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I am on a library kick. Currently I don’t have a whole lot of money to spend on books but I still want to try out some new series. Turns out that my library has more than I thought!

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I really want to read Horns by Joe Hill because it is supposedly being made (or already made?) into a movie with Daniel Radcliffe. I always want to read the book before I see the movie so that’s that. I’ve heard so many things about Audrey Niffennegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife. I’ve heard that the beginning is kinda slow but that it is a really good book. I did not see this movie so I am looking forward to this book! In last week’s Stacking the Shelves I showed you Dune. Well, I made sure that if I start the series (hopefully this week!) that I can read right on through. Dune Messiah, Children of Dune and God Emperor of Dune are books 2/3/4. There are 10 books in this series and I am really hoping that my library has the rest of them as well!

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It’s been a couple of weeks since my last Stacking the Shelves so there is quite a lot that I can show you today!

Borrowed:
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Two weeks ago I finished Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I was really surprised by her books so I checked my library to see if they had more books by her. They had Americanah available. I don’t know if I will get to this soon but it looks intriguing. I borrowed The Help by Kathryn Stockett from my little sister. I am starting a book club with 2 friends and this will be our first book. I am really excited for it!

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The Lady of the Rivers is from Philippa Gregory’s Cousin War’s series. For some reason this is book 3 but I will be reading this books in chronological order. Since each one deals with a particular historical person I should work out fine. Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz was one a list I am working on. It is a fantasy book so I am really looking forward to it. It is book 1 from a 4 books series so that is not too bad. I recently finished Voyager by Diana Gabaldon. Chronologically the Lord John novels come next so I ordered Lord John and the Hand of the Devils, a bind-up of three Lord John short stories. Definitely Dead is the sixth Sookie Stackhouse books. I got this copy for 2 euro (about $3) so I was really happy, because the cover matched the rest of my Sookie Stackhouse books. The one things the doesn’t match however is the height. Bummer. The last book I got this week is Dracula by Bram Stoker. I’ve never read this book! I am trying to read more classics and I think this is widely considered to be a classic. I already had a few Wordsworth Classics so when I saw a whole bunch of them for cheap I just grabbed this :).

So, a book for each day this week. I bought so more books but those are still at my parents’ house. I will be showing those next week, because frankly I can’t remember what I bought, lol. Hopefully I can refrain from buying any more books. Wish me luck! What did you get this week?

 

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Bought

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I am still doing really well with my book buying! Only one book this week, The Girl Who Soared over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente. This is book 3 in the Fairyland series. I also ordered book 2 but that one hasn’t arrived yet. I have read book 1 in the series, The Girl Who Flew Over Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making and really enjoyed that one a lot! With books 2/3 I have will finish the first part of the series. From book 4 on, the narrator will be a different character.

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I won a giveaway! I am super excited because this is a signed cope of Ascension of the Whyte by Karen Wrighton! It also came with a lot of swag, two bookmarks and a necklace. I am curious to see what significance the necklace has :). I am really looking forward to reading the book!

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This week I did not buy anything, but loaned two books from the library instead. The first one is an audiobook of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. I have noticed that listening to classics, really works for me because I often cannot keep myself focused when actually reading them. I have already listened to an audiobook of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and that worked out really well. The other book is a The Twelve by Justin Cronin, the sequel to The Passage, a book I am currently reading. I own The Passage in Dutch but really wanted to read it in English, so I just borrowed them both from the library. This is it for this week.

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The only thing I got this week was an audiobook of Romeo and Juliet from the library. I am not quite sure if I am going to listen to this or just read the play, as the play is short. It is nice to have it on hand though. I am trying to downside my considerable pile of tbr books so it is nice to have a quiet week!

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I received my package from Anne Tibbits, author of The Carrier. I won a t-shirt and pen in a giveaway. The t-shirt is a big bit but can function as chill mode/reading shirt.

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Bought
A Horse Called Hero - Sam Angus
Mark of the Rose - Kate PearceDead as a Doornail - Charlaine HarrisThe Grand Sophy - Georgette Heyer
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is from an author, Sam Angus, I already know. I read his other book Soldier Dog and it was cute. When I saw this in the bargain bin on The Book Depository I decided to pick it up. Mark of the Rose by Kate Pearce is the third book in the Tudor Vampire Chronicles. I picked up book 1 and 2 on sale at my local bookstore and this completes the trilogy. I have been slowly working my way through the Sookie Stackhouse series now that they are all released. The next one I have to read is Dead as a Doornail. I am participating in a challenge to read Georgette Heyer books. I have never read anything by her and I really don’t know what to expect. The Grand Sophy was the first one I came across so that is the one I ordered.

Ebook’s
Branded - Abi Ketner
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was an impulse buy. I saw so many people tweeting about it and then it was a 99 cent kindle deal. One thing led to another and now it sets on my ipad.

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Bought
One for the Money - Stephanie Plum
Two for the Dough - Stephanie PlumThree to get Deadly - Stephanie PlumThe Shop on Blossom Street - Debbie MacomberMarvelous Misadventures of Sebastian - Lloyd Alexander Last week I ordered a lot of things from The Book Depository. First I bought a box set with the first three books in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. I have heard good things about this series so I am excited. In the bargain section I found The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber. The cover already drew my attention and I am in the mood for a cute read. The last physical book is The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian, a middle grade fantasty book. I came across this book on a award list for fantasy books. It still has the old penguin logo, which is really cute!

Ebook’s
Carrier - Anne Tibbits
I bought Carrier by Anne Tibbits for my kindle-app. I came across the book on someone’s blog and it seemed like an awesome book. That person also hosted a giveaway, as it was part of a blogtour I can’t remember who it was.. I did not win the book but I did win a Carrier t-shirt, which I am excited about! The ebook was only $2,99 on Amazon so that was a good deal :).

This was my haul! What did you get this week?

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Bought
Beautiful Redemption - Kami Garcia & Margaret StohlVictorie! - Theo Hoogstraten & Simone van der VlugtThe Dark Army - Marcus AlexanderInkdeath - Cornelia Funke
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl is the 4th book in the Beautiful Creatures series. I picked up Beautiful Chaos in hardcover last summer and luckily saw this is the sales section at American Book Centre in Amsterdam. Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke is the last book in the Inkheart trilogy and The Dark Army by Marcus Alexander were both also sales finds from ABC. Victorie! by Theo Hoogstraten & Simone van der Vlugt is a Dutch Middle Grade historical fiction book. Simone van der Vlugt is one of my favorite Dutch authors and I’ve read most of her books when I was younger. I now try to buy hard copies whenever I see them somewhere cheap. This book I found in a pop-up store of our local bookstore for only 3 euro and it is a harcover!

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Wolf Hall - Hillary Mantel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel has been on my wishlist for a long time but I had no intention of buying it yet. When however I had to get out at a different trainstation that usual (some maintenance was being done further up the track) I came across a cool intiative of a local library. At the bottom of the stairs there was a cupboard with books that you could grab and read. You can than either return the read book or put a new book there. A little library of sorts. This book caught my eye and it was a weird coincidence as I just checked out the audiobook earlier this month. Needless to say I returned the audiobook!

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Bought
England - John Lewis-Stempel Nothing to Lose - Lee Child

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week I added two books to my shelves. Last week I was on holiday in France and in France it is very hard to find English books. When visiting Avignon, I decided to try my luck in a secondhand English bookstore that I had found online prior to our visit. There were a lot of paperbacks that I didn’t know but I did find these two. Nothing to Lose is the 12th book in the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. I have read book 1 and book 2 is waiting on my shelves. I saw to this for cheap and in the right cover, so it was a no-brainer. The other book, England – The Autobiography by John Lewis-Stempel, I found in the History section and looks really new! It is the history of England told through all kinds of noteworthy events and since I am getting more into non-fiction this seems like a fun read!

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Bought
The Warlock - Michael Scott Tidal - Amanda Hocking

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Warlock by Michael Scott is the fifth book in the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. I have only read book 1 and do not own books 2/3/4 but this was on sale at my localstore so I picked it up. The same goes for Tidal by Amanda Hocking, as this is the third book in a series of which I do not own the other two.

Ebooks
Mechanical - Pauline C. Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last week I saw someone’s Stacking the Shelves and that person mentioned that Mechanical by Paulice C. Harris was free on Amazon. I checked and it was still free so why not add it to my kindle app?

Q: What did you get this week?