Saturday, 4 January 2014

Book Haul #58


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!

My name is Fi and I'm a bookaholic, it's been four days since my last book purchase and all I want to do is click 'buy'... My self-imposed challenge to only read books I already own or from the library kicked in on New Year's Day and so far, so good! As I said above it has only been four days so who knows what I'll be like after four weeks or four months. Just in case I have a £10 book token stashed away to be used in case of emergency, I'm hoping to get past my birthday in three weeks before caving but that will depend on whether my willpower stays strong. I did make the most of the last few days of 2013 though, bought a couple of Kindle bargains and I also ordered a couple of secondhand books which haven't arrived yet. Here's what I got this week!

Bought

Maps - Aleksandra Mizielinska & Daniel Mizielinski

The Cabinet of Wonders - Marie Rutkoski
Kindle

Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth - Julia Lee
Netgalley

Defy - Sara B Larson
Edelweiss

The Queen of the Tearling - Erika Johansen
Strange Chemistry

Stolen Songbird - Danielle L Jensen
Stolen Songbird was a nice surprise. It was delivered to my neighbor while I was away so I had no idea until she dropped it off, along with a envelope full of Moomin paper tapes and a box full of luscious new stationery!





33 comments:

  1. Oh what is the cabinet of wonders about?!

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    1. It's a fantasy set in Prague (mostly) about a girl called Petra who travels to a castle to steal back something belonging to her father from the Prince he was working for. It's been on my wishlist for a while so I finally got round to buying a copy!

      Thanks for stopping by and happy reading :)

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  2. Defy looks interesting. I think I've gotten a couple of recommendations for this book already.

    Enjoy!

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    1. It does look interesting so fingers crossed!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. I'm trying to read MOSTLY by TBR pile but I found some great bargains and couldn't resist. Here's my post:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2014/01/stacking-shelves-1414.html

    Colletta

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    1. I need to stop buying books as I'm running out of room and I need to save some money this year. I think I've got enough books on my shelves to keep me going for three years never mind one!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. Both the Cabinet of Wonders and The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wriggelsworth both look very different.

    I got Defy a couple of weeks ago, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet.

    Happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. They do look very different but I've heard good things about both of them! Defy is on my list of possible reads during Bout of Books so looking forward to starting it.

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. Defy looks really good, and I keep seeing that Maps book and it's really tempting to buy it.
    Enjoy your books!

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    1. The Maps book is absolutely amazing, I love all the illustrations and definitely worth having a copy!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. Nice haul. I got Defy a few weeks, but hoping to get to it soon. Great haul of books. The Middle Grade books have such pretty covers.

    Grace
    Books of Love

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    1. The covers are great aren't they? Can't wait to start both of them!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. I finished Defy last weeks and while it didn't blow me away, it was still a great read! Hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

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    1. Sorry to hear you didn't love it, I've heard other people say the something but I shall read it anyway!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  8. Defy looks really good! Happy reading :)

    http://thekindlequeen.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/stacking-the-shelves-january-4-2014/

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    1. I'm definitely looking forward to starting it, hopefully it will be good!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. Man, Defy is everywhere! I had not even heard of it until this week and now it's on everyone's blog! Sweet haul!! Enjoy!!

    Here's my STS

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  10. The Cabinet of Wonders looks like fun ! great finds !
    Here's my STS~Katie @ Inkk

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  11. I've seen mixed reviews for Defy so I hope you like it!

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  12. Stolen Songbird looks amazing, it's the best when it's like a Christmas present hehe Hope you enjoy all of these!

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  13. I got Defy too. It sounds very interesting. I hope I have time to get to it because I have others ahead of it. The Cabinet of Wonders looks great! Love the cover on that one. That author sounds familiar. Happy reading.
    Our Week in Books @Libby Blog

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  14. Awesome haul! I am not really sure if I want to read Defy though because I heard it has a really bad love triangle, but I hope you end up liking it.
    Here's my STS: http://littlebookstar.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/stacking-the-shelves-7/

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  15. Ooh, I managed to forget to add my ARCs! I'd better go do that. I got Stolen Songbird too! Gotta love Strange Chem.

    I've been curious about Defy, too...

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  16. Just finished Defy two days ago. For me it was just ok.

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  17. I don't know any of these books, but I hope you enjoy reading them all. :)
    Stacking the Shelves

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  18. The Cabinet of Wonders looks really good as well as The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth!

    Enjoy your new books!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My STS post!

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  19. Awesome StS! Stolen Songbird looks really good! Please stop by my shelf today! StS

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  20. Eek, I'm waiting on my copy of Stolen Songbird, looks so pretty. Keep the willpower up ;). Enjoy!

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  21. Great haul! I have Defy and am excited to read that one, it looks really great. I also adore the cover for Stolen Songbird, it's gorgeous. You are going a lot better than I do when I put a ban on myself, I think it tempts me more. Keep it up, you're doing great :) My STS.

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  22. Nice haul, I cant wait to start Defy!

    Check out OUT's STS

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  23. Ooh I read Defy recently and I thought it was pretty good. Love the fantasy in that novel and the setting is unique.
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    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada
    Stacking the Shelves: Book Nerd Mail

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  24. Oo I hope Defy and Stolen Songbird are amazing - we both got those and I'm really looking forward to them!

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