Stacking the Shelves #12: September 27, 2014

September 27, 2014 Β  Β  erinbook Β  Β  Uncategorized

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews in which we share the books and bookish things we have bought, borrowed, or were sent. I’ve had another big week so let’s get started!
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (The Bookshelf Used Books)
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (The Bookshelf)
Seekers by William Nicholson (The Bookshelf)
The Merlin Conspiracy British Edition by Diana Wynne Jones (The Bookshelf)
The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien (The Bookshelf)
The Silmarillion is actually a replacement copy for an older mass market paperback. This one has a much prettier cover.
Marvel’s Civil War by Stuart Moore (The Bookshelf)
Archetype by M.D. Waters (The Bookshelf)
The King’s Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi (Goodwill)
Giada’s Family Dinners by Giada de Laurentiis (The Bookshelf)
(2) Nick and Tesla’s Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove (from Quirk Books, who wants one?)
*signed* Geek’s Guide to Dating by Eric Smith (from Quirk Books, already reviewed)
Doctor Who: The Blood Cell by James Goss (from Crown)
I Want It That Way (with signed book plate) by Ann Aguirre (won from Ann Aguirre)
Rogue by Gina Damico (B&N)
Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot (sent from publisher)
Hit by Lorie Ann Grover (from Lorie’s Street Team)
Afterworlds with deleted scene by Scott Westerfeld (B&N)
ebooks:
Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger (Netgalley)
Waistcoats and Weaponry by Gail Carriger (Netgalley)
Sideswiped by Lia Riley (Netgalley)
The Empyrean Key by JL Tomlinson (from author)
Swag:
Reading Gives You Superpowers tote bag (won)
(2) Hit posters (from Street Team)
Michelle Madow bookmarks (sent by author for giveaways)
*signed* Ann Aguirre bookmark (from author)
Various swag (from Cheyanne Young)
What looks most interesting to you? What did you get this week? Share in the comments!
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54 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #12: September 27, 2014

  1. New follower, hi! I got Afterworlds this week too, although I have the UK edition with the most awesome spine ever. Our covers are usually worse than the US ones, so I'm allowed to gloat a little…

    I'm trying to read more classic and cult classics, and you've reminded me of two – Ender's Game and The Bell Jar! *runs to goodreads to add*

    • That's funny because often I say that the UK covers are better. Sometimes when I really hate ours I get the UK cover from Book Depository. πŸ™‚ I actually love both versions of the cover this time, which rarely happens.

  2. You got some interesting books this week. I actually ordered a UK cover from Book Depository and they gave me the US cover. Wasn't happy. Yet you got some amazing looking reading ahead of you.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    • Haha I only realized it was out when I saw it in stores and I was only halfway through the eARC. I read physical books much faster so I just bought the hardcover.

  3. I really want to read Even in Paradise and I want it that Way. Have you read Howls Moving Castle? Such a good book and I adore the anime movie even though it's different from book. Nice haul!

    Mimi @M&EM Read YA

  4. I just bought Afterworlds myself. I hope it's good. It'll be my first Scott Westerfeld read. And I'm jealous that you have I Want it That Way. Great haul!

    • You haven't read Uglies? Oh I hope you love his writing! I do.

      I kind of in love with Ann Aguirre's books so I'm excited! Thanks for the visit. πŸ™‚

  5. I got "I Want It That Way" too πŸ™‚ I am almost done actually! And I am pretty curious about Even in Paradise. Afterworlds.. it is so, so big! I think I may wait to read a few more reviews before buying it!

    Such a great haul, hope you enjoy them all!

  6. I recently replaced my Lord of the Rings books for better covers which was nice AND got a set of new Harry Potter covers which was a buzz! Sometimes a nice new cover for an old favourite is required. Enjoy your books!

    • I want the new Harry Potter boxed set! They're so pretty. I'd keep my originals too, of course. Right now I'm collecting UK editions of Harry Potter though.

  7. Yay for Sideswiped, can't wait to see how that series continues. Archetype and I Want It that Way are also on my TBR. So many awesome new books! Happy reading πŸ™‚

  8. If you are looking to donate the Nick and Tesla books Celeste Pewter on Twitter was collecting books for an inner-city "kids need books" program. I sent the two N&T books I had to her. I can ask if she is still taking donations. I could kick myself for not requesting Afterworlds on EW because my feature co-host read it and said I would have loved it. The Bell Jar is stellar, I think my old paperback is kicking around here somewhere. The Silmarillion I have in hardcover. I bought it at a used bookstore and if I am not mistaken, it was issued by a mailorder book of the month type thing; it still has its dust cover. It is one of those Tolkien "extras" I have that I have never read. This week I received a signed special issue of The Body Electric I won from Beth Revis, plus swag (I am still waiting on my signed Across thhe Universe trilogy from that giveaway), and a signed Of Breakable Things from Amy Rolland. She made me cry because not only did she go one step further and personalize it to me, with a little message, she sent me one of her last special author issue prints and wrote me a letter. I was very lucky this week with book mail. πŸ™‚

  9. The only Orson Scott Card I've read is The Enchanment which I really loved. I don't think I'll be back for more though.

    You did have a book-filled week! Awesome. Thank you for stopping by my stack πŸ™‚

  10. WOW, so many great books you got this week!! How will you ever decide which one to read first…lol??? I hope you enjoy all of them!

    Thanks for stopping by my STS @ Addicted Readers!: )

  11. So. Many. Books. You know, I've had Rogue since the week it came out and still haven't read it! I love that series so much, too.

    I hope you love all of your books, and are having a wonderful week!
    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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