Stacking the Shelves {1}

July 6, 2013 Stacking the Shelves 14

I’ve only just discovered Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves meme and decided that I like it already. I am so excited since this is my very first participation. This week’s haul isn’t that interesting since I’m not really keen on reading most of them. I forgot to mention that usually my finickiness always gets the better of me.

All books that I’ve gotten so far this week were either in E-book or Kindle format. Though reading a hard copy is more pleasurable than reading through your laptop’s monitor, I have to stop myself from buying more printed copies since my book drawers are really stuffed at the moment. And I just can’t figure where to put them yet, not with my mom ranting for hours because my books are invading her territory. xD

To start with, my youngest sister was kind or cruel enough to gift me an e-book omnibus of A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin.

This series have been hyped up a lot but, honestly, I wasn’t charmed by ASOIAF. I was even more afraid when I’ve read several horrible reviews about it. But let’s wait and see. I might give this a try if I don’t have anything to read.

Then on Tuesday and Wednesday, I got lucky that NetGalley approved my request for these:

 

And just today, since I’m feeling weird and would like to break the monotony from reading the same kind of book genre, I decided to read some classics in the near future (actually, I’m starting right now). I was so glad that almost all the kindle editions of famous classics are now free at Amazon. I immediately downloaded these:

I am not really one for classics because the words used are too archaic or I don’t feel the sentence structuring. But today, I’m determined to step out from my comfort zone. As you can see, 3 out of 5 are children’s books. Oh, well because I am fond of reading books that fall under that genre plus I think it would be more comfortable to walk on an unfamiliar territory if you think the books are friendly enough. I’ve got no problem with Sherlock though because this gal is totally inlove with him. I have another volume here that I’ve been keeping ever since my high school years.

On another note, Pride and Prejudice by Jane A. is a self-dare. There are plenty of good reviews about it so I think I’m safe from getting bored or driving myself to insanity. This is the one that I am reading right this very moment 😀

What books did you get so far this week? Was your book wishlist finally completed? Or just like me, someone has sent you a very intimidating book that you just want to hide it from your sight?

Happy reading, bookies!

14 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves {1}”

  1. Grace Fonseca

    New follower via bloglovin. I love the TV Series Game of Thrones. George R. Martin's books are suppose to be awesome. Come visit me as well.

    Grace

  2. Charlotte Fiel

    I haven't watched even one episode of the Games of Thrones. But I'll take your word for it. I hope that I can overcome my intimidation with the books though. Thanks for the word of encouragement.

  3. Charlotte Fiel

    Wow. This is great fun! I'm so glad that you stumbled upon my blog. It's great to know that another Pinoy shares the same passion for books and blogging about them.

    Thanks for your word of encouragement.

  4. Kelly

    Cruel enough? I wish my sister will buy me ANY book. 😛
    And yeah, I can understand why the hype and bad reviews will make you stay away from the series. I hope you enjoy them all though! 😀
    Thanks for stopping by my STS! (:

  5. Charlotte Fiel

    Hi Kelly… Maybe, I'm just very picky with some of the books that I want to read. I'm probably be enjoying a lot of these books except for GoT. xD Thanks for stopping by too.

  6. Charlotte Fiel

    Giselle, thank you for that information. Right now, I am weighing whether I'll just watch the show or read the books or do both. 😀

  7. Charlotte Fiel

    Wow, OKAY. you've pretty much give me another reason to think twice about GoT. But I am afraid with the possible heartaches with the series as I've heard that George like killing off the characters or converting them to the bad side. Now, that's really painful. I really like happy ever after endings. 😀

  8. Jay Riv

    Demigods and Monsters looks interesting. Game of Thrones series is one I hope to read but holding off a bit since the author keeps falling further behind on the book writing and I cannot stand waiting more than a year for a book. I hope you enjoy them and your other new books. Happy Reading!
    Here is my STS.

  9. Charlotte Fiel

    @Jay Riv

    Some people found the Demigods and monster quite boring since it's really a compilation of essay. But I did love it.
    With regards to GoT, I am still preparing myself to read it. 😀

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