Stacking the Shelves (73) – New Battlestation!

New Books

Wow, this is the biggest my haul has been in a while! These are all my new books from the last two weeks or so.

Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Sunrise by Mike Mullin
Sunrise by Mike Mullin

On the Fence by Kasie West
On the Fence by Kasie West

Renegade by Debra Driza
Renegade by Debra Driza

Dangerous by Shannon Hale
Dangerous by Shannon Hale

Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama

Cress by Marissa Meyer
Cress by Marissa Meyer

The Archived Victoria Schwab
The Archived Victoria Schwab

New Battlestation!

I’m starting to officially move in with Coding God, so I’ve been bringing a bunch of my stuff over. Last weekend we tackled The PC! This meant I had to buy a desk (still waiting on a chair). But we actually had to take the train from Cambridge to London (where my PC was), then carry the PC and two monitors back on the train to Cambridge! Poor Coding God’s arms are still aching! (He did all the tough bits.)

But now we’ve got a pretty sweet setup (minus one chair):

Four Monitor Computer Setup

Request books from indie authors

I have launched the latest feature on Now self-published authors can upload review copies of their books onto the site, and bloggers can request access. Think like NetGalley but for self-published authors! Check out the information page to learn more. And be sure to spread the word to your indie author friends so we can start getting some books on there!

New giveaway directory

Want to help spread the word about your giveaways? List them in the brand new giveaway directory on

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Search terms from January

Here are a few interesting, weird, and/or quirky search terms that led people to my blog in January:

  • descriptive sex scenes in books
  • divergent sucks
  • what do i want to be when i grow up
  • do publishers want bad reviews
  • helping people too much
  • love you don’t mind
  • real katy evans weird review
  • drug — someone specifically searched through my site for the word “drug”??
  • wallbanger alice clayton sex scenes
  • a picture of a angel in natural form
  • a poster of text features of weekends are better than weekdays
  • bird surprised
  • book feeler
  • books making banners
  • crow of midnight hot scene
  • does my ex still like me if she accepts my friend request
  • entwined with you what type of sex
  • erotic nose
  • gfc how to stop people from unsubscribing — sounds malicious!
  • give me the reason why i accept your friend request
  • guns
  • hot american girl moving to london
  • how can drowning
  • i can be shy and awkward but still manage to talk to people when they strike up a conversation with me
  • i will read books sometime later
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  1. Lmao, your search terms! “does my ex still like me if she accepts my friend request” hahahaa at least I know where to go for relationship advice now, right? ;D

    Your battlestation looks awesome!! I need to get me a nice new chair, but I’m too cheap *sighs*

    DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE! I love that one, I hope you do too! I love that cover for Plus One, but I thought her other book was awful so I don’t know if I want to read it or not yet. I also need to get to Mila 2.0…I’ve been putting it off forever, and it’s a review book! I don’t know why…

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    1. Thanks!! I’m really excited about my new chair, but it won’t arrive for like 8 weeks. πŸ™ It should be epic though. At least it better be because it was damn expensive! LOL.

      Ohh bummer that you didn’t like her other book D: Now I’m worried! Such a cool cover though.

  2. I’m quite taken with your double monitors! I have a coding god of my own who used to do that but after two years of traveling and a house move, he’s stuck with the Giant Laptop That Crashes for now. Happy nest-making!

    1. Aww bummer about the laptop! I can’t imagine ever *not* using two monitors! It’s so hard to go back to just one after you’ve had two.

  3. warning because my comment is going to suck capitalization-wise because i still don’t have internet and have to comment via my phone:

    omg i got on the fence and mila 2.0 renegade as well and i am SO excited to start it! second star looks good as well and i’m jealous of cress because everyone has been raving about how good it is. and i’m loving the battle station!

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  4. Cress is AMAZING! I love that series so much I’m going to be so upset when it’s over. I read The Littlest Android last night and really enjoyed it! And The Archived, ACK!!!! Victoria is one of my favorite writers for sure! And she’s SO sweet! Enjoy your books and cool battle station! My STS:

  5. Your battlestation is *sigh* so freaking awesome and I had to drag myself away from staring at it to write it and omg you are so lucky because just looking at it gets me all excited! πŸ˜€ Good luck with the moving in and the wedding! I’m so happy for you both <3

    LOL your search terms! 'Erotic nose' is probably the funniest!

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  6. Love the battlestation! I don’t play PC games (well, not since like 1999 haha), but my husband and I have an XBOX/PlayStation setup in both the living room and office, so I feel ya there. ;]

    Also, love the “indie author NetGalley” for! I’m gonna go peruse it now! You’re doing some really outstanding things with πŸ˜€

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  7. You’ve had a busy week! Luckily I got a paperback this last week (a prize from an internet contest) because we were without power for oh, 5 days or so? Actually, I got two copies of the book, sent on two different days. Hubby said, “E-bay!” I said, “Re-giveaway!” :O)

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    1. So far I’ve heard really good things about On the Fence! (Not that I expected anything less from Kasie West ♥)

  8. *snickers* “ drug”??! Are you launching something new there? XD Oh gosh, there are some seriously random people in the world. And that’s a super cool computer set up! But, in all seriousness…have you got enough computers? Sure you don’t need a few more? Hehe. I love the haul! I hope you like Cress. It’s been one of my favourite reads of the year. πŸ™‚
    My StS!

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  9. I got Cress and The Archived! I want Second Star so bad. <3 I love Peter Pan and Peter Pan related books. (:

    And wow. Those are some…interesting search terms…I mean…wow. Okay. xD

    And holy crap. You use THAT MANY COMPUTERS? AND LAPTOP? AND JUST? Wow. Okay. Wow. xD

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