Stacking the Shelves

Posted February 6, 2016 by Nicky in General / 23 Comments

This is definitely not an unstacking week! I bought five books this week, and received one to review as well. And I didn’t get much reading done at all… oops!

Received to review:

Cover of Dreams of Distant Shores by Patricia McKillip

I’m quite excited about this one! I love McKillip’s work.


Cover of Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Cover of Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton Cover of Soundless by Richelle Mead

Cover of The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski Cover of Defy by Sara Larson

I’ve heard mixed things about Defy and Soundless, but I was curious anyway and had leftover euros to spend. So hurrah! And hey, I went three months without buying books…

Read this week:

Cover of The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter Cover of Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre

Reviews this week:

Kingfisher, Patricia McKillip. Her first novel in a long time, everyone’s very excited about this. And I think she delivers. 4/5 stars
Queen of the Flowers, Kerry Greenwood. Fun and more personal/involving than the last couple of books. 4/5 stars
Time’s Anvil: England, Archaeology and the Imagination, Richard Morris. A bit prone to rambling and tangents, but interesting. 3/5 stars
Dreamsnake, Vonda N. McIntyre. A reread for me. Worth the second visit, though there’s a lot of things I’d still like to know! 4/5 stars
Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Interesting ideas — magic in pop music and vinyl! 3/5 stars
Flashback Friday: Camelot’s Honour, Sarah Zettel. Maybe the most influenced by Welsh mythology of the whole series, this is a comfort read for me. 4/5 stars

Other posts:

Unpopular Opinions TagWant to know what series I think is overrated? Oh, and there’s an interesting discussion in the comments about the Grisha trilogy!
ShelfLove Challenge UpdateHow am I doing on my yearly goals? Quite well, so far!
Top Ten Tuesday: Historical Settings I LovedWhat it says on the tin.
February TBR. I’m planning to read a lot this month. Let’s see how laughably wrong my TBR pile is!

How’s everyone been this week? Reading more than me, I hope!

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23 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

  1. *sniggers with glee* You’ve fallen from grace! Ah don’t worry, you have a way to go to be as bad as me! Only 18 new prepper and zombie books added this week…! Enjoy your books!

  2. Arbie

    So I was supposed to be donating a book – and I did – but I thought, “I have spare time, I’ll just look around” and suddenly I’m leaving with two books…
    At least they aren’t as physically big as the one I donated…
    Combined with January’s expensive (and large) art books, this year so far has not worked well in the unstacking department!

    • I really love her work — lyrical and passionate. I hope you enjoy it when you do give it a shot! It was an acquired taste for me, though.

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