Stacking the Shelves #57

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It might look like I bought a lot this week but I was really lucky because of one thing! Towards the end of my college course, I won a £50 gift card that could be spent at one of my favourite bookshops here in the UK – Waterstones.

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I’ve decided I really want to carry on with this series soon, so as soon as I saw this on the buy-one-get-one-half-price table, I added it to the basket.

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Another book I saw on that table is this one! It has a beautiful cover and beautiful colour-edges pages, so I couldn’t resist. (total cover buy. oops)

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I’d just had this book recommended to me so I picked it up and finished it within a couple of days! You can see my review on Tuesday.

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I read this one next as I’ve wanted it for a while, and I just finished it! You’ll be able to read my review later in the week.

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I’ve had this book on my TBR for a long time, and I knew I wanted this cover so I was happy to find it really cheap!

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I told my boyfriend to pick a book too, and we both decided we wanted to read this a while ago. I’m glad we finally picked it up and can both read it!

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #56

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Again, I’m trying so hard to control my book buying addictions, but temptations go further than just online newsletters. My boyfriend and I recently re-visited a local secondhand bookshop and I knew I would find something!

As it turns out, I found less than expected but I am excited about what I did find. I decided a while back that I’d really like to read Game of Thrones sometime, and I also knew exactly which editions I wanted. Look at the spines on these – aren’t they gorgeous?

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‘When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground’
Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.
From the fertile south, where heat breeds conspiracy, to the vast and savage eastern lands, all the way to the frozen north, kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men . . . all will play the Game of Thrones.

I’m also excited to say I’ve actually started to watch the series with my boyfriend! I’m very happy to finally join the fandom and I’m really starting to get hooked 🙂

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #55

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I could stop buying books and try to control my addiction. Or I could buy as many books as I’m tempted to and keep adding to my constantly out-of-control collection.

I’m trying my best to go for the first option, but I keep being tempted towards the latter. For example, I got an email from Waterstones the other day and it included a very special book. I wouldn’t say I’m really a DC fan as such, but this one really caught my eye. Sarah J. Maas is releasing a novel about Catwoman, it’s a gorgeous edition and it’s HARDBACK AND SIGNED! How could I resist? For those in the UK (and they may ship worldwide), the link is here.

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When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has.
Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.
Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing.

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #54

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Reflecting on last week, I am so excited to say my copy of Legendary arrived and I got the cover I wanted – the crown. How great is that? I didn’t plan on buying any books this week at all, and then I got a little surprise.

My lovely friend Amy sent me a parcel which I got today, and it was the best kind of thing to unwrap, a book! Not only was it a book, but it was actually one I’ve wanted to read ever since it came out a year ago. And once I’ve finished Obsidio and Legendary, I’m definitely going to dive in and read this one!

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Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.
Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back. 
There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #53

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I’m really trying to not buy books at all at the moment, but of course there are times when exceptions pop up and you just can’t resist. You can see from my review of Caraval how much I adore this series, and I’ve followed the author on social media ever since.

Anyway I was vaguely aware of this book coming out but not entirely sure of whether I would be able to buy it immediately, when she posted something on Instagram. The first print/pre-orders of this book in hardback in the UK will be the only ones to have exclusive under-cover designs like the ones below!

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How could I resist those and the beautiful cover? It was in my Amazon basket right away.

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A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.
After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.
The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister’s. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice. But now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval…the games have only just begun.

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #52

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I’m happy to say I’ve managed to have a massive sort out of my books and I think I’ve managed to get rid of around 50 in the past week! So gaining one and losing 50 can’t be bad right? Anyway, I haven’t actually bought any books recently, but I did trade a book with my lovely friend Pete last weekend.

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Here is a thing everyone wants: A miracle.Here is a thing everyone fears: What it takes to get one.Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado, is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

He gave me this book, which has reminded me I need to carry on with The Raven Cycle at some point this year.

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #51

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I really managed to control my book-buying in April, but May has hit and ohhh dear. I went into a bookshop the other day and I have now already bought two books. But I did have some kind of self control – because the books were buy-one-get-one-half-price and I wasn’t going to buy one without the other. I found Obsidio, and it took me a whole two looks around the shop to find another that I wanted.

But we got there in the end! Here are the two books I’ve bought so far this month.

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Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion?
Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.
With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.
 

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Andre Aciman’s Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time.

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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