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stacking the shelves 4/20

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where we show off all the goodies we received throughout the week!

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LIBRARY
Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis

I’ve been curious about this series for a while now & have only heard wonderful things about it!

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand

Another book that have received WONDERFUL reviews. I recently received an ARC of The Year of Shadows which will be released in August and wanted to read her first book beforehand.

The Menagerie by Tui T. Sutherland & Kari Sutherland

Griffin babies, pompous unicorns, an attention-seeking phoenix. What’s not to love!

BOUGHT
Scoop, Decline and Fall, & Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh

After discovering the brilliance of Evelyn Waugh recently I’ve been on a kick. With my discount at work I was able to get all three of these for $6!

Something Rotten & First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde

Oh, Mr. Fforde. After a disaster of an introduction I gave Fforde another shot a few years ago and ~saw the light~ He’s definitely an acquired taste, but he’s also an author I’ve come to frequently recommend.

* Also pictured is the third season of Deadwood. This I didn’t buy, but borrowed from work (awesome perks, right??). Matt and I have become pretty obsessed with this show and we’re sad to see it come to an end.

WON
The Chronicles of Chrestomanci vol. 3 by Diana Wynne Jones

Technically I won a giftcard and this is what I bought with it. 12-ish years ago I read the first two volumes and had no idea there was a third. As soon as I heard about it I NEEDED to have it. :) & now I do.


The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

This one was available for a few days on netgalley and already it’s garnered some pretty high praise.

What did you guys get this week?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
It’s not often that I post non-fiction reviews (though I ADORE non-fic), so when I do you know it’s worth mentioning! My Beloved Brontosaurus by Brian Switek was great. It’s very science-y, but written and explained in a way that anyone can enjoy it. Also: dinosaurs.
Another rare sight here are novellas. Looks like I threw caution to the wind this week! It’s no secret I adore Brigid Kemmerer’s Elemental series. While I tend to avoid side-stories, I’ll make an exception for her and I reviewed Breathless, Nick’s story.
That I love Middle Grade is yet another well-known fact. Infestation by Timothy J. Bradley & The Menagerie by Tui T. & Kari Sutherland were both great – and fun – stories.

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6 thoughts on “stacking the shelves 4/20

  1. I’m SO glad that you did post a review of My Beloved Brontosaurus! I started it last night and I’m already enjoying it. I love when you can just FEEL the enthusiasm the author has for the subject.

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