Stacking the Shelves #86

Stacking the Shelves #86

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!

Hello readers! I know – I finally bought a book again. After 4 months of being on a book ban, I have now finished 20 books and I’m buying books once again. It was so weird walking into a shop yesterday and actually purchasing books, but I’m so happy!

However, I do think I’m going to be more careful about what I’m buying and how much I spend on books. Being on a ban has made me realise that I don’t need to buy the amount of books I need to, and I can be satisfied with the ones I have waiting for me on my shelf!

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Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore, and he’s sort of got a boyfriend, even if he’s kind of mean and only wants to meet up in secret.
Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him. That is, until the start of January, in which Nick and Charlie are placed in the same form group and made to sit together.
They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner…

I read the Webcomic (Tumblr here and Tapas here) of Heartstopper after Chloe recommended it to me a while ago and absolutely fell in love. Thank you Chloe! Honestly, this comic for me was one of those things I didn’t expect to fall so hard for. The art style is beautiful, and I knew I needed the physical version, not just because I’m meeting Alice tomorrow with Chloe!

It’s so soft and fluffy and so adorable. I loved it, and I read through this version this afternoon with a smile on my face.

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #85

Stacking the Shelves #85

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 guys! Sorry I haven’t been around the past few days, I honestly have no excuse apart from getting over my illness but I’m back 🙂

I have another book to talk about today which was a gift from my lovely friend Chloe! She offered me Flame in the Mist, which I gratefully accepted as I absolutely loved The Wrath and the Dawn when I read it years ago! I think it’s going to be a while until I manage to read this, but I’m excited for it.

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The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place–she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor’s favorite consort–a political marriage that will elevate her family’s standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.
Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and track down those responsible for the target on her back. Once she’s within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she’s appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love–a love that will force her to question everything she’s ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires.

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #81

Stacking the Shelves #81

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!

I haven’t bought any books yet again this week as I’m still only halfway through my book-buying ban! In case I haven’t explained yet, me and Courtney are on a joint ban where we have to read 20 books before we buy any more. We’ve been tackling this since early December and so far it’s going well.

So again, I haven’t bought any books! But I have borrowed a few from my lovely friend Chloe, to complete my Shadowhunters read. Thanks Chloe!

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Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. But the events of City of Heavenly Fireleft him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. He knows he was friends with Clary, and that he convinced the total goddess Isabelle Lightwood to go out with him…but he doesn’t know how. And when Clary and Isabelle look at him, expecting him to be a man he doesn’t remember…Simon can’t take it. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. His new self. Whomever this new Simon might be. But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. And that differences—like being a former vampire—are greatly looked down upon. At least Simon is trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D.

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Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material. This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #79

Stacking the Shelves #79

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!

It’s been another week of not buying books! Honestly, I’m so proud of myself and this ban is helping me realise I probably don’t need to buy books as much as I do. It’s also helping me to wear down my physical TBR, which is now at 62!

The books I’m posting about today are from my last haul before the ban, which was back in early December now. I took my lovely friend Courtney to my favourite second-hand bookshop to show her around, and I ended up buying so many books! This 4 was the bulk of my purchase, as I already had the first 2 and the shop had the last 4. It was obviously fate, right? They were also in like-new condition and cheap!

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Have you bought any new books recently?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #76

Stacking the Shelves #76

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 everyone! As I posted about on Christmas day, I actually was lucky enough to receive a few gorgeous books for Christmas. However, I didn’t tell you the full story because I also bought myself some books for Christmas! You’ve just got to treat yourshelf sometimes, you know?

My boyfriend and I are both Harry Potter fans, and I decided to buy some books to wrap-up for us both.

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Expecto Patronum! Discover the powerful Patronus Charm that Harry Potter and other wizards and witches use to produce a magical guardian. In a dark room, shine a light through the window on each page of this unique book to project incredible scenes on the wall or ceiling. Read along and experience magical moments from the Harry potter films like never before.

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Every year, students clamber aboard the Hogwarts Express at Platform 93/4 and make their way back to Hogwarts for the start of another magical school year. This magical scrapbook takes young readers behind the scenes of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, covering everything from how students arrive at the school and are sorted into their houses to the many magical subjects they study while there.
Detailed profiles of each class feature information about the professors, classrooms, and key lessons seen in the films, each with concept illustrations, behind-the-scenes photographs, and fascinating reflections from the actors and filmmakers, to give readers a fascinating peek at Hogwarts academic life.

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For the first time, J.K. Rowling’s beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Kate Greenaway-award-winning artist Jim Kay has created over 100 stunning illustrations, making this deluxe format a perfect gift as much for a child being introduced to the series, as for the dedicated fan.

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #64

Stacking the Shelves #64

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! I keep buying books…but at least these are second hand. I really try to buy books on deals or second hand whenever I can – as long as they’re in good condition I really don’t mind having used books on my shelves!

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You might think it’s weird that I randomly bought the middle book of this series, but I had the first book and the last book in hardback, and the second in paperback. It’s been this way for a couple of years now, until I finally decided to bite the bullet and buy a second hand hardback copy to complete my set.

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I’ve been slowly collecting these copies of A Song of Ice and Fire, and I found this one recently when my boyfriend and I visited our local second hand bookshop. Now I’ve got 3 out of the collection all second hand!

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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