Stock Up Sunday- Last Post Before Kelly Oram’s Blog Takeover!

stock up sunday

Hi everybody!!

Welcome to a very special edition of Stock-Up Sunday!

Why so special you ask? Well, this is the last sunday before Science Geek Appreciation Week, which means the last post before the blog takeover by Kelly Oram!

Here is Science Geek Appreciation Week introduced by Kelly Oram herself!

“Hey guys! Kelly Oram here. In celebration of the upcoming release of The Libby Garrett Intervention (sequel/companion to The Avery Shaw Experiment) I’m devoting an entire week to the Science Squad of Spanish Fork High School! Starting August 3rd, I’ll be taking over blogs across the globe and hosting the party of the year on Facebook.

There will be loads of awesome things happening on this blog!! BUT if you want even more, then make sure you join the Facebook event hosted by Kelly Oram. Why? I’ll let her tell you!

If you want even more bonus material and chance after chance to win lots of amazing stuff including signed books and swag from yours truly, then make sure you join the SCIENCE GEEK APPRECIATION WEEK FACEBOOK EVENT. 

Here’s a breakdown of each day’s activities on the Facebook event…

Monday: Book Spotlight — The Avery Shaw Experiment, The Avery Shaw Experiment soundtrack, Cast Avery Shaw to win swag pack, and photo teaser giveaway of a signed copy of Cinder & Ella

Tuesday: Cover Reveal — The Libby Garrett Intervention, The Libby Garrett Intervention soundtrack, Cast Libby Garrett to win swag pack, and photo teaser giveaway of a signed copy of V is for Virgin

Wednesday: Author Spotlight — Meet Kelly and learn about how she came up with the Science Squad books, Meet the Science squad with character profiles and a team interview from the characters, Cast Grayson to win a swag pack, and photo teaser giveaway to win a signed copy of Serial Hottie

Thursday: Spotlight — The Avery Diaries. Read six short stories taken from Avery’s and Grayson’s journals during the Avery Shaw Experiment (spoiler free for both books). Interview with Avery and Grayson, Cast Owen to win a swag pack, and photo teaser giveaway to win a signed copy of Being Jamie Baker

Friday: Sneak Peek — The Libby Garrett Intervention, interview with Spanish Fork High’s most hated science geek, Aiden Kennedy, cast Aiden to win a swag pack, photo teaser giveaway for a signed copy of Scion.

All week long The Avery Shaw Experiment will be on sale for just $0.99 and The Libby Garrett Intervention will be available for pre-order! All games and giveaways and much of the bonus content will be exclusive to the FACEBOOK EVENT so make sure you join! 

Sounds amazing right? So check back here tomorrow for the first day of the blog takeover.

OK, here is where it gets personal. As I get to press these blog posts, I get to read them. And as I get to read them, I might occasionally add in my own thoughts and feelings on any given topic. If you want to read my thoughts on the blog takeover, you might find them in “bold” hidden away on the blog posts :).

OK, now for the books I received/bought/borrowed this week.


Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

extremely loud

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

man called ove

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Go set a watchman

I admit I am quite late buying this, I was going to wait for the paperback because I thought it might be cheaper…I couldn’t wait! 

Lolita by Vladimir Nabkov

Books I received as ARCS

Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

That is all!! Thanks for reading, link me up to your hauls in the comments below!!

Booky love
E. St. C

Stock-Up Sunday

stock up sunday

Stock up Sunday is a weekly post where I showcase the books I have added to my eclectic bookshelf that week! Credit goes back to the Stacking the Shelves weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

This week I joined the library in Bath, so I have some library books to add to my pile! I have also been a bit absent recently so this week I am featuring books from the last two weeks, which includes my birthday, so a pretty big haul!

Books I Bought

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

the narrow road to the deep north

Looking for Alaska by John Green


Books I was Given

Settled Wanderers- The Poetry of Western Sahara

Settled Wanderers

I was bought this book by my parents on my birthday at a poetry night where Sam Berkson was the featured poet. He is amazing, if you ever get the chance to go and see him perform I highly recommend it! He also wrote a lovely message in my copy! This book is a really important poetry book that I highly recommend. One of my favourite poems from it is called Particulars, it tells the story of individuals rather than the huge numbers.

Western Sahara is a former Spanish colony on the north west coast of Africa. Following the death of Franco (1975) and subsequent invasion by Morocco and Mauritania, the territory has been under occupation, the people denied self-determination and the land annexed as the ‘southern provinces of the Kingdom of Morocco’. Around half of the former nomadic people of Western Sahara (the Saharawi) live in refugee camps around the isolated desert of Tindouf over the border in Algeria. 2015 marks the 40th year of exile. Poetry is a cultural tradition in the Western Sahara that goes back millennia.In 2013 poet Sam Berkson was invited by the charity Olive Branch to visit these camps as a poet in residence. In March 2014, following a successful crowdfunding campaign, Influx Press raised enough money to send him back to gather and translate some of the contemporary poetry of the Saharawi.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

colorless tsukuru tazaki

Books From The Library

Neil Gaiman’s Eternals


The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

The Silkworm

That’s all this week!

Have you read any of these books? Link me up to your Stacking the Shelves posts!

Booky love,
E. St. C

Stock-up Sunday-14/06

stock up sunday

Stock up Sunday is a weekly post where I showcase the books I have added to my eclectic bookshelf that week! Credit goes back to the Stacking the Shelves weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

This weeks is pretty big as I have been travelling the world recently and picked up lots of books, but had no internet (and then no computer) to update my blog! So lots of updates coming this way!


The Curvy Girls Club by Michele Gorman

The Curvy Girls Club

The Universe Versus Alex Woods

The Universe vs Alex Woods

Sweet Temptation by Lucy Diamond

Sweet Temptation

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffany's

I bought this book in the airport on my way to Cork and read it on the plane, and it is amazing! I think writers who can write in an accent successfully are so talented!

Paper Towns by John Green

papaer towns

The film coming out later this year might have had something to do with this book buy…

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

darker shade of magic

Excited to try this after loving Vicious by the same author.


Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Jonathan Strange

My sister Katrina (who blogs over at lent me this book and I am so glad she did as I really want to read it but I am on a bit of a book ban at the moment. I have so many books to read I haven’t allowed myself to buy any more, but it doesn’t count if it is borrowed, right?

Foreign Affairs and Other Stories by Sean O’Faolain

The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle

woman into doors

Stephen Hero by James Joyce

The Literary Writings of Patrick Pearse Edited by Seamas ‘O Buachalla

A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle

paddy clarke ha ha ha

These were all lent to me by my godmother Mary who decided I couldn’t go to University College Cork without reading some classic Irish literature!


Ulysses by James Joyce

Dubliners by James Joyce

The Metaphysical Poets Edited by Helen Gardner

The Metaphysical Poets

Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde

These books were all given to me by my mother who found them in a bookshop in Clevedon near Bristol. (

You Are Welcome to Wales by Phil Knight

Phil Knight is a member of my Writers Group in Neath and this is his new collection of poems, which was given to me to read by Phil! I have heard a few of them being read at the writers group and I am really excited to read the rest. Also, the cover is so amazing! I can’t wait to post a review!



I am trying to find a writers magazine to subscribe to. I have picked up Writers Forum and Writing Magazine. If anyone out there knows about these sorts of things and wouldn’t mind nudging me in the direction of a good writing magazine, or thinks one of the two I have picked up is the best, comments would be much appreciated!

Thanks for stopping by! Link me up to your Stacking the Shelves posts!

Much booky love,
E. St. C

Stock-Up Sunday on a Monday!

stock up sunday

Stock up Sunday is a weekly post where I showcase the books I have added to my eclectic bookshelf that week! Credit goes back to the Stacking the Shelves weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

This week I have been so busy with masters applications I feel I have sort of neglected my blog! Oops! So here is a late Stock up Sunday!

From the Library

Soulless by Gail Carriger


Changeless by Gail Carriger

Blameless by Gail Carriger

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka


Ulysses by James Joyce

From the shops

Alice in Zombieland

Alice in Zombieland

The Maze Runner Series

The maze runner

Ross Poldark by Winston Graham

Demelza by Winston Graham

Borrowed from Friends

Mrs Moneypenny’s Careers Advice for Ambitious Women

careers advice ambitious women

That’s all folks! I promise I will be more faithful and better behaved in my blogging habits!

Booky love
E. St. C