Saturday, 10 December 2016

Stacking the Shelves #159


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It has been a mild December where I am in Scotland with a couple of cold days but nothing dramatic. I can't help feeling that we might get it really cold in January just to punish us! I've placed my last Amazon orders for the year which should arrive in the next few days I hope and that'll be me until next year...let the bank balance grow back a bit! I did treat myself to a Jon Snow sweatshirt for the cold days if they come! Some things you just have to do...I grabbed a few books this week-a lot of free downloads but only a few will feature this week. 
 
Thank you Nikki for telling me about the Great Zoo of China which I snagged cheap and am keen to read! I treated myself to the latest book in a zombie series (book 5), a book on Brexit-I love these behind the scenes of a campaign books, and a horror thriller set out in the mountains which sounds good. A decent week overall and reading wise, I'm zooming through an urban fantasy series on my December reading list. I recommend James R Tuck's Deacon Chalk series and reviews will go up for more of it tomorrow.
 
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34 comments:

  1. It's been pretty mild here in Geneva so far, too. It was a bit colder yesterday, but no snow, and not as wintery as I'm used to...
    Your new books look great, Chuckles, have fun with them!
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I'm ok with snow if I don't have to go out in it...I like looking at it! I'm excited for the new books and hope to get lots of reading done tonight!

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  2. I hope you enjoy The Great Zoo of China! I just realised it sounded totally up your alley when I saw your TTT post this week, haha. Hope you have a good week!

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    1. It's good to hear about something that fits your interests but is still a bit different! This sounds right up my alley for sure and I love the cover. Fingers crossed for it!

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  3. Whoa, I didn't know George RR Martin wrote a prequel novel! I may have to try to find it for my husband for Christmas. He's a huge GOT fan. It's already cold where I am, but we haven't really gotten snow yet, so that's good. I'm such a sissy about the cold.
    Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. I admit I prefer the cold to the heat so I think I'd have been a Winterfell kind of person! I'm curious about this prequel as I want to find out the background to the series so it might be a fun read!

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  4. I have to get the prequel for GOT because my mother is a big follower. I see that you got a lot of great books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. I don't know how we will survive until the next series comes on TV so I guess this prequel will help a bit! I'm keen to get some background from before the series starts. Fun!

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  5. You always have such INTERESTING covers, Chuckles--I like to look through them every week, as I'm always so intrigued. Hopefully it doesn't get TOO cold where you live; it had been pretty mild here in the states (Wyoming, where I'm at, has been ESPECIALLY nice)....and then the last week happened, and it got super cold, and places that don't usually get snow are getting snow, and.... Yeah, it's safe to say winter's officially here. Unfortunately. I hate snow.

    Here's hoping you enjoy all your recent bookish acquisitions! I posted up my Stacking the Shelves this morning, if you're interested in checking it out. No pressure or worries if you're not, though! Either way, happy book-ing to you...and have a great weekend!

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    1. I do like a good cover, I admit it! When I see one with a dinosaur I'm all over it! I like the one for the Great Zoo of China! The weather people keep saying we are going to get the coldest winter ever but no sign of it so far. If it comes with snow I hope it's right at Christmas as I have all my food in and won't need to venture out! Snow is nice to look at but not to trudge through!

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  6. I've had Dinosaur Wars kicking around forever, but have yet to give it a read. Reilly is kind of preposterous but definitely a fun read.

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    1. I've got a nice supply of dinosaur books so I hope a few of them are decent reads. I'll be reading a few later this month and more to read in January. I've never read Matthew Reilly but I've grabbed this and Ice Station so hopefully they'll be fun.

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  7. I'm glad your still enjoying Tuck's series. I have The Great Zoo of China and Stranded as well. Hope you love them. It's been cold this weekend - the coldest yet. Can't wait to see the Jon Snow sweatshirt.

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    1. The James R Tuck series was great...the big tough guy hero who cries for his dead family and has Catholic faith, fights monsters, has were spiders and gorillas for friends...great stuff! Reviews posted tomorrow!

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  8. I have a copy of The Great Zoo of China that I kind of forgot about. I really need to take the time to read that one. Great haul this week!

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    1. I love the cover I got on the paperback for that book-it has that Jurassic Park feel to it. It's different sounding to most books I read so I'm hoping it will be a good read!

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  9. You will have to show off your Jon Snow sweatshirt when received!

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  10. It's gotten a little chilly where we are also! I really need to start reading some George R.R. Martin stuff soon!

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. I want to wait until I have all the books but he isn't the fastest at writing them from what I've heard! Those reading the books and not watching the series until the books are done are struggling to avoid spoilers right now!

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  11. Hehe where I live it never snows :( Also I hate the cold XD and Scotland omg it is so beautiful <3
    Prabhleen @ Booksarelife987

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    1. Sounds like swapping places would not work for either of us! I don't mind the cold as long as the heating is working! Thanks for coming to say hi!

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  12. It was been a mild December here too so far, with a few colder days. A good warm sweatshirt is great for when you get some colder days. I hope you'll enjoy your new books and have a great week!

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    1. I need to lose a bit of weight for it to fit a bit better...

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  13. I need to get a Knight of the seven Kingdoms. I've read the stories before but don't have them in one edition like that. Love that cover! Domus looks good, and so does The Great Zoo of china. I think I remember Kimba reviewing that one (if it's the same one I'm thinking of) and I was intrigued, but then forgot about it. That cover is awesome too- dragon tail?

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    1. A dragon filled Jurassic Park is certainly intriguing! You just know that is not going to work out well but I'd still love to see it...I'm curious about the prequel GoT stories...I'm also looking to grab the Westeros history when I get a chance!

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    2. If I remember right the first one was my favorite... but they all name drop a TON of family/ House names from the series but it's like two or three generations prior, so it's a trip. I think you'll like. :)

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  14. I feel like your definitely of mild is probably VASTLY different than mine lol.

    Stranded, Druid Blood, and Age of Mages all look pretty interesting!

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    1. Today the temperature is 46F or 8C which feels decent! Yeah I'm excited to see how I get on with these new reads!

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  15. I've heard some great things about The Great Zoo of China. I also have A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms to read. Other than that, all the rest are new to me. Hope you enjoy your new books!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I'm hoping for some good reads in this bunch!

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  16. Some great new books there. It was mild here as well, until yesterday. lol. We got some snow. But it fits the feel of the season. :) Have a great week!

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    1. We even had 15 degress yesterday at 9am! It's not normal for the time of year but I'm not complaining!

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