Sunday, August 26, 2012

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 8/26/12

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  Make sure to checkout her post with links to all the other participates.

I got two books this week for review.  Didn't buy any - who had time this week.  It was the first week back to school with students.  Pretty crazy busy.

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Thank you Little Brown for Surviving High School byM. Doty

From Goodreads

What's the secret to surviving your freshman year of high school?

Emily Kessler thinks she has it all figured out. She eats, sleeps and trains for competitive swimming. All she has to do is keep her grades high and swim times short -- short enough to live up to her sister Sara's. But walking the crowded maze of unfamiliar high school hallways is like diving headfirst into shark-infested waters. Shark #1: Dominique, her biggest competition on the swim team and all-around mean girl. Shark #2: The adorable and popular Ben Kale... Emily can't resist his smile no matter how hard she tries. When the pressure builds to the point where Emily isn't sure she can stay afloat, she begins to question the strict path her life has always followed.
Maybe there is more to life than studying and swimming. Maybe the secret to surviving high school is just to have a little fun.

The hit mobile game Surviving High School comes to life in an original novel about perfection, failure, and following your dreams.



 Thank you Harlequin for Return to Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs

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Sonnet Romano's life is almost perfect. She has the ideal career, the ideal boyfriend, and has just been offered a prestigious fellowship. There's nothing more a woman wants - except maybe a baby.sister? When Sonnet finds out her mother is unexpectedly expecting, and that the pregnancy is high-risk, she puts everything on hold - the job, the fellowship, the boyfriend - and heads home to Avalon. Once her mom is out of danger, Sonnet intends to pick up her life where she left off. But when her mother receives a devastating diagnosis, Sonnet must decide what really matters in life, even of that means staying in Avalon and taking a job that forces her to work alongside her biggest, and maybe her sweetest, mistake - award-winning filmmaker Zach Alger. So Sonnet embarks on a summer of laughter and tears, of old dreams and new possibilities, and of finding the home of her heart. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, Return to Willow Lake plumbs the deepest corners of the human heart, exploring the bonds of family, the perils and rewards of love, and the true meaning of home.

What about you?  What's stacking your shelves this week???  Leave me a comment.

15 comments:

  1. These books sound amazing...happy reading

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  2. They both sound good. :) Happy reading!

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  3. Both sound great, hope you enjoy!
    My STS: World of Books

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  4. surving high school sounds fun . enjoy both

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  5. I'm supposed to be receiving Surviving High School. Can't wait to see what you think, Val. Hope this week is smoother at school!

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  6. Surviving High School sounds like such a fun book! Enjoy =D

    Here's my Book Haul post.

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  7. It was the first week of school here as well! Oy! I am already counting down till summer begins. Hope you enjoy your haul!

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  8. Surviving High School sounds good and I like the cover too. Happy Reading!!

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  9. Those two sound absolutely great! :D I would love to see your thoughts on them! Surviving High School has been added to my TBR list! woohoo! Enjoy em hun!

    Shreya
    Chocolate Coated Reviews

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  10. Surviving High School sounds cute! I wish there was a magic answer how to survive but I think it mostly just involves suffering through lol Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. They both sound pretty fab. I may have to check out Surviving High School! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog, Val! :)

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  12. Wow, they both sound like great reads!! Thanx for stopping by my StS!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  13. Surviving High School sounds like a very interesting book, especially since I'm starting high school myself very soon.

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  14. Both of those sound really great! Can't wait to see what you think of them.

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  15. Surviving High School looks pretty good. I hope you enjoy everyhting!

    My IMM =)

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