Sunday, September 28, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #2

Stacking the Shelves is a meme to share books that I've received for the past few weeks. The books are either bought, borrowed, stolen, or received. This meme is hosted by the awesome Tynga's Reviews!

Wow. Just wow. It must have been forever since I last this feature or a similar one. (2 months, to be exact) *shakes off dust* I'm very sorry and I miss you guys and I wish there are 26 hours/day for extra blogging time and I know I really need to learn how to manage time gah.

So, without further ado... here are the books I'm getting these past few weeks!

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Openly Straight and Will Grayson, Will Grayson are books I read for my Academic Journal Writing class in college. I'm very curious in the premise of Openly Straight since it's a different take on LGBT issue. I'm in chapter 2 of Will Grayson, Will Grayson and arrrrgh, would it be bad that I dislike the gloomy will grayson guy already? I'll Give You The Sun has received wonderful praises, so I'm excited for it! Same thing for Landline. Rainbow Rowell is just magic. <3

Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff
Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Miss Marple's Final Cases by Agatha Christie

I received Playlist for the Dead from HarperCollins - thank you! I've read the prologue and I can't wait to continue reading the story. I've got my eyes on Let's Get Lost ever since I read about it in a blog, so I'll make sure to read it very soon! Miss Marple's Final Cases is one of the discounted books in my bookshop. I just have to pick it because Agatha Christie has always been my favorite. :)

Highlight of this week's book: quotations from Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg


Where had Rafe gone? Where was I? The image I saw was so two-dimensional that I couldn’t recognize myself in it. I was as invisible in the mirror as I was in the headline the Boulder Daily Camera had run a month earlier: Gay High School Student Speaks Out.
It's so interesting that the main character feels his identity is defined by only one word: gay. I can't wait to read the rest of the story and hopefully be able to finish this today! :)

What books you got/buy this week? Let me know and we can have a read-along! :)

On a more personal note, I'm taking Russian class this semester and gee was it hard. I'm also taking Film Analysis class though and it was fun! I got to watch Citizen Kane and The Sound of Music. The Sound of Music is beautiful - a must watch for lovers of musical and classical movie! :)

I hope you had a wonderful week as well! Tomorrow I have Monday Muse scheduled and it's full of silly, totally biased things as always haha. Please do stop by tomorrow too! :)

Have a great Sunday, everyone! :)


  1. That's cool you're talking a film class. I've taken a lot of those in college, and I had to watch Citizen Kane a couple times.

    As for your books, I really want to read Openly Straight, I'll Give You the Sun, Landline, and Playlist for the Dead. In general, I want to read more Agatha Christie. :)

  2. 26 hours a day would be great! That needs to happen. :)

    I've heard of Openly Straight, I'm interested in reading that book.

    Oh gosh, Will Grayson is the one book I don't have by John Green, but really really want! I debated getting that book this month, but decided not too.

    I read the first two chapters of it online and I liked it. Then I was really confused in the second chapter because it switched point of views (which I hadn't realized) and I was like "Wait, why's the character acting like that? Why haven't they mentioned *so and so*, why are they in this place?". Ha. It was interesting reading that little part...

    It's really cool you get to read YA novels for your Academic Journal Writing class, which sounds really hard, by the way.

    Yay, you got Landline! I've only read Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, but I'm definitely hooked. I have The Sky Is Everywhere, which I just purchased this month, but haven't read yet, I've heard fantastic things about it though. I need to get I'll Give You The Sun, the whole premise sounds fascinating and it sounds like I'll really like the writing style of it.

    Ah, I've been wanting to read Playlist For The Dead! I guess I'll have to wait four months until I'm able too. :( So disappointing, gah.

    I bought Let's Get Lost a few weeks ago! It's featured in last week's STS. :) I hope you like it. I read part of it in Walmart weeks ago and I liked what I'd read. The cover's also amazingly gorgeous.

    I am so insanely jealous by all of your books. Especially Playlist For The Dead…and I'll Give You The Sun. I hope you enjoy them all. Including Will Grayson, Will Grayson, hopefully it gets better for you. Thanks for stopping by YA Indulgences. :)

    -- Amber

    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Amber! It's like a very lovely essay hehe. <3 I hope you're going to able to get Playlist For the Dead went it comes out. :) Haha, Academic Journal Writing Class is indeed hard but I'm glad I can write about YA novels in my journal later. So it makes the class a bit more enjoyable! ;)

    2. You're welcome. :) I tend to ramble a lot so sometimes I just leave little essays around blogosphere. I'm definitely picking up Playlist For The Dead, I'll probably end up pre-ordering it when that's possible. Glad your class becomes a bit more likable later on. Haha.


  3. Yup, 26 hours in a day needs to happen, haha. NEEDS to. I really enjoyed Let's Get Lost, though It took me the first 50 pages to really get into it. :) Happy reading!

  4. HILDA! Russian, that is pretty darn cool :D but it definitely looks like a difficult language to learn. Let's get lost has such a cute cover. Happy reading!

  5. I thought Let's Get Lost was pretty good. Great haul!
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  6. I loved Attachments by Rainbow Rowell so I got Landline too. I hope we both love it, Hilda. Will Grayson, Will Grayson was a bit of fun but not a wow book for me. LOVE Agatha Christie! Enjoy your books, Hilda and nice to see you back and blogging! I wish there were hours in the day, too! :)

  7. Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a really fantastic read--so underrated for being a Green novel but no less fantastic--and I enjoyed Landline quite a bit though I didn't love it so I'm curious to see what you make of it, Hilda. I am SO excited for I'll Give You the Sun, though--I need to pick it up ASAP! ;) Happy Reading, Hilda! :D

  8. It's so great to see another book haul from you Hilda, I hope that you're okay! You have so many amazing books to look forward to. Although I didn't enjoy Landline as much as I'd hoped, I hope it works out to be a much better read for you, you shall have to let me know how you get on with it. Happy reading lovely! :)

  9. So much awesomeness here! Happy reading and I hope you'll enjoy them all! :)

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  10. Openly Straight sounds so interesting... I didn't know whether I'd be interested in it, at first, but it does sound pretty fantastic, so I'll go and read more about it on goodreads once I've posted this comment and see whether I think I would like to read it. I agree with you on the fact that it sounds incredibly interesting, like a really unique, thought-provoking take on an LGBT themed novel.
    You've got lots of books here (and audios!) that have amazing covers!


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