August 10, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #7: Lots of pub love....and a GIVEAWAY!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
Hosted by Tynga's Reviews!

Sorry if I seem like a airhead in this video. I always get nervous while I record these. Sooo, if you see me touching my shoulder like a MILLION times, or flubbing my words...then that's why lol.


Huge thanks to Harper Teen, Egmont USA, Random House Children's Books, Strange Chemistry, Harcourt Children's Books, and Simon and Schuster BFYR!

***Random Giveaway***
One winner will receive a surprise box of books that will contain at least two upcoming ARCs. (Trust me, you will be happy!)
You must enter your mailing address into the Rafflecopter in order to qualify, that way I can just mail the books to you, and it will be a fun surprise!
U.S. and Canada ONLY
Disclaimer: I will never share or use your name and mailing address in any way, except for the sole purpose of shipping the package to the winner of this giveaway.
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53 comments:

  1. I like to know if the reviewer liked the book or not and briefly why - for instance was the writing smooth and appropriate for the target audience, were the characters likeable. What I do not like are nasty and mean spirited reviews. If you do not like a read and still feel you should post a review then do so with class; say what bothered you - the writing was choppy, I could not relate to the characters, needs some editing etc. Well that is just my opinion LOL Thank you for the lovely giveaway opportunity.

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  2. Following you via bloglovin. You got so many wonderful ARC's. I know what you mean about picking and choosing books at BEA. I was more selective this year as well. Come visit me as well.

    Grace
    Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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  3. Oh so many choices. Happy reading!

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  4. Wow there were a lot of choices in that video. I hope you love them all.

    Tsuki’s STS

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  5. I like to see in a review that the reader could connect to the characters. I do not like to read important parts that make up the main facet of the story in a review.

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  6. I am commenting on your post about the cover reveal for the book Chaos. The cover is really cool and the guy looks hot. This book sound interesting so I will need to add it to my reading wish list.

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  7. I can't stand it when someone says they disliked a book, but don't back it up with the reasons why. There are a lot of books I want to read so sometimes I rely on reviews to help me weed some books out. If they didn't like it but don't tell me why, I don't know whether it was not for them personally or just not a well written/put together book period.

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  8. I like to see a brief review of a book. I don't like when someone reviews a book and all they put is a summary of the story. I want to know how the book made them feel, and why or why not they recommend it.

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  9. the most important in a book review is how the reader feels about the book- pros and cons.. The most i dont like about a review is giving too much detail in the book- i had read a review on a book i was dying to read and there was a part in the review that had said too much--i was bummed because i havent read that book that was reviewed yet...

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  10. What's important to me in a review is honest opinions that are unbiased. What I can't stand in a review is when it attacks other readers. Like "Any one who reads ______ is obviously idiotic." These have been increasing, in my opinion, and no one should ever be attacked for reading. Just agree to disagree and move on.

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  11. I think it's important to include thoughts about the book characters, even if it's brief. Characters are such a big part of books and I want to have an idea of how they are like.

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  12. I love your blogs and all the great information you fill us in on about the books you review! I bookcase gets more packed with every review I read!

    If I win the draw I'd love to get Dangerous Deception which isn't being released until November because that's when my birthday is and it would be great to read it before it's release! Think of it as sending me a birthday gift early!

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  13. Wah, you always get tons of books! Lucky, lucky.

    I think it's important for reviews to include what they liked AND didn't like. I hate when a review is a huge rant of what they didn't like about a book.

    Happy almost blogoversary!! Yay!!

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  14. I love to see the excerpts. That really gives me a great insight as to whether I will want to read the book or not. I hate seeing a review that has any sort of teenage language like "OMG, whatever, etc.".

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  15. I like honest reviews. I like to know what worked and what didn't - but without specifics. I never, ever want to read spoilers in book reviews!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  16. It is important for me to hear about character development and chemistry, pace and overall rating. I hate to read any kind of spoilers and prefer minimal grammar/spelling errors. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  17. I like to read what the reviewer liked and did not like about the book. I also like to know what the book is about as well.

    What I don't like is when a reviewer disses on the author, instead of the book, in the review. Or, they start dissing on an entire genre...no one is forcing them to read 300 contemps or 400 dystopians.

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  18. I do not really like or dislike anything about them. Since everyone's opinions are different you never know what you will get. (She might love this book and I might just like or hate it). This giveaway is awesome. I have never heard of someone doing something quite like this.

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  19. I dislike spoilers in a review mostly.
    if there are spoilers i like if the review states that there is spoilers at the top of the review instead of the bottom.

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  20. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I guess I look for a reviewer to spark my interest in reading a book. I hate spoilers and just summations of the story. I want to know "why" a reviewer did or didn't like a book.

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  21. Awesome giveaway! I love hearing about the romance! I hate love triangles and so knowing the way that their isn't one in a book always makes it so much more appealing! I also like to see the personality of the female character.. If she's to whiney or if she acts immature I won't read it. I don't like when reviews have way to many gifs it's so hard to load and read that I end up giving up!

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  22. What is important for you to see in a book review? What can't you stand to see in reviews?

    I like to see quotes - it gives me a sense of the writing itself. I also like content reviews, like whether or not there is a love triangle, etc. I like snark and personality from the reviewer.

    I don't like unlabeled spoilers.

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  23. Wow, a great haul this week. I got a lot of your Harper titles from Edelweiss, but physical ARCs are certainly prettier, aren't they?

    As for reviews, I want the good and the bad. Tell me what you loved about it AND what you didn't.

    Enjoy all your new pretties!

    ♥ Christina @ The Book Hookup's StS

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  24. I really like honesty in reviews, along with detail. I hate it when the reviews recap and tell most of the story. They talk about the good and the bad of the plot/characters, but instead tells me what happens.

    ​~​​Andrea @ ​Beauty but a Funny Girl

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  25. I enjoy honest reviews, whether good or bad. If I have had the same opinion as the reviewer on previous books I truly take their honest review into consideration before I purchase a book! I HATE spoilers in reviews. Period! I don't care if it says **spoilers** beforehand...I still don't want to read anything that gives away any part of the book!

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  26. Great hauls this week! I'm jealous!

    My STS. (Old follower)

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  27. I love reviews that have a final summary point where it gives me a basic idea of the reviewer's overall feeling about the book. If I'm only half interested in the book I zoom down and see what they thought then read the entire review based on what I read below. And if I'm dying to read the book but don't want to spoil ANYTHING this is also helpful.

    I hate...hmmm when the layout is distracting for the review or when the reviewer uses a huge amount of language. Those can be turn offs.

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  28. Two things I want in every review:
    A summary at the end. A lot of times I don't have time to read a whole and some people seem to go on and on about the book. So I'll just skip to the end.

    Tell about about the characters! I want to read books with kick ass girls and guys that don't brood.
    If the reviewer doesn't tell me the main points of the characters, I'm not going to read the review.

    What I hate in reviews:
    Spoilers. If you have a spoiler in the review and I read it, I will unfollow, unlike, unfriend, you name it. I hate spoilers.

    Don't go on and on and on. Keep it short and sweet. I don't have all day and chances are, if the review takes more then five minutes to read, I won't read all of it.

    Review it and then put your ranting and feelings at the bottom. If I'm in a rush, I don't care about your rants. Just tell me if you liked the book or not.

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  29. I like bullet points so I can see the main good and bad points easily.

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  30. Nice book haul. Happy Reading!
    Looks like you have a cool giveaway but I won't be getting very involved as a mailing address as an entry is a bit much IMO for all entrants. But Best of luck with it :)

    Here are my newest additions

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    1. I totally respect where your coming from, but I actually got the idea from YABooksCentral.com. They request a mailing address as the first required entry. I have never done it this way before. I just thought it would be fun to draw the winner, not have to email them, and just ship their prize. That way, they won't know they have won until they receive the package. I won't even see any of the mailing addresses besides the winner's. Just though it would be a unique giveaway where the winner is totally surprised. : )

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  31. What's important for me to see in a book review is the details of the book and details about the characters I really don't like spoilers in review without warning us there is spoilers in the review thanks for the great giveaway!

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  32. Important: A brief summary of the plot. What worked for them and what didn't work (i.e., character development, originality of plot, grammar, etc.). I don't want to read about personal opinions or that they just weren't in the mood to read that type of genre. That doesn't tell me whether or not the book was indeed good or bad. If they say they didn't like it just because of a character, I want to know WHY.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. I hate it when reviews are EXTREMELY vague. I mean, I don't want you to tell me the entire plot, obviously, but I'd like to get a feel of the book (especially if there's romance. And...if there's romance, I guess I can wait to read the book for the gooey details, but I like to know the guy's name :D)

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  34. I don't really like it when people use GIFs in reviews. I don't know why, it just seems...childish? It just bugs me when people use them in reviews. Other places are fine, just not when I want to read what you thought about a book. Like, can't you just tell me what you thought rather than show me a moving picture of a flailing person?

    Emily from Blue-Eyed Bibliophile

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  35. I like reviews that give me an idea of what the story is about while explaining why the did or didn't like the story.

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  36. Great book,happy reading.
    new GFC follower
    hope you can visit my Stacking The Shelves

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  37. Cool Into the Dark sounds awesome.

    As to reviews, I like enough info to make an informed decision to read a book. I like to know why someone was attracted to the book initially and if it met their expectations. I like a brief summary because many times the blurb doesn't do the book justice and I like at least a few impressions from the story. I don't like just a general list of adjectives that tell me next to nothing and I don't like 'bashing' of the book or the author. If you don't like something, fine, but give a specific reason.

    Congrats on getting so many followers. It shows that you've worked hard to make your blog enjoyable and it is.

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  38. Wow this is something different. What a unique prize. I love a review that describes the book in a way that lets me know it has everything I like in a book but does not give anything away.

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  39. -I like bullet points instead of huge clumpy paragraphs.
    -I don't like when they have spoilers. It's nice to be able to see someone's opinion of a book before you read it, but not if they give the entire thing away!

    Thanks for the AMAZING giveaway! :D

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  40. I love hearing about the plot an the characters!! At the same time I hate when people basically tell me how the book starts and ends :) I know picky right?!

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  41. I like it when the reviewer clearly states their rating of the book and states why they gave the book that specific rating. sometimes in reviews that i read its vague. :(

    I can't stand to see irrelevant rambles that don't relate to the book. They can be very opinionated sometimes and i dont like that getting in the way of the actual review :S

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  42. What is important for you to see in a book review? For me it is the writing. I love to know if the book is written well. And to know how well the characters are developed.
    What can't you stand to see in reviews? I cannot stand to read a review when it tells me what the book is about. I usually already read that when I look books up on Goodreads or Amazon or B&N. I just want to know how that person liked the book and about the development of the story and characters. Thank you so much for having this awesome giveaway!!!

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  43. I don't really mind spoilers and I love hearing about what the reviewer thought of chemistry and character development

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  44. I like a concise review of the reviewers thoughts but no spoilers!

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  45. I want to see reasons for why they either disliked or liked the book. I don't like spoilers. I also hate when they reveal that there's a cliffhanger because it turns me off from reading the book

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  46. I want to see if there was any aspect of the book they didn't like, even if they liked the book in general. I don't like spoilers.

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  47. I can't stand spoiler. It's a big no no for me since it ruins the excitement and everything. How can I enjoy the book when I know what will happen next or how it will end =(

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  48. I don't like to see spoilers nor author bashing in reviews.

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  49. I can't stand to see spoilers without a warning in reviews. That's why I only look at ratings if it's a book I haven't read yet.

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  50. I don't like spoilers without a warning. I want to know why you liked or why you didn't like a book, especially if it's popular. I don't like summaries of the book, I want opinions. I like to know why a reviewer is excited about a book.

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  51. Honesty. If a book blog has all 5 star reviews, I'm a tad suspicious.

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  52. I want to see the conclusion of the reviewer's review.
    I do not like it drawn out but precise and to the point.

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I truly appreciate each and every one of your comments!