Saturday, March 30, 2013

Stacking The Shelves #9

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

These 3 books need no introduction.
I first bought this edition years ago,
and don't know what happened to it,
so I bought another one.
This particular sample (copyrighted 1965)
comes with a slipcase, which really made this
bibliophile ecstatic!!
Of course, I own several editions
of this immortal masterpiece!

(The Lord of the Rings Trilogy #1)
Mass Market Paperback, 527 pages
Ballantine Books
September, 1969
(Twenty-third U.S. printing)
Fantasy, Literary Fiction

(The Lord of the Rings Trilogy #2)
J.R.R. Tolkien
Mass Market Paperback, 447 pages
Ballantine Books
December, 1968
(Seventeenth U.S. printing)
Fantasy, Literary Fiction

(The Lord of the Rings Trilogy #3)
J.R.R, Tolkien
Mass Market Paperback, 543 pages
Ballantine Books
March, 1969
(Seventeenth U.S. printing)
Fantasy, Literary Fiction

I've just finished reading the
first book in this series, Captured, and loved it!!
So I went back to Amazon and bought
the next two books,
which I'm hoping to devour just as fast
as I did the first one!
These books tell the wonderfully
romantic tale of a vampire man and a
human woman, who becomes his prisoner after being captured during a battle.
They fall in love....

(The Captive Series, #2)
Trade Paperback, 204 pages
June 17, 2012
Dystopian Fiction, Paranormal Romance,
Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction,
New Adult Fiction

(The Captive Series, #3)
Erica Stevens
Trade Paperback, 234 pages
November 23, 2012
Dystopian Fiction, Paranormal Romance,
Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction,
New Adult Fiction

(The Elysium Chronicles #1)
Hardcover, 364 pages
Tor Teen
November 13, 2012
Dystopian Fiction, Romance,
Young Adult Fiction

The cover of this one pulled me right in,
and then I fell in love with
the dystopian plot!
It involves an underwater 'utopia',
with a romance between
a Surface Dweller and a Daughter
of the People...

Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Simon & Schuster Children's Books
March 29, 2012
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy,
Young Adult Fiction

This cover, too, caught my eye
right away, with all that blue!
This is a love story involving a young girl
and boy, in an English seaside town.
The boy, however, happens
to be a ghost....

Amazon Purchase Links 

(cheaper copies can be found
on eBay and abebooks)
Renegade & Refugee:
linked up above

So what do you think of my haul?
What interesting books
did you stack your
shelves with this week?


  1. Wow those covers are stunning, no wonder you love them. :)

  2. Wow to your LOTR find! They look so awesome! Happy reading!

  3. Maria, you got some very pretty books. The Sarah Singleton title is new to me. Great haul of books. Come check out my haul this week.


  4. Renegade looks like an awesome read! Hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

  5. Those are some vintage copies Maria!

    My own set dates from the 1980s. I bought them new as a teenager.

  6. lunaslittlelibrary & moonlightlibrary:

    Yes, these are really awesome covers, aren't they? I don't know what happened to my first set (they're probably somewhere in this library I live in, lol), and I wanted to have these right near me. Now I do!

    I'll be checking out your STS posts. Thanks so much for commenting!! :)

  7. Hi, Grace!

    Oh, I LOVE pretty covers!! Of course, the plot has to be great, too! Otherwise, I won't be interested.

    "Dark Storm" has a GORGEOUS cover! And I couldn't resist the story, because I ADORE ghost love stories!

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

  8. Hi, Jessica!

    You might have noticed that I LOVE blue covers. Lol. But yes, "Renegade" sure does look like an AWESOME read!

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

  9. Hey, Brian!

    I first read Tolkien in this edition, and bought these books around the same time you bought yours. However, I don't know where they are... They're probably somewhere in this massive library I live in. Lol. I kid you not -- I probably own around 3,000 books! Well, anyway, I wanted to have them near me again, and I liked the fact that they came in a slipcase! The box shows a little wear, but the books inside are BRAND NEW!!! I REALLY lucked out!!

    As you can see, this particular edition has nostalgic meaning for me. I just HAD to get it!!

    Thanks for commenting!! :)

  10. This edition of Tolkien looks absolutely wonderful! Well done! Looking forward to your thoughts of Dark Storm as well as I haven't seen any reviews on this book yet. Have a great weekend, Maria! :)

  11. Hey, Kara!

    Oh, I freaked out when I saw this edition!!! I found it on abebooks. The slipcase shows a little wear, but the books inside are BRAND NEW!!!!

    As for "Dark Storm", I ADORE that GORGEOUS blue cover!! I also love the plot, since I'm a huge fan of romantic ghost stories!! Come to think of it, I don't think I've seen any reviews of this book, either. Sure hope it's good!!

    I'll be checking out your own post. Thanks for commenting!! You have a GREAT weekend, too!! :)

  12. Those Lord of the Ring books look so pretty! I love older books - they have so much character.

    And I definitely want to check out Renegade. It has such a pretty cover.

    Anyway, enjoy your goodies and happy reading :)

  13. Renegade and Dark Storm look really great! And yay for LotR! I have to start is as well. Maybe in the summer :)

    Enjoy your books!
    My haul

  14. Wow Maria, that Tolkien box set is really a classic!

    I'm also looking forward to eventually reading Renegade.

    My STS

    Have a great weekend!

  15. quinnsbooknook:

    Hi! Most of the commenters love my LOTR box set. It's a GREAT collector's item!!

    Yeah, "Renegade" also has a pretty cover. I'm really looking forward to reading it!

    Thanks for commenting!! :)

  16. Hi, Ula!

    I can't wait to read either of these books! Glad you like my LOTR set!

    Thanks for commenting!! :)

  17. Hi, Angelica!

    Glad you love my LOTR set! Yes, it's a vintage one!

    I'm looking forward to reading "Renegade", too!

    Thanks for commenting, and you have a great weekend, as well!! :)

  18. Great haul.

    The Lord Of The Rings is one of those special series of books that deserves to be part of a collection, but then to get hold of a set like the one you got is something special.

    I hope that you enjoy your books.

    Please check out my haul at

  19. We have the original artwork for these book covers! I am so happy to find your blog because you educated me more about Barbara Remington's painting. I don't want to put links in your comments but if anyone is interested in seeing it let me know- you can look up Fletcher Gallery October 20, 2013 auction in Woodstock, NY.


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