Saturday, August 10, 2013

What's New? Stacking the Shelves

StS is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to see what other bloggers got this week.

Quiet week for me. I would like to say that I'm sticking to my budget, being virtuous and reading what is stuffing my house to the rafters, but I've been dealing with some "stuff" and sticking close to home. 

For review:

The Winter of the Robots by Kurtis Scaletta. 272 p. Alfred A. Knopf/ Random House Children's Books, October 8, 2013. 9780307931863.

Publisher synopsis: Seven feet of snow, four science-fair nerds, one creepy junkyard.
Get ready for the ultimate robot battle.
Jim is tired of being the sidekick to his scientific genius, robot-obsessed, best friend Oliver. So this winter, when it comes time to choose partners for the science fair, Jim dumps Oliver and teams up with a girl instead. Rocky has spotted wild otters down by the river, and her idea is to study them. 
But what they discover is bigger—and much more menacing—than fuzzy otters: a hidden junkyard on abandoned Half Street. And as desolate as it may seem, there's something living in the junkyard. Something that won't be contained for long by the rusty fences and mounds of snow. Can Jim and Rocky—along with Oliver and his new science-fair partner—put aside their rivalry and unite their robot-building skills? Whatever is lurking on Half Street is about to meet its match.

That's it for me. What's new with you? Happy reading 


  1. The Winter of the Robots sounds awesome, I hope it is. Happy reading.

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

    Tsuki’s STS

  3. Looks like an interesting read! I never heard about the book before.
    Hope you enjoy all the reads!

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  4. I haven't heard of this but it looks like something I'd like. Happy reading!

    My STS.

  5. Robots! Very cool. Happy Reading!
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