13 February, 2013

Stacked (5)

I know, I know. Super late. I have a good reason.

Stacked is our sister site's mailbox sharing weekly feature.


I just went to three signings in three days. 
My new Barnes & Noble member card has just paid for itself.

The one most likely to make me cry: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Also the book that has most consistently saved my life since 1999. The brilliant movie version is now on DVD & Bluray! (I bought one of each but have to wait until Aly comes over to watch the film again because I know I am going to cry a lot during. If you haven't seen it yet, get ready to feel ALL the feelings.)

The debut: Jessica Khoury's Origin which incidentally looks amazing with Thuy's hands. (ARC)

The sequel: Was Marie Lu's Legend this steamy? Because Prodigy is... whooo! (Bought)

The one I didn't want to put down even though page 70 is missing from the ARC:
Rift -- the sequel is Rise -- by Andrea Cremer. (Bought the latter)
I don't think I can actually read faster than she writes; she has 4 books coming out this year.

Missing from this photo: Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff because I already loaned it out.
The Space Between and The Curiosities made it home. Dunno where The Replacement went!
I think I loaned it out last year and never got it back. Maybe next time. (Bought PV)

And Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter. (Bought)
Now if I can just figure out where I stashed the first two books I'll be all set. -___-

Middle Grade:

Jungle Jenny by Jane Hancock (Ordered from publisher)
My English teacher from 9th grade--who inspires me still!

Vanishing Acts by Leslie Margolis (Bought from Once Upon a Time)
(and I just realized I'm missing one)

The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell (Bought at OUaT)

The Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher -- not out until June! From the author.

The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson (ARC from the publisher)

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner (Bought at OUaT)

These were all the amazing authors who were so kind to help us with our mystery event, Get a Clue!
The shop still has signed copies and will ship, so give them a call at 818 248 9668. 

Missing from this photo: The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey
and its sequel The Magician's Tower because it won't be out until February 26.

But I want it now!

For review:

Hysteria by Megan Miranda

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black

These look scrumptious. And I may have dropped a cat treat in their general vicinity.

Illustrated by Francesca Carabelli

This was, in fact, in my mailbox--if you review picture books and would like to be on the blog tour, please let me know! Email frootjoos at gmail dot com.

Downloaded from Audible:

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Read by Rebecca Soler

Ok, I know I keep telling people I hated Cinder. I did! I threw my iPod across the room a few times. (Good thing it's so tough.) It was a good book though... and it had a good reader, so I'll listen to the sequel. 

City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster
Read by Shannon McManus

They had me at the title. I don't actually know what it's about. This better be good!

All right, I think I'm done for the day. What did you get in your mailbox?


  1. Omg so many amazing books I don't even know what to say except maybe I'm glad we are friends so I can borrow. oh and I havent seen perks yer in case you do movie night. :)

  2. Are you free Friday? Come on over. Since we will likely be doing family stuff down south on Sat I bargained for Pizza Night with AlyBee and Marianne W. (penwallace)

  3. SO. I popped the blu-ray code [PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER] into iTunes and now I have an HD copy of Perks downloading ... slowly. Kinda makes up for it not being a combo pack because all I would have done with the DVD is rip it so I can watch it on my iPad.

    I want to make a haul post but it would really be just to congratulate me for remembering to buy the Septys book OUT OF THE EASY. Also very proud of the fact that I didn't grab anything in excess of PERKS and EASY.

  4. Sweet! And I'm proud of you, David :D Restraint...

  5. i think i have plans sadly, but i will let you know if they change.