Sunday, November 18, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (1)

**Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga of Tynga's Reviews that spotlights the books we receive each week**

Have you ever "accidentally" ended up with more books than you'll read in a year? or more? Well, I've had one of those months. ;-) Not that I'm complaining.
A few weeks ago, Richi and I went to the local Trading Books store and I found an armful a really great, used books to bring home. Then had a seasonal discount coupon so we ordered another dozen or so books (some I've been waiting months to show up on my available wishlist).

The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge (Iron Codex #1)
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott (Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1)
Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver (
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Garcia Marquez ( **I'd been waiting months for this particular version to show up!
Alice I have Been by Melanie Benjamin
Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor - The Looking Glass Wars #2)

From the local Trading Books store:
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
Cemetary Girl by David Bell
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
FableHaven by Brandon Mull (book one)
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Around the same time, after a several month dry-spell, I won a few ARC/giveaway's from Goodreads first reads. First I won book #5 in a series I'd only read the first book of. So I promptly purchased books 2 and 3 - Currently reading book #2.

The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley - Flavia De Luce #2 (
A Red Herring with Mustard by Alan Bradley - Flavia De Luce #3 (
**note that the matching bookmark shown was IN the purple book (I Love when bookmarks or other random markers are still in a used book or comes with a book)
((also I still need to buy the 4th book in this series - it's in my shopping cart at Amazon))
Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley - Flavia De Luce #5 (Goodreads first read win) 

Capital Girls by Ella Monroe (Goodreads first read win)
Secrets and Lies by Ella Monroe  (included with the Capital Girls)

Glimmers by Barbara Brooke (Goodreads first read win) book is signed by the author - she also included a home made bookmark, business cards and kind thankyou note :)

Also, over the last two weeks I've won books, gift cards and swag from blog hops, flash contests on Facebook and random being in the right place at the right time. yay me :).

signed Bookmark for Keystone by Misty Provencher (won from blog hop)

That Time of the Month by Emily Shaffer (won from blog hop)

Book Tote and signed bookmarks for The Light Tamer Trilogy by Devyn Dawson (FB Flash Contest)

Rock of Ivanore by Laurisa White Reyes (FB Flash Contest - shown with a matching bookmark I won earlier in the year)  This book has been on Richi's 'to-read' list for the longest time, so I was really thrilled to have won this book for him :-) yay!

City of Women by David R. Gillham (RAOK from Goodreads friend)
The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus

I also downloaded ebooks for the Nook and Kindle cloud

Project Ele by Rebecca Gober
Flutter by Melissa Andrea
Cornerstone by Misty Provencher
Tortured by Caragh M. O'Brien (a bridge story between Birthmarked and Prized)
Marked by Kim Richardson (Soul Guardians Book 1)
Grizelda by Margaret Taylor
The Ivy by Lauren Kunze with Rina Onur

Kindle Cloud Freebies:
Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle
GPS with Benefits by Vanessa Morgan
Grace Doll by Jennifer Laurens
The Earth Painter by Melissa Turner Lee (book one of the Painter Series)
The Light Tamer by Devyn Dawson (book one in the Light Tamer Trilogy)

So ... as you can see, I have been richly blessed in books this last month. Lots to be Thankful for and Loads of really awesome books that'll keep me busy for the next few months, at least  :D

1 comment:

  1. You were not kidding that you got more books than you can read! WOW! I have read some of the books you got (Inkheart, Gregor, Fablehaven- and they are all great). You got a lot of books I want to read, too! Congrats on all the books and happy reading. :)