Friday, March 2, 2018

Stacking the Shelves 9



Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature co-hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality. It is a chance to showcase all the goodies you've collected in the last week, whether they're bought on-line or in-store, an ARC or a final copy, borrowed from a friend or the library, physical or digital, you get the idea. If nothing else, this weekly treat shows how much of an addiction I really have when it comes to acquiring my precious books.

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If you've not read anything by Sarah Bryson yet, I recommend doing so ASAP. She a talented writer and thorough historian (and she's my friend!)

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Don't judge. These books are super trashy and super quick reads. Sometimes I need a brain break. The review is already HERE.

What does your haul look like this week? Leave a comment and let me know.

Happy Reading!
Sarah

32 comments:

  1. Nothing so far this week but I will be browsing my Amazon Wish List later.... [rubs hands]

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    1. Don't forget the maniacal laughter as you plan to buy #ALLTHEBOOKS, lol

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  2. Ooh, Tudor goodness! I read a Tudor book this week about Lady Mary. Also, I love your blog name, please keep it forever. XD

    Vee @ Under The Mountain

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    1. Hey Vee, thanks for coming by! I really love the Tudor era, it is one of my favorites to read about.

      The blog name came about when I was setting up my blog and all the cute witty names were taken. I literally sighed and said, "Ugh, all the book blog names are taken!" out loud. And then, my blog was born. Happy Reading!

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  3. It's so important to have some trash sometimes! No judgement here!

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    1. Oh goodness yes, and these books fit the bill perfectly. So, so trashy!

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  4. So many history books. The one on Mary Tudor sounds really interesting.
    My haul is huge this week!

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    1. And this is not even a big haul for me - I am trying to be an adult and not spend ALL my money on books. But...it doesn't always work. I'll be over soon to check yours out, thanks for coming by!

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  5. Just a few downloads this week but I do have packages arriving this week including emergency chocolate supplies and books!

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    1. Chocolate AND books? That's a perfect combination.

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  6. Looks like a historical week! And I'm not judging at all - these looks great! And I'm also a fan of medical history - last year I read this cool book called Quackery, you should look it up, it was awesome :) the name should suggest what it was mostly about :D

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    1. History is definitely my true book-love. I added the Quackery book to my TBR - the one by Lydia King, right?

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  7. The Turbulent Crown looks great, love that cover. and how cool that you know the author of La Reine Blanche! Hope the book does well. :) I think I'll pass on Pustules, Pain and Pestilence though- that title is all I need to know!

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    1. Oh yes, Sarah has become a good friend and she has given me lots of great advice about my own projects. She has a few other titles as well that I recommend, especially her biography of Charles Brandon.

      As for the ailments of Henry VIII, it is actually pretty interesting even though I was a little worried it might be gross. It actually discusses treatment and recipes for how these things were treated in his time. It was free with Kindle Unlimited.

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  8. I bought Cracked Kingdom too! They are like...well...crack ;)

    Enjoy your new books!

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    1. Have you finished it?? what did you think??

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  9. I definitely see a theme with this week's books. Hope you enjoy them and hey, we all need a break with our reading some time.

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    1. Oh gosh, yes! But the series is just terrible and I know they intended it to be super dramatic but it defies even the most dramatic of soap operas. Even that weird one that was on after Days of Our Lives, with that doll Timmy that came to life.

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    2. I gave up trying to remember and Googled the soap - it was Passions!

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  10. You've probably already read it, but Amazon sent me an email with some Medieval History sales -- "Life in a Medieval City" is $1.99, "Life in the Middle Ages" is the same.

    This week, I bought..
    -Verbal Judo, 2nd Edition ($1.99) -- based on a lecture I watch and re-watch. Read it within a day.
    - Letters of CS Lewis, edited by Warnie Lewis and Walter Hooper. This is an updated version that un-does some of Warnie's edits of Lewis' letters...apparently Warnie decided his brother could have used better adjectives (horrible for vicious) in his private correspondence!

    - How Dante Can Save Your Life, Rob Dreher. I want to save this one until I've read Purgatorio and Paradiso, but...we'll see.

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    1. Oh no! Medieval history sales...I am doomed. when did you get the email? I didn't get one. I can see I will probably be working on my Stacking the Shelves post for next week already once I start poking aroud the history section, haha.

      I purchased a couple CS Lewis books within the last two months or so; The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, and The Great Divorce. I started Mere Christianity but texted my pastor saying I did not think I was smart enough to read it and he said I was, I should just read it out loud to myself in my British accent and I'd be fine (I have a habit of muttering to myself with a British accent when I am working on my research, cursing the chroniclers of centuries gone by for their lack of attention to Eleanor of Aquitaine.)

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    2. Your pastor gives fun advice! The first time I read Mere Christianity, it went right over me. The second time, which was ten years later, I thought "This is amazing! Did I even READ this book the first time?"

      The books you mentioned are the three that led me to Lewis: I was intrigued by Great Divorce, but won over completely by Screwtape Letters.


      I received the email at 5:39 pm this night. Let's see if I can copy-paste the contents:
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      Customers who have shown an interest in similar Kindle books might like to know about these featured titles.
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      Life in the Middle Ages
      Life in the Middle Ages
      by Richard Winston

      Price: $1.99
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      Life in a Medieval City (Medieval Life)
      Life in a Medieval City (Medieval Life)
      by Frances Gies

      Price: $1.99
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      Master Builders of the Middle Ages
      Master Builders of the Middle Ages
      by David Jacobs

      Price: $2.99
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      Harem: the European megaseller: new and revised edition (Classical Historical Fiction Book 2)
      Harem: the European megaseller: new and revised edition
      by Colin Falconer

      Price: $4.99
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      Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
      Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
      by Alison Weir
      Price: $11.99
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      AZTEC: the story of Cortes and La Malinche (Classic Historical Fiction Book 4)
      AZTEC: the story of Cortes and La Malinche
      by Colin Falconer

      Price: $4.99

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      The Vikings: A New History
      The Vikings: A New History
      by Neil Oliver

      Price: $9.99
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      The Republic (Penguin Classics)
      The Republic (Penguin Classics)
      by Plato

      Price: $8.37

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    3. Yeah, my pastors are pretty awesome. My daughter and I are very lucky!

      I wonder why I didn't not get this email, boo. But thanks for copying it, I am definitely going to check some of these out.

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    4. I *tried* to read Mere Christianity after a work colleague gave it to me thinking that it would convert me [grin]. Needless to say it didn't. I guess studying philosophy and comparative religions at university ruined me for that sort of thing?

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    5. I had the same experience, but later on when I read it again I noticed things I'd ignored completely before. To an extent I think our expectations warp what we find in books. I don't think it's possible for one book to convert anyone to anything...the ground has to be prepared by other experience and our reflections about them.

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  11. Awesome haul. You always get such interesting books. I’d totally read pustules one. :) I hope you enjoy all these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thanks AJ!The pustules one is free with Kindle Unlimited and was a short read, but very informative. It was interesting to see all the different ingredients used to treat different ailments - though some I knew about, like mercury and lead - Yikes!

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  12. I hope you enjoyed your books!!
    http://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/03/stacking-shelves.html

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    1. Thank you Joann, I've already finished two of them. Happy Reading!

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  13. Looks like some good books. Hope you enjoy them. I am riding out the storm that took out our power at a friends. So surreal looking at all the downed trees and power lines cut in half. They say we won't have power to our area till Wednesday!! Have a good Sunday!

    Mary #SundayRoundup #8

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    1. Oh no! What part of the country do you live in? I can imagine how devastating it is, we've had some nasty experiences with tornadoes. Glad you are safe and hopefully the power will be restored ASAP.

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