Stacking the Shelves # 25

August 10, 2013 J.K. Rowling, James Swanson, Joel Fuhrman, Kiersten White, Kim Stanley Robinson, Marisha Pessl, Nick Cutter, Rae Carson, Shaunta Grimes, Stacking the Shelves 25

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! Visit Tynga’s Reviews to learn more about this weekly meme.


For Review
  • Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson: This is set during the Ice Age, and I usually love this type of “ancient” fiction.
  • The Troop by Nick Cutter: Supposedly Stephen King said The Troop scares him.  Do we need to know anything else?
  • Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes: I’m reading this right now, and at 25% in, it’s pretty good.
Purchased

  • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  • Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman: So, this “program” is pretty much the exact opposite of how I eat now.  In other words, I need to make some big changes.  I don’t know if I’m capable of following a diet like this, but it’s supposed to be a great education on nutrition.
  • Manhunt: The 12 Day Chase For Lincoln’s Killer by James Swanson: I saw a very cheaply-made documentary on the capture of John Wilkes Booth not too long ago, that was nevertheless fascinating.  I realized that aside from knowing that JWB shot Lincoln in the theater, I knew very little about how he was captured.  Think about how much harder a manhunt would have been back in the 1800’s, without the technology we have now.
From the Library
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  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson: Yes!! I’m finally going to start this series!!  I need to read all three books this month, including the ARC of The Bitter Kingdom.  With so much love for the series, I’m expecting to enjoy it, too. 
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by J.K. Rowling: I’m probably not going to have the opportunity to read this before I need to return it.  That might be a good thing since, as some of you know, I have not yet read HP.  (But here’s a little hint for you: stay tuned because I’m going to have a very special edition of STS in about 2 or 3 weeks.) 🙂
Won

  • Night Film by Marisha Pessl: Night Film is getting a lot of hype, and I’m happy to say it’s deserved.  I finished it a couple of days ago, and I will have my review posted shortly.  

Let me know what hit your shelves this week!

      ***While you’re here, check out my giveaways!***

Stephanie

25 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves # 25”

  1. Tsukikomew

    I had a library copy of “The Cuckoo’s Calling” in my hands for about a week. I took it back when I realized I wasn’t in the mood for it. Maybe I’ll read it at some point. Happy reading.

    Tsuki’s STS

  2. Sarah Johnson

    I hope you like The Cuckoo’s Calling! Everyone seems to be enjoying it. I still haven’t read Paranormalcy. I’m also very curious about Night Film. Looking forward to your reviews!

  3. krweinert.com

    love the girl of fire and thorns! well done trying out a healthier way of eating, wishing you success, my sister’s managed to eat ‘clean’ for three years now and seems happier and healthier for it. I’ve not even given it a shot.

  4. Nick

    I like the cover for Viral Nations. Plus, it looks like a really interesting book.
    Everyone has been getting Cuckoo’s Calling in the past few weeks. I need to see if my library has a copy too.
    Enjoy your books! 🙂

    Nick – My Haul

    • Stephanie K

      I’m very, very fortunate that my library system is very well run, and it’s extremely rare that they don’t have something I want. I wish that everyone could have access to libraries like this!

  5. Jessica Chiles

    Eeei you are in for a treat with Girl of Fire & Thorns! And I wanted to get The Troop, but Stephen King said it scared him, so I wimped out, haha.

    Great group of books! I really liked review of it.

    Here’s my STS!

  6. Diamond Cronen

    Paranormalcy looks really good. I’m really curious to read The Cuckoo’s Calling too. I’ve heard good things.

    Great haul! Happy reading ^_^

    I’m an old GFC follower

    Dee @ Dee’s Reads My STS

  7. Books_Buying_Beauty

    Is it wrong that I want to go camping or wait till a stormy night to read The Troop? I love Stephan King and Dean Koontz so bring on the scary.
    I have this on my wish list so hoping it will be on my next pre-order purchase. I have some boy scout friends that might read it after me hehe.

    Ashley
    @Bookz4Nerdz

    old GFC follower and email. (havet gottin into the bloglovin scene yet)

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