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26 May 2012

Stacked (5): The One With Pretty Covers

Welcome to this week's edition of Stacked. Inspired by The Story Siren and other similar features, this is my weekly post where I show you what I bought, borrowed and received.

Howdy, everyone! Happy Memorial Day. Like most people, I love a good three day weekend. I am usually out of town for Memorial Day but this year I am staying put. I plan on eating, baking, reading and knitting. And maybe seeing Men In Black 3. :)  I didn't get too many books this week. I had to buy a whole new set of tires earlier this week which set me back a lot so I can't buy a lot of books. So I am trying to be good and read my NetGalley books and library books. Let's see what I got, shall we?

For Review (Netgalley)

Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowan - I was on the fence about this one but my friend Kimberly at The Windy Pages just gave it a great review so I put it in request and got it. Plus - love that cover. 


Die For Me and Until I Die by Amy Plum - I was lucky enough to win ARCs of both of these books last week from bibliopunkk. I have been wanting to read this series so I am very excited. 


Suffocate (The Breathless Novelette series) by S.R. Johannes - I really liked Johannes's last book, Untraceable, and am interested to read this series of novellas for a new series she has coming out. This is only $0.99 on Kindle right now. I think the cover is pretty cool, too.

Paper Hearts by Maureen Child - This novella was free on Amazon for a day and it looked promising so I just got it. Has anyone read anything by Maureen Child yet? Good, bad?

Borrowed (library)

Wherever You Go by Heather Davis - Another recommendation from a friend that I found at the library. It's got ghosts.

Revived by Cat Patrick - I've been seeing this one around a lot lately and it's gotten good reviews so I thought I would give it a try.

Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures for Cooking For One by Joe Yohan - I live alone and thought this one might be good to try since it's so hard cooking enough for me but not so much that I have to eat leftovers fora  week.

The River Cottage Cookbook by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall - I was listening to a podcast that recommended this book. Decided to check it out from the library to see if I liked it.

The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without by Mollie Katzen - Another cookbook. Trying to cook for myself more.

I Will Not Read This Book by Cece Meng - This just looked fun. I like to peruse the picture book section at the library.

Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes - I have a friend who has pet bunnies and this reminded me of her.

Those are the books I have for you this week. And, just because I can, I am leaving you with some pics of my trip home last weekend. I took my parents for a little day trip to wander around Monterey. We live about an hour and a half away from there and it was a fun little outing and I love the beach. Have a great weekend!

pretty beaches by monterey

historic cannery row

lots of signs about john steinbeck around

this store only sold socks. awesome. 

Thuy will be taking a lot of naps this weekend. When she's not reading or napping you can catch her on Twitter @fishgirl182


  1. Oh my gosh Revived was great! It was so unexpected and beautiful; I really hope you love it!

    And can I please share your hometown! I would love to live somewhere close to such beauty. Plus that sock store is awesome :D

    My Book Haul

    1. you totally can, bekka. there's enough room for all of us. and i love socks, so a whole sock store is heaven.

  2. I really need to hit the picture book section of the library! I need to bump Dark Kiss up on the Netgalley list, too :D

  3. I have not read anything by Amy Plum yet and have been trying to make some time to read Revived, so I am looking forward to your thoughts. A store that only sells sock! How cool is that?

  4. Lovely shots of Monterey. I'm heading there in June to see family - looking forward to it. I think I know that sock store :)

    Congrats on your Amy Plum book wins - hope you enjoy that series like I do.

    I really want to read Revived so I will check back for your review.

    Nice kindle reads too. Enjoy!

    1. the infamous sock store! have a great time up there. it's so beautiful there. i just love it.


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