Feb 16, 2013

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which we bibliophiles showcase lovely new additions to our ever-growing collection.

This week's haul:

Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth -- musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies -- the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children.

Now, for the first time, this astonishing novel is made available in book form, complete with the original colored words, vertical footnotes, and newly added second and third appendices.

The story remains unchanged, focusing on a young family that moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane where they discover something is terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.

Of course, neither Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Will Navidson nor his companion Karen Green was prepared to face the consequences of that impossibility, until the day their two little children wandered off and their voices eerily began to return another story -- of creature darkness, of an ever-growing abyss behind a closet door, and of that unholy growl which soon enough would tear through their walls and consume all their dreams.

Inhale. Exhale. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe . . . The world is dead. The survivors live under the protection of Breathe, the corporation that found a way to manufacture oxygen-rich air.

Alina has been stealing for a long time. She's a little jittery, but not terrified. All she knows is that she's never been caught before. If she's careful, it'll be easy. If she's careful.

Quinn should be worried about Alina and a bit afraid for himself, too, but even though this is dangerous, it's also the most interesting thing to happen to him in ages. It isn't every day that the girl of your dreams asks you to rescue her.

Bea wants to tell him that none of this is fair; they'd planned a trip together, the two of them, and she'd hoped he'd discover her out here, not another girl.

And as they walk into the Outlands with two days' worth of oxygen in their tanks, everything they believe will be shattered. Will they be able to make it back? Will they want to?

What new treasures to you accumulate this week? 

Happy Reading Everyone :)


  1. I've heard many great and also creepy things about House of Leaves. Breathe looks good and I'll have to check it out for myself. Hope you enjoy both of them.

    Ange @ Moonlight Reader
    My Stacking the Shelves

  2. Breathe is really good and so I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading! :)

  3. Thanks for stopping by my STS! House of Leaves is new to me, but I really loved Breathe! Enjoy =)

  4. I've had Breathe for a while and have really been wanting to start it :) Awesome haul!

    My Haul!

  5. I so badly want to read Breathe! It has been on my wishlist FOREVER! I hope you enjoy it! :D :D :D

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My STS Post

  6. Loved Breathe and hope you do too.
    Hope you enjoy.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  7. I've heard really good things about Breathe. I'm hoping to buy a copy sometime this year so I can finally read it. :) I hope you enjoy everything!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  8. I'm jealous about Breathe. I've heard such incredible things about it. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine

    ~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time

  9. I have not heard of House of Leaves before. Seems interesting :)
    I have seen Breathe around a lot but I not sure if I want to read it or not.

    Happy reading.

    Thanks for visiting my haul

    Becky @ A Reader’s Devotion

  10. I'm looking forward to reading Breathe. I hope you enjoy all that you got.

    Thanks for stopping by my STS

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  11. Breathe was a really great book. I hope you enjoy it just as much! Enjoy all that you got this week. Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
    Our STS

  12. Never heard of House Of Leaves. was already creeped out by the blurb. Great Haul.

    My Book Haul


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