Stacking the Shelves #34 – This one’s short and sweet

June 22, 2014 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Books, Features, Haul, Indulgence Insider


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where we share what we added to our shelves this week.

So I had a pretty stressful week, which is why I haven’t been around as much. My nights basically consisted of being exhausted and getting into bed by 9pm. That and my allergies have been flaring up which isn’t fun. Hopefully next week will be better!

Also the finale of Game of Thrones was epic! I can’t believe it is another year before we get to watch the awesomeness on my screen. Now I have no shows to watch except for Orphan Black and PLL…until Walking Dead returns later in the year.

Book Haul

After some epic hauls from the last few weeks, I’ve chosen to stay away from bookstores and sales at present.

Review copies – physical

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Let’s Get Lost by Ad Alsaid – After seeing all the BEA hype on this book, it sounds like the perfect summer read to pick me up!

The Protected by Claire Zorn – I haven’t read the Sky So Heavy by the same author yet but it remains to be one of the most talked about Aussie YA books. This one has an awesome premise.

The Dark Inside by Rupert Wallis (ARC Proof) – How haunting and awesome does this sound? I love the proof cover too!

Thank you to UQP, Harlequin Australia and Simon and Schuster Australia for sending me these books for review!

Discussion Posts

Stephanie @ Chasm of Books discusses buying books and what your preference is.

Marianne @ Borucian Bookworms talks about how you taking her advice on not reading books makes her nervous

Pili @ In Love with Handmade with the next edition of book inspired cupcakes – Rebel Belle! 

Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer talks about the different types of 5 star ratings that she goes by.

Bookish News

If I Stay trailer is out – Probably old news but it looks like a super emotional and touching movie, go check it out if you haven’t seen it yet!

What did you add to your shelves this week?

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Jeann is an Aussie YA blogger and mum who loves to read and recommend books! You can usually find me fangirling about books on my various social media channels including Twitter @happyindulgence, Instagram and Youtube.

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72 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #34 – This one’s short and sweet

  1. oooh glad you got to pick up Let's Get Lost too! I actually thought TFIOS was more emotional with the book/movie but reading the book of If I Stay it has an underlying tone of sadness to it.

  2. Aww…I’m sorry to hear this has been such a stressful week for you Jeann! 🙁 Being stressed is definitely no fun! I’ll be crossing my fingers that next week is better for you, okay? <3

    There has definitely been a lot of hype for Let's Get Lost thanks to BEA, so I hope it lives up to the hype for you! I'm interested in seeing what you think of it! 😀

    Thanks for sharing Jeann, and happy reading! <3
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  3. You're so sweet! Thank you for always having my Ink & Batter on your links section!

    I'm sorry to hear about the allergies and the stressful week, hopefully next week will be much better!

    I cannot wait to hear what you think of "Let's Get Lost", I'm quite curious about that one!

    Happy reading, Jeann!
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  4. They had this adorable car at BEA that was painted like the book cover. I thought I'd taken a picture of it but I think my phone battery was dying. Excited to try that book. Sorry about your allergies. Mine are usually over by now but I was sneezing and rubbing my eyes all day yesterday. Not sure what that was about but not happy 🙁

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  5. Yes! GAME OF THRONES!! The only bad thing about the season finale, was that there was so much hype with everyone saying that it would be better than the Red Wedding, but it wasn't. I was expecting so much more, even though I loved what I saw. We've started watching The 100 now because we have nothing left to watch as well. Let's Get Lost looks good, I can't wait to see what you think of it. Ohhh, loving the cover for The Dark Inside. Happy Reading 🙂
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    • I know, I heard about that same hype, I don't think it was better per se but it was quite different. I really loved the last episode, it was so cinematic and perfect. After those episodes I am always sitting there watching the credits in shock. Interesting, what are you thinking of The 100? I've heard some interesting things but it gets good later, I think.

      • I agree with you, it was different, but still just as good as any other episode. OMG I am left the exact same way at the end of the episode (mentally crying because I NEED more). It's going good so far, we are starting to get into it and it is getting really interesting. I can tell that the series will be better as it progresses. You should check it out! The whole first season is out already, plus I heard that it will be coming on GO! Not sure when though…
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  6. Yay for Let's Get Lost. I grabbed this one off of EW and cannot wait to read it! 😀 It sounds so fun and definitely something I'll like! 😀

    I just read the blurb for The Protected and basically … wow. O_O It really sucks that it won't get published outside of Aus :/ It sounds so wonderful.

    THE DARK INSIDE THO. I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU THINK! 😀 I hope it'll be just as fabulous as it sounds! 😀

    Happy reading, Jeann! 😀
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  7. This is a nice little cute haul Jeann, nothing wrong with chilling out and getting less. I requested Let's Get Lost on NetGalley, here's hoping I get it, it sounds wonderful and so many people are interested, and I've heard mixed things on The Dark Inside, so it'll be intriguing as to whether or not you like it, might influence me 😉
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    • Thanks Amanda, good luck with Let's Get Lost! It's definitely hyped up already, I hope we won't be disappointed. Will definitely let you know about The Dark Inside 🙂

  8. Oh you've got some interesting books this week. I cannot wait to see what you think of Let's Get Lost as everyone seem to enjoy it. It seems like a great summer book. Great haul, Jeann 🙂
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  9. Thanks Alise, woah it must be hard getting into the routine Alise! Glad to hear you love the GoT series, it is so good. I've seen Let's Get Lost too, looking forward to it!

  10. Yeah, I hope next week is better for you! I'm in the same boat, my job has me up at 4am so I'm just like a zombie. I've heard a lot about that Game of Thrones finale! I finally started the series a few days ago and I really like it.

    Awesome review copies! I've seen Let's Get Lost around a lot, but haven't heard of the other two. Can't wait to read your thoughts!
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  11. I didn't bother with my STS this week, but have a copy of Let's Get Lost too. It sounds like an epic adventure road trip read. Ever since I read Dash and Lily (which I totally loved), been looking for something that's similar and I'm hoping this one will be it. I've really gotta stop buying too. There's nothing I really wanted (book wise) so I started buying hardcover classics. In the last three weeks, think I've spent close to $200 – $250 on books. I'm thinking of tying my wrists together behind my back so I can't buy online. I'm sure I'd find a way around that though.
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