Monday, November 17, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (141)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

I got some awesome books this week, but my posting has still been lacking. I am still trying to kick this cold. 

Borrowed from the Library
Horrorstör- Grady Hendrix 
In A Handful of Dust-Mindy McGinnis
Remember Me- Romily Bernard
City of Heavenly Fire- Cassandra Clare (Again- didn't get to it last time)

Kindle (Free books)
The Darkest Minds- Alexandra Bracken
Mud Puddle- Robert Munch

What did you get in your mailbox?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Review of Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

Title: Inedible 
Author: Dawn Metcalf
Source: Ontario Blogger Meetup goody bag
Series:  Yes
Rating: 1/5

Goodreads Summary:

Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.

Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future...and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.

This cover is what first grabbed my attention with this book and then the synopsis sounded interested. The story as a whole fell flat for me as a whole unfortunately. 

The main female protagonist was a whiny, wimp and she drove me crazy. Ink was not much better, I also felt like the story was not explained well. There was a lot happening but not a lot of explanation as to why it was happening or how Ink basically became Ink.

This book took me quite awhile to get through and I will not continue on with the series.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (140)

I am really sorry about the lack of posting this week. I got hit hard with a awful cold/flu and I was not doing much of anything besides sleeping. The good news is I got two books in the mail this week plus my awesome husband went to the library for me (he's a keeper).

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

For Review
The Boy Who Drew Monsters- Keith Donohue
I'll Meet you There- Heather Demetrios 

Borrowed from the Library
Y: The Last Man volume 3- Brian K. Vaughan
Rumble- Ellen Hopkins
Kiss of Broken Glass- Madeleine Kuderick
The Dolls- Kiki Sullivan 
Annihilation- Jeff Vandermeer 

What did you get in your mailbox?

Monday, November 3, 2014

October Wrap Up

This list looks like I read a crazy amount, but a lot of these books were graphic novels and comic books. I bought a lot of comic books from the local used bookstore who is closing down and so I tried to read them shortly after buying them to keep my TBR from growing too much by my additional purchases.

The List
The Demon King- Cinda Williams Chima
The Bronze Horseman- Paullina Simons
Inedible- Dawn Metcalf
Rules of Civility- Amor Towles
Horns- Joe Hill

The other goals I setting for myself this month:
1) Buy less books than I read
2) Donate at least one book
3) Re-read at least one book

Borrowed: 14
Books I own: 13
E-Books: 3
Total: 27

Bird Box- Josh Malerman
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy- Douglas Adams 
The Crane Wife- Patrick Ness
Astro Boy: Movie Prequel- Scott Tipton
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe- Fannie Flagg
Horns- Joe Hill
Rush- Lucia Jordan
The Farm- Tom Rob Smith
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (The Magic Within #94)- Tania Del Rio
Divergent: The Ultimate Quiz Book Game- Sarah Davids
The Kiss of Deception- Mary E. Pearson
Inside- Alex Ohlin 
Lucille- Ludovic Debeurme 
Honey and Clover Vol 1- Chica Umino
On The Fence- Kasie West
Essex County Vol 1- Jeff Lemire 
The Graveyard Book Vol 1- Neil Gaiman 
Dark Horse Comics (incl James Bond part 3/4, Godzilla Blast From the Past part 1/2, Who is X Part 3/ 3 and Predator part 1/3)- Multiple writers
Yolo- Lauren Myracle
Fables Vol 1: Legends in Exile- Bill Willingham
3:AM Kisses- Addison Moore
Fantastic Mr. Fox- Roald Dahl
Vampires of Manhattan- Melissa De La Cruz
In The Island- Tracey Garvis-Graves
Top Secret Twenty-One- Janet Evanovich
The City of Ember- Jeanne DuPrau
Top Secret Twenty One- Janet Evanovich 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November TBR

My TBR for September and October completely flopped so I am switching the books on my TBR in the hopes I get through my TBR this month.

The List
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece- Annabel Pitcher
Obsidian- Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Bronze Horseman- Paulina Simons
The Demon King- Cinda Williams Chima

The other goals I setting for myself this month:
1) Buy less books than I read
2) Donate at least one book
3) Re-read at least one book