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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Stacking The Shelves

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!


Happy 2015, everyone!  This is my first Stacking the Shelves in this new year, and it seems that old habits die hard:  I am once again continuing to bring home lots of books from the library where I work before I finish reading the tbr stack already beside my reading armchair!  A small portion of my stack can also be attributed to Christmas.  People know that I'm a reader and I receive books!

All Fall Down Ally Carter Life Unaware Cole Gibsen How (Not) to Fall in Love Lisa Brown Roberts Cage Megan Shepherd Circa Now Amber McRee Turner

ARCs and egalleys for review:

All Fall Down by Ally Carter: I love her Heist Society series, so I'm excited to try her newest series!

Life Unaware by Cole Gibsen.

How (Not) to Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts.

The Cage by Megan Shepherd:  I LOVE LOVE LOVE her Madman's Daughter books, so of course I have to jump at the chance to read and review her new series!  It's sci-fi, so it'll be totally different from the Madman's Daughter.

Circa Now by Amber McRee Turner: this looks like a cute middle grades book.  If it's any good, I'll be able to pass it along to a niece!

Scintillate Tracy Clark Napolion's Pyramids William Dietrich Food Jim Gaffigan Mitford Bedside Companion Jan Karon Book Cuffs & Ear Warmers Deborah Molnar Children of Hurin J.R.R. Tolkien

New Books:

Scintillate by Tracy Clark: I bought this one for my Kindle.  I think this was only my second purchase for my Kindle... (I use it for egalleys and not much else.)  How do ya'll feel about buying ebooks?  I still feel a little weird paying for something so ephemeral.  When I buy  a book, I want to hold it and smell it and put it on a shelf.

Napoleon's Pyramids by William Dietrich: My dad passed this one along to me.  I have no clue what it's about, but he said it was pretty good.

Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan:  The hubby and I love watching Jim Gaffigan's stand-up, and I'm hoping his book is just as funny.

The Mitford Bedside Companion by Jan Karon: A Christmas gift from my mom.  We love Mitford!

Boot Cuffs & Ear Warmers by Deborah Molnar: Another Christmas gift from my mom.  I've already started crocheting an Irish Sea ear warmer!

The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien:  Ok, so this was actually a Christmas gift that the hubby received, but it's in our house and I'll read it too.  So it goes in the stack!

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Peter Boxall New Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook Ellen Brown Sheet Pan Suppers Molly Gilbert Fifty Shades Freed E.L. James Modern Crochet Molla Mills Inheritance Christopher Paolini Letters From Father Christmas J.R.R. Tolkien

Library (This is my kryptonite... the books are free!  How am I supposed to resist bringing home free books?!?)

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die edited by Peter Boxall.

The New Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook by Ellen Brown: The hubby gave me a cast iron skillet for Christmas, and I'm super excited to try all kinds of yummy skillet dishes... like brownies.  I hear that you can make ooey gooey brownies in cast iron skillets...

Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert.

Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James: This is actually on CD for my commute!  I'm listening to Fifty Shades Darker right now and blushing through rush hour.  But I am too curious; I must find out what happens to Ana.

Modern Crochet by Molla Mills.

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini:  This is on CD too.  I'm conflicted:  I want to find out what happens, but I'm not sure I want the series to end!

Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien:  I brought this one home over Christmas.  The hubby and I are big Tolkien fans, and neither of us had heard of this until this year!  Shame on us.  It's wonderful.  My library had it shelved in Juvenile; it's a collection of all these sweet letters that Tolkien wrote to his kids over the years under the guise of Father Christmas, and they also include these delightful drawings and paintings that Tolkien did to accompany the stories he tells in the letters.  The hubby and I enjoyed a couple letters a day during the Christmas week.

Naturals Jennifer Lynn Barnes Throne of Glass Sarah J. Maas

Bookish Secret Santa

This year I also participated in a bookish Secret Santa exchange, and my Secret Santa sent me The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.  I haven't read either one yet, but I'm going to soon!

What about you?  What books are  stacked on your shelf at the start of 2015?


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Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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  1. That's a lot of books! I'm super excited about All Fall Down, I love Ally Carter's other books. And Throne of Glass is an awesome series! Enjoy your books. :)

  2. I love E-books, so does my mother, because we don't have a lot of shelf room left, but we like both formats. It looks like you got some amazing books this week. Great haul.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. You got some great books! All Fall Down is top of my tbr and quite a few of the others are on my tbr. I grabbed How not to Fall in Love this week too. Happy Saturday!

  4. I don't want to spoil the end of Inheritance so I'll only say this: the end doesn't have to be the end. Paolini has even talked about revisiting Alegasia in the future. Right now he seems to be dabbling in sci-fi.

  5. I still need to read Throne of Glass and find a copy of the Tolkien books! I always forget that I have Inheritance on my shelf, I've had it since it came out and I totally haven't read it. And I'm going to have to check out Cage, I really liked Madmand's Daughter too.

  6. I feel you on the library! It's my kryptonite too. Who can pass up shiny, free, books? I'm digging on Jim Gaffigan's book. I think I might have to add that to my wishlist too :). Happy reading Tynga!

  7. I got Food on audiobook last year, parts of it were funny. I think I liked Dad is Fat a little better though. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it!

  8. Fifty Shades Freed. I have to admit that these two are a crazy couple, but I cannot deny that they are also crazy about each other. Loved all three novels.

    The library is my best friend ever. It has all these hidden wonders just waiting for me to pick up off of the shelf. But I have become addicted to e-books too. I might not be able to hold them, but they are safe in my Kindle just waiting for the chance to pop into my life once again.

    Great book list - serious envy :) Enjoy your reads.

  9. I don't even work in a library and I do the same. There are just so many books.

  10. Nice! Really enjoyed All Fall Down! Thought it was an exciting and mysterious read! Anxious for the Cage but EW has rejected me like three times now, so I gave up requesting! LOL! Have plenty to read until its release though! Happy Reading!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  11. Some fabulous looking book covers. I know what you mean about the library. I used to take a bag and my notebook of books I have read and go through my local library grabbing books. At one time, I had read so many, I could no longer choose books by covers or authors, I'd read them all. LOL Found some new authors, but for the most part, I was not happy with the books. It is a small branch. Since Kindle I only really make trips to the library when my mother visits. Have a great weekend.

  12. Oh man. That is awesome that you got The Cage. I cannot wait to read all the reviews on it. I tried getting it on Edelweiss, but I can never get anything on there. Wah Waaah. I hope it's an amazing read.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

  13. The Cage is one I got a bit ago and I can't wait to read it. You can check out my post in the link below.

  14. That's awesome, that people get you books for Christmas. Everyone around me says I have too many, lol.

    Buying ebooks is weird for me too, since I want to have a physical copy, and I always worry about what might happen to ebooks stored in an Amazon account if that account gets hacked or something.

  15. All Fall Down is one I want to read. Love the library too! Happy reading.

  16. All Fall Down looks good. I am debating adding it to my TBR pile at some point.

    Happy Reading!
    Here’s my STS.

  17. Egads! The weekend was just crazy. I wrote my Stacking the Shelves post and uploaded it -- then today I realized that I had forgotten the two review books I picked up off NetGalley's "Read Now" list. Updated my post and I'm finally getting around to linking up.

    Re: Kindle books. I love reading on my eInk reader. With over 1000 books in my house, buying Kindle books became a necessity if I wanted a book to keep. For simple reading pleasure, I'm using the library a whole lot more. I'm paring down, but it's slow going since I don't want to get rid of a book that I haven't read.

  18. Sherry -- Starting in 2014, I've been borrowing eBooks from my library a lot more than getting physical books. When my library doesn't have a book that I really want to read, they borrow a copy from another library through InterLibrary Loan.

  19. This is a great meme. I really need to get myself in gear and start joining in. I love lists and fastidious organization and would love to translate that into blog planning. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  20. I have had The Cage forever and still haven't read it. I really need to get to it
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