Stacking the Shelves #27 and the week ahead…

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Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga @ Tynga’s Reviews.

For Stacking the Shelves, I take the opportunity to share what books I’ve bought, won or received for review. Click on the book cover to go to Goodreads and find out more information.

The week gone…

Its been a busy week with last minute preparations for Christmas and the New Year. I’m especially looking forward to our mini camping trip this week where I hope to have a complete technology detox. Speaking of Christmas, I’ve shared my favourite holiday movies and my yummy Berry Christmas Punch recipe over the past two weeks for the 2012 Virtual Advent Tour. Tomorrow I have my final post for the tour.

During the past week I’ve reviewed:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The Man Plan by Elise K. Ackers

An Outlaw’s Christmas by Linda Lael Miller

For review:  I received Big Sky River by Linda Lael Miller, it’s the third installment in the Swoon-Worthy Cowboys series.

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The “First Lady of the West,” #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller, brings you to Parable, Montana-where love awaits. Sheriff Boone Taylor has his job, friends, a run-down but decent ranch, two faithful dogs and a good horse. He doesn’t want romance-the widowed Montanan has loved and lost enough for a lifetime. But when a city woman buys the spread next door, Boone’s peace and quiet are in serious jeopardy.

With a marriage and a career painfully behind her, Tara Kendall is determined to start over in Parable. Reinventing herself and living a girlhood dream is worth the hard work. Sure, she might need help from her handsome, wary neighbor. But life along Big Sky River is full of surprises…like falling for a cowboy-lawman who just might start to believe in second chances.

Bought: I picked up a copy of The Slap for $5 during a Book Depository UK 24 hour sale. It’s a book that hasn’t really appealed to me in the past, though I have been curious about the mixed feedback on this story. When I posted my review for The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling- a story of which I did not like the characters but it was well written and I was glad I read it- The Slap was recommended as a story that may bring up similar feelings. When I saw it on sale I decided i’d grab a copy and give it a go.

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The sensational international bestseller by Australia’s “preeminent contemporary novelist” (“The Age”), in his United States debut
Winner of the 2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Christos Tsiolkas’s “The Slap” is a riveting page-turner and a powerful, haunting rumination on contemporary middle-class family life. When a man slaps a child who is not his own at a neighborhood barbecue, the act triggers a series of repercussions in the lives of the people who witness the event-causing them to reassess their values, expectations, and desires. For readers of Jonathan Franzen and Tom Perrotta, this is a compelling account of modern society and the way we live today.

The week ahead…

This week I’ll have another Virtual Advent Tour post, along with a new feature I’ll be introducing on my blog in 2013. I’m also going to share my favourite books of 2012 and provide an update on the reading challenges I participated in this year.

So, that’s it for me. What books have you added to your shelves this week?

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