stacking the shelves

Stacking The Shelves #3

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Reading Reality all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

I’ve been purposefully not adding anything to my reading piles lately, I’ve been feeling very overwhelmed with both the amount of books I’ve managed to end up with in progress and the amount of books on my TBR which doesn’t actually feel like it’s gone down this year.

This last 10 days or so, that kind of went to pot and I ended up with a little collection of new books.

Firstly I had an email from Amazon offering my 40% off the Kindle version of Dan Jones’ The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors. While I generally prefer paperbacks for my history books, what was I supposed to do – ignore the offer?!

Then, I realized I still hadn’t brought myself a copy of The Plantagenets, which I most definitely want to re-read before re-reading Hollow Crown. It’s practically mandatory! So I picked up a cheap used copy from Abe Book.

I recently finished Summer at Skylark Farm – #2 in the Wynbridge series, so clearly had to buy Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market. I’m generally not a big Christmas book reader so it tells you how much I enjoyed the first two books.

I accidentally read all of The Vampire Knitting Club on Monday, so promptly checked the next three out on Kindle Unlimited. I’ve also made a note of the other paranormal cozy mysteries that Nancy Warren has written because I’m already a little bit in love

I also popped into my local library the other day to find out if I could study there, did I need to book in advance and was happily told that no, it was absolutely ok to just rock up with my laptop and textbooks at any time, she confirmed the un-manned opening hours for me. I’ll be trying that one weekend when I need a change of scenery when studying.
However the library was clearly waiting for me and I came home with

9 thoughts on “Stacking The Shelves #3

  1. The Plantagenets is on my list to read soon as well. I’ve been reading so much fiction the last few years I can’t remember the last time I read history!

  2. I feel rather silly because I thought I had your book blog on my Blogger reading list and I did… it was just the wrong one, your old one before you moved. Never mind, I’ve changed it now. I just popped in to say that you expressed an interest in a short story collection I’ve just read, The Ghost Slayers. I had it free from the British Library and am happy to pass it on so to someone who would enjoy it so if you would like it email me your address at: nanquidno2001 at yahoo dot com. I would be more than happy to pass it on. 🙂

    1. Welcome back – good to see you again! 🙂
      And ooh, thank you for that kind offer, I’ll drop you an email!

  3. I’ve been enjoying the books on Kindle Unlimited too and discovered some really good thriller international writers the first time I signed up. Have a good reading week.

  4. I had been doing good with not requesting any books in weeks, but splurged this past week (kind of like a stress release). I was where you are, feeling overwhelmed with all the books I need to read for challenges and stuff. The Nancy Warren books look good. I hope you enjoy all of these. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, I appreciate it 🙂

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