Stacking the Shelves 3

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After last week’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival, I went on a graphic novels kick this week!

Besides the fact that I FINALLY got around to reading Divergent (and loved it!), I also posted my review of another good read, Masque of the Red Death and had a lovely Friday afternoon with some book shopping, ice-cream and patio drinks with Evie (Bookish) and Wendy (A Cupcake and a Latte)! (Yay patio pic!)

Plus, there’s still a bit of time left to enter my Paris Month wrap-up giveaway, with 2 Paris prize packs to be won! Ends on Monday at noon EST!

For Review


Glitch by Heather Anastasiu <– eARC for read & review from publisher

House of Night (graphic novel) by P.C. Cast <– eARC of graphic novel for read & review from publisher. I read the first 5 of the actual series, thought it was okay but wanted to check out what the comic was like.

Tune: Vanishing Point by Derek Kirk Kim <– eARC graphic novel for read & review from publisher.

Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel <– eARC graphic novel for read & review from publisher.




172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad <– Bought w/birthday giftcard. Interest was piqued after hearing how creepy it was from fellow bloggers!

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith <– Bought w/birthday giftcard. I’m definitely curious to this store, but admittedly am completely enthralled with that book cover/movie poster. LOVE it.

Distant Waves: A Novel of the Titanic by Suzanne Weyn <– Bought w/birthday giftcard. As previously mentioned before, I love stories about the Titanic. Meant to pick this up a while back…

The Taker by Alma Katsu <– Bought at BMV for only $6.99!

Silence (The Queen of the Dead, #1) by Michelle Sagara <– Bought at World’s Biggest Bookstore. Set in Toronto, looking forward to reading it!

The Da Vinci Code: Special Illustrated Edition by Dan Brown <– Bought at BMV for only $4.99! I’ve read it, have the paperback & hardcover but I also have the hardcover illustrated edition of Angels & Demons, and this is a paperback one, but can’t beat the price!

With Mother’s Day weekend coming up, and seeing a lot of family – I decided to put together a photobook of my Paris pictures to showcase (rather than have people gather around a computer screen for hundreds of pictures) .. Ordered it through Elephoto on Sunday night and it already arrived on Tuesday morning! It seriously took more time deciding on pics, uploading and placing them in the layout I wanted than it did to produce and ship!

My 20-page Paris photobook

I also went on a bit of a Melissa-brand shoe-buying craze.. I bought a pair (the top nude-coloured pair in the picture) in Paris, and they’re SO comfortable. Bought the sparkly silver ones for my sister’s wedding, and then saw the black & gold pair, and I couldn’t decide so I bought them both. Uber comfortable and uber cute!

My Melissa shoes purchase

And how could I forget, I also picked up these super cute Adjective icons from Parajunkee! Just waiting for my icon/header order to be done so I can update the whole blog all at once!



Oppression by Jessica Therrien <– Birthday gift from Evie @ Bookish!

Until I Die (Revenants, #2) by Amy Plum <– Birthday gift from Sara @ Geek Girl’s Book Blog!

Revived by Cat Patrick <– Gifted ARC from Wendy @ A Cupcake and a Latte!

Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriott <– Gifted ARC from Wendy :)

What did you get this week? Leave your link and I’ll be sure to check it out too! :)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I am soooo jealous of your Melissa shoes! Some people have been raving about how extremely comfy they are and I can’t wait to get a pair for myself! :)

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  2. OMG!!! THOSE FLATS ARE FREAKING ADORABLE!! *dies* The bow is super cute, love them!
    Enjoy all your pretties this week, Michele =)

  3. very cute shoes and great books! i just got insurgent this week so i have to read that. but after 172 hours because i need to get it back to the library. interested to hear what you think of abraham lincoln vampire hunter. i kind of want to read it but not enough yet to get it. have a fun weekend!

  4. LOVE the shoes! I’ve read Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and thought it was really good. I hope you enjoy it :) Glitch! I want to read it so bad! I hope you’ll drop by and see what I stacked on my shelves this week….

  5. Nice haul! I’m usually not into Graphic Novels, but since I’ve read a few House of Night novels, it might be worth checking out at least. I love the cover or Until I Die. Can’t wait to see what you think!

    Stéphanie from Tynga’s Reviews | Stacking the Shelves

  6. I don’t know what I like more-the awesome books, adorable shoes (my style!) or the photobook! Happy reading!
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  7. Great haul this week!! I love your Paris photo book. I would have spent hours working on it too. Those shoes are so cute!! Love them!!

  8. Great haul! I got Glitch last week from NetGalley, and I have to say I’m curious about this one. Hope you enjoy it! I have to say that I’m in love with your flat. Wish in could work in those. They seem so comfortable
    Happy Reading!
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  9. You got some really lovely things this week, I hope that you enjoy them all! I really want to read Glitch so I am so jealous that you have it …
    I heard some really great stuff about 172 Hours on the Moon, so I hope that it is a good read!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Love the shoes!
    Also enjoyed the Da Vinci Code.
    Enjoy your haul.
    Here’s my Stacking post. Stop by if you get a chance.

  11. I just went to Cat Patrick’s signing and got my copy of Revived signed! I’m definitely excited to read it :) I hope you enjoy all your other books, Glitch looks especially awesome!! 😀

  12. What an adorable post !! I absolutely LOVE those shoes! :) And you got some fabulous books as well! I also got the Taker last week (although will be showing this week on post, lol) I hope you enjoy all the great books!!

  13. YES!!! You got The Taker!!! You will LOVE IT! I just finished it this week and it’s now one of my all time favourite books! Can’t wait to hear what you think about it! Also, I’m in love with the shoes you bought! They are super adorable! :)

  14. Love those shoes! Yay for Glitch I received that one last week I can’t wait to dive into it also I still want to read The Taker and love the cover of Silence.

  15. I can’t wait to see the movie based on the Abraham Lincoln book!
    Happy Reading and thanks for joining Stacking The Shelves!

  16. The House of Night Graphic Novel looks great! Enjoy!

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  17. The photobook is really cute! I love that idea. Also, those shoes are really cute. They look like they would be super comfortable.
    Revived was really good, I enjoyed it much more than I was expecting.
    Enjoy all the awesome books you got this week. I have been hearing great things about Glitch.

  18. AWESOME haul! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!!!

    Happy Reading!

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  19. What a fantastic week!! I have Glitch, also and want to read it soon!

    Happy Reading!

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  20. Love the flats! So cute!

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is AWESOME! I just finished the audio book this week. I can’t wait for the movie.

    Glad you loved Divergent. Just wait until you read Insurgent. 😉

  21. Love the idea of the photobook. I must do this. :)
    And those shoes are so freaking cute!

  22. Oh wow ! You got some really lovely books this week ! :)
    Love the photobook thing ! 😀
    Hope you enjoy all your goodies :)

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  23. You sure got a lot of great books here! I’ve been in love with the cover of Silence since forever. I so want to get my hands on that book! Your photobook looks awesome as well. Enjoy reading!

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  24. These are some really awesome books! :) I’ve heard absolutely fantastic things about Distant Waves, Glitch, Revived, and Oppression so I hope you enjoy them because I really want those too and if you read Until I Die, just brace yourself for the ending.

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  25. There are a couple of great books there! Happy reading 😀 And the shoes are VERY cute.

  26. Ooooh, Glitch! That one’s on my Wishlist. Hope you enjoy all your new books (and shoes!).

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  27. Stepping Out of the Page says:

    Oh wow, you got so many great books! I have never seen that cover for The Taker before, but I really like it! Glitch sounds so good too! Oh, I LOVE those shoes too! 😀

    Steph @ Stepping Out of the Page

  28. I got Glitch a few weeks ago, but I haven’t gotten to read it yet. I am dying to read Oppression! Until I Die is amazing!!! I also love the Da Vinci Code. I hope you love all of your books! Please stop by my shelf if you get the chance!

  29. Ooh, I am really excited about Glitch! It looks great!

    I thought about requesting the graphic novel of House of Night out of curiosity but decided that I didn’t like the series enough to think about it anymore!

    Happy reading 😀

  30. Lots of crazy good stuff this week!! Ugh, I am so sick of House of Night. I think I read the first 7 books or something and I’m totally done with that series. LOL

  31. And thanks for the reminder to enter your giveaway. TOTALLY forgot about it. LOL

  32. You got some fantastic things this week.
    They are looking fantastic. I hope you enjoy reading all of your books. And what a lovely shoes. 😀

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