Saturday, 10 August 2013

Book Haul #37


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly event hosted on Tynga's Reviews and Letterbox Love is a UK edition hosted by Narratively Speaking. Here we can share what new books we've picked up this past week. There are also lots of other 'book haul' memes out there for you to choose from!

What a difference a week makes! I'm actually sticking to my guidelines (well, 99% of them) and I haven't spent anything on books *polishes halo* This was my first whole week of Operation TBR in place and I think I did pretty well. The only thing that was in my favor though? I haven't been anywhere near any bookshops and I've been trying to stay off the internet as much as possible, easy to do just now as it's so awkward trying to type with my left hand... Next week though I'm off to Temptation City, otherwise known as London and to my sister's so need to stay strong! Here's what new this week...

Kindle Freebie

Forest of the Forsaken - Joanne Brothwell
I bought this because, as you all know, I'm a bit of a fairy tale nut. It's an adult retelling of Hansel & Gretel and has been on my wishlist for a while, it was free and I deserved a reward for not buying anything!

Won

The Crimson Shield - Nathan Hawke
I won this on Twitter, I rarely do things like retweet to win but Nathan Hawke is a.k.a. Stephen Deas, author of the fabulous Memory of Flames series that starts with The Adamantine Palace.

From the publisher

Blue Earth Remembered - Alastair Reynolds
This was offered up by Gollancz Geeks and I took a chance on asking for a copy as it's been a while since I read anything by Reynolds. I've read the first two Revelation Space books and liked them so hopefully I'll like this new series too. The next book, On The Steel Breeze, comes out at the end of next month.

What was in your mailbox this week?

22 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of these but I hope you enjoy them.

    Tsuki’s STS

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  2. Kindle freebies are so addictive but I stopped getting them because I'm drowning from my TBR pile.

    Good haul. Have fun reading.

    Thoughts and Pens

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    1. Kindle freebies are addictive, I've cut myself off now until I've read at least half of what's on my Kindle! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. I haven't heard of any of these but congratulations on the giveaway, I never win, haha, oh well. I hope you enjoy all your goodies! New bloglovin' follower too. :D
    Laura @ Music Plus Books

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    1. I never used to win either but in the last couple of months I think I've won may be 5 books? Of course, it won't happen again now :)

      Thanks for stopping by - following you on Bloglovin' too!

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  4. Forest of the Forsaken looks really good :) This is my first time hearing about it. Thanks for stopping by My Haul!

    Janina

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  5. Wow these books sound great and they were free! That's always nice right? Forest of the Forsaken sounds and looks really good! Adding to my tbr pile! Thank you so much for stopping by!!

    Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

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  6. The Crimson Sheild is new to me. I like the cover for it as well. Great haul of books. Following via bloglovin

    http://gracebooksoflove.com
    Grace
    Books of Love

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    1. It's one that would have passed me by if I hadn't already heard of Stephen Deas! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. Not familiar with these but I hope you like them :)

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  8. these are not my kind of typical reads but they do look exciting. enjoy and happy reading :)

    hope you can stop by my StS.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  9. Cool haul. Happy reading :)

    follower

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/08/stacking-shelves-50.html

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  10. You too, thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. I will, thanks for stopping by :)

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  12. These look good! I have a Nook and I also grab all the freebies! I'm following you now and I need more followers! I'm a new blogger, please check out my list!

    Kathy
    http://mynookbooksnmore.blogspot.com/2013/08/stacking-shelves-1.html

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  13. The crimson shield looks interesting. Enjoy and Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

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