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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Stacking The Shelves - March 31, 2013

This meme is hosted by Tynga over at Tynga's Reviews, which she describes as follows:

"Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!"

I won this amazing nine-book haul in the Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop hosted by Joy at Joyous Reads:

Rebel Heart by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #2) - softcover
Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier (Shadowfell, Book #1) - softcover
Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky, Book #2) - ARC
The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams (Incarnation, Book #1) - softcover
The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd (The Madman's Daughter, Book #1) - softcover
The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse (The Forsaken, Book #1) - hardcover
 Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Book #2) - hardcover
Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot - softcover
The Diviners by Libby Bray (The Diviners, Book #1) - ARC

Thanks again, Joy!

I won this ARC in a giveaway hosted by Natalie at Literary Rambles: 

(Chronoptika, Book #1)
by Catherine Fisher

Thanks again, Natalie!

I won this hardcover in the Fairy Tale Read-a-Thon Casting Call Mini-Challenge hosted by Kristen at The Book Monsters:

(Strands of Bronze and Gold, Book #1)
by Jane Nickerson

Thanks again, Kristen! 

I won this autographed softcover in the No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop hosted by Aloi at Guiltless Reading:
by Jan Thrope

Thanks again, Aloi & Jan!   


I bought these goodies with gift cards that I won. With the exception of Sever, all of them were bargain discounts:

Sever (The Chemical Garden, #3) Bad Girls Don't Die (Bad Girls Don't Die, #1) Daemon Hall
The Compound Demon's Fire (Tale of the Demon World, #6) Wuthering Heights: The Wild and Wanton Edition
 The Demon Trapper's Daughter (The Demon Trappers #1) Siren Song The Road to Hell (Hell on Earth, #2)
 Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi, #7) Pure Blood (Nocturne City, #2) Immortal Beloved (Immortal Beloved, #1)
 Hereafter (Hereafter, #1) Archon (The Books of Raziel, #1)
 Sever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #3)
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender (Bad Girls Don't Die, Book #1)
Daemon Hall by Andrew Nance

Demon's Fire by Emma Holly (Tale of the Demon World, Book #6)
Wuthering Heights: The Wild & Wanton Edition by Annabella Bloom & Emily Bront


I received these audiobooks for review from the publisher:

Tuesday's Gone by Nicci French (Frieda Klein, Book #2)
Nauti Siren by Lora Leigh

Thanks again, Penguin Audio!

I received this audiobook for review from the publisher:

(Otherworld Assassin, Book #1)
by Gena Showalter

Thanks again, Simon Audio!

 What books have you added to your shelves this week? If you are also participating in this meme, please leave me the link to your blog post in the comments so that I can come and drool over all your goodies!

 If anyone has read any of these books, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring Reading Thing 2013

Hi, everyone! Time for a 2013 Reading Challenge!!

This challenge is being hosted by Sandra at The Musings of a Book Addict.

Here are the details copied from Sandra's blog:
Spring Reading Thing 2013

Make a list of books you want to read or finish reading this spring.  Feel free to modify the list as you go along if it isn't working for you.

Check out other participants' lists and add to your own to-read-someday pile!

You may begin reading on the 20th!  The challenge goes from March 20th to June 20th.

Write a post about your challenge experience in June, telling us all about your experience and whether you reached our goals.

REMEMBER: this is a low-pressure, stressfree challenge that should be fun. As long as you do some reading this spring (and enjoy it!) that's good enough for me.
If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.
Here are some of the books that are on my TBR pile that I'll be choosing from. My goal is to tackle at least 25 of them:
  1. Beastly by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #1)
  2. Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman 
  3. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #1)
  4. Beastly: Lindy's Diary by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #1.5) 
  5. Splintered by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #1) 
  6. What the Spell? by Brittany Geragotelis (Life's a Witch, Book #1)       
  7. Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #5)
  8. Nowhere to Hide by Nancy Bush 
  9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, Book #2)
  10. Breed by Chase Novak
  11. Death Comes Home by Rhiannon Frater (In Darkness We Must Abide, Episode #1)
  12. Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #6)
  13. Written in Red by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #1)
  14. The End Games by T. Michael Martin
  15. On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #1)
  16. Nauti Siren by Lora Leigh (Nauti, Book #7) 
  17. Tuesday's Gone by Nicci French (Frieda Klein, Book #2) 
  18. Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #2)
  19. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks (Of Poseidon, Book #1)
  20. Last Kiss Goodnight by Gena Showalter (Otherworld Assassin, Book #1)
  21. The Terrible Wave by Marden Dahlstedt
  22. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink (Caddie Woodlawn, Book #1)
  23. Envy by Elizabeth Miles
  24. Black City by Elizabeth Richards
  25. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
  26. The Blessed by Tonya  Hurley
  27. Chasers by James Phelan
  28. You Don't Want to Know by Lisa Jackson
  29. The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
  30. Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch
  31. Ten Days by Janet Gilsdorf
  32. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
  33. Touched by Corinne Jackson
  34. Don't Say a Word by Beverly Barton
  35. The Seventh Victim by Mary Burton
  36. A Kiss of Blood by Pamela Palmer
  37. The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington
  38. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
  39. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  40. Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier
  41. Moonglow by Michael Griffo
  42. The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
  43. Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
  44. Linked by Imogen Howson
  45. Evidence of Life by Barbara Taylor Sissel
  46. Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke
  47. A Killer in the Rye by Delia Rosen
  48. All Natural Murder by Staci McLaughlin
  49. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  50. The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  51. Lucky Stiff by Annelise Ryan
  52. Slice by William Patterson
  53. Survivor by James Phelan
  54. How to Seduce an Angel in 10 Days by Saranna DeWylde
  55. Predatory by Alexandra Ivy
  56. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevet
  57. Twerp by Mark Goldblatt
  58. Pandora's Temple by Jon Land
  59. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
  60. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
  61. Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
  62. River Marked by Patricia Briggs
  63. Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
  64. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  65. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
  66. Flu by Wayne Simmons
  67. Fever by Wayne Simmons   
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