May 13, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (1)

"Stacking the Shelves" is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where bloggers can share the latest books they've received and discover new titles while visiting other blogs.

Like many others I've decided to switch my weekly mailbox post to 'Stacking the Shelves'. I made this decision based on two important factors. The first is that I want to support my fellow Canadian bloggers in any way I can, and this is one good way of doing that. The other reason, of course, is the recent blogging drama with Kristi at The Story Siren. I must say that I believe in forgiveness and I don't think you should condemn people outright. I don't support bullying or talking bad about people, but I also believe in what's right.

The whole situation is a lot of drama that I so far have not commented on simply because I didn't feel it was my place. But what I do feel is my place is to explain that the plagiarism controversy is one reason why I have decided to no longer participate in 'In My Mailbox'. I believe in transparency and admitting your faults, and I don't believe Kristi did that. I don't think she's a bad person or that she isn't sorry, but I don't like the way the situation was handled at all. I could say a lot more, but again, I don't think it's my place.

All that being said, here's what I've received in the past two weeks:


- Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth
- City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare
- Black Dawn (Morganville Vampires #12) by Rachel Caine
- Shine (Shade #3) by Jeri Smith-Ready [Confession: I actually bought 2 copies of this. When it was released on May 1 I was dying to read it so much and my copy hadn't come in the mail yet, so I bought the eBook as well and devoured it that evening. SO GOOD!! & so worth buying it twice, haha]


- Past Perfect by Leila Sales [It's been so long I can't remember who I won this from, but THANK YOU. Very exciting because I love this book like woah.]

For Review:

From Razorbill Canada:
- The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) by Richelle Mead
- Bitterblue (Graceling #3) by Kristin Cashore

- The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (From Harlequin Teen on Netgalley)
- The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook compiled by Christy Dorrity (From Christy for blog tour)


  1. I recently finished reading BD and loved it! After 12 books the MV series is still going strong in my opinion, hehe. Happy reading! =D

    1. Agreed, there are not a lot of series that can keep interest so long, but Morganville definitely does!

  2. They all look amazing! I'm reading the cookbook today. It's filled with yummy recipes! :)

    1. Yes, my review of the cookbook will be up tomorrow... they look great!

    2. Very nice haul. I got Shine as well this week. I wish someone would have sent me The Golden Lily. Oh well.


  3. I also got Insurgent this week but I forgot to put it in my post this week! *fail* So jealous you got the Golden Lily! I need to pre-order my copy ASAP!!! I hope you really enjoy it :) New follower! Check out my shelves:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  4. how cute is your kitty!! we got insurgent and CoLS too this week. awesome books this week! it seems you're going to have a great summer of reading ahead of you--happy reading :)

    check out the books we got this week.


  5. Yeah for City of Lost Souls! I can't wait to get my hands on that. I'm also super jealous of The Golden Lily. I got Insurgent this week, too. Hope you enjoy your haul!

  6. Wow that's a nice mailbox! Hope you enjoy your new reads...and I love the cat in the picture :)

  7. I still need to read Shine *sigh* But I did read Insurgent right when I got it!

  8. Very jealous that you got Bitterblue! :) Hope you enjoy it!

    Have a good week.
    Alison at The Cheap Reader

  9. Ooh, Golden Lily looks great! Of course, I still have the first one on my shelf...*sigh*

  10. Oooh amazing books this week, Ashley! I can't wait until my copy of CoLS arrives...hopefully it'll come soon for me! haha And, I completely agree with you about the whole TSS plagiarism ordeal. That's my take on it, too. I'm not going to comment on it, but I don't really want to show support for her, nor do I want to support the people who were ganging up against her. *sigh* But, anyway, this is the mailbox meme I'm considering switching to, too. So, I'll have to do that next week I think. :)

  11. EVERYBODY's getting Shine and all I can do is go "WHAT?" and be jealous! :( Great haul, though! :) I hope you enjoy the Immortal Rules and Insurgent because they were awesome! :)

    Eileen @ ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***
    Check out my Stacking the Shelves post!

  12. Nicely said, Ashley.

    And what a great set of books!

  13. i absolutely LOVE past perfect as well :)

    also, i have been known to buy a book more than once, ecopy and then i want to physical copy :)

    i like that you guys have a Canadian version for this meme. very cool :)

  14. Awesome cat pics!
    and the books were awesome too!
    I hope you enjoy them all.

  15. Ooh The Golden Lily - how exciting! I preordered that one and can't wait to read it. I also bought Shine but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Glad to hear from you that it's good because I know you're a big fan of the series.
    Enjoy all your book goodness! You had an amazing week.

  16. Hi,

    Great books (and the cat is adorable!)

    I loved Insurgent! Wish I didn't have to wait so long for the last one now.

    Past Perfect was too cute for words. Seriously loved that book.

    I've also been meaning to start the Graceling series for a long time...need to move that one to the top of my list.

    Ashley Rose @ Books In Bloom
    Check out my Stacking the Shelves post!


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