Saturday, May 29, 2021

Stacking the Shelves #148

     


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by 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.

Library Treasure

Durham Treasure
Happy Reading!
Sarah

10 comments:

  1. So..... 2nd vaccine shot on Friday @ a venue in 'town' so I could do some shopping whilst there and check on my fave local independent bookshop (which had survived!). Hit 'town' early so I had plenty of time to pick up a few things. I think this is where you need to take a DEEP breath..... [lol]

    Fiction:

    The Bear Pit by S G MacLean
    Many Rivers To Cross by Peter Robinson
    Five Strangers by E V Adamson
    Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
    To Gospel of Loki by Joanne M Harris
    An English Ghost Story by Kim Newman
    The Ice Soldier by Paul Watkins
    The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
    Doing Time by Jodi Taylor
    Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
    Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
    Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

    Non-Fiction:

    Eamon De Valera - A Will to Power by Ronan Fanning
    Burning the Books - A History of Knowledge Under Attack by Richard Ovenden
    The Apprentice - Trump, Russia and the Subversion of Democracy by Greg Miller
    Secret Pigeon Service - Operation Columba, Resistance and the Struggle to Liberate Europe by Gordon Corera
    Priests De La Resistance - The Loose Canons who Fought Fascism in the 20th Century by Fergus Butler-Gallie
    Forgotten Continent - A History of the New Latin America by Michael Reid
    Losing Eden - Why our Minds Need the Wild by Lucy Jones
    The Lost Continent - Europe's Darkest Hour Since World War Two by Gavin Hewitt
    Harrier 809 - Britain's Legendary Jump Jet and the Untold Story of the Falklands War by Rowland White
    Women Who Dared to Break All the Rules by Jeremy Scott
    Dunkirk by A D Divine
    The Future is History - How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen
    The World After the War - America Confronts the British Superpower, 1945-1957 by Derek Leebaert

    I think that'll keep me going... for a while..... [lol] You can breath again now!

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    1. DUDE! I was genuinely so worried about what your list would look like this week! I see some that I am interested in but will await your review first. Women Who Dared, though...I am all over that one! Though I am not cool with Coco Chanel and her love of Nazis, blech. Outstanding work, my friend. This is fantastic list of new treasures.

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    2. Yeah, I read about Chanel in the Paris women book I reviewed recently. She was definitely NOT cool! I was so amused by the 'Priests De La Resistance' book I just HAD to buy it. i mean... TWO puns in the same title and they're both funny. [lol] The other one I'm pleased with is the Dunkirk book, published in 1945 and authored by one of the 'small boat' captains that crossed the English Channel to pick up soldiers off the beach. I do love me some 'I was there' narratives.

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    3. I might be interested in the Dunkirk one then. I know nothing about the event but the basic facts that everyone knows.

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    4. As part of my 'Britain Alone' set of books I have about 5-6 Dunkirk related works to read/review. I'm sure that both of us will know a LOT more about it when I've been through them! [lol]

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    5. Most definitely. Looking forward ot the reviews!

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  2. The girls are all so nice here sounds like a line from Mean Girls! Stay clear!!

    Elza Reads

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    1. I love Mean Girls, it is one of my favorite movies. The Girls Are All So Nice Here was awful and I wish I had not wasted time reading it! I already posted my review: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.blogspot.com/2021/05/book-review-girls-are-all-so-nice-here.html

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  3. Ah just found Stacking the Shelves is over at Reading Reality now. Or has been all along I guess? Shows what I know. :) Anyway The Girls Are All So Nice Here lol sounds pretty awesome!

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    1. They have co-hosted it for a really long time. Our links have always posted on both blogs but when Tynga's Reviews went offline, I just began posting there.

      The Girls Are All So Nice Here is AWFUL. I already posted my review: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.blogspot.com/2021/05/book-review-girls-are-all-so-nice-here.html

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