Saturday, October 26, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (29) 10.26.13

Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:46 AM with 17 comments


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.

Holy moly, this week kicked my ass. My cooperating teacher and I are holding individual conferences to discuss each of our 80+ students' essays, and it has been insane. I'm half-way through my practicum and know that it will be over before I know it, but I've seriously never been so tired in my life. Don't get me wrong, this has been an amazing experience and I know I'm going into the right profession, I'm just explaining why you haven't seen me around this week...and why you probably won't see me much next week either. I've been doing some reading, although, of course, not nearly as much as I would like, but I do have a couple of books that I'm almost finished with that I'm crossing my fingers I'll finish this weekend (although I'm probably going to get sucked into zombie-TV mode. I have a ton of shows on my DVR I'd love to get through, too). I did get quite a few books I'm excited about reading this week, so without further audieu, here they are. I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

For Review

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Twinmaker (Twinmaker, #1) 17888950

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
I've been dying to get my hands on this book about "talented" teens who are recuited by the FBI to work on cold cases. I seriously love this simple cover. Whoever designs covers for Disney Hyperion is amazing.
After Eden by Helen Douglas
A girl starts to fall for a boy who has traveled back from the future to save the world...that her male best friend destroys.
The In-Between by Barbara Stewart
When Elanor’s near-death experience opens a door to a world inhabited by bold, beautiful Madeline, she finds her life quickly spiraling out of control.
The Twinmaker by Sean Williams
High-stakes action combines with issues of friendship and body image in this timely and thought-provoking exploration of the intersection of technology and identity.
The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriani Trigiani
A delicious modern tale that takes readers from the cobblestone streets of Greenwich Village, to lush New Orleans, and home to Italy, while exploring the tricky dynamics between old world craftsmanship and new world ambition.

What I snagged from the library

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Premeditated by Josin McQuein
I've been dying to get my hands on this one. I love books about revenge, and this one about a girl who enrolls at a private school to enact revenge on the boy her cousin tried to commit suicide over sounds dark and wonderful.
So, as you all probably know by know since the author herself announced it on TV, Mark Darcy has been killed off. I read BJ when it first came out in America back 14 years ago. Over the years I've read it several times and what makes it so wonderful is bloody Mark Darcy. I'm still debating whether or not I'm going to actually read this, but that's what libraries are for. 
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
I had this book about a teenage alcholic who starts to fall for a girl who is the exact opposite of what he is used to before, but had to return it before I got to it (when a book gets turned into a movie the requests for it always sky-rockets). I'm hoping to be able to get through it this time. 

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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  1. I have been thinking about getting The Naturals. I will keep an eye out for you review to see if I should read it.

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  2. After Eden and Naturals sound really good, hope you enjoy them! I can't believe she killed off Mark Darcy, what was she thinking? I don't think I can read it without him. Have fun reading! ~Pam

  3. These books sound wonderful and The Naturals most especially. I've been seeing that everywhere but have never really paid it no attention. Thanks for breaking it down to me, Natalie! Now, I have to request it.

    I hope next week is better for you. :)

  4. So many good books! Premeditated looks great, it's one I'd really like the chance to dig into.

  5. After Eden was a good story although I didn't like the characters too much! Really want to read Premeditated! Enjoy!

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  6. Premeditated looks and sounds so good! I hear it's kinda like Veronica Mars. You won't find me complaining about that!
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  7. Yay! Great haul! I just read The Naturals last week. I can't wait to see what you think of it. I'm very excited about After Eden. I'm very eager to read Premeditated. I loved Arclight so am excited to see more from McQuien.

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  8. I'm reading the Naturals right now haha. It's pretty good so far (: The Twinmaker sounds pretty interesting. I've been thinking of reading the Spectacular Now, before going to see the movie haha. Hope you enjoy all your new books!

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  9. I loved The Naturals, probably because I'm fascinated with profiling. After Eden wasn't for me, but hope you enjoy it! I'm dying to get my hands on Premeditated! Happy Reading. :)

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    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  10. Great haul! Can't decide if I want to read the new Bridget Jones.
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  11. I'm really looking forward to the In-Between! I also got Premeditated this week--looks good!

  12. I just picked up Premediated from my library today, I can't wait to read it. And I can't believe Mark Darcy was killed off! Why would she do that? So bizarre.

  13. Great books this week Natalie. I can't wait to see what you think of The Naturals and Eden. And I love the sound of The In-Between, kind of strange and dark!

  14. Oh,hey there! You just reminded me I got The Naturals on Netgalley - I should really get on to that book soon! It sounds awesome!

  15. OH, I can't wait to see what you think of Premeditated and The Spectacular Now! I've got The Naturals, too, and I've loved other Jennifer Lynn Barnes books, so I'm pretty excited about that one. Hope you enjoy all your new reads! And don't feel bad...I did the whole zombie-tv mode thing this last weekend while the husband was out of town. I'm finally caught up on all my shows! AND I watched Pitch Perfect for like the 5th time. You've created a monster. :)


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