Stacking the Shelves

Posted February 8, 2014 by Nicky in General / 38 Comments

Yay, it’s Sunday Saturday (I can do the days of the week!) and I have some books to show off! Tynga’s Reviews, as usual, is hosting Stacking the Shelves.

So first things first, a new library opened in Caerphilly. It is lovely, and only getting four books out was a heroic feat.

Cover of Dreadnought by Cherie Priest Cover of Greatshadow by James Maxey Cover of The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow Cover of Dream London by Tony Ballantyne

And then yesterday after my shift as an RNIB volunteer, I ended up in the hospital’s WHSmith, which was dangerous. They always have buy one, get one half price, but I couldn’t find a fourth I was interested in. Which is probably all to the good.

Cover of Anatomies by Hugh Aldersley-Williams Cover of Longbourn by Jo Baker Cover of Fanny & Stella by Neil McKenna

I’m most excited about Fanny & Stella, which I’ve already started reading. It’s a bit sensationalised, but I think the subjects would’ve loved that. Not the trial for “conspiracy to commit buggery”, but the very exuberant, flamboyant biography.

And finally, here are two pictures of my makeshift bookshelf, containing almost all the books I dragged with me for a five-week trip to my parents’ (minus the comics, which’re on a different shelf).

Photo of my makeshift bookshelves, crammed with books Another view of my bookshelves, showing off my owl bookends

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38 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

  1. Oh I have the Iron Wyrm Affair since its release but I still haven’t read it… I really need to because I heard so many great things about it! I also want to try the Cherie Priest book, but I need to buy them first. Well in any case, I hope you’ll like all your new books. Happy reading!

    • I don’t know what I think of it yet, but it does seem very fun! Re: Cherie Priest, I like some of her work and I’m loss fond of the other stuff, so I don’t know if I’m going to like Dreadnought, but I hoooope so.

      Happy reading to you too!

    • They only look organised because you can’t see the mess I made of the rest of the room to achieve this, haha. I just have too many books left here from before I moved out to use my old shelves…

  2. The Iron Wyrm Affair looks really interesting. And now it’s really tempting to check out that new library in Caerphilly! Enjoy your book and thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

  3. Cait

    These look great! The Iron Wyrm Affair reminds me of a Sherlock Holmes book. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by my Sts!

    • I think that’s the idea! It makes me think of the recent films with Robert Downey Junior and Jude Law, with the aesthetic. And the story is so far very Sherlock Holmes-esque.

    • If you’re interested in Jane Austen’s work, it might be of interest? It’s Pride and Prejudice from the point of view of the servants. I’m not the biggest Jane Austen fan myself, but I’m slowly gaining an appreciation of her work…

  4. Nice mixture of books in your haul this week! I loved Cherie Priest’s urban fantasy books but sadly I’m just not a steampunk fan! Enjoy your books and thanks for visiting my blog!

    • Yeah, I like to keep things eclectic. I agree on loving Cherie Priest’s urban fantasy: I didn’t like Boneshaker very much when I read that, but I wanted to give the series a second chance after loving the Cheshire Red books.

  5. That LongBourn book looks good! Lots of great selections! Happy Reading! If you’d like, you can stop by my STS Following your blog and,if you’re not already following mine, would love a follow back please, πŸ™‚

    • I’m enjoying it so far! I read some reviews and was feeling uncertain, but perhaps because I’m not an enormous fan of Austen, I’m okay with the “liberties” that bother other people.


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