Filling the Shelf – 75

Posted by on August 19, 2012 11:32 am in Book talk | 14 comments

Filling the Shelf is basically Mailbox Monday or the more recent Stacking the Shelves, but with a title that suits my blog! If you’re interested in joining the fun or seeing what other bloggers added to their shelves, I invite you to visit the two hosts!

 

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s been a busy week here on the blog, as I finally got around to rewriting my review of The Stand and even wrote a few more. It’s back to school time for me next week so I’m trying to get done with as many of those as I can. I hate to see the blog go dark when the semesters get busy!

Got a few new books this week, and I was very, very happy with these! Here they are!

Sharp Objects and Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 

 After the amazingness that was Gone GirlI had to add these two to my shelves. It was an early birthday gift from the Man of the House to me, which makes it even better! They look twisted, and I can’t wait to read them.


A Song of Ice and Fire , books 1-4 by George R. R. Martin 

(A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows)

So, this one was a huge battle between myself and myself. I love the TV show, but there are a few aspects of it that really annoy me (mainly how women are written/used). I read tons of reviews about the greatness of the books, but also some really harsh ones that underlined the same aspects I had enjoyed less in the TV series. After reading and liking some excerpts, I decided I would read them and see for myself  what they were about, so here they are. I really, really wanted to get them in hardcover but : 1, the box set cost me less than 20$, which was less than only the first book in hardcover. 2, when going back to school, I really don’t want to be hauling around some huge hardcover in the subway! So I went for small and cheap paperbacks, and if I really love them, I can always get hardcovers for collection purposes.

What did you add to your shelves recently? Have you read one of these books? 

14 Comments

  1. I hear so many wonderful things about the Games of Thrones series. I hope you enjoy it!

  2. I’ve been meaning to read the Game of Thrones series, but it just hasn’t happened yet. I hope you enjoy it! Gillian Flynn’s books look interesting too. :)

  3. I haven’t read any of those books. My son’s read some of the Game of Thrones books and enjoyed them.
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  4. I’ve heard mixed reviews of the Game of Thrones books, I hope you enjoy them! I really want to read Gone Girl and those other books look good too. Happy reading!
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  5. Really very nice week. I have read Sharp Objects and loved it I own Gone Girl because I just had to have it but Dark Places for some reason I couldn’t get into and gave up on. Ice and Fire I own and really must read. Must!
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  6. Loved all of The G. Flynn books I’ve read –enjoy. The George Martin books are certainly popular, but they are out of my comfort zone LOL enjoy.
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  7. Nice variety in your mailbox. Enjoy!

  8. These look good…Stop by my Mailbox Monday if you like.

    ENJOY!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2012/08/mailbox-monday-august-20-2012_20.html

  9. Enjoy! The Games Of Thrones series, sounds good.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/08/mailbox-monday_20.html
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  10. I just started Gone Girl so I understand why you had to have those books! Have a good reading week!
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  11. Have fun with your new books! Have a great reading week…!!!

    Here is my post.

  12. I really want to read all of Flynn’s backlist. She has a lot of talent, and I never know what she is going to do next in her novels! Great new additions! I bought the first 4 in the Song of Ice and Fire in an Amazon bundle for my husband, he loves them, but took a break in the third book.
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  13. I’ve been thinking about starting Game of Thrones but I don’t know if I want to read it because of the same things you mentioned, especially the portrayal of women. Plus, books are hugeee and with school starting soon, I’m in the mood for books I can finish quickly. Gone Girl really seems good. I think I shall take the plunge on it.

  14. Sharp Objects looks super intense – I’ll have to check it out.
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