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?
Now that's a FOCUSED book haul! I look forward to your reviews. I have the Morris book (as well as 5-6 other (unread) books on 1066 and all That... The JFK assassination is probably too obscured with myth and conspiracy theory to be easily understood - so good luck with that one!ReplyDelete
Only two (very different) books for me this week:
SAS Storm Front - The Regiment's Greatest Battle by Rowland White
Sharp - The Women who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Michelle Dean
I go on these mini-benders lately where I find a book on my TBR that the library has, and then find five more books on the same topic, also on my TBR (usually), so it makes for very specific hauls!Delete
JFK's assassination is so hard to accept sometimes. I am not a huge conspiracy nut, but I have a hard time believing that Oswald just thought up this plan and carried it out. Though, I read the Clint Hill book, and he states unequivocally that Oswald was the shooter - based on what he observed as it was taking place. Hill was one of the secret service agents assigned to Jackie, and in the videos from that day, he is the agent you see running to climb on the back of the car to protect Jackie and JFK. I want to believe him, but he was also a government employee, so it is hard to know what the truth is, if we ever knew any of it at all.
Oooooh I really like your book haul! The Norman Conquest is something I'd be interested in as well. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks! I love reading about 1066, though I am partial to those Anglo-Saxons. It is so easy to think about how different the world might be had the Normans not been successful. But then we might never have known who Eleanor of Aquitaine was, so even though I call him William the Bastard, I accept his victory, no matter how begrudgingly.Delete
Ah... A woman after my own heart. I always refer to the Anglo-Saxon's as 'we' or 'us' despite being of Celtic heritage (Southern Ireland). Hastings was a very close run thing and I'm really sorry that Harold was defeated after his smashing Northern victory. I think European history would have been very different if William had been driven into the sea like he should've been.Delete
Right?! The whole of Europe might look very, very different - even today. I think had Harold continued to rule as he did, he could have been a good king. Every time I read about Hastings I find myself telling Harold to cool his heels an wait for reinforcements before marching on from Stamford. Oddly enough, it never works and the outcome is always the same.Delete
Have you read 1066 Turned Upside Down? It's a great little collection of alternative history stories - some very plausible and some completely unexpected. I really enjoyed it.
I haven't read 1066 TUD but I think I've read a few stories where Harold won. I think I might have at least 4 unread books about the events hidden in various book piles. It's a very intriguing time in British history on unlike 1940 and the Battle of Britain.Delete
I really liked it, so definitely give it a try! It explored so many options - Edgar taking the throne (he was the rightful king after all) with Harold's support, Harald winning at Stamford, and a whole host of others I do not want to spoil because they were really out there and fun.Delete
I think the Sicily book would be fascinating.ReplyDelete
I hope so. It is a region I know so little about - aside from the mafia stories that I read so often.Delete
Lots of great looking books on your haul this week!ReplyDelete
Thanks Chuckles! I have finished a couple already, no surprise there!Delete
I don't think I could ever read that much nonfiction in a short time but you sure got an interesting pile of it there!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I am done with a few already, but have also been trying to get reviews written that I am waaaaaaaaaay behind on, so it is slow going in that department.Delete