Saturday, February 14, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - 2.14.15

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!



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

Wolf Winter
by Cecilia Ekbäck
-Mystery, Scandinavian
Powell's | Goodreads

Swedish Lapland, 1717. Maija, her husband Paavo and her daughters Frederika and Dorotea arrive from their native Finland, hoping to forget the traumas of their past and put down new roots in this harsh but beautiful land. Above them looms Blackåsen, a mountain whose foreboding presence looms over the valley and whose dark history seems to haunt the lives of those who live in its shadow.

While herding the family’s goats on the mountain, Frederika happens upon the mutilated body of one of their neighbors, Eriksson. The death is dismissed as a wolf attack, but Maija feels certain that the wounds could only have been inflicted by another man. Compelled to investigate despite her neighbors’ strange disinterest in the death and the fate of Eriksson’s widow, Maija is drawn into the dark history of tragedies and betrayals that have taken place on Blackåsen. Young Frederika finds herself pulled towards the mountain as well, feeling something none of the adults around her seem to notice.

As the seasons change, and the “wolf winter,” the harshest winter in memory, descends upon the settlers, Paavo travels to find work, and Maija finds herself struggling for her family’s survival in this land of winter-long darkness. As the snow gathers, the settlers’ secrets are increasingly laid bare. Scarce resources and the never-ending darkness force them to come together, but Maija, not knowing who to trust and who may betray her, is determined to find the answers for herself. Soon, Maija discovers the true cost of survival under the mountain, and what it will take to make it to spring.

For Review:

Granted Wishes
by Tanya Vought
-Contemporary Romance
courtesy of publisher
Thanks !
Amazon | Goodreads

A Rant of Ravens
The Birdwatcher's Mystery series - book 1
by Christine Goff
courtesy of publisher
Thanks !
Amazon | Goodreads


Jane Austen Cover to Cover: 200 Years of Classic Book Covers
by Margaret C. Sullivan
-Art, Jane Austen, Non-fiction
Amazon | Goodreads

Jane Austen’s six novels are true classics, still immensely popular some 200 years after their first publication. But although the celebrated stories never change, the covers are always different. Jane Austen Cover to Cover compiles two centuries of design, from elegant Victorian hardcovers and the famed 1894 “Peacock” edition to 1950s pulp, movie tie-in editions, graphic novels, foreign-language translations, and many, many others. Filled with beautiful artwork and insightful commentary, this fascinating and visually intriguing collection is a must for Janeites, design geeks, and book lovers of every stripe.

=====> got this for the eye candy - delicious! and the trivia bits about each cover - scrumptious as well ;-)

OTHER things on my shelf: kinda book-related

Currently binge-watching...

Cowboy Bebop
Amazon | imdb | Wikipedia

A book spin-off...

Cowboy Bebop, Vol. 1
by Yutaka Nanten
-Graphic Novel, Japan
Amazon | Goodreads

From one of the most popular anime series of all time comes a manga to match. Spinning off from the anime story line seen on Cartoon Network, the manga series hooks readers with the same combination of Sci Fi action, crazy comedy, and a twist of old-school hipster cool. This black-and-white miniseries, released in the 100% Authentic Manga format, is perfect for fans of the Cowboy Bebop anime.


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  1. Great haul! I've not heard of any of these books but I hope you enjoy them. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  2. Ooh, that Jane Austen cover book sounds amazing! I love stuff like that. Great haul!
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