Saturday, August 16, 2014

Stacking the Shelves - 8.16.14

Stacking the Shelves
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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!

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Bought:

Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen Marvel Adaptation
by Nancy Butler (Author), Janet Lee (Illustrator)
-graphic novel, jane austen
Amazon | Goodreads

Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart
by Beth Pattillo
-chick-lit, jane austen
Amazon | Goodreads

-----> Getting ready for the Book Rat's Austen in August read-along


For Review:

Rock Angel
by Jeanne Bogino
-music, new adult
courtesy of BookSparks
Thanks Janay!
Amazon | Goodreads


Library:

The Winner's Curse
by Marie Rutkoski
-dystopia, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.


-----> I am listening to the audio version and loving it!


Dreaming about getting soon:

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
by Haruki Murakami
-japanese, contemporary fiction
Amazon | Goodreads

Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning ‘red pine', and Oumi, ‘blue sea', while the girls' names were Shirane, ‘white root', and Kurono, ‘black field'. Tazaki was the only last name with no colour in it.

One day Tsukuru Tazaki’s friends announced that they didn’t want to see him, or talk to him, ever again.

Since that day Tsukuru has been floating through life, unable to form intimate connections with anyone. But then he meets Sara, who tells him that the time has come to find out what happened all those years ago.


-----> Been meaning to read another Murakami (since reading Sputnik Sweetheart -my review) and this looks like a good one.

Also, have been impressed with the Murakami hype and midnight release for this latest novel.

I would love to know if you've read any Murakami and any thoughts on his writing.

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

* comment and TELL me what you have acquired for your shelves recently

* per usual, check out the sidebar for my current giveaways offers

8 comments:

  1. The Winner's Curse! I really, really want to read that book ;) Can't find it in my local bookstores though. Happy reading! My book haul

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  2. The winner's curse was really good, I loved it! Happy reading!

    here is mine

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  3. I've already read the Winner's Curse last April or March. It was good but kind of disappointed me in a way. Don't get discouraged though, I just set my expectations too high.

    And yay, I take it that you are a fan of Murakami? I certainly am not. Managed to read his After Dark Book and I was like, Huh? O.o It felt like I am looking at an abstract painting and I couldn't understand what kind of message the author is trying to convey.

    But anyway, have fun reading all of your books.

    Thanks for stopping by Thoughts and Pens.

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  4. Great Haul. A lot of these I am unfamiliar with. Hope you enjoy them :)

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  5. The Winner's Curse has been on my TBR list for awhile, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I hope yo ulove all these books!

    My StS

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  6. great dream! I just devoured half of Colorless Tsukuru in 1 sitting and so loving it

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  7. I adored the Winners Curse, I hope you enjoy it (impatiently counting down the days til the sequel comes out!)

    I saw Colorless at B&N today and thought the cover was beautiful, I didn't read the synopsis though. I sounds really interesting.

    Happy reading!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

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  8. I've heard such good things about The Winner's Curse! Still need to get that one! Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

    Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal

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