Monday, 14 July 2014

Stacking the Shelves & It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - France Edition

Yesterday Germany won the World Cup and it was one of the happiest nights of my short existence. Now that the WC has finished I'm not quite sure what to do with myself, but there's always books! So, with that beautiful segue let's move straight onto the books and the memes! Monday means were Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga's Reviews with Lili and asking ourselves It's Monday! What Are You Reading? over at Book Journey with Sheila.
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All of my books this week come from Netgalley. Because I've been reading a lot I figured I could totally use more books. And because I always overestimate how much reading time I have I request way too much and always secretly hope I won't get all of them. This week I got:
The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley, The Extraordinary Journey of a Fakir who got Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas, American Indian Stories and Old Indian Legends by Zitkala-Sa, The Square by Choi In-Hun, The Republic of Užupis by Haïlji and Another Man's City by Ch'oe In-Ho.

I've got some Korean titles in there because I love trying to expand my literary horizons a bit. Let's hope I enjoy them. I don't think I've ever read anything Korean before.

I managed to review quite a lot of books last week and I'm ridiculously proud of myself. Although I know reviewing is what I'm supposed to do on this blog, sometimes it can be really hard to find the time to read and then review and post! Anyway,

Last week I read:
This Week I'm Reading:
  • The Dervish by Frances Kazan - I'm really enjoying this one and I've almost finished it! The review is probably coming up around Thursday!
  • Moth by Daniel Arenson - Another great fantasy read from Arenson which I'm really enjoying!
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells - I'm determined to finish this one, hopefully today!
  • There are a lot of other ones as well, but this list can only go on for so long!
So, how about your week? What exciting things have you got waiting for you between the pages?

17 comments:

  1. I'm fascinated. Korean? Excellent. You must report back.

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  2. Am also interested the Korean novels. Looking forward to your reviews!

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  3. Interesting assortment of books. I hope you enjoy them all. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  4. I am interested in A Sudden Light and The Dervish. You have a very eclectic taste in books, which is what I aspire to. Have a great week.

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  5. Congratulations to Germany - they deserved it, they played well throughout and they killed Brazil, whooo hoooo, lol

    Nice mix of books.

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  6. Some of these books have great covers. I feel like a slacker with the number of books I've read compared to you, lol!

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  7. I am a Nakamura fan and didn't know about this novel. Want to read! Nice mailbox!
    Harvee
    Book Dilettante

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  8. Nice! All new to me reads in some sense! Hope you enjoyed them all! Have a GREAT reading week!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  9. I've read The Time Machine, War of the Worlds, and The Island of Dr Moreau from Wells. I liked Dr Moreau the best, and would recommend it!

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  10. All the books are unfamiliar but I do identify with picking up lots of books, then realising I need to read and review them! It's fun though! Have a great reading week.

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  11. Looks like you've been reading a lot of good books lately - and what a diversity, too!

    My husband and I listened to The Time Machine on audio last summer and enjoyed it. I like finally getting to classics I missed!

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

    Book By Book

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  12. These are all new to me...hope you enjoy them all. And thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great week!

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  13. Great new books, Juli! Enjoy them all and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  14. Chuckling with understanding re netgalley requesting! Have a great week.

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  15. Germany deserved their win, they played consistently well. I love NetGalley but I keep reminding myself, more requests = more reviews and I struggle balancing reading and reviews lol. Have a great week and enjoy your new reads!

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  16. Great reads! I haven't read any of them, but I do understand over-requesting from NetGalley, lol. Enjoy all your reads this week!

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  17. Oh, I'm going to read the Garth Stein book, too-I'll need to check out your review. I wonder what the Korean books will be like! I'll check back to hear what you thought!

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