Sunday, 19 April 2015

Book Haul #109, Or The One Where I Had An Unplanned Holiday...


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly event hosted on Tynga's Reviews where we can share what new books we've picked up this past week be they bought, borrowed or downloaded. There are also lots of other 'book haul' memes out there for you to choose from!

I'm starting this week's book haul a day late and on a sad note. As I was sitting typing this post out I discovered that Jonathan Crombie had passed away at the young age of 48 due to a brain haemorrhage. Anyone who grew up in the 1980's and 1990's and watched the television adaptation of Anne of Green Gables knows that Jonathan played Gilbert Blythe. Gilbert was my first real bookish crush so to see Jonathan play him onscreen was amazing and he will never be replaced by any other schmoe they may get to play Gilbert in the future.

On to other news now! I had a bit of an impromptu holiday over the last two weeks with near enough nothing planned for the blog so apologies for that! There was plenty going on though...

Now for the books... I was a bit naughty as I was in London! Even though I have copies of A Darker Shade of Magic and Skin Game I had to get signed copies, obviously. I did mean to take my copy of ADSoM with me but forgot and getting to the Jim Butcher signing was a last minute skin-of-the-teeth thing so was excited to get anything signed and annoyed that I forgot my phone charger. My phone gave up just before I got there so no pictures :( That's the only picture of Sarah Pinborough, Deb Harkness and Victoria Schwab I managed to get that doesn't feature either the arm or the back of the head of Jim at YA Yeah Yeah.

Bought

 A Darker Shade of Magic (signed)
Vicious (signed)
The Book of Life (signed)
Skin Game (signed)

Netgalley/Edelweiss

Ash & Bramble
The Devil & Winnie Flynn
Killer Within
Redemption Road
Walk On Earth A Stranger
Wylding Hall

From Publishers/Author

Alien Resurrection (thanks to Titan)
The Silence (thanks to Titan)
Lies Like Love (for a blog tour - thanks Louisa!)
Renegade x 2 (for a blog tour & giveaway - thanks to Sam at Macmillan)
The Fatal Flame (thanks to Headline)

6 comments:

  1. Nice haul - I can never pass up a signed copy, and would actually rather buy a new one at the signing, just as a show of support.

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  2. really interested in a darker shade of magic!
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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  3. Great haul! Wow, those are some amazing authors at that signing! I'm really looking forward to Walk on Earth a Stranger and Ash & Bramble. Enjoy your new books!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  4. I could do with a short holiday just to rest and recharge my batteries, not having to cook and clean, more reading time...bliss! Hope you had a good time!

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  5. Ash and Bramble! I hope you love it! Great haul.

    Is that your kitty in the picture? I am always so happy to see other kitty mommas around here!

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    1. Yes, that is Oscar! I don't think I've posted a picture here before but he pops up frequently on my Instagram!

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