Saturday, September 29, 2012

Stacking the Shelves and Challenge Update

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews to show off all the books we got that week, no matter what format or how we got them (bought, ARCs for review, gifted, won, borrowed...).

Since I'm still on my book buying ban (sucky but necessary), I only had one in my mailbox because I had preordered it. I was really happy to get it on release day! :D I'll start reading it over the weekend and I hope I can finish by Sunday night, because then I'll have completed the Sequels Challenge I'm participating in.

Scorch, by Gina Damico
Plus some origin swag including a signed sticker. I won that during the Origin Olympics that Jessica Khoury hosted shortly before the release.
Oh, and about the Scorch cover: it's actually shiny silver! That organge is a reflection. Strangely fitting though :P

September is for Sequels Challenge update:
I've reached the first half of my goals, which was to read & review Enshadowed and Black Heart. Click the titles to read my reviews.

I've got a good hundred pages left of Rachel Hawkins' Demon Glass, which I hope to read in the next 1.5 hours before I go to bed. That would leave me free to read & finish Scorch tomorrow (I'm writing this Friday night) and Sunday. I had originally planned to read Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz but I think Scorch will be a quicker read and the challenge ends on Sunday :P So I might complete it even though I started when half the time was gone, had to re-read a big book and started university again.
I also finished Ironskin by Tina Connolly, which will be published on Tuesday. I hope to get up my review on Monday.

Oh, and in case you haven't noticed: You've got until midnight on Sunday to squeeze in some last entries to my blogoversary giveaway ;) I'll probably pick the winner on Tuesday because I'll be busy on Monday. Good luck!

What books and goodies did you guys get this week? Link me up in the comments :)


  1. I love your swag! I haven't heard about scotch before, I actually thought it was an orange cover and thought it was pretty nice!

    Happy reading!
    My StS

  2. AWESOME swag! I really want to read the first book, I think it's titled Croak. Love the cover on the second book as well! Happy reading:)

  3. Great's all so pretty! I also look forward to your review of Ironskin, thanks for sharing :)

    New GFC follower!

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    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  4. Swag is always an awesome thing to have. Great haul of books in your pile this week.

  5. I've been eager to read Croak since my cousin told me how much she enjoyed reading it. I love how shiny the covers are for the books in that series. Happy reading!

    Our STS

  6. I can't wait to get my copy of Scorch. The author is stopping in my hometown and my mom offered to go to the signing for me since she's not coming out my way. So... now I'm waiting impatiently to get my hands on it.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

    1. Couldn't find a StS post on your blog, so I'm answering here. You're so lucky your mum can catch Gina Damico on her road trip! I'm reading Scorch now and it's awesome, but I think meeting Gina would be so much fun :D

  7. Nice, I'm curious about this book, hope you enjoy it! Happy reading!

    here is mine

  8. I need to do a book buyin ban, (really haven't bought any in awhile, most are book tour book, or sent for reveiw from authors, etc. and giveaways too) But will have to buy a few I have been waiting on for sure(Whispers at Moonrise next week for sure)
    Here is my haul, all ebooks
    Stacking the Shelves & In My Mailbox

  9. We've spoken a bit on twitter (@1FantasyFanatic over there) and I know how much you hate having the (necessary) book buying ban. =/ Enjoy the one you got though! If you want to check out my Stacking The Shelves post you can do so here. :)

  10. I really should have a book buying ban but I'd never manage to stick to it. Congrats on the swag and I hope you succeed in your challenge.

  11. Awesome! I really want to read scorched, so I can't wait for your review! I'm on a self-imposed book ban, too! :( So I've moved on to buying incredibly unnecessary Halloween themed nail polish! Yeesh!
    Thanks for stopping by My STS!
    Happy Reading!

  12. Muahahaha I'm on a book buying ban too..I want to be off it though..WAHHH lol Scorch looks fantastic!

    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
    Stacking the Shelves #22