Stacking the Shelves

I can’t believe that March is almost behind us. Time is moving too fast. Watson is doing well, he is getting the hang of his crate training and has learned how to sit. Now if I can get him to be potty trained.

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. So excited about this book haul:

For Review (via Edelweiss):

In a Handful of Dust (Not a Drop to Drink, #2)

In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis

This is the companion novel toΒ Not a Drop to Drink which I loved (my review). I also interviewed the designer that made both of these covers- Erin Fitzsimmons.
For Review (via Publisher-thank you Random House, Macmillan and Quirk!)

Β HungryTheHereandNowTheLastPoliceman
Hungry by H.A. Swain, The Here and Now by Ann Brashares, The Last Policeman and Countdown City by Ben H. Winters

Won (via Epic Reads TeaTime):


3:59 by Gretchen McNeil

And now for a couple of Watson pictures:

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Posts from Last Week:

  • Review of The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la CruzΒ  star
  • Review of Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne star

As you can see I only posted twice again this week; there just isn’t enough time in a day. How was your week? What books did you receive this last week?


  1. says

    Oooo, I also got In a Handful of Dust! I’m pretty excited about that one, even if I didn’t absolutely LOVE the first book. I almost went crazy over Harper’s latest uploaded titles – but I limited myself to two review books, like a good (responsible?) blogger… I want them all O_O I have seen some pretty great things about Gretchen McNeil’s books, but I haven’t read any of them! That’s kind of sad, because she has a good number of them! Anyway, I ramble. I hope you enjoy all of your new books, Kristen! πŸ™‚

    Have a fantastic weekend!

    Check out my STS post!

    • says

      Good job limiting yourself on the EW Harper titles. I was good too! I only downloaded IaHoD! Was so proud of myself. *pats us both on the back* You know, I read 3:59 and I wasn’t that big of a fan πŸ™ I might do a giveaway. Have a great week and thanks for dropping by!

  2. says

    So jealous of In a Handful of Dust. I requested it, but I doubt I’ll get approved, because well I’m from the Netherlands/don’t have enough followers. The other books also look fab! I hope you enjoy them all πŸ™‚

    • says

      Oh, that makes me so sad about the difficulty of international peeps to get the latest titles. πŸ™ I hope you get to read it soon.

  3. says

    Awww, Watson is so absolutely adorable!! I cannot wait to see more pics!
    I also requested In A Handful of Dust but I’m pretty sure I won’t get approved… oh well!
    Happy reading and give Watson a belly rub for me!

  4. says

    Aw, Watson is so adorable!

    Anyway, the books. I also got In a Handful of Dust–I was so excited to see that one on Edelweiss. I’ll be reading The Here and Now next month (let’s hope it goes well for both of us). Hungry looks incredibly interesting. It sounds odd enough to make me want to read it. 3.59 is really good! Gretchen McNeil is pretty good at writing standalones.

    I hope you enjoy all your new books! Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

    • says

      Fingers crossed for The Here and Now! I’ve not seen the greatest things about it so I’m a tad nervous. I was thrilled to see IaHoD on EW. πŸ™‚

    • says

      I hope The Last Policeman is wonderful..I have very high hopes for it…the premise is excellent. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

  5. says

    I haven’t read Not a Drop to Drink and Just saw that one on Edelweiss and almost kicked myself for not reading the first one when I had the chance.

    WATSON IS SO CUTE!!!! I want to squeeze his little face! and just smoosh him lol
    Congrats on a nice win of 3:59 another one I still want to read.
    Enjoy all your new reads
    Have a fantastic week!!

  6. says

    YAY FOR A HANDFUL OF DUST! I’m ridiculously excited (aaaand jealous, lol!) about that one. I’m absolutely counting down until I can buy my own copy. Those covers are just gogeous! I have my eye on 3:59, too. I haven’t read anything by that author but I’ve heard she’s pretty thrilling. πŸ˜‰ My StS!

    • says

      The covers of the McGinnis books are some of my very favorites. I have read 3:59 so I will most likely do a giveaway for it at some point.

  7. says

    Cute Watson pics!

    Of course, I’m ecstatic for In a Handful of Dust. I don’t think I’ll be able to hold off on reading it for too long, even though I’m very far behind on my TBR. I almost read it this weekend, but I managed to hold off. Hungry is another one I’m excited to read, even though I don’t think I’ve seen it around the blogosphere much.

    • says

      I am crazy behind on everything blog related. I hope to be able to catch up sooner than later. No clue when I’ll get around to IaHoD. Soon I hope! I’ve seen nothing about Hungry! I hope it’s good.

  8. says

    Okay, now that that is out of the way, In A Handful of Dust! I am so looking forward to reading that one; can’t wait to see what you’ll think of it!
    And ohh, Hungry! I’m interested in that one.
    I’ve heard a lot of negative things about The Here and Now, but I hope you’ll enjoy that one!
    Enjoy Watson and all your lovely books Kristen! ;D<3

    • says

      Something about Hungry looks intriguing but there is an aspect that makes me a tad unsure. I will probably try to read it sooner than later to just see what is in store. I am so curious about it since I’ve seen no early reviews yet.

  9. says

    That dog is ridiculously cute!
    I was looking at those new Harper books, my finger poised over the “download” button — and I choked. I need to go back and look at them again. I did really love Not a Drop to Drink — I thought the book was a standalone until just recently and I’m worried about another book.
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

    • says

      I was so proud of myself for only downloading one of the Harper titles. IaHoD is a companion novel so we’ll see how it ties into the first book. Excited to see what is in store.

  10. says

    I’m very much looking forward to your thoughts on In a Handful of Dust! I’m waiting to see if this duet ends on a high note before I fully commit. 3:59 is also something that could possibly interest me, but no one I trust has read it yet, and the mixed reviews have kept me far far away. I hope you find it enjoyable though. πŸ™‚ And hey, if you like it and review it, I’ll have the chance to determine if its for me or not. πŸ˜›

    Oh, I’m loving your puppy, Kristen! He’s TOO CUTE FOR WORDS! Ah! Keep the pictures coming. πŸ™‚

    Enjoy the goodies!

    • says

      I read 3:59 and wasn’t crazy about it. The romance made me roll my eyes so much. I will probably do a giveaway for it. Thanks so much Marlene!

  11. says

    Goodness, are you TRYING to kill us with cute, adorable puppy pics?!? πŸ˜€ Seriously, though, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a cuter dog.

    So, so, so excited for In a Handful of Dust. I choked up at the end of the first book, but I’m very much looking forward to this glimpse into the future for those characters, to see how this world has changed and what it means for the next generation. Should be an awesome read. And I love the artwork on those covers…simply gorgeous and telling of what lies between the covers.

    • says

      Gosh the first book did some emotional damage to me for sure. I can’t wait to read what McGinnis has in store. Perhaps it could be a buddy read?

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