Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, and is a fun way to share your book haul with other readers and bloggers! This is my last Stacking the Shelves of 2013, how sad! I usually only do a book haul post once every two weeks, so anything I get from now until the end of the year will show up on my first Stacking the Shelves of 2014.
I (supposedly) won a copy of Starter House from Library Thing, but it hasn’t shown up yet. I hope I get it, because I’m super excited to dive into that one. It’s been a month since I got the email telling me I’d won a copy, so I’m hoping the holidays are slowing things down, and it will arrive any day! Meanwhile, I only received two e-ARCs, but I’m very excited about both of them:
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman. Release date: February 18 2014 (Scribner). Alice Hoffman was one of my favorite authors before I started blogging. Up to that point, I had read all of her books, and she’s written a lot, over twenty-five or so. But blogging changed my reading habits, and so I’ll admit I haven’t read anything new of Hoffman’s since July 2011. Luckily, the publisher (via Edelweiss) approved me for her newest title, yay! If you love magic realism, beautiful prose and stories that twist and turn, you’ll love Alice Hoffman. Remember the movie Practical Magic with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman? That’s based on Hoffman’s book.
She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick. Release date: April 22 2014 (Roaring Brook Press). I’m still trying to find time to read Midwinterblood (and I will!), so I was excited to see this book on NetGalley. Thank you Roaring Brook Press! This story doesn’t seem to have any fantastical elements in it, like Sedgwick’s other books, but who knows?
That’s it for me! I’d love to hear what’s on your shelves this week!