Stacking the Shelves # 16
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! Visit Tynga’s Reviews to learn more about this weekly meme.
I attended BEA last week (was it just last week???), and for my last Stacking the Shelves post, I just linked to my BEA diary posts. (Check them out here.
) I didn’t want to be redundant, and I was also a bit worried that posting a photo of my BEA books would look…boastful somehow. Then I convinced myself that that was silly. BEA is open to all bloggers, of course, so my attendance was nothing special, and the books that I was fortunate enough to bring home were merely a result of timing and willingness to put up with some pain in my feet and shoulders!
I shipped one big (40 lb.) box via USPS last Friday evening. I anxiously followed the tracking, and I became even more anxious when I saw numerous tweets regarding ripped open boxes and missing books. My box arrived yesterday. I picked it up as soon as the mailman dropped it off, and this is what it looked like. Note – I snapped this pic BEFORE I opened it.
Nice, huh? Those dark stains are wetness. In fact, the entire box was soggy. Fortunately, the books were not damaged. How does this happen? Steph from Cuddlebuggery was not so lucky. She tweeted a pic today of her box that looks just like this, but her books were damaged, and her box had been ripped open. Not only that, but books that were not hers were placed inside! Someone, somewhere, is missing them. So, I’m grateful mine were OK, but I can assure you that I will NOT use USPS next year, even though that means I will have to pay significantly more.
OK, public service announcement over. Let’s look at the books!
That’s a beautiful sight, isn’t it?
As lovely as these books are, I won’t be able to get to them for at least a month. When I started my blog back in February, I went on a joyful NG and EW binge, and those books are all being published now. I’m trying to be good and follow through on those commitments. Meanwhile, these beauties taunt me.
OK, let’s see what you got this week!