The Reading Machine [11]: January 4, 2015

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For my Stacking the Shelves/Sunday Post, which I’m calling The Reading Machine, I list the books I’ve bought recently, books I might hope to read in the upcoming week, a short life/blog update, and anything else of note.

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, and you can find out all about it here. Sunday Post is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and you can find out all about it here.

The Reading Machine: stacking the shelvesThese are the last books/movie sets I bought in 2014. Well, I did buy some at BookOutlet’s Boxing Day sale, but they haven’t even shipped yet :| . I also ordered some paperback releases from Amazon, but they’re all pre-orders so they won’t show up for a while.

I’m not a huge fan of pre-ordering — I hate waiting on stuff to show up, but sometimes I need more items for free shipping, so yeah… And I guess there is one other plus: random book arrivals!

So! Here’s what I do have in the house right now that’s new:
UNTEACHABLE by Leah Raeder
SHADOW ON THE CROWN by Patricia Bracewell
NECESSARY EVIL by Ian Tregillis

A weird mix, right? I’ve wanted a copy of UNTEACHABLE since Leah’s book was republished by Atria. NECESSARY EVIL — now I own the entire Milkweed Triptych, which is a fantastic series I hope to re-read and review this year. SHADOW ON THE CROWN was one of my favorite books of 2013, so I needed a copy of that. And lastly, I own every World of Warcraft book, so I had to snap up DAWN OF THE ASPECTS when BookOutlet dangled it in front of my face.

As for what I plan on reading this week… I have no idea! I’m reading one non-fiction book on life in Ancient Egypt, but I haven’t planned my review reading yet for January.

On the Blog:

Nothing really! I dislike the holidays, so I kinda buried my head in the sand for most of December. Oh, I did do a short post thanking ya’ll for sticking around my blog, so feel free to comment here or there and tell me your site/Goodreads/Twitter whatever, so I can stop by and say hi!

After being off and on with this post the last year, I have decided to try and do it every week. So I’m sure I’ll meet a lot of you that way, too. :)

What Up, Life?

In addition to books, I’ve also bought a couple of DVD sets, as I’m working on a huge knitting project and that’s about the only time I watch a lot of TV or movies.

Game of Thrones, season 1
Lost Girl, season 4
Penny Dreadful, season 1
Orphan Black, season 1

I just started Penny Dreadful yesterday. Super creepy but great if you liked DRACULA or FRANKENSTEIN or the like. I’m also watching Reign on Netflix, which I’m liking a lot more than I thought I would. Does anyone else see Catherine de’ Medici as Narcissa Malfoy?

– leeanna

15 thoughts on “The Reading Machine [11]: January 4, 2015

  1. Reign is THE BEST! I’m completely obsessed with it. I don’t know how far into the first season you are, but Catherine is way worse than Narcissa ;) Orphan Black is on my to watch someday soon list since I’ve heard so many good things about it.

    I haven’t read Dawn of the Aspects, and I hadn’t heard of the others you snagged. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on them all!

  2. I’ve been wanting to start Penny Dreadful for a while now, so hearing that you like it is encouraging. I’m not familiar with any of the books you received this week, but I really hope you like them!!

  3. Hehe, I hide during the holidays a lot too, I’m not into holiday reading or anything so I end up skipping over a lot of blog posts from others who get into it >.> But any case, yey I love your blog and look forward to reading it in the new year :D

  4. I’m into the holidays myself but I can see how it can get tedious especially since Christmas is like a two month thing to people in the retail world.
    I have never heard of Penny Dreadful but I’m intrigued. I’ve been meaning to watch Orphan Black but I don’t think it’s streaming on Netflix yet.

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