Stacking the Shelves

Posted February 13, 2016 by Nicky in General / 20 Comments

Happy Saturday, everyone! I do look forward to my Saturday posts and going round the regular blogs and some new ones, saying hi, so don’t be shy to leave a comment here — I’ll always reply and comment back on one of your blog posts too. It’s been a quiet week, really: reading-wise, anyway. I did have a friend visiting from the US, so Monday and Tuesday were spent pretending to be a tour guide.

Received to review:

Cover of First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen Cover of Lois Lane Fallout by Gwenda Bond

I still need to read Garden Spells, so hopefully First Frost will be an impetus to read both! I’m quite hopeful given a couple of friends’ enthusiasm for them. I got Lois Lane Fallout via maximumpop, who have an astounding amount of good book giveaways.


Cover of The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman Cover of City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett Cover of Ms Marvel: Last Days

Cover of The Wicked + The Divine Vol 3 by Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen Cover of The Buried Book by David Damrosch Cover of Lone Survivors by Chris Stringer

Well, City of Blades actually came via my friend from the US, so it would match my copy of City of Stairs, and The Buried Book and Lone Survivors were gifts from another friend. All of these come from my wishlist, so I’m looking forward to getting stuck in. Especially The Wicked + The Divine!


Cover of False Colours by Georgette Heyer Cover of The Wicked Day by Mary Stewart Cover of The Prince and the Pilgrim by Mary Stewart

Cover of Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude Cover of Demon Road by Derek Landy Cover of The Drafter by Kim Harrison

I am feeling like a Heyer binge, so I am pleased to note my local library has a bunch in stock at the moment. I need to finish reading Mary Stewart’s Arthurian books, for sure, and I’m a completist, so I had to pick up the Age of Ultron PreludeDemon Road is Cait @ Paper Fury’s fault.

Read this week:

Cover of Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude Cover of Song for the Basilisk by Patricia McKillip Cover of Soundless by Richelle Mead Cover of The Boy Who Lost Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente Cover of Lois Lane Fallout by Gwenda Bond

Reviews this week:
Rose Cottage, by Mary Stewart. A quiet romance I reread for the familiarity/comfort factor. 3/5 stars
The Collectors, by Philip Pullman, read by Bill Nighy. Atmospheric and creepy, and the narrator really worked. 4/5 stars
Arrows of the Queen, by Mercedes Lackey. My first encounter with Lackey’s Valdemar, surprising as that may be considering how long I’ve loved this genre. I quite enjoyed it, but the writing can be weak. 3/5 stars
The Midnight Queen, by Sylvia Izzo Hunter. A little bit of Sorcerer to the Crown, a little bit of Jonathan Strange & Norrell, and a lot of sweet romance. 4/5 stars
Song for the Basilisk, by Patricia McKillip. Lovely, though not the most accessible of McKillip’s books. 4/5 stars
Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude, by Joe Bennett and Will Pilgrim. Unfortunately, rather a waste of time unless you seriously need an update. 2/5 stars
Flashback Friday: Camelot’s Sword, by Sarah Zettel. Third in the series, and seeing these posts go up is making me really want to reread them… oops? 4/5 stars

Other posts: 
Blog accessibility. A really important post for me, suggesting quick tips to make your blog easy for readers with visual issues to read.
Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Romances I’ve Loved. Some fairly predictable ones here…

What’s everyone else been up to? Any book sprees, or have you been more restrained than me?

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20 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

  1. I feel like I’m not getting enough done-there is still a lack of film and book reviews, I haven’t had time to sort out my photos to get more travel posts done…I’m grateful that I’m getting lots of reading done though! I need more hours in the day!

    • I’ve started it, at least! And yeah, this is the sort of stuff I love doing extra reading and online courses on, so I’m hopeful about it!

    • I think it’s more YA, from what I’ve been reading about it, and I definitely found it in the YA section! I haven’t started it yet, though.

    • Does it? Wow, I didn’t know it was going to be a series, even, haha. I’ll have to look out for that! Thanks for dropping by and commenting, hope you have a good week!

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