Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It is a meme to showcase the books that we have bought, borrowed, received for review, or were given as a gift (basically to show off any book that we acquired). As well, I will tell you a bit about the what has been going on this week and what you can expect from me in the upcoming week!
This Week’s Book Haul
The ever so lovely Dani from Dani Reviews Things gifted me a copy of Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard, the sequel to Red Queen (a book I immensely enjoyed reading in 2015). I seems the stack of books I need to read keeps growing, but my actual reading slows down every single week. The amount of books I’ve been reading is a sad, very sad, low number.
I also got a package from Abrams and Chronicle Books which brought to me On the Edge of Gone by Coninne Duyvis and The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters. I’ve read Corinne’s debut novel Otherbound and was really impressed with it, so I’m hoping I’ll enjoy On the Edge of Gone just as much, if not more! I have a mad case of insta-cover-love going on for this book, I just LOVE the colors combined and the contrasts: it’s gorgeous. The Steep and Thorny Way is a RETELLING. Boy, don’t I love retellings! And get this, it’s a retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Now my little inner-literary-university bug did a little jig upon seeing this book when I opened this package.
I also got some mail from the awesomesauce Jamie from Books and Ladders. My friends got my back, haha. It was an envelope filled with bookmarks and other spare swag she had. I am going to try and create a swag binder, to showcase all the swag I saved up the 3 years (almost, only a week more and then I’ve been blogging for THREE YEARS already!) I’ve been blogging, and I’m hoping to be able to give this swag a nice place soon.
Last Week’s Posts
I wrote a post about my workouts, and the reason why I’m putting so much time in it. Those of you that follow my blog might’ve seen me mention running or HIIT training every now and then, and because I am more than my love for books I decided to share. I had wanted to share for a while now, and I know that it isn’t really within the whole realm of books that I normally post about, but it’s something that’s important to me. It didn’t get as much response as I would’ve liked for it to get, but in a way I also expected it because it literally has nothing to do with books, and I know not everyone is as into sports as I am.
I also posted a Top 10 Tuesday, I shared 10 books that I read (and loved) but hadn’t talked about in a while. This was FUN! It is so easy to forget some books, even though you loved them a lot, because we read SO MUCH. So it was really nice to talk about those books for a while.
What to Expect from Next Week
I’m hoping reviews! Can’t promise much, because most of the reading I do is university reading, but I did finish The Love that Split the World this week, and I’m halfway into Earth’s End. I’m currently reading Wuthering Heights for British Literature, and then have another book to read for Amercian Literature *sighs*
What it comes down to is that I’m pretty damn busy, and am trying my best to juggle everything: university, sports, reading, and blogging. However, I WILL THRIVE! And try my hardest to keep creating good content for you all!