Book Haul: Stacking the Shelves #30

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 25th-December 1st, 2012


Hey Book Nerds!!

A week 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

So I managed to get some reviews on the blog this week which isn’t so bad, but sometimes I forget how much time and effort I put into my reviews. Not only do I have to think of what to say, I also have to remember what happened. That can become a problem when I’ve read books over a year ago. This is why spoiler reviews help me so much. I really wished someone would actually create a book blog that’s ALL spoiler reviews.

Tweeked the blog a bit since it’s December 1st! It’s all Christmas-y! My favourite holiday of the year! I reworked the look of my reviews, and even added a rating plugin called Easy Review Builder. It’s so much easier to rate the different aspects of a book now.  I also added headers, and rollover buy buttons but they’re not aligned yet.

Until next week Book Nerds! Salutes


Gifted by my parents for my birthday

The Puffin Classics Deluxe Collection


Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie


The Call of the Wind by Jack London

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame


The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery


Unsolicited from Random House Canada and Tundra Books

ARC of The Terrifying Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket
by John Boyne and Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

The Geomancer’s Compass by Melissa Hardy


Learn All About Hockey Coloring and Activity Book

Puckster’s First Hockey Tournament by Lorna Schultz
Nicholson and Illustrated by Kelly Findley

Puckster’s New Hockey Teammate by Lorna Schultz
Nicholson and Illustrated by Kelly Findley


Unsolicited from Simon and Schuster Canada

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick


Bought at Chapters/Indigo

Sirens by Janet Fox

Origin by Jessica Khoury


Eternally Yours by Cate Tierman

Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver


  1. LisaM

    December 4, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    I can’t wait to share the hockey books with my son. I’m a goalie though my husband doesn’t play at all!

  2. SweetMarie83

    December 4, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    I’m SO jealous of the Puffin Classics Collection…I’ve been looking for it forever and it’s so darn hard to find! Makes me wish I still had a membership to Costco now. Great haul, Giselle!

  3. Maria @ Fantasy's Ink

    December 3, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    I’ve have to get my hands on The Puffin Classics Deluxe Collection, I love those covers plus I’ve always wanted to read all those books (although I’ve already read Black Beauty and Call of the Wild), really want to try Peter Pan the most.

    I have to start reading my copy of Origin soon and Gods and Warriors looks really good, I love the black tinted pages!

    Happy reading! 🙂

  4. Kaila

    December 3, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    Oooh, I love the classic editions you got…The Secret Garden is one of my favorite books. <3

    My stacking the shelves:
    One book I'm really looking forward to reading this month is the Vampire's Daughter by Shane Leighton and Sorceress of Shadows by Marie Bilodeau.

  5. Kate @ Kisskitkatey

    December 3, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    Woohoo! Awesome haul! <3

  6. Jaime Lester

    December 2, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Finale! Yay! And the book I am so stinkin excited about is Foretold by Jana Oliver. Very excited!!!

  7. Cyn

    December 2, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Great haul! The Puffin Classics set is so pretty!!
    I really want to read Origin haha.

    Here’s my IMM at Bookmunchies (:

  8. roro @roro is reading

    December 2, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    the secret garden is super pretty ^^

  9. Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

    December 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    OMG the Penguin children’s classics are so cute! I’ve only read a few of them but I remember really liking them! So jealous for Eternally Yours! I read the first one, have the second but haven’t read it yet but it was so good 🙂 Happy reading! Check out my STS:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  10. Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit

    December 2, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    OMG, those Puffin Classics are SO pretty. Great gift from your parents! =) I LOVE those covers so much. New books should look like that, too. =p

  11. Crystal

    December 2, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Awesome birthday gift!! Those covers are so pretty!! I hope you enjoy all your books this week =)

  12. brandileigh2003

    December 2, 2012 at 1:49 AM

    I want Origin too, hope you enjoy.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  13. Ange/Libby Blog

    December 2, 2012 at 1:34 AM

    That classics set is GORGEOUS! How COOL! I love the colors and the covers! *grabby hands* Happy reading!

    Our Week in Books @Libby Blog

  14. Ashley @ FireStarBooks

    December 2, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    WOOOW! Awesome haul G! :O Your parents are so cute! The Puffin Classics just look beautiful!

  15. Jessica R

    December 2, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    Great choices on the ones you picked up at Chapters! I’ve heard tons of good things about Sirens and I’m very excited to read Origin! Eternally Yours sounds interesting too.

  16. Braiden @ Book Probe

    December 1, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Those Puffin Classics are ADORABLE! I’m eyeing off Gods and Warriors – it looks like something right up my alley.

  17. Sarah O

    December 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    I almost want to ignore all the other books and keep drooling over the Puffin classics. I can’t even decide which one is my favourite, cover-wise. Maybe Call of the Wild. I kind of really want it, but not every single one interests me, and I still love my older Anne of Green Gables. I do have really nice, similar Jane Austen ones though.

  18. Rebecca

    December 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    I know what you mean, writing reviews can take A LOT of time and effort. Your not alone there.

    Wow, The Puffins Classics set looks amazing! I love it. I’ve hardly read many classics but would like to. I don’t know whether or not your planning to review any of them but I’d love to hear your thoughts on them 🙂

    Enjoy your books!

  19. Liza @ Reading with ABC

    December 1, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    The Puffin classics are gorgeous! Origins, Gods and Warriors and Eternally Yours all look amazing. Happy reading!

    Liza’s Shelves

  20. Lauren

    December 1, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    I love the new Christmas layout 🙂 Christmas is my favorite time of the year too – it just needs to snow more!

    Awesome haul this week! The Puffin Classics are gorgeous! I Hope you enjoy Finale <3

    My Stacking the Shelves

  21. Paige

    December 1, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    I’m so jealous of Finale! I love that series!

    My IMM

  22. Grace Fonseca

    December 1, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    You got some amazing books this week. Like the Christmas background. Really like those covers for the Classics. Anne of Green Gables brings back memories for me.


  23. Carol

    December 1, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Nice bunch! I’m in love of The Puffin Classics Set, soo cute!!! I hope you enjoy your new readings (I’ll be waiting for your review of Sirens).

    I can’t agree more with you! sometimes it is very hard to remember all the details of a book to write a review, I think I said it before, but I really like the changes in the web & I hope you consider adding a post on your newbie’s guide about that wonderful rating plugin (Easy Review Builder) =D

  24. Ashley

    December 1, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Gods and Warriors sounds pretty cool! I hadn’t heard of it before. I might check it out. 🙂

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