Stacking the Shelves # 67

May 30, 2014 Stacking the Shelves 18

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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.

Anyone with a blog knows all about spam comments.  I use the Akismet spam filter, which does a great job at catching spam.  Unfortunately, there are about ten people who comment regularly on my blog who are ALWAYS flagged as spammers.  I have no idea why this happens, especially since I receive emails notifying me of their comments, just like I do with comments that are approved by Akismet.  (If anyone knows of a way to solve this, please let me know.)  Anyway, because of this, I can’t just empty out my spam folder; I have to scan through it several times a day to pull out these real comments.  I’m so used to the spam comments that read like, “Your blog is so wonderful!  So informative!  Now let me leave some crap links on your blog.”  But a few days ago, this awesome spam comment caught my attention, and I’ve copied it verbatim:

certainly like your website but you need to test the spelling on quite a few of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I in finding it very troublesome to inform the truth nevertheless I’ll certainly come back again.

Come on – that’s amazing, isn’t it?  I have to admit that I admire this spammer for trying a new tactic: insult the blogger!



Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
Extraction by Stephanie Diaz
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
Clariel by Garth Nix
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant
The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang


Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro: Don’t forget about the free audiobooks every week this summer at SYNC!
The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie





End Times by Anna Schumacher
Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

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Let me know what hit your shelves this week!


18 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves # 67”

  1. Vickie (Under The Mountain)

    Spam comments! I love soam comments, they’re getting weirder. I don’t get them too often but this one was so amusing to me I dug it out of my email bin:

    ”Also remember to upgrade these weapons more frequently so that they can be more effective. The leagues go from bronze to silver to good to diamond to champion etc. Our post-literate culture, more than ever before, relies on clash of clans hack tool no

    I’ll let you decide what to make of that!

    I keep seeing A Thousand Pieces Of You today *cry* I need it. Oh well, hopefully I’ll get to read it soon and I can keep myself occupied by reading everyone’s reviews of it. 😀

    Under The Mountain

    • Stephanie

      That spam comment sounds like someone is playing a few too many videogames.

      I hope you get to read A Thousand Pieces of You, soon, too! I actually haven’t read anything by Claudia Gray yet.

  2. Kristen@My Friends Are Fiction

    Free to Fall! I just read it and enjoyed it a lot! What a great haul this week!! All the great books 🙂 excited to see what you think of them all.

    Got to love spam. I get insulting ones fairly often–or I did when looked at them. I’ve not looked lately I hope legit comments aren’t getting dumped in there! Eeps.
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    • Stephanie

      It’s worth a peek just to make sure real commenters aren’t getting dumped there. I wish I could figure out why this is happening.

  3. Tammy

    I picked up Free To Fall from my library too. I was surprised by how big it is. I read her first book, Parallel and loved it. It seems like there’s some good YA fantasy books being released this year.

  4. Mel@thedailyprophecy

    I guess that is one of the good things about Blogspot. The spam comments aren’t so bad there! Stitching snow sounds fantastic and really like a book I will enjoy. I love those new covers from Cabriel. I see many covers from Edelweiss, I got a lot of them too, haha. Happy reading!
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  5. Kirsty-Marie

    Oh God, sorry but A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I in finding it very troublesome to inform the truth really? I mean, really? Ugh. On a good note, the Harper titles <3! I loved Confessions of a Murder Suspect too, it was actually my first James Patterson book, wasn't so bad. Happy reading! 🙂
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    • Stephanie

      Yup, AOY is on SYNC now! I’ve already read it, but I am more than happy to pick up the free audiobook.

  6. Pili

    Well, that spammer was creative at least! I also got one telling me my blog took ages to load and offered a very helpful link to help me with that *rolls eyes*

    Free To Fall I got for my Kindle and I’m quite excited to finally get to it, I cannot wait to hear what you think!

    I’m quite envious of some of your galley picks! Stitching Snow sounds seriously fantastic!!
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