Saturday, September 15, 2012

Stacking the Shelves: the Epic Haul edition

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga's Reviews to showcase books that we got - be it for review, by trade, because we bought them, whatever. Those can be printed or ebooks.

As announced in the title, my haul since Sunday has been huge! Part of that is because I had ordered and preordered quite a bunch of books (I was lured in by bargains and vouchers and the like) and part is because I have an amazing friend who gave me a ton of books she had gotten from a relative who moved, but that she didn't want for herself (it was like 3 huge boxes, she kept some, but were also a load that will be given away to a used book shop).

First off, the bought ones:
Masque of the Red Death, by Bethany Griffin
Carnival of Souls, by Melissa Marr
Unspoken, by Sarah Rees Brennan

I've wanted all of those for forever! Unspoken finally arrived today (I had hoped I'd get it be Tuesday). I can't read either of them now because of the sequels challenge, but I finished Masque on Thursday night and the review will probably go up on Sunday.

And now... *drumroll* the very pretty signed Foretold anthology I won in a giveaway from Malinda Lo!
It's so pretty *hugs* I have few signed books so this is precious to me! Click the pic to get to Goodreads.

And the gifted ones:
Jeff Lindsay: Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter, Dexter in the Dark, Dexter by Design
Carrie Ryan: The Forest of Hands & Teeth
Neil Gaiman: Smoke and Mirrors

I've only seen the first two seasons of the Dexter TV show bu I loved them! So I'm curious about those first four books. I've read a short story of Carrie Ryan's that is connected to the novel but not the novel itself, so yay! And Neil Gaiman is one of my big loves when it comes to books. So yay again!

And... MORE Gaiman&McKean! Graphic novel edition ^.^
The Last Temptation
Black Orchid
The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch
Marvel 1602
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
Crazy Hair

I'm curious about all of them but slightly (*cough*) despairing about when I'll get to read them all! o.O

Anyhow, that's my pile. And I'm offically on a Book Buying Ban now. Apart from that copy of Obsidian that still hasn't arrived yet *grumble*. So... what's on your pile? Leave me a link in the comments so I can check it out :)


  1. That are a lot of books! I'm so jealous about the books you bought! Three books I can't wait to read! But I try to buy less books now, because my TBR pile has to get smaller!
    I'm a new follower :)

    Happy reading!
    My StS

  2. A wonderful haul! I received Carnival of Souls this week as well & can't wait to get started on it.

    Happy reading :)

    My weekly haul

  3. Wow a lot of books I really want to read the masque of the red death it sounds awesome. Happy reading!

    here is mine

  4. I'm really looking forward to reading Unspoken! I've never read anything by SRB but it sounds awesome so I MUST get it.

    Books of Amber

  5. Interesting. A very diverse selection of books this week.


  6. Sweet haul! I love signed books too. Congrats on the awesome win. I loved Masque of the Red Death! And The Forest of Hands and Teeth is one of my favs. I love Carrie Ryan's writing. Thanks for sharing! Happy reading :)

    Maryann @ Chapter by Chapter
    Stop by our STS :)

  7. I love Gaiman (I'm reading American Gods at the moment). Like you, I only saw the first two seasons of Dexter, and I think it's high time I read the books. Yay for your book-sharing friend :)I'm following your blog now.

    Ivana @ Willing to See Less

  8. Great haul! Gaiman is one of my faves too, and I'll read anything with his name on it! And congrats on winning an autographed copy of Foretold! Very cool! And the Dexter books are really good too. Happy reading!

    Here are my books.

  9. Wow that's awesome that you got a signed copy of Foretold!! I hope you enjoy it, I've been meaning to pick it up for awhile now!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
    My Shelves

  10. So many good books, happy reading.

  11. Your bought books are awesome! Masque is so so good! Carnival of souls I have been waiting for for ages! Happy Reading!

    Check out my Haul! Letterbox Love!

  12. Such good books! I know, I'm also on a book-buying ban *sobs* but I really need to read my books O_O T

    My STS:

  13. WOW awesome haul! I love the Malindo Lo book mark for Adaptation, I just finished that one earlier this week and while I wasn't a huge fan of it the bookmark is very cool and very fitting. You got so many goodies, I hope you enjoy them all!

  14. Awesome books! I can't wait to get Masque of the Red Death! Lovely blog. I'm a new follower. :)

  15. I LOVE the covers for the Dexter books. I have all of the books to date. I started to read the first one, but then got bored because it's literally the first season all over again. I do plan on picking it up again. I'm in LOVE the series.