November 1, 2014 by Bernadette ~ The Bumbling Bookworm
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly haul meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, and it’s an opportunity to share the books we’re adding to our shelves each week. The books can be physical or virtual, purchased or borrowed from the library, or even gifted or for review.
So I didn’t realise but I haven’t done a STS post since late September! I’ve been trying to cut back on the books I’m buying/borrowing, concentrating on the mountain of books I already have to read… Of course, I didn’t cut back altogether! These are the books I acquired during October 🙂
I had a gift card to spend on anything I wanted, and of course I chose to spend it on books! I bought This is Where I Leave You after seeing the movie last weekend, I’m really keen to read the book now and I highly recommend the movie. I’ve heard good things about A Thousand Pieces of You, so I snapped that one up, and I always buy Jodi’s books when they come out.
I bought these books as part of a book swap for another blogger, but I was really tempted to keep Dark Places all for myself! I already have a copy of Looking for Alaska, so the temptation wasn’t so great there 🙂
I mentioned a little while ago that I’m really keen to start both these series, but I’ve had trouble tracking them down in my local bookshop/department stores – essentially, if it wasn’t released in the last six months or isn’t super popular and timeless (eg HP, THG, Divergent, etc), then I’ve got no hope of finding it 😦 I was really pleased to finally track them down at the library near my parents’ house, and I picked them up last weekend.
I enter a lot of giveaways and never win, so imagine my surprise when I won two giveaways in the space of a day! I was lucky enough to win Falling into Place from Book Nerd Reviews, and Nona & Me from The Notebook Sisters, two of my fave Aussie book blogs. Thanks guys!
I participated in the Ninja Book Swap for a second time recently, and I’ll be doing a separate post on this but these are the books I received. I’m so pumped to read these, I adore If I Stay and Where She Went, and I’m super dooper keen.
There you have it, that’s my post for the month! Did you add any new books to your shelf this week?