I’m trying not to buy too many books, still, despite my book ban being over. That did not stop me from going to the library and picking up a new book/one with a voucher… Time for Stacking the Shelves a la Tynga’s Reviews!
I didn’t intend to pounce on Lock In when it came out, but I spotted it in the shop today, so I thought I might as well pick it up. As for Dreamwalker, it involves dragons, so, hey! Plus, free voucher because I filled my stamp card, so.
Various things for various challenges, here, plus some I’ve been meaning to read for a while — I like Michael Marshall’s SF, and I love Gene Wolfe in general. Simon Armitage’s work is generally awesome, too. All in all, pleased with this library haul.
While Dawkins has more business commenting about biology and genetics than he does about babies with Down’s syndrome or religion, it’s interesting to see someone challenge some of his ideas. I already reviewed that one here. And of course, I just really enjoy the way Fortey writes.
I’ve been hoping for Unspeakable for a while, so thanks to Little, Brown for that! Poisoned Pearls came via LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers program, which is always awesome. Thank you to them and to Book View Cafe! I think I’ve read something else by Leah Cutter and quite enjoyed it…
What’s anyone else been getting their hands on?
44 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves”
Super range of titles. Must try the Silverberg again, having stalled many years ago. Me? Stand-up Michael McIntyre’s autobiog (borrowed, not bought) and Alison Uttley’s The Country Child (ditto: still sticking to my moratorium on bookbuying till after we move). So, still nowhere near as prolific as you!
I’m reading the Silverberg at the moment, actually! Interesting so far, though very quick shifts of POV between four main characters, which tends to annoy me.
I haven’t heard of these before but I hope you like them all 🙂
I haven’t heard of any of those. They look good. Have a great weekend.
Diane @ Diane’s Book Blog
They seem interesting. Enjoy your haul!
Here’s My STS
you got some good stuff. I’m looking forward to hearing your opinion on’ lock in ‘. Ive noticed anything Tanith Lee is always awesome. I hope you enjoy your books unspeakable with looks good too.tfs
Thanks! This is actually my first Tanith Lee, I feel like I’ve been missing something. Mind you, it’s not for lack of trying — I’m visiting my parents at the moment, but my normal library doesn’t have anything by Tanith Lee in.
Nice haul, a great mix of books. I have been eyeing up Dreamwalker at work, that book looks really great. I hope you enjoy them all 🙂
Thanks! It does look great, and hey — dragons!
I was at the library today and put Lock In on reserve. I should get it next week.
Fingers crossed it’s gonna be as fun as Scalzi’s work usually is!
All of these books are new to me but may titles caught my interest,hope you enjoy your haul:)
Nice haul. I actually can’t wait to read Unspeakable when it releases.
Yeah, it looks good!
I love the cover of Lock In, but I’m not sure what it is about. Great haul! Thanks for stopping by my post earlier as well!
Thanks! And here’s the summary of Lock In:
Thanks so much for stopping by! You’ve got a great haul this week, I hope you enjoy your books 🙂
Dreamwalker looks really interesting, and that cover is so pretty. Plus dragons are always awesome! Unspeakable also looks like a great book. I hope you enjoy them. 😀
Thanks! And yes, dragons = ❤
Those books should keep you entertained for a while-hope you enjoy them! I’m getting ready for another book ban…I might need to put it into action until December to let me clear my tbrs!
I’m not quite on a book ban, but I’m definitely on “hey, do you really want that book? really? no, I didn’t think so”, haha.
I onlu know abotu the first book I confess because I heard great things about it. happy reading!
Ahh, I’m still waiting on Unspeakable so *fingers crossed*, sounds so amazing. Happy reading! 🙂
Kirsty @ StudioReads
*crosses fingers too* Hope you get it. Thanks!
I don’t know any of these books but happy reading!!
Unspeakable looks fantastic. I hope you enjoy your new books! 🙂
I’m not familiar with a lot of these. The covers for Sorcerers and Eating the Sun are stunning!
Happy reading and thanks for stopping by 🙂
They do look good. Fingers crossed for the contents too! Thanks for commenting back.
I don’t think I have heard of any of these, but some of them (especially Unspeakable) look really interesting, I am off to check them out! Hope you have a great week and enjoy the books 🙂
the Book of Skulls looks creepy! Happy reading.
It’s slow so far, but I think it might be a bit creepy as it goes on… We’ll see! Thanks for commenting.
That John Scalzi looks so interesting–I’ll be curious to see what you think!
It does — I hope I can get round to it soon!
These are all new to me, but I really hope that you enjoy all of them!!!
Thanks for stopping by my STS!!