Saturday, June 7, 2014

Stacking the Shelves - 6.7.14

Stacking the Shelves
hosted by Tynga's Reviews (details)

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!


For Review:

by Holly Schindler
-paranormal, thriller, YA
courtesy of Edelweiss
Amazon | Goodreads

Horrorstor: A Novel
by Grady Hendrix
-horror, art, unique
courtesy of Edelweiss
Amazon | Goodreads

by Claire Legrand
-magic, YA
courtesy of Edelweiss
Amazon | Goodreads


From Powell's Indiespensable club package (details):
Powell's subscription club delivers the best new books, with special attention to independent publishers. Signed first editions. Inventive, original sets. Exclusive printings.... Every six weeks, another installment to read and admire.

Plus, every package is stocked with exciting surprises!

This is package #47.

All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
-France, Germany, historical, WWII
Amazon | Goodreads
SIGN up to win this book here -expires June 15, 2014

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure.

Doerr's gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work.

The Empathy Exams:
Essays Paperback
by Leslie Jamison
Amazon | Goodreads

From personal loss to phantom diseases, a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize
A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014

Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamison’s visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions about our basic understanding of others: How should we care about each other? How can we feel another’s pain, especially when pain can be assumed, distorted, or performed? Is empathy a tool by which to test or even grade each other? By confronting pain—real and imagined, her own and others’—Jamison uncovers a personal and cultural urgency to feel. She draws from her own experiences of illness and bodily injury to engage in an exploration that extends far beyond her life, spanning wide-ranging territory—from poverty tourism to phantom diseases, street violence to reality television, illness to incarceration—in its search for a kind of sight shaped by humility and grace.


* some of these may be offered as giveaways within the next two months

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  1. Winterspell is a book that I'm really looking forward to, I hope it's as good as it sounds! I haven't heard of All The Light We Cannot See but I'm going to add that to my extensive wishlist, that book sounds perfect for me. I hope you enjoy all your books!

    Under The Mountain

  2. I can't wait to read Winterspell! Great selection. Powell's subscription box sounds great, I'm going to have to check it.

  3. They all look wonderful! Have fun reading the books you got.

    Nina from J'adore Happy Endings

  4. Winterspell looks interesting! I just got my first Powell's Indiespensable, and it made my day :)

  5. Ahhh, I so can't wait to read Feral! I hadn't even heard anything about it until it came up on EW, but my type of read. And yay, Winterspell! Such a gorgeous cover. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  6. All The Lights we Cannot see sounds interesting !! Nice haul!

    Come and check out OUT's STS

    And dont forget to enter the giveaways!

    Leydy from OUAT & RCE

  7. Feral and Winterspell look so good! I really hope you love both of those. :)


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