Stacking the Shelves: June 21, 2014

June 20, 2014 Stacking the Shelves 28

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.

The Steam Summer Sale started on Thursday!  Any other gamers out there excited for this?  For those of you who are unfamiliar, twice a year, Steam does some big sales where they discount games for as much as 75% or 80%.  New games go on sale every day until June 30.  It’s a good chance to pick up games that released a year or two ago for $40 – $60.  There are new releases, too, although those discounts aren’t typically as big.  I don’t think I’ll buy too much this time around, because I’ve bought so many games during their previous sales that I still haven’t played.  (Hmmm…this sounds much like my book-buying habits.)  I do think I’ll buy Far Cry 3, which is less than $8, and I’m keeping my eye out for a sale on Borderlands 2.

Blogging has made it pretty much impossible to play games the way I used to, but I expect to disappear from the blogosphere for a couple of weeks this fall when Dragon Age: Inquisition is released.

 

FOR REVIEW

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Deadly Little Sins by Kara TaylorDeadly Little Sins is the last book in the Prep School Confidential trilogy.  The first two books were darkly fun and feature one of my favorite heroines.

Adam by Ariel Schrag: I hadn’t heard of Adam unless I was asked to review it, and there were a lot of raves for the book, including from sites I read regularly, like Book Riot and Vulture.  It’s about a guy who is attracted to a lesbian, and so he does the logical thing – he pretends to be transgender.

 

AUDIOBOOKS – FREE!

 

E-book – FREE!

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater: This week’s free book on Itunes.  Make sure to grab it before Tuesday.

 

LIBRARY

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Take Me On by Katie McGarry: I’m not too sure about this book, but I’m going to give it a chance.  The last two books in the series were pretty underwhelming, and I don’t know if this one will continue the trend.  It’s also over 500 pages!  I might give myself 50 pages or so to see if I like it.

 

last week

Review: The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey: If you take away from this whole post, it is this –GO BUY THIS BOOK!
Review: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
Speculations on the Game of Thrones Finale

Let me know what hit your shelves this week!

Stephanie

28 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves: June 21, 2014”

    • Stephanie

      I’m sure it is. I probably would not have read the first books if they were that big, just because this isn’t my preferred genre.

    • Stephanie

      I hope you get it quickly! I’m kind of obsessive about checking the books that my library has ordered early, just so I can get to the top of the queue.

  1. Nick @ Nick's Book Blog

    I seriously need to get a start on the Kara Taylor series. They sound like so much fun. Plus, I adore YA mysteries. 🙂
    Also, yay for Take Me On. I had trouble with the last two books in the series too, but this one was definitely better. It’s very lengthy in some parts but I thought it was worth the read. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.
    Lovely books this week! 🙂

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    • Stephanie

      If you like YA mysteries, PSC will be right up your alley. One of the best in the genre that I’ve read.

    • Stephanie

      I’m sure I’ll like it! Seeing everyone so excited for Sinner made me realize I’ve got to get a start on this.

    • Stephanie

      I agree. Crash Into You was just TOO MUCH. The relationship was way too close to being obsessive and unhealthy.

    • Stephanie

      It took me way too long to get on the iTunes free book train, but now I check it out every week.

    • Stephanie

      Even if I’ve already read a book, I can’t resist downloading a free copy.

  2. Greg

    I’ll have to check out the Steam sale- had no idea. Thanks for the heads up. I’ve been wanting to try Skyrim for ages, so maybe now…

    Adam sounds like it could be funny, and I’ll add The Girl With All The Gifts to my list. I’ve seen other good reviews, and I’m really curious about the premise.
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    • Stephanie

      Skyrim is incredible – one of my favorites along with Dragon Age and Mass Effect. The Legendary edition has been featured at least once or twice already at a fantastic price, so you should definitely pick it up.

  3. Pili

    I still haven’t started the Pushing the Limits series, and I’m not sure if I will… hopefully Take Me On will work better for you!
    Happy reading, Stephanie!
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    • Stephanie

      I don’t think you read much contemporary, do you? This probably wouldn’t be the best series to experiment with.

    • Stephanie

      Yup, it’s long. Over 500 pages, although some of that includes a novella.

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