A whole month has gone by since my last Stacking the Shelves post… it’s been relatively quiet on the blog here but hasn’t been so quiet in real life. Since my last StS post, I’ve been to Calgary/Banff and New York, the Ontario Blogger Meet-Up has come and gone and.. oh yeah, I got to meet The Oatmeal and Mike freakin’ Ross from Suits! Yup. Patrick J. Adams. Love. Link to recaps below!
Otherwise, just trying to get back into the swing of things on here and get these long awaited reviews written and posted finally!
These Past Four Weeks on Just a Lil’ Lost…
- Patrick J. Adam’s Sea/Land photography exhibit (where my fangirl self freaked out at the fact that he tweeted out the link to my recap to all his fans!)
— Patrick J Adams (@halfadams) October 22, 2013
- The Oatmeal’s book signing of Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants (where he remembered meeting me at BEA!)
- The 2013 Ontario Book Blogger Meet-Up
- Book Buzz TO 2013 mix & mingle with 10 authors!
- Brunch Book Club for Ready Player One (the Boozey Banff edition!)
- Cover reveal for Jodi Lamm’s Titan Magic sequel: Titan Magic – Body & Soul
Let Me Off at the Top! by Ron Burgundy | For read & review from the publisher.
The Rude Story of English by Tom Howell | For read & review from the publisher.
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer | For read & review from the publisher. SO EXCITED FOR THIS!!!
For read & review from the publisher via Netgalley:
Nil by Lynne Matson | Cursed (Voodoo Nights, #1) by Lizzy Ford | Imposter (Variants, #1) by Susanne Whittaker | Witch Finder (Witch Finder, #1) by Ruth Warburton | Fine Young Gentlemen by C.W. Slater | Alice in Tumblr-land by Tim Manley (Look out for my review on this book tomorrow!) | Thumbprint by Joe Hill (Great graphic novel short story. Review to come shortly.) | Five Ghosts, Vol. 1: The Haunting of Fabian Gray by Frank J. Barbiere | The Cage by Martin Vaughn-James (I’ve started it, and it’s definitely a strange and unconventional type of graphic “novel”.)
Allegiant (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth | Of course I had to pre-order the final installment of this series.
My Strand Bookstore / Kate Spade “surprise” grab bag. Ordered online with different categories: food, photography, fashion, art or travel. I picked photography and got a fantastic Strand/Kate Spade tote bag, two hardcover books (Marilyn Monroe: An Appreciation by Eve Arnold and Graphis Fine Art Photography by B.Martin Pedersen , a Moleskine notebook and a Strand mug and pouch. Maybe not quite entirely worth the $100 I spent but I do love the tote bag.
Gifted/Swapped from the Book Blogger Meet-Up: Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (from Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada), The Archived by Victoria Schwab (from Avery @ Avery’s Book Nook), Better to Wish by Ann M. Martin (from Christa @ More Than Just Magic), Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston (from Hayley @ Booking It With Hayley G), Prodigy by Marie Lu (Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada), The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (Gah! I’m so sorry, I’m blanking who gifted this to me), The Loop by Shandy Lawson (from Ciara @ Lost at Midnight Reviews), Witch & Wizard by James Patterson (from Meaghan @ Feeling a Little Bookish), Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen (from Indigo @ Adventures in YA Fiction), The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas (from Meaghan @ Feeling a Little Bookish), The Lost Chronicles by Mark Cotta Vaz (from Rachelia @ Bookish Comforts). – Thank you everyone!
Gifted in the goodie bag from the Book Blogger Meet-Up: Takedown by Allison van Diepen (from publisher to organizers when author was originally planning to attend), The Blessings by Elise Juska, 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil, The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa, The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey, Apparition by Gail Gallant, The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
*phew* A busy month of books! What did you get this week?