Stacking the Shelves

Posted October 11, 2014 by in General / 36 Comments

Hello everyone! I’m late with Stacking the Shelves this morning because my partner’s internet doesn’t want to access WordPress. I seem to have it sorted now — fingers crossed… So anyway, it’s not been a bad week, though I’ve so far resisted buying any books in the local shops (though I do know the location of just about all the publicly accessible English-language books in Leuven).

From the library

Cover of The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon Cover of The Old Ways by Robert MacFarlane Cover of The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

Cover of Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear Cover of Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton Cover of Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

Cover of The Bone People by Keri Hulme

I feel like I should like Mary Stewart’s Arthurian work more than I did the first time I tried it, so I’m going to try again, and the library provided that excuse. I’m pretty sure The Bone People was recommended to me by Jo Walton, so I was excited to find that. And there’s some other sci-fi stuff I should read, and The Old Ways by Robert MacFarlane because the title makes me think of The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper.

And a gift from the author…

Cover of Tales of the Little Engine by Lynn O' Connacht

x ecd6mm2aqwe““““““““““““““““ asz,.jupy[;ol <— That was my partner’s bunny’s commentary on the matter. Here’s a picture of her in her tunnel.

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And if y’all beat my record for number of comments on an StS post, my partner says I can give her a treat, and maybe we’ll take a video of that.

Anyway, I did also pick up some books on the Kobo store, as you might’ve expected.

Cover of Tribute by Ellen Renner Cover of The Martian by Andy Weir Cover of Bone and Jewel Creatures by Elizabeth Bear

Cover of Moon Called by Patricia Briggs Cover of The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner Cover of Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

Cover of King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner Cover of A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner Cover of Clariel by Garth Nix

Clariel is obviously one I’ve been waiting for a loooong time, and Kobo messed me around a lot in getting it. Hot Key Books, the publisher, were really great, though. They recced me Tribute, so I picked that up too. Megan Whalen Turner is a reread for me. The others have been recommended by various people and so on.

Okay, that’s it. Remember, every comment increases Hulk’s chances of getting a treat. She ecd6mm2aqwes you!

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36 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

  1. I loved Moon Called-in fact I loved the whole series! And I really enjoyed Jurassic Park. I’d love to do a re-read of that but I can’t let myself because my tbr is huge!!! Enjoy your books!

  2. majoline

    Awwww, cute bunny 🙂

    I remember really liking Kavalier and Clay and Jurassic Park. (I read all of Michael Crichton’s stuff I could get a hold of back in school.)

    Lots of good books there!

  3. Great haul this week. I absolutely adore the cover for Clariel, it’s gorgeous! The Megan Whalen Turner books also have gorgeous covers. That rabbit is adorable! I miss having a rabbit, it’s been years. Not sure my cats would be too pleased if I got one now though. I hope you enjoy all of your reads! 🙂 Here’s my STS.

    • It is! I’m very excited about Clariel, and I’m looking forward to my Megan Whalen Turner reread. They still seem to have the same covers as when I first read them, which almost surprises me — covers seem to change so often!

      Hulk’s a sweetie, and just right for my partner’s tiny flat. She originally thought about getting a kitten, but I think we’re glad it turned out this way.

  4. arbieroo

    I’m almost certain that Hulk is a lot more entertaining than Darwin’s Radio which has to be up there with Ringworld on the Most Egregious Waste of a Fabulous Premise in an SF Novel Award shortlist…

  5. Hahahaha. I hope she gets a treat! I’m all for adorable bunnies getting more food. 🙂

    CLARIEL Have you been waiting what feels like your whole for it too?? I haven’t read it because I desperately want to reread the other books before that, but I also want to read it. Like, so badly.

    • Yeaaah, we don’t even know what was up with it. Oh well, it seems to have fixed itself.
      And yeah, I gave the bunny a treat anyway, even though I don’t think we did beat the quota. *grin*

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