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?

~Ailsa

25 comments:

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

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  2. 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

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

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

    Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

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  5. 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!

    My STS

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

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  7. 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!

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

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

    Grace
    Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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  10. 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 :)

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

    Tsuki’s STS

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  12. I hope you enjoy Etiquette and Espionage! :-)

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

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  14. 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!

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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!

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

    Jess - my STS

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  18. 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 (:

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

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  20. 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)

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  21. 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

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

    My STS

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  23. 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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