Stacking The Shelves (02/08/2014)



Stuff That Happened This Week
  • I started reading Partials and discovered a Hunger Games ticket stub.
  • My long-suffering fiancee put my bookshelves up! I now have 30 glorious shelves.
  • I got a copy of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. FULL OF FOOTNOTES.
  • I started using random.org to select my next read using Goodreads!
  • I found AbeBooks (or rather, how cheap they are) and promptly bought about 8 books.
  • And then lost count of how many books I bought apparently.

New Bookshelves!


Bookshelf tour on the 16th August, I'll link to it on my STS post, on the same day. I hope you all enjoy it - I'm strangely nervous!


Bought This Week (Sat 26th - Fri 1st)

Hunger - Lies - Necropolis - Annexed - Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock - Witch Breed

Apparently it was a week of sequels for me, with the only non-sequel here being Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. I'm really happy to get Witch Breed, which is book four and the final part of the Hell's Underground series!

Money Spent: £19.46 (Appox. $32.74)


Read This Week

Masque Of The Red Death - Dance Of The Red Death - Partials - Dreams Of Gods And Monsters

A note to whoever stopped by last week and assumed I'd read no physical copies - a computerised image doesn't mean I haven't read a physical copy, it just means that this is neater, okay? Good.

I re-read Masque Of The Red Death so I could finally read it's sequel. It wasn't what I remembered and a lot of the sequel actually frustrated me a lot. Two words: Love. Triangle. (Spoiler: That wasn't even resolved at the end of the book, I feel like there should be a third book.). Partials was oh-so amazing, a dystopia for the fans that are frustrated by a lack of world building and characters that have skills beyond the author's grasp. Dan Wells knew EXACTLY what he was talking about and yet all the science never went over my head. On the other hand Dreams was like wading through mud, as I commented often on Goodreads.



That's all from me this week! Next week's plans are to visit some more charity shops, get my cardboard READ letters some nice wrapping paper or tissue paper and to order more books from AbeBooks than I actually need... oh and at some point, actually pack as the storage people are picking it up next week.

Vickie x

44 comments:

  1. OMG YOUR SHELVES! YOUR BEAUTIFUL SHELVES! THEY ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN. *stops yelling* Sorry, yes, sorry. But really. They're gorgeous.

    I loved Leonardo Peacock! And by "loved" I mean, found it seriously depressing. But hey. Matthew Quick is a fabulous author. I loved Partials too because of the intense world building. It only lost me at the bit were Kira was really intensely studying the virus. I mean...she's 16. So I found it kind of unbelievable that she was so mature/knowledgable. She acted like she was in her 20s or something... (and I secretly love Samm a lot) but I really enjoyed it! Fragments...not so much. But I'm dying to know how it ends and I totally need to read Ruins.

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    1. I'M SO HAPPY YOU LIKE MY SHELVES, SERIOUSLY.

      I actually was completely okay with the idea of a 16 year old knowing this stuff - I think it was all down to her being educated from an early age. It's been showing, particularly in Japan and China, that their kids have a much stricter education system and are more intelligent because of it. :D

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  2. OMG YOUR BOOKSHELVES SERIOUSLY LOOK SO GOOD.

    I hope that one day I'll have enough books to get bookshelves like yours as well. :D

    Hope you enjoy all your new books!

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    1. I hope you do too! It's great having my own library. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I need to get some new bookshelves as mine are collapsing due to too much being stuffed on each one. Wish I had space for a few more in the house! Enjoy your reads this week.

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    1. We have that problem with one of our old ones! It's leading sideways, so my big sturdy bookcase I was using before these has been stuck next to it to try and stop it leaning so much. I think it's working!

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  4. OMG THE BOOKSHELVES!!! I have no words for the pretty!

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  5. Your bookshelves are gorgeous! I love how you've put on Since You've Been Gone on there! :D
    I've never read anything by Michael Grant before, but I've heard fabulous things. While I liked Masque of the Red Death, I never bothered to read the sequel and it looks like I was right to do so. I read the spoiler and UGH!

    Enjoy your books this week! :)
    Happy reading!

    Nick - My Haul

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    1. Don't forget The Winner's Curse! They're my favourite reads this year - so far. Admittedly I've never read anything either... I wanted to finish this series so I can start his new one!

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  6. Wow...those bookshelves *_*
    I'm seriously coveting them right now! There's so many...and do you get that nice satisfied feeling when you rearrange your bookshelves? I do. It's awesome, but really addictive so I do it ALL the time (I don't know how I'd cope rearranging 30 SHELVES every couple of weeks). Blimmin heck that's a lot! Oooh, AbeBooks...I've heard of them, but now I'll definitely check them out! Thanks for the pictures Vickie!

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    1. I did get the satisfied feeling - and RSI! Apparently I have so many I was actually left with RSI in my wrist for a few days afterwards and it still feels a little dodgy. I plan to never earrange again and just keep it neat and tidy - and dust a lot.

      AbeBooks is AMAZINGLY CHEAP. Seriously.

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  7. Yay for those shelves! My dad actually recently promised me that when I own a house of my own, he'll install shelves on rails like in a library so I can maximise the amount of shelf space. But I'll probably still have some normal shelves to show off beautiful books! Enjoy your new books.

    My StS.

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    1. I actually wanted to get a shelf extension unit to add another set of shelves for the top - it's a good thing I didn't as after we measured we found they wouldn't fit! Curse these low ceilings. *grumble*

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  8. I have shelf-envy, Vickie! That looks so good, and hey, it seems like there's a little more room for new books ;)
    Your new books look great, too, I hope you'll enjoy them all.
    Thanks for stopping by earlier. have a wonderful weekend.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I have four shelves empty! Four! I spent the entire book arranging panicking that I wasn't going to have enough space left, I was so happy when I finished.

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  9. Your Shelves! I want one just like those. I love the Gone books, I haven't finished the series yet but I loved the first three that I read! I'm a but mixed on Partials though. I think it appealed to me more because I live on Long Island but the idea had potential, and I agree with what you said though. The book was pretty good, just at times I got a bit bored. Hope you enjoy all your new books!


    Amber @ The Book Bratz
    My Stacking the Shelves

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    1. They were super cheap (in my opinion) from Ikea - I was a little worried about quality but so far they seem very sturdy and strong so I'm very, very happy! Reeeeeally need to start the Gone series soon. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I am DROOLING over those shelves. And the Bookends. AND your blog design. Yeah, I am just lovin all the things!

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    1. Ah, thank you! *internet hug* I'm always surprised when people say they love my blog design because I'm no designer, so I just went with things I liked. Thanks for stopping by (and saying nice things)!

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  11. I love the Ikea Billy shelves, I use them from everything. You set up looks so so so amazing! I cannot wait for your bookshelf tour! Because I saw your tweet on Partials it reminded me that I have to finish that series. Need to buy the rest soon :). Hope you have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. These caused my first ever trip to Ikea - it was certainly an experience! I need the buy the rest of the Partials series too, hopefully on Wednesday.

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  12. *Stares at the beautiful bookshelves* Very pretty!

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  13. Those bookshelves are absolutely gorgeous! I'm impressed! I need to get on a series kick. I'm so behind in so many of my series!

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    1. Oh gosh, I really need to get on a series kick. I look like I'm doing well but honestly, Necropolis is book four of the series - and I read the first book about 5 years ago! I often read the first book and forget to read the others.

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  14. wow some pretty shelves! I love them and I'm quite jealous! I heard great things about the books you had but haven't read them. Happy reading!

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  15. Oh my gosh, I absolutely love your new shelves :D Can I borrow him sometime ;)

    My new pretties :)

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  16. I loved Partials and want to read the other three you read. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock always sounded like an intriguing read. And awesome bookshelves!!! I would love those! Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

    Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal

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  17. I love your shelves. They're awesome. It's like a little library.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
    Have a great week.

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  18. Loving the bookshelves, they look great. I have yet to read Dreams of Gods and Monsters, I'm STILL waiting for my copy to come O_O Fabulous haul!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous weekend!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  19. very curious about the bethany griffin series. and want to read the new matthew quick as i loved silver linings playbook. also, love your shelves! and the little bookstand too! have a good reading week :-)

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  20. I love the Billy bookcases, my sister has 8 of them in her home library and she bought them over 10 years ago! I need to get some as my current bookcases are all sagging in the middle - probably because they're stacked 2 or 3 deep on each shelf...

    Glad to hear you enjoyed Partials, I've had a copy for a long time but not managed to get round to it yet. Will bump it up the pile a bit now :)

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  21. your bookshelves are BEAUTIFUL!! and fantastic books this week. i've heard great things about michael grant's series from my friend--she read them all one after the other. happy reading :)

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  22. O.M.G. I WANT those bookshelves!! They are freaking gorgeous!!! I'd love to have the room to go out and track a set of those down! OMG I am in total envy here! Both of the shelves and that you had room for them! lol!

    Great haul too! Haven't read any of those series but hope you enjoy each and every one of your new reads!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  23. I am jealous of you amazing bookcases...even though I have some pretty amazing ones myself ;)
    I really enjoyed Partials, but completely agree about DOGaM.
    I've not read any books by Michael Grant, although I have been told I need to fix that soon.

    Thanks for stopping by my haul :)

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  24. I didn't love Dance of the Red Death either. I had enjoyed the first book, but just wasn't feeling the sequel. Happy reading!

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  25. Your bookshelves are amazing looking. It looks like you got a lot of great books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  26. THOSE SHELVES!! Omg, total jealousy overload right now. :-P Hope you enjoy your books!

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  27. *drools* I think most of the bloggosphere (including myself) and completely and utterly jealous of your bookshelves. Ohhh I've got the second book in the partials series, so I definitely think I need to get the first book and read it from what you said. I just finished Dreams, and I really liked it, but I just wish that there was something coming afterwards because of the Godstars and the Nithilam.... If you get what I mean. Happy Reading :)

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  28. Those shelves are gorgeous. I actually got some new ones as well, but they're no where near as glorious. I look forward to the tour :) My STS.

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  29. Woow ok, your shelves are just breathtaking, that's my dream right there! Haha :)
    I've just gotten ebooks for my kindle recently, so my bookshelf looks pretty much the same (but meh, there's not much space left there anyway :P).

    Lipstick and Mocha

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