Stacking The Shelves and Weekly Wrap #028

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online bookshops, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course eBooks. Hosted by Tyngas Reviews.

News


●  This week, the Aussie YA Bloggers group produced it's first newsletter. You've still got time to subscribe to our monthly newsletter here, but for those of you who missed our July edition, check it out here.
●  Harper Collins Australia set our Twitter feeds alight when they announced that they would be publishing Isla and the Happily Ever After. A huge scoop for the brilliant publisher.


●  I've been laughing all week at a new phrase I picked up from the brilliant Belle who shared this, leading to this. Lady boner indeed.
●  And I loved Buzzfeed's Book Benches.

'Round the Blogs


●  Both this superhero and these spuds are showing us around the new Tin Tin store in Manilla.
●  The Deadly Darlings are looking for a coblogger. A great way to experience blogging.
●  Francine at The Not So Literary Heiresses blogs about improving book to movie adaptations.
●  Larissa at YA Midnight Reads tells us all about herself, survey style.
●  Ely shares her friendship with Chami over at A Book so Fathomless. Super cute.
●  The Notebook Sisters invite you to come and play with them. Grab your party hats.
●  Laura at Laura Plus Books has reached a thousand Bloglovin' followers. Hooray!
●  and if there is only one blog post you read this week, make it this one. Gina at Behind The Pages has asked three bloggers and a publisher, for their response to the Slate article in which adults who read young adult should feel ashamed. Add a comment and have your say. 


Publisher Paperbacks

 


  The Astrologer's Daughter by Rebecca Lim. Her mother is an astrologer and Avicenna has inherited her gift. When her mother goes missing, the police are of little help and finds an ally in the brooding Simon Thorn. This one sounds unique and utterly fantastic. A young adult mystery thriller with a dose of romance, I can't wait to get stuck into this one. Thank you to Text Publishing.
●  The Special by David Stavanger. A compilation of witty and thought provoking poems, I was thrilled when this one arrived by surprise this week. I love poetry and books told in verse and this one looks quirky and dramatic. Thank you to the University of Queensland Press.
●  Heat and Light by Ellen Van Neervan. Told in three parts, this award winning novel looks brilliant. It's not my typical read, but that's what I love about receiving unsolicited novels, they force you out of your comfort zone and to discover new worlds. Thanks again to the University of Queensland Press.

Purchased Paperbacks & Hardcovers



●  Once again, I couldn't resist a bargain and lately, I'm all about the classics. I've added another two Penguin Threads to my library, Wind in The Willows which is a classic and much loved children's tale, and Black Beauty. I love these collectors editions.
●  Penguin really do seem to have the prettiest range of special editions, and their clothbound hardcover series are stunning. Designed by Coralie Bickford Smith, I purchased A Christmas Carol and other Christmas Writings, Persuasion and Hard Times to add to my collection.
●  You would have thought Penguin Australia were sponsoring this weeks post, but I also picked up the film editions of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.

What are you stacking your shelves with this week?

38 comments

  1. I love that cover for the Wind in the Willows :D
    It's been a busy week. The YA Aussie Bloggers newsletter was great ) Thanks for being a part of the team who organized that.

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    1. Isn't it just. Oh, the cover love!
      Thanks Kate. I love being able to have all our blogging information and big publisher releases in the one spot, and delivered to your inbox means we all save time not having to go searching ourselves. Not to bad for a first edition, August will be even better.

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  2. Waitwait, film edition of Jane Eyre? *zips off to investigate*

    Uh, but before I go, heh, enjoy all of these!

    My StS.

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    1. I know right? I can't wait to get stuck into it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I really want to get some of Austen's novels in those pretty hardcover editions. They look too good to not get. I also received The Astrologers Daughter--never heard but I have heard of the author's other books which weren't so well received so I'm a bit wary. I hope you enjoy it though!

    Have a brilliant week, Kels! <33

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    1. Booktopia have quite a few of them on sale for around $15.00 at the moment, and they're absolutely stunning! Definitely worth the splurge every so often. I hadn't heard of the author before receiving a copy this week either. I'm hoping that going into it blind, I might really enjoy it. I'd love to see what you think of it.

      I will, you too little poppet.

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  4. What a gorgeous cover of The Wind In The Willows. I hope that you enjoy your new additions! :-)

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    1. Thanks Chrissi, it's just beautiful isn't it.

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  5. The Wind in the Willows has such a gorgeous cover! Enjoy your books this week! :)

    Nick - My Haul

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    1. Thanks Nick and thanks for stopping by.

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  6. YES to all the pretty classics <3 A Christmas Carol is one of my favourites of all time! So is Wuthering Height. I have that gorgeous edition of Persuasion too and I need to get stuck into it.
    Happy reading (:

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    1. I've never actually read it, but been buying a lot of the classics lately so I can start reading one per month. The covers are just too lovely to pass up. Thanks for stopping by Jaz.

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  7. Oh wow Kelly! You've got a lot of classics this week! I'm really horrible at reading classics, so hopefully your reviews will motivate me to read them more often, eh? ;) Enjoy! :D

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

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    1. Thanks Zoe. Me too actually, but I'm.planning on reading at least one per month just to broaden my reading habits. Not sure which one I'll start with though.

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  8. The clothbound classics are so beautiful! They are a bit expensive here though.. I like your 'Round the blogs part, it introduced me to some great blogs. Happy reading!

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    1. Hi Jirrine, they're pretty pricey here too sadly, one of pur online bookstores was having a sale though so I snapped up a few at once. I'm hoping to grab one per week until I have the entire collection.having a lovely week and thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Great haul, love that cover on Wind in the Willows :D

    My new pretties :)

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    1. It's beautiful and really textured, I'm hoping to collect the few left in the series I don't have yet. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. So, wait, can you actually FEEL those penguin books? Because I want a feely book. I think it sucks that only toddlers get touch-and-feel books, because honestly, they're the most fun.

    I have the Astrologer's Daughter too! I'm kind of excited....don't usually read that kind of book but HEY. IT'S PURTY.

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    1. You totally can. They have a thread link raised texture, you could just strike the pretty covers all day. The Pages are even ratty to give it the whole touchy feely experience.

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  11. The cover of Wind and the Willows is gorgeous! Love that!

    My StS!

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    1. Me too Kim, thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Oh, wow, these are some seriously gorgeous editions! Congratulations on getting them :)
    I really like that you add a weekly wrap to your stacking the shelves post!
    Here's my Stack for this week: http://ofdragonsandhearts.com/2014/07/stacking-shelves-8-weekly-recap/

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  13. The Aussie YA bloggers newsletter was fantastic! So great to hear all the news and upcoming books. I was also really happy to find out that HarperCollins is publishing Isla - good on them! I still have no idea how that side of things works, but hey, between them and Penguin we have them all. Happy reading! :D

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    1. Great news, but I wonder, does this mean the covers won't match?

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  14. Yay, glad to hear everyone is excited about Island, there was some speculation happening during PTA Live when penguin were unsure who was publishing it. Those penguin classic are beautiful Kelly! Have you started your Instagram account yet?

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    1. Sadly no, it's only available on iPhone or Android, and I have a crap assed Windows phone. I'll never buy one ever again. Not even if the paid me.

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  15. Great cover for The Wind in the Willows. I read it at school but I can't remember anything about it now. Happy reading!

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    1. Me either, I'm definitely doing a reread again soon. Thanks for stopping by and I'm so sorry again to hear about your dear mum.

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  16. Whoo shout out :D haha it's a great post because of your input! Ohhh, the covers for The Astrologer's Daughter and Heat and Light are so pretty! I hope you enjoy your haul this week. The classics look brilliant!

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    1. There's so much cover love this week, I really don't know what to read next. Really looking forward to our next buddy read, hopefully Lies is better than what Hunger was.

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  17. Great haul this week. I absolutely love those special edition covers, they're gorgeous. The Astrologer's Daughter sounds really fascinating, haven't seen that one before but now I am really tempted by it. I hope you enjoy all of your reads this week :) Here's my STS.

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    1. They're beautiful aren't they, definitely worth the splurge.

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  18. I am drooling at seeing all those pretty editions of books in your book haul. NO JOKE. Book deals are the best :P

    Also I am really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on The Astrologer's Daughter. It sounds right up my alley and hopefully you'll enjoy it! :D

    HAPPY READING, KELLY WELLY and have a FABULOUS week (just like yourself)

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

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    1. Aww, thanks Rashika, you too and thanks for stopping by.

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  19. Ooooh that cover of Jane Eyre looks amazing! I really need to start reading more classics but I can never find the motivation too. :'( I really hope you enjoy all your new books though! And thank you for the mention. I really appreciate it. :D

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  20. I love those book benches. Paddington bear is my favorite. It looks like you can sit next to him. XD and thanks for liking up, Kelly. Also, those new books are gorgeous. I want to buy those hardcovers someday. :P

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