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 #49

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga where we share books we’ve bought this week. Find out more and join in here!

So I may have..oops…bought a couple of books this week! Or…more than a couple. But I only spent about £6! How did I do it? Find out below!

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In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

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Cosplay ready, Violet and her friends are at Comic-Con.
They can’t wait to meet the fandom of mega movie, The Gallows Dance. What they’re not expecting is to be catapulted by freak accident into their favourite world – for real. Fuelled by love, guilt and fear, can the friends put the plot back on track and get out? The fate of the story is in their hands …

The two books above were on a buy-one-get-one-half-price table! I really wanted to read Ready Player One before the movie, although that probably won’t happen as I’m still in Hogwarts.

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Both of the books above here were in the clearance section! Is it just me that loves Lonely Planet and travel books?

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This sweeping multi-generational love story introduces readers to mother-and-daughter pair Marilyn and Angie. To seventeen-year-old Angie, who is mixed-race, Marilyn is her hardworking, devoted white single mother. But Marilyn was once young, too. When Marilyn was seventeen, she fell in love with Angie’s father, James, who was African-American. But Angie’s never met him, and Marilyn has always told her he died before she was born. When Angie discovers evidence of an uncle she’s never met she starts to wonder: What if her dad is still alive, too? So she sets off on a journey to find him, hitching a ride toLA from her home in New Mexico with her ex-boyfriend, Sam. Along the way, she uncovers some hard truths about herself, her mother, and what truly happened to her father.

Hot Key sent me this book and it looks so interesting!

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In Alaska, 1970, being a teenager here isn’t like being a teenager anywhere else. Ruth has a secret that she can’t hide forever. Dora wonders if she can ever truly escape where she comes from, even when good luck strikes. Alyce is trying to reconcile her desire to dance, with the life she’s always known on her family’s fishing boat. Hank and his brothers decide it’s safer to run away than to stay home—until one of them ends up in terrible danger.
Four very different lives are about to become entangled.

I visited Pete last Sunday and I can’t believe this, but he gave me a book! He knows I wanted to read this after he enjoyed it, and he wanted me to join in. How lovely is that?

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #47

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We’re 3 days into February and I’ve already bought 4 books (more on that below). Should I feel bad? Definitely. Do I? Nope.

But before we delve into that, let’s talk about the books I bought at the end of January (early this week).

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I really love these edtions of HP, and some supermarkets are selling them cheap here in the UK. I’m trying to grab the full set while I can though, because they seem to be going fast. I’m now only missing the 6th book! Once I have the full set, I’m definitely going to start reading it and finally give this series a shot.

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And these are the four books I bought today. My boyfriend and I visited a few local second hand charity bookshops and I came across this for only £5. Seeing as I haven’t read LOTR yet or The Hobbit, I knew I had to pick them up. So I got a great deal, and the money went to charity. Which is exactly why I don’t feel bad.

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #46

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I know, I know. Another week and more book buying! And this time, I didn’t get a good deal or buy second hand. I bought two full price books. In actual, full price bookshops. But I can justify it. Maybe.

My boyfriend has been looking for a book for a while, and I turned my head while in a bookshop last week and spotted this book next to me. Naturally, it went straight in my basket. Then I started browsing the shelves…and spotted this.

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Sixteen-year-old Jaxon is being committed to video game rehab . . .
ten minutes after he met a girl. A living, breathing girl named Serena, who not only laughed at his jokes but actually kinda sorta seemed excited when she agreed to go out with him.
Jaxon’s first date. Ever.
In rehab, he can’t blast his way through galaxies to reach her. He can’t slash through armies to kiss her sweet lips. Instead, he has just four days to earn one million points by learning real-life skills. And he’ll do whatever it takes—lie, cheat, steal, even learn how to cross-stitch—in order to make it to his date.
If all else fails, Jaxon will have to bare his soul to the other teens in treatment, confront his mother’s absence, and maybe admit that it’s more than video games that stand in the way of a real connection.
Prepare to be cured.

I have a soft spot for American editions (any other UK bloggers get that too?), and surely I can justify my spending if it’s an edition I might never see in a UK bookshop again. Right?

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #45

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga where we share books we’ve bought this week. Find out more and join in here!

The last time I wrote a Stacking the Shelves post was back in September! Surely I’ve bought books since then? Ha, of course I have. But! I do think I have cut down on my book buying. There was a time I could easily post one of these every single Saturday, and now I can go for months without posting!

However, this week me and my boyfriend headed to the biggest second hand bookshop in our reigon. I couldn’t help myself, and I bought 6 books. However, I got home to see I already had one of those books (oops), and I have seemingly lost the other (I can’t remember which one it was!). So instead, here are the 4 books I actually remember buying and haven’t somehow misplaced.

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I nearly bought this months ago when it came out, so I couldn’t resist when I found it second hand.

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I’ve wanted to read this book since I read Bourne’s other book Am I Normal Yet?, so it was a must-buy.

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I know this has been on my TBR for a while and I managed to pick up an American paperback! A bookish fact about me is that I can’t resist an American paperback.

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I’ve been trying to collect this whole 15 book series second hand, and I only have a couple left to get now!

Thanks for reading, see you on Monday with a beautiful quotes post!

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #44

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It’s been a month or more since I last bought a book – how? I don’t actually know…but I do have a voucher to buy some books and a meet-up planned in a bookshop soon, so I’m sure it won’t last much longer!

However I have received a book in the mail this week from the lovely people at Hot Key Books. It’s my current read, and I should have a review up by the end of the week!

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Everyone loves Summer Ryan. A model student and musical prodigy, she’s a ray of light in the struggling small town of Grace, Alabama – especially compared to her troubled sister, Raine.
Then Summer goes missing. Grace is already simmering, and with this new tragedy the police have their hands full keeping the peace. Only Raine throws herself into the search, supported by a most unlikely ally.
But perhaps there was always more to Summer than met the eye . . .

Have you bought any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #40

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga where we share books we’ve bought this week. Find out more and join in here!

Hi readers. You may or may not know that my favourite place to buy books is grocery stores! Does that sound weird? Well, maybe it’s a UK thing, but big supermarkets tend to sell a few books. and this particular one I go to sells new paperbacks for 2 for £7. If I was looking on Amazon, I’d have to find a book for 70p + postage to match that price!

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Even though I haven’t read Mist and Fury yet, I knew I wanted to read Wings and Ruin so I need to get on that ASAP!

Did you buy anything this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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