Sunday, July 8, 2012

Stacking the Shelves {5} & My Reading Pile {9}

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and by sharing what I received in the mail this week, I am giving credit to her.

I had two incredible weeks at my mailbox. I was going to put up a post last Saturday, but my birthday and a busy weekend got kind of in the way of that. Anyway, off to why you're really here.

So, last weekend was my birthday and my amazing husband got me a gift card for Amazon, so that I can buy my very own Kindle. I haven't bought one yet though, because there are rumors of a Kindle Touch with Light/Glow releasing some time this month. I have waited this long already, so a couple more weeks won't hurt.

One of my longest and dearest friends, Susi, also gave me an Amazon gift card. She thought it was kind of a boring gift idea, but I couldn't have been any happier. Thanks to her, I can now call these two beautiful books my own.

I love how the camera light made the title for Masque of the Read Death look so colorful. I think everybody who knows me, knows how much I have wanted to have this book and I cannot believe it has finally found its way onto my bookshelf.

Everneath by Brodi Ashton is another one of those books that have been on my to-buy list for a very long time. Its cover is absolutely gorgeous and I cannot wait to dive into the world of Nikki and Cole.

Thanks to the wonderful people at Hachette Canada, I know own my very first physical copy of a review book. The cover for House of Shadows is so stunning, and the story sounds so very interesting.

Wrecked by Anna Davies is a book I won during a giveaway at  My Shelf Confessions and the lovely people from Simon & Schuster Teen sent it to me.


Lastly, I got some really neat swag from the #DaemonInvasion Tour. Aren't they pretty? Thank you so much to Janae from Janae's Book Obsession for sending this to me!

This week at the library

Yes, yes, I know I have too many books already and I haven't even finished my last library books yet, but when I saw that this book was being acquired I just had to put my name on the "hold" list. Now, it's my turn to get sucked right back into the world of The Mortal Instruments.

Yes, that is City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare! It has taken me everything I have to stay away from all kinds of website around the Internet to avoid reading any spoilers. Apart from one thing which I read by accident when somebody tweeted about it on twitter, I don't know about anything that happens in this book. I haven't even read the back cover yet and I won't until after I read the book. I am very excited about this one!

My Reading Pile {9}

As I am sharing what I will be reading this week, I am giving a huge shout out the wonderful Rachel over at fiktshun who came up with this brilliant idea.

I am ashamed to admit I haven't read anything in three weeks. Rachel Vincent's Before I Wake totally and utterly destroyed me and I just haven't been able to pick up another book ever since I finished it. That is really not good AT ALL, especially considering I now only have about a day and half to read Insurgent by Veronica Roth and I am only about sixty pages in. If I don't finish it now though, I won't get another chance for at least another month or two since the waiting list for this book is extremely long at my library. Well, we shall see what happens.

For pretty much the same reason and because I am dying to find out what happens in this fifth book of the series, my read after Insurgent is going to be City of Lost Souls.

If I happen to have more time to read this week - and don't end up in another reading slump - I will also add House of Shadows to my reading pile.


So, what about you? Did you get any bookish goodies in the mail this week? Do you have a list of particular books you would like to read in the following days? I would love to hear from you!

Have a wonderful reading week!!!


And don't forget Wednesday, July 11th is #TeamTOD's first match at the #YACrushTourney 2.0!!!


  1. What a wonderful haul! I hope I'll get to read Wrecked one day, soon! :D

    Happy Reading! (And yay, another TOD-lover!)

    Patricia // My Week & Haul

  2. Wow, lots of goodies!! I'm so jealous of your purchases, they look so gorgeous and I'm dying to read them both.
    Aww and now you can have your own kindle, that is so sweet!! :)

    Aah CoLS *dies* another one I'm dying to read. (I'll be death by now if that was true haha but oh well, you know what I mean) hehe. Enjoy!!!

  3. Ooh hopefully I can get the Daemon Invasion swag, too! I've been waiting for it! :) But Everneath was an amazing book and Masque of the Red Death was also really good! I've sort of given up on City of Lost Souls though, so I hope you enjoy that more than I did!

    Check out my Stacking the Shelves!

  4. Dying to read Everneath, Masque of Red Death, and City of Lost Souls! Fabulous haul!
    My Stack

  5. Great set! Yay for City of Lost Souls. I can't wait to read it.
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