Stacking the Shelves: No. 11

I haven’t done a Stacking the Shelves post in a while. The fact that I’ve managed to hold out until February to buy ANY book after my November/December splurge is a feat in and of itself. I even managed to read some of the books I did buy since then! So hah!

Stacking the Shelves

We are all book lovers and the need to share our enthusiasm is sometimes overwhelming. 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!

If you’re anything like me, you are probably hoarding books and even though you are excited about your latest book arrival, it might be a while before you get to review it and Stacking The Shelves is a good way to express your undying enthusiasm for those titles!

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Purchases

Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch (The next book after The Lies of Locke Lamora, which I still haven’t read, but I really wanted more high fantasy on my shelves. I don’t know why there was compulsion, but there it is.)

Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley (Because old-school McKinley is the best kind. And I really wanted to read this.)

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (I figure I might as well, as it was on sale and I have this on my TBR for the year.)

And I want to take a moment to discuss this collector’s pale pink edition of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell for a moment.

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I mean, to be honest, I would have been FINE with the regular cover. That said, by the time I got to Barnes and Noble, “regular cover” got replaced with “WHICH ONE IS THE REGULAR COVER?” I swear there were four different covers that I saw, including pale blue, light green, and two different shades of pink. TWO. DIFFERENT. SHADES. I hadn’t checked the light green hardcover copy, and the dark pink was more appealing to my eye, but I’d already purchased myself a discounted copy at the Strand. And honestly, I have no regrets.

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Because the artwork inside is stunning. Thank the Maker I hadn’t bought the book beforehand, because I would have coveted this so much more.

Anyway, Fangirling (haha) aside…

I also did go to a book signing on Valentine’s Day (hah, because this is what I do on Valentine’s Day, go to book signings) at Books of Wonder and got some awesomely signed copies of these books:

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Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (Okay, so I don’t have a hard copy of Red Queen, but I figured I’d get the second book just ’cause. I have read Red Queen since, though…)

Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan (Premise really sounded interesting, and I’m looking forward to reading this in the near future, lol.)

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (My friend poked me about a signed copy in Books of Wonder, and I was just…just. I had given my discounted copy to a Secret Santa, but I did want a copy for myself. So how could I pass it up?!)

Borrowed Books

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder

Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder

(Yeah, I was on a Study series spree. I reread the first two books to get reacquainted with Yelena and the beautifulness that is Valek. Fire Study was a new read, though there really was no reason why I hadn’t finished this trilogy to begin with.)

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (I figure I should at least start this book soon before I get bogged down with the other high fantasies I need to get through this year.)

E-Books

Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger

And I Darken by Kiersten White

Risuko by David Kudler

The Dragon Round by Stephen S. Power

Vicious by V.E. Schwab (Which I really should read at some point, judging by how much I am in love with Schwab’s writing at the moment.)

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (Which I frelling LOVED to pieces. Just saying.)

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