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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews – this is all about featuring new books that I’ve gotten from the past week!

 

Gifted or Purchased Books

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

The Devil You Know by Trish Doller

 

Books From the Library

A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

Pointe by Brandy Colbert

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

 

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Weekly Recap

Like last week, I’m still super busy with my current summer class. But I did get to the Boldly Bookish tour hosted at Books of Wonder earlier this week and saw two of my favorite authors, Emery Lord and Trish Doller! It was so awesome as well as comical and I’m quite glad that I went! I’m hoping to have time next week to see the launch event for Every Last Word, the latest book by Tamara Ireland Stone, which is also at Books of Wonder. (Side note: I totally love that place – I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite bookstore!) The book comes out this upcoming Tuesday but I actually already have a copy of it! I won a beautiful finished copy of the title in a giveaway hosted by Good Books And Good Wine so thanks so much! I promise that eventually I will post about my trip to Europe but right now it’s back to reading and paper writing for my class!

 

Have you added any awesome new books to your collection lately? Are you a fan of any of the books I recently picked up?

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews – this is all about featuring new books that I’ve gotten from the past week!

 

Gifted or Purchased Books

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

 

Books From the Library

The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen by Gina Hagler

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Forever by Judy Blume

 

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Waiting on Wednesday (16)

 

Weekly Recap

So I’m back from Europe! The trip was absolutely awesome and I’m eventually going to write a post about everything I got to see! I haven’t been able to yet due to work as well as a class I just started that only lasts for this month and there’s an awful lot to read for it! So I’m going to be posting here quite infrequently due to that. But I actually really love the course so far, which is great!

 

Have you read any of the books I’ve gotten this week? What books have you gotten lately that you can’t wait to read?

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews – this is all about featuring new books that I’ve gotten from the past week!

 

Gifted or Purchased Books

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

 

Books From the Library

National Geographic Walking London: The Best of the City by National Geographic Society

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

God Went to Beauty School by Cynthia Rylant

 

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Weekly Recap

There’s one week until my trip to Europe and I am just so very excited! However, I first have to get through a few finals, finish up a paper, and give a presentation as well. But that’s all okay because I’ll be on vacation super soon! Unfortunately, I’ve been in sort of a reading slump lately. I’ve been reading some guidebooks about the places I’m going to. I also started a book for one of the classes I’m taking this summer and I’m just not enjoying it. I want to be able to read for me yet I can’t since there’s like fifteen books to read for the course I’m taking next month. Although I am interested in some of the titles we’ll be reading, a few of the books for the beginning of the class aren’t holding my interest that much. But I just need to get through them and then I can start reading again for me once the course has ended!

 

Have you gotten any great books recently that I should add to my TBR? Does anyone have some suggestions for places to go when I visit London?

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews – this is all about featuring new books that I’ve gotten from the past week!

 

Books From the Library From Last Week and This Week

National Geographic Walking Paris: The Best of the City by National Geographic Society

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming

 

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Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

 

Weekly Recap

Recently I’ve had less time to blog due to school and work commitments so that’s why I haven’t been able to post as much as I normally do in the last couple of weeks. I was contemplating taking a hiatus starting in May but decided I did want to post some stuff even if I couldn’t devote my time to doing four posts a week as I usually do. I finished up that travel guide I was reading on Amsterdam and have started one about Paris! I’m psyched to visit since I love macarons! There’s two weeks until I leave for Europe and I think that’s probably why I keep seeing planes taking off whenever I’m walking my dog or on campus. Remember how a few weeks ago I said I was running for President of the QC LISSA organization at my school? I won the election! I’m quite excited to help plan some awesome events for my fellow students! I did get to attend that Children’s Literary Salon panel at the NYPL talking about Children’s Book Week: Its Past, Present and Future. It was a lovely event and it was nice hearing about future initiatives to get kids reading and learning! Also, they handed out free tote bags and posters promoting Children’s Book Week, which was super nice!

 

Did you get any awesome books this week? Does anyone have some suggestions for places to go when I visit Paris?

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews – this is all about featuring new books that I’ve gotten from the past week!

 

Gifted or Purchased Books

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

 

Books From the Library

National Geographic Walking Amsterdam: The Best of the City by National Geographic Society

 

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Review: Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

 

Weekly Recap

So lately my life has basically been all about doing stuff for school and working. I think that’s going to continue until the end of this semester. I’m surprised at how quickly this first semester has passed by – there’s less a month left of it! In exciting news, I’ve started reading a travel guide about places to see in Amsterdam since I’ll be visiting Europe near the end of next month! In more thrilling news, I’ve decided to run for President of the QC LISSA organization, which stands for the Queens College Library and Information Science Student Association! The officers of the group put together educational, fun, or networking events for students who are part of the Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. I also have some fun plans for this weekend! The main branch of the NYPL will be hosting a Children’s Literary Salon talking about Children’s Book Week: Its Past, Present and Future and I’m quite excited to go!

 

Did you get any great books this week? Does anyone have some suggestions for places to go when I visit Amsterdam?

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews – this is all about featuring new books that I’ve gotten from the past week!

 

Books From the Library

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

 

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Review: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

 

Weekly Recap

This week’s been a bit stressful since I just started two new part-time jobs and I’ve been trying to figure out how to time manage now that there’s a couple of additional commitments in my life. It’s strange how crazy it is that there’s only about a month left of school – this semester really felt like it flew by. I won’t even have much of a break between the end of this semester and the beginning of the first summer semester. However, that’s okay since I’m really excited for the class I’m taking in the first summer semester. It’s a course focusing on materials for young adults so that means I’ll be reading a lot of young adult literature for the class. I recently got the reading list for the course and I’m planning to start reading a few in the beginning of May. I’m also taking another summer class but in the second summer semester so I should be quite busy during the summer between courses and working!

 

Have you been reading any really fabulous books recently that you think I should give a try? Are you interested in reading the book I got from the library this week?

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews – this is all about featuring new books that I’ve gotten from the past week!

 

It’s yet another week where I didn’t get new books from the library nor have I purchased any. My stack of library books keeps falling over since there’s so many of them and I figured I should wait to get more books because of this!

 

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Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

 

Weekly Recap

My spring break is wrapping up and yet I feel like I haven’t even done much this past week. I’ve had six assignments to work on and I’ve finished half of them so far. Besides that, I’ve been watching a lot of Game of Thrones as well as reading! There was some family time going on over the last weekend because of Easter. Since it’s finally starting to get nicer out, one of my sisters and I went and got Carvel, which I don’t think I’ve had since last year. I love Carvel – I always get the same sundae and then my family makes fun of how I always get the same thing. I got some grades back for one of the classes I’m currently taking that I think is the most difficult out of all the courses I have right now. Shockingly enough, it turns out that I’m actually doing pretty well in it, which is great! I’m hoping that I’m doing just as well in my other classes!

 

Are you adding any awesome new books to your shelves this week? Do you have suggestions for books that I should add to my TBR list or get from the library?

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews – this is all about featuring new books that I’ve gotten from the past week!

 

Gifted or Purchased Books

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

 

I had pre-ordered this since I really loved Emery Lord’s debut book, Open Road Summer, and I can’t wait to read it!!

 

Books From the Library

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

 

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Review: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

 

Weekly Recap

To be honest, not much has been happening lately since school has basically taken over my life. Besides doing homework, I’m usually either attempting to read for pleasure or catching up on TV when I can find free time. This upcoming week I actually don’t have classes because of spring break yet I still have multiple assignments to do for almost every course. So unfortunately it’s not much of a break. However, I’m just going to keep pushing through and hopefully it’ll all turn out well at the end of this semester!

 

Are you interested in reading either of the books that I got this week? Did you get any totally awesome books that you think I should add to my TBR list?

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews – this is all about featuring new books that I’ve gotten from the past week!

 

I actually didn’t get any new books this week since I currently have ten books checked out from the library. I figured I should attempt to read all those first before I get any new books!

 

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Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

 

Weekly Recap

I am so happy that it’s almost April! I’m looking forward to warmer weather so I don’t have to wear tons of layers all the time. Plus, April is my birthday month! This week has been quite stressful for me since I’ve been working on three take home midterms and a whole host of other assignments on top of that. It’s like my professors don’t realize that I’m taking more than just their class! The only fun thing I did lately was go to the event at the NYPL for the 2015 NYC Teen Author Festival on Saturday. I got to see the keynote speech as well as the panels on Exploring Feminist YA and Issues of Representation in YA. I thought all of them went awesomely because the authors on each panel really had a lot to say about the topics at hand. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to stay for the last two panels since I had to go home to work on stuff for school – that’s the story of my life lately. But here’s hoping it gets less crazy soon!

 

Have you gone to any really cool author events recently? What books are you adding to your shelf this week?

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews – this is all about featuring new books that I’ve gotten from the past week!

 

Gifted or Purchased Books

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

 

I had gotten a copy of this book from the library last month but still didn’t get the chance to read it. But I received a copy of it in the mail yesterday from my secret sister! If you haven’t heard of this awesome project, it’s all about a fun group of bookish gals who enjoy spreading kindness by sending some fun stuff to your person every month! For more information about this, check it out here!

 

Books From the Library

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale

The Forgotten Sisters by Shannon Hale

 

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Review: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

 

Weekly Recap

It’s the first day of spring and yet we’re expecting snow where I live. Le sigh. Will this winter ever end? I’m so much more of a spring and summer kind of girl so I can’t deal with this chilly weather! But on the bright side, some fun things are going down lately! The Insurgent movie is coming out this weekend and I’m hoping to see it with both of my sisters tonight if we don’t get too much snow! This week is the 2015 NYC Teen Author Festival and normally I’d try to attend a lot of the events hosted! However, I’ve just been too busy with midterms and a ton of projects for school lately. Luckily, I do have plans to go to the event tomorrow at the NYPL since I’m really interested in the panels on Exploring Feminist YA and Issues of Representation in YA. I do believe I’m even going to get some yummy brunch at one of my favorite restaurants, Veselka, with my friend Chelsea! And in case you’re interested in what the 2015 NYC Teen Author Festival is all about, check out some more information here!

 

What do you think of the books that I’ve been gifted or gotten from the library this week? Have you read anything really awesome lately that I should look into?