Saturday, February 21, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - 2.21.15

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!



Novel Interiors:
Living in Enchanted Rooms Inspired by Literature
by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti
-Design, Non-fiction
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> got this for the eye candy, and ideas for home decorating

For those who have ever lost themselves in the stylish worlds of novels like Sense and Sensibility, The Age of Innocence, Wuthering Heights, The Picture of Dorian Gray and countless others, this design book embraces the fantasy of time and place, showing you how to bring some of those elements into your own home.

Lisa Giramonti inspires a new approach to decorating: by teaching us through the lens of worlds we may already know and love. With gorgeous photographs by World of Interiors photographer Ivan Terestchenko, aspirational quotes, and tailored reading lists, Novel Interiors reveals the essence and details of interiors mentioned in great literary works. This is a stunning, photo-driven book that shares enchanting and timeless ways to live more elegantly.

The Book of Strange New Things
by Michel Faber
-Religion, SciFi
Amazon | Goodreads

It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by an enigmatic corporation known only as USIC. His work introduces him to a seemingly friendly native population struggling with a dangerous illness and hungry for Peter’s teachings—his Bible is their “book of strange new things.” But Peter is rattled when Bea’s letters from home become increasingly desperate: typhoons and earthquakes are devastating whole countries, and governments are crumbling. Bea’s faith, once the guiding light of their lives, begins to falter.

Suddenly, a separation measured by an otherworldly distance, and defined both by one newly discovered world and another in a state of collapse, is threatened by an ever-widening gulf that is much less quantifiable. While Peter is reconciling the needs of his congregation with the desires of his strange employer, Bea is struggling for survival. Their trials lay bare a profound meditation on faith, love tested beyond endurance, and our responsibility to those closest to us.

OTHER things on my shelf: kinda book-related

I am collecting things and preparing myself for...

The Snowpocalypse
at vvb32 reads
virtual book event
March 2015
(you will know when it hits)

BE PREPARED for days filled with snow, dystopia, survival, etc.

=====> as of 4/30/15 - this event has been cancelled.


* image source for event badge from cover of After the Snow by S.D. Crockett

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

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


  1. For the longest time I have been seeing posts for "Stacking the Shelves" with intrigue and intent. I think I am finally going to try and keep track and write a post next Sunday! "Novel Interiors" looks incredible!

  2. Awesome haul! I've not heard of these but I love the cover of The Book of Strange Things. I hope you enjoy your books and have a great week! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. I love the idea of a book that shows us pictures of the 'interiors' of novels. I'll have to watch for this one.

    Your event sounds apropos right now. ;)

  4. That Novel Interiors sounds interesting! Great haul!
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