Stacking the Shelves (13) & Blogspiration (18)

Posted on 08/26/2012 in Sunday Post / 12 Comments


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly book blogger meme hosted by Tynga of Tynga’s Reviews. Make sure you stop by her blog to check it out and add your name to the linky!



This Week

I’d been eying this book on everyone else’s shelves for some time.  I’ve seen the reviews and the 4 and 5 star “ZOMG, I HEART THIS BOOK SO MUCH I WANT TO HAVE BOOK BABIES WITH IT!” ratings.  Dammit, I want a book to love that much.  It’s been awhile about thirty seconds since I lurved one that much.  I actually won this from, HarperTeen’s social site.


Hard Copies

DEFIANCE by C.J. Redwine


A huge thank you to EpicReads (aka Harper) this week!  Have I told you lately that I love you?


I hope everyone else had a great week as well!





Blogspiration is a weekly meme hosted by GrowingUp YA & Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers & writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the author’s choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation & just a little SOMETHING.



This week is a special collaborative effort brought together by Kristin of Growing Up YA.   She asked,

“If you could have dinner with any 7 famous people (dead or alive) who would you choose and where would you sit?”


  So this is tough.  I answered a question like this at work just a week ago (you have to make things interesting working for a bank, otherwise…just kidding just kidding…my boss might be reading this).  So I’m going to go with those answers and add a few more.

  1. Justin Cronin, author of The Passage.  The Passage was a unique novel, in that it took some real world situations, mixed it up with speculative fiction and gave us phenomenal – and scary – possibilities.  Cronin made me wonder if things like that could actually happen.  And I want to pick his brain.
  2. F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Fitzgerald wrote my favorite classic, The Great Gatsby.  I would love to sit and talk with him about the 1920s (a decade of which I am obsessed), and the political and socio-economic climate of that time.  Besides a few details, is it really any different now?
  3. Karen Marie Moning, author of the best-selling Fever and Highlander series.  Moning is hands-down my favorite author.  She makes magic with her words and I want to know more about the worlds she created – and I want to know more about her.  Plus, you know, Barrons.
  4. Abraham Lincoln.  What would he think of where we are today?  And was he REALLY a vampire-hunter?  Okay just kidding on that last part.  Sort of.  Maybe.
  5. Princess Diana.  Her philanthropic work was nothing short of saintly.  The world misses her.
  6. Steve Jobs.  Innovator, creator, and just inspirational.
  7. Jesus.  I’m not overly religious, but he continues to be one of the most influential men in history.  Wars are fought over him, people are brought together through him.
I would seat them anywhere they wanted to sit.   I think I’d be too intimidated to sit next to Jesus or Diana, but I’d love to sit next to Honest Abe, and well, any of the rest of them.

What inspires you this week?

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Jennifer is both a book nerd and professional photographer. That means she lives in the fantasy world all the time, whether of her making, or someone else's. She collects books like the Duggar family collects kids, and began waiting for her Hogwarts letter at the tender age of 33.


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12 responses to “Stacking the Shelves (13) & Blogspiration (18)

  1. Kristin Feliz

    I believe we have both Steve Jobs and Jesus in common 😀 YAY for us! You have a seriously great list!! Since you’re obsessed with the 1920’s, have you read the Bright Young Things series by Anna Godbersen? Cause if you haven’t stop EVERYTHING and go pick it up! SO. GOOD.

  2. Grace Fonseca

    Nice. Waiting on my copy to arrive. Come check out my shelves this week as well.\n\n\nGrace\n

  3. Jenenenenenenenenennnnnn! I AM COMING TO YOUR DINNER PARTY. KAY? WHAT Do you drink? WHAT SHALL I BRING? \n\nCould you maybe ask Karen to bring Barrons as well? >:D\n\nAND DEFIIIIIIANCE! WANT! I so can’t wait to see what you think! ♥


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