hole in my account (.99 cents at a time!)

  9. I am so jealous of your book shimmy bag! I'd love to be out and about with a book shimmy bag and then actually have someone recognize what it is. How cool would that be? Also, I hope you love Eleanor and park. It was one of my favorites of 2013.

  10. I've had Eleanor & Park sitting on my Nook for so long now! Hopefully I'll find free time to get to it soon! And I need to catch up with the UTNS series too! Happy reading Lisa!

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