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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Stacking the Shelves - August 3rd, 2014

As part of my continual clean-up process of all things book related, I have been ordering used copies of some of the older books I have on my wishlist in an effort to get my wishlist more current. I add an awful lot of books to my wishlist, a lot of books recommended from other bloggers, some that I find when searching other books, some that are special deals. Whatever the source, I am making an effort to not buy everything I have on my wishlist which means I have become a little more critical when reading samples. I really am trying to curtail the book buying somewhat.

I don't feel as guilty when I am buying something used, but I gotta say that what I consider to be a Very Good rating and what some of these used book dealers consider to be Very Good are not even in the same stratosphere. I guess that is the risk when you're buying used. I used to be one of those people that had to look at every copy on the shelf and pick the best one. Since I no longer work in a book store and can't always be picky, I have learned to adapt, but come on people. A book with a crease down the entire front cover is not a Very Good rating! But I digress...

Anyway, here is my cache for the past three weeks.

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Books Purchased:
Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks

17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen

On the Fence by Kasie West

Fat Camp by Deborah Blumenthal - Amazon Marketplace

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd edited by Holly Black - Amazon Marketplace

Firebirds Rising edited by Sharyn November - Amazon Marketplace

Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore

Dream Factory by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler - Amazon Marketplace

Death’s Excellent Vacation edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner - Amazon Marketplace

Kindle Books Purchased:
Voyager: A Science Fiction and Fantasy eBook Sampler From Harper Voyager US with contributing authors Richard Kadrey, Kim Harrison, Katherine Harbour, Bishop O'Connell, Tim Lees, Nick Cole, Jack Heckel, Erik Williams, Beth Cato, Jocelynn Drake, Sheri S. Tepper, Caitlin Kittredge, Joseph Nassise, Lexie Dunne

The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Series)by Charlie N. Holmberg - Kindle First selection for August - For information on the Kindle First program go to Kindle First Program.

Obsidian (A Lux Novel) (Entangled Teen)by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Free eBook - I know I have this book in paperback and I already read it, but it was a FREE eBook and I can now take it anywhere I go.

The First Time by Jessica Verday, Rhonda Stapleton

 Manga Purchased:
Alice in the Country of Clover: Knight's Knowledge 1

Kaze Hikaru 22

Rin-Ne 15

Bleach 61

That's all for now.  Happy Reading!


  1. Oh my goodness, I hope Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks
    is as awesome as it sounds. Enjoy your books!

    1. I hope so as well. The Star Wars ones were quite funny. I'm not sure what to expect. It just sounded awesome and, you know, they're friends so...

  2. On the Fence was SOOOO good, I hope you enjoy it as well. Kasie West is just a phenomenal writer :) I grabbed Obisian as well. I haven't read the series yet, but I have heard so many great things about it, despite aliens not thrilling me I'm going to give it a try. I was actually so surprised when I seen that it was free on Kindle, I thought when I got to the purchase screen it would show a price... I was sure it was a mistake! I felt like that Ikea commercial, "Start the car!".. haha.

    I agree about used books, sometimes people have very skewed views on what a good condition book is lol.

    I hope you have an awesome week and enjoy all your books :)

    1. I was hesitant about the Lux series as well because of the Alien angle. I downloaded a sample of the first book and it really caught me right up. I started the Covenant series once I was caught up with the Lux series. Also very good, but I found that I liked the Lux series better.
      You really should give it a read. Enjoy!

  3. I know just what you mean. My husband recently ordered an out of print text book which was said to be in perfect condition. When it came there were inked quotes in the margins and whole pages had been hi-lighted in bright green marker.

    Loving the cover of The First Time. Happy reading.

    1. It is really disappointing when that happens. I used to be so meticulous about my book covers, but since Amazon dropped their discount rate and hubby is a full time student with only army retirement, I just can't afford to buy books like I used to.
      I figure I can buy more used than I can new. So beggars can't really be choosers. It's the risk I take when I order used, but I still can't help being disappointed.