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Stacking the Shelves #2

 

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and, of course, ebooks!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!


So, earlier this week, I went into the Dollarama near me to grab some supplies for our home office. I walked through the book section ( Which is also part of the office supplies ) and the Jasper Fforde book ‘The Last Dragonslayer‘ caught my eye. I knew the name because my best friend is in love with his book ‘Shades of Grey‘, which I have been meaning to pick up. Not to mention, when you open the book, a long, gorgeous dragon tail goes across the dust jacket. So when I saw this, I grabbed it, only to find ‘Half Bad‘ behind it. I was a little in shock. I know a few people in the states who have found amazing books in a dollar store, but this was my first time! I paid $1.50 for them both!

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I won some books from Indigo Events on Twitter, and I didn’t know what they would be until they came in. They arrived yesterday, and I am REALLY excited for them both. One is a Cook Book, ‘Street Food Diaries‘, which has some AMAZING food in it. Every time I look through it, it makes me hungry. It also makes me excited for my trip to Toronto this Summer. I know I am going to be able to try some amazing new foods there. ‘The Jaguar’s Children‘ is the second book that came, which is a new book that came out this past January. It is the first fiction book from an author who normally writes non-fiction. It sounds A LOT different from what I normally read, but I am really curious about the book. I will put the description of the book from Goodreads down below. You will see a review of the book coming up next month. Thanks a bunch Indigo Events!

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From the best-selling author of The Tiger and The Golden Spruce, this debut novel is a gripping survival story of a young man trapped, perhaps fatally, during a border crossing.

Héctor is trapped. The water truck, sealed to hide its human cargo, has broken down. The coyotes have taken all the passengers’ money for a mechanic and have not returned. Those left behind have no choice but to wait.
Héctor finds a name in his friend César’s phone. AnniMac. A name with an American number. He must reach her, both for rescue and to pass along the message César has come so far to deliver. But are his messages going through?

Over four days, as water and food run low, Héctor tells how he came to this desperate place. His story takes us from Oaxaca — its rich culture, its rapid change — to the dangers of the border. It exposes the tangled ties between Mexico and El Norte — land of promise and opportunity, homewrecker and unreliable friend. And it reminds us of the power of storytelling and the power of hope, as Héctor fights to ensure his message makes it out of the truck and into the world.

 

The most exciting books that came in the mail this week, are absolutely my stunning, amazing, and BRIGHT new Hunger Games book – UK editions. I love them so much. The hunger Games is one of my favorite series, and I had to own these editions. I had my eye on them for quite some time, so I finally splurged and grabbed them from The Book Depository. I can’t wait to add some more different editions of the series to my collection!

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I can’t wait to see what everyone is adding to their shelves! If you want to join in on the fun, take a peek here!

Sarah LeBlanc

<p>★ Borderline battler ★ Bookish lover ★ Hunger Games fanatic ★ Jodi Meadows Fangirl ★ Raising Awareness of Mental Health and BPD ★</p>

  • Brydie Walker Bain

    Hi Sarah,

    I wonder if you might be interested in reviewing an action adventure young adult ebook called The Secret of Sinbad’s Cave. Imagine Famous Five crossed with Treasure Island set in New Zealand – with a mystical twist. Here’s a quick synopsis:

    Nat Sheppard’s world is turned upside down on the first day of the school holidays by the discovery of a secret room containing cave maps with clues to an ancient treasure. But Nat and her friends soon discover they’re not the only ones chasing the jewels. Professional treasure hunters are on the trail – and they’re prepared to eliminate anyone in their way.

    I can send you a PDF of the book if you’re interested.

    Thank you so much for your time.

    Warm regards,

    Brydie Walker Bain
    Waitomo Caves
    New Zealand

    July 24, 2015 at 7:52 pm Reply

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