Stacking the Shelves #1

This is my first Stacking the Shelves Post. Stacking the Shelves is a new meme at Tynga’s Reviews, one that has sprung up in the wake of mess over at The Story Siren. (We’ve beaten that horse enough. It’s dead.)

Tynga’s official launch post for Stacking the Shelves is here if you want the details on who/what/when/where/why she decided to start up a new place where we can post what books we’ve added to our towering TBR stacks each week.

This is also my first time playing with a new graphics program (Gimp). So instead of individual cover pictures, one giant cover picture. (I can’t photograph the actual stack o’books, mine are usually ebooks)

From Library Journal for review:
The Mongoliad, Book one by Erik Bear, Greg Bear, Joseph Brassey, E.D. deBirmingham, Cooper Moo, Mark Teppo, Neal Stephenson (print ARC)

From NetGalley:
Dragon Age Volume 1: The Silent Grove by David Gaider, Alexander Freed and Chad Hardin
Artemis Fowl 5&6: The Lost Colony and The Time Paradox by Eoin Coifer

From Edelweiss:
Fanpire by Tanya Erzen

From Samhain Publishing for review:
Degrees of Wrong by Anna Scarlett
Seven Sexy Sins by Serenity Woods
An Introduction to Pleasure by Jess Michaels

From the author (in response to On My Wishlist #7 Thank you Mr. Tuck!!!):
Blood and Bullets by James R. Tuck
That Thing at the Zoo by James R. Tuck

From Sizzling PR:
Reluctant Protector by Nana Malone

Purchased from Amazon:
Automaton by Cheryl Davies (Verity Linden at Curiosity Quills talked me into this one, and it isn’t even one of their books. But it’s SFR so it didn’t take much talking)

What’s stacking your shelves, virtual or otherwise, this week?

28 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves #1

  1. It’s taken me forever, but I’m finally getting around to reading some books I received last Christmas. First up…”The Help.” Then I plan to read Steve Martin’s autobiography. Looks like you did pretty well with that new program of yours….lots of interesting titles in your stack.

      1. Made a point not to see the movie, because I insisted on reading the book first. So far, it’s really good too:) Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

        1. I haven’t seen the movie either. But I know just what you mean. I’m waiting to see Hunger Games until after I read the book.
          Never judge a book by its movie. I have that on a t-shirt.
          Come back again. I understand just what you meant about comments!

    1. Mongoliad was the one that came totally out of nowhere for me. LJ sends me stuff with a “review this by x date” and and I pretty much gotta. It does look good, and the author list on it is amazing.
      I hope you like the ones you pick!
      And thanks for stopping by, now I’m gonna go check out your shelves…

    1. Blood and Bullets looks like fun Urban Fantasy. And I’m so grateful that the author saw my wishlist post and decided to just send them to me. That was awesome.
      You’ve got some real gems in your stack. What a terrific haul at 25cents each!

      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Gimp is open source software, so it’s free to use. If I decide I like it enough, I should contribute something to the cause.
      It took me a bit to figure out what I needed, but on the very much other hand, Photoshop is a huge pain and very expensive, too.
      Gimp did what I wanted it to with the covers. I’m keeping it.

    1. Artistic, I’m not. But I knew I wanted a rectangle of all the covers, and MS Paint just isn’t that able. 🙁
      My husband and resident techie works for an open source software company in a different field, so there was no way I wasn’t going to try Gimp first.
      And it worked perfectly. Except I had to do the crop in Paint. Oh well. 😉
      And your stack is marvelous. I’ve got to get Insurgent. Everyone loves it.

    1. I did drop by. And thanks for the roundup of mailbox memes. You found a couple I didn’t.
      I think Blood and Bullets is probably going to be my “treat of the week” as soon as I finish up a couple of things I have really, really firm deadlines for. Like tomorrow, firm.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Oooh, more Artemis Fowl! I keep forgetting to check back on him. Automaton is SFR? Coolness there, too. I just picked up Jack Campbell’s latest Lost Fleet book and the e-ARC of the Laiden/Theo Waitley book (can’t recall the title at this moment). Finally saw Hunger Games this weekend, but no time to read! Need to write! (grin)

    1. The final Artemis Fowl is coming out this summer, so Hyperion has been putting double-volume catch-up copies on NetGalley the last couple of months in preparation.
      Thank you for reminding me that I need to get caught up with Liaden, I love that series, and I’m a couple of books behind. Darn it.
      We saw Avengers last night. Very, very awesomely fun!
      Go forth and write!

      1. I have been hearing great things about avengers. am slow, saw hunger games this weekend. LOL! (wish you had a follow comments option! Sometimes I forget to check back for a reply!)

    1. Well, Fifty Shades of Grey started out as Twilight fanfic, which is why I wanted to read Fanpire.
      Then there’s Chicks Dig Time Lords, which is about Doctor Who fans. That one is just fun. And it won the Hugo.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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