Sunday 3 February 2013

Weekly round up, aka, my poor bookshelves.

If my bookshelves and book box and kindle were sentinent beings, I think they'd be plotting my gory demise right now.

So, for review, via the post, I got Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan, and The Things We Did for Love by Natasha Farrant.

I also got Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey, which I ordered off Amazon.

Then the lovely Rosi emailed round telling of netgalley awesomeness. So my kindle received  Department 19 Battle Lines by Will Hill, and some other things.

 Then I went to  the Hot Key Books/Templar Books thing. And this is when my book holding devices start finding knives and other suitable instruments....

I now have

  • Me, Suzy P by Karen Saunders
  • Arcadia Burns by Kai Meyer
  • Ferryman by Claire McFall
  • Last Chance Angel by Alex Gutterridge
  • The Savages by Matt Whyman
  • The Beautiful and The Cursed by Page Morgan
  • Death and Co by D. J. McCune 
  • Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield
  • Stray by Monica Hesse
  • The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
  • Red Ink by Julie Mayhew
  • The Quietness by Alison Rattle

I'm not sure when I'll read them. I might just give some away, because they wouldn't stand out to me in a bookshop, and I really don't have time to read anything. We'll see in a couple of weeks.

Anyway, I'm now on a complete book obtaining ban. At least in theory. I shall try.

It was really nice meeting so many people! As well as Karen, Claire, Matt, Alex, Julie and Alison,  and all you cool publishing people, there were lots of bloggers.

  • Megan, the Book Addicted Girl
  • Andrew, Pewter Wolf
  • Stacey from Pretty Books
  • M & Little M from We Sat Down
  • Viv from Serendipity Reviews
  • Luna  from Luna's Little Library
  • Kirsty from The Overflowing Library
  • Daphne from Winged Reviews
  • Georgia from Books and Writers Junior
  • Darren from Book Zonefor Boys
  • Michelle from Much Loved Books
  • Sarah from Feeling Fictional
  • Most likely some others. 
It was lovely talking to all of you!

Also...I need a new tagline! What do you think of any of these?

  • Life's too short to read bad books
  • Life's too short to read Twilight.
  • Have tea, will read.

I wanted to go for the second one, but some (slightly saner) people thought that it might insult Twilight fans. I'd quite like a variation of a well known quote, but changed to fit death ,books or tea.  Tell me in the comments, or add your own! If I take one, I'll give whoever came up with it a  £5 Amazon/Book Depository voucher!

Finally, I'm insanely jealous of everyone who's going to see John Green later. How's everyone else?


  1. That is some fantastic haul, Nina! I am really curious about The Beautiful and the Cursed and dying to read Scarlet :) Hope you enjoy all your books, sweetie!

  2. The Beautiful and the Cursed sounds good. I have that on my TBR. Of course I have no idea when I'll get to it.

    I like "Have tea, will read." I don't have any of my own. I had the devil's own time coming up with my own tagline.

    1. It's really difficult, isn't it? XD Thanks for your thoughts :)

  3. Wow! That's a lot of books! I know you came up with one on Facebook that fitted the Death, Books and Tea theme and I really liked that one. I'll have a look now and see if I can find it. The Hot Key/Templar Books event sounds like it was amazing. I'm glad you had a good time! :)

  4. My owns shelves feel the same way. Did you check out the pendrive yet, that has a few more books on it that we didn't get physical copies of. Deceit, Vortex, Transparrent.

    My haul:

    1. YES Whoever put Vortex on that memory stick is a god! Great seeing you :)

  5. Was great to meet you too, Nina. Hope you find some time for your reading. Although I thought maybe 'watch less, read more' :)

  6. Nice haul! And I love the taglines :)
    Every time I visit this book the name of it reminds me of a quote from C.S.Lewis:

    "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."

    I love this one a lot, but maybe it's a bit too long for a tagline xD

  7. "Happiness is a cup of tea and a great horror book" - there's my suggestion :D Nice to see you at the event too! (It's insane the amount of books we got. Insane, but awesome.)

    From Georgia (Although I'm commenting as Keith 'cos that's mine&my dads wordpress account =D)

  8. The event was great, wasn't it? :D

    As for a tagline, what about;

    Prevent Death; Drink Tea and Read.

    New follower of this lovely blog! :)

  9. It was lovely meeting up with you again! :)


Thanks for taking time to read this!
Comments are much loved.
Nina xxx

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