Saturday, September 22, 2012

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature by Tynga's reviews to show off the books and other book-related goodies we got that week. This can be books we bought, got for review, won, etc. No matter whether they are print or ebooks.

After last week's epic haul, I don't have quite as much to report. I put myself on a book buying ban. Still, there are some things I had already ordered that are still trickling in:

Yup, my copy of Obsidian has finally arrived! Now I can see what all the fuss is about ;)
Also, I'm taking a colloquium on James Joyce's Ulysses for my studies this semester.  It's taught at the James Joyce Foundation here in Zurich by Fritz Senn, one of the best Joyce scholars there are, and I'm honored to have the chance to learn from him.
And that mug you see there at the bottom is a Soul Screamers 'Kaylee' mug I won from Rachel Vincent :D

Also won: Dreamwalker, by Andrea Heltsley.

Finally, I'm readlly happy that I got approved on NetGalley for this one:

Death and the Girl Next Door, by Darynda Jones. I haven't read anything by this author before but what I've heard and also the description of the novel makes me excited for this one!

On another note:
I'm behind on the sequels challenge... I've finished Enshadowed, but that means I still have to read 3 books in 9 days, while I actually have a few NetGalley books that will be published very soon and/or are about to expire >.< I also find it very hard to resist the copies of Carnival of Souls, Origin, and Unspoken on my shelf...

What was in your mailbox this week? Link me up in the comments :)


  1. YOU GOT OBSIDIAN :) YAY! Read it :)
    I got Death and the Girl next door too

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  2. I'm in the minority when it comes to Obsidian...didn't like it, but I hope you enjoy it :) That's great about the colloquium on Joyce. Two years ago we had a guest professor from Richmond University for a course on contemporary women's literature. She was such a delight to learn from.
    Happy reading!
    Here is my STS post.

  3. I'm going to get Obsidian next week; so curious to see what the hype's all about :) Enjoy!
    Katja @ YA's the Word

  4. Death and The Girl Next Door looks awesome. Great haul of books. Come visit me as well.


  5. New follower. I received Darynda's book too. :-) I didnt really like Dreamwalker hopefully you'll enjoy it. And Obsidian is great!!! #Daemoninvasion

  6. Death and the Girl Next Door sounds ace, enjoy!

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  8. Obsidian - SIGH - I could read this book OVER and OVER! I also have Death & the Girl Next Door! Looking forward to reading this one :)

    Happy Reading! :)
    Tabby @Insightful Minds
    Check out my - Stacking the Shelves :)

  9. Oooooo I hope I get approved for Jones' book. I love her adult series. Oh and I just read Obsidian and it's a good book. You should also read Shadows which is the prequel. It will explain Daemon's personality a little better.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  10. I really want to read Obsidian, it looks really good. Enjoy all your books!

    My STS:

  11. AHHHH Obsidian. So hot. LOVE me some Daemon <3 I hope you enjoy your books and happy reading this week!

  12. so we both got cute mugs this week. LOL. :)

  13. So excited that you got Obsidian!! Hope you LOVE it.


  14. You got Obsidian you're the lucky one lol..I want to start that series so bad. Happy reading :)

    Thanks for stopping by

    old follower

  15. Loved Obsidian, hope you will too!! *new follower*
    Love the mug!!

  16. I hope you enjoy Obsidian, I haven't read it yet either, but I have to get around to it soon. I'm looking forward to Death and the Girl Next Door too. You have to read Unspoken soon, it is awesome :)

  17. Great Haul. Can't wait to see your thoughts on some of these.
    Alex @ Possession of Books

  18. Ahh I haven't even read Obsidian either, so I'm glad I'm not the only one. Hot aliens sounds yummy ;D

    Enjoy all your books! Sorry I'm late lol
    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
    Stacking the Shelves #21