Saturday, April 10, 2021

Stacking the Shelves #141

       


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.

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Happy Reading!

Sarah 

21 comments:

  1. One? Wow................ But I think I've made up for that... lapse. A bit of a bumper week really, with a few birthday present books, a few freebies and a selection of books due to an earlier than expected trip to my local big supermarket. In other bad news (for your TBR) we're coming out of lockdown on Monday 12th - hopefully for the LAST time so it'll be a Mall trip and some LONG overdue book purchases...... [grin]. Anyway:

    Fiction:

    Post Captain by Patrick O'Brian
    Menace of the Machine - The Rise of AI in Classic Science Fiction edited by Mike Ashley
    Anthill by E O Wilson
    Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
    Sweet Sweet Revenge LTD by Jonas Jonasson
    The Queens Head by Edward Marston
    Remain Silent by Susie Steiner
    The Gilded Cage by Camilla Lackberg
    The Dirty South by John Connolly

    Non-Fiction:

    The Nanny State Made Me - In Search of a Better Britain by Stuart Maconie
    Beyond - The Astonishing Story of the First Human to Leave our Planet and Journey into Space by Stephen Walker
    Target Patton - The Plot to Assassinate General George S Patton by Robert K Wilcox
    Westworld Psychology - Violent Delights edited by Travis Langley and Wind Goodfriend

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    1. Hooray for ending your lockdown...boo for my precariously stacked TBR...

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  2. Now that looks interesting!

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    1. Just got it two day ago and have not been able to put it down except to sleep. It's fantastic.

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  3. I try not to collect any new books at the moment, though can't often resist. But I'm so slow with my reading and I do want to reduce my TBR pile.

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    1. I could not resist this one, there is so little I know about the French Resistance. I read it in two days, it was so good and heartbreaking and powerful. Otherwise I am trying not to add to my TBR either!

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    2. I know. That's always my downfall. Have you read All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I'm sure you'd like that one, as well.

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    3. I've not read it; I see that it is fiction, is it based on a true story?

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    4. It's fiction, as far as I know not based on a true story. Anthony Doerr received the Pulitzer Prize for it, that's why I read it. But it's a very nice, good written book that doesn't just portray the Germans as monsters but shows that some were victims just as much.

      Maybe you are interested in my review. If so, here is the link.

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    5. I do want to make more room for fiction at some point, so I will keep it in mind. Thank you!

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    6. You're welcome. I'm sure you will enjoy this one, even if you're not that much into fiction.

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    7. I do tend to go for the thrillers when it comes to fiction. However, given my family heritage of being suuuuuuper German on my grandpa's side, I tend to make room for fiction pertaining to WWII and/or The Holocaust specifically.

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    8. Oh, I have read a lot about those subjects and have lots to recommend.

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    9. I will ask for some eventually - I have pretty much exhausted the non-fiction related to the period. I am still slowly but surely making my way through The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer. For a while I would check it out from the library, but someone else was always waiting to get it so I'd have to return it after three weeks, and I would get right in line to read it again. Finally I just bought my own copy. It will take me years.

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    10. I doubt there will ever come a time where there are no new books about this period, even non-fiction. Look how long ago the civil war was, or the Tudors, and people still keep writing.

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    11. Agreed. But there will come a point where no new archives or documents will be uncovered. I don't see that happening for quite a while, seeing as how there are still people living who lived through the period. Perhaps some are keeping a treasure trove of artifacts that will be discovered when they pass and will shed light on something new.

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    12. I doubt that I will still be alive when everything about WWII will have been found. So, I'm sure there will be more and more to read.

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    1. It was a fantastic read, and a topic I know little about, in the French Resistance. What these women went through is horrific, but they stuck together and survived. Such a powerful story.

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  5. I just went crazy last week. Now I am so busy reading I don't feel like posting my list. Two were poetry though, for National Poetry month: William Blake and Nikki Giovanni.

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  6. That is one gorgeous cover. I hope you'll enjoy the book ;)

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