Sunday, 6 January 2013

Stacking the Shelves/ Clock Rewinders

Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge is the brain-child of Tara from 25-Hour Books and Amanda from On A Book Bender. I am using it to share what has happened this past week on my blog, what is going on in the blogosphere, and also my reads and what incoming books I have received.

I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. I have decided to take part in Clock Rewinders as a trial to highlight things on my blog and what has been going on.

Recap on Much Loved Books

Monday-My review of an emotionally charged book, Anthem for Jackson Dawes by Celia Bryce
Tuesday-My review of the last book in the Mindjackers series, Free Souls by Susan Kaye quinn
Wednesday-My sign up post for 2013 TBR Pile Challenge
Thursday-My 5 star review of Shadows by Paula Weston

In my world

After a week and a half off work I am now back in, recovered after eating all the Christmas food and chocolates but missing the extra sleep.  I have spent my time off reading, relaxing, and making gingerbread people with my niece (4yrs) and nephew (9yrs).  After flour fights, gingerbread crumb fights, decoration eating, and a few people eaten to ensure they were ok to be consumed by the rest of the family, we ended up with some nice looking and tasting biscuits.

What's going on in the blogosphere

Rachel posted the UK covers for With All My Soul and Oath Bound on her facebook page.

My Reads

Just finished- The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
Currently Reading- Black Spring by Alison Croggon
Up Next- Code by Kathy Reichs

[inspired by Pop Culture Junkie]
Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!

This haul is a few weeks worth

Fire|Ash|Huntress|Crow Country|84 Charing Cross Road|Diary of a Wimpy Kid DVD|
Note book for important thoughts and ideas.
These goodies were from Liz @ My Favourite Books as part of a UKYABB Secret Santa organised by Lynsey from Narratively Speaking

I got these goodies early in December but I forgot to put them in my last post. Some bookmarks, trading cards, signed book plate and a magnet from Karen Chance.

I got these a few days after Christmas.  Signed book plates for Shade and Shift and signed bookmarks for Shade, Shift, and Shine from Jeri Smith-Ready

Seed by Rob Ziegler free download from Night Shade Books
Osiris by E.J. Sqift free download from Night Shade Books
Wastelands by John Joseph Adams free download from Night Shade Books

The Girl Who Would Be King by Kelly Thompson free from Amazon
In A New York Minute by Eleanor Moran free from Amazon
Bound by C.K. Bryant free from Amazon

UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn free from Amazon
Clockwise by Elle Strauss free from Amazon
The Descent Series (Volume 1) by S.M. Reine free from Amazon

Branded by Keary Taylor free from Amazon
Forsaken by Keary Taylor purchased by myself
Magic in the Shadows by Devon Monk purchsed by myself

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows purchased by myself
Amityville Horrible by kelley Armstrong purchased by myself
Forbidden by Kelley Armstrong purchased by myself

The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa purchased by myself
H.I.V.E by Mark Walden audiobook
Itch by Simon Mayo audiobook
Vortex by Julie Cross from publisher for review

I think I went overboard the past few weeks. I obviously stalked Amazon and I managed to pick up a few free books that I am hoping are as good as they sound.  I am looking forward to starting my TBR pile very soon and all my goodies from Liz have been added to it.
I am a big fan of Kelley Armstrong, and the two books, Amityville Horrible and Forbidden, have both been released as special limited edition  copies, unfortunately my funds can't stretch to be able to afford the limited editions, so I have resigned myself to just buying kindle versions of the books.
I picked up Incarnate and Magic in the Shadows with some Christmas money, and although I have already read, and loved, The Lost Prince, I couldn't resist picking up a UK paperback version to go on my shelves.
H.I.V.E and Itch were both from Audible UK via a TV offer that I managed to catch on TV in one of the rare moments I was actually watching it.  By registering using the code they provided you got 2 free credits.

What exciting things did you get this week,  leave a link for me to check them out.


  1. Great haul, Michelle! and the ginger bread peeps look yummy :)

  2. OMG, Michelle, what haul! ;) I've wanted to read Ash and Huntress forever, so I hope you enjoy them. Have a lovely week!

  3. WOW!! What a difference a few weeks make ;) Lots of fab looking books here! Really like the look of Branded and Forsaken!

    Hope you love all your new reads!

  4. wow you got a lot of books over the past couple of weeks!! I hope you enjoy them all! :)

  5. Oh snap, you got Vortex?! That's awesome! I can't wait to read it! Hope you enjoy your new stack! <3

  6. I've always wanted to read Huntress. I'm jealous about the gingerbread cookies. Those are some of my favorite cookies and looking at them always makes me hungry!

  7. I love the gingerbread men! They're so cute, and now of course I'm craving cookies!

  8. Great haul this week. I grabbed one of those free books.
    I got my copy of Forbidden by Kelly Armstrong in finally as well! :D

  9. Great book! Found you on Stacking the Bookshelves! I really liked Poison Princess. Just found you through Stacking the Bookshelves. Amusing Reviews


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