Stacking The Shelves

Stacking The Shelves





Stacking the shelves is a weekly feature started by Tynga’s Reviews.  You can learn more about it by going here.







One of my 2015 blogging goals was to do more features.  So, I am jumping on the Stacking the Shelves feature. Nice to meet you!

I took the plunge and purchased a new look for Ex Libris.  I went to Ashley at Nose Graze for a WP theme and I have been very happy. (The theme is Eliza, for those who are interested.) this was a big deal for me because when I switched to WordPress from blogger I never really took the time to understand it, at all.  So, I was pretty afraid that I would irrevocably damage my blog.  However, that has not been the case!  Everything has been easy, Ashley has the patience of a saint and has answered all of my weird questions, and things are going really smoothly!  I also bought the Ultimate Book Blogger Plug-In and OMG WHY DIDN’T I DO THIS SOONER???  Seriously, if you’re wondering if it’s worth the money, the answer is YES x 1,000.  I’m still cleaning things up a bit, so you’ll have to pardon my dust for a few more weeks.

In the mail this week was this book from St. Martin’s.  It’s a mix of prose and graphic novel.  It looks very interesting!

still life


I also picked up a few romances for review from NetGalley

badnews  highlander



Red Rising by Pierce Brown


Damage Done by Amanda Panitch (US/CAN)
Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr (US/CAN)
Pretending to be Erica by Michelle Painchaud (US)

This weekend I’m reading The Wrath and the Dawn for my YA for Adults Book Club.  What are you reading?




22 responses to “Stacking The Shelves

  1. The layout looks good! And unique!

    Have already placed a reservation with the library after reading the blurb for The Wrath and the Dawn. The plot looks intriguing! Am currently reading Searching for Always be Jennifer Probst and am enjoying it.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Love it!! WordPress is a god send and so is Ashley! I am thinking about maybe making me design a bit more simple. I’m so glad your happy with it and the most awesome part of when I had an hacker trying to tear down my site last month, Ashley was on it and nothing was damaged at all. Just make sure to save your options in the UBB setting, I think it’s at the very bottom. Also if you have any questions I can help you as best I can! ❤️
    ❤️Britt @ please feed the bookworm

  3. I LOVE the new design Kate!! Some days I wonder id I should switch from blogger to WordPress but I’m not ready to commit to anything just yet.

    And The Wrath and the Dawn is simply amazing! I hope you enjoy it!

  4. Ashley did my whole migration in April; she’s amazing and so patient! I’m slowly checking backlinks and putting featured images into old posts. I love that feature, and the SEO for each post also.

  5. Justin

    Your new theme looks great, Kate! I am going have Ashley do a WP transfer to me from Blogger, moving my theme and everything over and edit it some to make it look a little more seamless. I feel like after 4 years, it’s time to jump the blogger ship! Can’t wait to join the WP crowd.

    I hope you enjoy everything you got this week too! 🙂

    Here is my StS

    Justin @ Justin’s Book Blog

  6. Welcome to Stacking the Shelves! (I’ve seen you around Twitter quite a lot, but have never properly introduced myself!)

    Your new theme looks great. It’s very clean, and as someone who loves purple, all of the purple shades = A+ in my book. 🙂

    Got the SMP book too, can’t wait to hear what you think. 🙂 Also, yay for Wrath and the Dawn!

  7. Dee

    I’m reading Circling the Sun… Well-writen coming of age story set in Africa. It’s great so far, very atmospheric in a way that takes you into another world.

    I read a part of Still Life in Las Vegas in the St. Martins sampler and it was a bit odd but intriguing. Hope you review it.

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