Stacking the Shelves

I hope all my US friends had a pleasant Independence Day. It was supposed to rain here but thankfully did not for all those that wanted to shoot fireworks. I’m probably the only person in the world that’s not fond of fireworks-I never have been. I admit they are pretty but I’ve never had any desire to shoot them myself.

This week I managed to post a good amount of reviews and feel like getting ahead back during BEA was just the boost I needed. I still have reviews drafted and ready to go. It’s a great feeling since for the last year of blogging I usually wrote my review the night I posted.

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.

New books this week:


Stitching Snow and The Fire Artist are both for review from the publisher. I’ve seen some early comments about Stitching Snow that have me a bit apprehensive about reading it though it has been one of my most coveted. Hopefully, I’ll enjoy it more than some others have. The Fire Artist seems interesting though I’ve heard nothing about it from anyone. A Little Something Different was a gift from Crystal and I’ve already read it. It was an incredibly fast read.

What You Might Have Missed:

Upcoming Blog Tours:
I’m on a few blog tours this month so wanted to give you a heads up so you can venture back if you’re interested.

  • July 16- The Kiss of Deception, Interview with Mary E Pearson
  • July 23- Alias Hook, Review
  • July 24- The Fire Wish, Interview with Amber Lough

I also have an interview with William Ritter, writer of Jackaby, coming up soon.

Have a great week!


  1. Melanie (YA Midnight Reads) says

    OOh I am very curious about your thoughts for Stitching Snow which I have seen quite a lot around the blogosphere this week!

    Happy reading, Kristen <33

  2. says

    Great haul! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on A Little Something Different. I’m planning on reading it very soon. I’ve seen Stitching Snow around a lot, and I can’t wait to read it. I hope you enjoy your books! 🙂

    • says

      It is the fastest read! You’ll start it and finish it in the same sitting most likely–I can’t wait to hear what you think of it. My fingers are crossed that Stitching Snow is good.

  3. says

    I’ve read a not so good review from a blogger I follow too and am nervous if I will still like Stitching Snow. I’ve been really looking forward to that book for awhile though so hopefully we both enjoy it! I’ll keep on the lookout for your review =)

    • says

      It was one of my most coveted books and so if it’s not good I’ll be so sad. I’m tempted to read it sooner than later so I can see how it is. I hope we do love it.

  4. says

    Yay 😀 Sounds like you had an amazing week Kristen. <3 That is awesome. And yay for such gorgeous books 😀 Sigh. Stitching Snow :\ So sad that I did not like it much. Sniffs. But fingers crossed you might like it more than me 🙂

    • says

      I am so sad you didn’t like it. I’m curious if I will. I’ve heard of you and another blogger not enjoying it. So scared now.

  5. says

    Stitching Snow is also quite an awaited one for me too, so I cannot wait to hear what you think of it!
    Fireworks are pretty from far away, otherwise… I’m not a fan of firecrackers and other stuff people set of themselves!
    Happy belated 4th of July & happy reading!

    • says

      Me either! Last night they shot them off in my neighborhood until very late. I’m fine if they end at a reasonable hour. I seriously am such a grump! haha. I like them put on professionally. I hope SS is great!

    • says

      I am such a downer. I feel like such a grump, haha. And yes, fireworks become fairly monotonous after a little bit. Stitching Snow sounds wonderful but we’ll see.

    • says

      Thanks Vickie! It was a good week. Hope yours was too. I want Stitching Snow to be wonderful but my expectations have been lowered by the early buzz. Fingers crossed!

  6. says

    No, you’re not the only one who doesn’t like fireworks. I’m a wimp. The noise and bright lights kill my eyes and ears. ^^;

    • says

      This year they were even louder than normal! I have no clue what this one neighbor was shooting but it was shaking our windows. And they went on forever. Oh well, luckily it’s not often.

    • says

      Me too Mel. I have been so eager for it because I love the summary. We’ll see. I hope we both love it regardless of what we’ve heard.

  7. says

    Awesomeeee, Stitching Snow! I got that one last week. I saw Kelly’s review, and I’m apprehensive as well, but like you, I have an ARC and I definitely plan on reading it. I love fireworks! My mom always tells me how when I was younger, I would cover my ears but stare at the colors lol. Toddler cuteness!

    Have a fantastic week, Kristen!

    Check out my STS post!

    • says

      Awww! So cute 🙂 Anything concerning fire isn’t my favorite to be near but I did/do appreciate the lights and color. I was never aggravated about them until I had a kiddo. Since he goes to bed fairly early it is always a bit stressful when they are so loud. Poor little guy…I’d love for him to stay up to watch them but he just can’t. He slept through them all no problem too.

    • says

      I know! I’ve been so excited for it. I am thankful that I’ll get to try it myself and see if it works out for me. Fingers crossed.

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