Saturday, December 6, 2014

Stacking the Shelves - 12.6.14

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!



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 #50. (sorry - this is sold out, but you can signup for the next one)

All My Puny Sorrows
by Miriam Toews
-Canada, contemporary
Powells | Goodreads

Elf and Yoli are sisters. While on the surface Elfrieda's life is enviable (she's a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, and happily married) and Yolandi's a mess (she's divorced and broke, with two teenagers growing up too quickly), they are fiercely close — raised in a Mennonite household and sharing the hardship of Elf's desire to end her life. After Elf's latest attempt, Yoli must quickly determine how to keep her family from falling apart, how to keep her own heart from breaking, and what it means to love someone who wants to die.

All My Puny Sorrows is the latest novel from Miriam Toews, one of Canada's most beloved authors — not only because her work is rich with deep human feeling and compassion but because her observations are knife-sharp and her books wickedly funny. And this is Toews at her finest: a story that is as much a comedy as it is a tragedy, a goodbye grin from the friend who taught you how to live.

For Review:

Tortured Souls
The Orion Circle #1
by Kimber Leigh Wheaton
-paranormal, YA
courtesy of author
Thanks !
Amazon | Goodreads

Under the Georgia Moon
by Cindy Roland Anderson
-christian, romance
courtesy of book tour sponsored by I Am A Reader
Thanks !
Amazon | Goodreads


Isla and the Happily Ever After
by Stephanie Perkins
-romance, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, √Čtienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.

Dreaming about getting soon:

how to be both
by Ali Smith
-art, historical, literature
-on Man Booker Prize 2014 short list
Amazon | Goodreads

Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith’s novels are like nothing else. A true original, she is a one-of-a-kind literary sensation. Her novels consistently attract serious acclaim and discussion—and have won her a dedicated readership who are drawn again and again to the warmth, humanity and humor of her voice.

How to be both is a novel all about art’s versatility. Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s a Renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real—and all life’s givens get given a second chance.

Who says stories reach everybody in the same order?

This novel can be read in two ways and this book provides you with both.

In half of all printed editions of the novel the narrative EYES comes before CAMERA.

In the other half of printed editions the narrative CAMERA precedes EYES.

The narratives are exactly the same in both versions, just in a different order.

The books are intentionally printed in two different ways, so that readers can randomly have different experiences reading the same text. So, depending on which edition you happen to receive, the book will be: EYES, CAMERA, or CAMERA, EYES. Enjoy the adventure.

-----> the note to reader peaks my interest and this was also on the

OTHER things on my shelf: kinda book-related

The Books on the Nightstand
Holiday Gift Guide 2014

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  1. Quite the variety this week!

    I was so bad and hit the sales at Amazon and The Book Outlet supposedly shopping for others and couldn't help grabbing a few off my own wish list.

  2. I finally read Anna and the French Kiss this month, have to say Isla was my least favourite for some reason, but still enjoyed it! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  3. I have got to get ahold of Isla soon! great haul!
    Check out my STS


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