Stacking the Shelves (24) November 24, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
Tags: book talk, books, reading, stacking the shelves
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by TyngaReviews.com and is a book haul post to show off everything you purchased or received for review
Believe by Lisa Alfonso
The Emergence by Devin K. Smyth
Cat Bearing Gifts by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Virtually True by Adam Penenberg
The Cloud Seeders by James Zerndt
I got quite a few more books this week then I did last week. I guess I had more luck! Believe is a dystopian story about two teenagers who rebel against the social and institutional norm. The Emergence is a book submission that looks promising. It’s about an eleven-year-boy who find himself and his cat in a post-apocalyptic world trying to survive without the aid of any adults. I’ve already mentioned Cat Bearing Gifts in my Monday post. To briefly go over it, it’s a cozy mystery with talking cats.
Virtually True is a dsytopian about a journalist written by a journalist. It takes place in a corporate war ravaged world. The Cloud Seeders is the only other book I bought besides the cozy mystery. It’s another dystopian (I love my dystopians!) that takes place in a world where water is scarce and where people don’t look to the sky for rain. There are water police and neighbors are encouraged to make sure others conserve their water. Two teenagers go on a search for their parents across the country.
I was particularly interested in reading this book as I remember hearing a staggering statistic about our country over the summer. Something like over 50% of the states were experiencing drought of some kind. I know my state had extreme drought on the Big Island where the farms are. Water is so precious. This book promises to be really fascinating, I hope it doesn’t disappoint.
Those are the books I got this week! I think I got a nice little haul. I hope everyone in the U.S. had a Happy Thanksgiving! I also hope everyone had a safe Black Friday. There’s one last thing I should mention, Jennifer Armentrout is hosting a giveaway for her book Opal. Details here. Aloha!