The Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves (26/10/19)

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba@ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a place to share news and recap the previous week, showcase books and things we have received.

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews where we share our newly added books.

Recap of books and life

I will never boast with this matter, but it seems I have come out of the lethargic slump I’ve been stuck in since autumn began, though still I’m not very productive when it comes to finishing books, I’m glad I look forward to reading and enjoy the books I have on my TBR at the moment. I’ve managed to finish the Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan and have discovered there is more from Percy Jackson yet to come in the Trials of Apollo series which so many people have spoken very highly about. I will always read the mythological fantasies Rick Riordan writes as I cannot see myself ever finding his book boring, so keep em coming! 😉

Speaking of books I am currently way over my head with reading from both the college and public libraries as I have the maximum 20 out from my public library yet new ordered books are starting to filter in (I know, why the hell do I keep ordering? I just can’t seem to help it) and I haven’t even come close to finishing anything! 😛 I have recently been given special staff privileges when it comes to the college library as I am technically a volunteer to the staff team even though I am on a course in the college, but the staff have been very generous with me letting me have 20 books out that staff are allowed instead of 6 or 12 which students are allowed which was like the best possible outcome ever 😀 I have gone over to have 21 books out though as I started requesting books and they came in faster than I could finish the ones I was reading so oops there though so far the staff seem to be OK with everything and this time they didn’t comment 😛 So yeah, I’ve got a lot of reading to do from both libraries though for me it will always feel good to have an enormous TBR.

College and life in general have been quite positive except for the niggling worry about whether I’ll be charged to pay a portion of my support workers weekly wages as I have mentioned in the past. My family and my social worker have done all they can to appeal my case so all we can do now is hope for the best and try to be positive with whichever outcome will happen… My support worker and I have recently set up a new cross trainer in my living room for me to do more exercise whilst listening to music which I used to love and in about two weeks we’ve arranged to have my Sky box updated which I’m hoping will go as smoothly as possible. Things between my parents, touch wood, seem to be going quite well and the Thailand trip is looming ever closer which is the main reason behind me ordering so many books but on holidays like these you can never have too many in my opinion 😉 I was told in college to not come in this coming Tuesday as the college library won’t be open for half-term break so there’s no point and I can take the time off to catch up with blogging, reading, and work I need to do around my greenhouse and home. We did manage to go on a kind of walk last Sunday and we are kind of hoping the weather is good tomorrow though we’re not really getting our hopes up too much cause this is autumn lol. I just hope things can go by as positively as possible especially with there being more darkness and bad weather this time of year…

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Books I’ve recently added to my TBR 

A Thousand Beginnings and EndingsBlack Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy, #1)Pale Kings (Lost Gods, #2)

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh and others

Asian fantasy stories on the whole get a giant yass from me though I’ve not really been into short stories these days. A lot of GR friends seem to like these though and if only it would be cheaper to buy on Kindle then I’d sure get it!


Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

Recently saw this in one of my local libraries and I was already sold on this when it was described as an African Game of Thrones. I’m also drawn to hints of graphic violence which will make this fun to compare in enjoyment to YA fantasy novels.


Pale Kings by Micah Yongo

I read the first book in this series last year and enjoyed it even though it was a bit strange and the ending left more questions than answers. This series still has a lot of promise though, but do not ask when I will be continuing it though as I have already said how big my current TBR is tho! 😂

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10 thoughts on “The Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves (26/10/19)

    • Thanks, I seem to still be going along quite slowly with my books as I’m going between different ones, though I’m still aiming to get as many finished as possible of course 😉

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  1. I couldn’t have that many library books out… That’d give me anxiety beyond what I could handle.
    I love Rick Riordan’s books as well. His blend of myths, legends, humour and wonderful characters will never get boring for me.
    Have a good week!

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    • Rick Riordan will always be a firm favourite too! I think I may be starting to get stressed out with the amount of books I have out at the moment now too as new ordered books are starting to arrive… lol 😉

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