Stacking the Shelves (43) + January Recap

Saturday, January 31, 2015

I said I'll cut back on buying, right? Uhm, can we start that some other time? I couldn't resist because Fully Booked had a sale!



Gifted

The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan

When I read about Marina's story and how she died at a young age full of potential, I got sad. But I got sadder when I read one of her essays and how it was poignant yet hopeful. This book has been on my wishlist ever since that moment last year. My friend and I exchanged gifts AKA exchanged books and this was my wishlist. I'm so excited yet a wee bit afraid to read it because I know there will be FEELS AND TEARS.


Bought

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater


After loving Noggin by John Corey Whaley, I immediately bought his debut novel Where Things Come Back. Sadly, I still haven't read it because I fail.

I also bought a paperback of The Dream Thieves because the ARC that I was reading had missing pages!!! Yes, I was enraged and so sad at midnight on a Sunday because I couldn't continue reading! I went to the nearest bookstore the next day and thank God there's a copy! I would have cried, really, if I wasn't able to read it the next day. I was on the juicy parts and then BAH.




When the World Was Flat (and we were in love) by Ingrid Jonach



I promised myself I'll buy my own hardcover copy of When the World Was Flat (and we were in love) because I absolutely love it. But I never did until I discovered back in January 1 that it's gonna be out of print! So I bought one immediately and it arrived this week! Tom x Lily 4EVA



*signed* The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
*signed* The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

I couldn't go to any of Michelle Hodkin's signings here in the Philippines so I was grateful that I was still able to get signed copies. Thank you so much, Fully Booked!


This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki

I've been eyeing this ever since reading the raves on this YA graphic novel. But what ultimately made me break the bank was Emma Roberts reading it and loving it. Emma Roberts is my favorite Emma and she has great taste in books and I'm trying to have an Emma Roberts Book Club with myself. #wevegotourselvesaSULA #ifyoudidntgetthereferenceyourenotawildchild


Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos

After loving and bawling last year with There Will Come A Time by Carrie Arcos, I knew I had to read her award-winning debut novel.


We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Jean wanted me to read this so of course I will. He keeps my reading selections varied AKA not all YA.


Trouble by Non Pratt

I've wanted to read this because ALL THE RAVES, MAN. I've been scouring for a copy and I chanced upon one at Fully Booked and TADA! It only cemented that I HAVE to read it because I read an excerpt from Love Hurts (review soon!) and it's just my kind of read. SO EXCITED!


Submarine by Joe Dunthorne

Lastly, SUBMARINE movie tie-in edition! I love love love the film adaptation directed by Richard Ayoade (hats off to you, sir). I never thought I could idolize Richard Ayoade even more after I busted my gut with The IT Crowd but apparently, he's also a deft director and just !!! I can't wait to see Craig Roberts in more movies too. Damn fine comic chops and his deadpan delivery, yes! Anyway, looking forward to reading this too just to see where one of my favorite coming-of-age films was adapted from.

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Recap

This 2015, I feel like doing monthly recaps on what happened in the blog. This will be posted on the last day of the month, along with my Stacking the Shelves post for that month as well. Sooooo, what happened here at Oops! I Read A Book Again this January?


I ended up reviewing seven titles only (BOO, I was aiming for at least 10) and these are Forever Found by Nazarea Andrews, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (finally), Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, Only A Kiss by Ines Bautista-Yao, Noggin by John Corey Whaley, Winger by Andrew Smith, and Attachments by Rainbow Rowell.

I also thought of possible theme songs for The Fault in Our Stars, Only A Kiss, and Noggin.

I helped share the covers for Black Iris by Leah Raeder, Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen and All Played Out by Cora Carmack.

Because I'm obsessed with David Levithan and The Lover's Dictionary, I actually compile the companion tweets by @loversdiction. Dictionary entries from H, I, and J are up!

The blog tours I organized for Keeper of the Lost Souls by Kristy Centeno, Only A Kiss by Ines Bautista-Yao, and Payback is Sweet by Kristy Centeno happened. I also invited you all to help Nikki Godwin announce the release of her newest novel Breaking Saint Jude.

I celebrated Breaking Saint Jude by Nikki Godwin's release!

I featured Cities by Carla de Guzman with an excerpt and Carla's playlist, as well as Keeper of the Lost Souls by Kristy Centeno with an excerpt.

Lastly, I announced my newest blog feature, Under the Radar Friday!

12 comments:

  1. YAY for The Dream Thieves and The Evolution of Mara Dyer. I enjoyed The Dream Thieves much more than The Raven Boys. And The Evolution of Mara Dyer was just as good as The Unbecoming. I have The Retribution, but I'm kind of scared to read it. I've seen mixed reviews on it. Hope you have a great week!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. I agree that THE DREAM THIEVES was much more enjoyable, especially because of the focus on Ronan and the very interesting concept of dream thieving. And in general, it just has more things going on. Plus, I like The Gray Man. I haven't read the Mara Dyer series but I'll be doing that soon. Thanks for dropping by, Sandy!

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  2. Great haul! I've wanted to read Trouble too. :)

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    1. I'll tell you all about it when I'm done. Hope you get to read it soon too. Thanks for stopping by, Lisa!

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  3. Really nice haul. Happy reading!
    sherry @ fundinmental Sherry's Shelves

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Sherry! I'll be sure to visit your STS too!

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  4. Looks like you had a good haul! I may have to pick up Where Things Come Back because of Noggin too. That book was just pure genius. That's so awesome that you have signed copy of the Michelle Hodkins' books! I love that series, though I still have to read the last one. I hope you enjoy all your books and have a good week! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Maybe we should read it together, Krystianna! Since we both loved Noggin. <3 Gah, I really need to get on with the Mara Dyer series. I'm so left out! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Oh my goodness! So many books *.*

    I'm so glad you got the hardback of WHEN THE WORLD WAS FLAT! I loved that book SO much, and I bought the paperback when I found out Strange Chemistry was closing down (which is so sad - their titles were freaking awesome). I may have to indulge and buy the hardback as well, because I really did love that book. The new cover for the ebook is gorgeous, though! I would totally buy a physical copy of it if I could.

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    1. I'm glad to find someone who loves WHEN THE WORLD WAS FLAT as well! Yes, I love it so SO much, gah. I thought of buying just the paperback but then I figured I'd go big because I won't forgive myself if I didn't get a copy before it runs out of print. I know, Strange Chemistry closing down was such sad news. A lot of my favorite titles ever since I started blogging were from them. They had such amazing and fresh titles. If the new version ever gets into printing, I will definitely buy a copy too! Did you know that Ingrid added a prologue in the new version and changed its tense? Thanks for dropping by, Chiara! <3

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  6. Awesome books you have here! :) And some of them I added on my tbr too. Happy reading and hope you'll enjoy them all.

    My STS: http://readingadd.blogspot.com/2015/02/stacking-shelves-25.html

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    1. I'm so excited to read them! Especially with THIS ONE SUMMER getting a Printz Honor Award. Thank you for dropping by!

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