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Latest Acquisitions (January – March 2014)

Going by my list of published posts here, I haven’t acquired a new book since 9th December. Whilst I don’t include every single book acquired in these posts (namely because I have already reviewed them beforehand), in this particular case the reason for no posts is simple. I acquired a grand total of zero books in the last few months. Strangely, it turns out that moving home puts a spanner in your reading routine, and you find yourself with a backlog of review copies (yes, I’m being sarcastic – it was always going to happen, I just didn’t realise how long it would last). And whilst I may have had some loyalty points and a gift card or two, I wanted to keep them. I think even my not-in-a-reading-phase-right-now boyfriend is relieved that I’ve finally got a couple of books this year. So this post is both a ‘book blogger has books; all is right with the world’ and a celebration that I’ve managed to go without books for a while.

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Anna Hope: Wake – I noted this down as one to read but I didn’t intend on getting a copy so soon. Seeing the hardback, however, and knowing that hardbacks aren’t available for very long, I gave in and took out my loyalty card.

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Johanna Lane: Black Lake – This was pitched to me and I liked the sound of it enough to say ‘yes’ where at present I’m generally having to say ‘no’.

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Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt (ed.): Rags & Bones – This is a bonus book, of sorts, because if you’re thinking you’ve seen this book on my blog before, you’d be right. I already have the hardback and as such I’ve someone in mind to pass this on to. It’s a fantastic book that I reviewed last year (the title links to my review). If you like retellings and the idea of an anthology of short stories by top authors (Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Saladin Ahmed, to name just a few), you should put this book on your list.

Yep, just these and the already-reviewed An Invisible Sign Of My Own in 3 months. Pretty good going, I think.

What have you received/bought/borrowed in the last month(s)?


Christine @Buckling Bookshelves

March 24, 2014, 2:53 am

Trying to cut back myself, I am duly impressed! I like Melissa Marr, so that Rags & Bones one looks interesting :)

Laurie C

March 24, 2014, 10:58 am

I only have five right now that I actually promised to read and review, so I’ve been pretty good about cutting back, too! I am still pretty behind on everything else in my life, as well, so I’m not exactly there yet. I’m excited about an ARC I just finished, The Orphans of Race Point by Patry Francis, coming out in May. I really liked her first novel and it’s been years in between.


March 25, 2014, 1:22 pm

Oh if only I could be like you. 3 books in 3 months?! I have acquired 3 new books in the last couple of days! I really need to have more self-discipline.

Rebecca @ Love at First Book

March 27, 2014, 12:48 am

I haven’t heard of those! I love collecting new books, though! So fun!


March 28, 2014, 8:18 am

I loved what you said – “book blogger has books; all is right with the world” :) I am glad that you finally got a few books and got this year’s acquisitions rolling.


March 29, 2014, 9:06 pm

wow a lot of months without new books, indeed!
I didn’t know any of these, but hope you enjoy them a lot!


March 29, 2014, 9:14 pm

Yay for new books, I am very impressed you managed to hold out for so long not getting any!


April 1, 2014, 7:37 pm

I picked up a copy of Black Lake, too; it was too intriguing to pass up! I’ve also scaled back my reading and not been bringing too many new novels into the house, but that’s good. It’s giving me a chance to catch up! Goodness knows I have enough books to keep me busy.



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