Saturday, 9 November 2013

Book Haul #50


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!

I've had an amazing week, the obvious highlight being the signing I went to on Tuesday featuring Patrick Rothfuss and Scott Lynch... Totally worth the two hour wait in the queue and they were both such lovely chaps! Back at my dad's for two weeks, his phone is fixed but internet access remains spotty - on and off quicker than I can keep up with! I'm putting up with it though and trying to draft posts as and when it lets me.  Anyway, here's what I got this week - considering I was stood in amongst the shelves at Forbidden Planet for so long I'm surprised I didn't end up with more!

Bought

The Republic of Thieves - Scott Lynch

Mort - Terry Pratchett

Raising Steam - Terry Pratchett

Hide Me Among the Graves - Tim Powers

The Demon King - Cinda Williams Chima

Rags & Bones - Melissa Marr

Kindle

Tyger Tyger - Kersten Hamilton

The Iron Bells - Jeanette Battista

The Ghost House - Helen Phifer
Won

The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
From Gollancz

Beauty - Sarah Pinborough

All in all, a great week for me - special thanks to Gollancz for sending me a copy of Beauty, looking forward to reading it once I've read Poison and Charm. And yay, new Terry Pratchett (Raising Steam) and old Terry Pratchett (Mort) re-released in hardcover with a luscious cover. To start with the first 21 books in the Discworld series are all being re-released in this special hardcover with new covers and being the fan that I am I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy most if not all of them!

41 comments:

  1. Interesting as most of these are new to me and I've never heard of them. Great stack of books.

    Grace
    Books of Love

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    1. Hopefully they're all as great as they sound! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Cool haul. I love the covers of Rags and Bones and The Demon King. Happy reading!!

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    1. I love those covers too although I actually prefer the US cover of Rags and Bones, it's so pretty!

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  3. I love the cover of The Iron Bells! I hope you enjoy all your reads. Thanks for stopping by my STS:)

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    1. Isn't it great? I can't wait to read it!

      Thanks for stopping by too :)

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  4. Had no idea Demon King had another cover LOL

    I don't have an STS for this week, but I just wanted to stop by! BTW we have tons of giveaway on the blog :)

    www.lite-rate-ture.com

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    1. The white cover is the UK one, not sure which I prefer but can't wait to read it anyway!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. I got Tyger Tyger last week, it sounds so good. Great haul, hope you enjoy them! :)

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    1. Tyger Tyger has been on my wishlist for a long time so when I saw it was free on Kindle? Well, it would have been rude not to get it!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. I really need to read Rags And Bones! Neil Gaiman is amazing ;)
    -Scott Reads It!

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    1. Neil Gaiman is definitely amazing, I can't wait to delve into these short stories and I'm especially looking forward to reading Neil's!

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  7. Tyger Tyger looks great. Love the poem so it interest me right away. Happy reading.

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    1. I love the poem too, hopefully it's going to be good!

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  8. I'm glad you got to meet Scott & Pat at the event, I got to see them both for a little while at WFC last weekend, which was amazing. I'm re-reading Red Seas Under Red Skies at the moment, and have book 3 ready to go on to - I can't wait to get to it!

    I haven't seen 'The Demon King' before, but I like the cover, I'll keep an eye open for that.

    ~Ailsa

    My Letterbox Love post

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  9. They were both so nice, and even though there were maybe 300 people there they took the time to talk to everyone and take photos! I need to re-read Red Seas too - just need to find it first! I have 3 copies of Locke Lamora now so will need to give one away and share the fantastic writing :)

    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  10. I haven't heard of any of these but I love the covers. Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

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    1. There are some great covers this week, can't wait to get reading!

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  11. Oh many books I didn't know. I hope you'll like them all. Happy reading!

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  12. Rags and Bones looks like a pretty interesting read :) Great haul and happy reading!

    Janina
    My Haul!

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  13. I can't wait to read Rags & Bones. I love the covers from Pinborough books. Happy reading!

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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    1. I love the covers on all three of Sarah Pinborough's fairy tale books, now I just need to read them!

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  14. Sweet haul! Rags and Bones looks and sounds awesome. Happy reading :)
    Our STS
    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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    1. Rags and Bones does look awesome, now to find some time to start it!

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  15. Good haul this week. I got Tyger Tyger this week as well. Enjoy your reads!

    My STS

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    1. Tyger Tyger has been on my wishlist for a long time so looking forward to finally reading it! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  16. Great haul! I love that cover for The Lies of Locke Lamora; I have the book on my Kindle and can't wait to read it. It's so cool that you got to meet Scott Lynch and Patrick Rothfuss! Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Nice haul. I've heard good reviews from Sarah Pinborough's "Tales From The Kingdoms" series and I'll look to pick up the books from this series when I can.

    No STS post for me this week, but please feel free to visit my blog at http://thewanderingbookworm.wordpress.com/

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  18. Thanks for stopping by my STS! These are new to me, but the covers are to die for. Enjoy!

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  19. These books look wonderful. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on these. I'm especially curious about The Republic of Thieves.

    Have a great week!

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  20. Wow! These look brilliant. I hope you enjoy them :-)

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  21. Awesome haul. I have some catching up to do with Lynch, but Pratchett is always fun. Curious about the two from Tim Powers and Cinda Williams Chima.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Here's my haul

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  22. I'm glad your two hour wait at the signing paid off. That's dedication!

    I won Rags & Bones from an auction several months ago, but I still need to read it. Hope it's as good as the cover!

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

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  23. Great haul! I love the cover of The Republic of Thieves. Rags and Bones sounds like an amazing book with the retellings. And Beauty too! Hope you enjoy all your books!

    Bookmunchies' Sunday Post & STS (:

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  24. Most of these I havent heard of but i went and added a few to my wishlist.

    Beauty looks gorgeous. Im a sucker for retellings.

    Happy Reading

    Ashley
    Books Buying Beauty
    http://books-4-review.blogspot.com/

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  25. I love to read The Ghost House
    Hope you can visit my Stacking the Shelves

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  26. Nice haul! I am going to look into Beauty now - it seems very interesting!

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