Stacking The Shelves (09/08/2014)



Stuff That Happened This Week
- This week's Many Cover Monday featured upcoming books
-  I discovered that Jeremy Irvine turned down the roles of both Peeta and Four!
- This week marked the 100th anniversary of WW1. Candles were put in windows around Europe.
- I started watching True Blood. It's like Vampire Diaries on crack.
- Penguin unveiled the creepiest cover of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ever
- We found out that as well as needed our electric rewiring our 30yo boiler is d.e.a.d. Yeyness.
- Still overexcited about having shelf space, I bought rather a lot of books.


Bought This Week (2nd Aug - 8th Aug)


This is a perfectly reasonable amount of books to buy. Honest. I got some great bargains this week by buying The Eye Of Minds from Asda for less than £4, found some great bargains on AbeBooks, visited charity shops... Book buying is a full time job readers! My biggest wow moment came when I found an old Waterstones gift card I somehow hadn't used and walked out of the shop with Solitaire and The Rain for just £5.97 (about $10)!

Money Spent: £28.50 (about $48)
(Whoops?)


Read This Week


(Yes, I really read this many books in a week. No, you don't want to know what I sold to the Devil)

Bit of an eclectic mix this week, as I'm still letting random.org select my next reads! I enjoyed War Horse, but I really wasn't expecting it to be from perspective of the horse. Undone was just... the worst book I have read in about 4 years. Hated it. I absolutely loved In The After though! I can't wait to read the sequel. Pandemic was a great read, I was expecting it to be more Apocalyptic but it focused completely on the actual Pandemic, not the aftermath.


That's all from me this week! Next week is going to be very, very busy as we're getting our kitchen completely redone (cupboards, sink, the floor, everything!) and getting the electric rewired. We're not allowed in the house that day so we're going to camp outside - in a tent. In the garden. I plan a giant duvet/pillow nest with lots of books.

Vickie x

37 comments:

  1. Malory Towers...jeez that brings back memories for me! I read those books when I was a kid! I liked the books in the Darren Shan series though some were better than others. Happy reading!

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    1. I think a lot of people did, I'm just slow to the party! I agree about the Darren Shan books, I think the first book was one of the weakest but did set the story up quite well. I have the whole set as I read most of them as a kid but never finished the whole series.

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  2. I love a good book bargain! :-) I see you read Undone this week. I adore that book. Cat Clarke is brilliant.

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    1. Sadly I'm now avoiding them! I just don't like the endings at all, had a problem with the endings of all three of her books that I read. :(

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  3. Nice haul. I love bargain bookstores. I always find something new to add to my shelf.

    Thanx for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Same, I wish there were more!

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  4. Yay to new books. Money well spent if you ask me. Curious about your thoughts on In the End--that's the only one of those I've read.

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    1. Do you mean In The After? In The End is the sequel. I loved In The After, it was a seriously creepy read, can't wait to read the sequel!

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  5. I really need to get round to reading some of James Dashner's work, I'm seeing it around a loooot. Looks like a good haul! Good luck with the busy week.

    My StS.

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    1. Oh his books are just amazing - in my not-so-humble opinion! I can't wait to start his new series.

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  6. Oooh! I heard about Undone and may have to pick that one up someday. Enjoy your books! :)

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    1. It's not a great book in my opinion - I hope you enjoy it more!

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  7. Wow, you sure do read a lot! Thanks for stopping by my site, happy reading to you :)

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    1. Yes, I should probably find some other hobbies!

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  8. Undone sounds great, hope that you enjoy. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Just above the image it says 'Read This Week'. Hope that helps.

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  9. Boy you read a lot of books this week. It sounds like you had a great week. Some of the books you picked up are new to me.

    Grace
    Books of Love

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    1. I usually aimed for 5 but surpassed myself this week!

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  10. I haven't read these ones but I hope you'll enjoy them. I heard great things about some. happy reading!

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  11. I really want to read The Kill Order, seeing as I enjoyed The Maze Runner (although that series did get a little too confusing sometimes). Pompeii also sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy your books!

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  12. Lol I spend so much money on books and I've been trying to keep the buying down since I'm trying to save for my vacation but it's really hard. Can't say no to books!
    Great haul! Hope you enjoy all your books!

    My STS: http://inmysecretbookworld.blogspot.se/2014/08/stacking-shelves-2.html

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  13. AHHHHH!!! You go RAIN??? I'm soooo excited for that book!! It looks awesome!! Lethal rain, yep, I'm in...lol!!

    Enjoy all your new goodies, Vickie, and thanks for stopping by my STS @ Addicted Readers! :)

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  14. Interesting haul!! I like the looks of "Bloomability", "Fragments" (but I have to read "Partials" first, lol), and "Solitaire". All your books look so gorgeous between those bookends! Nice pic!

    I can't believe how FAST you read!! HOW do you do it? I'm lucky if I can get three books read in a month!

    "War Horse" looks GREAT. I ADORE horses, and haven't read a book from a horse's point of view since "Black Beauty", so I'm very happy to have found this one!

    Thanks for sharing, and thanks as well for commenting on my STS!! : )

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  15. Wow, nice haul - thanks for checking out how I'm Stacking the Shelves this week.

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  16. Great haul! :) It does look like you got a really great deal on all of those books. I never really have that much luck I always end up spending way more than I want too, but at the end of the day, it is books, so I can't complain too much. I still need to get around to reading Fragments. It bought it a long time ago, and just haven't got around to it.

    Here is my StS

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  17. That is indeed a perfectly reasonable amount to spend on books, lol. You added some great books to your shelves. I did not really see the reason for buying The Kill Order. I did not really like the Maze Runner that much =/. Hope you will like it though! Happy reading, Vickie!

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  18. I enjoyed Dashner's and Wells' books! And I liked In the After, but In the End was ehhh for me. I hope you enjoy all of your new books! And glad you enjoyed the ones that you read last week :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  19. Omg, no no no to that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory cover. That looks like fake barbies and sory of horrory though I don't know why. Gee. NOPE. I hope you like Fragments! I found the ending awesome but the beginning seriously slooooow. I'm still interested in Ruins though. :)

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  20. Great haul! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  21. So, I had no idea who this Jeremy Irvine person was (other than a crazy person perhaps). Who turns down Peeta and Four!? True Blood... ah, True Blood. I am so behind! I need to watch season 6 still. Have you read the books? And that cover of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory... why? Seriously, why? I confess, I loathe Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in general, and now that cover fits with my feelings about the book, because I despise them both ;)

    Ohh Fragments! I have that on my shelf too. It just looks so.... huge. Rain looks so good too, I want to read it as well. Good luck with the kitchen remodel (and the tent, I don't think I'd be a fan of the tent!) and have a great week :)

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  22. The Eye of Minds was the first book I read by James, and I really enjoyed it. I have Fragments & Solitaire waiting to be read.

    Great haul and some bargain book shopping too.

    Check out my haul

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  23. OOh nice! Those are all new to me! Hope you enjoy each and every one of them!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  24. The Rain sounds great! The idea behind it is really cool. I've heard awesome things about the Partial series, and I'm planning to marathon it eventually, too. I hope you enjoy all of your books :)

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  25. True Blood = Vampire Diaries on crack. Hahahaha! Great description!

    Uh-oh. Undone was on my TBR for quite a while. Before it was released I was so curious about it. Now, I've sort of lost the desire to read it. It's a pretty long book too isn't it, 350+ pages... yeah, I'm going to skip I think.

    I really hope you love Fragments. I got Partials a while back, but haven't got around to reading it yet. I've seen lots of good things about the series, so *fingers crossed* it's good.

    Enjoy all your new books, have a great week :)
    My StS

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  26. Solitaire sounds really good, and it's even better that your books were bargains. Enjoy them! My STS.

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  27. Wow, you really got some amazing books. Happy reading.

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