Saturday, February 4, 2017

Stacking the Shelves (#215)


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, in which bloggers share the books and swag they've received in the past week!


So, what did I get in the week of Sunday, January 29th to Saturday, February 4th?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


In the mail:

Updated!


Preorder swag from Flatiron Books

Both came on Saturday! I loved Caraval and I'm enamored with this hardcover copy. And the swag!


From NetGalley:

  


Thank you, Bloomsbury and SMP! I read Ex-Con and posted my review on Friday. It was very good! I liked having the serial (and not having to wait for the three parts), but I recommend the book in general. It's very cheap too!


From Edelweiss:



I liked The Fixer, and I'm really looking forward to reading this new book. I love HelenKay's books!


Update on life and academics -- remember that really big exam I've big studying for, over the last five weeks or so? I'll be taking it on Wednesday. I'm so sorry for the lack of comments and slowness of replies - with memes days (Wednesdays and Saturdays), I've kept up-to-date. I'll do my best this weekend. But with all other posts, I'll get 100% caught up on Wednesday evening. I'm so ready for this exam to be over (and hopefully I pass)!

56 comments:

  1. Nice books, enjoy! Letters To The Lost looks so good :)
    Ah I hope your exam goes amazingly well! I'll be thinking of you :) Best of luck, Alyssa!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. It does indeed! Thank you so much, Amy - I appreciate that. <3

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  2. Well at least the exam is almost over! Obviously studies need to come before blogging, so just take your time! The grades are obviously more important!

    Nice new reads too! Seeing a bit of Brigid's book! Hope you enjoy all the new reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Almost! This one is sort of unrelated to my academics at JHU (it's like the SATs, or the MCAT, or boards), but just as important. Not for a grade, you know what I mean?

      Thank you, Jessica!

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  3. I can't wait to find out what you think of Letters to the Lost. Brigid Kemmerer is one of my favorite authors ever. I've read all her books so far. I'm hoping this one will be as amazing as her others have been. :D

    Good luck with your exam. I'll be crossing my fingers for you!

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    1. I've actually read all of her books as well! The new direction she has taken is interesting, though I miss her paranormal books.

      Thank you, Stephanie!

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  4. I'm reading Letters to the Lost right now and I absolutely LOVE it. I love Brigid's writing and she's at her best here.
    Good luck with your exam, Alyssa! You'll slay it! ;)

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    1. Excellent! Thank you, Nick! I sure hope I do. o_o

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  5. Hate exam period can't read or do anything properly lol. At least they're getting over so all the best for them! I like the cover and title of Letter to the Lost! Will check it out. Thanks for sharing!
    Here's the link to my first Stacking the Shelves

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    1. But actually! I feel like I can't do anything until it's over.

      If you happen to read Letters to the Lost, I hope you like it!

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  6. Nice books you've got there. I've heard some great reviews about Ex-con and I'm already one nudge away to purchase atleast one book. Can't wait to read your reviews soon :)

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    1. It was awesome! I neeeeeeed Outlaw, serial or not.

      Thank you!

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  7. Good luck on the exam. Ex-Con seems like a good book, been hearing good reviews. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. Thank you, Grace! I liked Ex-Con a lot. =)

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  8. Oh I'll bet! Getting ready for a huge exam can become the sole focus. Wishing you well on that, Alyssa.

    Oh nice books in the haul. I was looking at that Bridget Kemmerer and new HelenKay Dimon already.

    Have a good week!

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    1. It's practically all I did for the month of January, and since February started! I'm sick of studying but I need to pass.

      I'm especially excited about The Enforcer! *bounces*

      Thank you! You too, Sophia!

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  9. Nice haul! Positive vibes for Wednesday, hope your exam goes well! :)

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  10. Eeee good luck with your exam! I know that is nerve wracking!

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    1. Thank you, Anna! I'm losing my mind at this point!

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  11. I received Letters to the Lost as well, I hope we both enjoy this one :)
    Good luck on your exam, you can definitely get that A !!
    Here is my STS 

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    1. Crossing my fingers that we do!

      Thank you, Aneta! I need all the luck I can get. :D

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  12. No worries about being absent. I hope your exam goes well! It's almost over!!!

    -Lauren

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    1. It's tough, because I love blog hopping! I'll get back into things after the exam. Thank you for the encouragement, Lauren! <3

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  13. Good luck on your test! I know that you will do well. I really want to read Caraval. Enjoy all of your new books :)

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  14. You got Caraval! Lucky you! It's on my "must read" list for 2017. I hope you like it.

    Happy reading!

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    1. Lucky -- girl, I bought it! It was only $12 on Walmart.com, tax included. They had free shipping for the book too. It felt like a steal!

      And I've already read it - lucky me there, I suppose. It was AWESOME!

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  15. Cant wait to see what you think of Letters to the Lost... I love that cover and it sounds so good. Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you, Teresa! I hope to read it soon.

      Happy reading to you too! =)

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  16. I've been seeing Caraval around. Hope you enjoy all your new goodies.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

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    1. I highly recommend Caraval! Thank you, Sherry. :D

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  17. I've been seeing Caraval everywhere! Letters to the Lost piques my interest.

    Good luck on the exam....and thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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    1. Caraval is really good, Lauren! As for Letters to the Lost - well, Brigid's books are always A+++, so I have no doubt that this one will be awesome. ;)

      Thank you!

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  18. I'm sure you'll do really well on your exam, Alyssa Susanna! I'll send great vibes your way :) And I, for one, understand just having too much going on offline to be a good commenting-back blogger all the time :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I really hope so! I just need to pass, which is both a good and bad thing. o_o

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  19. Good luck with your exam, though I'm sure from how you've been working, you won't need luck! And enjoy the new books.

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  20. I got a physical copy of Letters to the Lost a week ago! I'm getting another copy in the mail soon, too.
    You can do it, Alyssa! I wish you the best on your exam!
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

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  21. Letters to the Lost sounds soo good! I'm looking forward to all the early reviews. :) Good luck with your test Alyssa!!! I'll be sending you good vibes on Wednesday. :)

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    1. It does! Kemmerer has yet to disappoint me. Thank you SO much, Genni!

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  22. Caraval is everywhere lately! I guess I should pick up a copy. ;)

    Also, those Ex-Con books look good. I'll have to check them out.

    Thanks for visiting Shell's Stories.

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    1. I think you should, Shell! Caraval was awesome. And Ex-Con. :D

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  23. I didn't know Brigid Kemmerer (read some of her paranormal YA) was doing a new book. Hope its a good one!

    Good luck with your exams, Alyssa!

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    1. Her Elemental series was great, right? I liked her contemporary novel with Kensington but I think this one will be her best.

      Thank you, Rachel! <3

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  24. I love the cover from Letters to the Lost. And Caraval seems to be a great book, at least I heard many great things about it. Happy reading - looking forward to your reviews.

    Best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

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    1. Caraval was so good! I'm hoping to read Letters to the Lost soon. Thank you, Vi!

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  25. Good luck on your exam!! Caraval looks great I need to read that one asap too!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kristyn! I hope you love Caraval. :D

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