Stacking the Shelves & The Sunday Post

Posted January 27, 2024 by Nicky in General / 26 Comments

Back home now and back to my routines! And back to the problem of somehow making all my books fit on my bookshelves. Hmmmm.

As usual, I’ll be linking up with Reading Reality’s Stacking the Shelves, Caffeinated Reviewer’s The Sunday Post, and the Sunday Salon over at Readerbuzz, this weekend.

Books acquired this week:

Getting home and back to the routine means there was some book post waiting for me. Each month I get the latest British Library Crime Classic reissue, along with a little bit of extra swag — in this case, two bookmarks and a slightly enlarged version of the book cover, which I guess could make a nice poster or something. I really appreciate that they’ve made the matching cover bookmarks a bit smaller, so they fit nicely in the book! So here’s this month’s book:

Cover of Fear Stalks The Village by Ethel Lina White

I did enjoy the other book by Ethel Lina White I’ve read so far, though it can verge a bit on the histrionic. I’m looking forward to giving this a shot, anyway.

Posts from this week:

As usual, I’ll do a little roundup of my posts this week. First up, the reviews:

And the non-review posts:

What I’m reading:

I read a lot on Sunday, and then had a slow few days as I worked my way through Roland Allen’s history of notebooks — which was fascinating, but slow. Almost right after that I started on Bettany Hughes’ The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which is also a bit slow, and will no doubt take a lot of my reading time in the coming days. Worth it, though!

Here’s a sneak peek at the books I’ve read recently which are upcoming for review:

Cover of The Tusks of Extinction by Ray Nayler Cover of Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire Cover of Permafrost by Alastair Reynolds

Cover of The Notebook: A History of Thinking on Paper by Roland Allen Cover of Doctor by Andrew Bomback Cover of Pill by Robert Bennett

How about everyone else? What are you reading right now? Any great books landed on your doormat or in your shopping cart this week?

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26 responses to “Stacking the Shelves & The Sunday Post

  1. mae

    You really read a lot of books this week! British Library Crime Classic reissues sound very fascinating — I definitely have to look that up. Also the history of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Have a great week.
    best, mae at

    • I got on a roll on a couple of the days, haha.

      I really love the British Library Crime Classics! They’re not all winners for me, but a lot of them are, and even the ones that aren’t great are kinda… relaxing somehow.

      Thanks for dropping by!

    • I have quite a few non-fiction reviews backlogged, I should maybe post a couple at a time at this rate. At least they’re all written and just await queuing up!

    • They have a really nice subscription service, so I look forward to the new book each month — especially now I’ve almost read all the ones they’ve previously republished! There are some really good ones.

  2. I would like to receive a good book in the mail every month. I re-joined the Book of the Month Club about seven years ago, and I find that, in general, I should look for another monthly book service that offers books more suited to me.

    I hope to hear more about The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

    • I’m really enjoying it, especially since there’s usually a bookmark and an extra or two along with it! I’m also pretty prompt about reading it, this way… it makes me tempted to look for another book subscription service, but they’re often so expensive. I used to kind of like Illumicrate, but it was pricy, and I didn’t always find the extras useful.

  3. I like the look of the British Library Crime Classics. I would also like to read a bit more on the Gothic genre, although I would probably do that over Halloween!

    A good mix of books that you are reading. I’m desperately trying to get through my Blog Tour book ready for 2 February – luckily I am enjoying it!

    • I’m not usually a fan of Gothic novels in isolation, but genre mash-ups like Nghi Vo’s series can be a lot of fun!

      Oof, good luck! Reading to a deadline can be stressful.

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