January 14, 2015

T5W - Series I want to start in 2015

Good morning, my lovelies!  Today is another T5W, and I've been looking forward to this 'topic' since I found out what the January topics were.  I'm not sure about you, but I have a lot of series.  Some only have 4 or 5 books (Parasol Protectorate, or Lily Bard), but most range from 10 - a whopping 40! (Obsession in Death is the 40th book - and there is no signs of it stopping yet!).  So in reality, the last thing I need is more series on my shelves.  But when you find a series that really grabs your attention, you know you're guaranteed at least a few more books that will be great - I hope?  

Without further delay, here are my Top 5 Series that I will be starting this year from there.  Wish me luck...

PS. I'm hoping that Atemis Awakening is the start of a series - and not a duology or trilogy.

So, we've come to the end of my 'Series that I want to start in 2015' post.  I hope you found a book or two that you'd like to try.  Oh, and if you've read some of these feel free to let me know what you thought of them in the comment section down below ;-D

If you'd like to participate in Top 5 Wednesday, it's open to anyone.  Check out the Good Reads Group {here} and as you know T5W was created by the lovely Lainey over at GINGERREADSLAINEY

Well, that's it for another week.  Until next time,

January 13, 2015

First book haul of the year

So over the last three days I was bad and bought my first books for 2015.  On Saturday I went into my local bookshop and couldn't resist taking home with me The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.  Such a beautiful cover, and it feels lovely and suede-like as well which is a bonus.

Then on Sunday I went online (originally just to check my email) and found my way to the Book Depository - for the first time this year! - and bought some classics (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by R.L Stevenson and Orlando by Virginia Woolf) as well as the first book in the Kingkiller Chronicles, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.  This book has been well represented on YouTube and I've held off till now as I'm still not sure that I'll like it.  But you've got to take a chance on a new book every now and then.  Unfortunately now I have to play the waiting game.  I won't get the books till the end of the week at the earliest.

Yesterday, Monday, I went to town and happened to find the hardcover of Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes plus a discounted copy of The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (down to $5!).  The plain Penguin cover copy of Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov was on sale as well, and I couldn't resist the beauty that is A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray.  That cover is so gorgeous.  I've resisted buying this for the last couple weeks, but finally caved.

Finally when I was at the counter paying for my books there was a box beside the register that had some free audiobooks.  Ever the sucker for a good audiobook I sorted through them and found the last remaining copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland read by Miriam Margolyes.

In all I've had a great week in terms of new books.  Hopefully my Boxing Day Sale order from Book Outlet will turn before the end of the month - order includes Red Shirts by John Scalzi, Artemis Awakening by Jane Lindskold, Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong and Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski - and I have two orders to pick up before the end of the month from local outlets as well.  So if I add those (Snugglepot & Cuddlepie by May Gibbs, Clash of Kings/Feast of Crow/Storm of Swords 1 & 2 by George R.R. Martin, plus The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly) I've totally exceeded my monthly quota for books!  Oh, and I need to order some new releases for early Feb by then too!

So many books, not enough bookshelves ;-D

I hope you have luck finding some great books this month and until next time,