Monday, July 16, 2012

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves allows us to share the books we have added to our collections - physical, virtual, borrowed, bought or received.

A few weeks ago we took part in the Canada Day Blog Hop and so I also perused our fellow Canadian blogs and entered a bunch of giveaways.  Lucky for me, I won a book!  Here's what I nabbed from Gef from Wag the Fox.  Thanks Gef!

What?  Its not YA?  Aww, that's ok.  It's good to try new things.  :D  Besides, I guess I should try an adult title now and again...

Curlypow here, strangely enough, my shelf stacking this week was also for an adult book:

This is the 24th novel in the Pern series and is a little bittersweet for me.  I have been following this series since the very beginning and it is one of my favourites, but sadly the author, Anne McCaffrey, died earlier this year.  Thankfully her son Todd has taken up the Pern reins and I have high hopes of the series continuing for many more years.  BTW, they are all pretty much suitable for YA readers, so if you like dragons, give them a try.


  1. Oh Pern! How I love Pern! I read these books when I was younger and have recently started collecting anything Pern. I want to spend a month or so re-reading them in chronological order (not publishing order). I'm a little iffy about Todd taking over the reigns...whenever this has happened in the past (DUNE!) I've been disappointed. But Anne McCaffery left a wonderful legacy of lots of Pern novels I will enjoy for years to come - anyone who hasn't visited Pern must! MUST!

    Also, if you already love Pern...try James Maxey's Bitterwood books. It's the anti-thesis to Pern, but just as good (dragons are in charge and MEAN).

    1. Hey Special K, I own all the early Pern books :) Just let me know if you'd like to borrow any of them. BTW, Todd didn't do too badly with his stories, they're not quite as good, but still worth reading. And you're right, Pern is a MUST read for dragon lovers.
      I haven't tried the Bitterwood books, I'll need to give them a go.