Stacking the Shelves

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

Yesterday I  went to the city with my mom and my cousin and when we picked up my cousin, the very first thing she said to me was that she had a surprise for me. She surprised me with books. One of them is signed and the other one she knew was on my wish list. 🙂

Books I Didn’t Get Myself:

I Bought At Goodwill:

 

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by The Book Date.

Read Last Week: 

The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar WildeThirteen Reasons Why Jay AsherWhat We Hide Marthe Jocelyn

Currently Reading:

The Sleep Room Frank Tallis

The Sleep Room by Frank Tallis

Synopsis: When promising young psychiatrist James Richardson is offered the job opportunity of a lifetime by the charismatic Dr. Hugh Maitland, he is thrilled. Setting off to take up his post at Wyldehope Hall in deepest Suffolk, Richardson doesn’t look back. One of his tasks is to manage Maitland’s most controversial project–a pioneering therapy in which extremely disturbed patients are kept asleep for months. If this radical and potentially dangerous procedure is successful, it could mean professional glory for both doctors.

As Richardson settles into his new life, he begins to sense something uncanny about the sleeping patients–six women, forsaken by society. Why is Maitland unwilling to discuss their past lives? Why is the trainee nurse so on edge when she spends nights alone with them? And what can it mean when all the sleepers start dreaming at the same time? In this atmospheric reinvention of the ghost story, Richardson finds himself questioning everything he knows about the human mind, as he attempts to uncover the shocking secrets of The Sleep Room . . .

Stacking the Shelves: I Got Free Books Edition

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

So what happens when someone in your family that reads starts packing up their things to move? You get a bunch of books they don’t want anymore. These aren’t all of the books I got, they are just the ones I can read. I got a bunch that are random parts of series and I can’t read them right now. One of those series is actually one I’ve been wanting to read recently (The Sacketts by Louis L’Amour). In fact, over the last month I’ve been to three different book stores, and at each one of them I’ve looked for the first book in the series (Sackett’s Land). I can’t seem to find it. Kind of weird that I now own half of that series. Too bad I still don’t have the first book. lol Oh well, at least I wont need to buy the whole series when I get to it. 🙂 Here are the ones I think I can read.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by The Book Date.

I haven’t been reading much lately. I am finally getting over this cold, but I’m having a lot of problems with my eyes and my anxiety is really bad right now. I really hope this week is better.

Read Last Two Weeks: 

Neuromancer (Sprawl #1) William GibsonWetter Harper BlissTokyo Ghoul Vol. 3 by Sui Ishida

Currently Reading:

Thirteen Reasons Why Jay AsherThirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Synopsis: You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret. . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen doesn’t want anything to do with the tapes Hannah Baker made. Hannah is dead. Her secrets should be buried with her.

Then Hannah’s voice tells Clay that his name is on her tapes– and that he is, in some way, responsible for her death.

All through the night, Clay keeps listening. He follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his small town. . .

. . .and what he discovers changes his life forever.

Stacking The Shelves

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

For Review: 

The Echoes of Love Hannah FieldingThe Echoes of Love by Hannah Fielding

Set against the breathtaking beauty of Italy, The Echoes of Love is a passionate, heart-breaking romance to ignite the senses and rekindle your belief in the power of love. Seduction, passion and secrets… Venetia Aston-Montagu has escaped to Venice to work in her godmother’s architectural practice, putting a lost love behind her. For the past ten years she has built a fortress around her heart, only to find the walls tumbling down one night of the carnival when she is rescued from masked assailants by an enigmatic stranger, Paolo Barone. Drawn to the powerfully seductive Paolo, despite warnings of his Don Juan reputation and rumours that he keeps a mistress, Venetia can’t help being caught up in the smouldering passion that ignites between them. When she finds herself assigned to a project at his magnificent home deep in the Tuscan countryside, Venetia not only faces a beautiful young rival but also a sinister count and dark forces in the shadows, determined to come between them. Can Venetia trust that love will triumph, even over her own demons? Or will Paolo’s carefully guarded, devastating secret tear them apart forever?

Burning Embers Hannah FieldingBurning Embers by Hannah Fielding

An unforgettable passion ignited in the heart of Africa. A fragile love tormented by secrets and betrayal.

Coral Sinclair, a beautiful but naïve young photographer, learns within days of calling off her wedding that she has also lost her father. Leaving her life in England, she sails to Kenya to take up her inheritance – Mpingo, the plantation that was her childhood home.

On the voyage, Coral meets a charismatic stranger and their mystifying attraction shakes her to the core. Later she finds out his identity and is warned that the man is not to be trusted. Rafe de Monfort, owner of a nightclub and the neighbouring plantation, is not only a notorious womanizer, but also his affair with Coral’s stepmother may have contributed to her father’s death. Or so the rumours go.

As Coral is swept up in the undeniable chemistry between her and Rafe, a tentative romance blossoms in the exotic, dangerous wilderness of Africa. But when Coral delves into his past, she questions his true motives. Is the infamous lothario just after her inheritance? Or does Rafe’s secret anguish colour his every move, making him more vulnerable than Coral could ever imagine?

Goodreads Win: 

My Last Continent Midge RaymondMy Last Continent by Midge Raymond

An unforgettable debut with an irresistible love story, My Last Continent is a big-hearted, propulsive novel set against the dramatic Antarctic landscape—“original and entirely authentic love story” (Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project).

It is only at the end of the world—among the glacial mountains, cleaving icebergs, and frigid waters of Antarctica—where Deb Gardner and Keller Sullivan feel at home. For the few blissful weeks they spend each year studying the habits of emperor and Adélie penguins, Deb and Keller can escape the frustrations and sorrows of their separate lives and find solace in their work and in each other. But Antarctica, like their fleeting romance, is tenuous, imperiled by the world to the north.

A new travel and research season has just begun, and Deb and Keller are ready to play tour guide to the passengers on the small expedition ship that ferries them to their research destination. But this year, Keller fails to appear on board. Then, shortly into the journey, Deb’s ship receives an emergency signal from the Australis, a cruise liner that has hit desperate trouble in the ice-choked waters of the Southern Ocean. Soon Deb’s role will change from researcher to rescuer; among the crew of that sinking ship, Deb learns, is Keller.

As Deb and Keller’s troubled histories collide with this catastrophic present, Midge Raymond’s phenomenal novel takes us on a voyage deep into the wonders of the Antarctic and the mysteries of the human heart. My Last Continent is packed with emotional intelligence and high stakes—a harrowing, searching novel of love and loss in one of the most remote places on earth, a land of harsh beauty where even the smallest missteps have tragic consequences—“Half adventure, half elegy, and wholly recommended” (Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves).

LibraryThing Win:

Shimmer The Rephaim Paula WestonShimmer (The Rephaim #3) by Paula Weston

Gaby thought her life couldn’t get more complicated.

She’s almost used to the idea that she’s not the nineteen-year-old backpacker she thought she was. She can just about cope with being one of the Rephaim – a 140-year-old half-angel – whose memories have been stolen. She’s even coming to grips with the fact that Jude, the brother she’s mourned for a year, didn’t die at all.

But now Rafa—sexy, infuriating Rafa—is being held, and hurt, by Gatekeeper demons. And Gaby has to get the bitterly divided Rephaim to work together, or Rafa has no chance at all.

It’s a race against time – and history. And it may already be too late.

#GenreThon TBR


April 10th – 17th

Since my health hasn’t been so great this year, I am only going for three books. I would love to read more, but I don’t even know if I can get through what I’ve picked out. Normally it would be easy to get through these three, since they are all short, but I don’t know how I will be feeling. I will give it my best shot. 🙂

  1. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (Play) – 5 Stars
  2. Tokyo Ghoul Vol. 3 by Sui Ishida (Manga) – 3 Stars
  3. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (Young Adult) – 4 Stars

#TBRTakedown 3.5 TBR

April 8th – 10th @TBRTAKEDOWN

I’m not sure how well I’m going to do because I’m sick again (third time this year), but I’m going to give it a try. Wish me luck. 🙂

Challenges/TBR:

1. Standalone – Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
2. Most Recent Haul – The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
3. Catch Up in a Series – The Final Descent (The Monstrumologist #4) by Rick Yancey
4. TBR Shelf Over a Year (or the longest) – Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 1 (Death Note #1-2) by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata