Stacking the Shelves: #booksfortrade, #NOVLbox, and BAM!

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

I hardly EVER do Stacking the Shelves, but I got so many awesome books this week that I HAD to share! 🙂

If you’re on Twitter, you might’ve seen the #booksfortrade hashtag that started recently. It’s AWESOME. All you have to do is post a picture (or list) of the books you no longer want and would like to trade, and you are able to trade them with other people for books you DO want! A lot of the time it happens pretty quickly too, which is great. For example, I posted that I was interested in finding an ARC of I.W. Gregorio’s None of the Above, and I traded with Eden Grey for my HC of The Girl from the Well in TWELVE minutes! How cool is that? So this week, I received None of the Above from Eden and Article 5 (which I traded for my HC of Dorothy Must Die) from Sarah!

None of the Above ARC Article 5 HC

I also received the NOVL box I won from the amazing people at The NOVL (the cool people at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers). April’s NOVL box was curated by Jennifer E. Smith who I LOVE, so I was so excited to get it! I loved everything in it. The only problem was that I actually already own all three of Jen’s books as well as an ARC of her new book, so the only new book I got is Jessica Darling’s It List, which I’m looking forward to reading! Plus, I got some whoopie pie mix I can’t wait to try! I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the duplicate Jen books, but it’ll probably mean a fun giveaway! Thanks so much to the lovely people at The NOVL for this awesome box!

April NOVL box

Today I went to Books-A-Million with a friend of mine and bought a few things! I got: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS ONE), issues #3 & 4 of Return of the Living Deadpool (both for cheaper than the list price of ONE!), and Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up (for $4.97!!). I got ALL of this for only $21 which I was pretty excited about.

BAM haul

One more thing! I was waiting on my friend to get her stuff together at the library (where she works) before we went to BAM, and I found a HC copy of Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings in the sale section for ONE DOLLAR! It has a part cut out in the back where the barcode used to be (it was a library copy that was replaced) but it’s still in pretty good shape and it was A DOLLAR! I loved her most recent book Belzhar, so I’m looking forward to trying this one.

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Did you get any books this week? Tell me what you got in the comments or send me pictures!

Stacking the Shelves – Comics from the Library, Giveaway Prizes, and my #OTSPSecretSister!

It’s been a while since I did a Stacking the Shelves post, but I got some really cool stuff this week I wanted to share!

On Monday, I got my first package from my wonderful On the Same Page Secret Sister and got a SIGNED copy of Eleanor & Park, which I’m definitely looking forward to reading. Then on Thursday, I got The Glass Arrow in the mail from Kristina aka Gone Pecan (Thanks again, Kristina!) through one of her giveaways. On Friday, the library system I work for had an all day training at a library that is at least three or four times the size of the one I work for, so, of course, I explored and found a few things to check out: Shutter Volume 1, Chew, The Omnivore Edition Volume 1, and Ms. Marvel Volume 1 (which I’d already been wanting to read but was described as “It’s a female, teenage, Muslim superhero. What more could you want?” My answer – nothing, which is why I checked it out!).

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Stacking the Shelves: Comic book edition

I said last week that I probably wouldn’t do a Stacking the Shelves post every week, but I had to do another one for my first ever comic book haul! Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews!

If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you know that I have recently started reading comic books and graphic novels (so far I have only reviewed Saga here on the blog). Today, I took my first trip to a comic book store to actually buy things; I’ve been to comic book stores but mostly for Doctor Who or other nerdy products.

I went to Comic Commander in Ridgeland, MS, and I got a really great haul! See?


I got: Saga [volume 3]; The Walking Dead [volume 4]; JLA: New World Order; Issues 2-4 of Loki (I need volume 1); Issues 1-4 of Journey into Mystery (If you couldn’t tell, I adore Loki – he’s always been one of my favorite gods in mythology); Issue 1 of Robin Rises: Omega; Issues 1 and 2 of Black Widow.

I’m super pumped about my haul, and I just had to share! Have you read any of these? What did you think? 


The lovely Cristina over at Girl in the Pages started Sunday Funday as a way to recap the bookish (and not-so-bookish) things that have happened that week. I thought it’d be a really fun way to keep you guys up to date on what I’ve been reading, reviewing, and wanting to read but also to tell you a little bit more about myself outside of my book love. I think I’ll tailor the post each week to what I’ve done but I will always try to include a book haul and a new book or two that I’ve added to my want-to-read list. 🙂

July 7 – 13, 2014

This week was my birthday! 🙂 I turned 24 on Monday, and I got an awesome birthday book haul from my parents. I also got my car (picture below)!!

Coming up on the blog this week: My first comic book review of Saga; children’s book reviews of The Story of Ferdinand and one or two more TBD; Top Ten Tuesday; Waiting on Wednesday: hopefully a The Walking Dead review or two. 🙂

Books read: I started getting into children’s books, graphic novels, and comics this week. I’ve read several, but I’ve reviewed Sophie’s Squash, Long Night Moon, and The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish so far. I’ve got a review of Saga coming up on the blog tomorrow, so make sure you check that out. I read the first three volumes of The Walking Dead comics this week and I’ll be writing reviews of those soon. My review of Lori Rader-Days The Black Hour was posted on WatchPlayRead so make sure you go check that out! I got the opportunity to interview her (WOO!) and that should be up on the site soon! I also read Everything Leads to You for my Summer Blogger Promo Tour post with The YA’s Nightstand, which will be on her blog in August. I’ll let you guys know when that’s up.

TBR: Everything from my birthday book haul.

Non-bookish things I’m excited about:

Tomorrow I’m going to Nashville with my friend Georgie to see The Neighbourhood for the fourth time, and I AM SO EXCITED! I’ve been looking forward to this since, like, April when we bought tickets. I can’t even handle my excitement.

I GOT MY CAR!! Look at him. He’s awesome. His name is Freedom. 🙂


My awesome book blogger friend Annette (aka Booknerderie) made me these. Aren’t they super cool? She’s very talented!

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[Quote from The Living by Annie Dillard; quote by Stephen King; lyric from Hands Like Houses’ song “Oceandust”; quote from All Time Low’s song “Dear Maria, Count Me In”]

Stacking the Shelves: Birthday edition

As you may know, my 24th birthday was this past Monday. My parents are awesome and understand my love of books, and they bought me eight (count ’em: EIGHT) books. I don’t usually do Stacking the Shelves, mostly because I only get one or two books a week (if that) and lately, I’ve been getting most of my books from the library. But I thought it’d be fun to share the books I’ve added to my shelf this week as I got so many.

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews!

So here are the 8 books I got:

Birthday Book HaulLegend by Marie Lu

Hunger by Michael Grant

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets to the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
(which I’ve already read and reviewed, but I needed to own it because the slip cover is so dang beautiful)

I’m so excited about my book haul, you guys! Have you read any of these? What did you think?