Stacking the Shelves and Other Weekly Shenanigans (44)

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

Um, this week was the most glorious bookish week in the history of bookish weeks. So we might as well start with that!

Physical Books and Such

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Kindle Books (on the cheap, of course!)

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For Review, via Edelweiss

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Thanks to HarperCollins and Sky Pony Press 


Weekly Shenanigans

This was a sad, sad week for reading, in many ways. I read one book.18460392 Of course, it wasn’t likely I would do a lot of reading after this. I am still considering the silent treatment for every person who recommended this. Just saying. I am also only “on track” for my Goodreads goal instead of 3 books ahead, which I had been. This is bad news. Next week will most definitely be better!

Also, this is my 300th post! That is kind of exciting, no?

On the Blog:

I also added a few pages, and spiffed up my menu a bit! I now have a dedicated page to challenges and features, and a lovely blogroll. It is still in the editing phase, so I will be adding more stuff (and more blogs!) soon!

Up Next:

I have a lot of reviews to post, and definitely thoughts for some discussions! I have a lot of commenting, scheduling, and other bloggish things to do this weekend, and I am vowing to set aside some time to get everything back under control!

How has your week been? Did you get any new additions? Anything fun going on in life in general? 

Posted January 17, 2015 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 61 Comments


61 responses to “Stacking the Shelves and Other Weekly Shenanigans (44)

  1. So many great books here where to start!

    Half Bad is amazing, I love that book so much and can’t wait for Half Wild to come out this year. I also really want The Sin Eaters Daughter, its cover is just divine. The Book Thief was also such a good book but very VERY emotional. Oh and I also have Kiss of Deception on my shelf so hoping to get around to that soon.

    My STS

    • Oh yay, I am so glad you loved it! This makes me very excited to read it 🙂 And YES, the cover for The Sin Eater’s Daughter is AMAZING, isn’t it? And I know The Book Thief will probably rip my heart out. I am not ready for that yet!

  2. Nice haul. I actually didn’t like Half Bad. I’m probably the one person who thought that. It was like Beautiful Creatures where the characters were so bland and the book was so uneventful. I just didn’t enjoy it. But read it anyway. It’s definitely original. The Sin Eater’s Daughter looks great! That’s one I’m meaning to read.Love the post!

    • Hm. Beautiful Creatures and I had a bit of a love-hate relationship. I feel like if I read the series now, I would hate it. But then, I half liked it. Hopefully I will feel better about Half Bad!

      And yes, I cannot wait to read The Sin Eater’s Daughter, it just sounds so original and so good! And the cover is pretty 😉

  3. Fi

    Great haul of books! I think I have a lot of what you’ve got this week sitting on my evergrowing TBR, always happy to see Frozen Charlotte by one of my favorite authors though! Looking forward to seeing what you think of Half Bad and The Sin Eater’s Daughter, enjoy your new books and happy reading 🙂

    • Hahah the TBR is such a mess. I think I just laugh at mine now? I deleted over 100 books from it, and then… added about 50 new ones. As for my actual TBR that I own? Bad. REALLY bad. Or good I guess, depending on how you look at it 😉

    • Right?! But the worst part is, I pretty much exclusively use my Kindle for NG/EW books, so I never manage to read any of the ones I buy! It’s ridiculous. And yes, Kaitlin is the BEST 🙂

  4. Amy-Anne Williams

    Alohaa, I’m a new reader and I just wanted to say that your blog looks pretty cool and I’m going to be a returning reader from now on c:
    Also, let me know if you want to do the whole follow on GFC thing c:
    Amy-Anne;
    Little Moon Elephant

  5. HAVE YOU READ THE BOOK THIEF YET SHANNON? HAVE YOU? You should read it ASAP I mean sure it’s sad but it’s SO GOOD. Ok, maybe wait a couple of days since you just finished All the Bright Places hahah. AND IT’S OKAY JUST BLAME HOLLY FOR MAKING YOU READ IT! I’m reading it now and I’m almost at the end and I can feel that something is going to happen…..

    • No, I have not. For I cannot handle another sad book yet. Soon. I am so blaming Holly. And a few others (ahem, Cait, Kirsty, bloggers everywhere).

      And yeah, I kind of new what was coming, UGH. THAT BOOK.

  6. I gave some serious thought to buying All the Bright Places, but then when I looked a little more into it (aka totally spoiled it for myself) I realized it was not a book for me. I’ve had some friends who loved it, but I just can’t.

    I hope this coming week’s reading goes better!

    My StS!

    • That is understandable. I admit, I knew what was going to happen pretty much from the start of the book, and it still wasn’t easy to deal with. If you don’t think it is for you, then it was a good choice!

  7. Looks like a great haul! I really liked Feed; it isn’t quite my usual genre, but it’s an interesting take on the zombie novel. Never read the whole series, though…

  8. Umm OMG I am Jealous of the Salt and Stone ARC! I loooove Victoria Scott!
    The Book Thief is one I really need to read, but haven’t. The book intimidates me
    for some unknown reason. Kiss of Deception is gorgeous. I would buy the book just for the cover.
    So Many Great books!
    Happy Reading
    My STS

  9. OOOO!! Shannon, I also got a Half Bad package! I’m unsure of why they sent it – I never even read Half Bad lol. It’s awesome! And I loved The Kiss of Deception! I have The Sin Eater’s Daughter, Salt & Stone, and Liars, Inc. for review as well. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous weekend 🙂

    Check out my STS post!

    P.S. BLOGROLL. That’s a fabulous idea. I need to do one!

    • I was SO excited when the Fed-Ex guy dropped it off! I thought it was going to be these boring boots I ordered, but NOPE! It was the glorious Half Bad package! (How weird is it that I do NOT care about shoes, but DO care about a book?)

      And yes, I have to complete my blogroll, but I really wanted to start one, and I kept putting it off. So now, I HAVE to finish it, because I published it 😉

  10. Happy 300th post! That is exciting….and like a lot of work!

    I also read All The Bright Places and….feels, so many feels. I’m still not sure if I liked it or hated it even though it was an amazing book. =( I kind of feel like just laying in the fetal position for a while and trying NOT to think of Finch and Violet.

    • Aw thank you! Indeed it is a lot of work 😉

      I am with you! Did I love it? Yes, because of Finch, and Violet, and the message. Did I hate it? Absolutely. Because it hurt me. It still hurts me 🙁

  11. Awesome haul! I’m very jealous of The Sin Eater’s Daughter! I’m in the process of checking out all of your weekly shenanigans. I had to go to work though and just got home. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Happy reading!

    Michelle @ Michelle’s Minions

    • Thanks so much! I know everyone loves The Book Thief, but I am really scared! And the mug is so cute, right? And I mean, I want to drink the hot chocolate, and I probably will, but it is so fun I almost don’t want to. Almost 😉

  12. Nice haul and that’s so awesome you got a mug and hot chocolate with your Half Blood book! I really like the idea of When, although I haven’t read the book yet. Hope you enjoy your new books!

  13. I have The Book Thief sitting on my shelf, and the movie DVRed. I just haven’t had the chance to get to it yet. I really want to get my hands on The Sin Eater’s Daughter. Enjoy!

    • Yep, that sounds like me too- even though I have it, I doubt I will get to it anytime soon 🙁 But I will definitely be reading the Sin Eater’s Daughter soon (maybe even next? Either next, or one book after that!), hope you get to read it soon!

  14. I can totally understand the silent treatment – but I hope we can talk it out instead 😉 VENT TO ME SHANNON!!! Congrats on the 300th post, by the way!

    And congratulations on the ARC! That’s so exciting and I’m so glad it happened this soon in the year, especially since The Sin Eater’s Daughter is one that looks SO good! Still waiting to hear back from my requests – fingers crossed!

  15. I may just murder you now for THE SIN EATER”S DAUGHTER!!!!! I am so extremely jealous of you. But Congrats on receiving your request from the Publisher! That’s always a good feeling. This books sounds and looks so beautiful. Oh my.

    You’re Half Bad box doesn’t look half bad as well. <–see what I did there? hehe

    Enjoy this Amazing haul!

  16. THE SILENT TREATMENT. HA. HA. HAHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah, good luck with that. I’ve gotten even more people reading it/considering it/putting it on their immediate TBRs. I feel like a boss right now. I’m determined to ruin everyone’s lives by getting them to read this book.

    READ THE KISS OF DECEPTION RIGHT NOW SO YOU CAN SHARE IN THE PAIN WITH ME THAT THE SEQUEL IS NOT OUT YET. YES/YES?

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