Stacking the Shelves (STS #5)

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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.

Hey, it's my first book haul post for 2016. This week sucks for me (and maybe for many of you, too) because of David Bowie and Alan Rickman's passing. I am literally angrily shaking my fist to Death and all his friends and screaming, "Noooo, why?!" I admit I don't know these great guys personally but they somehow became a part of me through their works. At least two David Bowie songs are familiar to me: 1.) "Heroes" which was the song used for that "infinite" moment in the movie adaptation of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"; 2.) and "Under Pressure", an anthem that I blast on whenever I can't deal with life and stress. These songs have lifted me up and helped me through some tough times that it's a sad thing that world is now without the person who sung them. My sorrow for Alan Rickman is of another level for the obvious reason that for me, he was and will always be the flesh and face of Professor Severus Snape. Twenty-one gun salute to you, Sir. You made the Slytherin House proud.

So through the surge of tributes given to these men this last few days in the internet, I got a fair glimpse of their life, art and advocacy and the feeling of loss grew greater. Some might argue that it's a bit shallow of me to mourn their passing but I can't help it. So sorry, I just have to let this out. Maybe enough of it for now and on to sharing my new books to you.

Physical book received:

The book that I've probably pimped and pushed to other people in 2015 is Holly Bourne's Am I Normal Yet? One of the proofs of my love for this book is my all-praises review here. How Hard Can Love Be? is the sequel to Am I Normal Yet? and the second book to Holly's "Normal" trilogy. I can't wait to immerse myself in this and read on the continuing story of friendship of the Spinster Club girls. Huge thanks to Usborne Publishing Ltd.
How Hard Can Love Be?  by Holly Bourne

Electronic books via Edelweiss/Netgalley/Publisher:

I'm browsing through new titles uploaded in Edelweiss and I found The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl to be a ready-download. I've heard lots of good things about this, so I'm grateful to Peachtree Publishers for giving me the chance to read it.
 The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl
The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil

Fifteen Lanes sounds like one of those books that deliver a relevant message so I immediately requested to view it in Netgalley and I got approved. Thank you, Tundra Books.
Fifteen Lanes by S.J. Laidlaw

Ain't no teen drama like a prom-related drama. I got pretty pumped up for this one since November last year and the publisher has kindly sent me an e-ARC this week. Thank you, Sky Pony Press.
Liars and Losers Like Us by Ami Allen-Vath

Just yesterday, I got randomly granted to view this title in Netgalley. Big bunch of thanks to Sourcebooks Fire.
My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul

That's all. My apologies for all my moping in this post. I'm only just supposed to share new books for crying out loud, but my emotions got out of hand. I will now take comfort in the distraction of future reading all these new books and from believing what Dumbledore said about death being the next great adventure. If you want to distract me more from all the bad feelings, please do share with me the books you've acquired recently or leave links of your book haul post.

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