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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Stacking the Shelves [16] - The one with swans!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews as a way to share all the books we've received this week!

This week at Literary Exploration:

Lots of awesomeness this week! Some I was expecting and others not so much :) The stuffed swan/romance book combo is a weird surprise. I might actually read this one! I'm soo excited for because Ingrid is hosting her launch here in The Bay!!! How cool is that?!

For Review:
The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron (Thank you Scholastic!!)
The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James (Thank you HarperCollins! and for the swan too!)
Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson
The Turning by Francine Prose (Thank you to HarperTeen for these three!!!)

From Work:
The Diviners by Libba Bray


  1. Awesome haul! I have a ARC of the Diviners waiting for me at my local indie, can't wait to read it! Libba is coming to University Bookstore in Seattle this October and I cannot wait!
    My book haul:

  2. WHOO! That looks like a great pile to read! The Turning is one book I've been eying. I can't wait to see what you think about it. Diviners is huge!
    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
    Stacking the Shelves

  3. This is such an awesome haul - so many books there I'm excited about. Diviners especially!

    Have a great week!

    My haul this week

  4. I’ve heard some people have been disappointed with what The Dark Unwinding has been offering readers through the synopsis and marketing when they say it’s steampunk when really it is not. But meh! Not like I’ll get around to reading it.

    And looking at the swan and then the lamp behind it... makes me laugh... looks like it has a *hoot hoot*

    Here’s what I got this week:

  5. man the diviners looks HUGE! I have an eARC and I can't wait to read it!!
    awesome books!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  6. The Turning and Diviners! Great pile :D happy reading

  7. I want that swan! haha. So cute! Anyway great book pile! See a few titles there I'm desperate to read!

  8. You got some really good books this week. Come visit me as well.


  9. I'm so absolutely jealous of The Turning and Valkyrie Rising, both look AMAZING! I never realised how HUGE The Diviners is, wow!

    My Haul

  10. The Dark Unwinding sounds really really good! Adding to My TBR list! Amazing haul this week! Hope you enjoy all your books! :D

    My StS post! 

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  11. Ahhh!! The Turning sounds so awesome!! Slightly jealous that you got that!! I am on the tour for Valkyrie Rising and can't wait to read the book. That swan is so freaking awesome!! Great haul this week chick!!

  12. Wonderful haul! What a cute, surprise swan :-) I still haven't read Libba Bray, but I do finally have one of her books on my kindle so I'm a step closer to not being 'that book-blogger who's not read Libba Bray'.
    The Diviners seems to be getting added to everyone's reading list on Goodreads at the moment.
    Katja @ YA's the Word

  13. Funny thing is that I had never heard of any of these books before o.o

    The Dark Unwinding looks pretty awesome, also The Turning. Love the Swan, it's so cute ^^

    Have a nice weekend and Happy Reading! :)

  14. Two or Three Things I Didn't Tell You sounds so good. I hope you enjoy everything =)

    My IMM =)

  15. Oohh The Dark Unwinding and Valkyrie Rising! I'll be looking forward to your review on those. I haven't heard much about them, but I'm curious to see how they'll turn out.
    Happy reading! ^__^

    My Haul

  16. Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You sounds really good! I recently saw it in the book store and I'm thinking about going back and buying a copy of it. I'm really looking forward to The Diviners, as I love Libba Bray's novels! I hope you enjoy your books this week! :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  17. Awesome Haul! I'm so jealous you have so many books I want to read. Great selection this week. Valkyrie Rising looks really good.
    Have a great week reading.
    new follower
    My STS

  18. I can't wait to read Valkyrie and The Diviners! So I don't do a stacking the shelves post but I did a think of Fiktshun's My Reading Pile Blog with my upcoming tbr

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

  19. Valkyrie Rising... OH MY GOD! Where do you live so I can steal it from you?!?! :P I hope you love it!! Enjoy. :)

    My Stacking the Shelves

  20. OMG you got The Diviners i'm so jealous :D ! I can't wait to read it ! But I didn't know that book is huge !!! Can't wait to read your review about it :).
    Happy reading !

  21. Great books this week! I just finished reading The Dark Unwinding last week and really liked it. Also can't wait to read The Diviners! Hope you enjoy all of your books! :)

  22. The Dark Unwinding was such a great book! I hope you like it! I am about to start reading The Diviners in five or so minutes here and I can't wait. Great haul this week!

  23. Hey, my copy of The Ugly Duchess didn't come with a swan. :-p It was ok but too many mentions of how "ugly" the heroine was.

  24. Such a cute swan! You have a great haul this week, and I'm super curious about The Diviners and The Dark Unwinding. I hope you enjoy your books and I look forward to your reviews. :)

    My Sunday Post

  25. Awesome pile of books you got this week!!

  26. Oh wow, they all look so great and I love the cute swan plushie! I'm especially interested in seeing what you think of The Diviners, I need to read that soon. Enjoy your haul!

    Steph @

  27. So many great books Anna! I would love to hear what you think of The Diviners. I picked up a preview sample at the bookstore this week. And that swan is so cute! I haven't heard of a few of these so I'll have to go check them out. Enjoy! :)
    You can check out what books I got this week here!

  28. Valkyrie Rising and The Diviners!! Sweet books (and cute swan)!

    Hope you enjoy reading them all :)

    Lea @ YA Book Queen

  29. Great haul! I'm super excited for The Dark Unwinding! Hope you enjoy all! :)

    Check out my HAUL.

  30. Oh, wow! I want to read each one of these! So lucky :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  31. Great haul! I am really looking forward to The Dark Unwinding. Here's what I got this week:

  32. OMG! What a great haul The Dark Unwinding cover is really eye-catching & it sounds like a great steampunk read!Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You sunds really interesting. Ahh! Valkyrie Rising!! I've been seeing this book all over the place & it totally has my attention! Can't wait! The Turning sounds like an epically creepy read!! And, OMG!! AHHHHHH!! *freaking out* THE DIVINERS!!! I <3 Libba Bray!! Her Gemma Doyle series is AMAZING!! Enjoy all your books!! :D
    My StS

  33. The Diviners looks great and I'm really interested in The dark Unwinding. Happy reading! :D

    My haul.

  34. That duck is cute:) Great haul this week...hope you love them all! I can't wait to dig into The Dark Unwinding!

    Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's
    Eclectic Bookshelf

  35. Holy shit Diviners is HUUUUGE!!! Eeep! Great haul, Annalicious!!

  36. I just got The Diviners, too. It's AMAZING so far but it is SO SO LONG. Eeep. Enjoy, love!

    My Once Upon a Book Haul

  37. LOL I can safely say that this is the first swan I have seen in an STS post! Great haul! I can't wait to read Valkyrie Rising, that one sounds really good. I got The Diviners too and I'm excited for it but at the same time it's definitely... intimidating in it's berth. LOL Great haul Anna!

  38. I am so excited for Valkyrie Rising, it looks seriously cool! And I'm totally loving the swan, that's an excellent swag item :0)

  39. Great stack this week! Enjoy all the book!... and the swan lol

  40. Valkyrie Rising is awesumtastic! I'm on the tour soon and I am beyond stoked. Its really good :)
    I love your Swan, did you name him/her yet?
    Thanx for stopping by <3
    Have a great week!

  41. A great haul! I can't wait to read Valkyrie Rising.

    Thanks for stopping by my StS :)

  42. That swan is adorable! :D <3
    I hope you enjoy all your books!!

  43. Wow, great book haul! =D I am so excited for Valkyrie Rising

    Here's my Book Haul post.

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  44. I am disgustingly jealous of The Ugly Duchess and the stuffed swan hahahahaha.

    OH man you are in for a mighty treat with the Diviners.

    Happy reading :-D

  45. I also have Valkyrie Rising. I haven't started it yet but can't wait to!

    Thanks for dropping by My IMM!


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