Friday, December 19, 2014

Stacking the Shelves & Week(s) in Review 12/20/14

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It's all about sharing what I've added to my shelves this week whether it be physical books or eBooks purchased, books won, ARCs from publishers or eARCs from Edelweiss and NetGalley.

Aaaaaargh! Last week and the week ahead are the two craziest weeks of the year. I'm working longer hours, I have tons of shopping and wrapping to do, family is coming in from out of town and of course, it's Christmas time. I also woke up Friday morning with a cold. I feel like such a busy mess! I'm trying to read, review and post as much as I can, but I feel like I'm failing miserably. I didn't post a Stacking the Shelves last week because I didn't buy anything and there was nothing from Edelweiss or NetGalley. Nothing. Seriously. I did post two reviews, so I'll include links to them in this post. This past week was a little better for stacking my shelves. Unfortunately, I was so busy (or I fell asleep because I was so exhausted) that I didn't get any reviews posted... that has never happened! I hope I get this post finished before I pass out. Since it's now after 2am, I'm sleepy and I can't breathe through my nose, I'm going to post this without Goodreads links to all the books. I normally put them in, but I just can't do it right now. I'll get to it, I guess...zzzzz..... no....I can stay awake.....


Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Loop by Karen Akins
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
 Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
Reality Boy by A.S. King

Won through Goodreads

Ticker by Lisa Mantchev

eARCs from Edelweiss

Mechanica by Betsey Cornwell
When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid
Prudence by Gail Carriger
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
After Hours by Claire Kennedy
 Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca

eARCs from NetGalley

Inked by Eric Smith
Paper or Plastic by Vivi Barnes
The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa
It's the End of the World As We Know It by Saci Lloyd
Broken Skies by Theresa Kay
Rock War by Robert Muchamore

Week in Review

My Waiting on Wednesday: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine 

Reviews (click on the covers for reviews)

I keep nodding off...

So. Tired.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

<3 Michelle


  1. Great post! My week wasn't nearly so busy ahah

  2. It was a busy week indeed. I hope you love everything you bought and got this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. I hope you enjoy all of your new additions this week! :-) I've heard good things about Of Beast and Beauty! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. Wow, great haul!! I really want to read After Hours and Last Year's Mistake. They both sound so good. And I love Sarah Ockler's book cover! Enjoy your books :)

  5. I just recently listened to The Madman's Daughter on audio and I really enjoyed it. Just bought the second book. I've been dying to read Loop. I love time travel. Great Edelweiss haul! I want The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, After Hours, and Last Year's Mistake! I haven't been requesting any though because I get behind and don't review in time and it stresses me out. LOL Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by! Happy Reading & Happy Holidays!

    Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal

  6. Nice haul. Sorry to hear you have a cold. Hope you feel better by Christmas.
    Things are crazy busy here too but I'm slowly getting things under control for the big day. Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  7. Awesome haul! I got Reality Boy a few weeks ago and I can't wait to finally read it because it does sound incredibly good. I hope you enjoy all of your books.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  8. I love that first picture!! Reality Boy and Of Beauty and Beast look SO good and are totally on my goodreads tbr. xD
    Aw, sucks that you got sick. I really hope you get to full betterness soon! GO SLEEP! SLEEP IS GOOD.
    My Stacking the Shelves!

  9. Loved Of Metal and Wishes and This Night So Dark! I hope you enjoy all of your new books :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous weekend!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  10. I really want to read Loop! Looks right up my alley! Enjoy your book and thanks for stopping by The Cover Contessa

  11. Ohh, I really want to read Loop! And Reality Boy! I bought Madman's Daughter but haven't read it yet. The books you have for review sound really good too! I almost requested Mechanica, but then I wasn't sure haha. Anyway, hope things calm down for you and you have a wonderful time with your family. Enjoy the books too :)

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  12. I just love the way you made pictures of your books with the christmas tree. So beautiful! And the picture with the cat is also awesome. I try to take pictures with books with my bunny but she never wants to stay still. LOL
    Anyway, hope you enjoy all your books!

    Happy Holidays!

  13. I loved The Madman's Daughter! I didn't like the sequels as much, but the first book was really good. Happy reading =)

  14. Great haul this week. I really need to hurry up and start The Madman's Daughter series, I've heard a lot of good things. Loop is one I am really hoping I get for Christmas, I've been hearing a lot of good things. I hope you enjoy them all :)

  15. AHHH The Summer of Chasing Mermaids - cannot wait for this one!! Enjoy your books and thanks for stopping by my STS!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  16. Fantastic haul! I love the cover for Mechanica - it's gorgeous. Enjoy your new books and happy holidays! :)