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

books · stacking the shelves

Stacking The Shelves

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!

Do you remember how back in May I said I was going to stop getting new to me books, stop checking books out on Libby, stop going to the library and focus on my current physical TBR that’s taking over my flat?
HAHAHAHAH that’s gone about as well as could be expected. I currently have a pile of books akin to Mount Everest. And then I ended up in the library again this week (in my defence, it’s part of my therapy homework to keep practising leaving the house, and the library is generally safe!)

Well the books that came home with me this week are:

I’m particularly looking forward to Adventures Of A Young Naturalist. Bird Summons isn’t one I would normally have picked but it something about the colours and patterns called to me.

stacking the shelves

Stacking the Shelves

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 had quite the large, eclectic, and exciting haul this week!

Ebooks – Free

Libby

Library

New Books

Second hand books

I’m quite excited to start some of these – although my TBR is ridiculously large so I don’t know when I’m going to get to them LOL And I have in fact already started reading This Is Not A Book About Benedict Cumberbatch. It’s about the joy of loving something – anything – like your life depends on it. I’m about 1/3 of the way through and I am LOVING it!