Sunday, June 10, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (4) 6.10.12


Tynga of Tynga's Reviews is starting a new meme to spotlight the books we receive each week.  Here's what I got:



From the Library:

Wallflower in Bloom
by Claire Cook

This is Claire Cook's newest book and I cannot wait to read it!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Purchased:
 
 
Wolf Hall
by Hilary Mantel
 
I've heard a lot about this book lately (maybe because the sequel Bring Up the Bodies was recently released) and I just had to go buy myself a copy of it! This one is set during King Henry VIII's reign.
 
 
 
 
Legacy
by Susan Kay
This is another book that I've been hearing a lot about lately and was excited to see the bookstore had one copy left on the shelf. A book all about Queen Elizabeth I - I can't wait to start reading it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
From Library Booksale
 
The Dressmaker
by Elizabeth Birkelund Oberbeck

I saw this and was captivated by the gorgeous cover...plus I seem to be drawn to books about gown designers for some reason.

 
 
 
 
 
A Reliable Wife
by Robert Goolrick

I've heard a lot of good things about this and when I saw it, I couldn't resist.







The Botticelli Secret
by Marina Fiorato

No idea why I bought this - it just seemed to call out to me. I hope it's good!






Wicked
by Gregory Maguire

Ever since seeing the Broadway play Wicked, I've been wanting to read the books. I think this is the first one.


 
 
 
 

 
 
What did you get this week?
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12 comments

  1. Nice collection of books! I keep meaning to read Wicked too. It has been sitting on my TBR mountain for years. My new book posts are at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

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    1. I am excited to read Wicked...hopefully I will get to it soon but I don't know - my tbr mountain is pretty big, too!

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  2. I didn't care for Wolf Hall, but that's me. Hope you enjoy all your new books. Come visit me as well.

    Grace

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    1. I have heard mixed reviews about it, but thought I would give it a try.

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  3. I haven't heard or read any of these books, except for Wicked, which I'm familiar with, but they all look really good and The Botticelli Secret's cover looks so pretty, maybe that's why it called to you! :)

    Check out my Stacking the Shelves!

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    1. Isn't is pretty? I hope the story is as good!

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  4. I got Wallflower in Bloom this week too and I already finished it. I want to read Wolf Hall someday but I'm a little intimidated by it. I like the cover of The Dressmaker.

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    1. Did you like Wallflower in Bloom? Her books are always good - I love all the different careers she delves into in her stories.

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  5. I have Wolf Hall and A Reliable Wife waiting for me to read. I *loved* Wicked, which was a little odd for me since I don't like The Wizard of Oz movie. But a note, the people who adapted the book for the Broadway show changed a goodly bit

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading Wicked - I've heard it's really good and the play was fantastic!

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  6. I could not get in to Wolf Hall but I had heard a lot of good things about it. Maybe it was just me...

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    1. I hope I will enjoy it. I just saw that the sequel to the book, Bring Up the Bodies is to be released soon.

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