Stacking the Shelves (76)

Stacking the Shelves

The great thing about participating in two blog hops two Saturdays in a row is the amount of traffic that they generate–I hope some of the people who tuned in for the hops are sticking around to see what else is going on!

The bad thing is that my Stacking the Shelves post really stacks up!

And of course there were some events that added to the stack! This is my first Stacking the Shelves since ALA Midwinter, and I wasn’t totally able to resist the ARCs in the Exhibit Hall.

random penguin 2Closer to home, representatives from Random Penguin came to my library for a Book Buzz. That’s an event where the publishers bring ARCs to the library and talk up their books. They brought some terrific books, and I also got some ARCs from NetGalley and Edelweiss based on what they said.

Last but definitely not least, there is a new book bundler on the Interwebs; Bookbale. Their current bundle (good until the end of  February) is a science fiction bundle with 8 books for $10. I bought it for the Kristine Kathryn Rusch title, but several of the others look interesting as well. And the price is fantastic.

For Review:
As Hot as it Gets (Out of Uniform #10) by Elle Kennedy
Bittersweet Darkness (Order #3) by Nina Croft
Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates
Cauldron of Ghosts (Honorverse: Wages of Sin #3) by David Weber and Eric Flint
The Clockwork Wolf (Disenchanted & Co. #2) by Lynn Viehl
Dancing with Dragons (DRACIM #2) by Lorenda Christensen
Dangerous Angel (Earth Angels #4) by Stacy Gail
Death Defying (Blood Hunter #3) by Nina Croft
Eagle’s Heart by Alyssa Cole
Falling for the Wingman (Kelly Brothers #3) by Crista McHugh
Ghost Seer (Ghost Seer #1) by Robin D. Owens
Hope Ignites (Hope #2) by Jaci Burton
Hot Rock by Annie Seaton
Lovely, Dark and Deep (Collectors #1) by Susannah Sandlin
The Martian by Andy Weir
Night Owls (Night Owls #1) by Lauren M. Roy
The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher
Prince’s Fire (Hearts and Thrones #3) by Amy Raby
Raising Steam (Discworld #40) by Terry Pratchett
Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends #1) by Kelley Armstrong
The Time Tutor by Bee Ridgway
Waiting on You (Blue Heron #3) by Kristan Higgins
The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon

Picked up at ALA Midwinter Conference or Random/Penguin Book Buzz:
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
Once in a Blue Moon (Hawk and Fisher #8) by Simon R. Green
The Quick by Lauren Owen
Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
Waiting for Wednesday (Frieda Klein #3) by Nicci French
Why Kings Confess (Sebastian St. Cyr #9) by C.S. Harris
Year of the Demon (Fated Blades #2) by Steve Bein

Purchased from Bookbale:
Alien Influences by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Iterations by Robert J. Sawyer
Ivory (Birthright #14) by Mike Resnick
Lights in the Deep by Brad R. Torgersen
The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett
Ocean by Brian Herbert and Jan Herbert
Their Majesties’ Bucketeers (North American Confederacy #3) by L. Neil Smith
Veiled Alliances (Saga of Seven Suns #0.5) by Kevin J. Anderson

Borrowed from the Library:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Touched by an Alien (Katherine “Kitty” Kat #1) by Gini Koch

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6 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (76)

  1. Since Dealing with Dragons was stunningly enjoyable, I requested Dancing With Dragons on NetGalley. To, you know, see if it’ll be as fun.

    But Netgalley must have noticed my Anti-Romance stance and is hesitating to approve me. Bastards.

  2. Steve Bein’s Fated Blades series (Year of the Demon) is really good. I wasn’t sure about the time period and POV changes at first, but was won over by how well the characters are portrayed. It’s hard to pick a favorite from Mariko, Daigoro and Kaida.

  3. I need a warning to tell me not to open one of your Stacking the Shelves post as my TBR pile will be in grave danger of growing much higher. This is one of those posts. Some I do already have or like Why Kings Confess I have on pre-order. I have Waiting on You, Touched by an Alien, The Martian, and Dancing with Dragons. I want The Clockwork Wolf, The Ophelia Prophecy, Ghost Seer, Night Owls, Death Defying and probably more. Oh well having too many books is not the worst thing that can happen. If it was I would already be in big trouble.

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