Stacking the Shelves

Posted June 27, 2015 by Nicky in General / 20 Comments

Greetings from Canada! Though my WordPress scheduling still has stuff going up at my standard UK posting times, I am indeed far from home.

So the haul this week… I got The Long and Faraway Gone due to a giveaway Chris Holm did. <3 I hadn’t heard of it before, but I’m intrigued. And then, well… Canadian bookshops. Calgary is amazing.

Cover of The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney Cover of Through Wolf's Eyes by Jane Lindskold Cover of Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences by Ursula Le Guin

Cover of Mission Child by Maureen F. McHugh Cover of A Fistful of Sky by Nina Kiriki Hoffman Cover of Reading in the Brain by Stanislaw Dehaene

Cover of Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link Cover of Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Cover of Armor by John Steakley

Cover of The Thousand Names by Django Wexler Cover of Dinosaurs Without Bones by Anthony Martin Cover of Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones

And me and my partner jointly got Nimona. And she got Sex Criminals and Loki: Agent of Asgard. We share comics anyway; reminds me I need to lend her The Wicked + The Divine if I haven’t yet. And is the next TPB of that out?

Cover of Nimona by Noelle Stephenson Cover of Sex Criminals: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky Loki: Agent of Asgard #2

Seriously; Shelf Life on 4th Street SW was okay, Indigo in the Core was great, but Fair’s Fair on 9th Avenue/8th Street was a paradise.

And here’s our weird Canadian encounter for the week: while stood at a bus stop with our bags of purchases, my partner and I noticed a guy walking towards us with a book in hand. Naturally we wondered what it was, but I didn’t let her ask (I’m too British). As he came up to us, he asked if we liked books. Partner said yes and showed him the bags as proof. He dropped his book into the bag and walked on before we even had chance to say thank you.

Cover of Margin for Murder by Bronte Adams

I’m not sure if I’m gonna read it, but I will keep it for the story of how I got it…

What’s everyone else been getting? Are you anywhere exciting this week?

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20 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

    • I am indeed! So many bookshops, haha. My partner’s parents have been super nice, they’re pretty much paying for everything, so it doesn’t matter that I’m dirt poor.

  1. Nice haul! I have Lindskold and McHugh on my TBR shelf, and just picked up the paperback of The Thousand Names a couple of weeks ago.

    Dinosaurs Without Bones looks interesting – I need to check that out for myself.

    • I haven’t been a big fan of McHugh in the past, but it’s a book club read, so I’m going to give her another chance. *crosses fingers* And my sister’s a big fan of The Thousand Names.

      I’m excited about it! I love non-fic about dinosaurs, and don’t have nearly enough.

  2. I hope you are liking Canada. It seems like you got a nice assortment of books this week. I hope you love all your new additions.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. majoline

    Nimona! I love that webcomic and I really really need to actually go buy that.

    I’m really interested to see what you think of Sex Criminals, I’m not sure what my opinions are on it.

    All the other books look fantastic 😀

      • majoline

        Yeah, the ending wasn’t the HEA I wanted, but *sigh* she did draw quite a few happy canon AUs, so I guess I will be content with them.

        Okay, I’m glad I’m not the only person who thought Sex Criminals was weird. Everyone else loved it, which is why I picked it up on the winter sale, but I was like ??? why am I reading this?

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