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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Stacking the Shelves [38]



Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where we get to gab on about the books we've won, bought, or otherwise received in the past week.

This is another two week post. This past week I've had about four papers due and honestly, I have been otherwise distracted. But now I have a mental break for a while, and I can get back to the blogosphere. I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day, and if any of you are in So. Illinois, I hope you are okay through that weather!

Netgalley:


Sugar Baby: Confections, Candies, Cakes, & Other Delicious Recipes for Cooking with Sugar by Gesine Bullock-Prado
Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Mark P. Donnelly
The Messy Baker: More Than 75 Delicious Recipes from a Real Kitchen by Charmian Christie
Talented by Sophie Davis
Saugatuck Summer by Amelia C. Gormley
Deer in Headlights by Staci Hart
Designated Mourner by Catherine Owen
Hidden Like Anne Frank: 14 True Stories of Survival by Marcel Prins, Peter Henk Steenhuis


Freebies:


The Art of Catching a Greek Billionaire by Marian Tee


Won:


Scintillate by Tracy Clark (Thanks, Entangled teen!)
Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding (Thanks, Entangled teen!)
Astarte's Wrath by Trisha Wolfe (Thanks, Ketch's Book Nook!)
Of Silver and Beasts by Trisha Wolfe (Thanks, Ketch's Book Nook!)


Valentine's Day Surprise:


The box my lovely girlfriend sent me for Valentine's Day, including perfume, a plushie, and three kinds of Reese's Cups haha. I'm glad she embraces my addiction.

[2] Week[s] at a Glance:


Giveaway & Blitz of A Chance at Love
Review of Heartbeat
Mini Review of 47 Ronin
Review of Mayim's Vegan Table

What about you?

61 comments:

  1. What a great haul! All these covers are so gorgeous, it's hard not to sit and stare! Of course they all look amazing too, I'd want to read them all if I were a faster reader xD Right now I'm still working my way through Mosh Pit, and I love it so far, thanks for the recommendation babe :D.

    I look forward to new recipes with those new cookbooks, I have a feeling we're going to have to start a cookbook fund to get all of the physical copies xD

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  2. Wow! Looks like you got a great haul this week. Scintillate looks really intriguing - enjoy all your new reads!

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  3. Awesome wins!!! I always wanted to read Talented. happy reading.

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    1. Me too, and it came up again on Netgalley. I was so excited to get approved.

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  4. You can't go wrong with chocolate, right? It. is. life. Looks like you've scored very well this week! I'm pretty interested in Scintillate, though for the life of me I can NOT spell that. -_- I always have to copy-n-paste it. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Exactly! It's the food of the gods. And it's okay, I can never spell it either!

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  5. Nice haul. I haven't read any of these, but I hope you enjoy all that you got.

    Thanks for stopping by my STS.

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

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  6. What a great books did you get this week.
    They are looking awesome.
    Hope you enjoy reading all of them.

    Mariska new gfc follower

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  7. I'm jealous of the Reese's stuff. My girlfriend sent me my favourite flowers, but you can't eat lilies...

    Love some of the covers on your new books, they look really interesting. Enjoy!

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    1. "You can't eat lilies" is quite possibly the best V-day quote I've heard.

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  8. I've got Talented on my Kobo tbr which I'll get to eventually...Of Silver and Beasts has a great cover so I might see what that is about on Goodreads. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  9. I haven't heard of the books that you got, but they look really good! Of Silver and Beasts looks really interesting. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  10. Amazing haul, and congrats on your wins! I love your Valentine's Day Hello Kitty; she's so cute! Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Isn't she just? Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Great haul, Jillyn :) I really enjoyed Scintillate, and I hope you will, too! Enjoy all your new books, and all the cute Hello Kitty swag you got, too.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  12. awesome mix of books jillyn! i especially love sugarbaby since i LOVE cotton candy. happy reading :)

    hope you can stop by my StS Post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my STS! You always pick up the best looking recipe books! Great haul!

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    1. Why thank you. I can't help it- I love to eat!

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  14. Great choices. Thanks for visiting.

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  15. I'm seeing Scintilate a lot lately. I might have to look into it! Thanks for stopping by The Cover Contessa.

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    1. It sounds so good, I hope you check it out!

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  16. Interesting haul - those last 2 from Netgalley look great!

    Here are my new additions

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    1. The poetry book is definitely interesting so far. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Stopped by because of the name, stayed for the content. Nice haul this week! Talented has been sitting in my eReader forever now.
    New Follower through Bloglovin'
    My Stacking the Shelves
    Jenny @ She Imagined It

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    1. Thank you so much for the follow <3 On my way to your blog now.

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  18. My Little Pony and Hello Kitty?!?! Definitely an epic Valentine's Day present! The cover of Designated Mourner creeps the hell of out me!

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    1. Right? I'm spoiled. And I know! That's part of why I got it if I'm being honest haha

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  19. The covers are so pretty! Your Valentine's surprise is adorable!

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  20. Oh, Sugar Baby has such a cute cover:) Congrats on the win! I really enjoyed Of Silver and Beasts and can't wait to read the sequel. Thanks so much for stopping by Little Pieces of Imagination:) Happy reading!

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    1. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Of Silver and Beasts. I haven't heard too much about it good, bad, or otherwise. Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. Good stuff. Gonna have to check out that sugar cookbook! Thanks for visiting Annette's Book Spot. Enjoy!

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  22. :Loved Siver and Beasts and hope you do too

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    1. I'm so happy to see people liked it. I haven't heard all too much about it.

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  23. Those look amazing, hope you enjoy them all! Thanks for stopping by my post earlier :)

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  24. I love Amy Spalding. Ink is Thicker is really good. I'm curious about Deer in Headlights. I debated on that one, but am trying to not request anything unless I'm DYING to get my hands on it. Great haul and happy reading!

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    1. Netgalley has a tendency to deny me for all my requests, or approve all of them at once. It puts me in book debt, haha.

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  25. This is a big haul! I'm curious about In is Thicker, I have some of Trisha's books as well, The cover for Scintillate is so pretty too.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting. I hope Ink is Thicker is as good as it sounds.

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  26. Lovely haul! Ink is Thicker than Water is also in my TBR list. Enjoy your new books!

    Thanks for dropping by my StS! :D

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  27. You must like cooking- themed books. "Ink Is Thicker Than Water" sounds interesting, and I like the cover of Sugar Baby! Shoot, now I'm hungry. Ps. Thanks for dropping by my STS!

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    1. My dad's a chef, so I grew up in the interest me. It's made me into quite the avid foodie!

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  28. Congrats on winning Ink is Thicker... I'm reading it at the mo!

    p.s Now following you via GFC & Bloglovin' :D

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  29. Of Silver and Beasts is SO GREAT! And that is a lovely Valentine's Day gift ^_^

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  30. Looks like you got a lot of awesome books last week! Sorry I've taken so long to comment back. I love the goodies you got for Valentine's Day, they're so cute! Thanks for stopping by my STS, happy reading! :)

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  31. So sorry for the late visit... I am far too behind on comments =/ Your girlfriend is the best, that is one wonderful Valentine's surprise package. I've been seeing Ink Is Thicker Than Water quite a lot recently, been tempted to pick that up a few times. I hope you enjoy all of your books :)

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