Stacking The Shelves #83

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Well, this is what happens when I move this feature to once a month and in that month Harper does multiple e-galley drops onto Edelweiss.

I end up with just about 50 books.

Granted, not all of them were review books, but 27 of them were. 23 from Edelweiss, 4 from NetGalley, I got an e-galley of a book for a blog tour, I got an e-galley of a book for an upcoming Sunday Street Team event. 12 were library books. I bought 5 books. One was a trade & three were from my Secret Sister.

Bought
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Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen
Nearly Gone (Nearly Gone #1) by Elle Cosimano
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

Received for Review
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Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #2) by Claudia Gray
Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson
Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor
The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude
Flamecaster (The Shattered Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Dreamology by Lucy Keating
Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan
Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers
The Shadow Queen (Ravenspire #1) by C. J. Redwine
Harmony House by Nic Sheff
Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins
The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen #2) by Jodi Meadows
Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto
Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr (No cover yet)
The Leaving Season by Cat Jordan
Other Broken Things by Christa Desir
Consent by Nancy Ohlin
Shade Me (Nikki Kill #1) by Jennifer Brown
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
This Is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang
Thicker Than Water by Kelly Fiore

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Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Menagerie (Menagerie #1) by Rachel Vincent
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
Placebo Junkies by J. C. Carleson

Blog Tour
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The Body Institute by Carol Riggs

Sunday Street Team
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Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith


Library
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Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky
When We Wake (When We Wake #1) by Karen Healey
When We Run (When We Wake #2) by Karen Healey
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Joyride by Anna Banks
Return to the Dark House (Welcome to the Dark House #2) by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Our Brothers at the Bottom of the Bottom of the Sea by Johnathan David Kranz
The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
The Accident Season by Maria Fowley Doyle
Rebel Mechanics (Rebel Mechanics #1) by Shanna Swendson
Time After Time (Time Between Us #2) by Tamara Ireland Stone

Gifted
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Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
Biggest Flirts (Superlatives #1) by Jennifer Echols
Eve (Eve #1) by Anna Carey

Received via trade
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The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters #1)

Thank you to everyone who helped make this haul so big. If you’ve read any of these books or if you plan to, please let me know.

Stacking the Shelves #50

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Hello to all of my fellow booklovers. I hope everyone had a great week filled with bookish awesome-ness. My week was pretty quiet, but I do have 4 books to show you all. 2 of them are library books and two of them are review books.
Here are the books I’ve added to my shelves (temporarily) and to my Kindle.

Bought
Received for Review

-Edelweiss-
A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas

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The Edge of You by Theresa DaLayne
Won
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Library Books
Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick
So let me know if you have read any of these or if you are planning to at some point. I look forward to hearing about the books you got this week so be sure to leave me links to your posts & vlogs. Have an awesome week.

Stacking the Shelves #49

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I only got one book for review this week but I picked up four books from the library. Three contemporaries and one fantasy/science fiction. Keep reading to see what books I added to my shelves.

Bought
Received For Review

-NetGalley-
Since You’ve Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne

Won
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Library Books
The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1) by Erika Johansen 
Ink (Paper Gods #1) by Amanda Sun
Jellicoe Road by Melinda Marchetta
As always, be sure to leave me the links to your Stacking the Shelves post or vlogs so I can stop by and check out what you got this week. Be sure to tell me what books you’ve read already or anything you are looking forward to reading. Have an amazing week!

Stacking the Shelves #48

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Let’s keep this short and sweet. Thank you HarperTeen for uploading new books onto Edelweiss. I’m so excited about the ones I picked up. Last week I totally forgot to include my e-ARC of Dangerous Boys so I made sure I included it in this one. I also picked up a couple library books this week.

Here’s the book haul!

Bought
Received for Review

-Edelweiss-
Everything That Makes You by Moira McStay
Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
Little Peach by Peggy Kern

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Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas

Won
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Library Books
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Let know if you are excited for any of these and if you have read any of my library books. Also leave the links to your posts & vlogs so I can stop by and check out what you got this week.

Stacking the Shelves #47

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Have I mentioned how much I love my library? Oh man, they have some amazing YA books, which is awesome since I don’t have enough money to buy books at the moment. I picked up 5 books at the library, including two books I was VERY excited about. I think I am going to stop putting holds on books so I can catch up on my reading.

Do you guys REALLY think I can keep that vow? Yeah, probably not.

Let’s see what I added to my shelves this week.

Bought
Received for Review

-Edelweiss-
The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

Won
Gifted

Signed bookmarks from author Christa Desir.

Borrowed From Library
Graduation Day (The Testing #3) by Joelle Charbonneau
Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die #1) by Danielle Paige
That Summer by Sarah Dessen
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han
Vitro by Jessica Khoury

So definitely let me know if you are excited about any of these books or if you have already read them. You can even let me know which library book to start with if you want.

Reading For Fun

As a book blogger, I have so many opportunities to read books early. While it’s a wonderful thing that I feel so lucky to be able to do, it’s also hard because I no longer have the time to read the books I really want to read. I have schedules to think about, deadlines to meet and publishers to connect with. While I do love what I do, I sometimes have to put the brakes on things and admit that I’ve had enough and that I desperately need to throw away schedules and deadlines.

And sometimes I just need to read some “me” books for awhile. No matter how many review books I have waiting for me. No matter the deadline or the schedules. Reading books just for me allows me to remember how much I love reading a book with no review expectations. It’s freeing and definitely something I still enjoy.

Recently, I got a new library card and have been reading only my library books for the past week and a half. It has been truly awesome to read books just for me. I thought it would stress me out not reading review copies, but it hasn’t. Actually it’s made me more excited to read upcoming books. I haven’t stopped loving to read, but the excitement had definitely faded recently as my review list has grown steadily. Reading books just for me has actually succeeded in reducing my stress, which I think is totally awesome.

Book bloggers are often under a lot of pressure. Pressure to read, read, read and then to review, review, review. Not to mention building and keeping contacts with publishers & authors. And for most of us, we do this for fun. Most of us have jobs, school & other obligations. Book blogging isn’t all we do and we aren’t just book bloggers. We have a life outside of this fun hobby.

So, remember that it’s okay to break from your reading schedule to read a book just for you. If you need to throw out a schedule sometime to get your reading mojo back, just do it.