Stacking the Shelves

I’ve been largely absent from my blog and twitter this last week because my family welcomed a little puppy to our house. We decided to get him on a whim (sort of) and so I wasn’t as prepared as I would have liked. He has seriously taken up a lot of my time (he’s so gosh darn cute). I hope to get back to my typical schedule of posting, commenting and replying to comments.

Of course I have to include some pictures of our new puppy in today’s post. He is a shih tzu and yorkie mix (which is called a shorkie) and is about 8 weeks old. My Mom got a puppy too so we named them Sherlock (hers) and Watson (mine). haha, now they can solve back yard mysteries together. I imagine you’ll be seeing many more pictures of Watson

Watson 2 Watson 4

Now on to my latest book additions. 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:

Under the EggSalvageTheHunt
Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald, Salvage by Alexandra Duncan, The Rules by Stacey Kade, The Hunt by Stacey Kade
My review of The Rules


The Lovely and the Lost (The Dispossessed, #2)The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., #1)

The Lovely and the Lost by Page Morgan, The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Last Week’s Posts
I only posted twice last week!

I am so honored that Robin LaFevers posted about our Lego Cover Art. If you’ve not everย visited her site it is absolutely stunning and you need to head on over right about now.


  1. says

    PUPPY! He is so so gorgeous. <3 (a dog is a lot of work, though.. but it is also so amazing to have one, hih. <3) And omg. I kind of hate you for getting so many HarperCollins books.. sobs. Salvage looks so GORGEOUS. *Wants it, hih* Anyway. You are awesome. And you got some awesome books. I hope you will enjoy everything Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy reading. <3

    • says

      Thank Carina. All pets are a lot of work. I’ve had a kitten before but so far the puppy has been way more needy. I hope you love Salvage when you get around to reading it. Harper has been very kind to me <3

  2. says

    OOGMMMMGGGWEFNWENROWE *SSSQQQUUUEEEEAAAAALLLLSSS* IT’S SO SO SO DAMN CUTE I CAN’T EVEN. I just want to run and steal it from you! I hope you have lots of fun with it. ๐Ÿ˜€ More pictures in the future please. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And of course, happy reading!

    • says

      I don’t think I could resist sharing more pictures. He’s so stinkin cute. When I saw his little face I knew I had to get him. A lot of work but so much fun.

  3. says

    DA PUPPY IS SO STINKIN’ CUTE!!!!! SO JEALOUS right now. ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol XD XD I’d love a dog, but we don’t have a fenced yard and my parents aren’t keen on fencing it. *le sigh* But still. That is probably the cutest name ever, too.

    • says

      This little one will be an indoor/outdoor doggy. I couldn’t have one without a fence. I’d worry so much. So glad you love the name ๐Ÿ™‚ I was surprised how well it took to him.

    • says

      Love this comment! My Mom’s dog is black and white and is very smart so it seemed fitting that he be Sherlock. Mine’s much shorter so they are the cutest duo. I’ll post a picture of them together soon.

  4. says

    Oh my goodness!! Watson & Sherlock!! Those are the cutest names for puppies!!
    And Watson is such a cutiepie!! I just wanna cuddle & squishy him! And I demand more pics on Twitter! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Oooooh, you got Salvage!! I just cannot wait till my preorder of it finally downloads onto my Kindle!!

    Happy reading (and playing with the puppy!!)

    • says

      Thank you Pili! He is super cute. I think he gets cuter everyday. I promise to post more pictures on twitter and here ๐Ÿ™‚

      I hope you love Salvage when you get it!

  5. says

    OH MY GOD! Your puppy is so adorable, what a cutie pie! ๐Ÿ™‚ And the books are pretty great as well, I’ve heard great things about Salvage, and I really really want to read it at some point. ๐Ÿ™‚ Great haul! Have a nice weekend and happy reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. says

    WATSON! What an adorable name for a completely ADORABLE puppy. The Salvage cover is soooooo gorgeous. I hope you enjoy all the lovely books you received this week and that the puppy isn’t draining TOO much of your time!

    • says

      Thank you! I was having so much trouble picking a name but then when I thought of Watson it was perfection ๐Ÿ™‚ The Salvage cover is so very beautiful. I love that we see Earth from space. Love it.

  7. says

    Are Watson and Sherlock from the same litter? You should have a new rule of one puppy pic per post.

    I’m looking forward to The Hunt. The Rules was such a pleasant surprise. And I’ve picked up Salvage and put it down about three times. I’m trying hard to read my library books. (Weird priorities, right?) For some reason, my unread library books are stressing me out nearly as much as my ARCs.

    • says

      The initial plan was to get two puppies from the same litter but that didn’t work out so they are not. They get along well though so it works out ๐Ÿ™‚

      I agree, I really enjoyed The Rules. I know what you mean about library books! They always stress me so I don’t really get them anymore.

  8. says

    Awww, such a cute puppy ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish we had a dog – my sister is allergic though ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    I have Salvage as well! I’m on the tour… in fact, I think my tour spot is on Tuesday O_O I should go read it. I hope you love it! And I have The Lovely and the Lost as well! I hope it’s great. Enjoy all of your new books, Kristen!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Check out my STS post!

    • says

      Aw! I would hate to have an animal allergy. My dog is supposed to be hypoallergenic but I have no clue if that is true.

      Oh, I’ll have to check out your tour stop! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. says

    That is a kissable puppy face. What a cutie!!! Congrats on your new addition!

    I hope you enjoy the Screaming Staircase, I loved that book. Project Paper Doll looks interesting!
    Enjoy all your new read and your new puppy ๐Ÿ™‚


    • says

      Prior to getting my dog I had no clue what a shorkie was! I love the name though ๐Ÿ™‚ And they are so super cute.

      I’d not heard of Under the Egg until it showed up…I hope it’s amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. says

    That is such a CUTE puppy! And Watson? Yes!!! But I know what you mean; puppies are indeed a handful. A lady in my office just got an eight-week-old Boston Terrier and she’s been bringing her to work the last couple days to keep an eye on her. Makes for a nice break, though- sneak away to pet the puppy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • says

      Oh wow! I bet the Boston terrier is so very cute. I imagine that is a wonderful break. I do think I’d be a tad stressed bring a puppy into the work environment because knowing mine it would whine super loudly and disrupt everyone.

    • says

      I feel like I’m able to get a bit more done now but I pretty well wasted a week just staring into his cute eyes (and cleaning up messes)

  11. says

    Oh Mah Gawd that puppy is like absolutely the cutest dog….EVER!! He’s got dem adorable puppy eyes!!! And you got Salvage! AWESOME!! I totally wanna read it! Happy Reading! Here’s my STS if you’d like to stop by.

  12. says

    That has got to be one of the cutest puppies ever! And the name is freaking adorable, too! Have fun with him! I’ll be reading The Lovely and the Lost shortly. I just re-read/listened to the first book to prep myself for this sequel. I’m ready for some more gargoyle action! =)

    • says

      I’ve yet to read the first book but now that I have Lovely and the Lost I need to get on reading it. I have a good friends that adores them so I’m sure I’ll like it (and so happy you are a fan of the first book).

  13. says

    Our little puppy just turned 1. We got her when she was 8 weeks old. Man do I remember the housetraining, and puppy proofing, and the CHEWING. Wait, the chewing is still happening. Lol. It is so worth it though! That is a super adorable puppy!


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