Stacking the Shelves #66

Posted November 16, 2013 by Kara in Lyn, Stacking the Shelves / 22 Comments

stacking the shelves



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

I haven’t done a haul in a long, long while. In the meantime, my “new to the shelf” pile is huge, and threatening to overflow.

Besides books, I added a new cat, a new blanket, and a new obsession over the movie franchise for Thor (seriously, I am in love with the new movie). 

Kara broke the news that my family sprung for my tickets to New York for BEA, so I’m locked in to go. 

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I’m making this short and sweet, so here are the goods:

Books
 
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What I Came to Tell You by Tommy Hays (won from Cassi at Galavanting Girl Books!)

Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff (from Kara – THANK YOU!)

Hyperbole and a HalfUnfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand (I think this is the third copy I have purchased, but this one is for a great cause, because I met Claire at Barnes and Noble one day and SHE SIGNED IT AND GAVE ME A HUG!! I love her.)

The Vikings by Mark & Chartrand, R. & Durham, K. & Heath, I. Harrison

 

Kindle Books
 
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Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano (Kindle Sale!!) 
Dark Promise by Julia Crane and Talia Jager (Kindle Freebee)
 
The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann (Kindle Sale!!)
 
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (read along)
 
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On the Blog This Week:
 
Monday: Kara reviewed the second book in the Crewel series, Altered by Gennifer Albin. Despite the new cover, she gave the book 4 stars!
 
Tuesday: Kara and Lyn discuss which covers they would love to redesign on Top Ten Tuesday.
 
Wednesday: Lyn is evil and shares some top holiday gifts for book lovers on this week’s Imaginative Discussions.
 
Thursday: Kara’s blog tour post covers The Color of Light by Helen Maryles Shankman. It is another 4 star book for Kara this week!
 
Friday: Kara and Lyn kick off their biweekly feature, Forgotten Fridays, with Miles from Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams: 1 star rating from both women.
 
Links We Love:
 
Lexxie at (Un)Conventional Book Views discusses movies versus books on her Feature and Follow.
 
Anya at On Starships and Dragonwings confesses her true feelings about character deaths (I am giving her an evil glare). Check it out!
 
Pixie at The Bookaholic is a double hitter this week: First, she discusses retellings on her month long theme, and then she features her own Forgotten Friday this week!
 
Christina at A Reader of Fiction hits her 80th Book Snark!
 
The awesome gals at The Midnight Garden launched their new site this week! I love the new design!
 
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22 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #66

    • I kept thinking House of the Scorpion and The Scorpio Races were the same book for the longest time – fail.

      We went out and watched Thor again last night. I just love it!

      Please do try to track me down at BEA!!

  1. Great haul! I’ve read few chapters of Perfect Ruin and enjoyed it, now I just need to buy the book so I can finish it! Went to see Thor 2 this week, thought it was brilliant 🙂

    Enjoy your new books and your new kitty cat 🙂

    • Kara recommended it, so I went ahead and bought it. It is nice to have a wide range of Kindle books, since I travel with it.

      Thanks! I’ll have to get more pictures of the guy up soon!

    • I used the new blanket as my backdrop. This might sound weird, but I just love buying new blankets. I honestly have way too many. I need to donate some of them!

  2. Amy

    New blankets are the best!!! I still haven’t read Year of the Shadows. I really need to because it sounds awesome!! And a new kitty!!! Yay!!! And it’s awesome that you are going to BEA!!

    • I am oddly obsessed with blankets. I have way, way, WAY too many, yet I keep buying them. And I don’t even live in cold weather.

      I hope you are going to BEA as well, Amy!

  3. I’m dying to go to BEA. You guys will have an awesome time! I’ve been meaning to read Kinslayer for forever. I’ve been reading Hyperbole and a Half, it’s funny, but deeper than I was expecting. Memoirs of a Geisha is a great book. Great haul this week!

  4. Still waiting for Kinslayer to come into my library. One of these days I guess!
    I’m really happy, Lyn, that you are able to go to BEA next year! You will definitely have a fantastic time and meet wonderful people. Happy that you got a new cat as well. I would be totally lost without mine, so I understand. Have a great day!

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