Stacking the Shelves (64)

December 14, 2013 Stacking the Shelves 27

Stacking the Shelves
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted byΒ Tynga’s ReviewsΒ where you showcase all of the books you received for the week, whether it be physical or electronic books!

Β Hi everyone πŸ™‚ I went back and forth over whether I would do a stacking the shelves this week; I said last week that this would be the last one I would do before Christmas (which I honestly thought it would be) and I ended up getting WAY too many books so I decided to do another one this week πŸ˜› I have to put up my Christmas tree today and tomorrow is Christmas shopping. I am seriously convinced that my clocks run faster than anyone else’s… where has the time gone?! I can’t believe that this is the second last weekend before Christmas, I have NOTHING done and am so ill prepared this year! Nick and I have a ton to do this weekend to prepare for the holidays so if I’m a little slow to reply this weekend that’s why. Is anyone else scrambling to get ready for the holidays?

Physical BooksNone this week!

EbooksFive Flavors of DumbFive Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
*Borrowed from the library

I had actually added this one to my Goodreads TBR a few weeks ago, so when I seen it popped up on the Overdrive library I knew I had to snatch it up!

For RevewVivian Divine is DeadΒ Β Wicked GamesΒ Β Running on EmptyΒ Β The Unseemly Education of Anne MerchentΒ Β Promise of ShadowsΒ Β Tease
Vivian Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel
*From Katherine Tegen Books via Edelweiss
Wicked Games by Sean Olin
*From Katherine Tegen Books via Edelweiss
Running on Empty by Colette Ballard
*From Patchwork Press via Netgalley
The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant
*From Smart Pop Books via Netgalley
Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland
*From Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers via Edelweiss
Tease by Amanda Maciel
*From Balzer + Bray via Edelweiss

Vivian Divine is Dead, Wicked Games and Tease I hadn’t paid much attention to, but when I seen them on everyone’s stacking the shelves last week I decided to check them out. So glad I did because they all sound AMAZING! And I’ve seen a ton of updates on people reading Wicked Games and it sounds like it’s going to be a great read. I also seen Running on Empty on another post last week; I hadn’t heard of it at all so when I looked it up on Goodreads I knew I would have to get it. Sounds exactly like something I would love! The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant sounds interesting and unique so I was happy to get approved for this one and finally Promise of Shadows; I really loved The Chaos of Our Stars this year so I want to try out another mythology book!

Audio BooksThe Runaway QueenThe Runaway Queen by Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson
*Borrowed from the library

I refused to purchase these seperatly because there are way too many of them, and I will be waiting for when they are sold together in a book but I seen the audiobooks are available on Overdrive so I requested the second book πŸ™‚

This will absolutely be my last book-obtaining week until Christmas, πŸ˜› What did you guys pick up?

Lauren

27 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves (64)”

    • Lauren

      Thanks Bieke πŸ™‚ I’m really curious about Promise also… I passed over it the first few times, but then I kept thinking back to it so I decided to request it!

  1. Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads

    I saw all the new Harper titles pop up, but I’m refraining from downloading any more until I get through the stack of January/February titles that I already have on my e-reader. It’s taking some SERIOUS restraint though … there’s some really interesting ones on there!

    And I had NO IDEA that Maureen Johnson and Cassandra Clare were co-writing … having read books by both authors, it seems like a strange combination? Are they short stories? Or???? I look forward to hearing your thoughts!
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    • Lauren

      Melissa, kudos to you! I have zero restraint… clearly. I wish I could wait and get through some of my books, but this is seriously a problem for me haha.

      Yah, it’s like a short story series featuring Magnus Bane (WHO YOU WILL LOVE! When you read The Infernal Devices!!). I’ve only read the first one but I will give his a try on audio book. I haven’t read books by Maureen Johnson but I do know what you mean, doesn’t she write contemporaries? It is an interesting combination πŸ™‚

    • Lauren

      Tease does sound unique, I think it’s going to be really heart wrenching though… especially since it’s based on a true story πŸ™

    • Lauren

      I agree Charlotte, the covers actually didn’t catch my attention either. It wasn’t until I seen them pop up so often that I decided to look at them and now I’m quite interested πŸ˜›

      Thanks πŸ™‚

    • Lauren

      OH no, that’s a shame Laura πŸ™ I actually have seen a few good reviews and that’s what made me pick it up! Thanks for dropping by !

    • Lauren

      Thanks Kirsty-Marie πŸ™‚ Iwas the same… both of those I hadn’t heard of, and actually passed them up last week but then went back and checked them out after seeing them on so many StS πŸ™‚

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