Saturday, December 7, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (Dec 7, 2013)



Stacking the Shelves is an awesome meme hosted by Tynga's Review.

Basically, it's a way to share what books you've picked up in the last week or so, to let people see what treasures you've hoarded. 

(Okay, treasures might be *my wording*)

I'm on a book-buying diet so I picked up a bunch from the library this week:

1. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (which I've already read - 4/5 stars, reluctantly given because it's really more of the same, but it still made me smile. And yearn for Ranger)

2. Stud by Cheryl Brooks, and Slave by Cheryl Brooks.  I read Stud already - a different twist on science fiction romance with some significant biological upgrades for the hero. I've read complaints about the romantic conflict which I think were fair (more communication would certainly have eased all of the problems!), but I still rather enjoyed the story.  Also, realized this was published by Sourcebooks Casablanca and started picking up more books from this publisher.

3. I Own the Dawn by M. L. Buchman - from Sourcebooks Casablanca. I enjoyed it to a point. The start made me a little itchy because the heroine drove me nuts, but yeah... it improved. 

4. Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt - my library told me this was new! But I see now it was published in 2007.  Curse you library!  Still, I've cracked it open and I can feel it's little hooks reaching out to get me....

5. Three books by Samantha Grace - Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel, Lady Vivian Defies a Duke and Miss Lavigne's Little White Lie.  More Sourcebooks Casablanca books. 

6. My Wicked Little Lies by Victoria Alexander.  I always like Alexander's books, and I have a hard time keeping track of which ones I've read and which I haven't.  I *think* this one is new to me... we'll see?

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And now the non-library haul:

From Amazon, I picked up The Devil's in the Details by Kimberly Raye which sounded like a cute demon-demon hunter romance.

From carinapress.com, I nabbed:

Defiance by Stephanie Tyler
A Waltz at Midnight by Crista McHugh
His Secret Temptation by Cat Schield
This Winter Heart: A Christmas Steampunk Novella by PG Forte
One Perfect Night by Rachael Johns
Naughty and Nice by a collection of people as this is a short story collection

Finally!  For review, I received three books from Curiosity Quills:
The Devil's Flower by Lisa Collicutt 
Gifts of Blood by Vicki Keire
Nefertiti's Heart by AW Exley

And from NetGalley:
The Girls' Guide to Dating Zombies  by Lynn Messina
Sapphires are an Earl's Best Friend by Shana Galen
Heart of Stone by Christine Warren

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So... yeah.  My book buying diet did not result in acquiring any fewer books than usual ;)

What did you pick up this week?  Have you read any of the books I grabbed? What'd you think of them?  Is there something I should have picked up but didn't?


9 comments:

  1. Two Way Street is SO GOOD! I rarely reread books, and I've read that one twice because I love it so much! It may be older, but it's still fantastic. I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

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  2. *Smiles for Two Way Street* I love that book so much! It's one of the books I've reread the most. It's such a quick read, and it's one of my favorites. :)

    Enjoy the books!
    My STS

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  3. Awesome haul! I love the library; I always have to stop myself from borrowing more books than I know I can read in a few weeks, lol. I hope you enjoy reading all of these, and thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I have tried a book buying diet and failed miserably LOL. The Devil's in the Details sounds so good. My type of book.

    New follower
    My STS

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  5. Nice collection of books this week! :) Hope you enjoy them all!!

    -Jess


    My StS

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  6. That's a lot of books! I hope you enjoy them all. Happy reading! :)
    My Sts!

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  7. those look awesome, Hope you enjoy all of these :)

    Check out my STS this week!

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  8. I haven't heard about any of these books but good job for really implement your book buying diet. It's an outstanding achievement.

    It's a good thing that your library is awesome. Our library is really obsolete

    Thanks for stopping by Thoughts and Pens BTW.

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