Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (1) : Also known as The Great Splurge

Hello, it's Judith here, and I will be your book Viking today. I come with great spoils of my last pillage! I have no idea why I'm a Viking for the day? "Stacking the Shelves" is run by Tynga @ Tynga's Book Reviews and I'm linking up with some of the great books I found last week. My shelves, they be stacking! And I know that it's a bit overdue, but better late than never? Argghh, on to the post! And now I'm a pirate.

Library Stash

Last week from the library, I was lucky to get:

**Drink Deep by Chloe Neill**
**Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen (wishlist)**
**Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally**
**Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer (wishlist)**
**My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade**
**Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings (wishlist)**

[Viking Judith: *Grunts* "Isn't she a beauty?!"]
I FINALLY snagged:
**The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy (wishlist)**
**The Calling by Kelley Armstrong**
**The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman**
**A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink (wishlist)**
**Immortal City by Scott Speer**
**Fire by Kristin Cashore**
**Creature Carnival by Marilyn Singer, Gris Grimley**
**Boris and Bella by Carolyn Crimi, Gris Grimley**


*Squeals like an insane person* 
This right here (above) is my childhood! I remember when Enid Blyton was my crack, that woman essentially inspired me to write and when I saw The Faraway Tree Stories, my absolute favourite novel by her, I needed to snap that baby up! Disney will never die. The storybook on the left was read to me all the days of my Viking infancy. Both are out of print, and I couldn't pass up on buying either :)

[Viking Judith: "So, do you lovely ladies come here often?"]

*Facepalm* I suck at pick-up lines, and needless to say, this Viking would be slapped pretty promptly. Eesh, you can't catch a break, not even with the fictional ladies! Note, I am probably the biggest procrastinator to date when it comes to getting my releases in hand, mainly because there is never enough time, but I finally had my two main squeezes "The Golden Lily" and "Seraphina" come in the mail. I can't wait to read them! 

All of these books are great, I cannot wait to get to them, but is there anything on your shelf that you're dying to read/have gotten? Do share ;) P.s. If you like/dislike the pillaging Viking and want to see him feature on my rendition of Stacking the Shelves again, let me know!


  1. I have heard great things about Seraphina, and I cannot wait to get my hands on Golden Lily myself! Love that series! You seriously got some really amazing books this week!! I still need to read the Calling myself, and Dark Kiss looks really good. I hope you enjoy all those amazing books, and thanks for sharing!

  2. Seraphina is absolutely outstanding as are Touch of Power and Fire. I wan't a massive fan of The Book of Blood and Shadow myself and I am so looking forward to reading Catching Jordan when I get the chance.

    Awesome haul, new follower :)

    My Haul

  3. I love your layout and header. You got some really interesting tastes in literature. New follower. Come visit me as well.


  4. I love your layout! And your header is to die for! (LOL) Any who, I guess we're going to just do a "run-through" of all the books you've got.

    Drink Deep! OMG Chicagoland Vampires? That series is amazing! We are yet to do a review on any of the books, because we want to do a series review on it, but seeing as this series is ever-going ... it might be a while. That specific novel was amazing, though. Dark Kiss, Catching Jordan, The Golden Lily, Seraphina,and Immortal City have been on our TBR-list for awhile, but we're still yet "to-read" it. We're realizing that this comment is getting really long. So we're going to end it like this: We're totally jealous, and we're totally stalking your blog for now on. Carry on.

    Thanks for stopping by, by the way! New not-so-creepy follower! <3

  5. @Demitra &amp;Anastasia

    Lol, thanks so much for visiting! You girls are really sweet and your kind words made my day :D Go ahead and follow the blog, I'm following yours right back.

    But not in a creepy way, that would be weird :P


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