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 throughout the 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, etc. Never has my addiction been more obvious than when I am now keeping track of every single book I acquire.
What did you add to your stash this week?
Being offline meant no new buys this week but I did add 6 books that have been on my e-reader for a while to my Goodreads tbr. I finally constructed a new list of what is on the e-readers and I'm going through it to find out what isn't on my TBR and either gradually adding or deleting them!ReplyDelete
That was definitely the worst part of getting the challenge started - figuring out the most efficient way to put the books from my Kindle onto my Goodreads TBR. Typing them individually was the worst option, so I opened every book on my Kindle so it would automatically go to the 'Currently Reading' shelf, then I went back and marked them all as To-Read again. I am going to be super embarrassed if there was an easier way that I had not thought of, so please don't tell me if there is, hahaDelete
An interesting choice (as always!) I'll be reading 'Why I'm no Longer Talking....' later in the year (long after you I imagine) so It'll be interesting to compare notes. I'll be intrigued to see what you think of the Black Holes book. That's not your normal read is it?ReplyDelete
Four for me this week:
To Catch a Killer by Emma Kavanagh
The Break Line by James Brabazon
Fog Island by Mariette Lindstein
The Warrior Queens - Boadicea's Chariot by Antonia Fraser
'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race' is FANTASTIC. Like, I don't even know how to review it because it was so good and such a timely contribution to the study of racism and race-relations.Delete
Einstein's Monsters is most definitely not my normal material, but I am secretly obsessed with space. Mostly space travel, especially reading about the Apollo project and Apollo 13 in particular. But I want to understand more about space, besides just the fun NASA stuff. I am nearly done with the book already. I don't understand all of it, because it just is not how my brain is wired, but I am still interested!
Not a bad haul for you - I think Warrior Queens is on my TBR. I can never resist any scraps of writing about Boudicca! (And I also love how there are twelve different spellings of her name and we all just use whatever we like best, lol)
The Hugh Ambrose books sounds fun. I had two grandfathers (well, great-grandfathers) who were jailed for bootlegging, so I'd obviously support the woman who was trying to destroy prohibition rather than inflict it. :-DReplyDelete
Lately I've picked up:
Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World
Epicurus and the Pleasant Life
The Evolution of Everything
I'm about to head to the bookstore now, actually...I have some bookstore giftcards from Christmas and my birthday to put to good use. :)
Updated: bought The Time Traveler's Guide to Restoration Britain and DNA Is Not Destiny.Delete
I love that period, involving bootlegging and Prohibition. One of our local museums hosted an amazing exhibit a few years ago about Prohibition and it was absolutely stunning. Daniel Okrent was the curator and is was through the Smithsonian, I LOVED it. I've got some pictures from it, I will find them and post a few.Delete
DNA is Not Destiny might have to go on my TBR. Thanks a lot! (I am only very marginally sarcastic here, I think it is a given that I will never be able to stop adding books to my TBR :) )
Okay, because I am super OCD, I can not stand to have odd numbered comments on my posts. So, ignore this silly little message, it is nothing more than an me giving this one an even numbered amount of comments!Delete
The books that came in: Through the mailbox: 3. From the library 3. I will save the titles until I read and review them. It is sobering to compare with the books that got read: 3 so far this week.ReplyDelete
Still, half is very good. I have been trying so hard to focus on the books already on my TBR, but I am slowly being suckered back into taking so many treasures home from the library.Delete
Do you write reviews immediately or do you take a while to sit and think about them, read something, and then come back to them?
Read and Riot has me interested because I remember Pussy Riot from a few years ago and I was like yesss when they were like sticking it to Putin. I can't believe they were convicted of "hooliganism" FFS. But I like that they're troublemakers- in a good way.ReplyDelete
Einstein's Monsters looks good too- black holes are kinda terrifying.
I was the same way, I remembered hearing about how Pussy Riot was doing this kind of performance art thing or something, honestly I did not even really know what they were doing, just that Putin was piiiiiiissed. I highly recommend the book, I had no idea they were sent to some of the worst of the prisons in Russia. Give it a read when you have a chance, it was really good.Delete
I am digging Einstein's Monsters too, even though honest to God, I don't understand all of it; my brain is just not wired for science. Even so, it is not so over my head that I only understand the commas. There are tons of diagrams and explanations, so that helps too.
That's good to know. And what a disgrace about the prisons, although I shouldn't be surprised. They were clearly being made an example of. It's so weird how the state and the Orthodox Church in Russia are so culturally linked, or maybe allied is the better word- I was just reading something about that recently and it's fascinating.Delete
Yeah, it is pretty terrible - though she does negotiate to get better treatment for the duration of her stay in one of the prisons. Once she left though, she later found out that conditions returned to what they had been before she negotiated better treatment. She was also moved around quite a bit to different prisons. The whole of Russia is so fascinating and so confusing. I agree on the Church and State situation they have going also. I can't imagine having to live there...and we better learn our lessons or thanks to trumplethinskin, we must just end up doing so :-/Delete
Hah, there is no way Trump is doing anything about religion. The man is embodies lust of the eye and flesh. :pDelete
Oh I know, I meant more in general that we will be living in a Russian-controlled state. (Not really, but you get my general sentiment!)Delete
You always feature the best looking non-fiction. Hope you enjoy all of these!ReplyDelete
Thank you Barb! If you ever get a chance to read any of them, let me know!Delete