Saturday, September 28, 2013

Stacking The Shelves (4)

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! Hosted by Tynga's Reviews.


On my fourth Stacking the Shelves post, I will be showcasing not only the books I received or purchased for this week, but also the books I have gotten from the past months that I still haven't posted. Don't expect too much, because I haven't really been buying a lot of books the time I was temporarily away. I wanted to, but certain circumstances don't allow me. Anyway, moving on to the books...

Here are the new additions to my shelf!
Listed from top to bottom:

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The first set of books are the books that I have purchased (most of it) and received (Time Between Us) from June to August. The second set of books have all been purchased in the month of September. I can't really discuss every book I got on this haul because it would this post very long. SO just click on the title links if you want to know more about them.

This is a bit long... so if you want to skip reading, it's okay.

So for the first set, I bought 13 Little Blue Envelopes (last July), Uglies, and White Cat (by the end of August) at a local secondhand bookstore . These are preloved books that are still in very good condition. I have seen these books around the blog universe, and so I decided to buy them. I think these three books cost more or less Php 350.00 in total (approximately $8.00 in US Dollars).

The next one is Shadowhunter's Guide: City of Bones which I bought because I wanted to buy something in preparation for the City of Bones movie. Hahahaha! Kidding! I honestly bought this because I'll feel bad for the Mortal Instruments series if I don't. I have the Hunger Games Tribute Guide, and I found it to be a waste of money if you already read the books. I had a feeling that the Shadowhunter's Guide will be the same as well. But I still bought it to be fair, if you know what I mean. And sometimes being a fangirl comes with a little stupidity. :)

Now, Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone was a prize for a giveaway I entered last May, I think. I received it mid-June, and I was so happy when I finally got it. It's my first signed book dedicated only to me. Yes!!! It is signed. All the way from Tamara herself. Eeeeeek! The excitement and the joy were overflowing that time. Even now, as I am typing this, I still feel a buzz of thrill. Here it is!

Moving on to the second set...

I  bought Flipped and Love Story together at a bargain price of Php 99.00 each (about $2.29 for each book). I have seen Flipped's movie adaptation, and I loved it. It was cute and fun to watch, yet at the same time it was innocent and touching. And I would love to read the whole version of Bryce and Juli's story. The only reason I probably bought Love Story was because it was cheap. I have read the blurb at the back of the book, and it I guess it's interesting enough. But let's see.

I have been wanting to buy a physical copy of Every Day by David Levithan ever since I  finished reading it last year. When I saw it in one of our local bookstores, it was priced Php 525.00 (about $12.00) and that's a very high price to pay for a student and for a paperback book in general. So I waited and waited for that big sale to come, and fortunately after a long time, I was able to buy it at a discounted price. I also bought John Green's Paper Towns at a discounted price, paying a total of around Php 700.00 for both books (about $16.00)

I was not really planning to buy the Vampire Academy books. Yes, I have read them all and I love the series, but I what I have are ebooks of the series. I want to have physical copies, and I really wanted to buy it from book 1. Since there was no book 1 available in the store, and Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2)and Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4) were on bargain, the book nerd in me can't resist the temptation of buying these cheap books. So in the end, I bought them without the first book at about Php 450.00 for the two books (about $10.39).

These two books were unexpected finds...Wither (The Chemical Garden #1) and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Both are also preloved, have been marked off more than half the price, and are still in very good condition. I purchased them at a total price Php 265.00 (about $6.00).

That's all the books that I haven't showed everybody for the past weeks. I can't even believe I bought all these, and that my September book purchase amounted to approximately $37.00 for 8 books. Wow! I spent all that!? I need to control myself. I still have college fees to pay for.

Bye for now!


  1. Nice haul! I just finished 13 Little Blue Envelopes last week... not my favorite Maureen Johnson title, but still decent. ^_^ Pre-loved books for the win!

    Kazen @ Always Doing
    (here's my own take!)

    1. It's my first Maureen Johnson, and based from your comment, I'm assuming her other boks are better? Maybe I'll try to read them in the future. Thanks for stopping by! YEAH! LONG LIVE PRE-LOVED BOOKS! :D

  2. Vampire Acadely books! One of my favorite series. Oooh and Wither, one of my favorite books. That series... Oh my god. <3

    Thanks for stopping by!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

    1. I love VA as well! haven't read Wither yet. I hope it's good. :) Thanks!

  3. Nice haul. I loved the Vampire Academy series. That's like one of my favorite YA Series. Come visit me as well.

    Books of Love

  4. I haven't read any of these but I hope you enjoy them! Happy reading.

    Tsuki’s STS

  5. I've read '13 Little Blue Envelopes' and 'Uglies' both of which are really good. Uglies is a really original and good dystopian :)

    1. I'm really looking forward to reading Uglies. I was so happy when I found a copy in the bookstore. :)

  6. Great haul. I loved Uglies, and I have a copy of Time Between Us to read too. Enjoy them!

    New GFC follower :) My STS

  7. AHH I spy some Vampire Academy books, White Cat and Wither! Loved all of these!! Happy reading!

    Thanks for stopping by :)
    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  8. V.A. BOOKS!! I love that series. I am currently working on it's spin-off series (Bloodlines) right now. Uglies in one I want to read at some point. Happy Reading!
    *Blog follower*

    Here are my newest additions .

    1. Oh my goodness! I love Bloodlines as well. If you love Adrian, that series is for you! I love ADRIAN!!! Lol! Thanks! :)

  9. I have read quite a few of these, recently read and reviewed Every Day and reviewed Time Between Us today (I really loved it).
    I absolutely loved the Uglies series!!!

    My STS

    1. Glad you love those books! I love Every Day and Time Between Us as well. Haven't read Uglies yet. Thanks for stopping by :)



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