Saturday, 25 April 2015

Book Haul #110, Or The One Where I Didn't Buy Any Books...


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!

Yes, you read that blog post title correctly! I didn't buy a single book this week, at least up until Thursday when I wrote this post. I may not have bought any books but I still spent a small fortune. I bought my tickets for ComicCon in London in July and booked my hotel room - six minute walk from the convention center, so probably just as well. I did get a couple of review titles this week though that I've been really looking forward to so that more than made up for it.

Last but not least, it's #Read-a-thon Day on Saturday! I think I'll mostly be updating on Twitter but I will have an ongoing blog post with book updates so if you feel like cheering me on that would be amazing!

Review Books

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24643126-phoenix-rising?ac=1

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22095753-becoming-darkness?ac=1

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22822951-the-night-mayor

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21939074-cities-and-thrones?ac=1

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22318498-the-floating-city?ac=1

13 comments:

  1. I love having weeks where I don't buy any books! ;-) I managed to only buy one this week! My haul!

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    1. I think this is maybe the 1st time this year I've bought nothing! I've had a couple of weeks with just one or two but 99% sure this is the only week with nothing! Probably discover I'm wrong later :)

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  2. Nice haul. It's been a while since I last read any Kim Newman, but he's always a fantastic read.

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  3. It feels weird when you don't get any books in a particular week! It doesn't really happen to me which is part of my problem!

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  4. Ooh I hope you have a great time at ComicCon!! I've never been, but I would LOVE to one day.

    I cannot wait for Becoming Darkness. That plot sound totally bonkers and awesome. I hope it's great!

    Bekka
    Pretty Deadly Reviews

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  5. This are some great books with such pretty covers. I hope you have a great time at ComicCon this year. I'm so jealous. Happy readings.

    My STS
    -TopianGirl @TopianBooks

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  6. Have a great time at the Comic Con this year. It sounds amazingly awesome. Hope you love all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  7. Great haul this week! I've not heard of any of them but I hope you enjoy them all. That's so awesome that you're going to Comic Con! I was in San Diego during Comic Con a few years ago and it was a blast.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  8. The Night Mayor looks awesome. Enjoy your books. You can check out mine at http://bookertsfarm.blogspot.com/

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  9. Congrats on not buying any books! It still looks like you did really well though! Even better! have a great weekend!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My StS

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  10. Becoming Darkness, the cover looks eery. What kind of book is it? Great haul.

    Maura @ monsterofbooks.blogspot.com

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  11. The Floating City and Night Mayor look amazing. Enjoy reading!

    My Stacking The Shelves post.

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  12. I'm pleased to see BECOMING DARKNESS was among your haul. My agent was enthusiastic about the book from the start, and when she sold it to Switch Press in the fall of 2013, she found a great home for it. The publisher has been fantastic, and my experience working with the people there has been incredible -- from editor to designer to the marketing department.

    For those not in the know, the novel is something of a mash-up -- alternate history, dystopian, vampire, mystery, thriller, romance and more. To quote the back cover:

    "Like everyone else living in Haven, seventeen-year-old Sophie Harkness is an Immune – a carrier of the genetic mutation that protects her from the virus Hitler unleashed upon the world more than half a century ago. The virus that wiped out most of humanity and turned two hundred million people into vampires. But after her best friend is murdered, Sophie becomes determined to find answers to a conspiracy that runs generations deep. And when she questions the peace treaty that keeps her small community protected, Sophie begins to discover terrible truths about herself and what it means to be human in a world ruled by darkness."

    Anyway, I'm ecstatic to see you'll be getting an advanced look at the novel. The official release isn't until October (though it can be pre-ordered now), so I'm counting on enthusiastic readers like you to get the word out. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you enjoy the book and I eagerly await your appraisal.

    Oh, and have fun at the comic con. I'll be going with my niece to the Ottawa (Canada) Comic Con in early May. Should be fun.

    All the best, and happy reading!

    Sincerely,

    Lindsay Brambles

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