Saturday, February 9, 2013

Stacking the Shelves: mini-haul because I'm busy

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews to display all the books we got in the previous week. You can include print or ebooks, bought, borrowed, for review, gifts, wins... just show us your new pretties :)

I didn't get all that many books this week, which is a good thing because I have way too many anyway. I'm sorry I haven't been very active and haven't posted a review in ages!!! I'm just so busy writing a paper (deadline on the 15th and I'm waaaay behind) and I've also had to work extra shifts. Bad combo. And writing a review always takes me minimum 1 hour - time that I just don't have right now, or I'm tired or otherwise unmotivated. In addition to all that, I've been working on a short story for my application to the Clarion West workshop this coming summer. Sigh I hope I can get things back on track soon, but I might be forced to go on a sort-of-hiatus for the next week :/

For Tour:

Rapture, by Phillip W. Simpson

It's been a while since I signed up for a tour (months, even though I have 2 tour stops in the coming weeks but I signed up for those ages ago) but I liked the concept for this one. Sound a bit different from your usual postapocalyptic book!

Kindle freebies when I got them:

Rocked Under, by Cora Hawkes
Glamour, by Penelope Fletcher
Identity, by Ted Dekker

Glamour was cover love, but I do enjoy fairie books :) I read a review of Identity a while back and was intrigued. And Rocked Under... well. Bad boy in a band ^^'

Okay, my haul isn't that mini after all... these waited for me in my mailbox when I got home Friday night:
Spell Bound, by Rachel Hawkins
The Book of Blood and Shadow, by Robin Wasserman

To be honest, I had forgotten that I'd ordered TBoBaS ^^'' I think it was only 4 euros or something... and since it plays in Prague and I'd been meaning to read the author for a while, I couldn't resist that offer.
I'm curious about Spell Bound and the conclusion of Hawkins' trilogy! And last Tuesday it was finally out on paperback.

What do you guys think of my haul? Anything I need to put on my priority list? And what did you get this week? Leave me a link so I can check it out :)


  1. Ooooo Great haul! gimme gimme

    New follower :D

  2. Ohh, Spellbound! I'm waiting for this bookstore to have it on sale in hardcover since I recently bought Hex Hall & Demonglass in hardcover for 50% off and I need Spellbound in hardcover to complete my collection.
    Happy reading Carmen! (:

    My STS

  3. Spellbound looks really good and I love the cover! I have not heard of any of the other books but they look good, nevertheless. Happy reading! :)

    My STS:

  4. Nice hall. I still need to read The Hex Hall series at some point. Great haul.


  5. Ooh all of those look great! Hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

  6. I recently finished Spell Bound and thought it was a pretty good ending :) Hope you enjoy all your books!

    My Haul!

  7. Wow great haul. I have yet to read Rachel Hawkins' books. I really need to. It looks like you got a lot of really good ones.

    Check out my post here.

    Enjoy your books!

    ~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time

  8. The Book of Blood and Shadow sounds really good. I've heard great reviews for Robin's books. I hope you enjoy everything!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  9. I feel ya! I've had zero time and motivation for reviews this week. I've heard great things about The Book of Blood of Shadow. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Nice haul! I can't wait to read Spell Bound! Enjoy your new books and good luck with your paper! Thanks for stopping by.

  11. I think all these books are new to me! I hope you enjoy them. :)

  12. This reminds me I have yet to finish the Hex Hall series. I only read the first but it was really fun. Love the Freebies too can't go wrong there! ;)

  13. Oh, I LOVED The Book of Blood and Shadow. I read it as an ARC, and though it's not everyone's cup of tea, I found the murder mystery very intriguing. Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

  14. VERY nice haul girl! The Hex Hall books are on my reading list! I've heard great things about The Book of Blood and Shadow too! All your freebies are new ones for me but I especially like the cover for Glamour ♥ Identity looks promising too :D Happy reading!!