Saturday, April 13, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #42

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.

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What did you add to your stash this week?

Happy Reading!


  1. I bought "American Gun", a history of the US in ten firearms. That was it, really. I've been occupied with a substantial naval history of England.

  2. Just a hand full for me this week... [grin]


    The Fire Court by Andrew Taylor
    The Smiling Man by Joseph Knox

    Birthday Presents (from last week):

    The Most Human Human - What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive by Brian Christian
    Ten Things Video Games can Teach Us (About Life, Philosophy and Everything) by Jordan Erica Webber & Daniel Griliopoulos


    The Appeasers by Martin Gilbert & Richard Gott
    Case Red - The Collapse of France by Robert Forczyk
    Defending the Rock - Gibraltar & the Second World War by Nicholas Rankin
    National Populism - The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy by Roger Eatwell & Matthew Goodwin
    The Joy of Missing Out - The Art of Self-Restraint in an Age of Excess by Svend Brinkmann

    1. I would love The Joy of Missing Out! And the Ten Thins Video Games Teach Us. Nice list - and it's always lovely when we get books for our birthdays!

    2. People have learnt - the hard way - that they should only buy me things off my Amazon Wish List. Because if they think I'd like it and it isn't on there either they're wrong and I don't like it or I already have it. The odds against it being either are so small that they cannot be calculated with current technology.

    3. YES!! This is why I always just ask for gift cards, so there is no doubling-up on books, and I know I will get something I want to read.

    4. I used to receive apparently random books for Christmas, and when I looked somewhat dubious I was told -- quote -- "You read weird books". But now I receive gift cards or people are recommended to my standing Amazon "Books to watch" list, which is how I check for used copies of books I'm interested in.

    5. I remember one birthday I was given a hardback copy of 'The God Delusion'. When I looked at it they said "We really thought you'd want this".... So I said "Yes, that's why I bought it the day it came out....." Plus (I didn't say) I don't usually buy hardbacks..... [lol]

    6. A book has to be extremely special for me to buy it in hardcover.

    7. I don't understand the 'issue' people have with reading (or other people reading) non-fiction. I suppose they see reading as 'fun' and non-fiction can't be that - so why read it, right? [shakes head]

      I only usually get hardbacks as gifts or if they're on a very good offer - at least 50% off. Of course by the time I get around to reading them they're usually out in paperback and are even cheaper... [lol]

    8. I don't know either, we are all just weirdos reading about the real world I guess! Non-fiction is waaaaaay more fun to me!

      I worked at a bookstore in high school and the discount was good, but after Thanksgiving it was 40% off for three days and I always bought tons of the big hardcover books from the bargain bin. I got tons of great history books that way.

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    1. It was soooooo good, I read it in a matter of hours. I loved loved loved it. So much. SO MUCH!!!!

  4. I am thankful that you introduced me to this idea of keeping track. Only two books in this week: The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal from my subscrption to The Nervous Breakdown Book Club and First Man, a biography of Neil Armstrong, on which the movie First Man was based (we saw the movie on Tuesday, I ordered the book that night from B&N, it arrived on Friday! Have almost finished reading three books, so I am ahead of the game.

  5. A Very Larage Expansive Sea for me this week.


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