Filling the Shelf – 245

Posted by on March 20, 2017 1:32 am in Book talk | 12 comments

Welcome to Filling the Shelf, or as many of you know it, Mailbox Monday! If you’re interested in joining the fun or seeing what other bloggers added to their shelves, click away! (but beware, visiting other mailboxes will probably add to your neverending wishlist!)

Good Monday everyone!

Hope you all had a good week! We had a huge snowstorm and it was beautiful. So much snow! Working from home, I was able to set some time aside to watch it fall while reading The Bear and the Nightingale (loved it so much!), as well as I spent some time with the man shoveling outside. I count myself lucky though, because it’s easy to enjoy the sight of winter’s coat when you don’t have to get out. Just out of the city, about 300 people were trapped for up to 13 hours on the highway. Yes, 13 hours! What a nightmare! 🙁


Our snowy streets, cars & trees hiding under a coat of snow.

And now, about books!

This week I wrote a review for Caraval. It was disappointing for me, unfortunately, though it did have a few interesting aspects.

I also added some books to my shelf! Crosstalk excepted, these are all YA fantasy. I loved Rin Chupeco’s YA horror novel The Girl from the Well (though I still have to read the sequel) so I knew I’d want to get my hands on her new YA fantasy as soon as it came out. I can’t wait to read it! As for Crosstalk, it is also speculative fiction, and with a really fun premise. It sounds a bit like a romcom taking place in a not too distant future, and I’ve been wanting to read Connie Willis for a while. Sounds like a good one to start with!

And they sort of make a nice group together!


Crosstalk by Connie Willis – Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas


The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco – Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan (audio)

What books did you recently add to your shelves?



  1. Ooh you lucky thing Kay – I have Crosstalk on my wishlist! I can highly recommend Connie Willis’ novel Bellwether also (

    • Oh, thank you for the link! It does indeed sound incredibly interesting. I’ve heard more about Blackout and Doomsday (I think its the title?), but I’ll make sure to add this one to the list!

  2. Wow, that’s a lot of snow. We got a foot and it’s pretty much gone today. I hope you love your new books!

  3. The snow is pretty but I’m glad it’s not here. Enjoy your new books!

  4. I am curious about Cross Talk. Enjoy your new books, and thanks for sharing…and thanks for visiting my blog.

    Wow, that is beautiful snow, but not so much if you’re trapped. Stay cozy!

  5. Oh wow, all of these books look so interesting! I’ve been very excited for The Bone Witch and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

  6. I heard about all the snow. We have had a pretty mild winter this year, so hoping that continues now that it is spring. lol Enjoy your new books!

  7. Oh my goodness – that snow does look lovely but I wouldn’t want to be driving or stuck in it; nor to have to shovel it!
    You have four good sounding books this week. Cross Talk sounds fun – I’ll be interested in your thoughts.
    Happy Reading!

  8. Yuck, look at all that snow. Happy reading

  9. Wow on the snow…..Gorgeous!! I love to watch it fall too.

    ENJOY your books.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  10. Crosstalk was a fun read. More romcom than scifi for sure.

    • Thank you for your comment Leslie! That sounds exactly like what I’ve been hoping for, so I am glad to hear it! 🙂

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