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Friday, March 11, 2016

Stacking The Shelves #21

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  Go to their blog to find the complete list of participants. Each week there are almost 100 blogs showing what books they received.  It is a great way to get the pulse of the book blogging world.

I have been sick this week so, other than reading, I did not do many bookish things.  I do have some great reviews coming up in the next few days that include some author giveaways. 

Read This Week:

The Lie Tree is SO AMAZINGLY GOOD!!!  This Gothic mystery is a reminder of how women were discounted in society in the not too distant past.  I will post a review closer to the publication date, which is set for April 19, 2016.

The Night Circus was also such a wonderful book.  I listened to it as an audiobook.  Jim Dale did a wonderful job of creating a magical aura.  He has had lots of practice, narrating all of the Harry Potter audiobooks in the U.S.

Borrowed From The Library:

I've already started on The Storyteller and am enjoying it, so far.  I think Dorothy Must Die will be wickedly good fun!

From NetGalley: 

From Edelweiss:

What books did you get this week?  Which ones are you most excited to read?  Let me know in the comments.
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  1. Hope you are starting to feel a bit better. At least you were still able to read. I hate when I feel so bad that I can't concentrate on a book-thankfully that is rare! Enjoy your new books!

    1. I think today will be the worst of it. I have a fever! I haven't had a fever in years! but I am still laying in bed reading right now. Thank you for your concern.

  2. Ooh I loved Dorothy Must Die! Such a fun series! I really enjoy the prequel novellas too! Gotta get caught up on those myself! LOL! Happy Reading!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. My daughter's friend recommended that book to me, so we shall see... It looks like a really fun book. Have a good week.

  3. I hope you start feeling better soon. I’m excited to read The Night Circus. It’s sitting on my TBR shelf right now.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. The night circus we so good! It just had a dream-like quality to the story that I just fell in love with! Have a wonderful week.

  4. Oh The Lie Tree sounds really good. I just jumped over to request it on NG (like I don't have way too much to review already!). Happy reading.
    Bambi's StS

    1. I loved the gothic quality to The Lie Tree. It had such wonderful atmosphere. I hope you like it.

  5. How was the Icecutter's Daughter? It looks like I would like to try it.
    Deanna's Stacking the Shelves

    1. I was really mixed on that one. On the one hand, the romance was lovely and on the clean side (big points for me). However, it's message was trust in God and the bad guys will get their due. It's a nice thought, but in real life, The bad guys often win. I guess I am a little cynical due to the present political climate! But when I pray, I don't ask God to resolve all my problems for me. I ask him for the fortitude to bear whatever happens. I think bad people WILL eventually answer for their deeds, but possibly not in this life.

  6. I don't think I've heard of any of these but I hope you love them! Happy reading :)
    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

  7. Yay for The Night Circus! I also enjoyed that book a lot, so I'm glad to hear / read that someone else has, too. :) Hope you feel better soon!

    1. Yes, The Night Circus is such a wonderful book! I wonder if anyone could make a movie worthy of the book? Have a wonderful week.

  8. I loved The Lie Tree, too! Frances Hardinge's work is generally great.


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