Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme being hosted by Tynga's Reviews, while Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Dolce Bellezza this month (see Mailbox Monday for each month's host). Both memes are all about sharing the books you've added to your shelves - physical and virtual, borrowed and bought. It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey, and it's focused on what's in your hands, as opposed to what's on your shelf.
With an average of two reads per week scheduled into the middle of August, I've been trying to hold off on adding to the TBR pile, but a pair of pleasant surprises arrived in the mail this week.
Emperor of Thorns
by Mark Lawrence
Hardcover, 448 pages
Expected publication: August 6th 2013 by Ace Hardcover
Acquired via the author . . . signed, no less!
Christian Nation: A Novel
by Frederic C. Rich
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: July 1st 2013 by W.W. Norton & Company
Acquired via publisher/publicist.