Friday, May 4, 2012

Stacking The Shelves –The Official Launch

As of May 21st, 2017, Stacking the shelves is now co-hosted with Marlene of Reading Reality and now has a new graphic!

Last week was the first Stacking The Shelves week and I was extremely surprised and flattered by its success! In fact, the response was so great that I decided to officially turn it into a meme, guidelines, Mr.Linky and all the Jazz! Don’t worry, I’m keeping it simple, after all it’s all about having fun 🙂

Weekly Haul memes are a big trend in the blogging world, may it be fashion, make-up, movie blog etc and the most famously known version in the book blogging world is The Story Siren’s In My Mailbox, who was initially inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. In My Mailbox didn’t fit my needs anymore, so I decided to start my own meme, thus Stacking The Shelves was born!

What is Stacking The Shelves all about?

We are all book lovers and the need to share our enthusiasm is sometimes overwhelming. 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 store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

If you’re anything like me, you are probably hoarding books and even though you are excited about your latest book arrival, it might be a while before you get to review it and Stacking The Shelves is a good way to express your undying enthusiasm for those titles!

How to participate?

It’s super easy!

  • Create your own Stacking The Shelves post. You can use my official graphic or your own, but please link back to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!
  • You can set your post any way you want, simple book list, covers, pictures, vlog, sky is the limit!
  • I am posting Stacking The Shelves on Saturdays, but feel free to post yours any day that fits you.
  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on Saturday and add your link so others can visit you!
  • Visit other participants link to find out what they added to their shelves!

Tynga’s Reviews is all about Paranormal/Dystopian books, for both Adult and Young Adult, but feel free to include any genre you enjoy in your posts. No discrimination here!

If you have any questions please ask away, I’ll add a F.A.Q later on =)

Make sure you visit Tynga’s Reviews tomorrow for this week’s Stacking The Shelves post!



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123 People left their mark on “Stacking The Shelves –The Official Launch”

  1. The_Book_Queen

    I’m glad that you’re starting this great meme–I was never one to do the IMM posts, and while I don’t post my book hauls often (ha, I rarely get enough in a week to do so anyway), it’s nice to finally have a post that will work for me. 🙂 I’ve done my own little posts in the past (nothing official, none that I would have others participate in), but they were always hit and miss–there one month, gone the next. Lol.

    Hopefully with Stacking the Shelves, I’ll keep to a more consistent schedule. 🙂


    • Tynga

      Awesome! You don’t have to do it every week either. Just whenever you have enough books =)

  2. J.R.

    Thank you for creating this wonderful alternative to IMM! I’m looking forward to participating again tomorrow 🙂

  3. Book Flame

    I’ve been like a lost little puppy for this past week trying to find something to replace IMM and I’ve finally found it, this works perfectly and I love how eye catching the picture is for the meme.

  4. Chrystal

    Love this! So excited to support Canadian Bloggers, so I am totally in for this. 🙂 Thanks Tynga for doing this! 🙂

  5. JenniferJ

    Thank you Tynga for starting this! So many folks were lost after……you provided a wonderful alternative! It’s fun to show off our mail and I was amazed at how many visits I got on my blog last week from this! I even found a few blogs I knew nothing about with the same reading interests as me and not just YA. I mean OMG I love YA with a passion but I enjoy lots of other genre as well. Your meme seems to offer a wider variety! Thanks again!

  6. Ashley Rose

    I’m a new book blogger (but I’ve been following several book blogs for a while now.) I was just about ready to start doing IMM when everything came to light. Super excited to see a great alternative! I should be making my fist Stacking the Shelves this weekend!

    Feel free to check out my new blog!

    Ashley Rose@Books in Bloom

  7. Viari Rose

    Awesome, no restrictions on genre, I love that. I’ll bee joining on Sunday, I won’t be doing a vidlog, maybe an audiolog though.

  8. Zendastark

    Hi Tynga,

    I’m a french blogger and my reviews are written in french on my blog but I read some books in english. Do you think I can participate to your new rendez-vous “Stacking the shelves”?

  9. Ruth Cox

    I was delighted to run across this blog link and my blog, Ruthi Reads!,will be participting in your Stacking the Shelves blog hop for sure! See you soon to hook up. Thanks!

  10. Lindsay

    Hello, I am following you. I am thinking of starting this Meme but I will wait a bit and see how many I get though the mail and I buy.

  11. Lex

    Sounds like a great idea! Liz showed me this and I’m more than happy to support a fellow Canadian Book Blogger. 🙂 Converting my old posts over as I type this… Is that bad blogger etiquette?

  12. Lex

    I thought about it and decided that it is. But I will definitely starting next week! Or whenever I manage to buy books next… Considering I’m on a book buying ban that may not be for a while… But, those never seem to last long anyways. 😀

  13. lexiechan

    I love this meme! Cause I always add books to my to-read so much. Thank you for this meme and I’ll be joining this one too. 🙂

  14. Terri Rochenski

    Climbing aboard a bit late, but count me in!

    Like you, I’ve seen a similiar meme, but it didn’t quite fit for me. While I review just about anything as long as it’s a good read, StS is just right. Found you through .Xpresso Reads, btw.

    Thanks for starting this up & looking forward to next week!

  15. Sarah

    Hi I’m a new blogger but I’m excited to get started! It sounds great! I’m just curious, how do you link yourself? 🙂

  16. Amanda Hendricks

    Great meme! Been looking for some to start on my blog and this is just the right one! Hopefully start tomorrow!!!

    Thanks for this meme and great idea!

  17. pixxi2011


    Random question but instead of weekly can I alter mine to be fortnightly because that is probably when I spend money on books?

  18. Laurie Carlson

    Hi Tynga!
    Thanks for coming up with a GREAT name for this! I’m a little late in coming to this, but I FOUND IT!!! YEAH!!! I’ve been trolling around looking for one of these to join in on, and I think this IS IT!
    Where will the LINK be to sign up each week I don’t see it here on this page, or is it your TOP post every Saturday?
    Just curious so I know where to come!
    THANK YOU!!! 🙂
    laurieisreading at gmail dot com

    • Tynga

      Hi Laurie! Glad you are joining us! This is just the intro post. The Linky will be up on each of our posts on Saturdays 🙂 They changed the tool we used recently and we still have a few issues with it, so please be patient 🙂

  19. Irene van Benthem

    Hi, Irene here from Ice Queen’s bookshelf, Ive been eying this meme for a while now and now Im going to do my first Stacking The Shelves ! Yeay I think its a great way to show what you’ve gotten! I always enjoy them at other ppls blogs!

    Thank you for the wonderful feature!

    Irene @ Ice Queen’s Bookshelf

  20. Kelly

    I love visiting the STS feature on other blogs, and finally decided to take the plunge and join in this upcoming week. Great idea, it’s helped me see what’s out and what’s being released shortly too.
    Kelly recently posted…Allegiant By Veronica Roth

  21. Ollie

    Can’t wait to start participating next week. It’s a great meme so we can keep track of what we want to read. Sometimes, I tend to buy so much and got lost on which book I want to read. So, thank you for creating this meme.
    Ollie recently posted…Book List Challenge

  22. Leona

    [* WordPress Simple Firewall plugin marked this comment as “pending” because: Human SPAM filter found “great blog” in “comment_content”. *]
    Great feature, I discovered so many great blogs and books from your list! Thanks for coming up with such an awesome idea!
    Leona recently posted…The Ugly Truth About Book Sales

  23. Dotty

    Yes it is a rough one this year. It#7821&;s been years since it made an appearance in our home and this year it has come around twice. Thanks to Protandim though it only stays a couple of days and then leaves:)

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