Kinx's Book Nook: Stacking the Shelves

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Stacking the Shelves


Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!


Bought for my Kindle:

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent. The text in this 372-page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics (1998), and includes a note on the text by Douglas A. Anderson (2001). Unforgettable!


Won from contests:

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Thanks to Cyrs from Book 'Em: Adventures in Reading)

In his first book for young adults, bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by acclaimed artist Ellen Forney, that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.


The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory (Thanks to Amy from Passages to the Past)

Spies, poison, and curses surround her...

Is there anyone she can trust?
 


The Kingmaker's Daughter is the gripping story of the daughters of the man known as the "Kingmaker," Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick: the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century England. Without a son and heir, he uses his daughters, Anne and Isabel as pawns in his political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right. In this novel, her first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory explores the lives of two fascinating young women.

At the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Married at age fourteen, she is soon left widowed and fatherless, her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Anne manages her own escape by marrying Richard, Duke of Gloucester, but her choice will set her on a collision course with the overwhelming power of the royal family and will cost the lives of those she loves most in the world, including her precious only son, Prince Edward. Ultimately, the kingmaker's daughter will achieve her father's greatest ambition.






7 comments:

  1. Nice! Hope you enjoy all your reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  2. That Phillipa Gregory book sounds interesting. I remember reading The Hobbit many years ago. Great haul of books.

    Grace

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  3. Nice haul.

    "The Hobbit" is going to be one of those books that makes its way on to a lot of hauls on the lead up to the first film in December.

    The book by Sherman Alexis sounds like an interesting one.

    Enjoy your reads.

    Please check out my haul at http://resolution-corner.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/showcase-sundayletterbox-lovestacking_24.html

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  4. I really hope to read The Hobbit soon. I want to read it before the movie comes out. :) I have heard great things about it!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  5. I bought The Kingmaker's Daughter shortly after it was released but still haven't had a chance to read it. I hope that it's good because I love reading about The Wars of the Roses. Enjoy your new books!

    Our StS

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  6. Ooohhh The Hobbit! I hope the book and movie are good!
    My Stack

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