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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Stacking the Shelves [35]



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 week has been sooooo long. It's the first week of the second semester, and as it turns out, I've forgotten most of my Latin over Christmas break. Plus, my professor is out of his mind if he thinks I'm paying $100 for a Shakespeare book. But, it's nice to be back in the swing of things, and I had some presents waiting at my dorm for me!

Netgalley:


Riverfinger Women by Elana Dykewomon (pic courtesy of Netgalley)
Grim by Christine Johnson
Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen by Leela Punyaratabandhu
International Steampunk Fashions by Victoriana Lady Lisa



From the Author/Publisher:


Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray: A Novel by Mitzi Szereto (Thank you, Cleis Press)
Dark Secret Love: A Story of Submission by Alison Tyler (Thank you, Cleis Press)
Blood Brothers by Jody Zimmerman (Signed. Thank you, Jody)

Won:


Discovery by Brina Courtney (Thank you Mark My Words)
Restless Spirit: An Erotic Novel by Sommer Marsden (Thank you BookHounds)
Murder in Death's Door County by Elizabeth Rose (Signed. Thank you Elizabeth & Deal Sharing Aunt)


What about you?

136 comments:

  1. Adore the cover for GRIM, it sounds brilliant. Enjoy!

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  2. I also love the cover for Grim! So pretty! Never seen it before so now I'll have to go see what it is about. Enjoy!

    My Stack


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  3. Nice haul! I hope you enjoy 'em.

    My post is here if you're interested.

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  4. Nice haul! I got Grim this week, too, but all your other books are unknowns for me :) I hope you'll enjoy them all.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Thanks so much for checking out my list, and you have a good weekend too. I look forward to your thoughts on Grim :)

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  5. So excited to dig into Grim. I'm not usually into anthologies, but this one looks really good! Happy reading :)

    Bekka
    Great Imaginations

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  6. Great haul of books! I'm seeing Grim everywhere this week, it looks great and I can't wait to read it. Steampunk Fashions looks fantastic too, might have to check that one out! Enjoy your new books and happy reading :)

    Here's my Haul!

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    1. I'm such a sucker for steampunk, I couldn't resist!

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  7. I don't usually enjoy anthologies, but Grim was awesome! Enjoy!
    -Scott Reads It!

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  8. Grim sounds really interesting. Been seeing it on a lot of people's hauls this week. The Steampunk Fashion book catches my eye. Very nice haul.

    Grace
    Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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    1. Thanks so much, I hope you enjoy them if you check them out.

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  9. Ooh, that Steampunk Fashion book looks amazing! And I love the sound of Grim :)
    Happy reading, I hope you enjoy!

    My StS

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    1. I love steampunk, I couldn't resist requesting it!

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  10. These all look great! Happy reading!
    Kristen @OCA

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  11. I'm intrigued by Grim. I saw it on NetGalley and had to make myself walk away before I requested it. Now I'm having second thoughts...

    My StS.

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    1. I did the same thing, to be honest haha

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  12. The cover of Grim looks great! Enjoy :-)

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  14. Great haul! These are all new to me but the Thai food one sounds yummy. I love to cook but haven't perfected successful Thai. Thanks for sharing this week. I hope you enjoy your books. My StS

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    1. I've never tried to cook it. Here goes! Haha. Thanks for visiting.

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  15. I'm so curious to start Grim! It sounds so good, happy reading!

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  16. Wow, congrats on the wins. They look great.

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  17. Oh wow, Grim looks really good, may add that to my tbr!Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    1. Hope you enjoy it if you get it :)

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  18. Oh my god I love your haul, and I'm pretty jealous! I got some books this week too tho! I got Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Mosh Pit, Tell the Wolves I'm Home, and The Heaven's Rise this weekend!

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    1. I'm flattered you picked so many books from my recommendations.

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  19. Grim looks awesome. I love compilations. The cookbook hard steampunk fashion book look awesome, too. Great haul and happy reading!
    Natflix&Books' StS






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  20. Those look awesome, hope you enjoy all of them!
    Hope you're having great weekend :)

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    1. It was pretty good :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. I love how diverse your haul is this week! :) The Thai cookbook looks amazing.

    Also, have been meaning to tell you - I love your social media icons. They're super unique!

    My StS

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    1. Aw, thank you. And yeah, I have really eclectic bookshelves, ahaha

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  22. I really want to read Grimm. It looks really interesting!
    And that Thai cook book... yuuuum looks really yummy! =9
    Great haul this week and hope you'll enjoy them all. Happy reading! =)

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    1. I hope I can cook it to look that good, haha.

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  23. Looks like you got a pretty good stack of books this week. Happy reading! ;)

    Our STS
    Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

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  24. Wow, great wins! I hope you enjoy them all! Thank you for stopping by my STS @ Addicted Readers! :)

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  25. Nice haul!!! Hope you enjoy them all :)Check our STS

    Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

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  26. Wow I am digging all of your books. Really hope you enjoy them all. Taking Chances was definitely an interesting read that you'll either love or hate I think. Thank you for dropping by!

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  27. Grim! Ooh, I'm envious. Been looking forward to that one for a while. Can't wait to see what you think of it.

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  28. Never heard of any books on your list, but I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for visiting my sts. :)

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  29. Great haul. The most of them are new to me though. Hope you enjoy qall your new books. New follower via GFC.

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  30. Great stack! I'm interested to get Grim and Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray :)

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    1. I can't wait o get started on them :)

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  31. Nice haul! I haven't heard of any of these books sadly but it seems like everyone else I'm drawn to that Grim cover. That Thai food looks amazing though, I don't think I've ever actually cooked anything Thai before.

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    1. I didn't realize so many people had Grim until I started returning visits! I've never cooked Thai either, so here goes! Thanks for visiting :)

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  32. How awesome does Grim look, I saw it on another STS and went to request it right away lol. Lucky you for winning those prizes, congrats! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

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    1. It's so popular this week haha. I look forward to your thoughts on it :)

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  33. Yay for your wins! I really want to read Grim. It looks like it's going to be amazing. Thanks for stopping by my STS:)

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    1. Right? I hope it's as good as it looks. Thanks for stopping by!

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  34. Wooow! great haul.
    I hope you enjoy al your new books.

    Thanks for stopping by my sts.
    mariska

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  35. Grim looks really interesting! Enjoy all of your new books and thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Right? It's so promising. Thanks for the visit!

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  36. Great haul, a nice selection of books. I love the look of Grim. I hope you enjoy all of them and thanks for stopping by my haul :)

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    1. Thanks so much for returning the visit :)

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  37. I love Thai food. I need to look for that cook book. Thanks for visiting.

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    1. I've never cooked Thai before, so this should be interesting!

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  38. Nice haul! Thanks for stopping by my STS!

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  39. Great haul! The Discovery looks good and I love the cover. Happy Reading. :)
    New follower

    Jess @ Jess Time To Read

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  40. Thanks for stopping by my STS! Steampunk Fashion looks so cool! Enjoy!

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    1. Right? I couldn't resist. Thanks for stopping by!

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  41. Thanks for dropping by my STS! Great blog and fantastic haul of books :D

    Happy Reading!

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  42. I want that Thai food! *grabby hands*
    I have not found a place to order Thai food near me and I crave it constantly. Not sure if I can learn to cook it, but it's worth a try...
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. Oh, I know the feeling. There's no Thai OR Japanese places here!

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  43. I got GRIM the other week and it looks SO GOOD. I love retellings, plus that cover... purple and black is my fave! Even though it does look like bruises in a way... haha. Happy reading!!

    Thanks for stopping by The Hiding Spot!

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    1. Retellings are hit or miss for me, but I am a sucker for them. I look forward to your thoughts on it!

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  44. What a totally rockin' haul! Enjoy!!!!

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  46. Great haul' Jillyn! I got Grim this week too! I'm super excited about it :)

    Happy reading!
    -Dee @ Dee's Reads - My STS

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  47. Looks like you had a great haul this week!
    Thanks for visiting my StS @ The NerdHerd Reads

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  48. AWESOME haul, Jillyn! I've been seeing quite a bit of Grim :) Hope you enjoy and good luck with Second Star!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Right!? I didn't realize how many people snagged it this week!

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  49. Yay Grim! The Wilde Passion of Dorain Gray looks pretty cool too. Hope you enjoy all your new books!

    Thanks for sharing & stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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    1. Well thank you for dropping by! :)

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  50. Ohh, Grim..jealous! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!!
    Emilee @ Fatastical Paper Realm

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  51. Ahhh, so jealous of Grim! Dying to get my hands on that, haha. Thanks for stopping by mine earlier, hope you enjoy all of the new ones :)

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    1. It sounds so good! Thanks so much for dropping by.

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  52. Grim sounds good! As does simple Thai food =D Thai is my favorite but I can never cook anything lol

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    1. I'm an.... Okay cook, haha. But Thai is new to me. Thanks for stopping by!

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  53. I'm very intrigued by Grim. I love steampunk, this should be a fun book.

    Thanks for stopping by and happy reading :)

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    1. Steampunk is something I definitely need more of. Thanks for dropping in!

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  54. Steampunk Fashions! I've got to get my hands on that one. I've been meaning to do a Steampunk collection forever, and perhaps that will give me some much needed inspiration!

    Thanks for visiting me & Happy Reading!

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    1. I adore steampunk so much, I wish I owned more pieces (I only have a skirt and boots!). Let me know what you think about it!

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  55. Great haul! The Thai cookbook and Steampunk fashions both look amazing. I love Pad Thai, so I will be interested in your thoughts on the cookbook. Happy Reading!

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  56. Awesome haul! Hope you enjoy your reads! Thanks for stopping by the blog.:)

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  57. I actually haven't heard of any of these books except for Grim, but I've been seeing it around recently and that cover is pretty cool. Good luck with the Latin and that Shakespeare book and happy reading!

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    1. Thank you, I need all the Latin luck I can get! Happy reading :)

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  58. Grim looks really interesting and I love how the cover is so different that what's out there atm. Happy reading :)

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    1. I agree. It's simple but catching. Thanks for dropping by!

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  59. Nice haul. I got Grim for review too and I'm looking forward to it!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my StS! :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting, I can't wait to see your thoughts :)

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  60. Ooh, Grim looks super interesting! And I love Thai food! Easy Thai food would be even better! :)

    Happy reading!!
    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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    1. Easy food is the best food, haha. Thanks for dropping by!

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  61. Hi Jillyn

    Thank you for visiting my haul post.

    Grim sounds like an interesting book, so I've added it to my Wish List.

    Enjoy your reads.

    PS - Love your photo in your TARDIS display. :-)

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    1. Why thank you! I wore that on Halloween :)

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  62. I've been considering getting Grim on Netgalley but I've been waiting until it's closer until it comes out. I have quite a few books to read before then! :D Happy reading!

    Denise @ Dandelionn Wine Book Blog

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    1. That's a smart plan, I'm starting to get a bit overwhelmed myself. Enjoy!

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  63. Look at these new goodies! And $100 for Shakespeare? I'd rather go to a second hand bookstore and buy his plays for five bucks. Or better yet, search them online. Aren't they public domain? Back to the other books, happy reading!

    Thanks for visiting my haul.

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    1. Exactly! That's why I am so pissed off about it. I ended up going to Barnes and Noble and buying a leather bound complete works for 20$. It was an edition I wanted anyway, and is still way less!

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  64. oooo!! i love thai food. your cookbook looks awesome. awesome mix of books :)

    happy reading and thanks for stopping by my StS.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  65. Hope you'll enjoy your books! Thanks for visiting me...

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  66. I've also got Grim from Netgalley too! So excited to read it!

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  67. These look like some great books. Thanks for stopping by Unearthly Reviews, I really hope you enjoy all of these! Happy Reading! :)

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