By the end of November, I always seem to blow out my budget by hitting up bookstores and buying stuff. I managed to do this last year, and I did it again this year. IN MY DEFENSE, I wasn’t solely going shopping for myself. Erm. Well, not ONLY for myself anyway.
Stacking the Shelves
We are all book lovers and the need to share our enthusiasm is sometimes overwhelming. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
If you’re anything like me, you are probably hoarding books and even though you are excited about your latest book arrival, it might be a while before you get to review it and Stacking The Shelves is a good way to express your undying enthusiasm for those titles!
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Seriously, though, those hardcovers were on sale at the Strand. I probably would have blown up even more of my money getting Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (OMG I SO WANTED TO), but then I sort of remembered I had to buy stuff for my TBTBSanta as well, lol!
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Honestly, owning a copy is the only way I’ll ever read this).
This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel (Haven’t read an Oppel book yet, but this could very well be an interesting read alongside Frankenstein)
Kisses and Curses (Short story collection! Couldn’t leave the store without one)
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl has been on my TBR for ages, but I started this and am 150 pages in and ABSOLUTELY LOVING IT)
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (Another author I haven’t read, but have seen glowing reviews of his stuff in the bookosphere. Plus, he read the book at Books of Wonder when it launched a month ago, and I found the tone of the book highly entertaining)
The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost (Highly recommended by a friend. The hardcover was on sale, so picked it up)
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (Also another on my TBR that a lot of people have been reviewing well)
Harry Potter Coloring Book (The Strand or Book Outlet didn’t carry stock of this, but thankfully my school had a Scholastic Inc. book fair yesterday and I totally yoinked this off the shelves and told the parent volunteers to hold it for me so I can pick them up after I dismissed my kids. So pretty!)
Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Rift (Parts 1, 2, and 3) by Gene Luen Yang
Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples (Love love love this series, and a review will come soon!)
Consider this my last set of book purchases for the year. Any more and I might as well buy my entire wishlist… *watches money fly away*