Stacking The Shelves & What I'm Reading

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme being hosted by Tynga's Reviews, while Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Dolce Bellezza this month (see Mailbox Monday for each month's host). Both memes are all about sharing the books you've added to your shelves - physical and virtual, borrowed and bought. It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey, and it's focused on what's in your hands, as opposed to what's on your shelf.

With an average of two reads per week scheduled into the middle of August, I've been trying to hold off on adding to the TBR pile, but a pair of pleasant surprises arrived in the mail this week.

Emperor of Thorns
by Mark Lawrence
Hardcover, 448 pages
Expected publication: August 6th 2013 by Ace Hardcover

Acquired via the author . . . signed, no less!

Christian Nation: A Novel
by Frederic C. Rich
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: July 1st 2013 by W.W. Norton & Company

Acquired via publisher/publicist.

Armed with an Amazon giftcard I won via the ARTifacts project, I also did a little shopping this week:


As for what we're reading, the team has reviews coming up over the next 2 weeks for:

What's topping your shelves this week?


  1. EMPEROR OF THORNS,CROWN OF VENGEANCE seem like something I'd enjoy too, Bob

  2. I have a couple blogger buddies' books I downloaded this week I want to start on soon.

  3. Awesome haul! I actually haven't heard of any of these so thanks for bringing them to my attention.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. I'm really intrigued by the cover of Christian Nation, and I'm dying to get my hands on a copy of Unfettered. I know what you mean about the TBR pile, I'm in over my head right now too! Thanks for visiting:)

  5. I LOVE going on Amazon and exploring all of the ebooks. I swear I have loaded my tablets/Kindle with soo many of them and I love them all. Almost all of too. Both sites are rather addicting.
    Enjoy all of your fabulous books Bob. Have a great Sunday :)
    What's On Bella's Shelf?

  6. so many new books, I hope you'll like them all. Happy reading!

  7. I've been working on my TBR pile lately so know what you mean about trying to hold off adding any new titles, but book surprises are always good! Enjoy!

  8. Oh, the joy of an Amazon gift card! Hope you enjoy your picks...and here's MY SUNDAY UPDATES/MAILBOX MONDAY

    and my reading week at MY MONDAY READING POST

  9. I'm intrigued with Christian Nation. I wonder if the author's position is for, or against, Christianity. It's become such a volatile subject, this faith in which I believe.

  10. Hmmm, I read about it in the link you provided and I can now see his position. In my opinion, it's too bad when someone takes the view that being a Christian means being controlling. I think it's all but forgotten that our Pledge of Allegiance says One nation, Under God...and that our money says In God We Trust.

    However, I don't mean to expound on your blog. Just thinking out loud here as my curiosity is picqued by that title. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Good selection of titles you have. I haven't read any of those, so I love to have folks introduce me to new books. Have a great week reading!

  12. Enjoy! all of your new books.

  13. ENJOY your books.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  14. Amazon GC's are one of my favorite things!! Hope you enjoy all your books!
    Here's My Mailbox

  15. Gift cards are a dangerous and wonderful thing. Enjoy all of your new reads!

  16. Wow - some intense covers there. Enjoy the books. Hope they are as intense as the covers look. :)

    My Reading Week

  17. I still haven't started Mark Lawrence's series but I hope I will have time for it soon. I hope you will enjoy The King Of Thorns.
    Happy reading! Hope you enjoy them all!
    Thanks for stopping by my STS

  18. Nice haul! I think I may have to get Unfettered when I have some extra money. Some great authors worked on it! Enjoy the books!
    Here are my newest additions .

  19. WOW to your mailbox! Enjoy your new goodies!


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