Stacking the Shelves 16

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How’s everyone’s summers treating them so far? It’s been a rainy few days here in Toronto – which is much needed after the hot dry July we had! A few things from this past week.. I swooned over the hotties of True Blood in Swoon-Worthy Sundays, shared the Top 10 posts most reflective of who I am in Top 10 Tuesday, my “I can’t believe it took me this long to read it” review of This Dark Endeavour, my recap of The Tutu Project – an art exhibit from the National Ballet and – the most exciting – my recap of The Bloggess’ visit to Toronto! Plus – only a few more days to enter for your chance to win a signed copy of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry!

Hmmmmm what else is new……? Oh. That’s right! I changed up my blog layout!! Quite different from my previous one, but I couldn’t resist this gorgeous design by Viva La Violette! What do you guys think?? :)



For Review


Mystic City by Theo Lawrence <– eARC for read & review from publisher.

The Black Isle by Sandi Tan <– eARC for read & review from publisher. I originally saw this featured by Christa (Hooked on Books) and couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of it till now. A creepy ghost story set in Shanghai? Sounds right up my alley!

On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves <– eARC for read & review from publisher. The premise for this sounds fantastic.. and how appropriate to go with my blog theme!

Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator by Jill Baguchinsky <– ARC for read & review from publisher. SO excited for this read! Those of you who know me know I LOVE the show Ghost Hunters and all kinds of ghost stories… this is perfect!



Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman <– Purchased on sale from Chapters. I enjoyed his other books like Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs (which I originally discovered after I read that Lost‘s Jorge Garcia enjoyed it!)

Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story (Divergent, 1.1) by Veronica Roth <– A small ebook telling Four’s POV! (Grab it for your ereader, here!)

The Marriage Price by Alma Katsu <– “Purchased” on Amazon Kindle when it was free for a few days. (Granted, it’s only $0.99 now)


Jubilee by Shelley Harris <– Won from Book Depository via Twitter! I forgot I won this and was so excited when it arrived. It sounds really interesting and kinda reminiscent of The Kite Runner – one of my favourite books!

 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 love the new look!! It’s a nice change!!

  2. Great books!! I have Mystic City too and it sounds great! I loved On the Island. (Make sure you have some tissues on hand) Spookygirl sounds awesome!!
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  3. I like the new design! Very pretty. :) Didn’t you just get a header and everything made for the last site? Like, recently? Either way, it’s gorgeous!

    I bought On the Island the other week! Can’t wait to read it! And I’ve heard Spookygirl is quite good … awesome books!

    Enjoy the reads, Michele!
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  4. Awesome haul. They all look great. I hope you enjoy them! This design is really nice. I love it. Happy Reading!

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  5. I like the layout, it’s really pretty. Some really interesting looking books in there.
    Happy reading.
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  6. Great haul!! I can’t wait to read Mystic City. I asked for an ebook arc but was turned down because I am not in North American : ( Never mind! I shall get it when it comes out!! Have fun reading : )

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  7. A nice haul! I have just finished Mystic City..

    Happy reading!

    Sharon –
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  8. The new layout is sooo pretty! :) I like! Can’t wait to see what you think of Mystic City – it’s on my wishlist. I’m going to have to check out The Black Isle & Jubilee, they both sound really interesting. Great stack! Happy reading. :)
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  10. Love the cover for Mystic City! And this layout is gorgeous.
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  11. Awesome haul! I can’t wait to read Mystic City by Theo Lawrence. The cover looks absolutely amazing as well. :)
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  12. Mystic City and Spookygirl sound interesting, I will have to check them out. Congrats on you win :)

    Check out my haul

  13. enjoy all

    i love the layout and happy reading\
    where i stacked my shelf
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  14. Oohh Mystic City! I think I requested that off Netgalley about 3 times and they still deny me. 😛 And I got Free Four this week too! I can’t wait to read a chapter from his perspective.
    Great haul! I hope you enjoy all the books you got! ^__^
    Btw, love the new layout! 😀

    My Haul
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  15. I’ve got my eye on Mystic City, for when it comes out. Wait, I think I pre-ordered it already!

    I thought about getting Free Four but I wasn’t sure about it…
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