Saturday, June 9, 2012

[Meme] Gwenyth's Goodies (Stacking The Shelves) - June 9th 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!

I was so very lucky to be able to attend BEA (Book Expo America) this year in New York city. I had such an amazing time! Look for multiple posts on the blog in the near future about all the events and sight-seeing that was done. It was overwhelming, but in an awesome way!

Most of the books I received over the 4 days of BEA extravaganza are currently on their way to my office via FedEx. I don't think my FedEx guy will still my friend after he has to deliver a 70 pound box of books to my desk...and I had no idea how I will get it home from there...but we will cross that bridge when we come to it!

These are the boxes of books that Nicole, Caitlyn and myself shipped...can you guess which one is mine? (Hint: I shipped the most amount of books back home...)

Here are a few shots of books as I went along the way...

Books from the BEA Blogger Convention portion and Day One at BEA.

Received from the wonderful Scholastic YA event.

Books in the goodie bag from the BEA Blogger Convention portion. As well as a cool chalkboard Kobo mug and a clip on book light.

Here are the small portion of books that made it back with me in my luggage. Most of them were all picked up the final day of BEA after already shipping the 70 pound box of doom the night before.

Autographed Copies:

Unsigned Galley Drops:

And one of the best things of all?

Signed chapter samplers of James Dashner's prequel, The Kill Order, to The Maze Runner series. The boy and I are both super excited about this book (which comes out in August). I was super lucky to have James sign a copy for each the boy and I (so he could feel special in having his own copy to cherish). Can't wait to devour this!

I guess I better get reading!

What goodies did you receive this week?


  1. I was at the Scholastic YA event and I'm sad that I didn't get to meet you.

  2. But at least we met up later in one of the autographing lines, and it was a pleasure to meet the person behind the blog that had been mentioned in a few of the Blogger Convention panels.

  3. What an amazing haul! I was invited to the Scholastic event but, alas, I couldn't make it to New York this year. Maybe next year. I hope you enjoy all of your great new reads. Have a great weekend! :-)

  4. Keep in touch and if you end up going next year let me know. We are already planning next year's trip! Thanks for popping by!

  5. Very nice. It was awesome. The Scholastic Event was fun. We probably did meet. I took a suitcase with me to the Javits Center as well.


  6. I read some hints before leaving to take a small rollie and check it for dumping books into. Best advice ever! (That and remembering band-aids for sore I usually placed the morning books in the rollie at lunch time and then took that and the totes from the afternoon back on the shuttle at the end of the day. So exhausting! (In a good way.) Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I wasn't able to attend BEA on Thursday and missed Jackson Pearce so I am majorly jealous of your signed copy of Fathomless!

    Jessica @ Simply Infatuated

  8. Sorry to hear you missed Thursday. I think it was one of my favourite days. It was a lot calmer, I actually managed to get a few of the galley drops, and the signing lines weren't too bad (except for the Maggie Curiosities one...but I was super early for that one so it was all OK!) Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Color me jealous! happy reading!

  10. OMG you're so lucky :). I really hope I'll go to BEA one day. But I live in France and NY is really far from here :/.
    Anyway you got some awesome books i'm so jealous :p. I really want to read The Darkest Mind. I'm so happy that she wrote another book I loved Brightly Woven.
    OMG I just saw that you got The Raven Boys too !!!! I can't wait to read this one :D i'm a huge fan of Maggie Stiefvater books !
    I hope you'll like all these books :). Your TBR pile must be huge now !
    Happy reading !

  11. Thanks Tynga for stopping by and hosting this wonderful meme.

    Marie, thanks for stopping by! I am a huge Maggie fan as well (stood in line for over an hour to get her to sign the Curiosities one). You should do what I did and just start planning a year before (which would be now) and saving up your pennies. I saw everyone going last year and swore I would go this year. And I did!

  12. Oh wow, great book haul! Hope you enjoy them all :)

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  13. Oh my freaking god I'm so jealous. I wish i could have gone to BEA but im from the UK and it would have been too expensive! You have so many book's I'm looking forward too!

    Letterbox Love!

  14. *Faints* You have such epic books!! :) So jealous of all your autographed copies and in 5 years, I'll be going to BEA! :)

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  15. Thank you Night Sky and Annabelle.

    Eileen, why won't you be going to BEA for 5 years? That seems so very far away!!!

  16. EEEEEKKKKK!!!! Look at all the amazing books you got this year at BEA! Next year I HAVE TO GO with you guys!!! lol. I am totally in love with so many books Prodigy by Marie Lu; A signed copy of Kill Order by James Dashner (JEALOUS! lol); just so many great things!! I hope you enjoy Stacking the Shelves - thanks for the comment earlier on my post!

  17. Jacquelynne we are already planning for next year! You totally have to come with us. It was such a blast!

  18. WOW! That is craziness. I am hoping to attend BEA next year, but first I have to figure out cost and details etc. My fiancee wants to come too - but not to BEA, just NY so he can do things there. LOL Looks like you had a great time there.

  19. All those gorgeous books!! Yay - I so wish I could have attended BEA for more than 1 day - next year I'll be there for more.


  20. Awww! Great books!I havent read any of them...YET! I hope you enjoy them! I have heard SUCH GREAT THINGS about pushing the limits
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  21. OMG girl! So much awesomeness! I want them all lol I see so many titles that I soooo want for myself. And signed copies!! Gahhhh I wish I went. So glad to hear that you had a blast :D Happy reading!

    Chapter by Chapter

  22. LOOK AT THOSE BOOKS. LOOK AT ALL OF THOSE BOOKS. Ahem, sorry for the all caps. I'm just torn between extreme excitement and total jealousy. I hope you had a great time at BEA. *looks at your pile of books* *cries* I am so jealous of you.

    So, so, so jealous. A signed Julie Kagawa book. Prodigy. o_e

    Great haul, Gwen!

  23. Wow you're really lucky!! I hope you enjoy all of them! :) Thanks for dropping by earlier!

    Bursting Books

  24. Wow! I wish I could have gone. Why is New York so far away? Hope you enjoy all your books.

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  25. I also had such a great time at BEA -- sorry I didn't get to meet you. At least I don't think we met.

    Here's my BEA post: Extra Extra: BEA Confidential Part II

  26. Wow you'll be reading for a loooong time lol. Those are some great books! Did it cost a lot to ship that huge box? Hope you enjoy all your books. My Stacking The Shelves & Sunday Post
    -Melissa @Harley Bear Book Blog

  27. Thank you everyone for stopping by and posting such awesome comments! Anyone who hasn't gone to BEA, I highly recommend it. If you did go, and we didn't meet up, I hope we can do so next year!

    Did I mention these are only the ones that made it home? Wait until the box of doom arrives. Next week's post is going to be EPIC!

  28. Looks like you had a great time! So many pretty, pretty books. Can't wait to see what's in the Box of Doom!