Saturday, February 8, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (41) 2.7.14

Saturday, February 8, 2014 2:19 AM with 27 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.

So Thursday was my birthday--which is why there was no post on Friday. Lol. My awesome husband just told me to order whatever books I wanted on Amazon (he knows me so well), so I'll have my birthday haul to show you all next week.

On the work front: I have appointments set up with two different offices next week. One office controls the sub list for 5 different districts. As all the districts have both a middle and a high school, by the end of the week I should be on the sub list for 12 different schools. So hopefully I'll start getting jobs soon.

On the blog front: this week I posted reviews for two books: Real Prom Queens of Westfield High (which I found to be too over-the-top and unrealistic on a couple of different levels) and Better Off Friends (which I loved). I also posted a discussion post which looks at My DNF Habits.

Also, on the blog front, I've been giving what I want this blog to be a lot of thought over the past couple of weeks and plan to make some small changes going forward. I plan on posting my thoughts next week soon as I finish putting it together. 

On the book front: I got all kinds of goodies to show you from review books to what I bought to what I snagged from the library. I'm especially excited for the review books. I'm truly excited for all four of these. This week was an awesome book week. So without further adieu...I hope you are all having a splendid weekend!

For Review

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Perfect Lies by Kiersten White
I'm so excited for this one. I loved Mind Games and cannot wait to find out what happens next. I've started this, but have been reading it slowly.
Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt
I've already finished this cute story that takes place over the course of an evening. Like Better Off Friends, you see both POVs of the boy and the girl throughout the story which I enjoyed. A review will be up sometime next week.
Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor
Like almost all books, I've seen some pretty polarizing star ratings for this book about a girl dealing with her best friend's cancer. I read the first chapter just to see and I like the writing style so far. There are a couple of other books I need to finish before I completely dive in, but this one is definitely next.
I'm intrigued by this story about a girl that has 57 past lives and the ability to go back in time to access them. If you read my DNF post you'll remember that I stated I'm trying to only request contemporary books that I know I'll enjoy, but I'm definitely making the exception for original and intriguing books like this one. 

What I bought

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Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
I've been meaning to read this one for forever. I found it for a dollar at HPB yesterday. A dollar!
Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green
This mystery has been compared to Pretty Little Liars. I gave up on the series after the 6th book (or 5th, I can't remember), but this one was in the clearance section for two dollars, so I thought I'd give it a try.
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
I know it will be awhile before I get to this one, but it was also only two dollars in the clearance section, and totally brand new. 

What I snagged from the library

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Going Bovine by Libba Bray
I've checked this one out a couple of times, but never seem to get to it. It sounds interesting and I've enjoyed the couple of Libba Bray books I have read.
In Honor by Jessi Kirby
I really enjoyed Golden by Ms. Kirby when I read it last year and wanted to give her early work a look. 
Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally
I have the e-arc on my Kindle for this one, but haven't been able to get to it yet. I found the PB at the library which is my preferred book form. I love those boots! I want them.

So that's it for me this week. I'm pretty excited about what I added to my shelves. What did you add to your shelves? Link me up!
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  1. Looks like you've got some great books this week! I really want to read In Honor and Racing Savannah! Enjoy! :-)

  2. Ooh, a couple of those I'm interested in. I keep meaning to get The Dovekeepers, but I can't remember why it originally caught my eye.

    My STS, if you're interested!

  3. Fantastic book haul. I really want to read Racing Savannah and In Honor. Good luck with the job front. I hope you get something soon! Enjoy your books!

  4. Happy Birthday and Good Luck with finding a job! I'm happy to hear that you liked Better Off Friends. That is definitely on my TBR list. I hope you enjoy all of your new books.

    Here is my STS:

  5. Yay, Antigoddess :-) I hope you love it. I'm a huge Kendare Blake fan. I love her descriptions. Happy belated birthday! I'm curious what changes you have planned for your blog.

  6. Nice haul. AntiGoddess was very good. Good Luck on finding a job. Hope you love your new goodies.

    Books of Love

  7. Nice! I can't wait to read Perfect Lies, I love the first one. I need to check out AntiGoddess

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  8. Fantastic haul! I really enjoyed Antigoddess and yay for scoring it cheap at HPB. You're totally making me want to make a trip, though I'm on a self-imposed HPB ban until I read some of the books I got on my last trip, lol. Oh, and happy belated birthday! That's usually what my hubby does for me, too. =) Truth or Dare very much reminded me of's not really on the level I like to read at and I just never connected with the characters, but maybe you'll have better luck with it. Happy reading!

  9. So many amazing-looking books! I want to read Going Bovine, In Honor, and Anti-Goddess someday. Happy reading!

  10. Maybe One Day looks so good! I haven't heard of it before, but I'm definitely going to check it out now. In Honor is one of my favorite books ever, and Racing Savannah is a great read too! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

  11. Perfect Lies and Fifty-Seven Lies...I really want to read both of those! I really enjoyed Bright Before Sunrise, such a cute story. Have fun reading! ~Pam

  12. I absolutely love the cover of Maybe One Day - so much better than the first cover. And I have not read Mind Games or Perfect Lies, but I've heard that White's duology is pretty great! I hope you enjoy all of your books :)

    Have a fabulous weekend!

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  13. I am excited for your review on Perfect Lies :) That series sounds really interesting!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  14. I hope you enjoy Racing Savannah more than I did. It was just very underwhelming for me. I am super excited about reading 57 Lives though. I made an exception for that one too.

  15. Going Bovine is one of my personal favorites! It's over the top and amazing and it'll make you laugh out loud and then cry tears! Gah, so good! Happy belated birthday! I can't wait to see what you picked out!
    My STS

  16. Oh I wish they had In Honor at my library! I want that book so bad! Same with Racing Savannah! I also have Perfect Lies and Bright Before Sunrise for review. I'm looking forward to those! Happy reading Natalie! And happy belated birthday!!! :D

  17. Happy belated birthday!!! Your husband is very very wise. ;) Awesome haul, too! I'd love to read Truth or Dare and Antigoddess. :) My StS!

  18. In Honor sounds good! Happy Reading! If you'd like, you can stop by my STS Following your blog and,if you're not already following, would love a follow back please :-)

  19. I can't wait to read Bright Before Sunrise - sounds so cute!

  20. Bright Before Sunrise sounds adorable! I need to check that book out when it comes out. Plus, you compared it to Better Off Friends which I loved!
    Enjoy your lovelies!

    Nick - My Haul

  21. Fantastic haul! I can't wait for Bright Before Sunrise, it sounds so cute!
    Going Bovine also sounds pretty interesting, I've only read one Libba Bray book, really enjoyed it. I need to read Antigoddess soon too! Yay for getting it for a dollar! Happy reading!

    Here's my Sunday Post & STS (:

  22. Great haul! I have a few of these myself and can't wait to get to them. I really wanted Bright Before Sunrise but my request was denied. I hope you enjoy all of your books :) My STS.

  23. I have The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare too. The concept is really interesting so I wanted to give it a try as well. I still haven't finished Mind Games but it's pretty good so far. Cool haul!

  24. Happy Birthday, Natalie!! Wow, what a great bday present, can't wait to see what you ordered! I'm glad to hear you loved Mind Games---I keep hearing mixed things so I've been reluctant to try this series but it sounds fun and I have them both. Alice Hoffman's book looks amazing, I used to read her books all the time. Enjoy!

  25. Nice haul this week. I haven't read Racing Savannah yet. I hope you enjoy it.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

  26. Ooh, exciting changes? Sounds fun. :) Good luck with your interviews and appointments...I know they can be nerve-wracking. So go you! I like the sound of the 57 Lives...really interesting and kind of different. :) My StS!


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