Dec 18, 2016

Stacking the Shelves--The Birthday Extravaganza

This weekly meme is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!

It's the Birthday palooza haul!!! What a week it was too!! I got to have my Birthday off as a "gift" from my work. And it was a paid day too! So yay!! Got lots of goodies for my birthday and just regular things during the week too, plus two trades came in and mine were sent off and should be arriving tomorrow and already arrived as far as tracking goes!

So let's break things down! Here's what I bought this week:

 Crystal Kingdom by Morgan Rhodes
Forever, Again by Victoria Laurie
The Witch's Halloween Hero by Kristen Painter--already read and reviewed!
Obsidian Blade by Morgan Rhodes--two words. MORE. MAGNUS!
Scooby Doo Apocalypse Issue #8 by Jim DeMatteis & Keith Giffen, Ill. by Howard Porter, Dale Eaglesham, & Ron Wagner--No, I haven't started this comic series yet! I need to though!!
Heartless by Marissa Meyer--THE OWLCRATE SPECIAL EDITION COPY!! I found out that Owlcrate had a few extras of these pretties, so I immediately bought one!! It's gorgeous! I had told myself to forget about this beauty, it just wasn't meant to be and then BAM! I see the notice and I quickly and successfully bought a copy!!

For review I received:

The Turn by Kim Harrison (ARC)--More Hollows?! Yes please!! It's a prequel to one of my very favorite series!!! SQUEE!
Blue Blooded by Amanda Carlson (ARC)--Jessica is back!!! Hurrah!!!
Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott (ARC)

THANK YOU Gallery Books, Edelweiss, Annie & Amanda, Entangled Teen, and Netgalley!!

Two trades that I made this week also arrived, and just as I was trying to take a picture of the second, my camera battery died. Blah! Luckily I found a picture of it on Goodreads, so it will have to do!

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (ARC)--original cover! I loooved this cover and was a tad sad it was changed, but the new one is still just as nice, but I, again, decided I wanted to have the original!
Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier (ARC)--original cover! I STILL need to read this one but I always thought this cover was so cool!!

THANK YOU Rachel & Brad!!

Then I got to open my December box from my OTSPSecretSister which was a sort of Birthday/Xmas combo one! Here's what I got:

The Bargaining by Carly Anne West
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn
Vanilla Sugar Scrub
a Q&A Journal
Post its and tab markers
a necklcae
a map of some sort...I think it ties to Labyrinth Lost, but I'm not positive

THANK YOU Secret Sister!!

Then after a few mishaps, I finally received my Nemesis preorder gift from Anna Banks:

BATH BOMBS!! I still need to use them, but they're so cool!!


Then some Birthday goodies I received that were somewhat bookish and bookish were:

The Scooby Doo Gang Funko Pops!
Amazon giftcard
a bracelet
a necklace

a close up of the necklace: it's hand painted and the the constellation is my zodiac sign; Sagittarius!

a close up of the bracelet: it's gold and black beaded with cute little skulls--because skulls are always cute when on jewelry! LOL! It's also one of those bracelets that wraps around!

a gorgeous StoriArts scarf that has script from PETER PAN on it!!

And that was my awesome haul from my Birthday week! What did you all get?


  1. Awesome haul of books and great book swag - I'm only familiar with Crystal Storm, but I have to catch up with the last book before I can read it :)


    ~ Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  2. Happy Birthday! Lots of brilliant swag and gifts there to enjoy! I hope you have a fun reading week!

  3. WooHoo!!! You got The Turn!!! I'm so glad you got it :D The people working at Gallery must not be the same on Edelweiss and NetGalley, as I also got it from NetGalley this week :D
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  4. Happy birthday! <3
    Those books and swag look so beautiful! Enjoy enjoy enjoy!
    Have a lovely week ahead and happy reading :)

  5. I'm reading the turn right now. Ihope you'll enjoy the novels! happy reading!

  6. such a great haul! I would be jumping up and down with happiness if I were you!! Enjoy it all!!

    Amber @ Paradise of Pages

  7. WOW A great haul! Happy holidays.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

  8. I hope you had an amazing birthday! Awesome gifts! :) I now need to check out the Scooby Doo figures :)

  9. Wow, great haul! Looks like you had a great birthday! :)

    Week in Review

  10. I didn't know that there was a new Jessica novel. Now I have to request it. Thanks for it. Great haul of books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  11. Amazing haul!! I'm so glad you got that cover of Rebel of the Sands! I had actually asked around trying to help you get it but some of the wishlists were crazy... So yay!! And happy birthday :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

  12. Awesome haul! I love that edition of Heartless!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  13. WOAH! So much awesome in one post! Happy birthday! I really missed out on the white copy of Heartless. I love it more than the black one. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week., Jessica =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  14. A wonderful book haul and great gifts! Happy birthday :)

    Happy reading Sharon - Obsession with Books

  15. Happy Birthday! My birthday was 12/14 so besides books, we have something else in common. I love the necklace!

  16. Violet Grenade sounds so amazing! I got that this week too and I am super excited!

  17. Oh, your haul for this week is so gorgeous (that necklace... I am all the heart-eyes, tbh!). I hope that your birthday was a beautiful one, dear Jessica - & with all of these beautiful books (not to mention the associated swag), I have no doubt it was. Thank you so much for sharing with us; I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on all of the books you received this week. <3

    Topaz <a href=">(Six Impossible Things)</a>

  18. WHOA. Nemesis had bath bombs? That's soo coool! I still need to read the third book in Falling Kingdoms.

    Happy belated birthday love!

  19. Happy belated birthday! It's awesome that you got the day off from work ^_^ And WOW, AMAZING HAUL!! I hope you love everything!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  20. What a fabulous haul! I like the necklace! Happy birthday!


Comments are an award all on their own! So my blog is an award free one! Thanks for any consideration though!