Stacking the Shelves & The Sunday Post

Posted March 2, 2024 by Nicky in General / 36 Comments

Wow, it’s been a rough week for me. I’ve just been so tired from working hard on my essays, I haven’t even really been reading much. It feels very weird.

That said, I’ve planned myself a long weekend now, so here’s hoping I’m on the upswing!

Books acquired this week:

Last week I sent my wife out for a bit of retail therapy for me, so here are the results…

Cover of Crypt by Alice Roberts Cover of Lost Realms by Thomas Williams Cover of The Book of Doors by Gareth Brown

Cover of Bride by Ali Hazelwood Cover of Nick & Charlie by Alice Oseman Cover of The Husky and His White Cat Shizun by Rou Bao Bu Chi Rou

As usual for me, a bit of an odd mix!

Posts from this week:

I’ve got through a lot of the backlog of reviews, and I’m trying to balance things out so there’s always a mixture rather than a huge run of graphic novel reviews, so I slowed down a bit this week. Still, here’s the recap of the reviews:

Aaand the other posts:

What I’m reading:

Well… right now, nothing actively. Like I mentioned above, I’ve been really tired. I am starting to feel the itch to pick up a book, and when I do, I’ll likely pick up Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands, by Heather Fawcett.

I did do some reading this week, so here’s the usual glimpse of books I intend to review in the coming weeks:

Cover of Doughnuts Under A Crescent Moon by Shio Usui Cover of Crypt by Alice Roberts Cover of Don't Call Me Dirty by Gorou Kanbe

Cover of We Only Kill Each Other by  Peter Krause, Ellie Wright, Stephanie Phillips Cover of Tell Me The Truth About Life edited by Cerys Matthews

And th-th-that’s all folks! Hope everyone is doing well, and I pinky-swear I am going to try to catch up on answering comments and making return blog visits starting this evening. I appreciate them all so much and I know it takes time for people to drop by, and effort to make thoughtful comments, so I won’t be forgetting!

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36 responses to “Stacking the Shelves & The Sunday Post

  1. I’m lucky my team at work figured out how to get my usual shifts covered so I can just take a couple of days to chill and do nothing. I’m hoping to get my mojo back a bit!

  2. mae

    Your book selection appears super varied and wide-ranging. Also very ambitious: no wonder you are wearing out. I hope you reach your goals this week.
    best, mae at

    • It was a random choice for me based just on the blurb, I hadn’t heard anything about it, but now I’m seeing it around as well!

    • Thanks! I’m starting to feel a bit like reading again, whew! Though my day off has involved much laziness and just lying around, ahaha.

  3. I think I need someone to go out for a bit of retail therapy for me! I’m sorry you have been tired. I hope you get a chance to rest up. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think about Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands.

    I definitely think I need to see the National Poetry Day anthology.

    • I’ve been doing a bit too much of it of late, ahaha. Still, it supports bookshops!

      I liked the anthology. Some of the choices were fairly… obvious? Old standbys and such. But there were some surprises, and it reminded me that I do really like reading poetry, when I get the chance.

  4. Hopefully you will now get to relax and read a bit. I find when I am very active in the day I am too tired to read at night (which used to be my primary reading time.) Now though I do half my reading through audiobooks which I listen in the daytime during various chores like cooking or walking the dogs or gardening or whatever. It really increased the number of books I read in a year. I have times when I am reading a lot and fast, and other times when the reading is so slow.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

    • I don’t have a lot of time where I could concentrate on an audiobook, alas. I used to listen to them a lot while crafting, but I haven’t been able to fit that in anywhere lately, argh.

  5. The Book of Door looks amazing. Emily Wilde is one I want to read too. I was going to read it last month but… nope! I can’t wait too, everyone seems to love that one 🙂

  6. I’m sorry you’ve been tired and haven’t been reading much. I feel weird too when I haven’t read much. It’s good to have books you’re looking forward to, though! I’m also looking forward to Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands, but I don’t think I’ll be able to get to it this week. I hope you enjoy it!

    • I’m partway into it now and having a good time! I’m glad to be back to reading, too. So weird when I wasn’t reading anything.

  7. I hope you find yourself enjoying the Emily Wilde book as much as I did. I love the look of Lost Realms and Bride has been calling to me – though it looks a tad bleak and I’m not in the mood for anything too downbeat just now. Have a great week:).

    • Hi. Thanks for dropping by, but I must ask that you don’t do so again. Reading your blog (specifically your transphobic review of Across a Field of Starlight) was like receiving a slap in the face. You won’t find anything you enjoy on my blog, as I am non-binary (pronouns they/them/their), and do not welcome gender essentialism, judgement of people’s appearances, or calling people “delusional”. You can find this clearly set out in my commenting policy. For the safety and comfort of everyone, I’ve ensured that any comments from you will not be published on my website.

      Thank you for understanding.

  8. Bookish retail therapy is the best, isn’t it? Looks like you got some great books! I hope you were able to get some much needed rest this weekend and this week is easier for you. Enjoy your reading and have a great week!

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