Monday, June 18, 2012

BACK! Life & Stacking the Shelves (2)

Hi Everyone!






          It feels great to be back blogging again and being able to read and speak English!! I lovelovelove French, but we weren't even allowed to read English novels during the 5-week Immersion program! Probably for the best, really, since it helped keep my thoughts French. 
          I'm going to start off with my second Stacking the Shelves feature!



Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.
"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!"

WON

Partials by Dan Wells

Big thanks to Mel at Mel's Random Reviews! I won this book from her Shower of Books Blog Hop! It came in the mail while I was away. 

Synopsis:
Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the world’s population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. The threat of the partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to the disease in over a decade. Humanity’s time is running out.



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The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O'Melveny

Big thanks to Twisting the Lens! I won this book from their blog. This also came in the mail while I was away!

Synopsis:
Dr. Gabriella Mondini, a strong-willed, young Venetian woman, has followed her father in the path of medicine. She possesses a singleminded passion for the art of physick, even though, in 1590, the male-dominated establishment is reluctant to accept a woman doctor. So when her father disappears on a mysterious journey, Gabriella's own status in the Venetian medical society is threatened. Her father has left clues--beautiful, thoughtful, sometimes torrid, and often enigmatic letters from his travels as he researches his vast encyclopedia, The Book of Diseases.


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Here by Denise Grover Swank

Big thanks to My Cute Bookshelf! I won this book during the Here Blog Tour.

Synopsis:
Sixteen year old Julia Phillips buries herself in guilt after killing her best friend Monica in a car accident. Julia awoke in the hospital with a broken leg, a new talent for drawing and false memories of the accident, in which she dies and Monica lives. The doctors attribute this to her head injury, but no one can explain how a bracelet engraved with her name ended up at the scene of the accident. A bracelet no one has ever seen before.





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Water by Terra Harmony

Big thanks to The Review Girl and Terra Harmony! I won this book during The Review Girl's 400 Followers Giveaway!

Synopsis:
Elemental powers in the palm of her hand...and it won't be enough to save her. When Kaitlyn Alder is involuntarily introduced to a life of magic, she becomes part of an organization hell-bent on saving the Earth. Just as her new-found life holds promises of purpose, romance, and friendship, the organization divides and a rogue member holds Kaitlyn hostage. Now one of the most terrifying men the human race has to offer stands between her and Earth's survival. 




BOUGHT

Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Edition francaise)
Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I bought both of these stories during my 5 week Immersion program at Université Sainte-Anne in Nova Scotia. I'm super excited to read them both, but especially Le Petit Prince because I've heard so many amazing things about it!

I think that's it! I haven't returned home yet - I won't get back until Thursday! 

I hope everyone had an amazing May and beginning of June! 


PS. I'm going to do another post tomorrow about my trip! :) Stay tuned!


4 comments:

  1. OOh - I read Partials earlier in the year, and it was really good. A little slow in parts, but it's worth it for that ending!!

    Dani
    Pen to Paper

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  2. Thanks for the comment, Dani!
    I'm excited to read it when I get home! :)

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  3. Wow, I can't imagine not even being able to read books in english for so long. I can definitely see how it would help with your French though.

    You got a lot of great books! I'm most jealous of Partials though, I've been wanting to read that one forever. Can't wait to get your thoughts on these when you read them and to see the post about your trip!

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  4. It was pretty insane! But the kept us busy with activities, so I probably wouldn't have had much time to read, even if I wanted to!
    I'm so happy to be reading again though - I'm flying through a few ARCs now! :)

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