Saturday, March 16, 2013

Stacking the Shelves *23* - The Birthday Edition!!

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews showcasing new books we've gotten a hold of (bought/given/gifted/trade/for review).

Alright, so last Sunday was my birthday!! I got totally spoiled with love, visits & other fun stuff (like $$ in cards) but I also got lucky book-wise!  I'm more or less on a book-buying ban and I didn't think I'd be getting books for my birthday (especially after my sweet Pre-Birthday Haul last week)  but I did :D

~*Physical Books*~


Weee!! All of these were on my Wishlist for 2013! Poison Study especially, I had to control myself and not order the first book Maria V. Snyder's Healer series too (next time...)  A Discovery of Witches is probably one of the books that had been on my Wishlist for the longest - too long.  I know some people have found it too long & descriptive but I say bring on lengthy history when it's about Witches!!  I'm already in love with this book & I haven't even read it ♥  And finally Elantris which finishes off my Sanderson specific Wishlist...those that are already out I mean >.< A big thanks to my fabulous boyfriend for all of these goodies - plus the key-lime cheesecake he baked me from scratch *drools*  I guess I'll keep him eh?!

Oh and my best friend actually got me a book for my birthday as well (which is unusual). But true to form, he bought me a funny book.  A funny cat-related book:


He actually had this at his house and after spending awhile giggling over it (too long maybe?) I should have known he'd end up getting me my own copy. It's filled with jokes & little comics and short-stories about cats and how their random feline behavior may be an indication that they are trying to kill!!!  It's actually a hilarious book, eery bit I've read so far had me gasping for air!


And then, the fabulous Kelsey over at Kelsey's Cluttered Bookshelf heard that I was dying to read Poison by  Bridget Zinn - presumably by my controllable gushing in the comments of one of her posts. Yep, sounds about right!  So she kindly offered to send me an ARC:
You can imagine when this pretty ended up in my mailbox right around my birthday that I was one happy camper!!  I'm thinking I'll be reading this one soon, it's fairly short & I just can't resist it anymore now that it's made it's way into my arms *stops hugging book*  So again, thank you Kelsey, you're the best ♥




Finally, I took advantage of a sweet e-book deal & got:

I'm still on a pretty big sci-fi kick (thank you Doctor Who) so I couldn't pass up the chance to read more sci-fi...especially for $3.33...and especially one I'd been wanting to read anyways!  I've read very mixed reviews about this one but I still felt curious about it.  Hopefully I'll get lucky ;)





Thoughts?!  Have you read any of these? Or even want to?
If you read any of these, what did you think?
More importantly, don't forget to link me up so I can visit your stack this week!!

50 comments:

  1. Under The Never Sky was awesome. Who could resist that deal. Also have never read Poison study, but a lot of people tell me good things. Really awesome week.

    Grace

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    1. Yay! Thanks for the feedback Grace - and for stopping by!!

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  2. Poison looks so good! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

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  3. Yay, a late happy birthday to you.

    I love Poison Study! I've also read Under the Never Sky, it was good but I still haven't read the sequel, you got a great deal on it! And I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Poison, it sounds amazing. >.<

    Oh gosh, Doctor Who. I completely know how you feel, I've lost countless days watching episodes. Not just that show either, my sci-fi addiction has been with me since I say Star Wars when I was 4-ish...

    Have fun reading! :)
    Roxy @ Story Envy

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    1. Thanks Roxy :)
      I'm especially excited about Poison Study tbh! I hope you manage to get a copy of Poison soon, it was really cute :)

      And I just discovered Doctor Who this year and I'm already caught up AND re-watching LOL but I definitely am not new to the sci-fi genre either! Star Wars FTW!

      Thanks for stopping by ♥

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  4. I need to read the Poison Study series. Poison by Zinn was a fun, fast read. Enjoy all those great books!


    My Stack

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    1. Ditto on Poison Study, I feel so behind >.< And YES exactly, Poison was fun & quick! Thanks Lisa ♥

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  5. Study series, Deborah Harkness and Veronica Rossi are fabulous writers. You have beautiful book ahead of you, darling! Wishing you a happy birthday and may all your dreams come true! Hope Poison is good, I really want to read it too ;) *hug*

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    1. Awww thanks for the sweet wishes & brilliant feedback ♥ I hope you manage to get a hold of Poison soon! *HUGS*

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  6. You had a fabulous week!! I want to read the Poison Study series too. I have heard it's good. Also A Discovery of Witches. Yay that you got Poison!! I know that it was your WoW a little while back!! I still need to read UTNS too. I do have it, but haven't had time to get to it. Hope you enjoy all the awesome books!!

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    1. Thanks Love! Poison Study has been on the wishlist for wayyy too long now so hopefully now that I own it, I can start it soon >.< Ditto for A Discovery of Witches! I was SUPER happy about Poison :D haha oh and I hope we both get to UTNS soon!

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  7. I didn't know it was your birthday, Happy Birthday!! I'm glad you got the book okay, and I hope you enjoy it :)
    You got quite a few awesome looking books too, the one with the cats sounds so funny, I've read some of the comics online but I kind of want to get my own copy too! Poison Study sounds interesting, I'll see if my library has it :)
    Have a good week!

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    1. haha it was just perfect timing :D Thanks again Kelsey!

      I didn't even know about the cat book myself, I'd read the comics online like you! When I saw it at my friends house I grabbed it for a quick glance & ended up laughing for like 15 minutes :D Oh and I hope you can get Poison Study soon so we can compare notes!

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  8. Discovery of Witches has really peaked my interest - I've seen the cover around but never knew much about it! Poison sounds like a really good read that I would like too!
    Enjoy your new reads :)

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    1. Thanks! I hope you can get your hands on both of those soon too :)

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  9. I've had Poison sitting on my shelves for months and I still haven't gotten to it. :( It's definitely going to be the first book I pick up after I finish the book I'm on, though! I hope you enjoy it. :)

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    1. I hope you did manage to get into it Chey & I hope you enjoyed it!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  10. Omg I love your bookhaul! I got Poison Study last week when I spotted it in the used book section, so could not resist :D. Also yey for Elantris <3 that book so hard! Finally I totally had to splurge and get Poison the day it came out, I'm also hugging my copy madly :D

    Anya @ On Starships and Dragonwings

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    1. Woot! BIG YAYS for Poison Study,Elantris AND Poison :D I can't wait to compare notes on them all!!

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  11. POISON STUDY!!! I love that book so much!!! Its so good, I hope you love it also :D. and her Healer series is also really good!
    old follower
    my StS
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2013/03/stacking-shelves-33.html

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    1. YAY, I love trusted bloggers telling me about their Poison Study Love :D I DEFINITELY want to get my hands on her Healer Series soon too!! Thanks for the feedback Kimberly ♥

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  12. Poison Study and A Discovery of Witches- I love both of those! It took me a little while to get into A Discovery of Witches, but I really enjoyed it in the end. I've had the sequel for several months now and need to get it read one of these days. Hope you had a great birthday, Micheline! :-)

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    1. I am THRILLED to hear that Lee, our tastes tend to be pretty compatible! I've heard A Discovery of Witches was a bit slow to start, so I'll know what to expect :) I hope you'll love the sequel when you get to it! Thanks for the warm wishes ♥

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  13. Happy Birthday for last Sunday!!!

    I have heard good things about Poison Study and I've read Touch if Power and it was awesome!

    I just finished Under the Never Sky and I LOVED it! I'm on book 2 now, just as good!!

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    1. Awww thanks Mandee ♥!!

      Glad to hear it about Touch of Power, I want to get my hands on that one too!! And her Glass Series for that matter haha!

      Even better news, really excited to get into UtNS soon then :D

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  14. Belated Happy Birthday! you got an awesome haul <3

    new follower via Network

    follow back?

    My haul:

    http://lite-rate-ture.blogspot.com/2013/03/stacking-shelves_15.html#links

    WIn a signed copy of Unravel me and Warner T-shirts (INT)

    http://lite-rate-ture.blogspot.com/2013/03/signed-booksgiveaway300-followers.html#links

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    1. Thanks for the wishes Chyna, for stopping by and for following

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  15. Poison Study is one of my all time favourite books. And Maria V Snyder is one of my favourite authors. I won all her novels :D Poison is a novel I wish I had. It sounds so good!

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    1. YES! Thrilled to hear it :D I want everything else she's written already and I haven't even read one of her books yet (Healer Series AND Glass Series LOL) LUCKY for winning them ALL, I am really jelly but also happy for you haha I hope you manage to get a hold of Poison soon though :)

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  16. happy belated birthday!! :) I heard great things about Poison and also The Poison Studies!!

    hope you enjoy all your books,
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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    1. Thanks for the warm wishes & visit Juhina!! :)

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  17. I definitely need to look into Poison Study. It looks vert interesting and I've heard wonderful things about it.

    Anyway, enjoy your goodies. Happy reading :)

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    1. I hope you manage to get your hands on it soon Quinn, I've heard amazing things about it too!!

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  18. I seriously can't wait for Poison <3 I've read great things about Under the never sky. Happy reading! :D

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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    1. I hope you a copy of Poison finds it's way home to you soon Mel :D Thanks for visiting ♥

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  19. Definitely great books to get for your birthday!! My friend was blown away by Discovery of Witches and the sequel and has been nagging at me to read it so we can discuss it :) Poison Study and Under the Never Sky are also near the top of my list! They just sound so amazing and everybody's raving about them! I'll hope you'll end up loving the all! *hugs*

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    1. A Discovery of Witches is one I've had my eye on for the longest time now...years & years so it was long overdue LOL I hope you'll read it soon so *we* can discuss it too :) Poison Study (and anything by Maria V. Snyder) AND UtNS have had similar impressions on me too so I'm pretty much jumping up and down to get started :D Thanks doll XOXOX

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  20. Ummm, the Study series is one of my favorite series ever, Micheline. Enjoy! And happy late birthday!

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    1. OMG I loved reading that Kara :D Thanks for stopping by & for the bday love ♥

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  21. Ooh, I really need to read Poison Study and A Discovery of Witches. That cat book sounds hilarious!! I've always thought my cat secretly had some amount of ill will towards me...

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    1. haha my sentiments exactly on both Poison Study and A Discovery of Witches! And what I've read of the cat book made me crack up multiple times...I think all cats might harbor some ill will towards their 'captors' LOL

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  22. Poison looks really really good, I love the story behind that book. I had no idea that the author had passed away until I was reading up on it last week. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you love ALL the books!

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    1. Poison was really cute Jenni, and I didn't know about the author passing till I started seeing some reviews either! Thanks for the warm wishes girl XOX

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  23. Oh I hear Poison Study is really good I've had that one on my TBR for ages! And it's so sad about the author for Poison! It looks like a great book too it's too bad she won't see its success </3

    Great haul, chickie!

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    1. Ditto on Poison Study!! And it is really sad, I'm just glad her story got to get published so her work will live on...

      Thanks Doll!

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  24. I really liked Poison Study. It's a pretty cool world, I think you'll like it. Under the Never Sky is a good one too, though I struggled with the first few chapters. :/

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    1. I'm thinking I'll be all over Poison Study hehe and I can see UtNS taking some getting used to BUT I love sci-fiso I think I'll like it too :D

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  25. I love the Study series! Actually I love everything by Maria V. Snyder, she's so talented. I have Under the Never Sky but have never read it, but I'm noticing a lot of people really love the series, so I hope to get to it soon! Poison looks interesting as well, how lucky you got it!

    Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by!!
    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Come and check out my weekly book haul feature, Stocktake Saturday.

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    1. That's what I keep hearing about EVERYTHING Maria V. Snyder! I desperately want to get my hands on her Healer Series AND her Glass Series!! I'd heard about UtNS too but didn't get into it until I realized how many friends I trusted who'd LOVED it :D And Poison was really light, cute & fun!

      Thanks for stopping by girl!!

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