Stacking the Shelves (STS #4)

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It's all about sharing the books added to our shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

It is with much thrill to tell you that aside from getting my hands on two books recently, I also have experienced two book blogging milestones with them, too. How cool is that?!

So come and join me for a while as I babble about new books and book blogging firsts.

From Edelweiss:

Some two weeks or so, I've heard people over Twitter squealing about Beyond the Red by Ava Jae being a ready download title from Edelweiss. Because the squeals are pretty persistent (particularly those ones that came from Aila of One Way Or An Author), I got excited too and downloaded it. Soon enough, Nori of ReadWriteLove28 came up with the brilliant idea of doing a read along and without knowing how read alongs work, I joined in. If you want to check out some tweets about the read along follow the #ReadBTR hashtag. So yeah, that was my first time reading a book with some awesome bookish people and it's a great experience. I've finished this book already and I tell you, it's a great action-packed read. I'll post a full review soon.

Beyond the Red by Ava Jae

From Netgalley:

Next up is about my first ever Netgalley request approval. It's also a book I have stumbled upon while thumbing down my Twitter timeline. A publicist is doing a twitter giveaway of proofs for Shtum by Jem Lester and when I checked the summary, it's being compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (this one I love dearly; it's my first ever review blog post!) so I know I have to read it. Unluckily, I did not win the giveaway so what's a desperate girl to do but head on to Netgalley and request for a review copy, right? It's a long shot really because of my not-so-stellar blog stats but lo and behold, I got approved that very same day! You have no idea how joyful I am about this. It is one of my life's miracles! *cries a bucket of happy tears*

Shtum by Jem Lester

So sorry and please excuse my long gushing for these two books that I got. I won't mind you sharing some book blogging firsts down in the comments. Or just share the books you've acquired lately. Leave a link to your book haul post, I'd be delighted to stop by. :)
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