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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Stacking the Shelves [17]



Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where we get to gab on about the books we've won, bought, or otherwise received in the past week. This is another all-digital review, since I'm not going to put the books I needed for college on here. (But if you're interested, Dracula and Hamlet are among them!)

Netgalley:


Desire (The Dining Club #1) by Marina Anderson (Review here.)
The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski
The Scarpetta Cookbook by Scott Conant
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
Waiting to Catch Fire Promo by Kat Falls / Jeff Hirsch / Suzanne Weyn





What about you?

113 comments:

  1. The Annihilation of Foreverland looks amazing! I hope it's good! And Where the Stars Still Shine is gorgeous.

    I received On the Island and Call Of the Jersey Devil this week, I can't wait to get started!

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    1. On The Island is amazing. Enjoy!

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    2. As you know, I agree with Chrystal. You're going to love it!

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    3. Thanks Chrystal! I started On The Island today and I love it already! And I definitely know that, Jillyn, you have yet to recommend a book I haven't enjoyed!

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  2. Oh yes I saw some on NG but I'm so laaate... too bad. Happy reading!

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  3. I have been catching up on the Scarpetta series. My Mom has read them all and would probably love the cookbook.

    Thanks for stopping by my STS!!

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    1. Scott Conant is a brilliant chef. I can't wait to try his recipes.

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  4. I love your blog name, haha. I didn't request for Where the Stars Still Shine and now I kind of regret that decision because Rachel from The Reader's Den loved it A LOT. I hope you enjoy all your goodies and have a great weekend:)

    Thanks so much for stopping by on my Book Haul:)

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    1. Why thank you, and for returning the visit too :)

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  5. Where the stars shine is on my wishlist too. Hope you enjoy

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  6. I requested The Annihilation of Foreverland, but wasn't approved. Boo! I hope you enjoy it! I absolutely adored Where the Stars Still Shine.

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    1. Aw, bummer! I hope you get to read it soon :)

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  7. I got Waiting To Catch Fire. I really need to stay away from Netgalley. Thanks for visiting.

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    1. Netgalley is an evil, beautiful place!

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  8. Hi Jillyn, Desire and Foreverland looks very interesting. I haven't heard about any of these books though.

    Hope you enjoy them. :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Thoughts and Pens STS

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    1. I didn't very much enjoy Desire. It's one of the trending novellas that comes out in a million pieces instead of one cohesive book.

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  9. Great haul! I will be reading Inhuman soon also. I hope you enjoy them all. Thanks for stopping by my STS @ Addicted Readers! :-)

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    1. Thanks for the return view, Inhuman sounds so good.

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  10. Where the Stars Shine sounds really intense. Have fun reading! ~Pam

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    1. I agree. I've heard really good things, so I hope I'm not disappointed. Thanks for the visit :)

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  11. Ooh I like the look of Where The Stars Still Shine! I hope you enjoy everything that you've got!

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    1. I hate to judge a book by a cover but, look at it. It's hard not to! Thanks for dropping in :)

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  12. I can't wait for Inhuman. It sounds quite fantastic. :b I hope you enjoy all of your books!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  13. I'm really looking forward to Where the Stars Still Shine. Great haul and happy reading!

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    1. I hope it's as good as I've heard :)

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  14. I have Where the Stars and I can't wait to read it! I love cookbooks too!

    Thanks for stopping by and happy reading :)

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    1. Oh lord, I have too many cookbooks. I can't help it though, I love food! (And Chef Ludo......)

      Thanks for stopping in

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my STS! Where the Stars Still Shine sounds great. Enjoy!

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  16. Where The Stars Still Shine has a lovely cover. I'm off to check it out. :)

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  17. I loved Where the Stars Still Shine! I think I still have to write my review... but I read it a few weeks ago. Great book! One of my rare five-star-rated reads!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I have heard so many good things. I can't wait to dive into it!

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  18. I want to read Where the Stars Still Shine so bad! It does look like you have a good haul this week. :)

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  19. I've not heard of these, but The Annihilation of ForeverLand's cover is gorgeous! Happy reading :)

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    1. I agree. I'm a sucker for pretty covers! Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. These are unfamiliar to me, but interesting. Thanks for the new ideas! Also, thanks for visiting. Enjoy!

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    1. No problemo. I hope you check 'em out. Thanks for returning the visit :)

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  21. Where the Stars Still Shine is amazing! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I hope so too. So many people seem to have liked it!

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  22. OMG, the Foreverland one looks amazeballs!!! I need to get it.

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    1. It was still on Netgalley last time I looked. Go for it! :)

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  23. I've got Where the Stars Still Shine on my Kindle and I need to read it stat. I keep hearing amazing things about it!

    Thanks for stopping by my STS.

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    1. Me too. I had to get it, just based off of the hype (not to mention the gorgeous cover that I'm a sucker for!)

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  24. I'm taking Where the Stars Still Shine on vacation with me -- hope we both love it!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. I'd love to hear your thoughts when you're done with it! <3

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  25. I'm excited to give Where the Stars Still Shine a chance. I loved her first book, and I'm excited to try the next one.

    Nice haul.

    My StS
    Jenn @ Book Beats

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    1. I haven't read anything by her yet, but I've heard a lot of praise. Thanks for stopping by.

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  26. I have Where the Stars Still Shine coming up for review soon. I hope it's as wonderful as it sounds. :) Enjoy your goodies!

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    1. Thank you. I hope we both enjoy it :)

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  27. I saw WAITING TO CATCH FIRE on NetGalley and almost requested it...I hope you enjoy all your books! Thanks for visiting:)

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  28. I haven't heard of any of these, but I hope you love them all!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

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  29. I LOVE the cover for WHere the Stars Still Shine! Enjoy :)

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

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    1. Me too. It's one of my favorites this year, for sure.

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  30. Awesome. The Annihilation book has a badass cover! Thanks for stopping by my STS!

    Dee @ Dee's Reads
    http://diamondlovestoread.blogspot.com

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    1. That it does. It got my attention, haha.

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  31. Where the Stars Still Shine is something that I've seriously been wanting, it looks so good! I want to request it since I'm autoapproved for Bloomsbury, but I'm so afraid I won't have time sigh >.<

    Fantastic haul, I hope you enjoy all of your new reads!

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    1. I'm not gonna lie, I'm jealous that you're approved for Bloomsbury :)

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  32. Oh I can't wait to read Inhuman by Kat Falls, it definitely sounds like something I would enjoy.

    Hope you enjoy your books!

    Estelle @ Reading in the Dark

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  33. whoa- that cover for annihilation of forever land -whoa

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  34. Ahh, you got Where the Stars Still Shine! I'm so jealous! I'm still waiting to hear something. I thought The Annihilation of Forever Land looked good too! Happy reading!

    New follower via Bloglovin ❤

    Crystal @ Crystal in Bookland
    http://crystalinbookland.blogspot.com

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      Thanks so much for the follow <3

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  35. The Annihilation of Foreverland looks interesting. I see you got Where the Stars Still Shine too. I got that Inhuman pack too, just forgot to add it. I hope you enjoy them all! Thanks for stopping by!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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  36. Great haul this week! Hope you enjoy them. :-)

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  37. Where The Stars still Shine has a such a pretty cover! Great haul. :)

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    1. Right? I'm such a sucker for pretty covers. Thanks for visiting.

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  38. great books,visiting back for Stacking the Shelves,new GFC follower

    hope you can visit my
    Stacking the shelves

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  39. I'm not a contemporary fan, most of the times, but I've heard people talking about Where the Stars Still Shine and I've had people telling me I should read it. I've been contemplating it every time I log in to netgalley. I may eventually give in...

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

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    1. Contemporary seems to be hit or miss from me. Sometimes they're amazing, but other times boring and utterly pointless.

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  40. Where the Stars Still Shine looks to be a great read. I've seen it around on Goodreads and a lot of peoples lists. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by mine. Happy reading.

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  41. Where the Stars Still Shine - yay!! I hope it's a wonderful read :)

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    1. Me too, after hearing so much about it haha.

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  42. Awesome haul. Happy reading :)

    follower

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/08/stacking-shelves-52.html

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  43. OMG haha I love the name of your blog, it's so clever! I've had my eye on The Annihilation of Foreverland for a while, 'cause that cover is something else. Hope you enjoy your books!

    Taylor @ Reads Over Needs

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  44. awesome books this week jillyn! i'm interested in what you think of desire--i'm kind of iffy about picking up a serialized novel because i love reading my books straight through. happy reading :)

    hope you can stop by my StS.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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    1. I don't recommend reading them piece by piece. Desire was maybe 30 or so pages of absolutely nothing happening. It just introduced the concept. I think it has a chance to be good while read in one chunk, like a proper novel, but piece by piece, I think it's frustrating. My review, if interested:
      http://bitchesnprose.blogspot.com/2013/08/mini-review-desire-dining-club-part-one.html

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  45. I so want to pick up Where The Stars Shine! Great haul, happy reading!

    Happy Reading
    My Haul: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2013/08/new-to-shelves-32-back-to-summer.html

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  46. Thanks for stopping by! Donald reviewed the Foreverland books for me last month and he quite enjoyed them.

    Here's my new additions

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    1. Oh good, I'm glad he liked them. I haven't heard much about them, good bad or otherwise.

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  47. The Annihilation of Foreverland looks really interesting! Happy reading :)

    My StS

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  48. Where The Stars Still Shine!! OMGosh! I want that one!

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  49. The Annihilation of Foreverland looks amazing!! What a cover! And Where the Stars Still Shine is so beautiful looking!
    Hope you enjoy all your new reads.

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  50. You got Where The Stars Still Shines! That book looks amazing. I hope you'll enjoy it. :D
    Happy reading & thanks for stopping by my STS! (:

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  51. We both got The Annihilation of Foreverland! :) Thanks for stopping by my STS.

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  52. WHERE THE STARS STILL SHINE looks so good! I've seen lots of buzz circulating on twitter about that one. Hope you like it! THE ANNIHILATION OF FOREVERLAND has a super creepy cover haha. Hope you enjoy all your new books!

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    1. Me too! Part of why I got it was because SO MANY people are talking about it!

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  53. You got some great looking books. Desire sounds really good.

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    1. Thanks. Desire wasn't for me, though, unfortunately.

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  54. What a fantastic assortment this week! Enjoy all of your new books!

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  55. Sorry, I'm REALLY running late this week in my blog visits! It doesn't help when every visit results in more for my wishlist! *grins*

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    1. No problem at all, haha. Thanks for stopping by!

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