Saturday, February 23, 2013

Stacking The Shelves #5

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

This week's haul!

Books Bought 
Otherkin (Otherkin #1)
Nina Berry
Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Kensignton, July 31, 2012
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, YA
Goodreads:   Dez is a good girl who does as she's told and tries not to be noticed. Then she rescues a boy from a cage, and he tells her secrets about herself. Now inside her burns a darkness that will transform her.

Everything is about to change--and neither Caleb, nor the Otherkin, nor those who hunt them, are prepared for what Dez will unleash.

Othermoon (Otherkin #2)
Nina Berry
Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Kensington, January 29, 2013
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, YA
GoodreadsEveryone has secrets. I had no idea mine would lead me into shadow. Dez has found the place where she belongs. With the otherkin. With Caleb. Or so she thought. As the barriers between our world and Othersphere fall, a wall rises between Dez and Caleb, leaving her fiercest enemy her only friend.

And maybe something more. 

The Pledge (The Pledge #1)
Kimberly Derting
Hardcover, 323 pages (signed)
Margaret K. McElderry, Nov. 15, 2011
Dystopian Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, YA
In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she's spent her life trying to hide her secret.  The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

(World's Best Science Fiction #12)
Hardcover, 280 pages
DAW Books, Inc. August, 1976
Science Fiction
GoodreadsIntroduction essay by Donald A. Wollheim
Catch That Zeppelin story by Fritz Leiber
The Peddler's Apprentice novelette by Joan D. & Vernor Vinge
The Bees of Knowledge novelette by Barrington J. Bayley
The Storms of Windhaven novella by George R.R. Martin & Lisa Tuttle
The Engineer & the Executioner novelette by Brian Stableford
Allegiances novella by Michael Bishop
Child of All Ages story by P.J. Plauger
Helbent 4 novelette by Stephen Robinett
The Protocols of the Elders of Britain story by John Brunner
The Custodians novelette by Richard Cowper

(World's Best Science Fiction #13)
Edited by Donald A. Wollheim
Hardcover, 280 pages
DAW Books, Inc., May 17, 1977
Science Fiction
Goodreads:  "Introduction" (Donald A. Wollheim)
*"Appearance of Life" (Brian W. Aldiss)
* "Overdrawn at the Memory Bank" (John Varley)
* "Those Good Old Days of Liquid Fuel" (Michael G. Coney)
* "The Hertford Manuscript" (Richard Cowper)
* "Natural Advantage" (Lester del Rey)
* "The Bicentennial Man" (Isaac Asimov)
* "The Cabinet of Oliver Naylor" (Barrington J. Bayley)
* "My Boat" (Joanna Russ)
* "Houston, Houston, Do You Read?" (James Tiptree, Jr.)
* "I See You" (Damon Knight)
Amazon Purchase Links
What do you think of my haul?
What books have you stacked on your shelves this week?


  1. I'll be looking forward to what you think of Nina Berry, Maria! I've seen her books but haven't tried them yet. Enjoy all your books! :)

  2. Hi, Kara-Karina!

    Well, one thing for sure -- her books have STUNNING covers!! I'm sure I'll love them, because I greatly enjoy reading paranormal romance & urban fantasy! As you can see, I'm also a science fiction fan!

    Thanks for commenting!! :)

  3. I haven't read any of them, actually I haven't heard of any. I just got Soul Walker this week

  4. Hi, Rivie!

    Well, I recommend the first three to all PNR/urban fantasy fans!! They look GREAT!! As for the SF books, not everyone likes those, but I am certainly a fan of the genre!

    Gotta check out "Soul Walker". Thanks for commenting!! :)

  5. Great haul! The Pledge looks amazing, already on my wishlist.

    Happy reading!
    My books.

  6. Otherkin and Othermoon look really good! plus the paperbacks look so damn gorgeous! Happy Reading!

    My Haul! Letterbox Love!

  7. More old classic science fiction stories! Awesome!

    It has been years since I have perused any of the anthologies. My guess is that you will find some stories that are very dated in terms of both technology as well as predictions for society. Others will likely be timeless!

  8. Hey, Ula!

    I had "The Pledge" on my TBR list already, but didn't own the book. Then I came across it when I discovered a new bookstore, "Books and Books", near my job! There's a sticker on the cover announcing that the book is signed, too!! So I snapped it right up!

    I'll be checking out your haul. Thanks for commenting!! :)

  9. Hi, Annabelle!

    Oh, I LOVE those covers!!! They're what first attracted me to these books! I can't wait to read them!!

    I'll be checking out your haul. Thanks for commenting!! :)

  10. Hey, Brian!

    Gee, you're the only one commenting who seems to be interested in these classic SF anthologies... That's really too bad. I have always LOVED SF!! The thing is, I love reading anything that's not too closely related to this boring, mundane reality we have to live in...

    I suppose some of these stories will, indeed, be dated, as you have pointed out. Heck, that happened with the "Star Trek" series... However, in terms of the elements of fiction, I don't think these stories could ever be dated. Great fiction will always follow certain time-tested patterns that make it just that -- GREAT. So, from this perspective, these stories are indeed timeless!

    Unfortunately, the science fiction genre doesn't seem to be very popular these days...I hardly see it on book blogs. And there aren't that many blogs dedicated to it, either. Hopefully, that will change! Although I ADORE paranormal romance and urban fantasy (especially in the YA genre), I would never give up reading SF!

    WOW. You really got me going! Thanks for the thought-provoking comment!! :)

  11. Great haul.

    I got a copy of The Pledge for the Kindle yesterday because of the many mentions that I've seen on various book hauls.

    Hope that you enjoy your reads.

    Please check out my haul at

  12. Yes, interesting mix of paranormal romances. Thank you very much for your support.

  13. Great haul! :D I want those waaaah

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  14. great haul, i have othermoon on my wishlist ( finally i've otherkin but i haven't read it yet)

    to be honest i don't know the others books you got^^

    i hope you enjoy them

  15. THE PLEDGEEEE! I'm dying to read that one! Enjoy your books! :3 (Ileana A.-rafflecopter)


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