Vee is on a forced mental health hiatus until 16th June. See you then!

Stacking The Shelves (27/06/2014)

by - June 28, 2014

Books Acquired This Week

I found some great books this week! Glimpse is a book that I was approved for on NetGalley - the day after they had archived it. I left my address in the notes and explained why I couldn't review and they sent me a review copy, which I was really surprised by. 

I'm happily swapping on ReadItSwapIt still and if you're in the UK you should definitely join me - I grabbed myself a copy of Going Vintage there and I'm waiting on two others.

Waterstones has some new books in this week - The Bunker Diary and Never Ending, I grabbed those immediately. Never Ending is signed! 

I love visiting my local pound shop - you'd be amazed where books appear. I got both Silverhorse and Gullstruck Island at the bottom for £1 each (about $1.70). Brand new!

I got a copy of the UK edition of Teardrop, which is my favourite of the Teardrop covers. It's a plain silver cover - with a teardrop on it.

And I received a review request for THIS. I was so excited when I read about it because it has 350 STICKERS. I know it's going to be at least a week before I write a review of this as I'll be too busy playing with it.

Books Read This Week (21st - 27th)

Bit of a weird week this week as I never really planned to read these books, it just sort of happened. 

I was planning for a Strange Chemistry week but I only got The Assassin's Curse and Katya's World read and reviewed out of the four I had planned. Assassin's Curse was amazing, I'm really looking forward to the sequel. Katya's World I enjoyed but I have mixed feelings towards. I've ordered both of their sequels.

Beware The Wild was really good. It's a really creepy, unique read. If you're a Francis Hardinge fan I highly recommend it. Wintergirls will stick with me, I couldn't stop reading. I'm going to have to find everything Laurie has written and eat it all now.

Dancing To This Week

I've had this stuck in my head ALL WEEK I swear.

And finally... I'm going down to London on Monday so I'll be AWOL all week. I may be on Twitter but I'm restricted to my iPod. Posts are scheduled though! I'm planning to visit many bookshops and bring back as many books as I can.

(I heard that there's a Waterstones that has EIGHT FLOORS of books too)

Vickie x

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  1. I'm not sure what those publisher sometimes do with Netgalley.. They always wait too long, but how kind that they send you a copy :) Happy reading!


    1. Oh I know! I have 5 books Pending Approval on NetGalley right now and they've all been sitting there a good month or so. If the publisher doesn't want me to read the book I wish they'd just decline me instead of letting it sit there.

  2. Anonymous11:02 am BST

    Ooh, that's lovely of the publisher to send you a copy! I never thought to do that before. It's annoying when a book gets archived so quickly. I enjoyed Going Vintage, it's such an easy to read book!

    1. Yes, I never expected that! I tried Twitter too as I wanted to do everything to get a copy - before purchasing it - but I got no reply there so just left my mailing address. I have no idea how to send the review to them yet but I have started the book and it's really good!

  3. I want to read Winter Girls pretty bad! I actually borrowed it from the library a little while back, but then I ran out of time and had to send it back. I'm so going to get it again someday. x) I love when NetGalley is awesome and understanding! I had an issue with them archiving but still approving me for a book...and I was worried about my ratio, but they still sent me the ebook. Eeeh! I love awesome and understanding people.
    My Stacking the Shelves!

    1. You NEED to read Wintergirls! I thought the writing would be like Speak but it was almost like a completely different book but in a good way, the writing was so much stronger.

  4. Awesome haul. It looks like you always manage to find good deals. I hope you love everything that you got this week.

    Books of Love

  5. Anonymous3:30 pm BST

    Frances Hardinge is great, I hope you enjoy that one. I haven't read it yet! And I'm glad to see love for The Assassin's Curse; I've really enjoyed Cassandra Rose Clarke's work. Particularly The Mad Scientist's Daughter.

    My StS.

  6. Loved Going Vintage! haven't read the others. Hope you enjoy! Here’s my STS.

  7. Anonymous3:48 pm BST

    Going Vintage is one of my favorite books ever! I also really enjoyed The Assassin's Curse. The author is really talented. I'm excited to hear that you loved Beware the Wild. It looks like an amazing read.
    Enjoy your books this week. :)

    Nick - My Haul

  8. I've always meant to join Read it Swap it, but never got around to it. You mentioning it here has given me the kick to do so. So many books to list.

    My Stack

  9. I really enjoyed The Assassin's Curse when I read it last summer (in e-book form). For whatever reason, I haven't picked up The Pirate's Wish yet, but now, I have the urgency to do so. The news about Strange Chem is very unfortunate, so I'll be picking up physical copies of both very soon.

    I'm very curious about Beware the Wild. I think it's something I'll enjoy. Good to hear you liked it!

    Great haul! :)

    Marlene @ The Flyleaf Review

  10. Ooh, awesome haul!!! I love the look of TEARDROP!! I still have to read that!!

    Enjoy all your new goodies! Here’s my STS:

  11. Great haul, and I agree the silver edition is the prettier one....too bad I don't own either version yet >.<

    My few additions ;)

  12. Ooo, Beware the Wild has an awesome cover. And Teardrop! It's so large, I didn't realize it as so big. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  13. Anonymous10:54 pm BST

    You entire haul looks really great. I want to read all of these books! Have fun with them :)

  14. Some nice titles there. I have Tear drop also - though it is the Australia cover. I have something similar happen to me on Edelweiss. Didn't think to leave a note though. So glad you are getting a chance to read it after all .

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and have a great week! :-)

  15. I've not read any of your books this week. I hope they're good and look forward to reading your thoughts on them. Enjoy!

  16. Anonymous10:41 am BST

    I'm glad you got Glimpse, I really enjoyed it. Happy reading!

  17. That was nice of them to send Glimpse! I love the cover for Teardrop anyway, but haven't seen just the silver one, couldn't stand the book though, haha. Happy reading! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  18. The only one out of all your new books that I've heard of is Teardrop. I have a beautiful hardback as well! So high five! I hope you enjoy all your new goodies. Happy reading. :D

  19. That cover of Teardrop looks amazing. I've had my copy since last fall and should really get to it, already!

    Happy Reading!


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