Saturday, February 9, 2013

Stacking The Shelves #3

This is a weekly book meme/blog hop hosted by Jennifer, Lili, Stephanie, and Tynga @ Tynga's ReviewsAs 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.

This week's haul!

Books Bought: 

ATolkien Miscellany
J.R.R. Tolkien
Hardcover, 370 pages
SFBC, June, 2002

GoodreadsThis book, with illustrations, gathers some of J.R.R. Tolkien's least-known and hardest-to-find works in one volume. These include "Smith of Wootton Major, "Farmer Giles of Ham", "Tree and Leaf", "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil" (sixteen poems from the Red Book) and "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" (Tolkien's first career translation of medieval poetry).

(Falling Kingdoms #1)
Hardcover, 412 pages
December 11, 2012
Goodreads: In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects' lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined.

A Game of Thrones
(A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
George R.R. Martin
Hardcover, 694 pages
Bantam Books
August 7, 1996

Goodreads:  Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game of Thrones tells a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; a child is lost in the twilight between life and death....

(Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2)
Hardcover, 517 pages
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
November 6, 2012
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy,
Young Adult Fiction
Goodreads:  Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy, and he betrayed her. 


Books Gifted/Won:

(A Song of Ice and Fire #5)
Harper Voyager
July 12, 2011


To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone – a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Eddard Stark's bastard son Jon Snow has been elected the 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, but he has enemies both in the Watch and beyond the Wall. And in the east Daenerys Targaryen struggles to hold a city built on dreams and dust.

Amazon Purchase Links (US)
Note: The Martin and Tolkien books
are also available in
trade and mass market paperback
editions, as well as (UGH!)
Kindle editions.
I just happen to have a thing
for hardcovers.

What do you think of my haul?
What books have you stacked
on your shelves this week?



  1. Falling Kingdoms was so good. I loved it. It was my favorite book of last year. Also Days of Blood and Starlight was just amazing. Great haul.


  2. A great haul with some beautiful covers. Hope you enjoy the books!

  3. Hi, Grace!

    Glad you like my haul! I can't wait to read "Falling Kingdoms" and "Days of Blood and Starlight"!!! I've read several very positive reviews of them. Now I have your opinion, as well, so that's yet another reader who recommends them!

    Thanks for commenting!! :)

  4. Hi, Chrissi!

    Oh, I LOVE beautiful covers!! These are top books, as well, of course. Glad you like my haul!

    Thanks for commenting!! :)

  5. Wow! What a great haul. I hope you enjoy your books.

    Check out my post here

    Enjoy your books!

    ~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time

  6. Hey, Danica!

    Glad you like my haul! I sure do hope to enjoy them all!!

    Thanks for commenting!! : )

  7. Just had an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Falling Kingdoms, kicking myself for missing the event!

    Love Laini Taylor's series! Hope you enjoy Blood & Starlight.

    My STS.

  8. Awesome haul of books!

    I read some of the works contained in the Tolkien Miscellany a few years ago. Definitely worth while for the Tolkien fan.

  9. Hey, Angelica!

    Oh, you're SO lucky to get a signed copy of "Falling Kingdoms"!! You LUCKY girl!!!

    I enjoyed reading "Daughter of Smoke and Bone", so I'm definitely looking forward to "Days of Blood and Starlight"!

    Thanks for commenting!! :)

  10. Hey, Brian!

    I know I'll enjoy reading the works in "A Tolkien Miscellany"! Anything written by Tolkien had GOT to be AWESOME.

    Thanks for commenting!! :)

  11. I have heard really good things about Falling Kingdoms though I haven't gotten around to picking it up. How beautiful is the cover for Blood & Starlight? I could stare at that all day. You had such a great haul this week, I hope you enjoy all of your new goodies!

  12. Hey, Jenni!

    I had been coveting "Falling Kingdoms" for a long time! In fact, I featured it in one of my "Waiting On Wednesday" posts. And now I've FINALLY got it!! YAY!! I LOVE the cover -- it has so much BLUE in it!! Oh, and I agree about the cover of "Days of Blood & tarlight" -- it IS GORGEOUS!!

    Thanks for the GREAT comment!! :)

  13. amazing haul darlin!!! Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

  14. Hi, there, Moonlight Gleam!

    Glad you like my haul!! I can't wait to read them all! Thanks for commenting back!! :)

  15. I am very excited about Falling Kingdoms! I actually just got to meet the author. Thanks for stopping by my sts:)


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