Stacking the Shelves #87

Posted November 28, 2015 by Brin in Memes, Stacking The Shelves / 7 Comments

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Stacking The Shelves – a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

  • Participants are to create their own Stacking the Shelves post and link bank to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!
  • Posts can be laid out any way you want.
  • The host site posts updates on a Saturday but bloggers taking part can post any day they choose.
  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on a Saturday and add your link.
  • Visit other participants sites to find out what they have added!

The rules are simple and it is a really fun way to showcase your books and see what other bloggers are excited about this week! Not to mention the fact that it is a good way to interact with and get to know other bloggers!


I haven’t actually done a STS post for a few weeks so this is really a catch-up post of the books and bookish items I have bought over the last couple of weeks.


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Winter is so, so good guys! I haven’t finished it yet but I am absolutely loving what I have read so far. Definitely worth waiting for (and it has been a looong wait). Tower of Thorns is the second book in the Blackthorn and Grim series by Juliet Marillier who is one of my auto-buy authors. The Rose Society is the follow-up to the Young Elites which I haven’t read (yet) but intend to very soon.

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I also purchased a couple of books based on reviews from other bloggers. I have seen Omega floating around and decided now was the time to purchase and read it. The Reluctant Sacrifice and Gravity also looked interesting.

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I haven’t yet read any of Gabriella Lepore’s books but I spotted them on Instagram and decided to pick up Secrets in Phoenix and How I Found You. Gateway to Fourline was one of the books being offered via Kindle First for November and it looked really intriguing so I thought I would give it a whirl.

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The colouring book craze and finally caught up with me. I couldn’t resist the Game of Thrones colouring book and the Animal Kingdom one looked really good as well so I decided to pick it up too.

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A couple of strategy guides for games I bought recently. Fallout 4 is amazing so far and I haven’t yet played Remember Me but I absolutely adored Life is Strange by the same developer so I am sure I will enjoy this one too.


This is the purchase I am most excited about however. I am a huge Robin Hobb fan so when I saw that there was a special edition released for the 20th anniversary of Assassin’s Apprentice (the first book in the Realm of the Elderlings series) I knew I wanted to get a copy. Funds being tight, I didn’t expect to get a copy right away but my other half bought me a signed copy as a surprise! It is a truly beautiful book – I love cloth bound editions and the illustrations and silver gilded pages are a lovely touch.

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I have been cutting back on requesting ARCs but I couldn’t resist picking up a couple of books that looked interesting. I was really drawn to Finding Hope because of the cover to be honest. I love the minimalist look. I also really like the look of Beautiful Broken Things. I didn’t realize The Silver Tide was the third book in a series but it just means I have to look out the other two books first!

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I love Alice in Wonderland retellings so Alice Takes Back Wonderland instantly appealed to me. The Darkest Secret looked really interesting too.

other purchases:


I was over the moon to receive the first Illumicrate box. You can see my full review of this subscription box here. I also picked up some bookmarks from HappyHelloCo – here are mini Feyre, Tamlin, Lucien, and Rhysand from ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ by Sarah J. Maas! Aren’t they adorable? I love my new ‘Mockingjay’ necklace from My Clockwork Castle too!

I got some gorgeous prints from AbbieImagine which I had to get framed right away! I loved the poster which came in the Illumicrate box so that spurred me one to finally buy some of Abbbie’s prints. I have admired her work for a while. I also bought another Funko Pop Vinyl figure. This Poe Dameron (I love me some Oscar Isaac!) was an exclusive to Walmart but I managed to get a hold of one! I also purchased this lovely little ‘Books before Boys’ necklace from The Literary Emporium which I really love (pictured with my little mice earrings which I am also in love with).

Some of my Fallout 4 swag – I really love the game so far and I was as pleased as punch with my Steelbook edition and walkthrough. I also got a Pip Boy bobble head which is super-cool. I also bought a ‘Dimitri Belikov’ T-Shirt from BadCatDesigns via Redbubble. It was originally a gift for a friend but I got the size wrong so ended up keeping it for myself. I am more of an Adrian girl but Dimitri is cool too! I also bought a couple of items from Out of Print. I love my new ‘Pride and Prejudice’ tote and the ‘Poe’ pouch is absolutely awesome!

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I have been doing a LOT of shopping at My Clockwork Castle recently. I bought this ‘Dainty Bejewelled Steampunk Pendant’ which I absolutely adore! I also bought the above ‘Teal Shimmer’ earrings and the cute little ‘Creepy Cobweb’ necklace (this was a Halloween-themed piece which is no longer in stock). I also picked up this gorgeous ‘Alice in Wonderland’ charm bracelet and a ‘Jane Eyre-inspired birdcage’ necklace too!

I also bought a ‘Sugar Skulls’ locket from Fallen Saint which I am head over heels for! And… I finally caved and got myself a Blu-Ray copy Torchwood (so many people have raved about this series to me) and a cute little Garrus Funko Pop too! I also love this cute little ‘Six of Crows’ pin and my new ‘Books Before Looks’ pocket mirror from Raspberry Finch. Both came in the Illumicrate box.

Hope everyone had a great week!

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7 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #87

  1. I love the coloring books that you got. They are so much fun to do. I love doing them myself as well. You got some books that I hadn’t heard of before. I’m still waiting on my copy of Winter to arrive.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    • Brin

      I am totally loving the adult colouring books – it brings me right back to childhood! I loved colouring when I was little and it’s a great way to relax. 🙂

      I hope your copy of Winter gets to you soon – it really is a great read. Enjoy the rest of your books!

  2. You had a great haul. I hear wonderful things about Robin Hobbs books but I haven’t read one yet. The collectors edition sounds awesome. I am getting my husband a PS 4 for Christmas and I think I may grab Fallout 4 as well.

    • Brin

      Thanks Barb! Robin Hobb is an amazing writer – I cannot recommend her enough! Her original Assassin’s trilogy is pure masterclass. 🙂

      Fallout 4 is awesome – I would definitely recommend it. 🙂

  3. You’ve gotten so many amazing things this week. Can’t wait to see how you like the new books on your list.

    I keep seeing everyone buying these book boxes. I’m definitely going to have to check these out and see which one is good for me!

    Hope you have a great week!

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