Saturday, April 28, 2012

Stacking The Shelves


Welcome to the very first Stacking The Shelves post!

Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!

In the light of the recent drama around the blogosphere I decided to leave In My Mailbox behind in favor of this new feature, and you can find out a bit more about it in my vlog, as well as the books I got this week, and my (hopefully) last belly update!


Men of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong [Amazon | Book Depository]
Firelight by Kristen Callihan [Amazon | Book Depository]

For Review:

Infamous by Sherrilyn Kenyon [Amazon | Book Depository]


Cindy’s Love of Books
Books Under 5$


Jennifer’s Books:

Jenn StS - 2012 April 28


Blood Red Road by Moira Young [Amazon | Book Depository]


Deadly Descendant by Jenna Black [Amazon | Book Depository]
Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris [Amazon | Book Depository]
Hellbound by Berinn Rae [Amazon | Book Depository]
A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink [Amazon | Book Depository]


Stéphanie’s Books:

StS - 2012 April 28


Bitten by Kelley Armstrong [Amazon | Book Depository]
Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr [Amazon | Book Depository]
The First Days by Rhiannon Frater (ebook) [Amazon | Book Depository]

For review:

Bear Meets Girl by Shelly Laurenston [Amazon | Book Depository]
Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier (NetGalley) [Amazon | Book Depository]


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Tynga is a 30 years old mom from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and blogging about them. Make sure to say hi on twitter!
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  1. The_Book_Queen

    🙂 I cannot wait to read Firelight, it’s in my pile of books right now!

    Oh, let us hope that this is your last belly update (because really, who wants to drag on a pregnancy?!)! I agree, she must be far too comfy to leave. That might be a sign for her attitude in the coming years… You may have to physically kick her out of the house after highschool. LOL. 😀

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend–love this new meme!

    TBQ’s Book Palace

  2. Janicu

    I’m suddenly seeing FIRELIGHT everywhere. I want to read it now. Also: I like this feature and your approach to it.

  3. JJ @ JJ iReads

    Hi Tynga! It’s so nice to meet you (and your belly, ha!) and I just became a follower of your blog. I’m so glad you are starting this feature and I want to participate, but I have a question. Could I, for example, rename it a bit, change the banner, and say that it was inspired by you? The reason is that I’m an eBook reader type of person, so when I was doing IMM I called it “On MyiPad” since it was more appropriate to the way I actually receive my books.

  4. Barbara E.

    I think Stacking the Shelves is a great idea, I like the way you went about it and I’ll definitely be checking it out every week, just like I have with your vlogs for quite some time. Hope the baby is born by now, or at least very soon. Good luck!

  5. Just a Lil Lost

    Loving this new meme 🙂 I’m like you, I love sharing the books I get and was disappointed about the whole drama.. Definitely participating as well! Mine will go up tomorrow once my “birthday weekend” is over.. lol..

    I actually kinda like that there’s no Mr Linky… I feel it gets a little competitive sometimes, so it’s refreshing to discover links via comments! Lets you get to know the people a bit more 🙂

    New follower!

  6. Cathy (Lay Off The Books)

    I’m sorry, I’m confused. Because you dislike plagiarism you decided to plagiarize someone’s meme? You’re taking someone else’s meme, changing the name and passing it off as your own?

    • Anonymous

      Kristi did not create In My Mailbox. You can ask her yourself and she’ll tell you she was “inspired” by another bloggers meme a long time ago and decided to do it herself.

    • Anonymous

      Even if she adapted the idea I don’t feel the need to credit her for something that was not hers originally.

    • Sharonluvscats

      Sooooo… let me get this straight. It was wrong for Kristi to plagiarize a blog helping post that can be found in 6 million other places but it’s okay for you to plagiarize IMM because other people have mailbox type posts? So either you’re saying what Kristi did was okay, or that it’s only okay if you do it. This is so unbelievably hypocritical.I don’t know how anyone could justify it!

    • Tynga

      Just because Kristi has the most famously known mailbox meme out there it doesn’t mean she created the concept. There are all kind of mailbox/haul post and vlogs for a lot of different subject such has beauty products, fashion, jewelry. Since there is so much interest, I do plan to do an official launch post and mention Kristi and Alea though.

  7. Bekka

    I think this is a great idea, but I do think that TSS should be credited here, considering it’s her meme retitled. I did participate, though: StS

  8. Amber Hughes

    I loved “Men of the Otherworld”! It was great to read the back stories of the male characters (Clay, Jeremy, etc). I hope you love it too!

    That was very sweet of Cindy to send you the baby goodies! So cute!

  9. Jessica@a GREAT read

    Oh awesome!! I need to get the Sookie book this week as well. Even though I’ve been let down a tad with the last few books, I’m keeping some faith that the series will end well!

    My book haul or whatever to call it now will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower 🙂

  10. Aislynn

    I’ve seen the “Men of the Otherworld” pop up a couple of time around blog-land in the last few weeks. I’ll have to check it out!

    Hopefully all goes well with you and the baby 🙂 Can’t wait for updates once the little one arrives.

    Have a great weekend.

  11. Jackie

    Awwww that’s so nice Tynga 🙂 congratulations on your precious baby! Vlogging is such a great way of communicating and it’s nice to meet fellow book bloggers with an obvious love of books . That was amazing .

  12. Erika

    Hi Tynga. Love the name! I have been thinking carefully about what I want to do. I think it makes more sense for me to participate with you (supporting my fellow Canadian book bloggers!) but I wasn’t planning on doing one this week at all so maybe I’ll see next Saturday. I wish you luck with your baby and labour. 40 weeks. I hope you get to meet her soon 😀

    • Erika

      Hi again Tynga. Seems I don’t need another week of thinking about this afterall. I’ve decided not to participate in any IMM or similar meme anymore. Instead I’ll include my new books in a post that is similar to monthly recaps on other blogs but with a focus on all things book related going on in my (personal) life. If you are curious about what I’m babbling about you can drop by my blog the first weekend of May. I will continue to look forward to reading/watching all IMM and STS posts on my friends book blogs.

  13. Violet

    I love your new meme, and I’ll be following you here 🙂

    Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy. I was over with both of mine, my first came at 42 weeks and my second at 41 and a half weeks. I chose not to be induced (that’s a rough ride) and let they came when they wanted… it was bliss!! 4hours with my first, 30 minutes with my second, I nearly had him in my back garden lol!

  14. Sara M

    Thanks for coming up with the awesome alternative! And great books this week. I took advantage of a couple deal from the Book Depository as well, and they arrived as I was putting my post together.

    My STS Post

    Sara M

  15. Mary BookHounds Jacobs

    TY TY TY so much for doing this Tynga and the best of luck and wishes for the upcoming arrival. I am spreading the word about this one and I will link back to you. Of course, I am going to do a new picture of my adorable dog on the shelves, but it will have your name all over it!

  16. Chrystal

    Making the switch – not because of the drama (because I choose not to get involved with it), but switching as I love supporting my fellow Canadians! Thanks for bringing this new version of sharing our bookish love with everyone. AND I really hope that your little one is here soon (off to see if I’ve missed a post in which you mention she is here). 😉

    Happy Reading!

  17. Michael Antonio Araujo

    Hey Tynga! You don’t know how long I’ve waited for this post (saw the video on youtube; username is OCMiske btw) and now it’s up! I’m glad something is fresh and so many people are following it which is EPIC! Trendsetter? I think so. Hope you and the baby are doing well! =D -goes off to post my Stacking the Shelves post-

  18. kay - Infinite Shelf

    Hi Tynga! I have been participating in the Mailbox Monday meme for a while, but I am glad to see one more alternative to IMM. I might switch over in the coming weeks though, I always like to support other Canadian bloggers, and I would probably prefer sharing my books on the weekend! 🙂

  19. Melliane

    Oh a really great idea, I participate as well, thanks!

    Firelight was awesome, I hope you’ll like it as well! And I can’t wait for the Charlaine Harris. Enjoy your new books!

    here is mine

  20. Elodie

    Great haul girls 🙂
    @Tynga I so have to pick up the Dark Hunter series and the YA companion series as well because these books sound amazing !! The baby is almost here that’s awesome !!
    @Jennifer I can’t wait to read Blood Red Road and A Temptation of Angels so I look forward to know what you think of these two books !
    @Stephanie Looking forward to know what you think of Darkest Mercy : I’m not really fond of the Wicked Lovely series but Im very curious in knowing how you’ll like the last book in the series.
    Happy reading 🙂

  21. Busy Bookblogger

    Planning to participate! I call my posts In My Book Bag because I am a teacher and my blog is focused on Classroom Use of YA fiction but I had been linking to TSS’ IMM. However, not really comfortable linking to that blog anymore so I’m looking forward to Stacking the Shelves!

    Melanie @ Reviews of YA Lit
    In My BookBag

  22. Megan

    Hi Tynga! Thank you so much for an alternative to IMM! I’m definitely going to participate! Good luck with your doctor’s appointment!

    Here’s my post ~ My Week in Books!

    Happy reading!

    Megan @ The Girly Bookworm (new follower!)

  23. Darlene

    Thank you, Tynga, for starting this meme! And also thanks for pointing out all the books under $5 at TBD! Yippee! I will have to go shopping 🙂

    I hope you enjoy all your new books and that you have the time to read before baby comes! Your belly bump is too cute, and I wish I had been watching your vlogs all along to see the progress. I hope by the time that you read this that you’ll be holding your little one.

    Here’s the link to my STS:

    I would be in favour of having a Mister Linky so that it makes it easier to check out the posts from other bloggers.

  24. manda-rae

    Men of the Underworld, woot! Bitten, woot! I loved Blood Red Road. And I’m so looking forward to Deadlocked. Great job with Stacking the Shelves; I may be using it next week. Happy reading! And good luck with baby!

    My IMM

  25. Majanka

    Thank you for offering this new alternative to In My Mailbox. I still haven’t figured out what exactly I’m going to do, but I did decide to participate in this one! 🙂 Oh, and please leave a Mr. Linky next time! This is such a cool initiative but it’s a lot easier to visit other people’s posts with a Mr. Linky!

    Men of The Underworld looks like a great book. I love Kelley Armstrong, so may have to check that one out!

    My Stacking The Shelves Post.

  26. Kathy Martin

    You got some great books. I love Kelley Armstrong. My copy of Deadlocked has been pre-ordered and should arrive this week too. I like your new meme and plan to participate. I do two posts each week. I showcase my new YA and Middle Grade books at Ms. Martin Teaches Media. I spotlight new adult books at Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  27. Lisa (Lost in Literature)

    I love your idea of hosting this weekly meme! I will definitely be taking part in this next week. 🙂

    I agree – I would love to see a Mr. Linky so we can easily visit others participating as well.

    Congrats on your pregnancy, and I hope your labor goes smoothly and quickly. Enjoy your new little joy to pieces!!

    I guess I’ve been non-existent this week on the blogosphere because I was completely unaware of the “drama” that occurred… so I did post a IMM post this morning. I hope you will check it out, and I will be back here next weekend to post my very first Stacking the Shelves post! 🙂

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    In My Mailbox

  28. Laura BurgandyIce

    Great haul!! I mentioned your feature in my post this week, ’cause I think it’s pretty cool what everyone’s doing, even if I’m not full-on boycotting (as defined by PJ!) I do hope this is your last belly update, too!! Nothing like those last few day!!!

    -Burgandy Ice

  29. Chapter by Chapter

    Great books! The last few days are the worst lol Excitement and nervousness all the same time (well…for me anyways :)) There’s a few books that I’d love to get from your list! Blood Red Road, Bitten, Deadlocked (lurve lurve Charlaine Harris). New follower! Check out mine HERE
    Chapter by Chapter

  30. Jac

    Deadlocked!!! With all my excitement for Insurgent? I completely spaced Deadlocked! *big head slap*
    Blood Red Road is another that I just need to read, I feel so far behind the times lately.

    Stop by and see my Book Haul!

  31. Leah

    This sounds awesome!

    I’ve been looking to join a mailbox meme for a while, but The Story Siren’s IMM meme has the stipulation that one must review YA books from time to time. I don’t read YA books, but would still love to participate. Does your meme have that stipulation as well? If not, I’d love to join!

    Thanks! 🙂

    Leah from Leah’s Literature and Coffee

  32. Emily

    I will definitely be joining in this next week! Thanks for giving us an alternate to IMM. 🙂

    Blood Red Road was so good! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

    Ed and Em’s Reviews

  33. Escapism Fanatic

    Great new feature. I will be participating next week.
    Just one suggestion if you don’t mind, a links widget where we can post our STS links would be very useful.

  34. Jen H

    Personally, I’m torn about what I want to do with to display my weekly haul. I LOVED the IMM theme, CREATED by Kristi but yes INSPIRED by another blogger. I’m considering joining Stacking the Shelves, it sounds awesome but I’m still trying to sort out what I want to do. I do think this meme should credit Kristi and IMM as inspiring this meme since it was created to replace it and serves the EXACT same purpose. I hope it’s just an oversight for this week.

    Congrats on your pregnancy and enjoy your haul!

    ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

  35. Marmaladelibby (aka Ange)

    Fun haul of books and I loved the belly update! 🙂 This is my first visit to the blog and I’m a new follower! I haven’t heard of any of those but see that Jennifer got the newest Sookie book! I <3 Sookie and really want the whole set of books! Love them. Here’s Our Week in Books @Libby Blog! Happy reading!

  36. Ninja Girl

    Hey there,
    Don’t know why I wasn’t following you before, but I am now 😀
    IMM always kinda scared me a bit–a bit too big for me, though I’m sure this meme’s going to blow up in no time–probably already has lol. Some weeks I get the best book haul, so I decided to participate. Hope you have an easy, as painless as possible delivery.
    Ninja Girl

  37. Molly

    Unfortunately, I didn’t know about this posting until just now so was still posting at The Story Siren, but am so glad you started it! So, for the final participation post at The Story Siren here’s my IMM post and looking forward to participating in this post next weekend! 🙂 Hope you enjoy your books and can stop by My Mailbox Post!

  38. Giselle

    Ooh the new Charlaine Harris is out! I must order this ASAP! I also really loved Blood Red Road! Great haul ladies!!

  39. ahandfulofconfetti

    I’m a new follower, and will definitely be using Stacking the Shelves as my weekly meme. Thanks for creating it! I did my final week of IMM, which you can find here, but starting next week will be switching to StS.

  40. Katie @ BlookGirl

    Great meme, Tynga & Stephanie 🙂 I decided to do my own thing, but will definitely be checking in every week on my favorite people, you two included!

    I just bought A Temptation of Angels a week or two ago, and cannot wait to read it. Michelle Zink is absolutely amazing and gives the best hugs 🙂 I _love_ that you bought Deadlocked. I need to buy it SOON!

    If you’d like to stop by my own spin-off of IMM/STS, here’s the link:

    Happy reading, ladies! <3

  41. Tynga

    Thank you all so much for such an enthousiastic response! Lily-Ann did make her entry in my life so unfortunately I won’t be able to visit each posts personnaly this week, but Jenn & Stéphanie are visiting your posts ^^
    I am happily surprised by the response and I promise I will set a mister Linky for next week, as well as an official launch post =)
    Thank you all for the great wishes!

  42. @HarleyBearBooks

    I almost bought Blood Red Road and Deadlocked yesterday lol. I was in the mood for some romance so I got Catching Jordan instead and Deadlocked was hardcover so it was like $20. Anyways great haul. Hope you enjoy your books! My Sunday Post

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