December 7, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #27: I reached a milestone this week!

Stacking the shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga @ Tynga's Reviews. It's a chance to showcase all the books we've received during the week! 

This was a special week for me as a book blogger. In the past, I've received many eARCs and a few paperback ARCs through giveaways or the ARCycling program. Last week I sent out my very first few emails to publishers requesting a few books I really wanted. Although I've been blogging for almost a year, I hadn't felt I had enough of a following to request before now. This week I reached a. Milestone though because it was the first time I heard back from a publisher about a request. I was added to the mailing list AND sent a copy of Resistance by Jenna Black from Tor Teen! It's the sequel to Replica, and it's my very first paperback ARC sent to ME from the publisher. So Tor, you're now located in a special area of my heart.

Ok, onto the books! I got some good ones. I got even more books for Xmas gifts for family and friends..and may have bought a few for myself  since my mom said she didn't know what books I wanted. :$ And I already started Persuasion for my Dust off yourClassics challenge. I'm excited for Kresley Cole's series, anyone read it? :O 
Oh and I'm doing the holiday #readathon! Who else is participating? It's just for the weekend, then the next one starts. Can't wait to dig into some books..and kinda meh about digging into my huge review pile, but *shrugs* it's gotta get done! 

This week on the blog:

* Giveaway: Dragon Craving (INT) (win both books in series!)*
[btw-high chance to win bc there aren't many entries]

Bought





Won
Sun kissed via Book Bliss

Review
Thank you Tor Teen!

Netgalley/Edelweiss 

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Diamond

(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.

19 comments :

  1. How exciting, congratulations on your first ARC :D! It's such a good feeling. Happy reading :)

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    1. Thanks Mel :D it is a great feeling! ^_^

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  2. Resistance has a beautiful cover. I hope you enjoy it a lot. Come check out my stack as well.

    Grace

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  3. Congrats on your first ARC! I haven't reached that milestone yet, but I imagine it's an awesome feeling. :)

    Enjoy the books!
    My STS

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  4. Wow congratulations on your first ARC! I wouldn't even know what to say when emailing publishers, I'd be so nervous! Congrats again and I hope you love it :)

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  5. Congrats on your first Arc, I love Kresley Cole too , Shadow's Claim is on my Kindle waiting to be read.

    New follower
    My STS

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    1. Thanks Donna :) Yeah she's amazing! :tup

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  6. Congrats on your ARC!! It's so exciting, isn't it?! I just started getting psychical copies from publishers, too. I'm, like, over the moon with giddy happiness every time one comes in the mail! Ohmygosh....booooks. Love them. ^.^ Happy reading!
    My Sts!

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    1. It is very exciting! Congrats to you too! It feels so great <3'^_^

      Thanks for stopping by Cait!

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  7. Well done on your first ARC! As there aren't too many bloggers in Ireland yet (but it's growing fast!), I got lucky enough to be approached by Penguin Ireland. I was so excited when the books starting arriving and still feel so lucky anytime I get one. I just have two publishers that send me books so far, someday I'll pick up the nerve to approach one of the UK publishing companies! Happy reading :)

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    1. Oh wow that's amazing Trish! Yeah it was super nerve racking for me too! ;)

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  8. Resistance looks really good. Congrats on getting an ARC request, and thanks for stopping by:)

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  9. Wow Dee! You got a ton of books this week! I love Kresley Cole! Shadow's Claim looks really good. Happy Reading!

    Here's my haul:
    Mikki and Ria are reviewing Pieces for You! The author is really sweet. I read Bitter Sweet Love and really enjoyed it! I love JLA :) Unwrapped looks like a sweet romance! Great Haul Chelsea!!

    Here's Mine:
    http://www.abookishescape.com/2013/12/stacking-shelves-8.html


    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  10. How exciting!! *happy dance* congrats :) that must be such an awesome feeling. I have been wanting to try approach publishers too but also felt that maybe I wasn't big enough yet. Maybe I'll give it a shot in the new year! I've heard some good things about Kresley Cole, hope you enjoy it! Great Haul this week Dee <3

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

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  11. That is awesome about getting a paperback ARC from Tor!!! I haven't had that yet except when I'm on tours. Although I haven't sent a request for some time and my numbers are much better now. Maybe in the new year.

    I really loved Persuasion! I hope you enjoy it! Goddess Girls are one of my go-to gifts for my nieces. Thanks for stopping by my STS!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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