Saturday, July 14, 2012

Stacking The Shelves #6

From Tynga's Reviews:

We are all book lovers and the need to share our enthusiasm is sometimes overwhelming. 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! 
If you’re anything like me, you are probably hoarding books and even though you are excited about your latest book arrival, it might be a while before you get to review it and Stacking The Shelves is a good way to express your undying enthusiasm for those titles!

Another light week for me.  This is just the calm before the storm.  One of my favorite discount book sites is having a sale and I went a bit overboard.  The postman should be bring me loads of books in the next week or so.

Giveaway Won at The Literary Gothamite:
The Bay of Foxes: A Novel by Sheila Kohler
In 1978, Dawit, a young, beautiful, and educated Ethiopian refugee, roams the streets of Paris. By chance, he spots the famous French author M., who at sixty is at the height of her fame. Seduced by Dawit's grace and his moving story, M. invites him to live with her. He makes himself indispensable, or so he thinks. When M. brings him to her Sardinian villa, beside the Bay of Foxes, Dawit finds love and temptation—and perfects the art of deception

Purchased from B&N:

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare 
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? 
This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . . 
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
Purchased from B&N:
Waking Lazarus by T.L. Hines
Jude Allman is hiding. Hiding from the world and hiding from God. Because when you come back from the dead three times the world wants a piece of you...and it becomes clear that God may have something in mind for you too. When a terrible danger threatens the people that matter most to Jude, he realizes his days of hiding are over. Does he have enough faith in God's faith in him to truly risk living for the first time in years?
Author Requesting Reviews (GoodReads):
I'm Only Human After Allby Alex Rogers
What do you do if you find yourself suddenly, and without provocation, the target of high school aggression, relentless insults, and painful isolation? Such is the dilemma of teenager Alex Rogers, the main character in I’m Only Human After All, the thought-provoking, absorbing novel inspired by the real-life trials of the author by the same name. In this penetrating story, Rogers draws from his personal experiences to offer invaluable insight to students, teachers, and parents everywhere on today’s increasingly common, and highly damaging, instances of bullying and cyber-bullying. The novel’s poignant, reflective first-person narrative details all that bullied young adults confront, casting crucial new light on this timely topic to enable individuals to cope with this pervasive problem. I’m Only Human After All also represents the debut work of fiction in the ongoing "Empowerment" series based on the author’s life that surrounds topics relevant today.


  1. Sometimes having a light week is a good thing. Your tastes are very different than mine. Nice haul.


  2. City of Bones was a really good book! I was kind of annoyed that Cassie extended the series so much but I still loved the first three!

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  3. I think you should City of Bones really soon! I hope you enjoy your books! :)


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  4. City of Bones is one of my absolute favs! OMG so jealous that you get to start it. Nothing beats starting an awesome book series for the first time. Enjoy all the books you got this week! Happy reading :)

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  5. City of Bones is in my TBR :D So excited!

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  6. Great Haul, City of Bones is great. I hope you like it : ) my Stacking the shelves and Giveaway

  7. Ahh City of Bones! Loved it. I hope you like it as much as everyone does.

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  8. Nice - City of Bones! I enjoyed it but haven't read the rest of the series yet. I hope you like it. :)

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