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: Comics galore!

This week I didn’t buy any new books (cue sad face) but I did get a stack of awesome comics today! None of which I’ve read yet (more sad face). Want to see what I got?

I’m doing this post from my phone, which I’ve never done, so please excuse any typos or mistakes or general ugliness.

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(Again, doing this from my phone, so this might not be the best picture)

I got: Thomas Alsop #6, Memetic #1 (this is about a killer meme. A meme that kills. Can’t wait to read), Saga #24, The Walking Dead #134, Wild’s End #3, Wytches #2, Annihilator #1 (new from Grant Morrison. Yes!), Superior Iron Man #1, and Gotham Academy #2.

I’m excited about all of these. I’m obsessed with TWD. I’m pretty much in love with how British Wild’s End is. Also, the first issue of Wytches was crazy cool so I’m looking forward to #2. I’m really excited to try my first Iron Man series. Plus, his suit is purple. Wuuut? Awesome.

What about you? Did you add anything to your shelves this week? Read comics? Recommend some to me in the comics!

Stacking the Shelves: New YA Library Books!

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

I only do this meme sporadically when I have something I’m really excited about, and this week I do. Pretty much all of the YA books I ordered for my library for the month of October came in this past week, and of course, I checked most of them out.

I already read Marie Lu’s The Young Elites (review soon), but these are three more I checked out. I also bought My True Love Gave to Me, which is a collection of holiday themed short stories by some awesome authors (Stephanie Perkins, Jenny Han, David Levithan, etc.). I was going to wait until closer to the holidays, but after seeing some glowing reviews of the stories, I decided that I couldn’t wait, so I headed to Target and bought it. I’m looking forward to starting it soon.

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My True Love Gave to Me by various authors / Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick / Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer / Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

What about you guys? Did you buy any new books this week?

Stacking the Shelves: Decatur Book Festival and some new comics!

This past weekend I went to the Decatur Book Festival (check out my recap of the weekend here). I had the awesome opportunity to meet several of my favorite authors and get my books signed. I already owned most of the books I got signed, but I bought a few new ones. 🙂
Here are the ones I already owned that I got signed!

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Here are three books I didn’t already own but bought at the festival and the ARC I got at the festival!
(This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith; ARC of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli)

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(The Wicked and the Divine Issue #3, Bodies Issue #2, Batman and Robin Issue #34, Trees Issue #1)

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Did you get any new books or comics this week? Let me know what you got so I can check it out! 

Stacking the Shelves: National Book Lovers Day

So I keep saying I’m not going to do Stacking the Shelves that often, and then I go and buy a bunch of books/comic books/graphic novels. I have a problem. Anyway, today was National Book Lovers Day, so you know I had to celebrate…by buying some books. I went to Barnes and Noble, which was having a Page to Screen event (aka giving away a bunch of free posters and such) and Comic Commander, the comic book shop closest to me. Here’s what I got!

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The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco (SO EXCITED about this one); The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (also excited about this one. It’s been recommended to me by at least five different people)

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Volume one of Chew; Issue one of Bodies and Terminal Hero; Issues one and two of Thomas Alsop (Yay for starting a few comics near the beginning!)

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CHAPTER SAMPLER OF AFTERWORLDS!!

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Look at these posters!! You know I’m super pumped about that The Maze Runner poster! And the Doctor Who one.

So what about you? Did you add anything to your shelves this week?

Happy National Book Lovers Day to all of you lovely bookish people. 🙂

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?

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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? 

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?