3.15.2014

Stacking the Shelves #11


Time to look at the books I added to my shelves this week with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews! Not necessarily books I bought - also includes books I borrowed, was given or otherwise ended up with. Weeks where I don't buy books I'll scramble around my shelves and find some books I haven't shared in a StS post yet!




  1. Hate List: This has been on my TBR list forever, but I keep passing it by in favour of newer, shinier titles and covers. I've decided I need to move it back on up the list, because I really feel like I should have read it already.
  2. The Survival Kit: I just loved the cover of this one. I haven't heard anything about it, I don't even remember where I got it. But I figure I'll give it a shot!
  3. Vampires in the Lemon Grove and Other Stories: With this book, it was the title. I don't normally do short stories, but I the title. THE TITLE.
  4. Provence, 1970: I love anything cosy and set in France. This is based on the letters and journals of M.F.K. Fisher, who recorded the interactions of Julia Child, Simone Beck, James Beard, Richard Olney and Judith Jones. Now, I don't know who all these people are. But I feel like this'll be an interesting and entertaining read.
  5. The Winner's Curse: I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for this book. It's kind of historical fiction-y, which normally isn't my thing, but I've heard such good things (okay, fine, I like the cover).
  6. Ask Again Later: So this one is totally Gillian Berry's fault. In case you don't know who I'm talking about, Gillian is the brains and the brawn behind Writer of Wrongs, which is one of my top favourite book blogs. Her writing is entertaining, witty, irreverent and talks me into buying way too many books. Check out her review of this book here.
  7. Boy, Snow, Bird: Another one that's been all over the place lately - and in the Chapters top recommendations. It was super cheap, and I want to know what it's like. It's supposed to be a very loose re-telling of Snow White, which could go either way for me.
  8. The Secret Side of Empty: Another excellent cover, but also a haunting premise. I have a feeling this one's going to be full of feels.
  9. The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules: I mean, come on. Does this not sound amazing?
What books did you pick up this week? Share in the comments! 

21 comments :

  1. Haha, love the van! I read The Hate List a while ago and really enjoyed it, it's a really good book.

    ★ Under The Mountain ★

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    1. Lol thanks! Yeah I love this link-up, but to be totally honest, I hate the banner that goes with it. So I figure this way I can do the link-up, but I get a funny graphic to go with it!

      Cool! Yeah, I think it'll be a good read, if a little difficult (cos of the subject matter). I'm looking forward to it!

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. Nice haul. I read The Hate List a while ago now but I remember loving it. I can't wait to get my hands on The Winner's Curse, it looks soooo good. I hope you enjoy all your books :) My STS.

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    1. I'm looking forward to both! Winner's Curse is a little outside of my usual genre choices, but I have high hopes! Thanks!

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  3. great haul as always :), Hate list is a good book, so I'm sure you'll like that :)

    also, I just wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for Liebster Blog Awards. Not sure if you know what that is or not, but its basically something that gives praise to blogs under 200 followers if you know what I mean? :)

    Here's the link to my blog post so you can have a look and see what to do next
    link :)

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    1. I think it'll be right down my alley!

      Wow, thank you! That's amazing. I have been working all weekend, so I'm about to crash, however I will look into it tomorrow and create a post! You're such a sweetheart!

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    2. I think it will be too :)

      You are welcome, I still cant believe so little people know about you. :)

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    3. Haha! Likewise - I love your blog! What can I say? I have this amazing talent for flying under the radar. It's practically a super power. Naw, I'm just a little blog done for kicks! You know what, though? I kind of like being a small blog - which isn't to say I'm not thrilled when someone follows or comments, I totally am - I just mean that I'm totally fine with writing for a few awesome people (like yourself) who, over time, become blog pals. Blogging is a great outlet for my tendency to ramble, too!

      I've started composing my post, but I'm struggling a bit with the 11 facts and questions, so it might take me a day or two! (I also had a major work event over the weekend and am still working some OT getting photos sorted and stuff, which is fun but means I'm pretty exhausted and blogging a bit less this week!!) But I'm really enjoying thinking about it, and I think it's about time I shared a bit more about myself on this blog anyway!

      Thank you again - you're a total sweetheart! :)

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    4. thank you & I know what you mean about liking it being a small blog because that way you get to connect and interact with all your followers. Its something that you would have a hard time doing if there was say hundreds of them :).
      Hahaha that's one of the reason's I started my blog, because I felt back for going on and and on to my partner about books when he had no idea what I was talking about, so I totally get what you are saying there.

      don't worry, it took me nearly a week. I just could not for the life of me pick 11 facts, hence why most are random and stupid. If you are struggling with the 11 questions, feel free to change them. I'm not good at making up questions for people so they were pretty random haha.


      Well like I said, you are welcome. It was totally deserved :)

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  4. I've heard a lot about how amazing The Winner's Curse is and I definitely need to pick up a copy soon. Hate List was a pretty good book, I think you'll enjoy it. I've had The Survival Kit on my TBR pile for a while now. I really about you enjoy all of your new books, I'm a new follower by the way! Happy Reading! :) Here's my STS: http://unearthlyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/03/stacking-shelves-10.html

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    1. It's been popping up everywhere lately, huh? I hope it lives up to the cover! Thanks - yeah, I'm pretty sure it'll be right down my alley. Someone else who's heard of this book! Excellent. Let me know if you read it before I do what you think of it!

      Thanks for the follow - I'll try to follow back, however it appears that they're doing away with GFC and I haven't been able to follow any blogs for a week. But I'll do my best! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment for me!

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  5. Great haul this week. I can't wait to read The Winner's Curse. I hope you enjoy all your new books.
    Happy Reading! xD

    My StS

    Ashton @ Morphys Book Blog

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    1. I'm looking forward to that one in particular! I was going to try to save it.... but I have a feeling it won't last long on my TBR pile!

      Thanks for stopping by - heading over to your blog now!

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  6. I totally want to read some of these!! Especially The Winner's Curse and The Little Old Lady! Happy Reading! Here's my STS if you'd like to stop by.

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    1. I've heard The Little Old Lady is similar to The 100-Year-Old Man Who Broke All the Rules, so I'm excited for it. It also reminds me of a Christopher Brookmyre book called All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses an Eye. I love unexpected premises mixed with humour, don't you?

      Heading over to your blog now - thanks for stopping by! :)

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  7. I love your blog. This is a cool site and I wanted to post a little note to tell you, good job! Best wishes!!!
    “premises” + “add comment”

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    1. Hi Jan! Thank you so much for your comment, it means so much to me! I feel like this blog is just me, rambling about books, somewhere where I won't annoy anyone. So it's really nice when people read my posts - and it's wonderful when you guys comment! :)

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  9. Have you read Karen Russel before?? Oh my god, every word she writes is beautiful.

    Also, I really want to read Boy, Snow, Bird, but I don't know if the plot interests me all that much. I just remember reading a book my Oyeyemi when I was a kid (feel like it probably wasn't a kid book, though) and it was my favorite ever. I want to see if I like her as much as a sort of adult. I hope it's good!

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    1. I haven't, but Swamplandia has been on my list forevah!

      Really? Well that makes me feel better about it. I hemmed and hawed for AGES before giving in. I normally don't really go for fairytale retellings. It might be awhile before I get to it, but I'll let you know what I think!

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  10. Looks like a great haul. Especially The Winner's Curse. Enjoy and Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

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