Saturday, May 31, 2014

Stacking The Shelves #35: The Shadow of the Wind, Siege and Storm, Toward the Gleam, Something Strange and Deadly, The Memory of Lost Senses, Awakening Minerva, Becoming Jane Eyre



Welcome to
Stacking The Shelves!!


This is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer, Lili,
Stephanie, Helen, and Tynga @  

As the title implies, this is all about
sharing the books you're adding
to your shelves, be they physical or virtual.
For the complete rules, and to sign up,
just click on the link above.




Here's this week's haul!!  





Books Purchased

Click on each cover picture for the 
Goodreads or Amazon page about each book.



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font-size: large;"><b>This is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer, Lili, </b></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: large;"><b>Stephanie, Helen, and Tynga @ <a href="http://www.tyngasreviews.com/2014/05/stacking-the-shelves-106-2.html" target="_blank">Tynga's Reviews</a>!</b></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <b><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: large;">As the title implies, this is all about</span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <b><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: large;">sharing the books you're adding</span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <b><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: large;">to your shelves, be they physical or virtual.</span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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font-size: large;">Goodreads or Amazon page about each book.</span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20827735-raven-s-blood?ac=1" target="_blank"><img alt="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20827735-raven-s-blood?ac=1" border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uubGaaL3eAw/U22RsXj2vwI/AAAAAAAAYUM/k3MKPz6mVrY/s1600/RAVEN'S+BLOOD+COVER+2.jpg" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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text-align: center;"> <b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">too, which was so sweet of her! </span></span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">I know this is going to be a great </span></span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">vampire romance!!</span></span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">I recently <a href="http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2014/05/author-interview-cassandra-lawson.html" target="_blank">interviewed her</a> for this blog.</span></span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span></span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><u><span style="font-size: x-large;">Purchased</span></u></span></span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span></span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span></span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13138635-these-broken-stars?ac=1" target="_blank"><img alt="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13138635-these-broken-stars?ac=1" border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Zxx3vd1LNVA/U22wKnCLJdI/AAAAAAAAYVY/NDylU_C3_kQ/s1600/THESE+BROKEN+STARS+2.jpg" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span></span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">My husband bought me this one!!</span></span></b></div>

This is the original Spanish edition of 
which was a huge sensation when 
it was first published.  
I can't believe I haven't read it yet!




https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14061955-siege-and-storm?ac=1

I've read and greatly enjoyed the 
first book in this series, Shadow and Bone
so now I'm excited about
reading the sequel!
Next I need to get the third book, 





I first saw this cover somewhere 
on the Internet, and fell in love with it, 
because it strongly reminded 
me of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien!
I featured it in a "Shelf Candy Saturday" post.
The plot is not only great fantasy, 
but an intellectual tour de force, as well!




https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9859436-something-strange-and-deadly

I don't usually read anything having 
to do with zombies, but
the cover of this book is so gorgeous, 
I decided to give it a try.
The plot does look very interesting!
And I definitely wish I could have that dress!



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17321331-the-memory-of-lost-senses


This is such an absolutely luscious cover!
The plot of this novel is also very intriguing,
and it takes place in England, too,
a country I adore for its literary gems!





https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1252906.Awakening_Minerva


I saw this one at Barnes & Noble 
one day, and the cover immediately 
caught my eye, because 
it was obviously inspired by the 
drawings of Picasso.
I also love the subject matter of this book!
This was my one 
nonfiction purchase this week!




https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6394951-becoming-jane-eyre?ac=1

Last but most definitely not least
is this novel about the Bronte sisters, 
which I simply had to get!!
The great novel, Jane Eyre, happens
to be my favorite classic!
Besides, this cover is stunning, 
and the book has deckle-edged pages,
which look nice on a paperback!







What do you think of my haul?
Are you familiar with
any of these books?
What great treasures did you 
stack on your shelves
this week?








2 comments:

  1. Nice book haul! Siege and Storm is really good and I love Jane Eyre. Enjoy your books!

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    1. Hi, Jessica!

      Oh, I can't wait to read "Siege and Storm"!! I have these other reading commitments, but I'll really try to make room for it!

      I'm so glad you like "Jane Eyre", too! In my opinion, that novel is one of the BEST classics ever written, and it's my TOP favorite!! So I'm very happy to have "Becoming Jane Eyre" in my collection! Although the other Bronte siblings are included in this book, it seems, from the title, that the author is concentrating on Charlotte Bronte. That's GREAT news to me!

      I'm very happy with all of these purchases (except that I'm crossing my fingers with "Something Strange and Deadly".....)!!

      Thanks so much for dropping by and commenting back!! : )

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