Stacking the Shelves

Posted 5 December, 2015 by Nikki in General / 26 Comments

First things first! You’ll no doubt have noticed that the layout of the blog has changed. Well, so has the host — The Bibliophibian is now self-hosted, courtesy of the amazing Lynn O’ Connacht (who provided the hosting and did the migration for me)! So you may find that you need to resubscribe, if you haven’t already. If you have any issues at the moment, that might be due to the DNS redirect still percolating through the system. If there’s anything wrong with the layout, please let me know so I can try to fix it — at the moment it’s been optimised based on my mother’s visual needs, as she has macular degeneration, but I want to do my best to make it accessible in general.

Anyway, to celebrate the new hosting, and the fact that I can now embed Rafflecopter, there’s a giveaway! There are several options for joining in, including following the blog, tweeting, commenting on a post and a freebie. So please do join in!

Back to the original purpose of this post. I’m still doing okay on not buying books for myself — two big boxes of books have come in for family members, though! I love getting ready for Christmas and buying people the perfect book.

Despite the buying ban, I did get some preorders arriving. These don’t count, since I ordered them before the ban came into place! (And with Amazon vouchers, at that.)

Cover of The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman Cover of Pantomime by Laura Lam Cover of Shadowplay by Laura Lam

Excited to read Laura Lam’s books finally, and The Masked City should be a lot of fun too. I did also get a couple of library books, though not as many this week as sometimes!

Cover of The Violinist's Thumb by Sam Kean Cover of Charm by Sarah Pinborough

I’ve been reading Sam Kean’s books one by one, so here’s the latest I’ve picked up. And I read Poison, so I wanted to pick up Charm. Annoyingly, the library had Beauty as well, but my library card was “maxed out”…

What’s everyone else been picking up? And it can’t just be me that “maxes out” their library card, right?

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26 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves”

  1. I’m now officially on a book ban until January but we’ll see how long that lasts with Amazon’s festive sales! I need to let my bank balance recover from the excitement of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales! Hope things go well on the new site! I had nothing but trouble with wordpress so I can understand you changing!
    chucklesthescot recently posted…Stacking the Shelves #112My Profile

    • So am I… in theory! I was only allowed the books this week because it was a preorder.

      WordPress wasn’t too bad (and this is still a self-hosted WordPress installation), but I did want to be able to embed things and so on!

  2. Great books this week! Please don’t think you’re alone in maxing out your library card, because I’ve been doing it a lot the last few months. Like you, I’m trying to stop buying books (Well, I’ve done good about the physical books, ebooks on sale are another story. Still, I never go over $2.50), so the library has been my go to place for books. Have a happy weekend!
    Lekeisha recently posted…Stacking The Shelves #66My Profile

    • It was fun! I liked it a lot, it’s a good romp, though I wanted more time in the actual library. And yeah, I’ve been meaning to read Laura Lam for aaaaaaaaaaaages, ever since I visited Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry two years ago.

  3. Kathleen

    Oh, God, no, I max out my library card ALL THE TIME. Or I used to, before I started working there and had my limits taken off. What’s the limit on yours, 25?

  4. Fi

    Great haul of books! I love the new covers for Laura Lam’s books and really need to get round to reading Shadowplay. My library card is always maxed out, I think at the moment I have 28 books out? Pretty sure the limit is 25 but they never seem to mind me going over…

    Enjoy your new books and happy reading 🙂
    Fi recently posted…Book Haul #116, Or How To Get Over A Life Slump…My Profile

    • I knooow, I need to read these already. And haha, my last library let me go over all the time, but I think the limits at my new one are a bit more strict. Alas! Hope you enjoy your books too!

  5. Jay

    I loved Kean’s The Disappearing Spoon and had heard about The Violinist’s Thumb – hope to hear what you think of it. 🙂

  6. So at first I didn’t think I’d ever heard of Pantomime until I looked it up on Goodreads and saw a different cover. It is one that I have heard good things about! Good job on trying to cut back on buying. I’m doing the same thing! In fact I got no ebooks last week, not even any free ones. Hope you have a great week, and you can check out my post in the link below!
    Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) recently posted…Sunday Post #44 and Stacking the Shelves December 6th, 2015My Profile

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