Saturday, 19 October 2013

Book Haul #47

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 wrote this post on Tuesday as I knew I'd received all the books I was expecting this week, including my monthly library book delivery, just as well really as later that day my dad had a stroke. He's okay but it's been a huge shock to all of us, along with the fact that apparently this isn't his first stroke and he appears to have had at least one before this week. He's at home but he's physically worn out and not himself so as I'm the closest of all three daughters I'll be the one looking after him. this means that things may get really quiet around here, just for a couple of days or so, maybe a week but having only just lost my mum you can understand I'm freaking out slightly! I'll do my best to respond to comments and to return visits but this week I can't guarantee it so please bear with me while I get everything sorted out, thanks!

Here's what I got this week, it includes a couple of extras that I've bought to take to BristolCon next week in the vain hope that i don't buy too many whilst there but that may be overly optimistic...


Beauty - Sarah Pinborough

Ashes - Ilsa J Bick

Shadows - Ilsa J Bick

The Emperor's Knife - Mazrakis Williams

Shades of Milk & Honey - Mary Robinette Kowal

London Falling - Paul Cornell

Received for Blog Tours

Unchosen - Michele Vail

Scion of the Sun - Nicola Marsh

All That Glows - Ryan Graudin

Library Books

Every Day - David Levithan

The Long Weekend - Savita Kalhan

Sea of Ghosts - Alan Campbell

The Ghost Bride - Yangsze Choo


Of Metal & Wishes - Sarah Fine

House of Ivy & Sorrow - Natalie Whipple

Avalon - Mindee Arnett

Panic - Lauren Oliver

What did you get this week? Leave me links to your book hauls!


  1. I haven't heard of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  2. I got Panic as well. Got so excited when I found out I could get in on Edelweiss! Hope you enjoy it and all your other new books!

    Laura @ Music Plus Books

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your dad. I will hope for a speedy recovery. I know that can be a stressful situation. I hope you get to enjoy all your new reads in between the time you will be helping your dad:)

  4. Hope your Dad will be okay soon! :)

  5. I'm sorry to hear about your dad! I hope he recovers soon.

  6. Hope that your dad gets better. You got some very interesting books this week. Edelweiss can be addictive. Come check out my stack as well.

    Books of Love

  7. Hope your dad recovers soon! I haven't heard of these books yet, but they sound nice. :)

    My STS :)

  8. Woah! So jealous for All That Glows! The cover is just amazing! I have Every Day but I haven't read it yet. Great haul! I hope you enjoy all these great reads :)
    Stacking the Shelves
    SIGNED copies of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and ICONS giveaway
    ARC of Paranoia, the 2nd book of Insomnia

  9. Panic is one I'm very curious about. I adore Lauren Oliver! I even have a quote of hers inked on my skin. That Bick series is always rather tempting, but I'm just not sure about it. Happy reading.
    Our Week in Books @Libby Blog

  10. Great Haul! I wish I had Panic
    My Stacking the shelves:

  11. I hope your dad is feeling much better soon. It must be a very stressful time for you. I hope you enjoy your books and that you find some time for reading :-)

  12. Love your awesome mixture of books this week! Enjoy All That Glows - I loved it!


    My StS post!

  13. Oh, that's quite a shock. Good luck with your dad and take your time. There are more important things than blogging! Panic looks great and I really want to read Beauty :D

  14. Take care and hope your dad gets better soon.

  15. Oh, I hope you love Of Metal and Wishes!

  16. Best wishes for your family. I hope your dad is feeling better soon!

    Lots of great books this week!

  17. So sorry to hear about your dad, hope he gets better soon. It's good he's got you there to take care of him.

  18. Great haul! I really want Panic as well! And I need to start on Pinborough's books.
    Happy reading!

    My haul

  19. I hope your dad recovers swiftly. My mother had a stroke about two years ago, and it was a huge shock, too (especially considering she was only 39.) But she got better quickly, so I know your dad can too! I'll be sending good vibes your way :)

  20. I wish your dad the best recovery. My mom had a stroke four years ago, and it was awful. She should be dead, honestly, according to doctors. She made a hell of a recovery, but I know it's scary business. Chin up and try and breathe now and then :)

    My STS


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