Stacking the Shelves (6)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews, where bloggers can share the books and bookish items that we’ve bought, borrowed, or received each week.

This StS is for the past two weeks.

From the Library
Right now I’m doing this kind of self-imposed YA contemporary binge, and I’ve heard that Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta is a beautiful YA contemp, so I had to get it when I saw it at the library the other day.

I couldn’t pass up these Kindle freebies:
The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines
Clockwise by Elle Strauss
How to Date an Alien by Magan Vernon (I actually like my cover–the one pictured–better than the one on Goodreads)

What did you guys get this week?  Let me know, or leave a link to your StS post (or IMM or any other alternative) in the comments and I’ll stop by your blog!  And don’t forget to check out my stop on the Vacation Reads Giveaway Hop!


  1. mariska

    July 21, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I like your books. And I can tell you that the Vincent boys is a cute book to read. :D

    Can I ask you something? How can you get that collor block around the STS logo and text?

    Have a happy weekend!
    Mariska my STS

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      July 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      Are you talking about the green block or just the white background for the StS logo? If you're talking about the white background for the StS logo–that is really easy. Just simply go to your StS logo on your computer if you saved it to your computer, or go to Tynga's Reviews webpage and find the StS logo. Once you've found the logo, save it as a jpg file instead of a png file, and the white background will appear.

      If you mean the green colored box, it's something that goes with my blog design. When I am writing a post, I highlight what I want to be in that green box, and then I click on the button with the quotation marks, which means a quote box. My blog design is set up that my quote box will be green. Your design might make it a grayish color, or something else.

      I hope that all helps, and thanks so much for stopping by! I'm off to check out your StS!

    2. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      July 21, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      I also forgot to say something else for if you mean the green quote box. To get the StS logo to appear kind of in the green box like that, I simply add the picture when I'm in the editing screen, and then I kind of move it up into the quote box area that I just made. Sometimes it gets a bit wonky and makes the logo go completely inside the quote box, and it's hard to get it right all the time, so I make templates for all my posts so that they're always the same format. I'm sure other people might know a better way to do this, but my husband knows a lot more about web design than I do, so he helped me a lot. But some things I just kind of taught myself to do.

      I really hope this helped and let me know if you have any other questions!

  2. Katja Weinert

    July 21, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Jellicoe Road sounds so good, and I keep meaning to pick it up,and then forgetting!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      July 21, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      I know, I've heard about it a lot, so I'm excited to finally read it!

  3. Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiners Book Blog)

    July 21, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Love the cover to How to Date an Alien. Happy reading!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      July 21, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      Me too! I wish they hadn't changed it. Oh, well.

  4. Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

    July 21, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Jelicoe Road is supposed to be really good. I can't wait to see what you think! I think I also picked up The Vincent Boys for free but I can't remember. Looking at my unread list on my ereader scares me.

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      July 21, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      Yeah, I have a lot of unread books on my Kindle… Too many!

  5. speculatef

    July 22, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Oh wow! Jelico Road — YAAYYY I hope you love it! And Clockwise is awesome :-)

    Wonderful haul!!
    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Come and check out my new weekly book haul feature, Stocktake Saturday.

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      July 22, 2012 at 4:09 am

      I've heard such great things about Jellicoe Road–I'm so excited to read it! And I'm glad to hear that you liked Clockwise as well! Thanks for stopping by–I'm off to check out your Stocktake Saturday!

  6. Eileen

    July 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Great haul! The VIncent Boys looks really good and so does Clockwise! I've heard such great things about them and I Hope you enjoy your contemporary binge! ;)

    Check out my Stacking the Shelves!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      July 23, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks! I hope I enjoy them, too! :D Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Livvy

    July 22, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I've seen "The Vincent Boys" floating around a lot lately. Not really my type of book, but I hope you enjoy!

    Great haul.

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      July 23, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! I'm off to check out your StS!

  8. Alison Can Read

    July 22, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Great set! I love Jellicoe Road so much. Expect it to be very confusing at first – probably the first half or so of the book. It took me two tries to read it but it ended up being so good that I reread it as soon as I finished it.
    My Bookish Recap

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      July 23, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      Okay, thanks for telling me about it being confusing at first! Good to know! Thanks for stopping by–I'm off to check out your Bookish Recap! ;)

  9. Giselle

    July 23, 2012 at 11:13 am

    The Vincent Boys is everywhere! I'm so curious about the series it sounds awesome! And Jellicoe road is one of those super hyped up books! Great haul!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      July 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      I haven't heard much about The Vincent Boys, but I have seen it on lots of StS/IMM posts lately! And I've heard so much about Jellicoe Road, I'm so excited to read it! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  10. fakesteph

    July 23, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I recently bought The Vincent Boys, too and I'm looking forward to reading it.

  11. Krystianna

    July 30, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Great haul! I recently started reading Jellicoe Road and it's pretty good so far. It's a little confusing, but I'm still enjoying it.

    Thanks for sharing!:)

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      August 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      I just started it myself, and yeah, it is pretty confusing! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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