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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (8) and Vlog (5)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews to showcase any books that I have received for review, bought, borrowed, or won to read.

This month has been hellishly busy and stressful for me, but I still somehow found the time to make a quick vlog to update on the books I have received these past few weeks:

For Review:
Pantomime by Laura Lam (Thanks to Strange Chemistry!)
The Holders by Julianna Scott (Thanks to Strange Chemistry!)
City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster (Thanks to HarperCollins Canada!)

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (Thanks to Sara of Just Another Story!)

Bought Used:
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

After this weekend, I will be taking a wee break from blogging for the holidays, but will still be reachable by email, twitter, and facebook. Happy Holidays and see you in 2013!!


  1. I am DYING to read City of a Thousand Dolls! It sounds awesome. And EEEP, Mara Dyer #2 is AMAZING.

    Enjoy your books, Aylee, and happy holidays! :)

  2. Oh, Ella Enchanted, I love that book!
    And yay for the books you got
    And Double YAY for the holidays!
    I hope you have a lovely time

  3. I heard nothing but good things about Evolution of Mara Dyer! Happy reading!

    My STS for the week!

    Old follower.

    Kate @ Confessions of a Bookaholic

  4. Awesome book haul this week! :) I am new to your blog, and I love how you did a "vlog" posting for your STS! I have to read "The Bridge to Terabithia" for one of my University classes; so I hope you enjoy it more than me when I have to analyse it, lol! Also, the Evolution of Mara Dyer - have only heard amazing things from everyone! I still have to read the first one, but honestly it is on my "Must Read: to-read" pile, lol. Happy Holidays!

  5. I can't wait to finally get my hands on a copy of The Evolution of Mara Dyer. I hope it is just as good if not better than the first book!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  6. City of a Thousand Dolls! It sounds awesome.. =)

  7. I still haven't read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer but I really need to because I've heard great things about it. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week!

    My IMM

  8. I'm looking forward to reading Pantomime too :)
    Happy reading.
    Katja @ YA's the Word

  9. I reallly need to get on the Mara train.

  10. Ella Enchanted!!!!! It was the first fairytale retelling I ever read. Hooked ever since :)

  11. I have not heard of some of those, I have the Myra Dyer one, is all. Have fun with them, and enjoy your hodidays. I actually had to do my Christmas dinner today, so am tired now, but glad its out of the way, as I cooked for 2 days, lol I will probably be the only one online on Christmas. lol

    Stacking the Shelves & In My Mailbox

  12. Bridge to Terabithia is one of my favorite children's books. I loved the film too!! Hope you have a wonderful holiday break. :)

  13. Oh, yay! Mara Dyer! I need to reread the first one, but I was so happy to get the second one ... that's a 2013 must! :) Merry Christmas, Aylee!

  14. Oh yay you got the package. I hope you enjoy it. Pantomime looks SO good. I can't wait to read it.

    Merry Christmas Aylee!!

  15. I still need to read the new Mara Dyer! I hope it's good! Enjoy!
    My Stack

  16. Bridge to Terabithia and Ella Enchanted were both childhood favourites of mine. :) Neither movie adaption was quite as good as the book, though! Also, Pantomime and City of a Thousand Dolls sound insanely good - I hope you enjoy them!

    Merry Christmas :)

  17. Squee! City of a Thousand Dolls sounds amazing! I would love to borrow it once you've finished.

    And Ella Enchanted is such a great book. One of my favourites!

    By the way, I tried to tweet you about it, but I was wondering if you wanted my extra ARC of Midwinter Blood by Marcus Sedgwick. I saw it on your WoW a while ago and I thought you might want an ARC. If you already got one, no worries!

  18. Pantomime sounds great and CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS *high fangirl scream* I can't wait to read that book. The cover is gooorgeous and I love fantasy. Happy, happy reading Aylee!

    My haul - Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  19. Argh! City of a Thousand Dolls looks so good! I cant wait for it!

    My Book Haul! Letterbox Love!
    Happy Holidays!

  20. Ohhh City of a Thousand Dolls sounds AMAZING. Hadn't heard of it before, but it's definitely going on my TBR list. I'm also really excited for Pantomime, and I definitely want to read the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer soon!
    Hope you enjoy these and happy holidays! :)

  21. I'm hoping to start the Mara Dyer series over the holidays. Fingers crossed that I can get a lot of reading done.

  22. I'm dying for City of a Thousand Dolls! LOVE the concept of it. I hope you enjoy The Evolution of Mara Dyer. I just can't even talk about the ending..I just ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.... *zips lips*


    I'm subscribing to your channel too. Love to add more BookTubers to my subscriptions list.
    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada
    Stacking the Shelves Book Haul

  23. Awww I'm sorry you've had a hellish month Aylee! I hope the new year starts out better for you:) On the upside, you did get Evolution of Mara Dyer, and that's a complete WIN. Noah will make you feel better for sure:) I can't wait for City of a Thousand Dolls, I've been waiting for what feels like forever for that one. Enjoy!

    Happy Holidays:):):)

  24. City of a Thousand Dolls sounds so, so good! I hope you like it! I still need to read The Evolution of Mara Dyer too, but just like you, after that cliffhanger, I NEED to know what happens! Enjoy your new reads! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post and Happy Holidays!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  25. OMG, Aylee, Pantomime is going to totally surprise you! That book has a major secret. I found it unlike anything I've read. Don't much like Mara Dyer, but I'm such a fangirl for The City Of Thousand Dolls- the cover is gorgeous and a South Asian inspired fantasy? This Asian says bring it on :D Have a great Holiday season!

  26. Strange Chemistry just rocks my oceans! I am so ecstatic to see you'll be reading Pantomime right along with me. And oh, mama's apron I can't wait for The Pirate's Wish. I'm having trouble just breathing while thinking about it.

    And. GET. OUT. OF. FIRE! You got a copy of City of a Thousand Dolls!?! Oh, I wish I was you and while I was you I'd fumble through the pages and sniff the cover and caress the spine. LUCKY. YOU'RE SO LUCKY. I need a copy ASAP.

    Also: it's so lovely to see your face <3. AND STOP TEMPTING ME. I can't afford to add Unbecoming/Evolution onto my TBR, darn it.

  27. I really need to read the first Mara Dyer book! And City of a Thousand Dolls sounds really good, such a sweet haul this past week.

    Le sigh! I am sitting here with my husband with one of my brats sleeping right beside me so I can't watch the vlog but I will definitely make a point to come back tomorrow and watch it!

    Happy Holidays, Aylee!

  28. City of A Thousand Dolls is at the top of my to read list for 2013-- absolutely can't wait to read your review of it! Ella Enchanted is one of my favorite fantasy reads from when I first got into the genre; hope you enjoy all of these and had a great Christmas. :)

  29. Dying to read City of a Thousand Dolls!!! I'll be curious to know what you think of it when you read it! Same goes for The Holders :D Also, I'd seen Pantomime around but I didn't know much about it. If it's fantasy I'll definitely have to check it out!

    Congrats on the used classics you got a hold of too - both must reads for me as well :)

    Happy New Year Aylee ♥ Hope you had happy holidays & all the best for 2013!