Sunday, August 5, 2012

Showcase Sunday (11) - Stacking the Shelves (3)

Showcase Sunday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Vicky at the Books, Biscuits and Tea blog. It is a meme inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and The Story Siren. The goal of this meme is for us bookish peeps to showcase & highlight the books that we have either bought, borrowed, won, downloaded, or received for review the past week :)

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Review to highlight the books us bloggers have gotten during the week, as well.

I like both memes, so I've decided to take part in both =)



BOUGHT

1. Fury by Elizabeth Miles

2. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

3. The Forbidden Game by L.J. Smith


Sidenote: So, I had put myself on a book buying ban. I have so many books waiting for me already *bites nails* BUT I did the mistake of going to Books-a-million (maybe it was intentional, I will never tell :D) - anywhoo, they had these books on sale and I just had to get them. I'm so excited about Fury because I love Greek Myth and the Furies fascinate me. Along for the Ride would be my first Sarah Dessen book so I am super excited about reading it. And ... I got the Forbidden Game because I just love stories with games in them, reminds me of Jumanji (Don't judge) and all the danger in that and I'm a sucker for a forbidden romance which I think happens in this book so yup, I bought it *like a boss*



What book loveliness did you receive this week? :)
 
 



22 comments:

  1. Yay, Sarah Dessen! I haven't read that one, but I hope you enjoy it. Fury looks amazing! The Forbidden Game looks good too. Happy reading! :)
    My SS:
    http://bookhi.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/showcase-sunday-4.html

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  2. I love Along for the Ride and The Forbidden Game - they're fabulous! Enjoy! :)

    ~Keertana
    Ivy Book Bindings

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  3. I love Sarah Dessen, I hope you enjoy her books as much as I always do, she's amazing. I wasn't blown away by Fury but I hope you enjoy it. Can't wait to see your reviews :)

    My Haul :)

    Also check out my blogoversary giveaway Here

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  4. Fury's cover looks GORGEOUS in that picture! Might have to go to the bookstore and check it out for myself, hehe. I've only read Along for the Ride out of those three but wow, your first Sarah Dessen! So exciting. Along for the Ride isn't my favorite book of hers but it's still really cute. Hope you like it Jen!

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    1. Thank you. I really love Fury's cover. It's so pretty!

      Yup, it's my first Sarah Dessen book, so excited about reading it :) Thank you, Lauren. I'm glad that you thought it was cute =)

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  5. Nice! I really liked Along For the Ride and i hope you do too. :)

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  6. Good haul this week, I have only ever read Nightworld by L J Smith.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  7. Nice! I may have to put myself on a book buying ban too, lol. Enjoy your new books! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D

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  8. Jennifer, I've put myself on book buying bans in the past as well! I also have a huge pile here at home that I should read before ever buying another book! These self-imposed bans never seem to last long. Lol!! Can't resist. I have Along for the Ride and haven't read it yet but I've read other Sarah Dessen books and loved them. Just Listen and The Truth About Forever were my favorites. :)

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    1. I know, right? I never stick long to my book buying bans either. I try but there are too many books, and too little time :D The life of us bookaholics is not an easy one LOL ;)

      I'll definitely be looking up the Sarah Dessen books you mentioned so I can add them to my to-read list. Glad to hear you enjoyed them :)

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  9. I'm on a book buying ban too since I have so many in my TBR pile as well. Along for the Ride is amazing. The Forbidden Game is the one series that I still haven't read by L.J. Smith, but it looks awesome. Happy Reading :)

    My Showcase Sunday:
    http://oliviasbookaholiclife.blogspot.com/2012/08/sunday-showcase-5.html

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  10. Hi Jennifer - thanks for stopping by. Total awesomeness hanging out with other YA authors. Best day of the year!

    At the library I picked up Fallen by Lauren Kate and Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.

    I bought Cassandra Clare's box set of three Mortal Instruments Books and am buying up a bunch of indie e-books for my Kindle from a group of talented authors who let me join their gang. :)

    We're doing a Book of the Week to help promote each other via our blogs, etc. during the next 10 weeks. My book's first. Erg. I hate going first. I like to see what others do and then copy them! LOL

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    1. "I hate going first. I like to see what others do and then copy them! LOL" - That's hilarious, Nikki :D

      And yay for TMI box set. Cassie Clare books are always so much fun. Dying to read Fallen and Hush, Hush.

      Looks like you had quite an awesome book haul this week. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading :)

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  11. Very cool stuff! I've heard really great things about all of Dessen's books and about Envy!

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  12. I haven't read any of Dessen's books either so I'll have to pick them up asap! :)

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  13. FURY! I sooo need to get a copy of that book, because when I was halfway into my eGalley, it expired and I really need to know how it continues. :D Happy reading, my dear!

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  14. Great set of books you got! I really really really really need to get me a copy of Fury! Ive always been curious about it! I hope you enjoy all the books you got this week. Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by!

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  15. Ugh. Book buying are horrible but a must sometimes. I look at my overflowing book shelves and I know I shouldn't buy anymore but there are so many pretty covers and stories out there that you need to get. Eeep! xD
    I've read Along for the Ride this year and it was my first Sarah Dessen novel. It was really good. Really sweet and a quick read to be honest. I hope you enjoy it. And Fury has such an awesome cover. The red hair is definitely attention grabbing. And Jumanji FTW! Hahaha.

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    1. LOL. Exactly. So tough. You have books to read still and you know you shouldn't get more for a bit but they tempt you with those awesome blurbs and covers :D

      Yay. I'm glad you liked Along for the Ride. I plan on reading it soon, thanks Jenn!

      You like Jumanji too? Woohoo. *fist bump* for having awesome taste too, haha :)

      I know, right? I love the red hair in the Fury cover. Its such a cool book cover!

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  16. Awesome that you got Fury. It's really a love it or hate it type of book. I'm one of those that really enjoyed it. Happy reading!

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  17. I have really been wanting to read Fury! It sounds so amazing!!! I hope you have a great book week. Thanks for stopping by my Monday post:)

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  18. Ohh, lots of awesome :D Hope you enjoy them all. <3 I have the three Forbidden Game books :D Not read them yet, though :p But they do sound awesome. :)
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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