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Friday, March 25, 2016

Stacking The Shelves #23

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  Go to their site to get a complete list of all the participating blogs.  Each week there are almost 100 book blogs that share what books they received.  It is so much fun to see what everyone got!

What an amazing time we had at the Silicon Valley ComicCon last weekend!  It was three days of non-stop fun.  But, as entertaining as it was, it was also exhausting.  As a result, I only read two books this week.  But I received a bunch of new titles that I can't wait to read!

Read This Week:

 I enjoyed both books I read this week.  But I was most surprised by Aurora Sky.  It was very different from other teen paranormal books (and definitely for older teens and adults).  I will be reviewing the book this week and will give a detailed explanation at that time.

I also ran out my time on the audiobook I was listening to, so I will need to go back on the waiting list at the library.  Live and learn, right?  So here's what I got this week...

From NetGalley:

 I already devoured Aurora Sky.  It's a quick and fun read.  All of these titles look awesome!  I can't wait to read them.  I am somewhat disappointed that Children of Icarus is only on PDF so I cannot put it on my Kindle.  This means I need to sit at my computer in order to read it.  I would have been okay with it, except that NetGalley didn't mention this until after I requested it.  Oh well.  I am still happy to get it.

Borrowed From The Library:

 Oh, how I love the library!  I came in to pick up The Thirteenth Tale (which I was on hold for an eternity), and walked out the door with two more books.  I just want to sit in bed all weekend and read all these lovelies!


Thank you, Delfy Hall for the autographed copy of your book.  I won this from a Twitter giveaway from Anne of Inked Brownies and it looks really good!  

Bought At Silicon Valley ComicCon:

 One of the aspects of the ComicCon experience that I love is the chance to talk to people.   A very silly guy had a booth with all kinds of cat related stuff to promote his comic book, Cathair Apocalypse.  Yes, it is so silly.  But I am a mega cat person, so I was hooked.  

Then, waiting in line for a panel (about web comics), I got to talking with the guy next to me in line.  It turns out he wrote comic books.  He gave me a copy of his comic book Boylord.  I was really impressed with the art work and production values.

On Sunday, I saw the booth for authors Mark Gelineau and Joe King and talked with them about their YA Fantasy book series.  I love how they are taking the reigns and promoting their books at these events.  Aren't the covers for these two books gorgeous? And now I am excited to start reading them.

 So, what did you get this week?  Which books are you excited to read?  Let me know in the comments.

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  1. Great collection of books you got there. Looks like a lot of fantasy? I love a good fantasy romance.

    Deanna's Stacking the Shelves / New on my bookshelf

    1. Yes, I love fantasy romance too. I am a sucker for a beautiful book cover, so I read lots of different books. Have a great week.

  2. I so much wanted to like Aurora Sky but there was too much school stuff and teen angst for me, and not enough vampire hunting! I've stopped reading YA and school setting books now as I just get a bit bored with that kind of book now. Gives me more time for zombies!

    1. Ah, Zombies! I can't argue with your reasoning. I liked Aurora Sky because I thought it was a great analogy to what many teens do when faced with hopelessness. They act out. There certainly were parts in it that were stereotypical of the teen/vampire genre. But I liked it. I hope there will be more actual vampire hunting in the next book, too.

  3. What an absolutely LOVELY haul! I hope you have an AMAZING time at Comic Con. I have plans to go to the next one in my country but that's all the way in 2017, but I guess I'll have to wait it out!

    Have a great weekend.

    Aditi @ http://athousandwordsamillionbooks.blogspot.com/

    1. Thank you, Aditi. This was my first ComicCon and I did have a great time, seeing William Shatner and the stars of Back To The future! I hope you are able to go to one soon.

  4. What a great haul this week! I hope you love all of your new books :)
    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

    1. Thank you, Danielle. I hope you enjoy your week.

  5. Oooh nice! I picked up Aurora Sky some time ago, but I still haven't read it! Hope you enjoy all the lovely new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I like Aurora Sky so much. I will post a review of it next week. Have a wonderful week.

  6. Nice stack of books. I didn't know that Silcon Valley had a Comic Con. Great haul of books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. This was the first annual ComicCon in Silicon Valley. It was organized by Steve Wozniak (who invented the Apple computer). There was a nice mix of technology, comics, and sci-fi to create a wonderful weekend.

  7. Catharine Apocalypse looks so cute and interesting. I still need to read my arc of Robot in the Garden. Glad you had fun at Comic Con.

  8. I have Black Rabbit Hall in my TBR too.. Hope I'll get to read that soon! :)

    my sts: https://bookishsya.wordpress.com/2016/03/26/stacking-the-shelves-7/

  9. Such great covers! The Icarus one and the Aurora one both look so good. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fantastic weekend. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  10. I've actually had The Little Paris Bookshop on my Godreads TBR for a while now, but it always seems to be one of those books that I never actually get around to reading. You are so lucky you were able to attend the Silicon Valley Comiccon! Do you think you'll do a recap of the event on your blog?

    -Cristina @ Girl in the Pages

  11. You can 100% put a PDF on your kindle and even convert it into a mobi file, that is if you have the downloaded file. Plus when I have requested books from Netgalley that ended up being a PDF it had a "send to kindle" option. If you have a file all you have to do is figure out what your kindle email is, make sure your email address is approved to send files to it, compose an email with the file attached and put CONVERT in the subject line & Send. I've done it many times before :)

  12. I have had The Thirteenth Tale on my TBR list forever. I hope you enjoy it!
    My StS

  13. Great range of books this week - Nina George's book is fantastic!!

    Stacking the Shelves

  14. ComicCon! How fun! I love the library, too. I own The Thirteen Tale, but I haven't read it yet. Hope you love all your new reads and have a fantastic week!


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