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Saturday 5 December 2015

Stacking the Shelves #20

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It's main purpose is to showcase the books you've obtained (borrowed, won/gifted, given for review or purchased) for the week gone by. To participate, link to your own STS post here

How is everyone going? I've been very busy as of late trying to get out the reviews I need to get out as I've been so lucky in receiving some AMAZING books. My Stacking the Shelves post are normally written a few weeks in advance but when I receive a soon to be released book, of course I so want to feature those first, right? 

So here I am, quite jumbled, so if I double up on books, as in mention it on two #STS posts, don't think I'm just rubbing it in, I've simply overlooked that I've already mentioned it. So without further ado, here's what my week looked like in the book world. 

Book Hauls

Carry on by Rainbow Rowell and Soundless by Richelle Mead

Huge Thanks to Pan MacMillan and Penguin Books

Now I've only ever read Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park but did I love that book so...ok I can't spoil it as the review is coming shortly, so you'll have to wait in suspense, or you'd probably have read it already in which case, comment below so we can fangirl/guy over it. So there you go, I still leaked my "opinion" out of the bag, did you get the hint? 

We don't need to get into Richelle Mead and my love for her, right? Just a hint, Soundless definitely does not disappoint. 

I also attended the #BTCYA Event hosted by Harper Teen at Harper Collins Sydney office, here's a recap of the event. All attendees got super awesome swag bags, hence why it is included in my STS post. 

Since it is a crappy photo...I'm yet to learn to take decent ones for my blog. I'll describe the contents:-

Harper Teen "Epic Reads" Tote - and this tote is AHMAZING! It is truly designed for multiple and heavy books, it is strong y'all! 

Ten Thousand Skies About You by Claudia Gray poster

Between The Covers catalogue showing the 2016 YA Releases for Harper Teen

ARC of Demon Road by Derek Landy, Author to the Skulduggery Pleasant Series

ARC of Lady Helen & The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

A few book swag, I picked up 2 buttons and a postcard of The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly.

A very generous swag pack, some of the bags contained Passenger by Alexandra Bracken, had I known this I would have diligently searched for one of those bags LOL.

Thanks so much to Amanda & Tim and the rest of the team at Harper Collins for such an amazing and entertaining night, it was certainly an honour to be part of this wonderful community.

Last but certainly not least, I'm gonna count this as a "book haul", these two darling books from my #OTSPSecretSister.

Gorgeous right? These book necklaces are from Cait at Paper Fury Ink an Aussie Etsy seller. Thank you to my wonderful #OTSPSecretSister you truly spoil me each and every month. 

That's all for me for this week, till next week...

Have a Great weekend! 

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Tuesday 1 December 2015

BTCYA Sydney; A Harper Collins Event

Between The Covers is a blog hosted by the Harper Collins Publishers team, hence the name BTCYA. I was so very thrilled to have been given an invite to this wonderful event and was beyond excited. This is the first time I've attended a blogging event and I went alone which was a bit intimidating as many of the old-time bloggers probably knew each other.

There were many giveaways, I was too embarrassed to raise my hand and answer the questions, but I was so jealous of the books that everyone got to choose. I didn't realise there were signed copies of Claudia Gray's Firebird Trilogy, I may have braved the embarrassment had I known LOL,

The host of the evening, Amanda and Tim were hilarious and I truly enjoyed the event. They ran through the books that are to be released in 2016 and a short snippet of what they thought of it. They seriously have the best job and they are total comedians! I'm sad to hear that they're leaving.

There were these gorgeous and delicious cupcakes, drinks and snacks.
And of course a table of books for sale courtesy of Dymocks. I really want to read The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand, Amanda and Tim really sold that book to me, and Peony Lantern by Frances Watts also sounds quite interesting. 

All photos are sourced from #BTCYA Twitter courtesy of Harper Collins

We also got a very generous swag bag which included an ARC copy of Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club by Aussie Author Alison Goodman and Demon Road by Derek Landy, Author of the Skulduggery Pleasant Series, along with a beautiful poster of Claudia Gray's Ten Thousand Skies Above You, the second book to A Thousand Pieces of You, both of which I can't wait to read.

The tote bag is amazing, very sturdy and will definitely carry alot of books, which if you've been searching for a tote to carry multiple books you'd have found how hard that is to find.

Thanks so much for Harper Teen for the amazing event! And thanks so much Tim & Amanda for the very entertaining evening, I certainly would not have spent my Friday night any other way ;)

My Highly Anticipated 2016 Reads 

Check out Thoughts by J and Happy Indulgence for a more in depth recap of the event. 

If you were there leave me a comment below to let me know what you thought of the event, or leave a link to your event recap post. 


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