March 9, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (14)

"Stacking the Shelves" is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews
So I went to Paris, which led to a couple of book purchases. And then I went to a Stephanie Meyer signing, where I bought The Host. I also neglected to mention how I acquired Geek Girl the other week. And I bought an e-book. AND Daphne lent me a book. Basically, what I'm trying to say is that this post is just a hodgepodge of random silliness.

GIFTED

1. Geek Girl by Holly Smale
I went to a book launch event for Holly Smale two weekends ago. It was SOSOSOSOSOSO fun. I still need to blog about it. And I will probably on Sunday. I'll also probably talk about briefly meeting Stephanie Meyer this past week AND the Random House brunch I'm going to today. (HAVE I TOLD YOU HOW AWESOME UK BLOGGERS ARE RECENTLY? BECAUSE THEY ARE AWESOME.)
BORROWED

2. Requiem by Lauren Oliver
As some of you may know, I have mixed feelings about this series. That, however, does not mean I do not wish to finish said series. ENDING HERE I COME. (And thanks, Daphne, for facilitating me getting to this ending!!)

BOUGHT

3. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I read this one when I was 12 for school (back when I really liked reading for school). To the best of my recollection, I didn't quite get it. But I saw the book on the shelf in the English bookstore in Paris and I was like, WELL THIS SEEMS APPROPRIATE.

4. The New American Haggadah with a new translation by Nathan Englander, edited by Jonathan Safran Foer
In case you missed me CRYING with joy over this book, you can check out my PARIS POST. It's all there.

5. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Is it a social faux-pas to say I'm insanely fascinated serial killers? As in, I'm probably watching Criminal Minds right now, as you read this? Whatever, I'm eccentric. Either way, I think I'm gonna like this book.

6. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
Truth time: I am NOT the biggest Stephanie Meyer fan. The reason I bought this book is because I went to the signing she did at Waterstones Picadilly the other night. Daphne was running late so I got her book signed for her and I was like "If I am going to wait in this queue, I am going to have something to show for myself." As to why I went in the first place: Uh, Daphne and Caroline were going. SO OBVIOUSLY I HAD TO ALSO. We got dinner after. It was gloriously nerdy. 

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

On Sunday I was in Paris so I was all "au revoir lovelies! See you tomorrow!"

And then on Monday I told you all about my weekend in Paris (yes, that is the third link to that post in THIS post. READ ABOUT MY LIFE, FRIENDS, READ).


On Wednesday I wrote a short letter to the book These Broken Stars to express JUST HOW MUCH I cannot wait for that book to come out in December.

Thursday led to me outing myself as a huge Doctor Who fan (for the millionth time) when I talked about how much Ferryman by Claire McFall reminded me of one of my favorite TV shows. Which basically means I LOVED FERRYMAN

Finally, on Friday I talked about how Blogging is Hard, Yo and, as such, is getting in the way of my beauty sleep. You guys might not know this year, but I like to sleep. A lot. Really.

Books and blogs and events oh my! What a busy week, with an even busier one ahead of me. But you (YES, YOU) should tell me about your week. What pretties did you buy?  What did you do? What did you post on your blog? Tell me all about it in the comments below!

25 comments:

  1. The Book Launch was ace & I love Geek Girl!

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  2. Looks like you had a busy week. Great haul of books. I love seeing what people get every week.

    Grace

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  3. You met Stephenie Meyer? Wanna be best friends? Ha! Yay for YK bloggers! (I guess im just automatically awesome then :P )

    I've heard about Geek Girl but haven't had a chance to properly check it out yet, I'll have to do it now!

    Great haul!

    Star xx

    My Stacking the Shelves

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Star!! And do checkout Geek Girl ^_^

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  4. Yay, what a great week! Tons of fun, Nice haul. Enjoy!

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  5. Nice haul! I have the same feeling about Requiem! And it's so cool you went to Stephenie Meyer's signing! I liked The Host better than Twilight. I hope you do too!

    My StS

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    1. I really do hope I like The Host better!!! Thanks for stopping by Helene!

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  6. I can't wait to read The Little Prince and get back into the Delirium series - still need to read Pandemonium and Requiem!

    Happy reading! :)
    My Haul

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    1. The Little Prince is really something. I haven't read it in a while though. And I hope you like the rest of the Delirium series!!

      Thanks for stopping by Maria!

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  7. Great haul this week! I can't wait to see how the Delirium series ends! Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Becky! I hope you enjoy the rest of the Delirium series!! ^_^

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  8. Wow, great haul! I'm so jealous that you already have a copy of Geek Girl! :)
    Stacking the Shelves

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    1. I hope you get your hands on a copy soon too!! It's so cute!

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  9. I have to admit I really liked The Host! I'm excited to see how the movie turns out.

    My STS

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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    1. Oooh I hope I love The Host also!! ^_^

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  10. I still need to read I Hunt Killers! Eek and you have Geek Girl!

    Letterbox Love!

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    1. Definitely read Geek Girl!! And I myself want to read I Hunt Killers!!

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  11. Despite my feelings about Twilight, I'm actually pretty curious about The Host. It's not just because the movie is coming out, but also because it sounds like it could actually be a potentially interesting read. Let me know how it is!

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    1. I will when I get to it! I sent it back to the States with a friend, so I won't read it till May at the earliest. >.<

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