Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where we showcase all the books we got over the week and discuss random things.
The Hong Kong Book Fair started on Wednesday and I went with my usual book fair companions - my friend Tiffany, my mom (I'm not that rich :)), and my luggage (doh a must-have for all book-lovers if you go to a book fair). After 7 hours of walking and choosing and of course reading, I returned happily with my ridiculously heavy and overstuffed (is that a word?) luggage.
Picture 1: BFL (Book Fair loot)
Picture 2: Books which I CAN talk about in this post because all the others are art books, IGCSE guides and career options. Ugh. I sound so. so. nerdy.
What Would Emma Do? by Eileen Cook: I don't know if it's mean to say this but, this wouldn't be the kind of book that I'd pick in a book fair. When I saw the first sentence of the blurb: "Thou Shalt Not Kiss Thy Best Friend's Boyfriend... again...". I thought, oh, another love triangle, a girl cheats on her best friend and they hate each other and the whole book is going to be about how the other girl plays pranks on the girl and worrying over her boyfriend. But then I saw the price! 10HKD for a book (about 1.2AU$) and that is pretty cheap. Actually, very cheap for a book, so I decided to give it a try.
Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah: I've heard about this book from my friends a lot of times, and since I'm Chinese (or HongKongese if you prefer), I read the blurb and was quite interested, so I got it! I just finished it but I can't say something like "the review will be up later" because I'm just in charge of the memes :P It wasn't bad but I think I would have liked it more if I read it when I was younger.
Matched by Ally Condie: I found this in the bestsellers section along with other great books such as Divergent and Thirteen Reasons Why. I picked this up mainly because on the back of the book there was a quote from Entertainment Weekly saying this was "The hottest YA title to hit bookstores since The Hunger Games." I liked the Hunger Games a lot so I thought this must be pretty good.
What did you guys get? Leave a link to your Stacking the Shelve's posts, and we'll be sure to check them out!