Thursday, April 23, 2015

#DustOffYourBookshelf (#3)

Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! and Mandy @ The Reading Diaries have teamed up to encourage themselves and others to use Instagram more. 

 So they came up with #Dustoffyourbookshelf where you display a book that you have had on your shelf for a long time and probably forgotten about. If you have time to grab it off the shelf and read it that is great, but you don’t have to read what you display. You can be creative in your displaying or you can just take a picture of it on your shelf. They are mainly doing this to get into Instagram but thought it would be fun to do a post on Thursdays since there's normally not a lot to post for Thursdays. It’s not technically a meme yet unless they get some followers, so join in the fun! 

 You can follow them on Instagram @bmreviewsohmy & @ReadingDiaries
You can follow ME on Instagram @meeshelly23

I'm actually on Instagram quite a bit, so I figured this sounded like fun.

Here's what I found this week:

Look at these beauties I found hiding in my shelves! I totally forgot they were there. I admit that these were 100% cover buys, but looking at their descriptions, they sound wonderful and I don't know why I didn't read them:

Luminous by Dawn Metcalf

As reality slips and time stands still, Consuela finds herself thrust into the world of the Flow. Removed from all she loves into this shifting world overlapping our own, Consuela quickly discovers she has the power to step out of her earthly skin and cloak herself in new ones—skins made from the world around her, crafted from water, fire, air. She is joined by other teens with extraordinary abilities, bound together to safeguard a world they can affect, but where they no longer belong.

When murder threatens to undo the Flow, the Watcher charges Consuela and elusive, attractive V to stop the killer. But the psychopath who threatens her new world may also hold the only key to Consuela’s way home.

This sounds lovely! I actually have a few other books by Dawn Metcalf hiding in my shelves.

Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury

Agnes Wilkins is standing in front of an Egyptian mummy, about to make the first cut into the wrappings, about to unlock ancient (and not-so-ancient) history.

Maybe you think this girl is wearing a pith helmet with antique dust swirling around her.

Maybe you think she is a young Egyptologist who has arrived in Cairo on camelback.

Maybe she would like to think that too. Agnes Wilkins dreams of adventures that reach beyond the garden walls, but reality for a seventeen-year-old debutante in 1815 London does not allow for camels—or dust, even. No, Agnes can only see a mummy when she is wearing a new silk gown and standing on the verdant lawns of Lord Showalter's estate, with chaperones fussing about and strolling sitar players straining to create an exotic "atmosphere" for the first party of the season. An unwrapping.

This is the start of it all, Agnes's debut season, the pretty girl parade that offers only ever-shrinking options: home, husband, and high society. It's also the start of something else, because the mummy Agnes unwraps isn't just a mummy. It's a host for a secret that could unravel a new destiny—unleashing mystery, an international intrigue, and possibly a curse in the bargain.

Get wrapped up in the adventure . . . but keep your wits about you, dear Agnes.

According to Goodreads, there is actually a sequel due in June of this year (2015).  There's no information and no picture, though. This sounds like so much fun!

Have you read these?

Feel free to join in share on your blog, facebook, Instagram or twitter any social media platform you prefer. Use #DustOffYourBookshelf . 

Dust off your shelf!

<3 Michelle


  1. I totally understand these being cover buys, especially Luminous. It is beautiful!!

  2. This is a great idea. I should try it! I haven't read those, but something funny is that I just put the book Luminous back on the shelf today at my library! :-)

    1. I'm glad someone got to read it :) This is like a weekly treasure hunt. I have so many books hiding in my shelves that I forgot about. It's pretty eye opening.

  3. I've never seen these books before but those covers!! I really love the cover of Wrapped. The art style and the colors are beautiful!!

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project