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.
The Reading Machine:
These 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
WORLD OF WARCRAFT: DAWN OF THE ASPECTS by Richard A. Knaak
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?