Stacking the Shelves & The Sunday Post

Posted April 13, 2024 by Nicky in General / 20 Comments

It’s been a quiet week — hurrah! And I’m pretty caught up on comments and blog visits too. It’s a shame that in a few weeks things will ramp up again for my exams, but hey, at least I’m on an even keel right now.

So, as usual, I’m linking up with Reading Reality’s Stacking the Shelves, Caffeinated Reviewer’s The Sunday Post, and the Sunday Salon over at Readerbuzz.

Books acquired this week:

Technically, there are no books acquired this week, but here’s the rest of last week’s haul! First off, the non-fiction:

Cover of The Oxford History of The Book by James Raven Cover of Email by Randy Malamud Cover of Mountains of Fire by Clive Oppenheimer

I’ve started on Mountains of Fire; I’m finding it a little slower than I expected, but maybe that’s just my mood. It has a pretty cover, though; it’s actually shiny.

And here’s the rest of the fiction!

Cover of Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh Cover of Crimson Snow ed. Martin Edwards Cover of The Warden by Daniel M. Ford

It definitely isn’t the season for Crimson Snow — I’ll probably keep that for December, but it gets me closer to completing my British Library Crime Classics collection. As for the other two, I’ve been curious about both for a while!

Posts from this week:

And here’s the usual roundup of the books I’ve been reviewing this week!

Other posts:

What I’m reading:

This weekend I have all kinds of cute plans to read a lot, but goodness knows if I actually will, or whether I’ll read the things I’m intending to read. I’m content as long as I have fun. A lot of my reading this week was manga I don’t intend to review here (the Fairy Tail series by Hiro Mashima), but I did finish up two other books which I will review, or already have:

Cover of A Fish Caught in Time by Samantha Weinberg Cover of Sticky by Laurie Winkless

So, back to my books! Hope everyone else has had a good week, and some lovely books to read.

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20 responses to “Stacking the Shelves & The Sunday Post

    • It’ll be a good collection, I think — the British Library Crime Classic selections usually are! Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

    • Ha! I read manga a lot when I was a teen, or I don’t know if I’d still read any now… but it does make for easy reading sometimes.

  1. mae

    That Sticky Science book was a big disappointment when I tried to read it. The rest of your list is interesting. I wish those British crime novels were less expensive over here.

    best, mae at

    • Aw, how come? I quite liked the chapter on geckos at least, but I was less interested in the stuff about F1 cars, so it didn’t work as well for me as I’d hoped.

  2. I borrowed a couple of Object Lessons books from the library because of you but they only have a few of of the titles. The email one looks interesting! I hope you manage to achieve your cute plan of reading this weekend!

  3. The subject of Mountains of Fire sounds like something I’d like to read about. I am sorry it is going slowly. I am eager to hear more before I add it to my list of books to read.

    I have high hopes that I will be reading more this week. An ocean of activities arrive here in April, and I seem to feel like I need to take part in them all.

    • I think in the end I’m just not as into volcanoes as I think I am, sadly. Clive Oppenheimer is certainly enthusiastic about the subject, though!

    • I found it interesting! But a lot of the focus was on stuff I’m not that interested in, e.g. how F1 car tyres work. It’s a great way to illustrate some concepts, but it didn’t drag me in as much as I’d hoped.

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