Stacking the Shelves – December 13th, 2014

December 14, 2014 Stacking the Shelves 14

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 good week, as I got one of my Secret Santa gifts, and also a surprise ARC in the mail!

I ended up signing up for two Secret Santas through two different blogs.  So far I’ve sent both, but only received one.  Which is okay since I just got one of mine sent today!  But my first one I received was through The Broke and The Bookish Secret Santa, and it was actually someone I knew, I’d traded with her on YA Book Exchange in the past.  And can I say that she totally spoiled me?  Before I get into all the books she got me, let me share all the extra stuff in the box.

There were two magazines, a Chinese DVD of the first four seasons of The Big Bang Theory, lots of really good smelling soaps and lotions and hand sanitizers, some candy (which I’ve eaten some already), a candle, and some cute undies!  So a big thank you goes out to Mia of M and Em Read.  Now for the books she sent me!

Three awesome books I've been wanting! Thakns again Mia!!  You 're an awesome Secret Santa.  
Surprise ARC:
It's a big thick one!  I've read one other book by this author, and it was a pretty good one.  I know that I will probably want to order this for my school library after I read it as well.  Thanks to Scholastic Publishing for this one.
E-galleys from Edelweiss:
Three really awesome ones from Edelweiss this week.
E-galley from Netgalley:
 As you can see, I got a couple Holocaust books this week.  And then The Last American Vampire I'm really excited about.  I got to meet the author this summer, and I'd hoped to get an ARC of it, but all I got was an autograph in the first book.  So I"m very excited for this e-galley.
Free e-book:

The first one was free, sounded interesting, so I downloaded it.  The 2nd one I’ve seen around, and it sounds okay, but when it was free I went for it. 
So a pretty good week!  I’ve still got another Secret Santa gift that should be coming, and I’ll be asking for some books for Christmas as well.

14 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves – December 13th, 2014”

  1. Lovin Libros

    I am loving doing Secret Santas! I signed up for two also and have already gotten one! I loved Seth Grahame's other books, so I'm curious about this new one! I didn't know it was up on NG…. I need to stay away from there though. Haha. I hope you enjoy all your new books Lisa!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I didn't read the first Vampire one, but saw the movie. I'm going to go ahead and read this one without reading the first one though. It just showed up on NG. I only know because I was bored at work on Friday and went to the other types of books besides YA and found it. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I do love them all! I was actually thinking the other day it would be fun to do that thing where you're in a bed with all the money around you, but with books. That's how much I love them! Thanks for visiting!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I'm curious about the book as well. I didn't read the first Vampire one, but saw the movie and loved it. So surely I'll love the 2nd book as well.

  2. bluekaren

    Wow! That was awesome of your secret santa! Great haul, all of them look like goodreads. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly looks awesome!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I haven't read the first one, but am hoping that since I saw the movie I'll be okay. If not, I've still got the first one somewhere in my house to read I think. Thanks for visiting me back!

  3. Mimi Zane

    I am really glad you like your SS gift 🙂 A Little Something Different is adorable. The Choosing looks really good. I may have to check it out. Great haul 😉

    • Lisa Mandina

      I wasn't interested in A Little Something Different until I heard what the whole theme of it is, then I was so excited to read it! Thanks again for all of the cool stuff!

  4. Alyssa Susanna

    I really, really liked Night School – though I never finished the series. Harper (USA) never picked up the rest of the books :/ Oh wellz. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous week 🙂

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • Lisa Mandina

      Oh no!! I didn't realize it was a series and that I'll be left hanging! That makes me cranky before I even start it! Thanks for returning the visit!

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