Saturday, 28 November 2015

Stacking the Shelves #111


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Stacking The Shelves is 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! Click on the link under the book to find its page on Goodreads or Smashwords. 

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As most of you know, I decided to take a ten day blog break. My dad had been telling me to take a break and suggested the week leading up to the Black Friday sales which sounded like a good idea. I had no idea that he had booked a winter break at a lakeside lodge in the Lake District and he sprung it on me two days before we were to leave which led to panic packing and shopping as the lodge is self catering! I thought he was mad because the UK has been hit with winter storms all month but we got lucky that last week was calm-cold but mostly dry so we got a ton of sightseeing done and it was GREAT! I'll be doing some blog posts about all the great places we visited hopefully starting tomorrow if I get caught up with all the washing and ironing!
 
Then when I got home yesterday it was staight on to Amazon to grab some bargains in the Black Friday sales! Ooh I got some great stuff which will be in another post maybe tomorrow. I'd saved for it all year and I'm happy with what I got! So it was an exciting homecoming and I'll be browsing all weekend in case anything else comes up! 
 
While I was away I got a bit of reading done but not as much as I had hoped-too busy having fun though! I plan to get back to normal reading tonight now that I'm unpacked and settled in-but I had a great time and feel quite good, ready to get back into blogging! So it all worked out great! The downloads and books bought are from the days before I left for my holiday.
 
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BOUGHT PAPERBACKS:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FOR REVIEW:
 
The authors saw that I had reviewed and liked a short story in the series and asked me if I would be interested in reviewing more of the series. I was excited to say yes and they kindly sent me the first three novels AND a book with all the short stories! They were so generous to send four paperbacks across the Atlantic to the UK and I can't wait to read them! Thank you very much to JW Vohs and family! 
 
 
 
 
 

22 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed your break! The Odium series looks interesting, and I think I may have to grab A Murder of Mages.

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    1. I liked the first Odium book but haven't read the rest of the series yet. More zombies!

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  2. Beneath Blood and Stone looks good! Too bad I haven't read the first book yet... :)

    Happy Reading! ♥

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    1. I haven't read the first book either! Hope we both like it!

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  3. What a great surprise, Chuckles! I'm glad you had such a good time - away from home and computer can be so refreshing!
    Your new books look amazing! There are so many I'd like to read, but Murder of Mages and A Shot in the Dark stand out.
    I can't wait to see your pictures from your trip - and from your Black Friday shopping spree.
    Have a fantastic weekend and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I had such a great time and the rest did me good-but coming home to the housework and stuff is a bit of a bummer!

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  4. Looks like an excellent haul! I'm curious about a couple of these, from the covers. *goes to look them up*

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    1. I do like to grab some interesting sounding books! I managed to restrain myself for Black Friday and only bought a handful of books-but to be fair I bought nearly every book I wanted from Amazon sales in the summer and autumn so it didn't leave much!

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  5. You had a great haul this week! I hope you have fun reading them all!!!!

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  6. A lot of your books are new to me. I hadn't heard of these books before.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. There's quite a few self published/indie published here. I read a lot of that as I can generally get hold of the first book free to try. I've discovered some really good authors that way!

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  7. Sounds like just the break you needed. Can't wait to see some pics. You got some great books and I may have to check out Beneath Blood and Bone. That was great the author sent you those books. Hope you love them! Glad you are back to blogging.

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    1. I really hope I love those review books after the trouble the authors went to to send them to me! I'm nervous about them now!

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  8. I definitely want to read the K.A. Stewart. I haven't been able to find them at the library or our local bookstore.

    I will have to add Murder of Mages to my TBR. It looks good!

    Have a great week of reading!

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    1. I liked the first book though it was a little slow in places but the next three are said to have more action so I couldn't resist grabbing them!

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  9. A murder of mages was interesting and I'm curious about the 3 first books, happy reading!

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  10. Pretty books you have here and some are already on my TBR for such long time... ughh. I really have to read them. Happy reading and can't wait to see what you think of them. :)

    MY STS: http://readingadd.blogspot.com/2015/11/stacking-shelves-56.html

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    1. It's annoying when you don't get the time to read everything you want! I have so many great sounding books and series waiting for my attention!

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  11. Oh, Chuckles, what a GREAT vacation surprise!! It's so nice that you were able to get away for a while! I'm looking forward to checking out your reports about this!

    As for your haul, I'm very interested in the Odium series. It sure looks intriguing!! I'm also interested in "Broken Elements" and "A Murder of Mages". AWESOME-LOOKING stuff!!

    So glad you really enjoyed yourself on this trip! I'm also glad to find out about these books! Thanks for posting them!! : )

    Also, thanks for visiting and commenting on my own STS postT Sorry I'm late commenting back.....: ( But better late than never, right?

    BTW, I have Scottish ancestors! My great grandfather, on my mother's side, was named Henry Kincaid Hughes. He was from Tampa, Florida, USA. I know the name "Kincaid" is Scottish. I think "Hughes" might be Welsh. One of these days, I'm going to research my family tree! : )

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    1. Don't worry Maria, I know how busy things can get! It's always nice to see you and it doesn't matter what day of the week it is! Hughes is certainly a common Welsh name though I don't know much about the origin of names! Ironically my family is Scottish, Irish and American! My grandfather on my mother's side was born in New Jersey.

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