Stacking the Shelves. 09.17.2012

 

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Stacking the Shelves

09.17.2012

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

This pile came together at a recent trip to a second-hand store. Yes, these books are second-hand, but in great condition, and unread (by me, at least!). It still feels good to get great books at a low price and to be able to give old books a new home.

Books for Review

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A special thanks to ECW Press and Corey Redekop for providing me with a copy of the upcoming new release,  Husk!

Outlandish and emotional, this humorous novel centers on Sheldon Funk, a struggling actor who dies in a bus restroom only to awaken during his autopsy and attack the coroner. Fleeing into the wintry streets of Toronto, Sheldon realizes he’s now a zombie-as if he didn’t have enough on his plate already. His last audition, reading for the reality television series House Bingo, had gone disastrously wrong. His mother is in the late stages of dementia, his savings are depleted, his agent couldn’t care less, and his boyfriend is little more than a set of nice abs. All Sheldon has to his name is a house he can barely hold onto and a cat that is more pillow than mammal. Now he also has to contend with decomposition, the scent of the open grave, and an unending appetite for human flesh-and on top of it all, there’s another audition in the morning. In order to survive his death without literally falling apart, Sheldon must find a way to combine his old life with his new addiction, which would be a lot easier if he could stop eating vagrants. A hysterical take on fame, love, religion, politics, and appetite, this is the story of the “everyzombie” people long to be. – From Chapters-Indigo.

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Books I Bought

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The Blindness of the Heart by Julie Franck, published by Grove Press.

Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips, published by Random House of Canada.

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Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella, published by Random House Publishing.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, published by Penguin Books.

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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, published by Razorbill.

Broken by Kelley Armstrong, published by Random House of Canada.

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A Taste for Red by Lewis Harris, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Books I Won

A special thank you to Thomas Nelson Fiction for my winning, Moon Over Edisto by Beth Webb Hart.

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Which kind of books to you prefer? Brand new and in perfect condition? Or gently used with yellowing pages?

What books did you add to your shelves this week?

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