Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, whether it be physically or virtually. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
Like many book enthusiasts, I spend a lot of time entering giveaways and begging publishers and authors for review copies of novels that I desperately wish to read. Sometimes I get luck and a book shows up in my mail box or my email account, and this is one of those weeks were I got really lucky, so I thought I’d share.
Basically, I’ve had a great string of luck with one series that I’ve been waiting to try, and it all came together this week! The series is Mistborn.
Many of you might recall that I read Mistborn: The Final Empire and thoroughly enjoyed; something that amazed me since many “hyped” books haven’t lived up to my expectations this year. Naturally, I wanted to continue on with the series, but due to funding issue (Yes, I have those.) and no copies available at my local library (Why wouldn’t every fantasy/ science fiction section at a library not have Mistborn? Idiotic to me as well.) I’ve been trying to gradually pick used copies up. And over the last few weeks I’ve been very fortunate.
First, I found these two novels at a used bookstore in my area, using store credit for the purchase. Free books!
Next, I was lucky enough to win a giveaway over at mightythorjrs for this novel. (You do read MTJ’s blog, right? If not, go do so now!)
Naturally, I had to redouble my efforts to get the whole series in my hands, and somehow, some way, I managed to obtain a giveaway win (I did enter as many giveaways as google directed me to.) for book four.
Then I was fortunate enough the good people over at Tor Books sent me a review copy of the next installment in the series.
Through this winding road, I now find myself with the complete Mistborn series. Only one problem: When can I take off some time from work and binge read them all? Damn, sometimes getting lucky creates another set of problems. *sigh*