Saturday, October 20, 2012

Stacking the Shelves: Baller Edition, Tempered by Dorkiness

I am claiming baller status for this Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Get a load of the A-list that arrived at the library:

So you would have to have been under a rock (or off climbing one, heeeeeyyyyyy Crazy Camper!) to not know about Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys or Deborah Harkness's Shadow of the Night (we WoW-ed both here). Just in case you don't know about the awesomeness that is Rae Carson's Fire and Thorns series, see the blurb on The Crown of Embers:
Elisa is the hero of her country. She led her people to victory against a terrifying enemy, and now she is their queen. But she is only seventeen years old. Her rivals may have simply retreated, choosing stealth over battle. And no one within her court trusts her-except Hector, the commander of the royal guard, and her companions. As the country begins to crumble beneath her and her enemies emerge from the shadows, Elisa will take another journey. With a one-eyed warrior, a loyal friend, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with, Elisa crosses the ocean in search of the perilous, uncharted, and mythical source of the Godstone's power. That is not all she finds. A breathtaking, romantic, and dangerous second volume in the Fire and Thorns trilogy (GoodReads).
Also, as I am want to do, I managed to make my dorkiness obvious on this library trip. So the library is only 4 blocks from where I live in the East Village, so I walked. BUT because I had so many books to get ( I also got history looks that you don't care about) I had trouble CARRYING them all. So when I stopped for a pumpkin latte I had to say " I would like to buy a coffee but I can only do so if you give me a takeout bag for my library books." GAH! Book-Dork-Alert.


  1. Shadow of Night looks awesome and I've heard a lot of good things about the Raven Boys.

  2. Oh Wow, Shadow of Night is GORGEOUS! I still need to read A discovery of Witches but it's high on my 'to-read next' list :) I've heard great things about Raven Boys & I'm also really anxious to check out the Fire & Thorn series! Spectacular haul this week,thanks for sharing :)

    Old follower...

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

    1. Discovery of Witches should be moved to the top of your list!! It is swoony worthy and fantastic!

  3. I hope you enjoy them! I got Raven Boys and am just starting it so hopefully we'll both like it! Happy reading. New follower (Frodosco - GFC). Oh and congrats on passing 100 followers! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Stacking The Shelves you can do so here. :)

  4. The Raven Boys was a pretty good read! You got some great books this week! I hope you enjoy all that you got this week! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    What we got this WEEK!

  5. Haha, I did something similar last week-my kid and I took so many books from the library that we had to walk into a bakery, buy a bagel and ask for an extra large bag :D
    I really can't wait to read Raven Boys, I love the synopsis and Maggie's writing.
    Happy reading!
    Here is my StS.

  6. Yay Raven Boys! I have a copy too and have't even read it yet! Enjoy your awesome haul :)

  7. Great Haul! I've heard great things about the Raven Boys, looking forward to reading your review. I've got the first in the All Souls Trilogy but I've not read it yet might be time to give it a shot. Have a great week reading. New Follower My StS

  8. That is the best story ever. I might steal it for cocktail parties. AND YES RAVEN BOOOOYS.

  9. The Raven Boys looks so awesome :)

  10. Umm, can we say, BALLER?! I have all 3 of these books in my TBR pile (like totally near the top). I just might have to come and buy you a few adult-like beverages and sneak a peak in person at this wondrous haul. Seriously, amazing.

  11. I've got the Raven Boys courtesy of NYPL right now too! I'm lucky I'm only about a block away from my branch. Though unfortunately the one in flatiron never actually stocks books I want - I request so much for there though!


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