Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stacking the Shelves - mixed bunch

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews to showcase the books we got during the week. Those can be bought, gifted for review, borrowed... you name it.

Here's what I got this week:

William Shakespeare - Antony and Cleopatra. Edited by John Wilders.
Stacy Schiff - Cleopatra, A Life
Signed bookmark from Gretchen McNeil

I'm still on the book buying ban but growing ever more sick of it... I'm getting some reading done though, which is good. The books above don't count because they are for a university course on feminity, power, queenship, and glamour and how those concepts interrelate. I'm reading Stacy Schiff's book right now and I like her style a lot so far.
I got the bookmark for being in Gretchen McNeil's Army of Ten. Pity I'm not US-based or I could've done more to support the book and win awesome stuff! But I like signed bookmarks :) There's a design based on the Ten cover on the over side of it but I photographed it this way because of the signature. Which you probably can't see very well in the pic.

However, I did break tha ban after all. I preordered Venom by Fiona Paul because if you did that and signed up, you could get a Venom prequel novella for free. I couldn't possibly resist that...

Also, I got this one from NetGalley because it's on my TBR list and I read some good reviews of it. Also, it was downloadable without formally needing to be requested:

Gorgeous cover, right? You can check out the blurb here.

Also, I'm really sorry for the lack of reviews lately. I hope I can get back into the swing of things next week. I've been reading a lot and I have two NetGalley reviews to write, but I've just been feeling really unmotivated and lazy. Also, university and real life (lots of concerts I'm going to, meaning my evening is full and I have no time to blog) are keeping me busy...

Oh, and while you're here - check out my giveaway for the Spooktacular Hop if you haven't already ;)

Have you read any of the books on my pile? And what was in your haul this week?


  1. Don't you just hate that book buying ban?! I'm currently holding myself to it as well and it's horrible! All those wonderful books out there I can't buy :(. But I must say my TBR pile is getting lower.

    Enjoy your new books!
    My StS

  2. Book buying bans are something I'm definitely used to. Somehow though I always managed to sneak in a book or two. :)

    I hope you enjoy!

    My StS

  3. Sorry to hear you are on a book buying ban but at least you are getting some reading in! I hope you enjoy the ones you got, happy reading! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Stacking the Shelves you can do so here. :)

  4. Entangled looks so good. Enjoy!

  5. RL can get you down at times, but I try not to let it get me down. Great haul of books. Come visit me too.


  6. Venom sounds so, so good! I was tempted to pre-order it too.

    I'm on a "sort of" book buying ban as well, although I broke it last week. I just couldn't help myself.

    Enjoy your books!
    Books of Amber

  7. Venom Was amazing!!! Can't wait to see what you think.
    New Follower -- Gabby

    My StS:

  8. I'm fascinated with Cleopatra so I hope you'll love both books you got regarding her! Also dying to read Venom ♥ Entangled looks really great too :D Congrats on all your goodies!

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  9. The only book I have read on your pile is Anthony and Cleopatra. Here is my post:

  10. Yay Venom! That was such a great read. I hope you enjoy it too! Enjoy all that you got this week! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    What we got this week

  11. I love the Arden covers for Shakespeare plays and this one isn't an exception! Also, I have heard great things about Venom, so I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  12. A book ban....I think I need to seriously consider that myself!!!

    I love the cover of Venom!!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my IMM & SP

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

  13. Cool haul. I wanna read Venom as well. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by :)

    old follower

  14. Great haul! Those books for your class look interesting :) Enjoy reading.