Stacking the Shelves # 60

April 11, 2014 Stacking the Shelves 29

stacking the shelves

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.

PURCHASED

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Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor: I pre-ordered the B&N version that came with this cool (signed!) print!  I’ve been looking forward to this book for so long, but I have been in no mood to read this week.  Hopefully I’ll snap out of it by the weekend.  
The Long Walk by Stephen King:
 I read this when I was a teenager, and it blew my mind.  The paperback was less than $5 on Amazon, so that was a perfect excuse to buy it for a reread.
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa: I’ve already read this (it’s fantastic), but it was free on iTunes so I had to get the e-version.  I believe it is still free, so go snag it!

FOR REVIEW

Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
Reborn by C.C. Hunter

LIBRARY

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The Ring & the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz: Based on reviews, I have a feeling I’m not going to like this.  But it’s one of those books I feel compelled to at least check out.

 

last week

Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa
Winter is Coming…Again!:  Getting ready for the new season of Game of Thrones
Top Ten Most Unique Books

Let me know what hit your shelves this week!

Stephanie

29 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves # 60”

  1. Joy (Joyousreads)

    I just started Days of Blood & Starlight. I feel I’m in for a long haul, but I want to read it because I got Dreams of Gods and Monsters this week. They’re ginormous!

    I’m oddly looking forward to reading your views on The Ring & the Crown. I think I missed the part about the ring, so I need you to enlighten me. Lol.

    I hope B & N will rectify their mistake – ack, your poor book. 🙁
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    • Stephanie

      B&N was great – they’ve already shipped out the replacement, and I get to hang on to the current copy until I receive the new one – in case I finally get the urge to read.

  2. chucklesthescot

    I think the only Bachman book I read was The Running Man which I enjoyed. I’ve never got round to reading the rest of them and I have a few of Stephen King and joe Hill on my tbr that I really need to get reading. Too many books too little time(as usual!) Enjoy!
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    • Stephanie

      I liked The Running Man, too, but you should definitely check out The Long Walk.

      The Running Man movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger was on TV last night, and I watched about 20 minutes of it. I’d seen it before, although not in a long time. I have to say that this film has NOT stood the test of time.

  3. Zemira

    A lot of people don’t like Melissa de la Cruz books so I never even attempted to read a single line. lol

    I’m excited for Reborn even though I never finished C.C.’s first series. But I’m always up for a vampire-centric book.
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    • Stephanie

      I read a couple of her Blue Blood books, and I thought they were OK. Not good enough to continue the series, though. I read Frozen last year, and I thought it was pretty bad. So, The Ring & the Crown is likely my last ditch effort to read anything more by her.

    • Stephanie

      I need to figure out what to do with that little print. Maybe frame it, and put it on my bookshelf.

    • Stephanie

      It’s great that you can read them all back to back, if you choose. It’s been a long wait for the rest of us!

    • Stephanie

      The Immortal Rules was my first Julie Kagawa book. If you’ve read her Iron Fey series, expect something quite a bit darker with this.

    • Stephanie

      It’s now Sunday night, and I STILL haven’t started Dreams. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. Hope you enjoy it, Pili!

  4. Tammy

    I checked The Ring and The Crown out from my library too. I liked the first couple of her Blue Bloods series but didn’t finish it and I read the first Witches of East End book and did not like it so it’s a wait and see.

    • Stephanie

      The library was the biggest commitment I could make with this book. Hopefully it will prove us wrong and we will love it. We will see!

  5. Kristen@My Friends Are Fiction

    I wonder what you’ll think of The Ring and the Crown. I thought it was an enjoyable read. I really want to read The Midnight Thief! I love that cover and enjoyed the prequel novella-Poison Dance. I hope it’s wonderful. Enjoy the books!
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    • Stephanie

      I didn’t know there was a prequel. Free, I hope? I’ll have to check that out.

  6. Diane

    Just finished Dreams of Gods and Monsters. Was up til 3am because I just couldn’t stop reading. I feel like I need to re-read the second one because I didn’t realize how much set-up was in there. Loved it. Great ending book to a fantastic trilogy.

    My husband read The Long Walk to me one year when I was recovering from a surgery. That story really stuck with me – fully creepy. Between that and The Running Man, Mr. King had the original Hunger Games.

    • Stephanie

      That’s a great endorsement, Diane. I’m glad you loved it. Hopefully I can get started this week.

      I remember The Long Walk as being very dark and disturbing, and I hope that I still feel that way after a re-read. And yes, it’s the original Hunger Games. I wonder how many authors were inspired by that story. And I’d love to know if King had his own inspirations for it.

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