Book Haul: Stacking the Shelves #37 – The OLA 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 book haul meme at Tynga’s Reviews.

For the week of January 20th-February 2nd, 2013

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

Happy February!! So I’ve been MIA this last month with only reading 6 months (gasp), I’m so far behind according to my Good Reads challenge, but no worries..I can keep up.

Other than that, I’ve been busy doing freelance work and haven’t had time to update the blog as much as I would like.

I also finally got to attend OLA and it was just amazing. If you all had a chance to go to the expo next year, you should. It’s super fan talking books with everyone there. Recap post will come soon!

Until next week Book Nerds! salutes


Bought in-store at Chapters/Indigo and gifted by my little sis

Umbra Conceal Grande Invisible Book Shelf

Cursive Monogram Mug – G


Bought on-line at

TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Literary Romance (Bargain price)

Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky (Bargain price)


Accepted blog tour invite by TLC Book Tours

ARC of The Shadow Wars by Rod Rees



Unsolicited from Random House Canada

ARC of Paperboy by Vince Vawter

ARC of Starstruck by Rachel Shukert


ARC of The Language Inside by Holly Thompson



Gifted by Ada Adams <3

ReVamped by Ada Adams

ReAwakened by Ada Adams


Unsolicited from Simon and Schuster Canada

Sever by Lauren DeStefano


Gifted gift cards with thanks
to M.R.Merrick and Mandy @ YA Books Central <3

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Boundless by Cynthia Hand


Gifted by Hayley @ Booking it with Hayley G <3

ARC of The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa



Gifted by Siobhan @ Conversations of a Reading Addict <3

ARC of The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

ARC of The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa


From my first ever book event at
Ontario Library Association Expo 2013

ARC of The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore by Kate Maddison

Signed ARC of The Lives We Lost by Megan Crewe



Signed ARC of Rush by Eve Silver

ARC of City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster


ARC of The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis and Illustrated by Mike Reagan

ARC of House of Secrets by Ned Vizzini and Chris Columbus and Illustrated by Greg Call



ARC of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick


Thank you Penguin Group Canada for the posters


Catalogues from the various publishers,
chapter samplers, buttons, bookmark, and tote bag


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  2. Janita

    February 3, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Oh man definitely watch Pride & Prejudice, but the Keira Knightley version. *SOB* I’m actually a huge fan of The Eternity Cure cover because it’s so simplistic, and the symmetry of the antlers is gorgeous. Where is OLA? Here in Toronto?

    • Giselle

      February 5, 2013 at 12:40 AM

      I have the Keira Knightley version and it’s wonderful! Are those antlers? I thought they were tree branches haha

      OLA is Ontario Library Association in Toronto 😀

    • Janita

      February 5, 2013 at 10:36 AM

      The soundtrack is my favourite part 🙂 So beautiful…They could be trees, haha.

  3. Jen Greyson

    February 3, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Wow. Total score!!

    RUSH was SO good. Adding Revamped to my TBR list for sure.

    • Giselle

      February 5, 2013 at 12:41 AM

      Yay! Adding more to your TBR list 😀

  4. Lisa @ Lost in Literature

    February 3, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Wow, such a fabulous haul this week!!! I’m totally excited for you… and a bit jealous. Hehe! 😀 Can you believe I still haven’t read Under the Never Sky? That’s my next series… as soon as I get this TBR pile down a bit! Hope you enjoy them all!!!

  5. Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

    February 3, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    The Shadow Wars looks interesting.


    THE ETERNITY CURE. I am DYING to get my hands on a copy of that book. Hope you enjoy.

    And there were plenty of other titles that looked so pretty on here. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

  6. Bree

    February 3, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Wowza…that’s an amazing haul of books!! I’ve got a few on my TBR already but it looks like I’m going to be adding a few more!

    I can’t wait to see what you think of Rush and City of a Thousand Dolls!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Bree 🙂

  7. Melissa

    February 3, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    What a great week! And Yay for The Eternity Cure! PS I like that floating shelf…ah…to someday have my own office/library and not have to share with the guest room! (When will I win that lottery! lol) Enjoy everything Giselle!

    Thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

  8. Kathy @ I Write, I Read, I Review

    February 3, 2013 at 2:27 AM

    That’s fabulous! You got a ton of awesome stuff and I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading and have a great week. 🙂

  9. Sugar & Snark

    February 3, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    Oh wow you got some fantastic books and swag! *flails*

    Enjoy 🙂

    Sugar & Snark

  10. Megan @ Megz Madd Readz

    February 2, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    I just started the Iron King by Julie Kagawa so I’m excited to see if I like it. If I do, I’ll definitely be getting my hands on the rest of the series 🙂 also so one of the matched books in your haul. I am part-way through matched, as well, lol 🙂 Happy reading!

    • Giselle

      February 3, 2013 at 1:36 AM

      Glad to know you’re liking Irong King, Megan! Whoo Matched! I got that poster for a giveaway lol

  11. Ange/Libby Blog

    February 2, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Awakened has always sounded so good! I’m SO jealous of ALL of your pretties too! Through the Ever Night, Boundless, The Eternity Cure…AHHH! I want them all so I cant read them ASAP! I’ll have to stay tuned I guess and just live vicariously via your reviews of them instead. 😉 Happy reading!
    Our Week in Books @Libby Blog

    • Giselle

      February 3, 2013 at 1:35 AM

      There is so many books! *hugs them all*

  12. Braiden @ Book Probe

    February 2, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Paperboy sounds fantastic! And I saw Forgive Me Leonard Peacock on goodreads a couple weeks ago too and really wanted it as it looks really emotional. Got a galley from edelweiss of House of Secrets and I’m excited to read it – of course JK Rowling blurbed on it; Chris Columbus directed most of the Harry Potter films.

    As for The Colossus Rises, I enjoyed it a little and gave it 3 stars. There’s 6 more books in that series to go so we’ll see how it develops.

    Enjoy all these new books of yours! 😀

    • Giselle

      February 3, 2013 at 1:34 AM

      Paperboy looks adorbs! I’m super excited for House of Secrets as well!

  13. Grace Fonseca

    February 2, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    You got an amazing list of books. I hope you love them all. Rush looks interesting.


    • Giselle

      February 3, 2013 at 1:34 AM

      RUSH looks amazing doesn’t it?!

  14. Alyssa Susanna

    February 2, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    AGH. I am so jealous that you got Ada’s books… I NEED to get physical copies, because they are so pretty! For now, I will be content with my ebook copies. OLA sounds terrific! Too bad there aren’t many good book fairs or conventions around my town. Maybe I’ll move! 😀

    Enjoy your books!

    My STS Post

    • Giselle

      February 3, 2013 at 1:33 AM

      They ARE super pretty right?!

      Yess come move closer 😀

  15. Carmen B.

    February 2, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Oh wow Giselle, what an amazing haul! So many books I haven’t heard of, so many that I want! The Eternity Cure. Rush. City of a Thousand Dolls. And I really like the look of Revamped and Awaken.
    Happy reading, I hope you enjoy all of them 🙂

    My StS

    • Giselle

      February 3, 2013 at 1:33 AM

      Hehehe so many books, now which one to read first? lol

  16. Lauren

    February 2, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    I am absolutely going to be checking out OLA next year… I only found out about it yesterday 🙁 Awesome haul for you! I love that invisible shelf, I’m going to check out my Chapters for that one! I hope you enjoy everything 🙂

    • Giselle

      February 3, 2013 at 1:32 AM

      YES come to OLA next year 🙂

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