Saturday, June 29, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #53

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!


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    1. I have already finished the one by Bascomb - it was a YA read, which I did not realize until I had it in-hand. But I usually like reading a YA on about a topic I know a lot about, because I can get a good feel whether or not I would recommend it for a younger reader just starting to learn about the topic. It was pretty good. I am not looking forward to the Nagorski one, which will probably be much more details on the heinous crimes of such a murderous regime.

  2. Good to see you're relaxing with some Summer Holiday reading... [grin]

    Oddly I almost bought 'Triumph' this weekend (as its been on my Wish List since I saw the movie of the event 'Race'. I bought a difficult to get naval fiction book instead.

    Not a bad week for me this week:


    Buller's Guns by Richard Hough
    Never Tell by Lisa Gardner
    Heroes by Stephen Fry
    Careless Love by Peter Robinson
    Cold as the Grave by James Oswald


    Footnotes - How Running Makes Us Human by Vybarr Cregan-Reid
    Fleeing Hitler - France 1940 by Hanna Diamond

    1. You know me, any heavy reading and I just can't handle it, lol. I am undecided about how I feel about Triumph. It's an important story, and certainly one that should have dealt a heavy blow to the whole aryan-superiority thing, and even as the massive crowds cheered for him, it did not translate to the wider world outside of the Olympics, and the Holocaust still happened. I would recommend getting it from the library instead of purchasing. There was some repetitive-ness also.

  3. This is getting to be like true confessions but I do thank you for getting me to keep track. I bought 5 books, two by Richard Powers for my challenge: Gain and Galatea 2.2. The good thing is I am sure I will read them over the next two months. Then someone's blog post made me remember I had been meaning to read the final two books in Carlos Ruiz Zafon's Cemetery of Lost Books series, so since I was in a bookstore for one of my reading groups I bought them in paperback: Prisoner of Heaven and Labyrinth of the Spirits. Finally my subscription book club, The Nervous Breakdown put the July book in my mailbox: A Girl Goes Into a Forest, short stories, not my favorite, we'll see. So far this week I have only finished one book but I am ripping through the final Harry Potter book. That will be two library books finished. I respect your library haul!

    1. Thank you Judy - we must keep each other on track or we will get buried by our stacks. I enjoy your responses to this post each week, because we have so many similar interests and points of view. I am so glad you stumbled upon my blog, thanks to CK!

  4. Ironically, Nazis featured in my week too, reading Valkyrie!

    1. I saw that you had just read a book about Valkyrie! We must be on the same wavelength this week.

  5. I read the Nazi Hunters by Nagorski. Really excellent book.

    1. I have heard good things about it. I stopped reading about the Holocaust for a long time after my daughter was born, I simply could not handle the trauma and cruelty, I was constantly crying. But I am slowly wading back into the pool, because we have to remember these horrors, or they will continue to happen over and over and over.


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