Friday, April 25, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (6) + To All The Boys I've Loved Before Launch Party


I'm back again, this time on a Friday, for a new Stacking the Shelves post! This is a blog meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. I'm back with another edition three weeks later, which would explain the massive amount of books shown in this video! I wanted to get back on schedule, so here I am. Here's this week's video!


Bought
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
The Edge of Falling by Rebecca Serle (my review)
Great by Sara Benincasa (my review)
Sekret by Lindsay Smith (my review)
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith (my review)
The Battle of Darcy Lane by Tara Altebrando (recommended by Estelle!)
Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick (recommended by Estelle!)
Pointe by Brandy Colbert (recommended by Estelle & Dahlia!)
What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick  
Throne of Glass (UK edition) by Sarah J. Maas (my review)
Crown of Midnight (UK edition) by Sarah J. Maas (my review)

Gifted/Won
So Close To You by Rachel Carter (Thanks Epic Reads!)
This Strange and Familiar Place by Rachel Carter (Thanks Epic Reads!)
Deception's Princess by Esther Friesner (Thanks Brittany!)

For Review
Learning Not to Drown by Anna Shinoda (Thanks Katy & Simon & Schuster!)
Call Me By My Name by John Ed Bradley (Thanks Simon & Schuster!)
Daughter of the Gods by Stephanie Thornton (Thanks Penguin!)
Firebug by Lish McBride (Thanks Ksenia & Macmillan!)
Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell (Thanks Running Press!)
How I Got Skinny, Famous and Fell Madly in Love by Ken Baker (Thanks Running Press!)
Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre (Thanks Macmillan!)

Not in Video
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord (HOLY CRAP. I can't believe it's not in the video.) (my review)
We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt (e-galley for review, thanks!)
Torn Away by Jennifer Brown (e-galley for review, thanks!)
Words and Their Meanings by Kate Bassett (e-galley for review, thanks!)
Empire Girls by Suzanne Hayes (e-galley for review, thanks!)
Unmasking Juliet by Teri Wilson (e-galley for review, thanks!)
The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill by Megan Frazer Blakemore (e-galley for review, thanks!)

Bloggers Mentioned
Estelle of Rather Be Reading
Brittany of The Book Addict's Guide

YOUR TURN - What books did you pick up this week? Have you read any of the ones I mentioned or are you interested in reading them?

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I just wanted to share a little bit about Jenny Han's New York City launch party for her newest novel, To All the Boys I've Loved Before. It was held at the amazing children's books indie, Books of Wonder - a must visit if you're in New York! I went to the event with Estelle & Rachel, and we all got there just in time for the party to start.

Jenny spoke a little about her book, then answered a couple of questions. As a special treat, Jenny shared excerpts from her own love letters back in the day (and they were really fun!).

the amazing dessert table
The signing began shortly after, and while waiting in line, guests were treated to drinks and desserts! It was such an awesome spread, and quite the turnout too.

a (blurred) photo of Jenny Han and her dress!
Seeing Jenny again was certainly a delight. She was wearing the cutest heart print dress (I seriously love it), and she was as nice and friendly as she has been the past few times I'd met her!

8 comments:

  1. HA. I love the "HOLY CRAP. I can't believe it's not in the video." portion of this! Too funny.

    You've gotten some great books. Pointe was really well done.

    And you are adorable in this video! :-)

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    1. I seriously yelled HOLY CRAP when I realized what was missing from the video! So sad about it, because it's such a pretty book in person too. And thank you <3

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  2. eeep I LOOOOVE JENNY HAN SO MUCH! the launch party looked super cute!! that table!

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    1. It was a super cute event! I loved the dessert table, as it totally appealed to my sweet tooth and I ended up sneaking more than one cookie ;)

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  3. Alexa, this is probably the most epic amazing haul ever :) What an amazing pile of books, and I love that you collect different sets of Throne of Glass !!! Sadly, I haven't read it yet... but I shall soon hopefully!!! And the book event looked awesome... it has a dessert table, enough said :P

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    1. LAUREN. Please, oh please, oh please, read the Throne of Glass series. It's one of my favorites (clearly, if you couldn't tell)! Also, yes, that dessert table was the bee's knees.

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  4. Dangggg girl! You've got some awesome books :)

    1. I laughed when you had the Estelle section because I'd just texted her after spending some time on RBR that she'd added too many books to my TBR.
    2. YAY Sarah J. Maas! Glad you pushed those books so hard because you're a huge reason why I picked them up in the first place.
    3. OPEN ROAD SUMMER + <3
    4. That Jenny Han event looks amazing!

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    1. I'm telling you - Estelle is a total enabler. But I love her for it, because she has never ever steered me wrong. I've already read most of what I've bought, and just have Pointe left, which I'm looking forward to reading soon.

      Also, yeeeeees. I'm always pleased as punch when my friends enjoy the Throne of Glass series. It's just so dang good, and keeps on getting better. Wait until you read Heir of Fire and get punched in the feels.

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