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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Stacking the Shelves - New York Comic Con Edition

I am under attack!!!!!

My computer is under attack by a vicious strain of adware. It admonishes me to update my FLV Flash Player. With every web page I try to open, another window pops up with the ad. I have been under attack for a week now and hubby has been trying his darndest to get rid of it. Norton won't pick it up as it is not a virus. We have tried other types of sweepers which seem to find it and remove it, but it replicates itself and renames it.

So, I have been unable to work on my computer. I am posting this update from my iPad. I do not know the nature of the threat and do not want to log into any page or access any account information while my PC is still under attack. Hence, I have not posted anything since. I can use my iPad, but it's not so easy to do pictures and things like I normally do.

So, that's what I've been dealing with. This past week I have been busy getting ready for the New York Comic Con, so I have at least been occupied. I needed to get organized and I was happily making lists. I think I was pretty set. I had my authors set. I had my panels selected. I had my floor map highlighted and marked with dots and lines and arrows and the names of all the booths I wanted to stop by. I also had my list of Comic Con exclusives to look for and as much of an autographing and publishers give away schedule as I could find. I only went for Thursday and Friday this year as Saturday and Sunday were beyond insane last year. I swear there was a moment when I was moving with the crowd, but my feet were not touching the floor. More on the NYCC later. Today it's all about the books.

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Review.

New York Comic Con Haul:
Angelology by Danielle Trussoni (Signed Finished copy)
Flight of the Silvers by Daniel Price (ARC)
The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin (ARC)
Red Rising by Pierce Brown (ARC)
Zits Shredded by Jeremy Scott and Jim Borgman (ARC)
The Creature Department by Robert Paul Weston (ARC)
Landry Park by Bethany Hagen (ARC)
Into the Still Blue by Veronic Rossi (Signed ARC)
Archetype by M.D. Waters (ARC)
The Jupiter Pirates by Jason Fry (Signed ARC)
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins (ARC)
Archon: The Books of Raziel by Sabrina Benulis (Finished Copy)
Invasive Species by Joseph Wallace (Signed ARC)
Color Me Swoooooon by Mel Elliot (Finished Copy)
Perfect Lies by Kiersten White (ARC)
Demon Lover by Juliet Dark (Finished Copy)
The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer (Signed ARC)
Among Others by Jo Walton (Finished Copy)
Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost (Finished Copy)
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Finished Copy)
Dark Currents: Angent of Hel by Jacqueline Carey (Finished Copy)
Fated by Benedict Jacka (Finished Copy)
100 Ghosts by Doogie Horner (Signed Finished Copy)
The Blood Gospel by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell (Finished Copy)
God Save the Queen by Kate Locke (Signed Finished Copy)
Vicious by V.E. Schwab (Signed Finished Copy)

New York Comic Con Samples:
Let Me Off at the Top: My Classy Life and Other Musings by Ron Burgundy
The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancy
The Dragon's Tooth by N.D. Wilson
Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (New York Comic Con Exclusive)

Bought Books:
Tidal by Amanda Hocking
Hero by Alethea Kontis
Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone
Lockwood and Company: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
Hollow's End: The Legend Series by Marianne Morea - Purchased in Sleepy Hollow at the Horseman's Hollow

Kindle Books:
Gift by Andrea J. Buchanan - Kindle Daily Deal
Demon Princess: Reign or Shine by Michelle Rowen - Kindle Daily Deal
Click to Subscribe by L.M. Augustine
How to Date a Nerd by Cassie Mae
Silver Heart by Victoria Green
Northanger Alibi (The Jane Austen Diaries) by Jenni James
Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley

That's it for this week. Happy Reading!


  1. Oh no! I hope you get the computer problem fixed soon. I need my desktop in order to work and that crapped out on me a couple of months ago. So I can totally understand what you're going through.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

    1. It seems quite a few people are having issues with computers lately. I am so happy I bought my iPad, though. While it was difficult posting from my iPad, it at least kept me sane so I could look at Bloglovin, Goodreads, Kindle Daily deals, etc.
      The issue has finally been resolved and I will be posting again by tomorrow.
      Thanks for stopping by Kristin!

  2. Having been out of action myself thanks to computer issues I can empathise with you. Hoping you get things sorted soon as I'm eager to hear all about comic Con.

    1. Well, I still have to write about comic con. I took a couple pictures of fun authors and I experimented by emailing the photos to myself, but I could not figure out how to copy the photo from email and paste into my blog with the iPad, so I just decided to wait until the evil adware was defeated.
      It has been now and I will be back up and running tomorrow.
      I know you feel my pain. I feel lost without the computer. I'm not sure if that is good or bad.

  3. Hope hubby is able to fix your PC soon! So annoying when that happens!

    Well done with your Comic Con haul! So jealous at all of the awesome books you managed to bring home, but hope you didn't hurt yourself hauling them home!

    1. You will hear about comic con before the end of the week. I will say this, though. I decided to not take a suitcase Thursday because the floor was only open from 3 - 7. How bad could it be? Big Mistake!!! The pain, the pain!!!
      Took a suitcase Friday, but it was one of the carry on size pieces of luggage. Still, fit all the books in it.
      I actually managed to survive a con and not destroy my luggage with the weight of my books. Progress!