08 February, 2014

Stacked (16)



Whoops, a lot of catching up to do. See what happens when I let a month go by without updating? Welcome back to Stacked, our sister site Nite Lite Book Reviews's weekly mailbox sharing post.

First up is One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva. Love the quirky cover! Living in Glendale, California (aka the 2nd most Armenian town in America) for most of my life I had to request this immediately.




Next up is The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal. I had already read it in eBook format, but it also won a Printz honor this year, and have you seen this book? Red edges. Gorgeous detail. I had to get a physical copy for my second read.



Pasadena Public Library ran another book swap a few weeks ago. I really tried hard not to bring anything home with me, but I could not leave this behind: Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury in super cool vintage mass market.



I helped fund a Kickstarter for this: Mind Afire: The Visions of Tesla, written by Abigail Samoun and illustrated by Elizabeth Haidle. Love the artwork, they did a great job!



This just arrived yesterday: Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. It cracked me up because of course *someone* had to hop up on the stool just as I was taking a photo. Mary is gonna have to write him into the next installment...



Last but not least, I went to a signing today at Los Angeles Public Library featuring Margaret Stohl, Anna Carey, Melissa de la Cruz, Gretchen McNeil, and Victoria Schwab. I picked up her new book The Unbound, the sequel to The Archived, and Icons by Margaret Stohl (my friend won an ARC of the sequel, Idols). I'm hoping Thuy or Kimberly will post a recap of the event, since I'm pretty rubbish at those! You can see the rest of my pics on Instagram.



I almost never get adult fiction ARCs anymore, but thanks to Alyson at Kid Lit Frenzy I am reading Coincidence by J. W. Ironmonger. Really good so far! Thanks also to the lovely folks at Macmillan for Hungry by H. A. Swain. They have been crazy generous with the ARCs this year.




I don't have a pic of Icons (Kate took it home with her), and I also don't have a pic of Stories for Nighttime (and Some for the Day) by Ben Loory, which is fantastic and inspiring. That's all the books I have received since last time.

What did you get?


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