Saturday, October 12, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (27) 10.12.13

Saturday, October 12, 2013 11:13 AM with 42 comments

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tyngas Reviews. This meme allows us to share the books we've recently added to our 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! *Clicking the link of a book's title will take you to Goodreads.


I'm finished with my 7th week of student teaching which is roughly half-way through the semester. I cannot believe how fast it is going. I'm busier than ever--and I'm about to get slammed with 85 essays next week. This week was pretty slow on the review book front, but the one I got is the one I've been crossing my fingers for. It doesn't come out until January, but there's no way I'm waiting that long to read it. I'm so far behind on my TBR it won't matter if this one jumps to the front of the line. I got some excellent books from the library this week, as well. I have a three day weekend this weekend, which is awesome, because my house looks like a tornado hit it. I have a ton of projects to grade and my own homework to do, but I'm hoping to squeeze in some reading time. I'm also hoping to watch the first episode of American Horror Story whose new season premiered on Wednesday. I love that show and am excited that Kathy Bates is in the cast this season--and that it's about witches! I reviewed a couple of books this week: Goodbye, Rebel Blue and Girls in White Dresses (which I've read 3 times now in the past 2 years). I highly recommend them both. I'm currently reading Vicious, which is super intriguing. I'm hoping to have a review up next week, but we'll have to see how it goes.Well, that's about all for me; I hope everyone is doing well! Now on to the books.

Review Books

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Being Sloane Jacobs  by Lauren Morrill
I'm not going to lie, I did a little happy dance when I got this one. I'm being dying to read this book which sounds like a cross between The Parent Trap and The Cutting Edge. This is probably going to happen immediately. I'm so excited.

What I Won


The lovely Jen over at YA Romantics holds a no-strings-attached/just-hit-enter giveaway most Fridays and I was lucky enough to win on a day when two books were up for grabs. I'm so excited to have copies of both of these. Jen is awesome and so is her blog. If you don't follow her already, you should remedy that!


Library Books

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3:59 by Gretchen McNeil
I've been dying for this parallel worlds/doppelganger book for months. I was so happy when it came in a couple of days ago. 
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
This book about Epics--people with super powers who use them to rule instead of help--sounds so intriguing. I haven't read any reviews for it yet, but I can't ignore the 5 star ratings several of my GR friends have doled out.
Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
I haven't read any reviews for this end-of-the-world novel either, but I can't ignore the 1 and 2 and DNF ratings some of my GR friends have given it.
I've heard great things about this book about a shy outsider who finds her place with musicians and DJs. It looks really cute.

So that's it for me this week. I'm pretty excited about what I added to my shelves this week. What did you add to your shelves? Link me up!

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42 comments:

  1. I didn't care for Tumble and Fall very much. You might like it. A lot of my friends enjoyed This Song Will Save Your Life. Come visit me as well.

    Grace

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  2. I'm excited for Being Sloane Jacobs, so I'm curious to hear what you have to say about it; and 3:59 sounds good too, I love the parallel universe books I've been seeing! :) Happy reading!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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  3. Eek! I'm exhausted just reading about the things you have to do! I hope you'll find some time to read and watch a flick or two. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on these books.

    have a great week!

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    1. I'm trying mot to complain too much. Nobody likes a whiner and it's not like this will be my life forever. I hope your weekend was splendid! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Oh, student teaching. I have some fond memories from that... but then again I student taught 4th grade. One student had to use the word alligator in a sentence. (I don't know why it was a spelling word, but O.K.) The sentence used was 'My sister is an alligator because she eats boys.'

    Yeah, I laughed. A lot. :)

    I nabbed the Marie Antoinette book at ALA this summer, While I have not read it, I have heard great things about it from tons of other bloggers.

    You have a new follower! :)
    Jenni
    My StS!

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    1. That's hilarious. I am excited to read Marie Antoinette. I just love that cover. Thanks for stopping by and following! I'll definitely swing by your blog and do the same.

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  5. I have been seeing This Song Will Save Your Life so much lately, tempted to try that one. Everyone seems to be raving about Wild Cards as well. Enjoy your reads.

    New Twitter and Bloglovin follower! My STS

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    1. I'm excited to read both. Thanks for stopping by and following! I'll definitely swing by your blog and do the same.

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  6. I really want to read Being Sloane Jacobs, I absolutely loved Meant to Be! 3:59 was good, I really love parallel world books. Have fun reading! ~Pam

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    1. I can't wait to dive into it. I'm glad you enjoyed 3:59. It sounds fun. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Ahh, awesome books! the Marie Antoinette Serial Killer sounds like pure entertainment - I'd love to hear what you thought abou it once you get to it :) Have fun with all of the books, though!

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  8. You did score some awesome ones from the library! Sounds like you're super busy as well. Hope things slow down a bit so you can read!
    My STS

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  9. Fantastic haul! I really enjoyed Marie Antoinette and I'm hoping to make time for 3:59 soon. Good call on getting Tumble & Fall from the library rather that spending money on it. I'm one of those that DNFed it. Just could not hold my attention at all.

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    1. Honestly, it's far enough on the back burner that it probably won't happen. I'm just way too busy for not fantastic books. I'm excited for all the others. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. You're who won that? Lucky duck! I didn't care too much for MA, Serial Killer though. I also really liked Tumble & Fall, but my opinion clearly isn't the majority. I hope you end up liking it too! Happy reading :)
    My STS

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    1. I know! I was so excited to win this one. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed T&F. It sounds so interesting and I love that cover. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Wild Crds is SO GOOD. and Being Sloane Jacobs looks so good! Hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

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    1. Yay, I'm excited to read it and can't wait to dive into Being Sloane Jacobs. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I definitely have my eyes on Wild Cards and Being Sloane Jacbos. Great haul!

    Happy reading!

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  13. Great haul! I'm really hoping I'll be approved for Being Sloane Jacobs but guess we'll see haha. Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer also looks awesome! Hope you enjoy all your new books!

    Bookmunchies' Sunday Post & STS (:

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  14. The Cutting Edge as in ice skating?!

    Great haul, enjoy them all, and your three day weekend before the pile of essays!

    Sarah

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  15. I haven't heard of Being Sloane Jacobs but I'm going to check it out now to see why you are so excited! I have heard nothing but good about This Song Will Save Your Life, hope you enjoy it as much as everyone else seems to.
    Enjoy your haul and happy reading :)

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    1. It just sounds fun. I don't think it's going to change the world or anything. This Song sounds great. I'm hoping to love it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Awesome books. I really want to read Wild Cards- that is awesome you won! I wasn't the biggest fan of Tumble & Fall. I hope you enjoy it though.

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    1. Winning is the best. T&F is definitely getting pushed to the back burner. I've just heard too many negative things and ain't nobody got time for that. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Cool haul. Hope you enjoy everything :)

    Happy reading!

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/10/stacking-shelves-58.html

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  18. Great haul! And Girls in White Dresses...I'm sure I have an unread copy of this somewhere. Must dig it out!

    My Sunday recap: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/10/sundays-weekly-book-recap-39.html

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    1. Definitely dig it out if you have a copy. I love that book. Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. That's an AMAZING haul!

    Still waiting on Being Sloane Jacobs. Hoping I get approved for it.

    I want allll the books that you bought!

    Happy Reading!

    Here's my STS: http://adventuresinreading16.blogspot.com/2013/10/stacking-shelves-14.html

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    1. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. My library is awesome. They get the new releases quickly. Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Aw, that's so sweet. Hope you enjoy the books -- your Marie ARC has blood spatter which they apparently got rid of in the finished copy, so it's sort of a gory collector's item :)

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  21. Yay for getting BEING SLOANE JACOBS!! I'm dying to read that one too! I loved The Parent Trap and that's exactly what I thought of when I read the summary a couple of weeks ago. It sounds awesome and the cover is gorgeous, so I just want it even more (:

    I've heard some mixed things about MARIE ANTOINETTE so I'm curious to see what you think of it.

    ohh, 3:59! I've been wanting to read that one but always forget to go pick it up.

    You sound SUPER busy. I can't imagine having to read and grade 85 essays. Hopefully you set a page limit! I was always the girl who wrote entirely too much and usually went over said limit. I feel bad about it now looking back haha. I'm so happy you're enjoying the semester though. I know you probably feel swamped but hey, you're almost done!! Wooo!

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  22. I am DYING to read Being Sloane Jacobs! I lovedlovedloved Meant to Be! So freaking cute. Hope you love BSJ!!! Congrats on the awesome wins, too...I've not read either but they sound great! And I'm seriously thinking about buying a copy of This Song...I've heard nothing but good things! Can't wait to see what you think!

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Hello, there! Thanks for taking the time to comment. I read each and every one and will do my best to respond--usually on your blog instead of on mine. I will, however, always answer direct questions. Due to serious time restraints, this blog is now an award free zone, but I appreciate the thought!