Stacking the Shelves #59 /Bought Borrowed and Bagged #9

Posted 22 November, 2014 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Memes, Stacking the Shelves / 38 Comments

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Stacking The Shelves  #59 – BB&B #9

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is all about the latest additions to your library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  you will be reading soon. BB&B is a homage to to Barron’s Books and Baubles from Karen Marie Moning’s amazing Fever series, and is hosted by Braine over at Talk Supe.

Kindle Purchases:

Coming for You cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsComing for You (Dirty, Dark and Deadly #3) – J.A. Huss


James, Harper, and Sasha are products of their environment. Born into a secret organization that runs a global shadow government, and taught to kill since they were small, they find themselves both indispensable and expendable to all the people they used to trust.
Twenty-eight year old James Fenici has been an assassin since he was sixteen. He’s amassed debts and favors from countless Company brothers and participated in hundreds of Company jobs. But there are not enough favors in the world to clear his debt and make him worthy of the only girl he’s ever wanted.
Eighteen year old Harper Tate is the girl who doesn’t exist. Born and raised on a megayacht in a tropical paradise, she was destined to be a secret until now. No history, no records, and taught to have no opinions or ambition of her own, Harper is suddenly presented with more choices than she can handle.
Thirteen year old Sasha Cherlin is the girl who knows everything and understands nothing at all. Her future is filled with vengeance and death, but her dreams are filled with hope and a promise. A promise who no longer wants her.
The game is on, the pieces are in place, and the players have everything to lose. But who can you trust when everyone’s a traitor?


So, I am preparing what I am going to do for my MA thesis, even if I still have time. And thanks to my class called Romance and its Remediation, where we have read romances from medieval times and up to the 20th century, I figured, why not take one of the romance tropes and some contemporary stories I really love and go from there? So, I will write on love triangles and what they do for the character development of the main character (or something like that). And I’m using The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi and The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins as my primary sources. Therefore, I needed the paperbacks, so I can quote and cite passages with page numbers an all that.

Shatter Me

The Hunger Games - (un)Conventional Bookviews


Giveaway Wins:

I won this one with the necklace and two bookmarks from author Chantal Fernando in a giveaway a while back, and the book arrived this week. I’m excited to read it!

Maybe This TimeMaybe This Time – Chantal Fernando


Moving in with my half-brother Xander, I had no idea what to expect.
But nothing could have prepared me for this.
My brother’s friends are wild, protective, secretive, always around.
And drop dead gorgeous.
Out of all of them, there’s something about Reid Knox.
Brooding, temperamental, guarded…
And I want him more than anything I have ever wanted in my life.

Did you get some exciting-looking books this week? Remember to leave me your link so I can check out your Stacking the Shelves and or Bought, Borrowed and Bagged post, too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Have a spectacular Saturday.

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Lexxie is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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38 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #59 /Bought Borrowed and Bagged #9

    • I have already read Shatter Me, that’s one of the reasons I wanted to use the series for my Master’s thesis 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by, Grace.

    • I enjoyed the Hunger Games, but I truly loved the Shatter Me series. I might only use Shatter Me for my thesis, but in case I need more primary literature, I figured it was best to get both series.
      Thanks for stopping by, Melliane.

  1. OOohh very nice! I just read the Shatter Me books earlier this year and really enjoyed them! I highly recommend reading the novellas as well! They’re in a bindup called Destroy Me! I know you’re using these for school, but for the enjoyment part of reading, I still highly recommend adding the novellas and maybe not using it for your paper if you think it will confuse things! 😉

    Happy Reading!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

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    • I have already read the whole series, Jessica, including the novellas. For my thesis, I can choose myself, and I’m very happy that there are two professors willing to supervise me 😀
      Thanks for stopping by, Jessica.

    • I hate spoilers with a passion, Shelley! I don’t understand why people need to write posters either on Twitter or FB, at least, in reviews, most people I know will put a spoiler warning.
      I truly loved the Shatter Me series, but I’m not sure that would have been the case if I’d been spoiled.

    • LOL Stormi. Those books aren’t exactly for class, their for my thesis. But I was lucky to find some professors who agreed to supervise me 🙂
      Have a great weekend yourself!

    • LOL, yes, I know an excellent excuse for getting these books in paperbacks rather than only my kindle edition 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by, Lola!

    • You know, in most contemporary (or I should say novels written nowadays) I loathe love triangles. Because they just make the whole plot stagnate, and nothing happens at all. In the medieval and modern times, though, love triangles made the main character change in some way. Either to become more self-assured and sure, or to become an a-hole…
      I’m not sure right now if both Shatter Me series and Hunger Games series will be too much, and if I have to choose, I’ll pick only Shatter Me. We shall see once I’ve handed in my pre-proposal in January.

    • Thank you Shannon! I’m pretty excited I got the professors interested, actually. To read about something I really love will hopefully help me 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. You had a great week book-wise, Lexxie! I’m excited about your thesis!! 🙂 Congrats on your win! I think I may have to add Maybe This Time to my tbr…it sounds good!

    Hope you’re enjoying your weekend. I can’t wait to see the videos of the light & sound show. We had a good time yesterday as a family. Today we’re packing! **BIG HUGS**

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  3. I’m actually excited about my thesis, too, Brandee *grins* I’m thinking it would be great to do a PhD once I finish my MA, but I’m a little old to be a TA…

    Have fun packing, drive carefully, and have a fantastic Thanksgiving in Texas. *BIG HUGS*

    • Thank you Braine! I’ll definitely post about it if I need input. We’ve had this thing about how ‘the author is dead’ in one of my classes, which certainly isn’t true when you read contemporary authors… It would be very interesting to write something about that as well… So many ideas, so little time 😀

    • I haven’t read The Selection, though, and I really want to stay with books I’ve already read at least once, so that I can do an in depth analysis as well. We haven’t read any of these books in my classes, but some professors are pretty open-minded 🙂
      Happy Monday, Berls 🙂

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