Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (April 30, 2012)

Tynga of Tynga's Reviews is starting a new meme to spotlight the books we receive each week. She explains at her site. She also does a very nice vlog each week showing her books (and hopefully her new baby).

Another option is Mailbox Monday which was originally started by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. She hosted it for a long time but in April 2010 she decided to make it a traveling meme. You can see all the details here. You will also find a list of the 2012 hosts. 

Cindy from Cindy's Love of Books is hosting in April and Martha from Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf will be hosting in May.
I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow when you see all the wonderful books everyone gets. You will also discover lots of great blogs and lots of books that you won't be able to live without.

This is the first time that I have participated in these memes. I look forward to connecting with some blogs that are new to me and to meeting some old blogging friends again. 

This week I added seven books to my TBR mountain. All links go to Amazon if you want to know more about each book.
I received A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix and Spark: A Sky Chasers Novel by Amy Kathleen Ryan through the Amazon Vine program. Both are science fiction/fantasy books which is one of my preferred genres. I have read and enjoyed other books by Garth Nix and thought I would try this new one. Spark is the sequel to Glow which I read, listened to and reviewed earlier.
Storm by Brigid Kemmerer is a paranormal romance.

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen is a fantasy that is filled with "danger, deceit, and hidden identities."
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal is a historical fantasy. Amazon says it "is exactly what we could expect from Jane Austen if she had been a fantasy writer."

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa arrived and was promptly donated to my high school media center for my students to enjoy. I read the eARC recently and loved the interesting new take on vampires and Kagawa's very cinematic writing. 

Unfortunately most of these books will just have to sit on the stack and wait for my summer vacation. I have 12 young adult books to read for review during May which doesn't leave much (if any) time to read books I buy.

What did you get this week?


  1. :) Thanks for stopping by!

    Oh, The False Prince. ♥ Nothing but the highest of praises here!

  2. I absolutely loved The Immortal Rules. And I should probably go check out Glow. Looks like you have some good books to read in the future. Happy reading.

    Thanks for visiting my IMM.

  3. I've hopped by new follower btw via Mailbox Monday Cindy's Love of Books. Great books which I have not read.

  4. Thaks for stopping by my Stackin the Shelves post. I really want to read The False Prince badly. I got The Immortal Rules last week. It sucks when things get in the way of reading all the "new releases" while they are still "new releases."

  5. Great mailbox Kathy. I'm looking forward to reading Storm myself, this sounds like an awesome series. And Immortal Rules is really good. Enjoy all your books. Happy reading!!

    Thanks for stopping by my Stack. I'm following you back :) Great blog

  6. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post! I didn't even know about Spark yet and I just picked up Glow so I'm excited to add it to my TR pile:)


  7. OOOh nice!! Seeing a LOT of Storm this weekend! Hope you enjoy all your new reads!!

    Here's my Stacking the Shelves

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. I finished The False Prince this week and LOVED it. Put that one at the top of your shelf. I am jealous you got A Confusion of Princes, that one looks good too!

  9. Nice haul! I just came home from the bookstore, but it will be awhile before I can read my lovely new book as I have a teetering TBR stack of review titles I need to get to first. Really, really need a few more hours in the day! Julie Kagawa is made of awesome, so looking forward to The Immortal Rules. Enjoy!

  10. Kathy, thanks for stopping by and linking, I am a new follower. This is why I love reading IMMs because I just found out about Spark. I didn't realize she had something coming out and happy to know. I just bought Immortal Rules and I am looking forward to reading it. Happy reading

  11. I've been hearing such great things about The Immortal Rules.

  12. Fun mailbox! They're all new to me but they look good. Enjoy!

  13. You had a great week! I hope all of your new books are winners!

  14. Spark has such a beautiful cover! These are all new to me. I hope you enjoy them all!

    1. Hope you enjoy! your new reads.

  15. Oooooooh, nice! I really want to read Spark and The Immortal Rules :)

    I hope you enjoy all your new books! Thanks for stopping by my STS:


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