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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Stacking The Shelves #28

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  Go to their website for a complete list of all the participants.  Each week nearly 100 bloggers create a post showing what books they got each week.  It is really fun to see what books everyone is reading right now.

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This marks the second week I have been able to go for a swim and some time in the hot tub this Friday evening!  What a great way to kick off the weekend.  I am so glad for this time off!  

 Read This Week:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25819509-leonardhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23836855-illuminae


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29436000-the-demon-girl-s-song


All of these books were wonderful.  I think the audio book version of Illuminae was my favorite because it elicited such an emotional response.  I'm also excited because the authors of that book will be coming to my local Barnes & Noble for a talk!  

Bought:




There was a lot of self-imposed drama this week.  My copy of The Raven King was delayed, and I kind of freaked out over it.  I know it is just a book, but I ordered this in December, so it came as a shock that Amazon told me they didn't have the book on the day of it's release.  Really? I had to scramble and finally found a copy at my local Barnes & Noble, on Thursday.

The Star-Touched Queen, and The Rose & The Dagger were both pre-orders, so I was excited to open the box and see these lovelies in the flesh.  

From The Library:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20983362-passenger?from_search=true&search_version=service

When it rains, it pours.  I have really been wanting to read this book, so I was on a long wait list.  Of course, this is the week that it became available.  I will be working pretty hard to read everything I get.

What did you get this week?  What books are you itching to read?  Let me know in the comments.

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  1. Haha, the freaking about late copies is totally understandable. It's just a book... just a book that you've been waiting for and pining for in your dreams and in reality for ages! :) Great haul!


    My STS

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    1. Yes, I have a lot of emotional investment in this book! Thanks for understanding.

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  2. The service at Amazon isn't great at times especially for people like me who refuse to pay for Prime. I don't have a choice but to use Amazon as the Indie books I love are not available in the shops!

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    1. Yes, sadly Amazon is the only way to get certain books, particularly on the Kindle. I didn't mind if the book was a few days late, but they sent me a note on the release day saying it would be 1-3 MONTHS before it would arrive. Well, I kind of lost it! (Deep breaths...). It's all good now. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Ooooh, you have got a great haul this week! I am planning to start The Raven Boys this month, as I now own the entire series but have yet to start the series. I hope you enjoy all your reads when you get to them :) You can check out my STS post here.

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    1. I am re-reading everything so I know all the details clearly in my mind before I start The Raven King. I hope you enjoy them. Have a fun week.

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  4. Nice picks! Have a good reading week ;-)

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. It means a lot to me.

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  5. Nice! I keep debating about Illuminae!! Hope you enjoy all the reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Oh, you should definitely read Illuminae. I have now read the book and listened to the audio book. Both are wonderful. I am excitec because the authors are coming to Barnes & Noble in my area! We never get name authors, so I am stoked. Have a lovely week.

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  6. Great haul! I've heard so many good things about Passenger!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Yes, I am excited to read it, but I MUST get to The Raven King, before I read any spoilers. I really hope I can get to it by the end of the week.

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  7. It is annoying when a pre-ordered book doesn't arrive. Glad you found another copy and hope you get a refund from Amazon.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. I had to call customer service and cancel the order. Now I am re-reading all the Raven Boys books to work up to The Raven King. Re-reading them is so cool because I am picking up on clues that went over my head the first time. It's like digging for treasure.

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  8. Great haul! I haven't read any of these but I've heard great things about a couple of them :) I hope you love them!!

    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

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    1. Thank you, Danielle. I know you like more Romance kinds of novels, so I appreciate that you came by.

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  9. I kept seeing The Passenger on everyone's shelf so I grabbed the audio version but I have to keep pushing it back. I hope you enjoy it!
    Bambi's STS and Recap

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    1. I got The Passenger from the library. There are so many great books coming out in this next month, that I can't buy them all, outright. I hope you enjoy the audio book version.

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  10. Oh, you have some great books! It's a bummer about Amazon. If I pre-order, I always seem to get my books late as well. Very frustrating!

    Hope you enjoy your books!

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    1. Hi Stacey, this is a first for Amazon & me. They are usually right on time. If it had been a matter of a few days, that would be okay. But they sent me a note saying it would be 1-3 months! I could hardly contain myself as I read that email! It's all resolved now as we went into a brick and mortar bookstore and found a copy.

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  11. Oh, I hate it when Amazon fails like that! They've done it for a couple of new releases I preordered, lately. So annoying. Glad you did get your hands on a copy!

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    1. Thank you, Nikki! I have more pre-orders coming up next week so I hope this doesn't happen again.

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  12. Lots of good books, hope you enjoy and thanks for dropping by my blog. Hope to see you around again soon

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    1. Thank you Brandi. I love blog hopping so I can meet more people and find out new and fun blogs to follow. Have a great week.

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  13. I have never read Stiefvater, but I am definitely curious. How disappointing when a book is not released on the expected date. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. It finally got resolved. I really love The Raven Boys series. It is my all time favorite, so I was very emotionally invested in getting this book. Now I am re-reading the entire series (fun!). Have a great week.

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  14. I hope you enjoy your new books! I haven't heard of Illuminae before, but it sounds really good.

    Anxious Canadian Mom: STS/April Wrap Up

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    1. I cnanot sing the praises of Illuminae Loud enough. It is such an unusual and powerful book. It's part romance, part space opera, part graphic novel. I have listened to the audio and read the print book. The wonderful part of it is that both offered something new with each experience. I hope you will find a copy and enjoy it.

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  15. I liked Illuminae and The Star-Touched Queen a lot! Still waiting on my preorder of The Rose & The Dagger to arrive. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I actually got three books I was waiting for this week, and next week there are two more big releases: Warrior Witch and A Court of Mist & Fury. I am having a mini meltdown just writing this. I just want to sit at home and read all day. Work? What is that? Oh well, I will just have to squeeze in as much reading as I possibly can in 5 minute snatches.

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  16. I think I've read a similar problem with a pre-ordered The Raven King through Amazon.. It sucks when pre-orders don't come on time (what's the point of pre-orders when they don't arrive on time? >__<).. Nice to know you still got your hands on it :) Hope you enjoy your new books!

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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  17. Looking forward to The Rose and the Daggar. Hope you enjoy them all. I enjoyed Passenger. Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. I'm reading The Raven King now and it' SO good! I have a few of these, but not all. I hope you love them all!!!

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