Sunday, June 22, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #4


Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and 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!

I will also be linking up with The Sunday Post, which is hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, just because I want to try this meme out! This features a recap of my week, and also interesting posts around the blogosphere.

From the Library:

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein - So YES this is the companion novel for Code Name Verity. I just started reading the first couple pages, and Maddie makes an appearance!

Tides by Betsy Cornwell - Reviewed this one already! This is definitely the best mermaid/selkie story I have read so far, but that's not saying much since I've only read a total of three. I'm still looking for the ultimate mermaid story, however.

Earth Girl by Janet Edwards - Picked this one up at the library because I'm a huge sucker for YA Sci-fi. I've only read one review from Anya @ On Starships and Dragonwings, but I'm still willing to give it a shot! 

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman - Being half-Chinese, I'm expecting a lot out of this novel. And DRAGONS. I really like dragons.
 
e-ARCs:

Thank you so much Edelweiss and Harlequin! You have no idea how much I really want to read Lies We Tell Ourselves!

Weekly Recap:

Tuesday: I put together my list of top ten reads for the summer! I couldn't put all 234530 books on my TBR list on it, so I had to make some very tough decisions.

Wednesday: I reviewed The Raven Boys, which I have deemed as one of the best books with character development! Literally. You will fall in love with all the the boys, and Blue!

Thursday: I get my wisdom teeth out, and write a post about it. I'M STILL IN A LOT OF PAIN. And my cheeks got bigger. I've been eating pureed food for the last three days.

Friday: I reviewed Tides, which left me wanting for more! Luckily the author is writing another book based on one of the characters! :D

News from the Bloggysphere!

I loved the post from Ashley @ Lovely Literature, that features her favorite video game soundtracks from her Stay-in Bed Sampler! Obviously I'm a fan.

Amir @ The Not-So-Literary Heiresses forgets about the blog's 1-year blogoversary.

18 comments:

  1. Eon!! That is one of my favorites! I'm really hoping it meets your expectations. Also, Lies We Told Ourselves looks so good. I requested that one too and am crossing my fingers that I am approved. I hope you love your new books!

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    1. I hope you get it too! I think I waited about two weeks before they finally approved me hahahaha. And I'll probably read Eon after I finish Rose Under Fire. :D Glad to know you really liked it!

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  2. Ohh, I have Lies We Tell Ourselves too! I'm planning to start it like...this week. (I hope. I keep getting distracted.) One day I'll be brave enough to try Rose Under Fire. But it is not this day. *weeps for CNV still*

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    1. I know I'm also trying to start it this week, AND BE BRAVE. I'll let you know if it's worse (aka sadder) than CNV

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  3. I LOVED Rose Under Fire. It was very different from Code Name Verity, but very similar at the same time. It was just as good for me though. Hope you enjoy it!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  4. Nice haul. I really am hoping that The Lies We Tell Ourselves is good. It sounds really good.

    Grace
    Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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  5. Nice haul this week. Lies We Tell Ourselves looks like such a great book, I've seen a lot of brilliant reviews for that one. I hope you enjoy all your reads this week, here's my STS.

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  6. I'm currently listening to Code Name Verity, so depending on how I like it, I might pick up Rose Under Fire as well.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks! I've never picked up an audiobook before, but I hope you enjoy Code Name Verity! I can't wait to see what you think of it!

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  7. Ooh, you've got some pretty awesome books there, Val! I read and absolutely loved Rose Under Fire, so much so that it made me cry because that's just how emotional it is. Definitely one of the best WWII books I've ever read. And *high five* for science-fiction! You could probably guess at the title of my blog, but I'm a huge sci-fi fan as well. And a total Star Trek geek. ;) I've got Earth Girl waiting on my shelf right now, though I doubt I'll be able to read it anytime soon because my current reading pile is just way too high. :/ So looking forward to your review! Fingers crossed that you'll enjoy it -- it was one of my most anticipated reads last year.

    Ouch about the wisdom teeth. Mine haven't grown yet, so I'm dreading the day they'll pop out and I'll have to get them removed. So far everyone I know who's gotten them removed says that it hurts. A lot. And I'm not the best fan of pain, so... Nervous wreck over here! Anyway, hope you have an awesome week! :)

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    1. IT MADE YOU CRY? D:

      I'm glad you thought it was the best WWII book ever, because I love those kinds of books! And if it's better than CNV, then I don't know what I'm going to do. Probably cry. I almost teared up in the beginning. BUT YAY FOR SCIENCE FICTION! That's why I stalk your blog haha! But I'm also a huge nerd when it comes to sci-fi, and also fantasy. I'm excited to read Earth Girl! I'll let you know what I think of it!

      Wisdom teeth are a pain. I wish you the best of luck with them. Hopefully you won't even have to take yours out!

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  8. Great books for you this week! I hope you enjoy them!
    My STS: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/stacking-shelves_21.html
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog

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  9. Great haul! I need to get my hands on Rose Under Fire!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  10. Great books! I'm really interested in Lies We Tell Ourselves. Hope you enjoy them and have a great week!

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  11. Nice haul, dragons are always good ;) Yikes how's your mouth doing now, sans wisdom teeth?

    My Sunday ;)

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    1. Dragons are awesome! And I had two pieces of toast today! I'm so proud of myself haha.

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  12. Teeth should never hurt ! At least, I hope you like purées ? Enjoy your book haul and have a better week ;)

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    1. Haha the purees were getting old. I'm just glad I can eat (somewhat) again! And thanks!

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