Saturday, April 18, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - 4.18.15

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!

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Bought:

None of the Above
by I.W. Gregorio
-LGBTQ, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

For Review:

Young Jane Austen:
Becoming a Writer

by Lisa Pliscou
-Biography, Jane Austen
courtesy of author
Thanks !
Amazon | Goodreads

Freebies:

The Highlander's Hope
(Highland Heart #1)
by Cali MacKay
-Contemporary Romance, Scotland
-free kindle offer
Amazon | Goodreads

Wilder's Mate
(Bloodhounds #1)
by Moira Rogers
-Paranormal, Steampunk
-free kindle offer
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 #52. (sorry - this is sold out, but you can signup for the next one)

Our Endless Numbered Days
by Claire Fuller
-Contemporary Fiction, Mystery
Powell's | Goodreads

Peggy Hillcoat is eight years old when her survivalist father, James, takes her from their home in London to a remote hut in the woods and tells her that the rest of the world has been destroyed. Deep in the wilderness, Peggy and James make a life for themselves. They repair the hut, bathe in water from the river, hunt and gather food in the summers and almost starve in the harsh winters. They mark their days only by the sun and the seasons.

When Peggy finds a pair of boots in the forest and begins a search for their owner, she unwittingly unravels the series of events that brought her to the woods and, in doing so, discovers the strength she needs to go back to the home and mother she thought she’d lost.

After Peggy's return to civilization, her mother begins to learn the truth of her escape, of what happened to James on the last night out in the woods, and of the secret that Peggy has carried with her ever since.


Also in the package:

The New and Improved Romie Futch
by Julia Elliott
-Southern Gothic
Release date: October 5, 2015
Amazon | Goodreads

From the author of The Wilds, which Publishers Weekly called “a brilliant combination of emotion and grime, wit and horror,” comes a debut novel that is part dystopian satire, part Southern Gothic tall tale: a disturbing yet hilarious romp through a surreal New South where newfangled medical technologies change the structure of the human brain and genetically modified feral animals ravage the blighted landscape.

Down on his luck and still pining for his ex-wife, South Carolina taxidermist Romie Futch spends his evenings drunkenly surfing the Internet before passing out on his couch. In a last-ditch attempt to pay his mortgage, he replies to an ad and becomes a research subject in an experiment conducted by the Center for Cybernetic Neuroscience in Atlanta, Georgia. After “scientists” download hifalutin humanities disciplines into their brains, Romie and his fellow guinea pigs start debating the works of Foucault and hashing out the intricacies of postmodern subjectivity. The enhanced taxidermist, who once aspired to be an artist, returns to his hometown ready to revolutionize his work and revive his failed marriage. As Romie tracks down specimens for his elaborate animatronic taxidermy dioramas, he develops an Ahab-caliber obsession with bagging “Hogzilla,” a thousand-pound feral hog that has been terrorizing Hampton County. Cruising hog-hunting websites, he learns that this lab-spawned monster possesses peculiar traits. Pulled into an absurd and murky underworld of biotech operatives, FDA agents, and environmental activists, Romie becomes entangled in the enigma of Hogzilla’s origins.

Exploring the interplay between nature and culture, biology and technology, reality and art, The New and Improved Romie Futch probes the mysteries of memory and consciousness, offering a darkly comic yet heartfelt take on the contemporary human predicament.


SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Thanks a bunch with huggles
to Lori of Imagination Designs
for the fabulous blog design she created for vvb32 reads!

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6 comments:

  1. Young Jane Austen is an adorable book. What a variety this week!

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  2. Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer looks interesting, and I need to sign up for Powell's Indiespensable again :)

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  3. Great haul! I definitely need to hurry up and buy my copy of None of the Above because I've been waiting for it's release for what feels like forever. Happy reading!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  4. Love seeing all the different genres! Enjoy the books! Here's my STS! :)

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  5. Nice haul, I hope you enjoy your books.
    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

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