Stacking the Shelves (#4)

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where all the books we got recently would be featured – no matter physical or digital; bought, borrowed, won or gifted.

Greetings lovelies! It’s time for another Stacking the Shelves post and this one covers the books I attained in the last 2 weeks. I went to a book sale last Sunday and it was amazing – I only had to pay $28 (Singapore dollars) for 6 books (1 hardcover, 5 paperbacks)! Obviously, it was a steal and to make things better, my local library finally got copies of Revelations by J.A. Souders & Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund, two books that I’ve been dying to read.

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Bought:

Borrowed:

If you’re a regular at A Page of Heaven, you would probably realize we’ve only reviewed YA books so far. The Silver Brumby isn’t a YA novel yet I’ve been wanting to read it for years. Literally. Ever since I was about 12-years-old & was utterly obsessed with horses. So I might consider reviewing it once I’m done reading (which might take some time to get to due to my large pile of unread books). As for Unravelling, it appeared in my last STS post too but when I saw it at the book sale, I decided to get it so I could read it at a slower pace without library due dates pressuring me. Those who have been keeping up with me would also realize I’ve already read Pivot Point but it costed $8 (perfect condition hardcover) at the book sale and I just had to buy it!

Moving on to the library books, I’ve read Breaking Point last year but borrowed it again incase I needed reference while reading the third of the trilogy, Three, because I was pretty preoccupied when I read it before and don’t remember much. Hence the lack of a Breaking Point review. Tandem I borrowed for the pretty cover alone, If I Stay was because a dear friend strongly recommended it to me & Nantucket Blue was borrowed on impulse. I vaguely remember being recommended Nantucket Blue on Goodreads and the color scheme of the cover attracted me. However, I thought it was a standalone but discovered it wasn’t just as I was searching up its Goodreads link for this post… Oh well, I hope my impulses have led me to a good contemporary novel, seeing as how I’ve not read many of those.

This next piece of news isn’t book related but I’m too excited to not share it! This past Monday, I received my results for the horrid ‘O’ Level examinations I sat for last year. Miraculously, my score allowed me to be eligible for every single one of the polytechnic courses I was interested in! Thank God. My first choice was Mass Communications at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and – I honestly can’t believe I’m saying this – I can’t wait for school to start!

This has obviously been a spectacular fortnight for me, both book-wise & non-book-wise, and I hope it has been that way for all of you out there too!

Adelena

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