Stacking the Shelves

Posted March 1, 2014 by Nicky in General / 41 Comments

I thought I wasn’t gonna have anything this week, but then I won some ARCs from LibraryThing and ended up going shopping as well, so, uh. Whoops?

So, as usual, the Stacking the Shelves meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews!

ARCs/review copies

Cover of The Normans: From Raiders to Kings by Lars Brownworth Cover of the anthology Long Hidden


Cover of Spider-woman: Origin by Brian Michael Bendis Cover of Spider-woman: Agent of Sword by Brian Michael BendisCover of Batgirl by Gail Simone Cover of Batwoman: Hydrology by J.H. Williams


Cover of Derrida: A Very Short Introduction by Simon Glendinning Cover of Barthes: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Culler Cover of Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody Cover of The Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges

Of the ARCs, I’m more enthusiastic about Long Hidden, but a book on the Normans hits me right in my interests too. Of the comics, Spider-woman! Because I’ve loved her appearances in Captain Marvel. And of the other books, well, Barthes and Derrida come from a feeling of, crap, I have an MA in literature and I don’t know much about literary theory, so they’re kind of a guilt thing. Though a bit of an interest thing too, since I’m TAing a class on Coursera where I’ve ended up talking ‘The Death of the Author’ and so on with the students.

I finished The Book of Imaginary Beings yesterday morning, which leaves only Dying in the Wool — which caught my eye because I’ve been looking for a cosy mystery type series since I ran out of Mary Stewart books, and Dying in the Wool is set in an area I know pretty well: Yorkshire. Also features a just-post-war widow, running about being a detective. Uh, so very sold. Incidentally, my copy happens to be signed, presumably because she’s a local author.

What’s everyone else been getting their grubby little hands on?

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41 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

    • Yeah, I didn’t even remember requesting it and then when I got it, I squee’d! Haha. I did part of my degree on Old Norse translation, so. <3

      Thank you! I hope you have a great weekend too. Thanks for dropping by! (I'll be doing my rounds later.)

  1. Ok, so I don’t list the comics that I buy on StS, but that’s a great idea! Thanks for stopping by Tynga’s Reviews. Sorry about the reduced characters thing… It was my first time creating a linky but I fixed it now. Thanks for letting me know.

  2. majoline

    Dying in the Wool sounds like a great cozy mystery. I look forward to see what you think of it; I could always use a really good series.

  3. Cait

    It’s going to be a seriously epic reading week for you, eh?!! Superheros…knights. NICE going. 🙂 I love a bit of Batman/girl/woman. (But that’s a secret, because I’m supposed to be a Marvel fan.) XD My StS!

    • Yep! Though I’m mostly focusing on older books I’ve been neglecting… The Batfamily are fun, but I’m mostly a Marvel fan too. I’m mainly looking at Batwoman because Kate Kane is gay, and Batgirl because Gail Simone is writing it!

    • Haha, a bit, yeah! I hadn’t heard about Spider-woman much until I read Captain Marvel, and apparently she’s currently an Avenger, sooo. I’m looking forward to it!

  4. Wooow! You thought you got no books this week.
    I have that almost every week, but my week will not end like yours. hahaha.
    Hope you enjoy reading your new books.

    My Sts

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