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Filling the Shelf – 52

Posted by on March 5, 2012 2:55 am in Book talk | 20 comments

Filling the Shelf is basically Mailbox Monday (this month hosted by Diary of an Eccentric) or In my Mailbox (created by The Story Siren ), but with a title that suits my blog :D If you’re interested in joining the fun or seeing what other bloggers added to their shelves, I invite you to visit those two awesome features!

Happy Monday readers!

I have a nice full mailbox this week, in big part thanks to the Man of the House. He enables my addiction; it’s all his fault! Really!

Crossed by Ally Condie : Funny story : I didn’t plan on reading this one. I read Matched last year, enjoyed it enough and wrote a review, thinking I would probably read the next book. Then, I kind of forgot what I had liked of the book and could only remember the negative aspects of it, and decided I wouldn’t read Crossed. Then a few weeks ago I read some positive reviews of Matched that brought back to my memory what I had liked. Heh! So, this is how Crossed landed in my house!

A Million Suns by Beth Ravis : I read Across the Universe a week or two ago and I was pleasantly surprised, so of course I had to get this one!

The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe : Already read this one, and quite enjoyed it. Review coming soon.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi : I read all kinds of reviews on this one; from “best book of 2011!!!!” to “worst book ever!!!”, and all from readers I trust. So, I’m almost more curious to find out where I stand than to discover the story. Is that a bad or good sign?

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

On My Wishlist – 33

Posted by on March 3, 2012 11:05 am in Book talk | 9 comments

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where we list all the books we desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. Click on the link to Book Chick City, sign the Mr. Linky and join the fun!

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This wishlist is growing and growing. How will I ever get to read all the books I want to read?

Two more books on it this week, and look at that, the second isn’t even YA! :)

After the Snow by S. D. Crockett

Summary from Goodreads :

Fifteen-year-old Willo was out hunting when the trucks came and took his family away. Left alone in the snow, Willo becomes determined to find and rescue his family, and he knows just who to talk with to learn where they are. He plans to head across the mountains and make Farmer Geraint tell him where his family has gone.

But on the way across the mountain, he finds Mary, a refugee from the city, whose father is lost and who is starving to death. The smart thing to do would be to leave her alone — he doesn’t have enough supplies for two or the time to take care of a girl — but Willo just can’t do it. However, with the world trapped in an ice age, the odds of them surviving on their own are not good. And even if he does manage to keep Mary safe, what about finding his family?

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The Life Boat by Charlotte Rogan

Summary from Goodreads :

Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life.

In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying her and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize is over capacity. For any to live, some must die.

As the castaways battle the elements, and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met, and the new life of privilege she thought she’d found. Will she pay any price to keep it?

What is at the top of your wishlist right now?

Wordless Wednesday : Gray, gray, gray (What I knit – 10)

Posted by on February 29, 2012 10:15 am in My work, other | 8 comments

Hat for the Man of the House, hat for my brother-in-law, and a little bow for me :)

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Filling the Shelf – 51

Posted by on February 27, 2012 4:46 pm in Book talk | 9 comments

Filling the Shelf is basically Mailbox Monday (this month hosted by Metroreader) or In my Mailbox (created by The Story Siren ), but with a title that suits my blog :D If you’re interested in joining the fun or seeing what other bloggers added to their shelves, I invite you to visit those two awesome features!

Happy Monday readers!

A nice mailbox again this week; two books finally in paperback (Eve and Immortal Beloved) and two sequels I have been looking forward to (specially Supernaturally; Fever will maybe help me decided whether I enjoy this series or not!). It’s a lot of YA but I am also waiting on a few adult fantasy and historical fiction in the coming week! :)

Eve by Anna Carey

Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan

Supernaturally by  Kiersten White

Fever by Lauren DeStefano

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