Saturday, April 27, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (33)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It's an opportunity for everyone to share the new books that we've acquired.

After mulling over a move to WordPress since Google announced the shutdown of Reader on July 1, we are definitely going to make the jump eventually. The "when" all depends on when I have the extra funds for hosting fees and probably buying a paid theme. It's not going to be for a while, so I figured I might as well start studying up on things now, and that's how I ended up with this geeky book haul:

I know there are tons of online tutorials, but whenever I dive into learning new tech skills, I prefer starting out with printed books (that usually have a lot of pages). I have a few other books in the Missing Manual series, and I've found them all extremely helpful. Now on to the fun books:

For Review:

The Year of the Great Seventh by Teresa Orts
You Are Mine by Janeal Falor

Thanks to Teresa Orts and Janeal Falor!

Borrowed:

Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

There are still a few days left to enter our first blogoversary giveaway! You can win a book of your choice, up to $15!

What did you add to your shelves this week? Please link me up!

37 comments:

  1. I only have one book by Libba Bray which is The Diviners. I haven't read it though. And, you're switching to Wordpress? I love Wordpress and I understand it more than blogger so I think you girls won't have any problem with the change. (:

    Here's my STS: http://wp.me/p2Da8V-ov

    Leigh
    Little Book Star

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    1. The Diviners was excellent- hope you enjoy it when you read it! And we're definitely going to switch to WordPress in the future. I feel like Blogger has become limiting in a lot of ways, plus it freezes up on me a lot.

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  2. I've always wanted to read Love and Other Perishable Things, but my TBR pile so enormous that I have no time to get them all :( Anyway, have a great weekend, and enjoy your reads! :D
    Stacking the Shelves
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    1. I can sympathize with you about having a TBR list that I'll probably never get to the end of!

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  3. Great haul! Hope you enjoy your books.
    Happy reading! =)

    Here's my STS!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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  4. I've not read a book by Libba Bray, but I hear she's a pretty good author :) I will definitely have to check out some of books! Awesome haul and thanks for stopping by My Haul!

    Janina

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    1. I loved The Diviners and A Great and Terrible Beauty; both are definitely worth a read!

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  5. I loved Some Girls Are, it's amazing. Enjoy!

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    1. I'm happy to hear it! I wasn't crazy about This Is Not a Test, so I'm hoping that I like her contemporary fiction better.

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  6. Libba Bray is okay. Her books are either hit or miss for me personally. I know what you mean about Studying up on tech skills. I might actually do that as well. So I can understand how to do things on my own and not relying on anybody else. Also paying for self hosting can be pricey. Come visit me as well.

    Grace

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    1. I love learning new tech skills, and although I know that moving to WP is going to be a lot of work, I'm also excited to have the opportunity to try out new things. Having to pay for hosting is definitely a downside, but I like the idea of having more control over the tech side of the blog.

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  7. Excited to see what you think of Some Girls Are. I've had my eye on that one for a bit.

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    1. I'm quite interested to check it out, too, and I think it's going to be my next read.

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  8. It's not geeky Lee, it's SMART.
    I wish I did that before I moved to Wordpress, then I wouldn't have had to panic every time something I don't know pops up.
    I've heard so many good things about the books Courtney Summers wrote. Hopefully you'll enjoy it.
    Enjoy all your books Lee & thanks for stopping by my STS! (:

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    1. I'm trying to do as much research as possible before moving so the blog won't have too much downtime, especially since we already have a custom domain name that has to be moved, too. Fingers crossed that all goes relatively smoothly!

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  9. I've been contemplating moving to wordpress.org, but haven't had the time to really investigate it much. I might just look into those missing manual books.

    Annnyways, enjoy all your goodies ('ve heard gread things about Rebel Angels and Love and Other Perishible Goods) and happy reading :)

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    1. I love the Missing Manual series- I think they're some of the best written tech books around, especially when it comes to clarity.

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  10. I think it's always a good idea to learn as much as you can before making such a big move. I know that I would love to go over there too, but it's just not in my budget right now. Excellent haul! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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    1. It's not in my budget right now, either, so I figured that gives me time to research it thoroughly. I know there will probably still be some unexpected hiccups, but with any luck, there won't be as many as there would be if I didn't do some homework in advance.

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  11. I read tech books the same. I prefer printed books to read and find answers vs looking for them online.
    Here are my newest additions

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    1. I like being able to find all of the info I need in one place, rather than searching through all of the online tutorials I've bookmarked, which usually ends up being a very long list, lol. Thanks for following!

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  12. I've been thinking about moving to Wordpress, but like you I don't have the money. I really should start the Libba Bray series (don't know the name). I own the first one, but never read it.
    Old follower
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    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2013/04/stacking-shelves-37_27.html

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    1. I really enjoyed the first Gemma Doyle book and wished that I had the second one on hand to start reading right away. I still had some other library books out at the time, and I wanted to finish those first. I'm glad I waited because Rebel Angels is over 500 pages.

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  13. Oh, Rebel Angels. I loved that book. It was my favorite of the Gemma Doyle series. I also really would like to check out Love and Other Perishable Items.

    Great haul!

    ~Merin @ Read and Reviewed~

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    1. I'm really looking forward to reading Rebel Angels. I loved A Great and Terrible Beauty.

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  14. I need to read a Great and Terrible Beauty. I've heard great things. Happy reading!
    Here's my STS

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    1. It was a fantastic read. I hope you have the chance to read it!

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  15. Ohh those manuals look thick and consuming! Yet they also look exciting at all the information that lay inside. It looks like you're going to be a master at self hosted wordpress after reading those. Good luck for learning it all!

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    1. Thanks! I'm definitely going to need it! I'm excited to learn some new tech skills because I find the tech side of blogging fascinating, but I'm also a bit daunted by it all, in a "What have I gotten myself into?" sort of way, lol.

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  16. Nice new books...including the Missing Manual. Like other bloggers, I'm contemplating what to do before July 1. Claimed my account on bloglovin, but still not sure what else I should do. Preparing myself to stretch outside my comfort zone....

    In the meantime, here's my haul: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/04/sundays-weekly-book-recap-15.html

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    1. Bloglovin' was the first Reader alternative that I tried, and I like it. I'd gotten so used to Reader that finding things in Bloglovin' was a bit of work at first, but now I only use Bloglovin'.

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  17. Really smart thinking on getting the print Wordpress manuals - I bet it'll make things a lot more simple then searching online for a decent how-to post! And great book haul other than those too, I've heard great things about Love and Other Perishable Items! Libba Bray is an author I need to discover SOON...since I keep discovering new books she's written (or new to me at least >.<) Anyways fantastic haul - enjoy ALL of these Lee ♥

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    1. I've seen a lot of positive buzz for Love and Other Perishable Items, too, and was happy to see it at the library. You should definitely check out Libba Bray's books; the two I've read have been terrific paranormal reads.

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  18. I like wordpress! If you want any help on anything for when you move I would be glad to help out! :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll probably take you up on it! :)

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