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Saturday, May 05, 2012

Stacking The Shelves [2] + Baby video!


Last week was the first Stacking The Shelves week and I was extremely surprised and flattered by its success! In fact, the response was so great that I decided to officially turn it into a meme, guidelines, Mr.Linky and all the Jazz! Don’t worry, I’m keeping it simple, after all it’s all about having fun :)

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

Guideline resume:

  • Create your own Stacking The Shelves post. You can use my official graphic or your own, but please link back to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!

  • You can set your post any way you want, simple book list, covers, pictures, vlog, sky is the limit!

  • I am posting Stacking The Shelves on Saturdays, but feel free to post yours any day that fits you.

  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on Saturday and add your link so others can visit you!

  • Visit other participants link to find out what they added to their shelves!


Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Circus of the Damned by Laurell K Hamilton
The Lunatic Café by Laurell K Hamilton
Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K Hamilton
Cerulean Sins by Laurell K Hamilton
Evermore by Lynn Viehl
Jacob by Jaquelyn Frank
The Nymph King by Gena Showalter
Vampire’s Bride by Gena Showalter

Ecstasy in Darkness by Gena Showalter
Dark Taste of Rapture by Gena Showalter


Christine’s newest additions:



Under the Never Sky by Victoria Rossi
Summoning the Night by Jenn Bennet
Born of Silence (The League) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Tricked by Kevin Hearne
Coveted by Shawntelle Madison
Deadly Descendant by Jenna Black

Received for review (all from Netgalley):
Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin
Blackwood by Gwenda Bond
Shift by Kim Curran
Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig
Timepiece by Myra McEntire
The Shapeshifter's Secret by Heather Ostler
Glitch by Heather Anastasiu


Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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  1. Aww...your daughter is so cute. Good luck with the sleeping. Get someone to watch her even so you can just lay down for a while. It really helps!

    So I have a question. This isn't an official "Stacking the Shelves" but I was wondering if it's okay to share my link? This post includes all the books I aquired in April (as well as other bookish things for the month).


    ps. I got Insurgent this week too. So excited!

    1. Yes feel free to share your link :)

      I wish my daughter would accept being held my someone else so I can rest, but she wants mommy at all cost

    2. Thanks! Next month maybe I will mention you since I am still looking through the links and maybe commenting too. I just don't want to do it every week any more. It is too much for me to do like that :)

      Aww...I know the feeling. My daughter would scream her head off if someone was not holding her and most of the time that someone was me. Have a great week, Tynga!

  2. OOh nice!! I got a few of the same, not many! But better than my empty one last week!

    My Stacking the Shelves post will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Your little girl is ADORABLE! Congratulations again! Great books this week. I got Insurgent this week as well. I hope that you'll stop by and check out what else I got this week :)

  4. You got some awesome books girl! I'm a huge Gena Showalter fan and have read most of her books. I'm behind on her newest series though. I can't wait for her new YA Series, Alice in Zombieland!

    Little Lily-Ann is adorable! Hope your arm heals well. I'd suggest a sling or baby carrier if you're holding her a lot around the house.

    1. I don't know if I'll read her YA series, i'm not a zombie fan.

      The injury is actually from holding her head to my breast =/

  5. Woow! You got a lot of good books! They are looking fantastic!
    I hope you would enjoy reading them :D


  6. Great books this week! I love library sales, as they always have such great bargains. Christine has some great books too, as I'm looking forward to reading Deadly Descendant!

    Lily-Ann is beautiful! So much hair! And she smiled! Hope you're able to get some sleep soon, and maybe a little reading time as well. Enjoy your new angel!

    Alexia's Books and Such...

    1. She's the cutest thing. I just had the worst night ever, so I got my fingers crossed for tonight!

    2. Thanks! This week I feel a little overwhelmed by the amount of books I got! Too many books, too Little time!
      Enjoy Deadly Descendant!

  7. Great haul !!
    @Tynga I got Insurgent too and I can't wait to read it !!
    The little Lily-Ann looks sooooo cute !!
    @Christine I can't waitto read Glitch, I'm soo jealous !!

    Happy reading girls !!

    1. Thanks! Glitch is next on my TBR list! So my Review should be here soon!

  8. Insurgent is quite a popular book this week (as expected). I still need to read Divergent :( . I've heard good things about Struck. Happy reading, and your baby girl is so cute!! Congrats!

    My book haul post won't be up until tomorrow. Hope to hear from you then!

  9. She's adorable. I hope she lets you sleep every once in a while. Great haul of books. I managed to get a signed copy of Insurgent as well.


  10. Awww Lily is soo cute! I also got Insurgent this week! It was awesome but not quite as amazing as Divergent. Definitely can't wait until the third book though!

  11. Aww Lily is adorable!! Congrats :)

    I've heard awesome things about Divergent, I'll have to one of these days pick up the series :)

  12. SQUEEEE!!! Oh Bless Lily she is sooooooo beautiful just like her mommy!!! :) I cannot wait to see you ladies hehe :). Love the books you bought hun! You really got a great deal! Also Happy you got the Gena Showalter books! :)

    Christine you also had a really awesome mailbox!!!


    1. I know, right? All the books except those from Netgalley came in one huge package! You should habe seen the look on my postman's face! :)

  13. Awesome book haul! Thanks so much for starting this meme!

  14. what a beautiful baby and great haul of books this week.

  15. Cute baby! I hope she is letting you get some sleep and read too. I think all the Laurell K. Hamilton are in the same series. I know that I have read all of them but I do read both of her series. I think you got some great books at your library sale. Happy reading!

  16. I need to buy Insurgent asap!

  17. Under the Never Sky is such a good one!!!! I hope you enjoy it :) I got Insurgent this week as well!!!

    Thanks for starting up this new meme :) I'll be participating every week!

    My StS post

  18. CINDY! Your daughter is adorable! Congrats on her arrival. ;)

    The Laurell K Hamilton series is fantastic - I have all of the books for the Anita Blake series (still need to read a few) and I am looking to get into her faerie series Merry Gentry (PS Divine Misdemeanours is part of the Merry series).

    Enjoy your books and all the time with your new little one.

  19. Oke here is my Stacking the Shelves Post divided in two parts.



    Enjoy Insurgent!

  20. Ohh what a sweet little girl you have Tynga!!

    That sounds like a really good deal, 8 books for $8, good find!

    Check out my Stacking The Shelves.

  21. Your daughter is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the video with us :-)

    I still need to read the Alien Huntress series, but I have all the books on my bookshelf! I really liked the Nightwalker series by Jaquelyn Frank (still need to read "Adam" though).

    Christine got some great books too! So looking forward to Born of Silence. It's on its way to me in the mail now! Yay! Under the Never Sky was a great read. I have Coveted & Struck on my TBR :-)

    Hope you get some time to get a little reading in & some sleep! :-)

    1. I can't wait to begin Born of Silence! I'm really curious how Sherrelyn Kenyon manages to explain why Darling isn't gay...

  22. Congrats on your baby girl! I have three boys of my own, so I completely understand the exhaustion;) I promise it will get easier.

    Thank you so much for the meme and for sharing your new additions for your shelf. Great books!

  23. I'm borrowing a copy of Divergent from a blogger soon so I cannot wait to get my hands on it and read it! I hope you enjoy everything and your daughter is beautiful btw! Here's my IMM!


    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  24. I loved summoning the night, it's an amazing book! I need to try this Jenna Black series. I also have hounded but haven't read it yet. Happy reading!

  25. Your daughter is adorable! =)
    I have read both Inusrgent and Timepiece this week, and I have to say that they are both amazing! Hope you enjoy them!


    My Post

  26. I hope I get Insurgent soon! I just got Timepiece from Netgalley as well. So excited! I love the early Anita Blake series books! I gave up around book 8 though :-(
    My Stack

  27. Your little girl is just beautiful!

    And you got some great books, all of those books by Laurell K. Hamilton are from the same series, the Anita Blake series. There are a lot of the books in the series and while I think it's best if you read in order, she does explain a lot in each book ;)

    Mands xox

  28. Great books this week! I look forward to your review of Struck.

    1. Thanks! It might Take a while though since my sister has seen it and taken without asking... :)

  29. Your daughter is so cute! Thank you for setting up this meme. I've been meaning to read something by Gena Showalter for quite awhile, but haven't gotten around to it yet... I hope to soon!

  30. Great books, Love the baby video!

  31. Congrats on your baby girl! She's a doll and my son is only 2 so my advice: it gets easier! :) (Mine was the worst sleeper EVER - I hope yours isn't anything like mine haha). And great haul too I'm reading Insurgent now and it's awesome I'm loving it. I also want to read Struck. I love that cover the lettering is much cooler than mine. Thanks for starting this meme I'm all for supporting fellow Canadian! :) My post will be up in an hour or so.

    1. The night before last was hell, but she was good last night. I'm hopeful :)

  32. Awesome books this week!! I hope you enjoy them all :D

  33. Great books this week! I still need to read Divergent. Once I do, I'm going to grab Insurgent ASAP! Congratulations on your baby girl! Enjoy these early moments...they fly by so fast! Your vid. makes me want to have another one! >.< Happy reading, and lots of rest <3

    MaryAnn @ chapter by chapter
    What we got this week!

  34. Your little baby girls is adorable congratulations! I had no idea Deadly Descendant was out, I loved the first book in the series so can't wait to see how things play out. Great books this week!

  35. New follower-kind of, joined you last week-thanks to Parajunkee :D
    I did my first Stacking The Shelves last week hehehehe
    OH MY GOD!! I didn't know you were pregnant T_T
    Found out thanks to Wendy @A Cupcake & a Latte >.< Congrats!!!!!
    I do my STS on sundays hehehe so I'll link tomorrow :D
    As for your books...I had never heard of the first author whose books you bought but I've been dying to get any of Gena's books!
    Happy Reading!

  36. First off, your little girl is so CUTE! Bless your heart in having to hold her for such a long period that it caused your arm stress. Hopefully you'll get stronger with time and holding her. :)

    That is an awesome book haul you have there. I believe all of the Laurell K. Hamilton books are within the Anita Blake series. :) The Nymph King was the first Gena Showalter book I ever read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I really hope you enjoy it and your other books as well, Tynga. Happy reading!

    My StS

  37. Great book haul, Tynga.
    Congratulations on the baby :)
    She's adorable and she's already smiling a little ! :D
    So cute <3
    Good luck with the baby :)

  38. Very nice stack! Evermore and Jacob are on my tbr, too. Hope you'll enjoy all your reads!

  39. Congrats on your new girl! She is absolutely adorable! :D

  40. I'm in the middle of Struck now and enjoying it quite a bit!! Such a sweet baby girl---HUGE congrats on your new family member!! :D

    Here's my haul!

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  42. Hi girls! Thank you so much for creating this meme. I decided to join you from this week on and I'm your newest follower. ^.^

    And congrats on the new girl, awww! <3

    Here's my StS. ♥
    Check my giveaway of THE VICIOUS DEEP!

  43. Great haul and congrats on your baby :D ! She is beautiful the video at the end was so cute !!!!
    Encore félicitations :)!

  44. Hey there! I'd love to participate in this meme, but I have called my weekly recaps "Week in Review" for months.. Would it be okay if I participated and mentioned that you hosted this meme, but keep the name I use right now or something like that?

    Patricia // My Week

    1. Perfect! Thank you very much! <3

      (Also, I could finally watch a vlog - Chrome apparently does like me right now - and omg, your baby smiled! *_*)

  45. Great haul this week. I loved Insurgent. Deadly Descendent and Summoning the Night look like great reads I will have to check these out on goodreads :D

    Check out what I got this week

  46. Tynga, your daughter is simply precious! To give your arms a break, you need a Maya Wrap!! My firstborn virtually lived in it!! That way, she can wear her and still have arms to do other things. I like the original one without the padding. To my knowledge, you can't buy it in Canada (unless that has changed) so I ordered mine from the US: http://www.mayawrap.com/. No, I do not have any affiliation whatsoever with the company. I'm just a happy customer :)

    On to the books! I haven't yet read Laurell K. Hamilton series, but that is on my TBR pile. I really must get to Divergent, now that Insurgent is out!

    I hope you get a chance to get caught up on your sleep. I had the same experience in the hospital -- I never got any sleep! It will be much better for you both now that you are home :)

    I hope you have an awesome week!

    And thanks for including Mister Linky!!


    1. Thanks Darlene! I'm checking it out!

  47. Ohmygod, your daughter's adorable!! And her smile! :)

    Great books this week! Thanks for the heads up that Glitch is available on NG :)

    Michele | Stacking the Shelves

  48. Oooo I can't wait to read Struck!

  49. Under the Never Sky is so good! Great haul this week! Thanks for doing this meme! I'll be participating in it from now on :)

  50. Thank you for sharing the video - she's so sweet. To save your arm put a pillow on your lap and then lay her on it to nurse. Your arms will thank you :).

    Jacob and the entire Nightwalker as well as the Shadowdweller series are fantastic. And Gena hasn't written a book I didn't love. I think you pulled in a fantastic haul at the sale :).

    1. Yeah I'm already doing that, but I still gotta hold her head to my breast or she's not comfortable. I'll thoughen up ^^

  51. Hi Tynga! This is my first time at your blog and wanted to say a big thank you for providing another outlet for sharing out books =) I'm looking forward to continuing with this meme.

    I also got Insurgent this week (I'd be crazy not to!) Loving it so far and hope you are too!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

    1. You'er very welcome! I didn't a get chance to start reading it yet but I can't wait!

  52. Baby Lily is adorable!
    I really need to get a copy of Insurgent soon!!!

    My Haul

  53. awww she is just adorable! Hope you can get rested up some now that your home Tynga! I am doing my own little mailbox post but still am letting folks know I am participating in Stacking the Shelves and linking you hon. Thank you so much for giving us this alternative!

  54. Hi Tynga! Congrats on your baby girl, she's beautiful! I was torn on what to do to showcase the books I receive, but liked the idea of doing a news/bookhaul combination and decided to start doing The Sunday Post meme. I'd love to do them all but don't have that kind of time, LOL! I'm not sure if it'd be appropriate to link it up to yours. I may try to combine them :).

    I hope you get to read Insurgent soon, I loved it and just posted a review. Last week I got Under the Never Sky on audiobook and I can't wait to start listening. You had a great book week, I hope Lily gives you a chance to enjoy them soon :).

    ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte - The Sunday Post: Book Haul & Blog News

  55. Awww, such a beautiful girl and cute smile. Congratulations! Hope you enjoy all your new books and are able to get some rest.

    Safari Poet

  56. Congratulations, Momma!! :) She's so cute! Makes me want to have more... I already have too many (4).
    Take care of yourself and sleep when she does! Breatfeeding gets easier, but it does drain you. The best way I saved my arm was laying on the bed with the baby. Or, a wrap around pillow thingy(forgot name) It was awesome it velcro's around your body and you lay the baby on top and no pressure on your back or arm. I used to feed mine while actually doing housework!
    Get ready for sleepness nights, but it does get easier after a few months. Make sure you use a routine same wake up, nap, feed, sleep, the routine worked awesome for me, just give it time.
    Thanks for hosting STS Love it!

    OH, You got AWESOME books!!! :)

  57. I'm four chapters into Insurgent. Hope it lives up to your expectations and happy reading!

  58. Congratulations! She's such a cutie :)
    And great haul! Laurell K Hamilton is one of my guilty pleasures. Happy reading!

  59. Your baby is so precious!! My youngest of 3 boys is 16 months now. I can't believe he used to be so small. Now he's wild and climbing on everything. :) I'm excited to join this meme. Thanks for hosting!

  60. Ooooh, Insurgent's pretty good =) I also got Shift by Kim Curran from Netgalley, hopefully it's as awesome as its summary haha. Great book haul this week! =)

  61. Lily-Ann is soooo sweeet! She's just adorable. Congratulations!! I just love her name. I have a new baby at home too, he's seven weeks now. I wanted to name the baby Lily if we had a girl, but obviously he's a boy so we named him Miles. :)

    I don't know how you're getting any blogging done! Way to go!

  62. Wow! So many great books I don't even know where to get started. Enjoy all your reads.

    My Weekly Wrap Up

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