Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Weekly Wrap-Up + Stacking the Shelves (3)

**Reminder: Sunday is the last day to enter my giveaway for an ARC of Fated by Alyson Noel!

This week was a bit different, because I participated in Armchair BEA!
Introduction post
Favourite Books of 2012: So Far and Yet To Come!
Networking In Real Life
Bookish Things Beyond the Blog (with some fun facts about me!)

Waiting on Wednesday: Speechless by Hannah Harrington
The cover played hide-and-seek with us.

Next week is going to be slow around here: no memes, but a fun blog tour (with giveaway!), my extremely late Fierce Reads Tour recap, and perhaps finally getting my 6-month blogoversary giveaway up! I've got a really busy week coming up (and absolutely none of it has to do with books - how sad is that!?) with a concert, tons of timely errands, and jury duty (boo!), so I won't be posting. But I'll still be around, still be reading, and I'll be back on the 18th!

**I'm also going to spend the week responding to all the comments from the past week - I did my best to visit each commenters' posts/blogs when they came in, and now I'll finally respond to each one here :)

Onto my shelves!
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews

[For the Fierce Reads tour]
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Butter by Erin Jade Lange
I'm on a NG ban until I can catch up, but I just had to get this when I saw it - dying to read!
Thanks Bloomsbury and NetGalley!


[won] The Mapmaker and the Ghost ARC by Sarvenaz Tash + bookmark (signed!)
from the amazing Christina at A Reader of Fictions
Thanks so much, Christina!

[won] Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi + bookmark (both signed!)
from the awesome Shanon at Escaping With Fiction
Under the Never Sky is one of my favourite books (read my review here!), but I read it from the library - so happy to finally own a copy now!
Thanks so much, Shanon!

[gifted] For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund bookmark
from Natasha! I wish you could see how beautiful it is in real life.
Thanks so much, Natasha!

[gifted] Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols bookmarks
Two future winners will win some of these, too!
Thanks so much Jennifer!

And all the swag acquired from the Fierce Reads tour!
I know it's a lot, but it's because I grabbed extra for an upcoming giveaway! (Stay tuned for that...and for my Fierce Reads recap post...)

What's on your shelves?
Leave your link and I'll hop by!


  1. BleuetteJune 10, 2012 at 2:03 AM

    I really want to read Shadow and Bone! I haven't read my copy of Under the Never Sky but maybe I should soon since everyone seems to love it so much! Happy reading :)

  2. JohannaJune 10, 2012 at 2:11 AM

    As I was saying in my blog,"if the Selection so much as kills one, I'm choking the life outta it." XD How am going to choose? I don't know really. School starts tomorrow here. Gonna be busy. Thanks for droppin' by! :)

  3. UnknownJune 10, 2012 at 2:40 AM

    Hey i'm a new follower :). I heard amazing things about Shadow and bone I really need to buy a copy ! Oh you got some amazing swags as well :p.
    I hope you'll like these books and happy reading !

  4. UnknownJune 10, 2012 at 2:47 AM

    Gosh, SO MANY swags and awesome books! <3 Seems like you had a good week, Ashley! I also have Shadow and Bone this week. Hopefully we both will enjoy it! Butter sounds like a very good read too! :)

    Happy reading, and enjoy your books! :)

    My haul this week :)

  5. KimJune 10, 2012 at 2:53 AM

    Great haul! I really want to get Shadow and Bone and Monument 14 as well :P Hopefully I can get my hands on them sometime soon. Also hoping to read Under The Never Sky. Congrats on winning the giveaway!

    Thanks for stopping by (:

    - Kim
    My Haul

  6. Jessica ( frellathon )June 10, 2012 at 3:32 AM

    Fierce Reads is pretty awesome. Shadow and Bone and Monument 14 how could a book lover not get excited.

  7. Carrie at In the Hammock BlogJune 10, 2012 at 3:50 AM

    butter has an awesomely simple cover!

    my post is here:
    Sunday Shout Out

  8. Emily BlakeJune 10, 2012 at 4:03 AM

    Wow awesome haul! I've heard so many amazing things about Shadow and Bone. And I also got Under the Never Sky this week, only instead of winning it I had to buy it :p. Great haul and I hope you enjoy your books!!! :)

    My IMM

  9. AnonymousJune 10, 2012 at 4:36 AM

    I'm so jealous of Shadow and Bone! And Under the Never Sky was awesome! :)

    Check out my Stacking the Shelves!

  10. Grace FonsecaJune 10, 2012 at 4:42 AM

    Under The Never Sky was awesome. It was a good week for you too as well.


  11. Michelle SantiagoJune 10, 2012 at 4:46 AM

    i really, really enjoyed shadow and bone and i hope you do too. i love the sway also. enjoy all your books and happy reading :D

    our new books post.


  12. SilverlightJune 10, 2012 at 5:24 AM

    Swag is soo cool. Love bookmarks! I need to pick up Shadow and Bone, heard such great things about it! Have a great week!


  13. AnonymousJune 10, 2012 at 6:20 AM

    Under The Never Sky was pretty awesome ! I hope you end up liking it. :)
    I'm so excited to read Shadow and Bone ! It looks so fabulous. I can't wait to dive into it.
    I'm not sure I want to read Monument 14 since I've seen a lot of mixed reviews and most people said that the plot is really slow. Maybe, I'll check it out some other time !
    Love the swag ! :D

    Hope you enjoy all your goodies !

  14. KristaJune 10, 2012 at 6:27 AM

    Great book haul! I loved Under the Never Sky, and I'm so glad you did too! Shadow and Bone also is on the top of my TBR pile! It looks so great! Hope you enjoy them all. Happy reading :)

  15. BeckyJune 10, 2012 at 7:48 AM

    Oooh love all the swag! Wish I could attend the Fierce Reads tour. Downside of living on the otherside of the Atlantic. Hope you had fun and enjoy all your books.

    Thanks for visiting my Book Haul.

  16. Kathy MartinJune 10, 2012 at 8:08 AM

    Great week! I have read ARCs of all the books on the Fierce Reads tour and loved them all. I'm sad that they won't be coming anywhere near me. I would love to meet the authors. My new book posts are at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  17. Lee @ Rally the ReadersJune 10, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    I really enjoyed Under the Never Sky- congrats on winning a signed copy! I really want to read Shadow and Bone, too; the story sounds amazing.

    Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by!

  18. Kari Po-Ku ▲June 10, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    I'm dying to read Shadow and Bone. I've heard many good things about it. Awesome haul! :D

    Thanks for dropping by! :D

  19. Sarah@Catching BooksJune 10, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    I SO need to read Shadow and Bone!! I have been hearing amazing things about it and I can't wait to read it :)

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!!

  20. JC JonesJune 10, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    I'm like you. I try to stay on a NetGalley ban but sometimes something comes up that I just have to have. Here is my post: Stacking the Shelves

  21. Shanon (Escaping With Fiction)June 10, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Very nice haul! I'll have to check out Shadow and Bone--it sounds interesting and the cover is rad. Also, I'm so glad your Under the Never Sky package got to you safely! Thanks so much for the shout-out, Ashley! =D

    -Shanon @ Escaping With Fiction

  22. fakestephJune 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    Awesome week! I'm super excited for Butter myself. :) And love the swag!

  23. The Lost LolaJune 10, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    The Fierce Reads tour was so much fun!! So many great new books to read :D I didn't even think to grab more swag there, hahaha, nice job with the haul!

    ~The Lost Lola

  24. FarahJune 11, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Yay for S&B and Butter. Awesome haul! :D

    Drop by my Showcase Sunday?

  25. KimJune 11, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    Oh wow, so many awesome books! I can't wait to read Shadow and Bone and Monument 14 because well, they sound pretty amazing, don't they? :) Plus I've seen so many good reviews of them! And ahh, I LOVED Under the Never Sky and I'm so glad you did too! Fantastic haul and thanks for stopping by X)

  26. LeahJune 11, 2012 at 7:49 AM

    Aww, The Mapmaker & the Ghost!! :) Yay.

    I'm pretty interested in both Monument 14 and Shadow & Bone. Both have been receiving quite a bit of attention lately and they sound awesome. I hope you enjoy!

    Here's what I got!


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