Stacking the Shelves & Wrappin’ It Up July 2014

Stacking the Shelves

Books I Bought:

STS July 2014

The Infernal Devices Trilogy – After finishing up The Mortal Instruments series last month I needed a Shadowhunter fix. I’ve been told amazing things about this series, so I’m really looking forward to it, and I think it’s my first Steampunk novel.

Under the Never Sky Trilogy – This is a series that’s been on my radar for some time now, so I couldn’t resist picking up all three books for £5. Not sure when I’ll get to it, but for a fiver I couldn’t say no!

A Hundred Pieces of Me – I picked this up pretty cheap when I was doing my grocery shopping, as you do. I hadn’t heard or seen much about it, but the synopsis sold me and when I checked it out on Goodreads it was getting some amazing reviews.

Before the Now and After Then CoverBooks for Review:

I’ve been really good this month and haven’t requested any books for review so I can work through my outstanding review books and get stuck in to my TBR pile. I’m participating in two blog tours this month, and I’ve have been sent The Before Now and After Then by Peter Monn, who I’ll be featuring in Author Spotlight soon.

Books I Won:

I won two giveaways during Mental Health Awareness Month (June) that were hosted by Leah at Uncorked Thoughts and Ula at Blog of Erised – the prizes were a copy of Far From You by Tess Sharpe and a £10 giftcard for Amazon! 😀 Thanks, ladies!

Movies and TV Shows:

I finally got around to seeing The Fault in Our Stars in July! I enjoyed it but it didn’t blow me away. Maybe the hype monster had an effect on this one? I loved Isaac, I thought his scenes were mostly hilarious, and I thought overall the movie was a decent adaptation. I still haven’t seen Divergent, Maleficent or X-Men: Days of Future Past. If I don’t see them soon I’ll have to write them off and wait for the DVD.

Wrappin’ It Up!

Posts I Bookmarked:

These are some of my favourites from July, but as always I’ll link up the latest Oh, The Books! weekly recap post so you can find more amazing things to read!

In Case You Missed It:

Pushing the Limits CoverYou can check out my reviews of The Shock of The Fall (4/5) – The Mortal Instruments Series (4.5/5) – Pushing the Limits (4/5) – Beautiful Oblivion (3.5/5)

Top Ten TuesdayClassics You Won’t Believe I Haven’t Read (Yet!), Bookish Blogging Confessions, Favourite Movies and TV Shows, Most Owned Authors and Characters I Want With Me On A Deserted Island

This month’s features included: Mental Health Awareness Month Wrap-Up, Summer Bookish Deals and Discounts, Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby (#sexmeup readathon), Author Spotlight: Peter Monn Guest Post and my new feature Sharing the Bloggy Love #1

I was nominated to take part in the Book Blogger Test, and I chatted about Acknowledgements and Dedications and the Harry Potter Sequel!

*Phew* – that was one busy month! My most popular post in July (apart from TTT posts) was Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby!

I can’t believe July is over already! I think August is going to be a busy month too on the blog, what have you been up to this month? Let me know in the comments! 

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6 comments

    1. Hi! 🙂 I like to hunt out a bargain!! It was actually less than that in the end as I got 18% cashback too and free delivery, so it probably worked out at around £4 for the three books. I bought them as part of The Works 6 for £10 Fiction Deal – I check regularly to see what they’ve got in – and I used Quidco to make the purchase and get cashback. I post about deals every now and then here – https://confessionsofabookgeek.wordpress.com/features/bookish-deals-and-discounts/. The Works still have 30% off across the site (but not on deals like 6 for £10 – but you can still get cashback on those). If you want to make a purchase and need a hand getting codes and whatnot, let me know 🙂 R x

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  1. Hey! The infernal Divine Trilogy is Amazing, i think i might have liked it more than i likes the TMI. o.o Oops Enjoy it. and i want to get my hands so bad on the under the Sky Trilogy! 😀
    Happy reading!

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    1. Hi, thanks for commenting! So many people have told me they prefer TID to TMI, so I have high hopes! I’ve heard great things about the Under the Never Sky trilogy too, lots of good reading coming my way! R x

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