Sunday, November 11, 2012

Stacking the Shelves/Showcase Sunday #6

Stacking the Shelves and Showcase Sunday are weekly memes hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Books, Biscuits, and Tea respectively.

Welcome, to another Stacking the Shelves/Showcase Sunday!

I'm still on my request break, but I've got a few books from blog tours, and some gifts from my friends... for a special event I'm sharing with you soon!

In the (e)mail:

The Thief of Auschwitz by Jon Clinch - I actually got this book last week, but forgot to add it into the list! Anyway, I adore books with World War II as the main setting, and this one should be interesting because it's alternating between WWII's Auschwitz and modern day New York City!

Normalish by Margaret Lesh - I'm joining the tour for this book on January 16th! Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours for the review copy!

X-It by Jane George - This one is for Book Club Bash, an event hosted by Novel Publicity! I've heard about this book before, in a very positive light at that, and I can't wait to dive in! I'm also hosting a Read-a-thon of X-It for the Bash - I'll update the schedule once I work it out, as I've been busy with that special event I've mentioned! (I'm feeling like such a tease right now :))

Cephrael's Hand (A Pattern of Shadow and Light, #1) by Melissa McPhail - Another one from Novel Publicity - thank you! I can't say no to an epic fantasy!

Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis - Greek mythology retelling? Count me in! Big thanks to YA Bound for the review copy of this book!

From NetGalley:
Thanks to Penguin Group (USA) for the following title! I've requested it a while ago, and it's nice to see it approved! Besides, after reading The Bartimaeus Trilogy, anything with the word "Prague" is definitelly going to catch my attention!

City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte

Received as gifts:
Both of these are from friends of mine, and guess what? They are all related to Harry Potter! The better thing than having friends is having friends who know what you like :)

The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works by Roger Highfield - This one is in my mother tongue, and I've been wanting to read it for so long! Let's hope this will be my introduction to reading guidebooks and companions to novels!

And here it is, the big thing I've been waiting for....

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling!
When my friend called and asked if I had read The Casual Vacancy, I think I literally jumped for joy! The reviews for this book have been mixed, and I just need to read it to decide for myself! Besides, it's Jo. That's enough reason for me.

That's it for me! What did you guys add to the shelf this week? Share in the comments!And I promise there'll be a post soon about that special event I keep mentioning :)

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