Sunday, August 18, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #19

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and every week bloggers post about books they’ve added to their bookshelves! This includes books bought through a physical store, online store, eBooks, books borrowed from the library/a friend and gifts.

On Monday I had lunch with the lovely Manda, the YA publicist from HarperCollinsAU. We had a pretty awesome lunch at this steak/roast place inside Sydney Westfield. Manda had this huge beef burger (sandwich?) that she said had a million slices of beef LOL. I had a delicious medium steak with chips and salad and these awesome grilled mushrooms *drools*
Anyway, Manda surprised me with a bag of books. For those that have been following my STS, you'll know I met another publicist not long ago who also gave me books - I just want to state now before you make assumptions that I DO NOT meet these publicists with the hidden agenda of expecting free books. That has never, and never will be, my reason for meeting publicists/book people. I want to meet them because I've genuinely enjoyed talking to them (online or otherwise) and really want to discuss books with and love their company (I also love new lunch buddies). I'm extremely grateful to them for bringing me books though but I don't expect them to do it. Don't get me wrong, I love getting free books, but I do feel hella guilty because I've got such a huge pile and there's a chance I won't get around to the unsolicited copies for ages (if ever).

Thank you Manda/HarperCollins Australia for these babies <3

Requested for Review:


I also entered an Allen & Unwin competition on Facebook and won this :DDD

Thanks to Allen & Unwin for these books <3



  1. Every Breath: Eh. 3 stars for moi.
    Life After Theft: WAY better than Earthbound. I've read all her books and LAT is her best.
    School for Good and Evil: I have this coming up for me- I'm so excited as it looks fab.
    All The Turth That's in Me: I got this a while ago and the early reviews do far have me exited

    1. I'm leaning towards a 3 for Every Breath too.
      If you think LAT is way better then I believe you. I think we have similar tastes in books.
      You want The Lure? Really? It seems a bit... Idk weird

  2. Ahhh I'm so jealous!! You're right, I do need to move to Sydney, stat! I'd love to go have lunch with publicists. I'm going to live vicariously through you now, okay?

    All The Truth That's In Me!!! I can't wait to read this one. It was one of the BEA books I *almost* forgot about. Lucky I didn't!!! :D

    Great haul, Jaz! :D

    1. You can live vicariously through me everyday, but my life isn't very exciting LOL

      Everybody is excited for All the Truth That's in Me woohoo!

  3. Life After Theft is such a fun read! I loved it! Great haul!

    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

    1. Ok I'm holding everybody accountable for saying LAT is good LOL