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Saturday, June 16, 2012

[Meme] Gwenyth's Goodies (Stacking The Shelves) - June 16th 2012

Stacking The Shelves started at Tynag's Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

As mentioned last week, the box of doom finally arrived. I have bring the books home from work (where the box was delivered) in batches of 8-12. The box is not empty yet, so there will still be some to be posted next week!


Oh and on a side note, if FedEx offers to pack your books for you, and you are as OCD as me...don't let them. They just placed them in bags and tossed them into this giant box. I swear...


...not amused...

Here are the portion of books that made it home with me this week.

Autographed Copies:


   

Unsigned Galley Drops, Blogger Convention Goodies, Breakfast Books, and other events:


  

 



As well as a chapter sampler for Junot Diaz's This Is How I Lost Her (no cover)

From Publisher for Review:




Special Thanks:

I wanted to give a very special thanks to the staff, authors, and publishers that took the time to speak with me at length regarding their books/lines and how to work with them in the future. Their passion and willingness to work with bloggers was refreshing after some of the drama that has occurred over the past few months.

  • Brenda from Llewellyn who took the time to speak to me about their Flux line and give me a few hand-picked items she felt I would enjoy.
  • Multiple staff members and authors from Spencer Hill Press who took the time to talk to me about their YA offerings and select a few titles for me to try out.
  • Derry Wilkens from Sourcebooks who took the time out of her very busy meetings just so I could meet her in person after working with her through email for about a year. And to the lovely booth member who hunted me down that copy of Entice I was dying for!
  • To the friendly representative of Lorimer (sorry I didn't get your name or card!) who spoke to me about their new teen line and slipped me a "damaged" copy of an initial release to read.
  • To Amir Yassai and his booth mates who did an amazing job on the marketing and promotion for his self-published book, The Life Squad (which I thoroughly look forward to reading), and speaking to me about the book, the rest of the series, and plans to get more attention for his novel.
  • Author J.J. Johnson who shared with me how much she loves bloggers and she doesn't understand the reasoning behind some publishers not wanting to work with bloggers. We talked about some comments made at the Blogger's Convention about how soon bloggers and their reviews will be read and regarded more highly than critical reviews in magazines and newspapers. She was awesome!
  • And a very special thank you again to Scholastic for the amazing and very unique YA Theatre presentation gathering for upcoming releases. Although I was already well aware of 2 of the books that were presented (The Raven Boys and The Infinity Ring) it was wonderful to add some new books to my must read list (Endangered and Skinny) as well as see the videos and dramatizations that accompanied them. Also a big plus for letting me shake James Dashner's hand and gush over how much my son and I both loved his Maze Runner series...yup...I'm a nerd!
  • And so many more! Too many to list here!

That post was exhausting...I need a nap now...

What goodies did you receive this week?

21 comments:

  1. I sees a cupcake....I wants it! Don't know what it is...but I must covet it...I must has all teh cupcakez!! #RAWR!!


    LOL Just kidding, but a seriously amazing bunch of reads from BEA, Cupcake! You better have missed me! GRR! =P

    Happy Reading~
    -★Wendy★
    A Cupcake and a Latte: Young Adult Reviews!

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    1. I totally just spent a few moments trying to find the cupcake...lol. Ah and oddly it was on the sugar Detox book! /grins Of course I missed you! Good news is I think I will be seeing you soon! /winks

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  2. I loved The Fault In Our Stars it was such an awesome book. I'm wicked jealous of Eve & Adam, I cannot wait to read that book =) I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here's my IMM!

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/06/in-my-mailbox-39-weekly-wrap-up.html

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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  3. I don't even know where to START with all those amazing books! :) I'm so jealous of Crewel though! I asked the publisher for an ARC but I wonder if I'll actually get it. I hope you enjoy your amazing books though! :) I'll be looking to the other boxes next week!

    Check out my Stacking the Shelves!

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    1. Thank you so much Eileen. I hope the publisher grants your Crewel wish!

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  4. BEA was awesome. Hope you love everything you got.

    Grace

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    1. Thanks Grace! Yes, yes it was! Can't wait for next year! Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Goodness graces that's alot of books! This is my first time seeing Eve and Adam, but it will be on my wish list very soon.

    Great Haul & Happy Reading!

    My Haul

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    1. I had heard some rumblings about it before BEA so I made sure to scope out a copy when I was there. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. HOLY YOWZA!! That's a ginormous FedEx box!!! And so many awesome goodies! I'll have to go through this and add some to my TBR list. Very interested in The Haunting of Apartment 101 tho.. love ghost stories :D

    Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!

    Michele | Stacking the Shelves

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    1. Thanks hun! I just finally got the rest of the books home today! Look for the rest of the titles next week! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. shakings his hand/ awesome

    njoy all

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    1. It really was! The funny thing is I saw him at two more signings over the BEA week and then saw him checking out with us at our hotel! He was in our hotel! He was so cool. Can't wait to read Kill Order. Thanks for stopping by Roro.

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  8. AWESOME BOOKS! I envy you for having a copy of False Memory, Crewel and Eve and Adam, haha! I'm really excited to read those awesome books. ^^

    Happy reading! :D
    My StS

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    1. I am almost finished reading False Memory now, and I highly recommend it. Such a great read! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I've read the Goddess Interrupted. I really need to read Half Blood, The Iron Witch, and The Chosen Ones :) I also have The Fault in Our Stars but haven't read it!

    Great Haul and thanks for stopping by my haul!

    Janina
    My haul :)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping in! I can't wait to read these great books. I'll let you know what I think of them!

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  10. nice!!! And good to know about FedEx bc I plan to go to BEA next year and ship the books back! So anyways WOWZA you have an amazing haul! Super excited to read Raven Boys eventually!!

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    1. I cannot wait to go back next year! I think next year I might just pack them as I go and use the FedEx on site in smaller boxes. Will cost a little more but easier to manage and pack myself. Hope to see you there!

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  11. Yay for BEA books! So cool that you got The Chosen Ones and Crewel. I didn't pick those up but I'm really looking forward to reading them.
    My BEA Bookish Recap

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