Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. 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!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

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I had a pretty exciting week as far as books go! I didn’t get any review books this week, but I did score at an awesome used book store and got some oldies that I’ve been meaning to read forever! Also finally discovered our local library. HELLOOOO, beautiful.

ParallelThe Line (The Line, #1)Half-Blood (Covenant, #1)

Bought:

Parallel by Lauren Miller

The Line by Teri Hall

Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout (LOVED her Lux series, so it was about time I started this one!)

 

Borrowed:

Arclight (Arclight, #1)The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)Rush (The Game, #1)

Arclight by Josin L. McQueen

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (want to read this SO badly!)

Rush by Eve Silver

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I can’t wait to get started on all these lovelies!

What did you add to your shelves this week?

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. 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!
 
If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!
 
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Remember that upon the completion of our SS event, you can still enter all giveaways until July 5th! Thank you pubs, authors, and everyone else for making this event a success!
 
So, it’s really awesome to be sitting here right now because last week…I graduated! I’m happy to say that I am officially a high school graduate, now a college student. Feels great not to have anymore homework! haha I originally had a video to share, but read the reasoning below as to why you can’t see my graduation fun.
 
I actually had a vlog showcasing the three weeks worth of books that I have to share with you, but a thunderstorm cut out my electricity for about five minutes last night and it deleted my vlog. I’m sorry, cover photos will have to do! With that being said, this was a really amazing three weeks because so many surprises showed up on my doorstep!
 
For Review

Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols (blog tour on Lili’s Reflections)
Vortex by S.J. Kincaid (Thank you, SJ!)
Taste Test by Kelly Fiore (Thank you Netgalley! Hello, Master Chef!)
The Weight of Souls by Bryony Pearce (Thank you for this murder mystery, Strange Chemistry!)
A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard
Thank you Harper for the ARC! Blog tour here at Tynga’s Reviews on July 17th!

 
Trade via the YA Book Exchange

All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry (thank you, Becky!)
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler (thank you, Christy!)
Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder (thank you, Christy!)

bound manuscript of The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
I jumped for joy when this landed on my doorstep. You are so amazing Christina, thank you! ❤

ARCycling

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

 
Gifted
Christina surprised me with these four beauties off of my TBR list alongside The Winner’s Curse. Thank you again, girl ❤ No idea these were coming!


The Heist Society by Ally Carter
Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
From What I Remember… by Stacey Kramer and Valerie Thomas
The Unfailing Light by Robin Bridges
Have to find book one since I have yet to read it yet.

Bought

Losing It by Cora Carmack (on sale–amazing book!)
Suddenly Royal by Nicole Chase (on sale–read-a-thon with Christine! NA Princess Diaries)
Among the Nameless Stars by Diana Peterfreund (free novella!)

 
Library

The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar (story just wasn’t for me, did not like even though it has genies!)
Shadowlands by Kate Brian 

Borrowed from Friends

Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines (Thank you, Jennifer!)
Never Too Far by Abbi Glines (Thank you, Christy!)
Going to be honest and say these books disappointed me in every imaginable way after all the hype surrounding them. Did not like this new adult series, at all.

My First Ever Acknowledgment
In 2012, I reviewed SANCTUM by Sarah Fine here on Tynga’s Reviews. If not for me joining this blog tour, I would never have gotten as close to Sarah as I have. I’m very proud to call her a friend. And I’m even more amazed that she decided to put me in the acknowledgement section of book two, FRACTURED. When I noticed this in my ARC, I did the world’s biggest happy dance! Thank you, Sarah! And for those of you who have not read this series, I highly suggest it!
 

Bloggers Mentioned
Christina at The Reader of Fictions 
Becky at Stories and Sweeties
Christy at Christy’s Book Addiction
ARCycling 
YA Book Exchange

What did YOU add to your shelves?
 

 

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. 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!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

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Gifts:

Assassin’s Gambit by Amy Gaby
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas

Review:

Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

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Stacking the Shelves [60]

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. 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!

Guidelines:

  • Create your own Stacking The Shelves post. You can use my official graphic or your own, but please link back to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!

  • You can set your post any way you want, simple book list, covers, pictures, vlog, sky is the limit!

  • I am posting Stacking The Shelves on Saturdays, but feel free topost yours any day that fits you.

  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on Saturday and add your link so others can visit you!

  • Visit other participants link to find out what they added to their shelves!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

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Before we get started, I would like to make sure that everyone is aware of the new event starting today, here on Tynga’s Reviews. From June 15th to June 28th, we are hosting many great authors for a Supernatural Solstice celebration. For more information, check out the kick off post, by clicking the button below.

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Now, on to what’s stacking my shelves. Not too many books these last few weeks but I did finally buy a couple more books from the series A Song of Ice and Fire . I’ve read the first two, and now I just have to find the time to read the rest of them.

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Purchased

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
A Feast for Crows George R.R. Martin
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Rapture by J.R. Ward
Annika par Patrice Cazeault

So what did you add to your shelves recently?

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. 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!
Guidelines:
  • Create your own Stacking The Shelves post. You can use my official graphic or your own, but please link back to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!
  • You can set your post any way you want, simple book list, covers, pictures, vlog, sky is the limit!
  • I am posting Stacking The Shelves on Saturdays, but feel free to post yours any day that fits you.
  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on Saturday and add your link so others can visit you!
  • Visit other participants link to find out what they added to their shelves!
If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!
 
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Before I begin I want to wish Tynga an amazing birthday! Happy birthday, T!
Hello, everyone! It’s been a super long time since I’ve done one of these so I’m excited to be back. There’s a very special reason that I am doing this week’s STS and that’s because I visited BEA last weekend! Yes, you heard right! It was everything I hoped it would be and more and my haul is mouth-watering. I’m exercising as much restraint as I can to finish my current for-review books, but the second they’re done I am diving into this pile and never turning back!
Below is a vlog of me quickly showing you my books, their covers, whether they’re signed, etc. If you want a more detailed and entertaining vlog showcasing my friend, Gillian, who was kind enough to let me crash at her apartment for three nights, than go to my personal blog and check it out here.
 
 
Everything with an asterisk is signed! In no particular order, the haul that is making me go nuts for eternity! ❤

Young Adult
Dare You To by Katie McGarry (review)*
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas*
Antigoddess by Kendare Blake*
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell*
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner*
Tandem by Anna Jarzab*
Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger
Fractured by Sarah Fine  
Teardrop by Lauren Kate
Storm Watcher by Maria V. Snyder*
Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles 
Unbreakable by Kami Garcia
Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
Scorched by Mari Mancusi*
Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken*
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson*
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen*
Indelible by Dawn Metcalf
False Sight by Dan Krokos*
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Gold by Talia Vance
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson*
Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (#1)*
Hero by Alethea Kontis (#2)*
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales*
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton*
Ink by Amanda Sun*
Altered by Gennifer Albin
Charming by Eliott James
Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
Reboot by Amy Tintera*
Hostage Three by Nick Lake
Reality Boy by A.S. King
3:59 by Gretchen McNeil*
Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young
Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott*
Relic by Heather Terrell
This is War by Lisa Roecker & Laura Roecker
Find Me by Romily Bernard*
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (#1)
Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau (#2)
Under the Empyrean Sky by Chuck Wendig
This Strange and Familiar Place by Rachel Carter
Riptide by Lindsey Schiebe
15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins
The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa*
Blaze by Laurie Boyle Crompton*
Entangled by Amy Rose Capetta
A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron
My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi*
Splintered by A.G. Howard
Hereafter by Katie Brian*
Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The After Girls by Leah Konen*
Pretenders by Lisi Harrison
Twinmaker by Sean Williams*

New Adult 
Frigid by J. Lynn*
The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorenson*
Wait For You by J. Lynn (review)*
Breathe by Abbi Glines*
Faking it by Cora Carmack*
Roomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando
Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

Middle-Grade
The Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos*
Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner
The Lost Kingdom by Matthew J. Kirby
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable
Hypnotize Me by Gordon Korman
Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell
Jessica Darling’s It List #1: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness & Perfection by Megan McCafferty

Adult
Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead*
Vicious by V.E. Schwab*
Captive: The Forbidden Side of Nightshade by A.D. Robertson (Andrea Cremer)*
The Returned by Jason Mott
Covet by Tracey Garvis-Graves
The Funeral Planner Goes to Washington by Lynn Isenberg
The Witch of Little Italy by Suzanne Plamieri
The Look of Love by Bella Andre*

Gifts For My Aunt
Morning Glory by Sarah Jio
Dear Mr. Knightly by Katherine Reay  
Never Come Back by David J. Bell
Shotgun Moon by K.C. McRae
Death of a Black-Haired by Girl by Robert Stone
Bloggers Mentioned
Gillian at Writer of Wrongs
Gaby at Queen Ella Bee Reads
Taschima & Chaz at Bloody Bookaholic

Giveaway
While at BEA I helped an adult blogger with her suitcase because she was struggling to put her books away. She repaid me by stuffing some random young adult books into my suitcase without showing me what they were. When I opened up my suitcase I learned that I got an extra copy of COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN. So, I’ve decided to give it away! You can enter to win it here! Sorry, but it’s US only. I’m a broke-preparing-for-college girl!

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. 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!

Guidelines:

  • Create your own Stacking The Shelves post. You can use my official graphic or your own, but please link back to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!

  • You can set your post any way you want, simple book list, covers, pictures, vlog, sky is the limit!

  • I am posting Stacking The Shelves on Saturdays, but feel free to post yours any day that fits you.

  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on Saturday and add your link so others can visit you!

  • Visit other participants link to find out what they added to their shelves!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

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Hello, everyone! Once again it’s been over a month since my last post and I have yet to master moderation. There have been some great e-books sales and the summer is when all of my favourite authors have at least publication coming out so I expect my wallet will be weeping for the next few months. But my brain will be happy and hopefully you will be too, since I’ll be sharing my thoughts on these titles!

I was really excited to receive my copy of HOT BLOODED since it’s signed by Amanda Carlson (yay!) and I got it as part of her review blitz. I’m also really excited to read CLUB MONSTROSITY and I’ve already read all of the Jennifer Estep books (reviews to come closer to the publication dates).

As usual, e-books are marked with an asterisk (*). Remember to add your links to the Mr. Linky at the end!

For Review:

The Shambling Guide of New York City by Mur Lafferty Arrow in the Mist by Christina Mercer Club Monstrosity by Jesse Petersen Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #9) Hearts of Shadow by Kira Brady
Hearts of Shadow by Kira Brady
A Spy to Die For by Kris DeLake*
Spartan Frost by Jennifer Estep*
Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep*
Bitter Disenchantment by Shawntelle Madison*
Bad Mouth by Angela McAllister*
Arrow in the Mist by Christina Mercer*
Gone with the Wolf by Kristen Miller* [my thoughts]
The Shambling Guide of New York City by Mur Lafferty*
Family Pride by Sheryl Nantus*
Club Monstrosity by Jesse Petersen*
A Cursed Embrace by Cecy Robson*
Storm Force by Susannah Sandlin*
Ghost Light by E.J. Stevens*
A Captain and a Corset by Mary Wine*

Won:

Against the Dark by Carolyn Crane
Against the Dark by Carolyn Crane* (on Under the Covers)

Bought:

Now You See it by Cait Donnelly Oath Bound by Rachel Vincent (Unbound #3) A Soldier’s Duty by Jean Johnson Bronze Gods by A. A. Aguirres Grimoire of the Lamb by Kevin Hearne
Bronze Gods by A. A. Aguirre
Rogue Descendant by Jenna Black
The Sweetest Temptation by Amanda Bonilla*
The Sweetest Mercy by Amanda Bonilla*
Now You See it by Cait Donnelly*
A Hint of Frost by Hailey Edwards*
Grimoire of the Lamb by Kevin Hearne* [my thoughts]
A Soldier’s Duty by Jean Johnson* [my thoughts]
Deadly Trio by Jon F. Merz*
Dark Nights Dangerous Men (collection) by Elizabeth Naughton, Cynthia Eden, Katie Reus, Alexandra Ivy, Laura Wright, and Joan Swan*
Soul Sucker by Kate Pearce*
Heart of the Jaguar by Katie Reus*
Demon Bait by Moira Rogers*
Split at the Seams by Yolanda Sfetsos*
Unbreakable by Sydney Somers*
Stripped Away by Sydney Somers*
A Lady Can Never Be Too Curious by Mary Wine*
Oath Bound by Rachel Vincent [my thoughts]
Kithra by Dani Worth*

Freebies

Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson
Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson [my thoughts]
The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox

So, what did YOU add to your shelves this week?

Jenn

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. 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!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

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Here are the books I added to my shelves this week!

The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy, #1)Wolf with Benefits (Pride, #8)

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas (currently reading and enjoying!)
Wolf With Benefits by Shelly Laurenston

So, what did YOU add to your shelves this week?

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Stacking the Shelves [56] + Introducing new reviewer!

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. 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!

Guidelines:

  • Create your own Stacking The Shelves post. You can use my official graphic or your own, but please link back to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!

  • You can set your post any way you want, simple book list, covers, pictures, vlog, sky is the limit!

  • I am posting Stacking The Shelves on Saturdays, but feel free to post yours any day that fits you.

  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on Saturday and add your link so others can visit you!

  • Visit other participants link to find out what they added to their shelves!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

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I’m sorry guys I didn’t have time to record a vlog or event take a picture this week, time flew by and I almost forgot STS all together >.<

Here’s what I got in the past 3 weeks:

Oath Bound (Unbound, #3)Hot Blooded (Jessica McClain, #2)

Bought:

Oath Bound by Rachel Vincent
Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson

Both are sequels in series I adore and a strongly urge you to get your hands on them too!

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Now I would like to introduce you to our newest member on the team!

A month ago, I posted a recruitment post, looking for someone to replace our dear Lili. After much thought, and chat with many of the applicants, our choice settled on Helen!

I’d like to invite you to read her About me post and welcome her on board! She will start with a bang this Thursday with a review and her first Daring You To Read post, so don’t miss out! 

I would also like to thank everyone who took the time to apply! I truly appreciate your interest in Team Tynga’s Reviews!

So, what did YOU add to your shelves this week?

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. 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!

Guidelines:

  • Create your own Stacking The Shelves post. You can use my official graphic or your own, but please link back to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!

  • You can set your post any way you want, simple book list, covers, pictures, vlog, sky is the limit!

  • I am posting Stacking The Shelves on Saturdays, but feel free topost yours any day that fits you.

  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on Saturday and add your link so others can visit you!

  • Visit other participants link to find out what they added to their shelves!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

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Hey everyone! My turn to stack the shelves. I didn’t get the chance to do a vlog this week because of time constraints, but I’ll try to do one next time.

Not a lot of stuff to be excited about this week but I’m quite anxious to get to most of these. I think I got a good mixture of genres and types so it won’t be difficult to find something that interests me, that’s for sure.

Here’s what I got:

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For Review

Rush by Eve Silver (thanks to HarperCollins Canada)
The Outcast Prince by Shona Husk (thanks to Sourcebooks through NetGalley)*
Dead Living by Glenn Bullion*
Dark Flight by Cassi Carver*

Bought

Uncertain Magic by Laura Kinsale
Remembrance by Michelle Madow*

Library

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

Won

Tempting Danger by Eileen Wilks (thanks to Angela James from Carina Press)*

*denotes an e-book or e-ARC

So what did everyone else add to their shelves this week?

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. 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!
Guidelines:
  • Create your own Stacking The Shelves post. You can use my official graphic or your own, but please link back to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!
  • You can set your post any way you want, simple book list, covers, pictures, vlog, sky is the limit!
  • I am posting Stacking The Shelves on Saturdays, but feel free to post yours any day that fits you.
  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on Saturday and add your link so others can visit you!
  • Visit other participants link to find out what they added to their shelves!
If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!
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Hey, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve done a stacking the shelves post. The first minute of the vlog below is basically me explaining where I am going to college (yay!) and the reasoning behind the recruitment notice that Tynga has posted in regards to me last week. I hope you watch to understand, then keep watching to see the awesome goodies I’ve gathered in the last month.

Bought
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (Review)
Gifted
Easy by Tammara Webber (Review)
The Collector by Victoria Scott (Thank you, Gillian!)
Won
Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza
For Review
The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Thanks Netgalley and Strange Chemistry)
Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton (Thanks Netgalley and Flux)
Wednesday’s in the Tower by Jessica Day George (Thanks Netgalley and Bloomsbury)
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If anyone is interested, I have some pictures from my recent trip to Italy. If not, scroll all the way down and add your STS post to the linky below! My parents sent me here with my school as a graduation gift. I qualified for the trip because I can read, speak, and write fluent Italian, I’m President of my school’s Italian Club, and I am a proud member of the Italian National Honor Society.
So, we took a connecting flight from the US to Switzerland, than Switzerland to Venice, Italy. We saw the Swiss Alps while we were in the air. Is it not gorgeous?
We landed in Venice and immediately went to the mask factory where we got to help with making some. They bring out my eyes… haha
We went to Florence the next day, where we stopped at a bridge to overlook the city. It was sort of freezing that morning.
And some of us (me included) also illegally test drove Ferrari’s.
We continued on to a walking tour of Florence, where we got to see some amazing sites. As an insane literature buff, I freaked out when we arrived at Dante’s Church, despite the fact that he is buried in Ravenna due to his political exile.
With some extra time on our hands, my friends and I decided to climb the Duomo. See that? Yeah, we did that sprinting in, like, 15 minutes. Nuts.
But it was all worth it when we got to see all of Florence in the end. Look at this view! It’s something I’ll remember for the rest of my life.
The next day we headed to Sorento, but we stopped at Orvietto on the way. Orvietto is a small, medieval town in the mountains. It shows us the Italian countryside rich with history instead of the big cities and tourist attractions.
And this was the view from my hotel room in Sorento. Seriously. No words.
While we were in Sorento, we spent a day in Capri. The inhabitants of this island are the luckiest people in the world. We took a boat tour of the entire island, so this is a view of the island while I was at its highest point and while I was touring it on a boat.
While in Sorento, we also went to Pompeii. It was my second time there and it only gets better and better. Ciao, ciao Mt. Vesuvio!
Then, of course, we ended this beautiful trip in Roma….where we stayed in a pink hotel that matched my best friends pants.
The Colosseum is always beautiful to me. Just think of all the history it holds.

While in Rome we also visited the Vatican. It was my second time there as well, so I decided not to bring my camera because of security and the fact that I nabbed all my pictures the first time around. The Vatican can’t change much, you know? But it’ll always take your breath away. With that being said, I still had to whip out my cell to take a picture of the Spanish guards. Their uniforms ❤

 
La nostra ultima cena consisteva di illimitata pasta, vino, e fragole tiramisù.
(Our last dinner consisted of unlimited pasta, wine, and strabwerry tiramisu. It is perhaps the best desert I have ever had).

And before we left my best friend, Nikki, and myself grabbed a picture of us on the Spanish Steps with a wedding in the background (though the tourists behind us accidentally blocked it out. Oh well) And my little tour of Italy for everyone here e’ finito!

So what did everyone else add to their shelves this week?