Stacking the Shelves #79

Stacking the Shelves #79

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book enthusiasts can show off their newest additions to their collection!

I well and truly broke any semblance of a ban this week… OOPS! Twelve new books! Oh no, my TBR might actually crush me soon! Soooooo excited about meeting the lovely Jane Harper this week! And I can’t wait to get stuck into so many of these books!

Bought:

  • Invictus – Ryan Graudin

Time travelling thieves – what else could I possibly want from a story???

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  • Force of Nature – Jane Harper

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Weekly Recap September 2017 #3

Weekly Recap September 2017 #3

I started listening to The Northern Lights on audio this week, and it is amazing – everyone get on it NOW! I found a lot of the books I read this week slow to start, but I ended up enjoying them all! Cruel Prince and Zenith were my next favourites – so much fantasy this week! I’m hoping I’ll get through a greater stack next week; it’s been a bit slow…

IMG_2629The Northern Lights – Philip Pullman (5 stars)

Absolutely fantastic! I’ve been meaning to reread the series before The Book of Dust comes out in October, and audio was a perfect opportunity! There is a whole cast of voice actors which makes listening a really great experience. I had forgotten how wonderful the stories were. Lyra is a ballsy, wonderful character and her adventures are just wonderful. The armoured bears, the daemons, dust, Oxford, the alethiometer – all of these things come together to create a fantastic story. I also think I took a lot more away from it reading as an adult rather than a child.

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Stacking the Shelves #78

Stacking the Shelves #78

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book enthusiasts can show off their newest additions to their collection!

FullSizeRender 63Another seven books this week – no money spent, but STILL! This needs to slooooowwww down….

Borrowed:

  • Raw Blue – Kirsty Eagar
  • Take Three Girls – Cath Crowley, Simone Howell, Fiona Wood
  • Artemis – Andy Weir
  • Revenger – Alastair Reynolds

What good friends I have! Revenger is a book club book that I didn’t want to buy, and my library is never open when I have the time to visit… Artemis is SUCH a beautiful ARC – I’m so thankful my lovely friend entrusted it to me for a small moment! And the other two are Australian YAs which I always ADORE!

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Weekly Recap September 2017 #2

Weekly Recap September 2017 #2

Six books this week – finished off an eBook I have been reading for AGES! I had two days off work to get a wisdom tooth out, but didn’t get all that much reading done… Favourites this week were the sequels to A Darker Shade of Magic and In the Quiet. I was really disappointed in Quid Pro Quo – it was written as if for teenagers, and didn’t really give me any new information about the Latin language and its influence on English.

A Gathering of Shadows – V. E. Schwab (4 stars)

A Darker Shade of Magic left me with so many questions and this book answered *some*. It did, however, introduce me to my favourite character so far – Alucard, Lila’s captain on the privateering crew she joined! The main storyline revolves around the Element Games, a competition for magicians. Both Kell and Lila enter in disguise. And then, right at the end, in what I feel is a Schwab trademark, things get super intense and lead perfectly into A Conjuring of Light. I am so glad I had the third book ready to go – I don’t think I could have waited for this one!

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In the Quiet – Eliza Henry-Jones (Australian author)(4.5 stars) Read more

Stacking the Shelves #77

Stacking the Shelves #77

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book enthusiasts can show off their newest additions to their collection!

I broke the ban for one book… OOPS! In my defence, it was pretty! And I accumulated another seven… ALSO OOPS! Where am I going to find the time to read all of these???

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  • Witches of New York – Ami McKay

I BROKE THE BAN BECAUSE THIS BOOK IS SO PRETTY! I knew that the small paperback was coming out soon and sometimes that means a cover change and I LOVE THIS COVER so I wanted it in this edition… OOPS!

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  • The Choke – Sofie Laguna
  • Two Steps Forward – Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist
  • How to Stop Time – Matt Haig

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Weekly Recap September 2017 #1

Weekly Recap September 2017 #1

A really really good reading week this week. I didn’t read a lot, but what I did read was AMAZING! I Am, I Am, I Am, a memoir by Maggie O’Farrell was just astonishingly wonderful, as was Naomi Alderman’s The Power!

The Power – Naomi Alderman (5 stars)

What an incredible piece of fiction. Fast-paced, thought-provoking, horrifying and wonderful, it tells the story of a world where women discover they can channel electricity. The entire structure of society shifts, and Naomi Alderman tells the story of the change through a variety of voices. Margot is a politician. Tunde is a young male journalist. Roxy is the daughter of a crime lord, with incredible power. And Allie is an abused young girl who becomes a cult leader. It is absolutely fascinating. I loved the little asides reframing historical artefacts in the context of the women’s power. A perfect book club read!

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A Darker Shade of Magic – V. E. Schwab (4 stars) Read more

Stacking the Shelves #76

Stacking the Shelves #76

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book enthusiasts can show off their newest additions to their collection!

The book-buying ban is going fine… I didn’t spend any money on books this week, but I still managed to accumulate six new books! AGGGGHHHHHHH! I need to be stopped! However, I am super dooper excited about all of these so I can’t complain, except about not having enough time to read…

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Bookshop Job:

  • I Am I Am I Am – Maggie O’Farrell

I 100% knew that Maggie O’Farrell’s memoir would be my one of my top books of the year even before I got a chance to read it! It’s all about her many brushes with death – HOW COOL IS THAT? I jumped on it as soon as I could and it is INCREDIBLE! I haven’t done a proper review in a while but definitely will for this!

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