Stacking the Shelves

This week was my exploration into book trading. I got wrapped up into the Twitter #booksfortrade and I actually received three of the books I traded for. It is so much fun and really addicting. Now getting the book mail makes it even better. I’m so excited to add the three books to my collection.

Besides that I’ve not been in a blogging or reading mood. I’ve really stalled out in reading. I DNFed two books this week which saddens me. I got about half way in both and just called it quits.

Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review.


Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake were both trades as well as the Cruel Beauty ARC. I am so happy! Thank you St. Martins for Brutal Youth! I’ve not read the series by Alex Kava and know nothing of it actually. I’ll have to look it up on Goodreads and see what it’s about.

MistbornUK1 MistbornUK2

I received this BEAUTIFUL box-set from Book Depository that I had pre-ordered ages ago. I’d actually forgotten to expect it. Imagine my surprise and glee.

Last Week’s Posts

Next Week’s Posts

  • If I Were Going to BEA- My Wish-List + Giveaway

I don’t know what else! I might take some time off next week like I did last year. It seemed to revitalize me so yep, that might happen.

All my friends headed to BEA- have a blast! Everyone else…what do you have planned next week?



  1. Dawn says

    Telling you now, Anna Dressed In Blood is AWESOME! I read the book in 1day & the sequel in 2 🙂 & read the series 3x in one semester. Sad there’s not a 3rd book in the series 🙁 Can’t wait for the movie XD

    • says

      I adore Kendare Blake! I have the HCs but wanted to add the arcs to my collection. I’m so glad you are a fan too! Have you read her Mortal gods series?

  2. says

    OOoh nice! Getting the ARC to a favorite series is probably the hardest thing ever! I find myself only wanting the ARC if it was a different cover than the one that published! LOL! Which really makes it hard because then some people don’t want to part with it either!

    Congrats on your finds!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    • says

      My collecting addiction is taking over my life! haha. I especially want the arc if the cover is different and I’ve been known to hold on to a book I don’t even like that much if the cover has been changed.

    • says

      I had read Cruel Beauty a long time ago but I think I might try to reread it at some point. I have a HC coming and can’t wait to add it to my shelves. I hope you enjoy it!

    • says

      I have spent so much time on that tag! It’s like a tick now. I have to check it periodically I never dreamed I’d own the books I’ve traded for.

  3. says

    Aw, yaaaay 😀 Such beautiful books this week Kristen. <3 They all look so perfect. Sigh. I hope you'll love it all sweetie 😀 That box set is stunning. And oh my gosh. I'm dying of jealousy for your Anna ARCs 🙂 GORGEOUS. Damn. So pretty 🙂 I hope you'll be able to read more soon. <3 I haven't read anything since I finished Illuminae last saturday.. but planning on starting Uprooted today 🙂 Hoping it will go. But already 4pm. UGH. Anyway. Happy reading sweetie. <3

  4. says

    I feel you on the blogging/reading front! With all the BEA excitement, and #booksfortrade going strong, and the nice weather after long winter months… I’m trying to catch myself before I slip into hiatus or blogger’s block or reading slump, etc. Would it be so bad though? I think not 😀 I hope you enjoy all of your newly traded books, Kristen!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fantastic week 🙂

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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