Stacking The Shelves (21/06/2014)



Books Bought This Week


I finally got a copy of Since You've Been Gone! I have read this so if you leave an "enjoy your new books" comment I will frown at you. I also took some photos of the amazing dust jacket too.


Books Read This Week (Sat 14th - Fri 20th)


Nowhere by Jon Robinson (4/5)
Anywhere by Jon Robinson (4/5)
The Miseducation Of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth (2/5)
The Moment Collector by Jodi Lynn Anderson (3/5)

Sadly, no stellar reads this week. Nowhere and Anywhere were really good books but they were a little let down by the writing. I spent most of the week reading the 480 page tome that was The Miseducation Of Cameron Post, only to want to chuck it out of the window in despair when I reached the final page. And The Moment Collector was just weird.


ReadItSwapIt

If you're in the UK you might have heard of ReadItSwapIt and if not, you want to go visit it immediately. It's a simple site where you list books, people can request books of yours they want if you want one of theirs too, you swap. Cute right? I added these this week:


If you want any of them, go request! I'm posting on Wednesday.


Dancing To This Week


Not so much dancing to as 'rocking slowly to, in a state of distress'. Yes, it was the emotional Game of Thrones finale this week but you'll hear no spoilers from me. (I can't wait for the next season though)

Next Week


Sadly, Angry Robot closed down it's imprints Strange Chemistry and Exhibition H this week, cancelling all it's upcoming titles. I only read 2 of their books but I loved them, so to celebrate this unique publisher (with some seriously gorgeous covers), next week is Strange Chemistry week here. Look out for reviews and a giveaway!

(Many Covers Monday will continue as planned)

Vickie x

58 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm sad Strange Chemistry is closing. :( I think I've only read one or two books from them...but it's sad when smaller imprints have to shut down. :(((

    You and me both for 3/5 for The Moment Collector. For some reason I ALWAYS say it's the Memory collector. *headdesk* My brain rejects that title.

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    1. Okay, The Memory Collector makes so much sense I'm going to have to convince my own brain that it's The Moment Collector from now on. *shakes fist*

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  2. Since You've Been Gone is SO pretty! I loved the outdoorsy vibe from Amy & Roger's. I won "Since", but I never received it. :'( I was really looking forward to it!

    Oh no! I've been seeing all these Strange Chemistry posts, but I didn't realized they've stopped production. I loved Zenn Scarlett and Cassandra Rose Clarke's books!

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    1. I was so happy when it turned up undamaged! BookDepository's packaging leaves something to be desired... like padding. I'm sorry to hear your copy never turned up. :(

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  3. I'm actually doing a Strange Chemistry giveaway myself this week (here). It's so sad they're closing down: staff and authors are all awesome people, and they pubbed such interesting stuff.

    I should check out your review of The Miseducation of Cameron Post -- I've got that one to read, and your rating sounds ominous...

    My StS.

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    1. Yeah, I'm really sad for them! I don't think Angry Robot gave them enough time to 'carve out the niche' that they wanted - they weren't even 2 years old.

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    2. I'm not sure it was really Angry Robot making the decisions, sadly. I think Osprey (who own AR) might've had more to do with it. I've met nearly all the AR staff: they're great, really engaged with the books they put out, and they take care of their authors. Even if they were the ones to decide to shutter SC, I'll bet it wasn't an easy decision.

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    3. Ah, I didn't know that. Well, whoever it was, I just think they should have given them more time.

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  4. I am currently reading Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson and I have a feeling I'll be craving for more of Matson's writing, so I guess Since You've Been Gone would be a good pick for me.
    I had not heard about ReadItSwapIt before, so I definitely check it out once I get back to UK.

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    1. I think so! Although for me it's the opposite - I've read Since You've Been Gone but not Amy and Roger's Epic Detour yet. I've owned a copy for a few years now! I need to buy Second Chance Summer (I think that's what it's called) too.

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  5. Ah, Since You've Been Gone! I have two hardcover copies of this – one of which is signed – and I've still not read it. Everyone loves it so much, I'm afraid I'll be disappointed in it. I guess there's only one way to find out... I do need to get to it soon.

    My StS

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    1. I don't think you'll be disappointed - I seriously, seriously loved it - the romance wasn't heavy and the story kept a great pace. I'm going to try and read all of Morgan's books soon!

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  6. That's too bad about Miseducation. I've heard such mixed reviews about it. I'm dying to read Since You've Been Gone, but my TBR pile can now literally crush me, so I need to get through those first.

    My STS: http://wendimlee.blogspot.com/2014/06/stacking-shelves-6.html

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    1. I think Cameron Post is a good book for people with patience! For me, the long drawn out descriptions of her summer really got on my nerves. My TBR pile can definitely crush me and I'm still buying books... D:

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  7. OOh nice! Those are new to me reads! Hope you enjoy them!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Did you mean enjoyed because I've read all of these?

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  8. I really liked The Miseducation of Cameron Post, sorry to hear you didn't. I also really want to read The Moment Collector. AND Since You've Been Gone. I have heard a ridiculous amount of good things about that book.

    Mind checking out my Stacking the Shelves?
    Have a great week!

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    1. Yeah, I think it's a book for patient people and I know it has some pretty high ratings! The Moment Collector is good, but weird. Really weird.

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  9. Since You've Been Gone sounds like such a cute, fun read! AND IT'S SO PRETTY *_*

    I have Nowhere but I have yet to read it! :)

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My STS Post!

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    1. So, so pretty! I'm almost scared to touch it. Almost!

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  10. I'm so excited to read Since You've Been Gone, my copy should arrive soon. I've heard amazing things. I didn't like Amy and Roger's Epic Detour as much as I loved Second Chance Summer. But I'm still so excited to read her latest book! :-) That swap site looks so cute too. I'll check it out.

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    1. Read it as soon as you can! It's my first Morgan Matson book so I need to read other one soon. There's thousands of books on ReadItSwapIt, it's really fun!

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  11. I haven't read any of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

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    1. I won't delete this as a courtesy, but please refrain from commenting this on my blog again or I will find a way to report you for spam. I don't want you to lose your blog. You've commented this same exact sentence since March and I'm tired of deleting it.

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  12. I absolutely loved Since You've Been Gone! It gave me so many feels. I have an ebook version of it, but it's definitely a book that I need to own in hardcover.
    I'm very sad about Strange Chemistry closing down too. The decision was so sudden and it's such a shame because they brought books that were so much different from the typical YA books. :( I hope the authors find a new home.
    I want to do something to help them, but I'm honestly not sure what to do. :(

    Nick - My Haul

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    1. I had an eBook too! I knew I needed the hardback so grabbed t as soon as I could. You could host a giveaway! I know the authors would love that. Or if you're a little short of funds, make a post showcasing some of your favourite books from SC. Or ask a few authors for an interview!

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  13. I was so sad to hear about Strange Chemistry. You got some really awesome books this week. Read It Swap It sounds pretty awesome. I live in the U.S, so ...

    Grace
    Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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    1. I think US has something similar - http://www.paperbackswap.com/index.php ?

      I only got one book this week!

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  14. Bah, the Strange Chemistry news makes me so sad. I've read a handful of their titles and had more on my to read list. I can't believe how sudden it all went down. Very sad.

    I really need to read Since You've Been Gone. I'm not that big into contemporary but everyone has loved it so I figure I should read it?

    Enjoy the books!

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    1. I think you should only read a book if yo think you'll enjoy it, not because everyone else is! I loved it but I'm a big fan of contemporary,

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  15. This post is full of all kinds of awesome!

    1. I took your idea of showcasing the books I'm getting rid of, thanks for that by the way, and was contemplating what I could do with them: Then you go and mention ReadItSwapIt which sounds like the sort of thing I need right now!

    2. I can't wait to read Since You've Been Gone, interested to see what you made of that one when you read it? Those pictures have me eager to go buy a hardback copy even though I've got it on order at work. If I end up loving it then I will definitely be adding that beauty to my shelf.

    3. I had no clue Strange Chemistry was closing down, that's really sad to hear. We buy in all their books at work, they offer a lot of books that are different to a lot of YA that's out there.

    I hope you have a great week and here's my STS if you get a chance/want to check it out. :)

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    1. ReadItSwapIt is so amazing, I'm trying not to just request everything! Loads of new books are added every day. It's a lot of fun.

      I LOVED IT SO MUCH. it's a great summer read with a great romance without it being too romance heavy. Highly recommend!

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  16. All great finds! I really want to check out Since You've been Gone. Enjoy your reads! :) and thanks for checking out my STS!

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  17. That swap program sounds like fun, unfortunately I'm not from the UK, bummer :(
    But you managed to score some pretties there, yay for you!


    My additions this week ;)

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  18. Love your design, new follower :) Since You've Been Gone seems like the perfect summer read, friendship books are always nice a refreshing! I have never heard of Eight Keys but I love the cover, I will have to check it out! Enjoy your haul :)

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

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    1. Oh, thank you! It really is a great summer read. Eight Keys is more of a middle grade but I enjoyed it all the same.

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  19. Thanks for the heads up on The Moment Collector. I don't know what it's about but the cover looked cool.

    Our STS

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    1. You may enjoy it! I just found it weird myself.

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  20. I LOVE TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE!! But I hated The Moment Collector (The Vanishing Season, in the USA). I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous weekend!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Yep, I had to mention that on my review as I was worried people would get confused!

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  21. Glad you finally got that hardcover, and I won't say enjoy your new book. ;)

    Stacking the Shelves #38

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    1. You have no idea how much I appreciate this. XD

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  22. I haven't read Since You've Been Gone. Might need to check this one out as I'm guessing you liked it.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  23. I'm so jealous of Since You've Been Gone, and it's even hardbound! I have TATBILB on my StS too! Happy reading! :)
    Stacking the Shelves
    Free to Fall

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    1. You should get a copy like, now. Right now.

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  24. I read the Moment collector too and I thought it was weird as well. It's a shame because I loved Tiger Lily by her and I was hoping she could top it for me. I still cant believe you that fast! Keep reading!

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    1. Me either! I guess I have nothing better to do... it's goo though because my tbr is like 500 books long.

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  25. The Strange Chemistry news made me sad too. I really liked some of their work, so I need to get some others now it's still possible. I know you've already read Since you've been gone, but I'm still wishing you 'happy reading' this week :D

    Mel@thedailyprophecy

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  26. I still haven't picked up a copy of Since You've Been Gone! And nope I hadn't heard of ReadItSwapIt, I'll have to get on that ASAP, so many books I need gone. Sad about Strange Chemistry, I think I've read 5 of theirs, three I enjoyed, two I wasn't that bothered about, and I have a box of 12 I won from them, which I haven't gotten around to yet. Happy reading! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  27. I am planning on reading Since You Been Gone this summer. Great books and I love how you include what you were dancing to this week. Never heard the song before but really like it

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  28. I loved to All The Boy's I've Loved Before! I still need to read Since You've Been Gone. Thanks for stopping by!

    Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal

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  29. I have The Moment Collector on my Kindle but haven't read it yet.

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  30. Too bad none of your reads last week were amazing, Vickie! I hope this week will be much better. The swap thing you gals have going in the UK is great, such a good idea to share books with other bloggers that way :) Happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  31. The ones that stand out to me are definitely Since You've Been Gone and To All the Boys I've Loved Before! I hope you love them and all your other books as well. Happy reading!

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  32. I need to get Since You've Been Gone soon, I desperately want that one!
    New GFC Follower :)
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