Saturday, October 5, 2013

Letterbox Love/Stacking The Shelves


It's that time of the week again! I managed to get a couple of days ahead on my college work this week, so hopefully I can take a little time to read over the weekend. I have one book to show this week:

Etiquette & Espionage, by Gail Carriger.

Descripton: It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school. 
14 year old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners-and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. 
But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's young ladies learn to finish... everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage - in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.

I've been wanting to try this for a while, but decided to wait for the paperback. This was another surprise gift from my boyfriend, and I ended up staying up late last night reading the first few chapters. I love it so far, so I'll probably be posting a review sometime next week.

What books did you get this week?



Anonymous said...

Loved Etiquette & Espionage, it's so much fun. Happy reading.

Unknown on October 5, 2013 at 10:55 AM said...

I listened to this one a few months ago, and LOVED it! I'm pretty new to the steampunk genre, but I thought it was fabulous - I can't wait to read the next one in the series! I hope you enjoy it!

Here's my STS

Bree :)
Coffee Bean Bookshelf

Melliane on October 5, 2013 at 12:01 PM said...

oh I have this one since its release, I really need to read it! Happy reading!

Chel on October 5, 2013 at 12:16 PM said...

I haven't read this book but I've seen it a few times around the blogosphere. Happy reading!

Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm on October 5, 2013 at 12:42 PM said...

I haven't read this yet but I have been seeing it on nearly all the blogs I follow, so might need to give it a try!


Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads on October 5, 2013 at 1:25 PM said...

I've heard things about this one.

Unknown on October 5, 2013 at 1:34 PM said...

Thanks for stopping by my STS! The cover is eye-catching and the description definitely draws me in. Happy reading!

chucklesthescot on October 5, 2013 at 1:40 PM said...

Not really my genre but enjoy!

Kyra on October 5, 2013 at 2:25 PM said...

I have Etiquette and Espionage on my bookshelf waiting to be read and it looks fantastic!

Enjoy your new book!

Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
My STS post!

Unknown on October 5, 2013 at 2:32 PM said...

I haven't read this yet but it sounds super intriguing. Hope you enjoy it! :)

Grace Fonseca on October 5, 2013 at 2:46 PM said...

I have to read this book sometime this month. Love the cover for it.

Books of Love

Anonymous said...

I bought E&E awhile ago, but still haven't read it. I've heard it's tons of fun, though. I hope you like the rest of it. Happy reading :)

tsukikomew on October 5, 2013 at 3:53 PM said...

I haven't heard of this one but happy reading!

Tsuki’s STS

Anonymous said...

I hope you enjoy Etiquette and Espionage! :-)

Ailsa on October 5, 2013 at 4:51 PM said...

Thanks everyone for visiting, it's always lovely to hear from you :)

Jessica (Peace Love Books) on October 5, 2013 at 10:14 PM said...

I've heard so many awesome things about that book and I absolutely love the cover, I just haven't gotten around to reading it myself. I hope you enjoy all you got :)

Here's my STS!

manda-rae on October 5, 2013 at 10:16 PM said...

I've been on the fence as to whether or not I should read this one. I definitely like the cover. Hope you like it!

Thanks for visiting my haul.

Bookish on October 5, 2013 at 11:11 PM said...

I bought this the day it came out and still haven't read it! I loved her Parasol Protectorate books so I don't know why I haven't started E & E, looking forward to hearing what you think of it :)

Happy reading!

The Reading Nook Reviews on October 6, 2013 at 4:02 AM said...

So glad your boyfriend got this for you!! :) Enjoy!!

Jess - my STS

Anonymous said...

Ooo, I really liked E&E. I was actually on the fence while I was reading it. But afterward I kept thinking about it growing on it. I'm super excited for the next one. It comes out soon! I hope you continue to like it (:

Ula on October 6, 2013 at 10:36 AM said...

I must really get on with Carriger's books, I have been putting them off for ages.
Happy reading!
My haul

Emily Cross on October 6, 2013 at 3:33 PM said...

Oh I loved the parasol series! Can't wait to read your review on this (I've seen quite mixed ones online so I've been wondering myself if it will live up to the Parasol series)

Unknown on October 6, 2013 at 5:20 PM said...

I've been thinking about reading this one for a while too, and that cover is pretty awesome. What a good boyfriend, hope you carry on liking it. :)

Heres mine

Kirsty @ StudioReads

Jillyn on October 6, 2013 at 7:59 PM said...

I've heard a lot of good things about this author, but I haven't read anything by her yet. Hopefully you like it :)


Ailsa on October 17, 2013 at 3:31 PM said...

Thanks everyone for visiting, I think I'll finish reading Etiquette & Espionage this weekend, so hopefully will get the review up early next week!

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