Stacking the Shelves

Posted January 25, 2014 by Nicky in General / 22 Comments

It’s time for Stacking the Shelves again! If you’re new to it, basically we all show off what books we’ve got in the past week. It’s hosted at Tynga’s Reviews, and you can find a ton of other people’s posts linked there too. So here’s my haul for the week — very restrained, for me: I think my partner will be shocked. At least if she discounts the ARCs, some of which I requested ages ago and some of which were unsolicited.


Cover of What Makes This Book So Great by Jo Walton

ARCs/review copies

Cover of Gretel and the Dark, by Eliza Granville Cover of The New Watch, by Sergei Lukyanenko Cover of biography of Sally Ride Cover of Charles Darwin: Destroyer of Myths Cover of The Last Werewolf, by Glen Duncan

I think I’m most excited about reading Jo Walton’s book. It’s sort of a companion to Among Others, in a way, talking about fantasy/SF, a lot of which is probably mentioned in Among Others. That book meant a lot to me for personal reasons, but the range of books discussed in it was amazing too. I’m interested in the Sally Ride biography, too; women in space!

And for those who’re just dropping by this blog for this post, and aren’t planning to look around at the rest of it, may I tempt you to stay?

Posts coming up on The Bibliophibian sometime soon:
-Comparison of ereaders.
-Reading and the blind/partially sighted (written as an RNIB volunteer, but however not officially representing the RNIB or blind people in any way, just my personal experiences).
-Lord of the Rings Online as an adaptation of the books.
-A post in Rachel Neumeier’s blog tour for Black Dog, with giveaway!

Plus, of course, the usual reviews of a range of books and comics!

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22 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

    • I’m enjoying it — I feel like writing a post all about Jo Walton and what her work, fiction and non-fiction, does to my brain. It’d probably be a love letter, haha. And I hope that post will be interesting, when I get round to it.

  1. Ooh, that Gretel book looks creepy. And New Watch, I didn’t know he came out with a new one. I’ll have to met my hubby know. Great haul this week.

    Thanks for visiting my haul.

    • I was offered it by Penguin and said yes without knowing much about it, but now I think I’ll have to get round to it soon, I’m finding reviews really interesting. Thanks for dropping by!

  2. Great haul! This looks like a range of genres. Gretel and the Dark looks super creepy, so I’m going to have to check it out! Thanks for stopping by my StS!

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