Stacking the Shelves

Posted March 19, 2016 by Nicky in General / 19 Comments

Well, for the first time in a while I haven’t got any new books this week! I did pick up some print copies of books I already owned for my collection, but I don’t really count those as acquisitions unless I’m going to reread. And there was a library trip, but only a small one!

Cover of A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer Cover of The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer Cover of Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson Cover of Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Yes, honestly, that is a small one. I technically own the Heyer books… somewhere.

Books read: 

Cover of Solstice Wood by Patricia McKillip Cover of A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan Cover of Stormy Petrel by Mary Stewart

Cover of Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Cover of A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar Cover of The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Reviews this week:

The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All The Way Home, by Catherynne M. Valente. A worthy final book, though I was disappointed not to see more of a couple of characters. It ends very neatly. 4/5 stars
Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days, by Brian K. Vaughn. I wanted to like it more, but I wasn’t a huge fan of the art. Made a decent introduction, though. 3/5 stars
Winter Rose, by Patricia A. McKillip. I normally love McKillip’s work, but this was my third read and I consistently don’t seem to “get” this one. 3/5 stars
Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, by Kai Ashante Wilson. I wanted to like it, but the pacing was off and there were so many things skimmed over that I really wanted to know. 2/5 stars
Alex + Ada: Volume One, by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn. Very very introductory, so it’s hard to say if I’ll like the rest of the series. 3/5 stars
Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay: The Dodgy Business of Popular Music, by Simon Napier-Bell. Gossipy and light, but uses terms like “Red Indians”. Whaaa? 2/5 stars
Flashback Friday: The Postman, by David Brin. An interesting concept for a post-apocalyptic story. I wanted more female characters, though. 3/5 stars

Other posts:

Why reread? Examines why I like to reread — and asks whether you do, too.
Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR. What it says on the tin: some books I hope to read soon.

So how’s your week been? I wish I’d read more, but it hasn’t been a bad week. My only worry is getting together the money for my domain name renewal and such.

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19 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

  1. arbieroo

    I’ve been unstacking the shelves! I am slowly selling off books I don’t intend to read again. The dealer I’m using is right grumpy, though. He keeps moaning about buying books as if he should have his stock donated or something. He’s not a charity!

    Meanwhile, I’ve not been reading much because of fatigue. Very frustrating. Mount TBR is below 200 volumes again, though!

    • …What, you’re supposed to give him them free? Yeesh. I usually donate mine, but still!

      Boo fatigue, but hurrah for Mount TBR! I’m on, uh, around 1,200!

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