Book Haul: Stacking the Shelves #28 – The Hiatus Edition

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 November 4th-18th, 2012

 Hey Book Nerds!!

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


Two week Updates

My hiatus started last Saturday, and I have to tell you it’s really quite refreshing to be able to just read and not worry about the next blog post that you need to do the following day. I used to be so ahead. About two months ahead, and then it just caught up with me. I highly recommend for any blogger to take a hiatus. It’s definitely needed.

My books started piling up, and since I didn’t do a haul last week, I have more books then I would have normally. I also went to the Libba Bray signing that Indigo hosted last week, and it was just sooo much fun. I even got to meet some fellow bloggers again. That recap will be up by Sunday. (I hope!)

Until next week Book Nerds! Salutes


Unsolicited from Strange Chemistry

Katya’s World by Johnathan L. Howard


Requested for review from Strange Chemistry

ARC of The Holders by Julianna Scott

ARC of Pantomime by Laura Lam


Requested for review from Penguin Group Canada

Heart of Gold by J. R. Ward

Y by Marjorie Celona


Unsolicited from Simon and Schuster Canada

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin


Requested for review from Thomas Allen and Son Ltd.

Middle Ground by Katie Kacvinsky


 Blog Tour from YABC

Rootless by Chris Howard


Won from RazOrbill Canada

Black City by Elizabeth Richards


Won from Shannon Duffy’s Site

Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes by Nina Berry, Sarwat Chadda, Shannon Delany


Bought on-line at

Starling by Lesley Livingston

Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly


 Bought in-store at Chapters/Indigo

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

The Diviners by Libba Bray


 Signed by Libbay Bray from her Indigo signing



Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Crewel by Gennifer Albin


Signed by Libby Bray from her Indigo signing



Hunted by Cheryl Rainfield

Deviants by Maureen McGowan


  1. Suz Reads

    November 20, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    I am so looking forward to reading Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor! I can’t wait to see your review of it!

  2. SweetMarie83

    November 20, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    So many great books! I swear everyone but me got Days of Blood and Starlight last week lol. I want it so bad but it’s so expensive! I think I’m going to have to cave and buy it though because I’m dying to read it. I have Starling from the library right now, and I love Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange trilogy. I hope you enjoy all your new books!

  3. Bree

    November 19, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Of the books you got this past week (or two, lol), I have read Y by Marjorie Celona. I gave it 4 stars…

  4. Megan

    November 19, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    I am so jealous you have Days of Blood and Starlight!! Daughter of Smoke and Bone is one of the best books I’ve read and I cannot wait for the new one!!!

  5. Kiss @ kisskitkatey

    November 19, 2012 at 1:04 AM

    I want Black City! <3

    My STS #5 <3

  6. Alicia

    November 19, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    It is so hard to look at the pictures because I am so jealous of your bookshelves! I can’t help but try to read the titles of the books that are behind what you are trying to show :P. Everything looks fantastic!

    Happy reading!

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 1:26 AM

      Oh yes, I pick and choose books to buy to add to my collection..I’m real picky 😀 And I know a lot of people have been bugging me about doing a bookshelf tour, but I can’t exactly show you them all..I have one bookcase lol

  7. Eileen @ ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***

    November 18, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    OMG AMAZING HAULLL!!! I loved Crewel, Evolution of Mara Dyer, and I also got Black City and Ii am SO excited for that one!

  8. Jenn@OwlReadIt

    November 18, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Awesome books!

    I just finished reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Days of Blood and Starlight, they are amazing!! It’s the only angel books I’ve found so far that I like 🙂 But waiting is going to be killer!

    Also, how the heck do you stay caught up in reading books! You get so many each week!! I know this is two weeks worth, but holy.

    I hope you enjoy them all!

    Have a great week!

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 1:32 AM

      WHATTT It’s about angels? Oh man how did I not know this? I like the theme of angels, but yes I agree they don’t have great books lol

      Ummm I’m SUPER behind in my to-review pile..And I buy a lot. I feel the need to collect books..and then I’m screwed trying to get my TBR pile down. I did manage to make a dent in my pile before, but then I got slammed with review books lol

  9. Stéphanie Leroux

    November 18, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    So many great books this week! I hope you get to enjoy them all. Katya’s World is quite different, and although I admit it won’t be for everyone, I really really enjoyed it.

    Thanks for visiting Tynga’s Reviews.

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 1:33 AM

      I LOVE different books 🙂

  10. Tiffa

    November 18, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Wow, you got some awesome books! 😀 I really want to read Beauty Queens and Crewel. :3 Thanks for your awesome posts as always! ^.^

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd
    My Stacking The Shelves Post

  11. Jen

    November 18, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Great list of books. Two and Twenty Dark Tales was fantastic

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 1:33 AM

      YAY! I’m so glad you liked it 🙂

  12. Sarah

    November 18, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    Great Haul as usual! So many I would love to read!

  13. Michele | Just a Lil Lost

    November 18, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    Such lovely reads!! and it was so nice to see you again last Saturday! 🙂 Nice to have some time to chat with you more since we didn’t get to talk much at the meet-up!

    I’m probably going to eventually pick up Days of Blood & Starlight.. gotta have the matching set, and all 😛

    Thanks for stopping by!! 🙂 (and good for you on the hiatus!! I agree, you gotta do whatever you need to do to keep enjoying blogging.. or else it becomes a chore and no longer fun!)

    Michele | Stacking the Shelves | Giveaway

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 1:43 AM

      *HUG* We shall do a Christmas meet-up yes?

  14. Paige

    November 18, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    The Diviners is so big! I really need to grab that and see if it’s any good! I hope you enjoy everything 🙂

    My IMM

  15. Krystianna

    November 18, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    I’m a huge Libba Bray fan as well, though I think my favorite Libab Bray book is Beauty Queens. 🙂 I can’t wait for The Diviners because I know that it’s going to be just amazing. I’ve read Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky and I highly recommend it. It is my favorite dystopian book, right next to Struck and The Selection. I hope you enjoy all of your books this week and thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  16. Kyra

    November 18, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    I really want to read Days of Blood and Starlight, Evolution of Mara Dyer and Beauty Queens! Enjoy all your new fantastic books! 😀

    Check out my book haul!

  17. Chapter by Chapter

    November 18, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Sweet haul this week chick! So many fantastic books. I loved, loved, looooooooved Black City! omg it’s one of the top among my most fav. reads evah! I also got Pantomime and am pretty excited to read that one. It looks and sounds like it should be pretty good! I also enjoyed Two and Twenty Dark Tales. I love re-tellings, especially ones with a dark twist! Enjoy all that you got this week! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
    What we got this week!

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 1:47 AM

      AHHH I heard that it was so great too. I like covers with the masks lol!

  18. Carol

    November 18, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Welcome back Giselle! I hope you enjoyed your little blogging-hiatus 😉 Another fantastic haul, as usual!
    I cannot wait to stack my shelves with The Evolution of Mara Dyer, The Diviners & Rootless!!

    Happy reading =D

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 1:49 AM

      Thank you so much Carol! It was immensely refreshing!

  19. Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

    November 18, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Wow. Another fantastic haul I see.

    I really enjoyed Katya’s World, so I hope you do too.

    I see the highly anticipated Days of Blood and Starlight made your list. I just bought myself the first book last week.

    Black City and Rootless look good too! 🙂

    My StS

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 1:50 AM

      YAY! I’m so glad you like Katya’s World 😀

  20. Jenni @ Alluring Reads

    November 18, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Ohh A Libba Bray signing, that is so exciting! Days of Blood and Starlight and The Diviners are both huge, you have some deadly weapons there. This is quite the haul, isn’t Crewel so gorgeous in person? I always pet it when I go to Chapters! Anyhwo, hope you enjoy all the new goodies, Giselle!

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 1:52 AM

      RIGHT? They’re HUGE! I like challenges though. I used to pet Crewel in the store, now I can pet the one at home!

  21. Jo @ Mixed Book Bag

    November 18, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    I love the way you display your books. Nice haul.

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 1:55 AM

      Why thank you! It takes sooo long to photograph, Photoshop and upload, but it looks pretty right? 😀

  22. Tiff @ MostlyYALit

    November 18, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Great haul! I’m super jealous of your Deviants and Hunted. Really need to get on those. I’ve also got to get on Starling.

    I’m also feeling incredibly behind, and I’m planning a break during Christmas if I can pull off having the blog up to date while I read.

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 1:59 AM

      I’m still behind Tiff..Still behind. I will forever be behind lol

  23. Jackie

    November 18, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    As always such a great haul! Im glad you had fun at the Libba Bray signing 🙂 I really need to read the first in the “Daughter of Smoke & Bone” series (i have the first one at home just never got to it over the summer *sigh*) lol.

    Isnt it nice to take a short hiatus to catch up on reading and therefore content for your blog? lol. Hopefully it is exactly what you need! 🙂

    See you next week Queen Book Nerd! *salutes*

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 2:01 AM

      I haven’t gotten around to Daughter of Smoke and Bone either lol

      I feel like I haven’t even caught up. A month long hiatus would definitely be a catch-up month

      haha Jackie, I’m no Queen

  24. Crystal

    November 18, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Wow what an awesome 2 weeks! Happy blogaversary!! I am also very jealous of all your books! I hope you enjoy them all =D

    Our StS for the week =)

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 2:02 AM

      Thank you so much Crystal!

  25. Sugar & Snark

    November 18, 2012 at 6:27 AM

    I can’t wait to read Beauty Queen! Enjoy your books 🙂

    Sugar & Snark

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 2:03 AM

      Beauty Queens is hilarious. SOOO FUNNY.

  26. Sabina

    November 17, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Wow! Amazing haul! I hope you enjoy them all!

    My STS post

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  27. Jaime Lester

    November 17, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Awesome haul, as usual! I hope you love The Diviners as much as I did! Love the cover of Pantomime. Can’t wait to read your reviews of Crewel, Days of Blood and Starlight and Starling!

  28. Megan

    November 17, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Holy moly! You got an awesome haul over the last couple weeks. I can’t wait to read The Diviners and Crewel.

  29. The Bumble Girl

    November 17, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Two and Twenty Dark Tales and Black City – I really would like Santa to bring me these two, lol!
    Great books as always, Giselle! Hope you’re having a great time at Chapters today 🙂
    Happy reading!!!

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 2:07 AM

      Maybe Santa will send you one of them..Hmm who knows? 😀

  30. Mel@thedailyprophecy

    November 17, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    Pantomime, Black city, Crewel, I see some great covers in your haul. Happy reading! 😀


  31. Chrystal @ Snowdrop Dreams of Books

    November 17, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Days of Blood and Starlight! I really need to pick up a copy soon. 🙂 Enjoy your books!

  32. VeganYANerds

    November 17, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Great vlog, hun!

    It’s awesome that you got books signed by Libba, I really want to read Beauty Queens.

    And Deviants = “dee-vee-ents” 😉

    • Giselle

      November 26, 2012 at 7:08 PM

      Aww thank you! I always pronounce things

  33. kate

    November 17, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Great Haul, enjoy : )

    my STS and giveaway

  34. Ashley

    November 17, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Oh yay, Katya’s World! I really enjoyed that book. It was really.. different. But in a good way! And Black City.. OH MY GOD BLACK CITY!! FREAKING LOVE THAT BOOK!

    My Stacking the Shelves

  35. Jessica

    November 17, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Middleground and Y look awesome! Well, everything you got looks awesome! I hope you enjoy all you got 🙂

    Here’s my STS!

  36. andrea hetlsley

    November 17, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    you got a ton of great books this week:) So many to choose from.

  37. Lauren

    November 17, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    OH my gosh! You got so many awesome book this week 🙂 I hope you enjoy Starling – I loved it (filled with action!!). Crewel is soooooo good and the finished copy is beautiful. I really have to pick this one up soon too, stunning <3 Thanks for sharing!

    My Stacking the Shelves

  38. The Twins Read

    November 17, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    I have The Diviners and I still haven’t started reading it! You got a good haul. 🙂

  39. brandileigh2003

    November 17, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    I seriously need to get ahold of the Mara series and Crewel. Hope you enjoy.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  40. Grace Fonseca

    November 17, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Awesome haul for two weeks, Giselle, you got some books I’ve never even heard of and they look good.


  41. Lily B

    November 17, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    Wow is right! You got a lot of lovely books 🙂 they all look so good, i cannot wait to stack my shelves with these. Have fun reading!

  42. Karina A.

    November 17, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    WOW! A lot of great books that I,too, want to have! I’m excited for Crewel, Starling, Black City, The Diviners. I haven’t read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and Daughter of Smoke and Bone yet. I should read that soon!

    Enjoy reading! 🙂

  43. vampirella!

    November 17, 2012 at 7:08 AM

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