Stacking the Shelves #30

Posted February 16, 2013 by Kara in Stacking the Shelves / 17 Comments

Welcome to Stacking the Shelves! Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Team Tynga’s Reviews. This is where we showcase books we have received or bought during the week.

So this week I got a lovely book package from a dear friend, and I bought a couple of e-books with a gift card I won. That’s right! I won a $50.00 gift card from Amazon for hosting the Release blog tour and having one of the grand prize winners come from my blog! You’d think I went out and spent it all right away, but no, I am saving it and only buying books that I really want since I’m kind of on a buying ban right now.

From my dear friend Christina at Reader of Fictions, I got the lovely books you see in the photo. It’s an awesome book package, and the best part is I only thought I was going to get two of the books, but she threw in a third as a freebie. I will now be keeping an eye my shelves to send her something back I think she will like. 

The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell (This book has one of my favorite covers ever.)

Not Exactly a Love Story by Audrey Couloumbis (The freebie)

Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green by Helen Phillips (Yay middle grade. I also love the title.)

E-Books

No review books this week. I bought two books for my Kindle with my gift card. They are:

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Golden Boy: Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood by Martin Booth (I’m researching Kowloon Walled City again. Why? Because I can, and someday this book will get written.)

Breathe by Sarah Crossan (This one is iffy amongst my friends. But it was the Kindle Daily Deal so I thought I would try it.)


That’s it for me this week. No review books, but fun stuff nonetheless. Leave me a comment and I will come visit your posts! Happy reading!

17 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #30

  1. Sam

    I had some mixed thoughts on Breathe, but I liked it well enough overall. I hope it works out for you! The Death of Bees sounds brilliant. The reviews I have read so far have been pretty good. Enjoy! 🙂

  2. Amy

    Ohh The Death of Bees sounds good. What a great package!! How awesome that you won a GC. They are always great!! I hope you like Breathe. The world building is a bit lacking, but I still enjoyed it.

  3. What an awesome parcel of books! I have Not Exactly A Love Story, too, it sounds good! And I liked Breathe – it definitely wasn’t a stand out dystopian, but I enjoyed it 🙂

  4. Let me know how you like Death of Bees 🙂 I’m interested in that one! I brought Breathe when it was the Kindle Daily deal as well.. it’s been added to the massive TBR pile. lol

  5. I really wanted to love Breathe, I had been so excited for it. But it didn’t really work for me, though I think I was definitely the black sheep with it. I hope you have better luck than I did. That’s the only book I have heard of in your haul! I love how you always have books that I can look up and are new to me, yay for you reading outside the box. I need to do it more and that MG one may be for me. I am always so surprised at how much I end up liking MG ones I read. Great haul chickie!

    • I hope I do too, but if I don’t, it was only a buck 99.

      Thank you! I try to stay away from the mainstream and focus on a lot of books here that aren’t loaded up with hype. I am glad you’ve noticed!

      I love MG. Maybe you and I can do a MG read-a-long for something this year.

  6. Yay! I wanted to send you a surprise! I thought that was such a weird, but fun book. But if you don’t like it, oh well, it was free. I think you’ll enjoy the other two for sure though. The Death of Bees’ cover is seriously gorgeous. I almost kept it just for that reason, but then remembered how many books I have and got over myself. I can’t keep everything, not even all the four stars.

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