Stacking the Shelves (13): MacMillan Loves Me, Space Exploration & More

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The UPS man has become my friend the last two weeks and has brought me lots and lots of new shinies to sit on my shelves and mock me because I don't have the time to read all of them in any reasonable amount of time. These are the books I've collected since the last STS edition a few weeks back.

My friends at Macmillan have been incredibly generous lately and are mostly responsible for the presents on my doorstep. I'm very, very excited to read these upcoming winter 2014 releases.

Nil by Lynne Matson

Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci

Unforgotten by Jessica Brody

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Plus One by Elizabeth Fama

The Riverman by Aaron Starmer

Sekret by Lindsay Smith

Avalon by Mindee Arnett

Desert Tales by Marissa Marr

The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney

The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard

Cracked by Eliza Crewe

The Rule of Three by Eric Walters

Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield

Starhawk by Jack McDevitt

Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano

Thank you to Macmillan and their various subsidiaries, HarperTeen, Strange Chemistry/Angry Robot, Mindee Arnett, Atria and Ace. Also, thanks to the local library for getting Perfect Ruin so quickly.

Stacking the Shelves (11): Comic Con Edition Part 2 - Penguin, Macmillan, & Simon & Schuster

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Last week I shared the books I carried away from San Diego Comic Con provided by the generous people at Random House and Little, Brown. This week here are the books from the other awesome publishers I got to visit with during my time at the Con.

First up are the lovely people of Penguin:

Champion chapter sampler by Marie Lu

New Adult Reads, DAW Books, and Sci Fi and Fantasty reads from Ace and Roc samplers

Poptropica: Island Creator Kit by Mitch Krpata (a drawing book that will make its way to my nephew eventually)

Virals by Kathy Reichs (signed)

Department Nineteen by Will Hill

Earthbound by Aprilynne Brooks (signed)

Shadow by Robin McKinley

Not Pictured: Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead

 

And from my great friend Ed at Simon & Schuster:

The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King

Big Egos by SG Browne

The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

The Troop by Nick Cutter

The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper

Day by Day Armageddon: Shattered Hourglass by JL Bourne

 

Last year I had a hard time finding the Disney/Hyperion booth, but this year I stumbled upon it several times. They were giving out an interesting selection of children and YA titles:

Star Darlings: Sage's Story by Ahmet Zappa & Shana Maldoon Zappa

Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman & Eric Elfman

Beta by Rachel Cohn

False Sight by Dan Krokos

 

And finally the books that I picked up here and there around the convention floor:

Smart Pop Preview 2013 sampler

Cress by Marissa Meyer (thank you soooo much to Macmillan for providing me with my prize for the year!)

Twinmaker by Sean Williams (thanks to Harper Teen)

Barbarians: A Handbook for Aspiring Savages by Byron Clavicle & Grute Skullbasher (thanks to Insight Editions)

To the Heart of the Storm by Will Eisner (thanks to the Con itself and the Eisner Awards for handing out all sorts of Eisner goodies)

 

Macmillan also provided me with an opportunity to say hello to Marissa Meyer again and tell her she is awesome. In return she signed my ARC of Cress:

And that was the bookish part of my Con swag. What sort of awesome books have found their way into your home this week?

Stacking the Shelves (8): The Haven't-Done-This-In-Awhile Edition

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I have absolutely no idea why I am so horrible at doing Stacking the Shelves on a more regular basis. The last time I did one of these? January. Do you know how many books I have gotten since January?

With Comic Con a few weeks away, I thought it might be a good idea to get in the habit of sharing all the incoming books that have found their way onto the piles in my homes. Here are just some of the books I've received in the last month.

First of all my friends at Angry Robot were moving their US offices, so they sent me presents a box of goodies that made it feel like Christmas.

Morlock Night by KW Jeter

Crown of the Blood, Crown of the Conqueror, and Crown of the Usurper by Gav Thorpe

Camera Obscura by Lavie Tidhar

Three by Jay Posey (for review, interview & giveaway)

Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher

vN by Madeline Ashby (for review & interview)

Not pictured: iD by Madeline Ashby (e-ARC for review & interview)

 

Then I made the mistake of going on Amazon and finding that instead of doing 4 for 3 paperback sales now, they just randomly put books up for a steep discount. I may have gone... a bit wild.

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd edited by Holly Black & Cecil Castellucci

The Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson

All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin

Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill

Grave Mercy by RL LaFevers

 

Then another book came out that I had to buy on release date and I need to put into something else for free shipping so, these arrived on my doorstep last week:

Die For Me by Amy Plum

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

 

And finally some editors have been absolutely lovely, sending me things for review, and I won a contest or two.

Masque of the Red Death and Dance of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin (Thank you to Jen at YA Romantics)

The Fury by Alexander Gordon Smith (Thank you to Macmillian)

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (Thank you Houghton Mifflin)

The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson (Thank you HarperTeen/Greenwillow)

I Never Promoised You a Goodie Bag by Jennifer Gilbert (Thank you to HarperCollins)

The Wife, The Maid and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon (Thank you to Doubleday)

Parallel by Lauren Miller (Thank you again HarperTeen)

 

And finally the book that, upon arriving at my door on Wednesday night, caused me to squeal like a 14-year-old and seriously consider calling in sick to work the next day. Thank you to HarperTeen and Rockstar Book Tours for having me on the tour for this upcoming release that I am SO. EXCITED. ABOUT!

Now let's see if I can be a little more consistant with this Stacking the Shelves thing because books are quickly stacking up on my shelves. What book are you most excited about receiving recently?

Stacking the Shelves (7): Mountains of Books Towering to Dangerous Levels

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It has been months since I last did a Stacking the Shleves post and if I put all the books that have crossed the threshold into my house and my Kindle since then, this would be the longest post that has ever appeared on Working for the Mandroid so far. Instead, here are the books that have shown up in the last few weeks.

For Review:

Level 2 - Lenore Appelhans

Dualed - Elsie Chapman (see my review tomorrow)

Revolution 19 - Gregg Rosenblum

Untimed - Andy Gavin

The Aylesford Skull - James P Blaylock

Thanks so much to the Debut Author Blog Tour, Around the World ARC tour, Harper Teen, Andy Gavin and Titan Books.

You can find my review of Revolution 19 here and look for my review of Dualed tomorrow and Level 2 on Thursday.

 

Won:

Thanks to Amanda at Short and Sweet Reviews, I got a giant bag of books earlier this week that surprised me even though she'd emailed me about it! Since I don't read a lot of YA contemporary, some of these will find their way into my giveaway box, but I'm really excited about Why We Broke Up.

Purity - Jackson Pearce

From Willa, With Love - Coleen Murtagh Paratore

Wherever You Go - Heather Davis

Hummingbird Heart - Robin Stevenson

Why We Broke Up - Daniel Handler & Maira Kalman

 

Purchased:

I went a little mad with an Amazon order at the first of the year and last week I had a lovely box show up at my doorstep that made me giddy.

Dearly, Departed - Lia Habel

A Million Suns - Beth Revis

Masque of the Red Death - Bethany Griffin

Glow - Amy Kathleen Ryan

Cinder - Marissa Meyer

Goliath - Scott Westerfeld

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook - Deb Perelman (my favorite food blog ever)

 

And that's why my kitchen counter, coffee table and bedside table are overflowing with stacks of books right now. Next week will be the e-books that have appeared on my Kindle so far this year.

What books have you gotten so far in 2013? Are there other people in your house who glare at you every time a new box shows up in the mailbox? Are the towers of books towering so high that they border on dangerous?

Yeah, me too.

Stacking the Shelves (5): Zombies, Magic and Memories

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I've been booked to the gills (mixed metaphors much?) with family things and sick besides, so I haven't had much reading time the last few weeks. This makes me incredibly sad and not just because I don't have a book to review for you today. I haven't been able to spend long spans of time with Zombie Bram, who deserves my undivided attention...

Anyway, instead of a review, here are the books that have wandered their way into my house over the last few weeks.

For Review

 

Unremembered by Jessica Brody

Thanks to Macmillian for sending me a copy!

 

Won

Elemental by Antony John

Thanks to Destination Elsewhere for holding the contest on Facebook!

 

For Contests

Shadows by Ilsa J Bick

Thanks to EgmontUSA for providing a hard back of Shadows for a giveaway. Look for it in the next few weeks.

 

Stacking the Shelves (4): Genetic Altering, Superheroes and More Dystopias

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These are the books that have wandered their way into my house over the last few weeks.

 

For Review

       

Something Red by Douglas Nicholas

Clean by Alex Hughes

The Law of Superheroes by James Daily & Ryan Davidson

Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Altered by Jennifer Rush

Thanks to Atria, Greenwillow/Harper Collins, Roc/Penguin, Gotham Books, and the Around the World ARC Tour

Stacking the Shelves (3): Aliens, Sherlock Holmes, Steampunk and More

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Now that I've done my two part Comic Con list, it's finally time to catch up on all the books that have arrived at my house in the last month. I don't know if it was the networking or what, but packages have been arriving nearly on a daily basis. Here's what I've added to my shelves recently.

For Review

   

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

Thank you so much to Harper Collins for sending me the series for review.

   

Sherlock Holmes & The Army of Dr. Moreau by Guy Adams

The Miracle Inspector by Helen Smith (for a blog tour in October)

Thank you to Titan Books and Helen Smith for sending me these.

     

The Map of the Sky by Felix J Palma (finished copy)

Johnny Hiro by Fred Chao

Just My Type by Simon Garfield

Every Day by David Levithan

Thank you to Atria's Galley Alley program, Tor, Gothan Books and Knopf.

 

Next week perhaps I'll go through some of the e-galleys I've picked up the last few weeks. What books did you get your hands on this week that you're most excited about?