Stacking The Shelves (23/08/2014)


- I shamelessly begged my local bookstore on Twitter for a copy of Isla.
- I won £20 on a £1 scratchcard and went on a spree. (This spree)
- We got all the holes in the walls plastered. The kitchen looks like a mud hut, the whole thing was plastered.
- I hit my Goodreads goal - 100 books in a year!
- I sort of started accepting requests from self pubbed authors.
- The ones who have employed an editor anyway.
-Spotify conveniently lost all of my music. ALL OF IT. I emailed days ago but no reply.


Acquired This Week
Before you see what I bought this week... please don't judge me. Okay?

I received all of these in the mail. Most of these were purchased from abebooks, which I'm still completely addicted to. I never knew I could get books so cheap! Killing Sound is for review from Chicken House, one of my favourite pubs (Not the beer kind). I was excited about The Tea Rose until I saw the sheer size of it and now I'm just kind of scared.

Bought these in The Works (UK readers will have heard of it. Or are seriously missing out). These were 3 for £5, less than the cost of just one book. I'd recently seen Prince of Shadows and really wanted it, I've never read a (good) retelling of Romeo and Juliet before.

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire - Voices - The Dead - The Fear
Charity shop finds - I've always been seriously good at finding stuff in charity shops. I'm pretty dedicated to - if I go anywhere new I research where they are visit. It's an obsession. I want a new set of the original Harry Potter books, as cheap and as new looking as possible, so this was a great find for £2.25!

The first thing I did when I won £20 on a £5 scratchcard this Monday was run to my Waterstones and grab a copy of Isla. I think they'd just got it in that morning! I wasn't sold on the new covers at first but they are lovely, I have to admit. They didn't have Anna so I ordered it and picked it on on Wednesday. I can't wait to binge read these!


Read This Week (Sat 16th - Friday 22nd)


I... didn't realise I'd read this much this week! Vampire's Assistant, Malory Towers and Among The Hidden were all quick reads so maybe that's something to do with it.


That's all from me this week!
Vickie x

22 comments:

  1. So many awesome books! I finished Taste of Darkness the other day and really liked it. I hope you like Under the Never Sky, I thought it was great. And I'm really jealous of Isla! It looks so adorable. I hope you enjoy it. :)

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    1. I've read Touch of Power so far, hoping the series lives up to the Study series! Me too on Under The Never Sky. I wasn't sure but figured it was cheap/

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  2. Brilliant haul this week. I have the Anna books, but I've yet to read Lola. I fully intend to do that soon so I can read Isla which I bought this week. I hope you enjoy binge reading those books! Congrats on the scratchcard win! :-)

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    1. Thanks! I ave read Anna and Lola but want to re-read before Isla - it's been a while since the last books!

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  3. I have the Charlie Higson books sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. I will get to them at some point! I need to finish the zombie book I'm on and get into the tbrs again. Happy reading!

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    1. Same - I keeping buying sequels to books I haven't read yet, it's a problem!

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    2. I just get this irrational thing in my head screaming 'if you love the book you might not be able to find book two when you're ready to read it so buy it NOW!!!' Then of course I don't like book one and the whole trilogy or whatever is discarded! Stupid chuckles!

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  4. SUCH PRETTY BOOKS THOUGH. Seriously, a matching set of Anna? That's so awesome. ^.^ Lucky you for the scratch thingy, though.! XD I want to read The Dead and I even borrowed it from the library...but it's huge and I wasn't in the mood. Someday, though. My sister's read the Maria V. Snyder books (at least the first tone? I think? lol I have no idea) and she always says they're good and I should read them. ;)

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    1. There's like... 11 Maria Snyder books out. I think it'll be Poison Study of the Study series! I love that book immensely. But I won't tell you to read it... :P

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  5. OOhhh awesome haul! I looooooooooooooove Maria's books! She's my fave fantasy author! Soooo excited for the continuation of the Study books next year! Hope you enjoy Taste of Darkness! And the rest of your amazing reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. There's more from the Study series?!

      *unearthly screaming*

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  6. You got an amazing amount of books this week. I love the Veronica Rossi series so much. Maria Snyder is awesome. Have a lovely weekend.

    Grace @ Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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    1. Thank you, I hope you have a great week!

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  7. Great finds this week! I really need to read Anna, Lola, and Isla so I can see what all the fuss is about, haha. Enjoy them all! My STS.

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    1. If you like contemporary romance, you'll love these - I wasn't sure about Anna because of the hype but it really is a great book.

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  8. I have The Elementals as well! And I love Veronica Rossi's books so much. I definitely want to read Snyder's books, I love fantasy! I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous weekend :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Oh, if you love fantasy you MUST read these - I loved the Study series dearly.

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  9. Ohh such a great haul this week! I need to grab Anna, Ilsa and Lola, and I quite like the new covers :) I haven't read the Under the Never Sky series, but I really want to. Not sure which covers to get though, I like both UK and US. I've heard mixed things about Panic and Prince of Shadows (mainly negative, but still), I can't wait to see what you think of them. Happy Reading!

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    1. I wasn't sure about Panic or Prince of Shadows, but both intrigued me so I figured, might as well see for myself. I often love books that other people hate!

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  10. Wow that's a lot of great books! I love Under the Never Sky and the sequels. I didn't enjoy Panic, but I do love the author's other books. Happy reading!

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  11. I loved Under the Never Sky series. I've got Anna and Lola too, can't wait to read them :) I've been meaning to read the Charlie Higson series too. Nice haul!!

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

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  12. Oh look how pretty Stephanie Perkins books are all together! :) I need to read Lola and Isla, but I loved Anna! And I loved Veronica Rossi's series too! Happy reading!

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