Book Haul: Stacking the Shelves #25

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 14-20, 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

Made the mistake of buying Envy by Elizabeth Miles, but that’s okay because the UK cover is gorgeeeeeouuuus! I can’t wait for the Ontario Book Blogger Meet-Up! If you’re going, just let me know in the comments. I’d love to meet you in person.

So many things happened on the blog this week, make sure to check out all the giveaways. There are tons going on at the moment. Also make sure to comment on any of my reviews. I love reading everyone’s comments.

Until next week Book Nerds! *Salutes*


Bought online at

A Song of Fire and Ice by George R. R. Martin

Envy by Elizabeth Miles

Bought in-store at Indigo

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Thank you Sourcebooks

A Bad Day For Voodoo by Jeff Strand

Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin and Illustrated by Lisa Brown

Horrid Henry And The Zombie Vampire
by Francesca Simon and Illustrated by Tony Ross

Horrid Henry’s Monster Movie
by Francesca Simon and Illustrated by Tony Ross

Thank you Random House Canada

Rebel Heart by Moira Young

Thank you Simon and Schuster USA

Red Rain by R.L. Stine

Requested from Thomas Allen and Son

Blind Spot by Laura Ellen

Thank you Harper Collins Canada

Lauren Conrad Beauty by Lauren Conrad,
Kristin Ess, Amy Nadine, Elise Loehnen


  1. Ashtrie

    February 16, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    wow, I don’t know that RL Stine still writing books ;p
    How lucky you’re got that from the publisher…..
    I remember my shiver reading goosebump when I was a kid (“,)v

  2. Lina

    February 14, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    wow..just finish the first book,a game of thrones 🙂
    Now start with a clash of king..and I love the tv show.
    I wish 31st march will come sooner >.<
    happy reading

  3. Avery @ Avery's Book Nook

    November 4, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    NOOOOOOO! I didn’t know you could buy The Game of Thrones in a 6-book box set! I only have a 4 book box set!

  4. Lisa @ Lost in Literature

    October 26, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Wow, so many goodies!!! Hope you enjoy them all! I’m dying to read Obsidian and Onyx… I really need to make time for them very soon! 🙂

  5. Montana @ The Book Belles

    October 25, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    Onyx is amazing and Beauty looks really good 🙂 Great haul!

  6. Karina A.

    October 22, 2012 at 6:12 AM

    Great books! I’m excited about Blind Spot. I heard it’s good. Love the cover of Envy! Happy reading! 🙂

  7. Jaime Lester

    October 21, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    I am most excited to see what you think of A Bad Day for Voodoo. I can’t wait to have the chance to read it. It sounds incredibly funny! And the cover for Envy is absolutely gorgeous! Another great haul!

  8. elena

    October 21, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    One of my goals for this year is to finish Game of Thrones but I’m not sure if I can do it! Perpetually stuck on page 400 while everyone zips through the series. I hope you fare better than me and enjoy your books, Giselle. <3

    • Giselle

      November 1, 2012 at 2:20 AM

      I hope so too..I did read the entire LOTR trilogy pretty quickly.. LOVE fantasy 😀

  9. elena

    October 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    One of my goals for this year is to finish Game of Thrones, WILL I DO IT? There’s only two months left but probably not, perpetually stuck on page 400. I hope you fare better than I do (people seem to zip through it!) and enjoy all your books, Giselle! <3

  10. Chrystal @ Snowdrop Dreams of Books

    October 21, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    What a great variety of genres this week. Blind Spot looks so good, wish I had thought to request a copy. Perhaps my library will have a copy in soon. 🙂 ENJOY!

  11. Natalia Belikov

    October 21, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Amazing bookhaul Giselle!! <3333333333
    Enjoy them all and happy reading! Never saw that copy of Envy before! totally beautiful! =D

  12. Sarah O

    October 21, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    I was given A Game of Thrones for my birthday last year and still haven’t read it for some reason. I think it’s because part of me knows that if I start, and love it, I’ll want to read the entire series immediately. The problem is that I started watching the tv series first, so I don’t want to read past the point of what they’ve shown. I know it’s silly, especially since the show will go on for years longer, but I’d rather stick to the order I started with. I think, as well, I’m less concerned about the show spoiling the books because the books are huge and encompass so many different storylines that there’s still a lot more to find out. But if I ruin something from the show, it could be a huge part of that season, narratively speaking, because they have so much less time to try and include everything. I hope that made sense.

    • Giselle

      November 1, 2012 at 2:25 AM

      That definitely made sense Sarah! I know how it is when you you want to watch/read something in order. We book lovers are anal retentive like that!

  13. Tiff- Escaping... One Book @ a Time

    October 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    YAY!! I totally have the same cover for ENVY <3 It matches the 1st one 😀 Awesome books this week as always and I totally hope that you enjoy <3 If you get a moment here is My Weekly Report

    • Giselle

      November 1, 2012 at 2:40 AM

      YAY for matching book covers Tiff! LOL

  14. Stéphanie Leroux

    October 21, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Wow, great haul this week. I have the first 2 books of the A Song of Fire and Ice series but I have yet to read them. I do have the DVD for the first season of the TV series and it really is awesome. I usually never watch before reading so hopefully the books are as good.

    I’m really interested in R.L Stine’s new book. Goosebumps fan here too! I probably read most of them as a teenager.

    • Giselle

      November 1, 2012 at 2:43 AM

      I’m completely the same way. I always have to read the books before watching anything on screen.

      I read them as a kid 😀

  15. Tiffa

    October 21, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Oh wow! I love the cover for Envy – it’s gorgeous! :3 And I can’t believe you’ve got Blind Spot, you’re SO lucky! 😀

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd
    My Stacking The Shelves

    • Giselle

      November 1, 2012 at 2:45 AM

      Generous book publishers 😀 I

  16. Kelsey

    October 21, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    That reminds me that I need to read Onyx soon, but it’s packed in a box somewhere! I have the Song of Fire and Ice books on my Kobo, loved the first book but need to make time for the others, they’re a long read! So many awesome books this week, enjoy them!

  17. Mandy @ The Reading Diaries

    October 21, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Great Haul this week. I’m torn on Red Rain Can’t decide if I’m ready to take the chance it sounds super creepy. I loved A Bad Day For Voodoo I hope you like it too. Hope you have a great week reading. My StS

  18. Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

    October 21, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    This looks like an amazing haul.

    I started A Game of Thrones and I gave up. But I did love it. Just I didn’t have time. So I’m coming back to it in the near future, but it’s a brilliant, brilliant book.

    Hope you enjoy all those books.

    • Giselle

      November 1, 2012 at 2:47 AM

      You said “brilliant” more than once! EGADS!

  19. Stephanie @ Bookfever

    October 21, 2012 at 6:40 AM

    Awesome haul! Onyx looks amazing. I gotta start that soon. 😀
    Happy reading!

    Here’s STS!!

  20. Henrietta

    October 21, 2012 at 2:40 AM

    Awesome haul! The George R. R. Martin box set looks amazing!! Enjoy your books and have a great week 🙂

  21. SweetMarie83

    October 21, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    Gaaaah, I want to go to the blogger meet up so bad! I didn’t get to go last year and I didn’t have a way to get this year either, so knew there was no point getting a ticket. Now I’m even sadder because I’d have loved to meet you! *cries* AND Elizabeth Miles is going to be there?! ARGH!!! Next year I am definitely going, I hate missing out!

    I had no idea RL Stine was even still writing books. I loved his Fear Street books, and I think it’d be cool to check out an adult book by him. Enjoy all your new books, Giselle! 🙂

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves if you’d like to see what I got this week. 🙂

    • Giselle

      November 1, 2012 at 2:52 AM

      Awww noo..I want you to come too! It’s okay..There’s always next year right? 😀

      I didn’t know he was coming out with a new book either!

  22. Kelly

    October 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    all your books by George RR Martin makes me want to go buy them and read them myself 🙂 nice haul!!!

  23. Suz Reads

    October 20, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    I am excited about A Song of Fire and Ice! Looks like a great collection of books and I can’t wait to read your reviews!

  24. Alba @ BookPics

    October 20, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Oh my GOD!
    I only have Game of Thrones but hopefully I’ll get the rest soon and start them!!
    O____________O I love those covers!
    And HELLO Envy!! Lol hehe I’m just envying you because you are going to meet her and get your book signed!!!

    Blind Spot!!! I want that book!!

    Enjoy the rest!! You’re so very lucky!!!!!!
    Thanks for stopping by BookPics!
    I missed your vlogs!! I haven’t been able to stalk blogs much lately but I’m starting to rectify that now!!

  25. Ivana

    October 20, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    I feel so ashamed whenever I see A Song of Ice And Fire because I borrowed Game of Thrones for my boyfriend MONTHS ago…and still haven’t started it. I always gets pushed down by review books.
    A very nice stack, I hope you enjoy them all 🙂
    Here is my StS.

  26. Sharon @ Obsession with Books

    October 20, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    An amazing haul! I loved ONYX and can’t wait to read Blind Spot & Envy.

  27. Alina P.

    October 20, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Love the cover of “Picture the Dead”, I hope you’ll review it so I’ll have an easier time to decide if I wanna buy it or not.

    • Giselle

      November 1, 2012 at 2:57 AM

      Whoo, review is up on the blog!

  28. Inky

    October 20, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    I’ve heard great things about A Song of Fire and Ice. I need to read!!!

    REBEL HEARTS! OMYGOSH I NEED THAT BOOK!!!! I can’t wait for your tour stop and I totally want to get my hands on that book. 😀 lol. The publisher must love you to error like that.

    You got so awesome books this week Giselle! Rock on!
    <3 Inky@ Book Haven Extraordinaire

  29. andrea hetlsley

    October 20, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Envy and Onyx both look great:) Happy reading.
    Here’s my STS:

  30. Chapter by Chapter

    October 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Awesome haul chick! I am still dying for that box set…DYING! gah! I’ve also got to read Moira Young’s books. I can’t believe I haven’t even read the first! This buying ban has got to be lifted. >.<
    I hope you enjoy all that you got this week! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    What we got this WEEK!

  31. Devon

    October 20, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    awsome haul. I heard Blind Spot was awsome. Happy Reading =)

  32. Grace Fonseca

    October 20, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Great haul of books this week. You got so much awesome books. Come visit me as well.


  33. Eric Townsend

    October 20, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    I hope you enjoy all of those amazing books! I wouldn’t know where to begin! Happy reading. ^.^ If you would like to check out my Stacking The Shelves you can do so here. 🙂

  34. Lauren

    October 20, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Envy has a beautiful cover <3 And I loveeeee the Blind Spot cover, even though I didn't particularly like the book too much I think I will probably buy it just because it's amazing :S haha. I picked up Beauty this week as well, I love Lauren Conrad(should I be admitting this?!? haha). Great haul-thanks for sharing !!

    My Stacking the Shelves

    • Giselle

      November 1, 2012 at 3:01 AM

      I love that you would just buy a book because of the cover. I do that all the time lol..It’s okay I like Lauren Conrad too, well BEFORE she destroyed some Lemony Snickets books..

  35. Sugar & Snark

    October 20, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Oh wow I loooove your Game of Thrones boxset! Enjoy 🙂

    Sugar & Snark

  36. Crystal

    October 20, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    I use to be a HUGE R.L. Stine fan, but this new one scares the daylights out of me lol! Awesome book week as always Giselle =)

    Our StS for the week =)

  37. Luna

    October 20, 2012 at 7:26 AM

    Blind Spot sounds great, plus I love the boxset. Happy reading.

  38. Jamie @ The Paranormal Palace

    October 20, 2012 at 7:05 AM

    Oh my goodness there are so many in there that just look AWESOME! I hope you enjoy Rebel Heart. I really enjoyed Blood Red Road and I want to get the second book very much 🙂

  39. Sabina

    October 20, 2012 at 6:44 AM

    Rebel heart and Blind spot look awesome and your got the set of A Song of Fire and Ice! I haven’t read them, but I want to. You always get awesome books Giselle! I look forward to your reviews! =D

    My STS

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books
    October Celebration Giveaway

  40. Maria @ Fantasy's Ink

    October 20, 2012 at 5:51 AM

    I can’t wait for my copy of Picture the Dead to get here and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Onyx!!! Happy reading! 🙂

  41. Haraiah

    October 20, 2012 at 5:44 AM

    Ohmygosh. This is the first time I saw Envy’s matching cover from the original one. What do you think of the new covers?

    • Giselle

      November 1, 2012 at 3:03 AM

      I guess they used the UK covers for the American counterparts, and then they redesigned them again for the next book release. It’s pretty I think! It’s just funny how she’s sideways lol

  42. Grace Lo

    October 20, 2012 at 5:41 AM

    Is it bad to say that I am jealous of every one of your book hauls? Cause I am c:
    I’ve heard a lot about A Song of Fire and Ice (the books) and my friends freaking out over the show, so why haven’t I started reading them? I need to do that soon. I personally thought Onyx was pretty good, although I felt like it didn’t live up to the first book. And OMG!!! You have Rebel Heart! *Insert image of me drooling over the books. Like, not getting them wet. Because that’s kind of sacrilegious.* I wasn’t a huge Goosebumps fan when I was younger because I was a huge chicken but I want to read Red Rain! And as for Blind Spot, I’ve heard nothing but greatness for it c:
    And I totally get how you can’t put on makeup properly. I tried a few times and end up looking like a raccoon with spider-legs as eyelashes. Well, probably not that bad. But still.

    • Giselle

      November 1, 2012 at 3:02 AM

      Aww don’t be jealous..You know I have to read them all..Sometimes it can be overwhelming. People don’t realize it can be stressful. But it’s worth it!

      I put makeup on in 5 minutes lol

  43. Kiss @ kisskitkatey

    October 20, 2012 at 3:25 AM

    wow! I also have A song of fire and ice set but I haven’t read it yet! Happy reading, G! <3

    My STS post! 😀

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