Stacking the Shelves

Posted November 18, 2023 by Nicky in General / 24 Comments

Well, folks, it’s been a looong time since I did one of these! Lately I don’t get books every week, so I’m not sure what I’ll do on “off” weeks — maybe I’ll go back to showcasing what I’ve read that week, instead.

Books acquired this week:

For this week I do have some books to show off: my British Library Crime Classics subscription book came in for this month, which is always exciting. Sadly, there was no bookmark with it this month (I hope they haven’t stopped doing the matching bookmark thing!

Cover of Big Ben Strikes Eleven by David Magarshack

Aaaand I got hooked on the Shady Hollow series, thanks to somebody’s Top Ten Tuesday post making me curious about it, so after devouring the first one, I quickly grabbed the three sequels and the two short stories.

Cover of Cold Clay by Juneau Black Cover of Mirror Lake by Juneau Black  Cover of Twilight Falls by Juneau Black

Cover of Evergreen Chase by Juneau Black Cover of Phantom Pond by Juneau Black

I must confess I’ve already got through Cold Clay, Evergreen Chase and Phantom Pond, and I expect Mirror Lake to follow in short order. And then I suppose I’ll be bereft!

Reviews posted this week:

And while we’re here, a quick recap on the reviews I’ve posted this week. Each thumbnail links to the review of the book!

Cover of Tread of Angels by Rebecca Roanhorse Cover of Buzz by Thor Hanson Cover of Heads You Lose by Christianna Brand Cover of Die: Fantasy Heartbreaker by Kieron Gillen

Cover of Basilisks and Beowulf by Tim Flight Cover of Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover of The Seat of the Scornful by John Dickson Carr

So that’s what’s new around here. I expect I’ll miss this post next week, since I’m away and I’m not taking a laptop with me (gasp!), but otherwise… I think I’m back! How’s everyone doing?

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24 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

    • Yeah, they have lovely designs! I don’t know if that’s the cover in the UK shops, but if not I might have to import copies, hehe. For now I just have ebooks, but I’m pretty sure I’ll want to have them to revisit in future.

      Thanks for dropping by!

    • I actually have ebook versions, alas, though I should go ahead and acquire these in “dead tree” too — I just know I’ll be revisiting.

      Thanks for dropping by!

    • Me too! I’ve signed up for the subscription now, so I get the new one automatically every month, and often a little bit of extra swag like a bookmark. This month it was a book of puzzles.

      The Shady Hollow books are a lot of fun! They’re cosy mysteries, and a little bit quirky.

    • Right?! So many books, so little time! But the Shady Hollow books have been really quick and absorbing reads for me — they totally got me out of a slump!

    • Thanks! I’m certainly enjoying them so far, haha. The only ones I haven’t already read by this afternoon are the British Library Crime Classic one and Twilight Falls… and I’m halfway through that. XD

  1. I listened to the first Shady Hollow book on Hoopla and really enjoyed it. It lends itself well to audio. Unfortunately, I have not been able to get the others in the series on audio through any borrowing app, but when I do, I will definitely listen to them. 🙂

    • Oh I bet that was fun! I’ll have to keep an eye out — sometimes I like something familiar to listen to while I’m crafting, so I can keep half my mind on the pattern.

    • I’m glad for you. I work full-time on a job that requires a computer, and I’m self-employed, so I don’t have the luxury of easily leaving my computer behind — it’s a serious decision to take some time off to get away from it.

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