Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews in which book bloggers share their latest bookish acquisition.
Hey wonderful bloggers! So I know Bookish and Awesome has been quiet for two weeks. This is due to my recently concluded Basic Training, which took most of my daytime (the rest of the night, I read). Yes, I’m living a “somehow” double life. My professional life—if I ever have one—is spent with spatulas and mixers and eggs and cream and olive oil and salt; the other half of my waking hours, I don my Fanboy clothes (what, Fanboying consumes a hefty amount of time!). The somehow is in air quotes because it’s not like it’s unbeknownst to the people around me. And oh. By Fanboying I mean blogging and staying on Twitter.
But anyway, back to the topic at hand. Since I’m not a hauler person, I’ve decided to do Stacking the Shelves instead. In here, I’d still be able to share my book purchases, which are often by two’s, and e-ARC/DRC approvals without the pressure of arranging a collection. Here goes the first one.
I read Virginia Boecker’s The Witch Hunter earlier this week and it’s fantastic you guys! Now feeling in the mood for more witchcraft in YA, I picked up Half Bad. Plus it goes strongly recommended by Cait of Paper Fury and Cristian of The Bookish God.
I’m not even one hundred percent certain why I bought this one besides the fact that it’s weird. I mean, preserving one’s head for five years and then reattaching it into another body? W-E-I-R-D.
Because TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD REFERENCE. And I’m growing fond of thirteen-year-old-school stories as of late. (Thank you Joey of Thoughts and Afterthoughts for putting this on my radar!)
Fairy tales, sacrifices and The Darkling-esque figure? Count me in! And that cover!
Also, can you give me a minute to rant? For SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA STILL HASN’T HIT THE SHELVES HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES AND THIS IS TOO MUCH!!!
What are your recent bookish acquisition? Have you read any of these titles (The Witch Hunter included)? Which do you suggest I read first? Let’s talk in the comments below!