Book Haul: Stacking the Shelves #24

stacking the shelves

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! Join the meme at Tynga’s Reviews!

For the week of October 7-13, 2012

Hey Book Nerds!! A weekly recap of all the posts are listed below. Make sure to drop by and comment! I love reading your comments and feedback <3

Weekly Updates

The Blog looking all Halloween-y!

Book Nerd DesignsIf you take a look, the blog has a mini revamp! It’s all Halloweenified! (Yes I made that up.) Doesn’t it feel more festive? I added little bats on the logo, as well as change the tag line. I’m aiming to make this blog be more about book, and not just book reviews 😀 I also wanted to add a little question on each review so everyone can answer and comment more.

Annnnddd THANK YOU to all my Twitter followers, Book Nerd Canada has hit 1000+ followers! *throws confetti* As a thank you, I’m giving away two books valued at $10 on Go on and enter if you haven’t already!

As for my shopping purchases, I believe buying books in moderation works well for me. I did a call out on Twitter asking if anyone wanted to come with me, and @mabrooks4 I found out lived in my city! Whoo! So we headed on over to the Chapters that I always frequent, and I spent only $26 on two books. Those bargain sections are dangerous, but I had a limit. Limits are good 😀 Also, both my boyfriend and bestie surprised me with books that I’ve been dying to get. (Sweetie pies!)

And as always I am taking design requests, as well. My prices should be up soon-ish!


  1. Kelly

    October 16, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    totally awesome haul! I’m so behind with my books!

  2. Veronika

    October 16, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Nice haul! I’m dying to read Alice in Zombieland!

  3. Suz Reads

    October 15, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Wow! You have such great books listed here! I can’t wait to read your review of Throne of Glass!

  4. Erika

    October 15, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Great group of books! I just read Alice in Zombieland in a day and just loved it! Also CAN’T WAIT to read Rebel Heart! Mixed reviews…but still can’t wait to read it! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Devon

    October 15, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    cool haul of books. Can’t wait to see what u think of some of them. Happy Reading =)

  6. Devon

    October 15, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    gook haul of books. Can’t wait to see what u think of some of them. Happy Reading =)

  7. SweetMarie83

    October 15, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    Awesome haul as always, Giselle! I think you’re smart to limit yourself without having a complete ban. That way you still save money but you’re not completely depriving yourself. I like the new Halloween design, too! 🙂

  8. Maida @ Literary Love Affair

    October 14, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    I am looking forward to reading Alice in Zombieland and Throne of Glass! I have heard amazing things about them so I am excited to see how they turn out for me! Amazing haul this week! I can’t wait to see your reviews. Enjoy all your books! 🙂 And thanks for stopping by My StS post! 

    ~ Maida

  9. Jessirae @ Words, Pages, and Books

    October 14, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Amazing book haul! I absolutely adored Throne of Glass! I’ve also been dying to read Mark of Athena, Velveteen and Alice in Zombieland! Hope you enjoy <3

  10. Tiff @ Escaping... One Book @ a Time

    October 14, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    What amazing books!! I loved Alice in Zombieland btw! I need to pick up a copy of Velveteen <3 I have heard amazing things about it! I hope that you enjoy all of your new pretties <3
    If you have a moment here is my Weekly Report

  11. Liza @ Reading with ABC

    October 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Beautiful and awesome books! I LOVE Throne of Glass, I hope you do too. Happy reading!

    Liza’s Shelves

  12. Tiff @ MostlyYALit

    October 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    I love the new design, and your friend/bf are so nice to gift you with books! =)

    Let me know when you’re starting Throne of Glass, that’s on my list, too!

  13. Katie B

    October 14, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Fabulous books this week! I have yet to read anything by Rick Riordan but I’ve been meaning to. I will have to get my hands on some of his books. Happy reading!

    Here’s my Stacking The Shelves!

  14. Alina P.

    October 14, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Great books! have fun reading them!

  15. Tiffa

    October 14, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    I love the new Halloween look – it’s so cute! 😀
    You’ll have to say if Alice in Zombieland is any good – I’d love to read a review of it – I’m not sure whether to get it or not. ^.^
    Thanks for this post! 😀 <3

  16. Sarah O

    October 14, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    I wish people gave me books! It’s a good thing I like to reread my stuff or else I’d be broke. And by that I mean I have such a terrible memory that half the time I can’t even remember who ends up being evil. Even though I’ve been on more of a contemporary kick, I really want to read Throne of Glass and Alice in Zombieland. You just made me realize that I haven’t bought any books in like 10 months. I really don’t have the money for it and so I got some for my birthday and for Christmas and borrowed a lot from people. So close to being done school. Then I can make all the money and buy all the books.

  17. Haraiah

    October 14, 2012 at 4:17 AM

    Great haul, great books! I’m currently reading The Mark of Athena and very much loving it! I think there will be five books for Heroes of Olympus. Alice in Zombieland is up next on my list. I can’t wait to read it! Have a great week in books!

  18. Felicia

    October 14, 2012 at 4:03 AM

    Great haul!! You always get awesome books! Can’t wait to read Alice In Zombieland and Mark of Athena (Love the series!). I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts about these books!
    Enjoy reading 🙂

  19. Booking It With Hayley G

    October 14, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    I’ve been meaning to pick up Swear at work, got it on bargain right? Just wait, there are a TON of Harper Teen titles going on bargain for Christmas!

    Enjoy your goodies!

  20. Jason

    October 14, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    aww thanks for the shout out baby!!!! you know I love spoiling you with books lol. glad you love it and great post and design as usual 🙂 love you

  21. Kim

    October 13, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    Fantastic haul! Yay for Mark of Athena! It’s actually not the last book in the series so thank god for that or I would seriously start crying haha! c: Alice in Zombieland looks AMAZING and that cover! I’m in love <3 Hope you enjoy all your books this week and thanks for stopping by : )

  22. Zino

    October 13, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    I’m reading The Mark of Athena right now and loving it! hope you enjoy it as well 🙂

  23. Nilka

    October 13, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Still didn’t finish reading Blood Red Road,so I have to wait to read Rebel Hearts!
    Awesome books you got there,though!

  24. Lee @ Rally the Readers

    October 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Great haul! I can’t wait to read Rebel Heart; I loved Blood Red Road! Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by!

  25. Crystal

    October 13, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    I love your Halloween background! So awesome!! Congrats on the win!! I still need to read Throne of Glass, but I hope to soon =) I hope you enjoy everything! I really need to get Rebel Heart!!

    Our StS for the week =)

  26. Lauren

    October 13, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Great haul for you this week! I can’t wait to get my hands on Velveteen, it looks so good!
    I love the Halloween-ness 🙂

    My Stacking the Shelves

  27. Chapter by Chapter

    October 13, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    You got some great books! Your BFF and manboyfriend have great taste in books for you 🙂 Congrats on the win! I’m dying to get a copy of that book. I hope you enjoy what you got this week! Happy reading 🙂

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    What we got this week!

  28. Maria @ Fantasy's Ink

    October 13, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    I also won Throne of Glass from Razorbill, can’t wait to start it! Velveteen also looks pretty good.

    My Haul

  29. Stella C

    October 13, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    I think I will love Throne of Glass. It sounds right up my alley. Love the fact you got Rebel Heart as well.

  30. Erika

    October 13, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Throne of Glass was good! Oh and Alice in Zombieland looks awesome too. I noticed the Halloween theme, very festive 🙂

  31. Carmen B.

    October 13, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Awesome haul! I really really want to read Velveteen and Throne of Glass! I heard mixed things about both so now I’m all the more curious. And I love the cover for Swear, I had never heard of that one before but now I have to check it out!
    The Halloween design is awesome by the way 😉
    Thanks for stopping by my post earlier, and happy reading!

  32. Inky

    October 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Holy Cow! AWESOME HAUL!!!! Rebel Hearts! EEEP! I just finished Mark of Athena…*squee*! Can’t wait to get my hands on Alice! Fabulous haul! 😀
    <3 Inky@ Book Haven Extraordinaire

  33. The Bumble Girl

    October 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Alice in Zombieland is one of my faves of this year too! I love the look of the finished copy, the green is awesome! I must get myself a copy soon 🙂
    Lots of great books this week, thanks for sharing!!!

    • The Bumble Girl

      October 13, 2012 at 12:50 PM

      PS, I tried doing a book ban too, and was definitely not successful, lol! What I do now – I limit myself to just $20 a week, which allows me to get one (sometimes 2) book per week – and I’m really happy with it! I still get to go to the bookstore(s) and I still get to get something 🙂
      Hope you find what works for you soon!

  34. Sugar & Snark

    October 13, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    I just want to say that the pics of your books are always beautiful! Enjoy 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by!

  35. Ivana

    October 13, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Awesome haul! I’m waiting for my Alice to arrive, can’t wait to read it. Enjoy all your new books 🙂
    Ivana @ Willing to See Less

  36. Christy Maurer

    October 13, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Rebel Heart was so good! I got an ARC and devoured it! I cannot wait for the next one. If I had a magic wand, I’d zap all the sequels to the books I love to me!

  37. andrea hetlsley

    October 13, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Envy and Swear both look great! I got Alice in Zombieland too! here is my sts:

  38. Janina (@Synchro_Reading)

    October 13, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    The Mark of Athena was amazing!!! 🙂 And I can’t wait to read Throne of Glass and Velveteen and I really need to get on reading Blood Red Road! Awesome, Awesome haul 🙂

    My Haul 🙂

  39. Mel@thedailyprophecy

    October 13, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Alice in Zombieland & Throne of glass! I really want to read the first one and I LOVED the last one <3

    Lovely new layout! 😀

  40. Grace Fonseca

    October 13, 2012 at 7:51 AM

    I love the cover for Through Indigo’s Eyes, which is brand spanking new to me. Great haul. Come visit me too…

  41. Jamie @ The Paranormal Palace

    October 13, 2012 at 7:43 AM

    Great stash! I’m on the waiting list at my library for Alice. I LOVED Throne of Glass and I got Mark of Athena last week! Happy reading 🙂

  42. Sabina

    October 13, 2012 at 5:25 AM

    You always get fantastic books! I look forward to the reviews!! <3

    Thanks for stopping by my STS

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  43. Kiss @ kisskitkatey

    October 13, 2012 at 5:08 AM

    Awesome stash G! <3

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