Sunday, May 13, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (May 13, 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. 

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 week I added six books to my stack. Four were books for review. Here is what I got:
Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday was a book that was on sale this week for my Kindle for $2.99. I have been intrigued by this lovely cover since I first saw it but I was undecided about whether I wanted it or not. The new lower price convinced me that I had to have it.

Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill was a NetGalley choice for me. I like both of those authors and was interested in this steampunk title. This one will be released on June 5th.
 I was checking out my spreadsheet of review books and adding the date the book is to be released to my LibraryThing account when I realized that I had forgotten to add two recent acquisitions to LibraryThing. Since I create these posts based on my LibraryThing, I hadn't shown these two books. I got Skylark by Meagan Spooner and Redemption by Veronique Launier from NetGalley in the middle of April. These are coming out in August and September.

Then, at the end of the week, I received a surprise package from Ksenia at Macmillan Children's Publishing Group that contained:
A finished copy of the paperback of All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin, which I had already read and reviewed, and an ARC of the sequel Because It Is My Blood which will be released on September 18.

That was my week. What was in your mailbox or book bag this week?


  1. Nice! Once again, these are new to me! Hope you enjoy all of them!

    Here's my Stacking the Shelves

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. A nice array of books there.

    Dead Reckoning looks like an interesting one based on the cover... Cowboys and Zombies.

    Have a great time with your reading.

  3. Ahh, brilliant haul this week! A paperback of Deadly Cool is on its way to me... of course two days after it was ordered, it became 2.99 on Kindle! That's just how my luck goes, haha.

    Happy reading! :D

  4. Great books!! Skylark looks awesome. I still need to read Deadly Cool. I bought it when it came out last year. All These Things I've Done is one of those books I keep telling myself I am going to get and then don't. I almost bought it on Friday at B&N, but bought Croak instead. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

  5. Awesome books this week! Deadly Cool is so good and I also got Dead Reckoning but I forgot to include it in this week's post! Happy reading! Check out my shelves:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  6. Really great books! I would like to see what the sequel of All These Things I've Done is like. I also really want to read Deadly Cool - It looks so... cool! Enjoy your haul, Ms. Martin!

    Steph @ Stepping Out of the Page

  7. Awesome haul. I have Redemption too. It sounds good, doesn't it. Happy Reading!!

  8. I haven't read any of these but they all look really good so hope you enjoy them all :)

  9. I requested Dead Reckoning but haven't heard if I have been approved. Like you I like the authors and wanted to see what they put together in this book. T

  10. Deadly Cool looks SOO good! :) And the cover is absolutely gorgeous! Enjoy your books!

    Eileen @ ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***
    Check out my Stacking the Shelves post!

  11. I haven't heard of any of these, but there are some interesting covers here! Hope they are good reads.
    My SS

  12. You received some great books this week! I have All these Things I've Done sitting on my TRB shelf...I must read this one!

  13. I heard great things about a lot of these books (: Hope you enjoy them & thanks for stopping by!

  14. These books are all new to me, except for Deadly Cool which is on my TBR list. I'll have to look into the others. Hope you enjoy all your new books, and thanks for stopping by!


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