Saturday, December 7, 2013

Stacking the Shelves: A Feast of Cake, Murder, and Moonlight

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews to showcase all the books we got in the past week. Those can be bought, won, gifted, for review, borrowed, print or ebooks... no matter, just share what you got :)

*sigh* I really wanted to write a review yesterday, but instead the day went by with annoying but necessary things such as vacuuming, cleaning the whole kitchen, doing laundry, and finally putting up some of my many posters. I really like the way the walls look now though, so that was worth it :)
Tomorrow (aka today when you're reading this) I'm going to my mum's to bake Grittibänze with her (Swiss tradition in early December) and on Sunday it's baking Christmas cookies with my cousins. So... very bakey weekend ;) I'll post a picture of the Grittibänze because I can't explain what they are.

Anyway, let's get to the books! I've only got one pic of print books for you, the rest is all ebooks:

George R. R. Martin: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast For Crows.
All of those were gifted to me by one of my best friends, who moved to Belgium the day afterwards. I really miss having her close :( But now I have an excuse to fly to Belgium every now and again ;)

For review

The Falconer, by Elizabeth May
The Murder Complex, by Lindsay Cummings
A Creature of Moonlight, by Rebecca Hahn

I've wanted The Falconer for forever!! I was surprised that I got approved o.O The Murder Complex is for download on Edelweiss, and since I've been following the author on twitter for like 2 years, I really wanted to check it out :) Creature of Moonlight was more of a whim, but it sounds like epic fantasy with dragons, so...

Bought ebooks

Night of Cake and Puppets, by Laini Taylor
Unravel Me, by Tahereh Mafi
Proxy, by Mindee Arnett

Laini Taylor was a given, and when I saw Unravel Me for only 2.50$ I just HAD to have it!! Shatter Me was so good (I read it about a week ago) and the matching Unravel Me edition only comes out in February, so this is a great way to get to read it earlier :) Proxy I wanted because I have Avalon, Mindee Arnett's full length, for review, and I like a prequel novella to get into the setting, especially if it's sci-fi.

That's it from me :) How was your week, and what pretties did you decorate your shelves with?


  1. Aw yes, cleaning, that annoying thing that prevents reading and writing ;-) But yey baking tasty good things :D

    Also, woot! I'm really excited about Creature of Moonlight because of the dragons obviously >.> <3

  2. Nice. I know RL can get in the way of book blogging, but you have tasty things to eat while reading.

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  3. I am probably the last person standing who hasn't read the George RR Martin books! (I'm kinda intimidated of them to be honest.) But Unravel Me is WONDERFUL! Hope you enjoy:)

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  4. Night of Cake and Puppets looks like a fun read! I still haven't read George RR Martin, though I'm obsessed with the show! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

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  5. Creature of Moonlight is too pretty. I wanted that one, but decided against it LOL Is Night of Cake and Puppets a novella?
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  6. I have the first book of George R.R. Martin's series haven't gotten to read it yet.

    Hope you enjoy your new reads.

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  7. Gee, vacuuming really ought to do itself, eh? I could stop reading Partials and tidy my room...but...nah. Who wants to see the floor anyway? XD Yay for The Murder Complex! I've been seeing it around a lot and I reeeally want to read it now. :)
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  8. I spent yesterday cleaning, too. Boo! :( But I'm catching up with everyone today, so yay! :D I can't wait to see what you think of Cakes & Puppets. I thought it was absolutely adorable, but it did nothing to sate my hunger for Gods & Monsters. :P I was surprised I got approved for The Falconer, too, but I am oh-so-happy I did. It sounds phenomenal! Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

  9. Great update and what a sweet haul! Happy Reading! The Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers And be sure to check out Fill Your Stockings With Books Giveaways this week!!

  10. Nice haul! Lots of great looking books. I really need to get myself the Shatter Me series, I keep hearing such great things. I hope you enjoy them all :) My STS.

  11. I heard Proxy was supposed to be really good! Hope you enjoy all of these :)

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  12. Great haul! I tried to get into A Game of Thrones but maaaaan! That book is tedious! I love the show though but the book is too slow for my taste. I'm so excited for The Murder Complex! Can't wait to read that one. And this post reminds me I still have to read Unravel Me >.<

  13. Oh, you should definitely post a picture of the Grittibänze #curious. And 4 George R. R. Martin books!!! *jelly* I have yet to start the series...
    Hm, The Murder Complex looks like my kind of book. I should check it out on Edelweiss :)

  14. I soooo need Night of Cake & Puppets in my life!!! I hope you adore it :D The Falconer, the Shatter Me series and Avalon (+Proxy) are all on my TBR shelf as well! Oh and I definitely need to get into a Song of Fire & Ice series - it's just so huge and daunting atm o.O Anyways I hope you love all of these!!