Stacking the Shelves (27) 10.12.13


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tyngas Reviews. This meme allows us to share the books we’ve recently added to our 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! *Clicking the link of a book’s title will take you to Goodreads.

I’m finished with my 7th week of student teaching which is roughly half-way through the semester. I cannot believe how fast it is going. I’m busier than ever–and I’m about to get slammed with 85 essays next week. This week was pretty slow on the review book front, but the one I got is the one I’ve been crossing my fingers for. It doesn’t come out until January, but there’s no way I’m waiting that long to read it. I’m so far behind on my TBR it won’t matter if this one jumps to the front of the line. I got some excellent books from the library this week, as well. I have a three day weekend this weekend, which is awesome, because my house looks like a tornado hit it. I have a ton of projects to grade and my own homework to do, but I’m hoping to squeeze in some reading time. I’m also hoping to watch the first episode of American Horror Story whose new season premiered on Wednesday. I love that show and am excited that Kathy Bates is in the cast this season–and that it’s about witches! I reviewed a couple of books this week: Goodbye, Rebel Blue and Girls in White Dresses (which I’ve read 3 times now in the past 2 years). I highly recommend them both. I’m currently reading Vicious, which is super intriguing. I’m hoping to have a review up next week, but we’ll have to see how it goes.Well, that’s about all for me; I hope everyone is doing well! Now on to the books.
Review Books
Being Sloane Jacobs  by Lauren Morrill
I’m not going to lie, I did a little happy dance when I got this one. I’m being dying to read this book which sounds like a cross between The Parent Trap and The Cutting Edge. This is probably going to happen immediately. I’m so excited.

What I Won
The lovely Jen over at YA Romantics holds a no-strings-attached/just-hit-enter giveaway most Fridays and I was lucky enough to win on a day when two books were up for grabs. I’m so excited to have copies of both of these. Jen is awesome and so is her blog. If you don’t follow her already, you should remedy that!
Library Books
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3:59 by Gretchen McNeil
I’ve been dying for this parallel worlds/doppelganger book for months. I was so happy when it came in a couple of days ago. 
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
This book about Epics–people with super powers who use them to rule instead of help–sounds so intriguing. I haven’t read any reviews for it yet, but I can’t ignore the 5 star ratings several of my GR friends have doled out.
Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
I haven’t read any reviews for this end-of-the-world novel either, but I can’t ignore the 1 and 2 and DNF ratings some of my GR friends have given it.
I’ve heard great things about this book about a shy outsider who finds her place with musicians and DJs. It looks really cute.
So that’s it for me this week. I’m pretty excited about what I added to my shelves this week. What did you add to your shelves? Link me up!

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42 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (27) 10.12.13

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  1. Eek! I'm exhausted just reading about the things you have to do! I hope you'll find some time to read and watch a flick or two. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on these books.

    have a great week!


  2. Oh, student teaching. I have some fond memories from that… but then again I student taught 4th grade. One student had to use the word alligator in a sentence. (I don't know why it was a spelling word, but O.K.) The sentence used was 'My sister is an alligator because she eats boys.'

    Yeah, I laughed. A lot. 🙂

    I nabbed the Marie Antoinette book at ALA this summer, While I have not read it, I have heard great things about it from tons of other bloggers.

    You have a new follower! 🙂
    My StS!


  3. Ahh, awesome books! the Marie Antoinette Serial Killer sounds like pure entertainment – I'd love to hear what you thought abou it once you get to it 🙂 Have fun with all of the books, though!


  4. Fantastic haul! I really enjoyed Marie Antoinette and I'm hoping to make time for 3:59 soon. Good call on getting Tumble & Fall from the library rather that spending money on it. I'm one of those that DNFed it. Just could not hold my attention at all.


  5. You're who won that? Lucky duck! I didn't care too much for MA, Serial Killer though. I also really liked Tumble & Fall, but my opinion clearly isn't the majority. I hope you end up liking it too! Happy reading 🙂
    My STS


  6. I haven't heard of Being Sloane Jacobs but I'm going to check it out now to see why you are so excited! I have heard nothing but good about This Song Will Save Your Life, hope you enjoy it as much as everyone else seems to.
    Enjoy your haul and happy reading 🙂


  7. Yay for getting BEING SLOANE JACOBS!! I'm dying to read that one too! I loved The Parent Trap and that's exactly what I thought of when I read the summary a couple of weeks ago. It sounds awesome and the cover is gorgeous, so I just want it even more (:

    I've heard some mixed things about MARIE ANTOINETTE so I'm curious to see what you think of it.

    ohh, 3:59! I've been wanting to read that one but always forget to go pick it up.

    You sound SUPER busy. I can't imagine having to read and grade 85 essays. Hopefully you set a page limit! I was always the girl who wrote entirely too much and usually went over said limit. I feel bad about it now looking back haha. I'm so happy you're enjoying the semester though. I know you probably feel swamped but hey, you're almost done!! Wooo!


  8. I am DYING to read Being Sloane Jacobs! I lovedlovedloved Meant to Be! So freaking cute. Hope you love BSJ!!! Congrats on the awesome wins, too…I've not read either but they sound great! And I'm seriously thinking about buying a copy of This Song…I've heard nothing but good things! Can't wait to see what you think!


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