Saturday, September 10, 2022

Stacking the Shelves #209

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.

Prime First Reads

BookSirens ARC

Library Treasures

Happy Reading!


  1. I picked a different First Read I think but I don't remember which one. I occasionally find an ARC on Book Reads also. Hope you enjoy them.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

    1. Thanks, Terrie! I am never very sure how a First Reads will turn out for me - I am pretty picky about my fiction and will never choose anything outside the thriller category, and they almost never have non-fiction. Such a bummer. Hope you liked your pick this month!

  2. Okay I went to look up The Hike and yeah that sounds fun. :)

  3. Wonder how The Hike is. I like the cover and title. Enjoy.

    1. So far I like it. Not halfway yet though, and things can always change. But so far, so good!

  4. The Hike sounds like it will be a page turner. I haven't checked out the Prime First Reads yet for this month. I tend to wait until it's too late and miss out. I hope you enjoy your reading and have a great week!

    1. I am liking it so far. I have such hit-or-miss experiences with First Reads, so my expectations are always suuuuuuuper low.

  5. They look good. I especially like the look of the library one!

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:

    1. I am so excited to get to that one! I love reading about libraries nearly as much as I love going to them.

  6. The Crime spree continues, eh? [grin]

    A BUMPER crop from me this week as I, as planned, visited my fave Indie bookshop as a treat post-dentist visit. But the *good* news is that I don't think you'll be interested in much of what I picked up. So...


    A Brief History of the Battle of Agincourt by Christopher Hibbert
    Roads to Berlin - Detours & Riddles in the Lands & History of Germany by Cees Nooteboom
    Splitting - The Inside Story of Headaches by Amanda Ellison
    Footprints - In Search of Future Fossils by David Farrier


    Darkness Falls From the Air by Nigel Balchin
    The Late Monsieur Gallet by Georges Simenon
    Weekend at Thrackley by Alan Melville
    Moonrise - The Golden Age of Lunar Adventures edited by Mike Ashley
    Nature's Warnings - Classic Stories of Eco-Science Fiction edited by Mike Ashley
    Lost Mars - The Golden Age of the Red Planet edited by Mike Ashley
    Menace of the Monster - Classic Tales of Creatures From Beyond edited by Mike Ashley
    How To Stop Time by Matt Haig
    The Humans by Matt Haig
    The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson
    Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
    Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

    1. I was about to very upset with you, buddy. But I misread your fiction and non-fiction stacks, so you're lucky! I am curious about the headaches one, and if it delves into migraines? I have stress-induced-a-typical migraines and they are a bitch. Feels like the whole right side of my face is melting when one comes on. Luckily they've been (mostly) under control for the last seven years or so, but I think I am due for a med check soon. Headaches are occurring more frequently which has almost never happened since I started the meds. It's a literal pain.

      Sometimes I use true crime as a palette cleanser...that's weird, right?

    2. I'm intending on reading the headaches books soon(ish). Certainly before Christmas. I assume it's going to cover migraines. It would be odd if it didn't. I've had headaches at least since my teens. Part of that was my eyesight and I've had glasses since around 1976. I thought that part of it was the odd spell of caffeine withdrawal but now I'm not so sure. I've barely had a headache in the last 2+ years.... ever since I retired..... So I'm starting to think they might have been produced by lack of enough sleep and stress.... The last book I read on migraines was written in the 1970's so I'm hoping that this one is more informative [grin] I'll let you know if I can recommend it to you.

    3. Ha, yes, I am sure there have been some advancement in understanding migraines since the 70s :)

      Mine are definitely stress-related. They always begin above the top right side of my right eye, and sometimes if they are bad enough, radiate down the whole side of my face and skull and to my neck, hence the face-melting feeling I get. Before meds it was so unbearable, I'd be in so much pain I would throw up. All lights and sounds had to be off and all I could do to cure it was to sleep - except for the fact that I struggle to sleep without noise in the background (basically, before Eleanor and whenever she is with her dad, I fall asleep to Friends every night on the lowest volume possible where I can just barely hear what they're saying. I've seen the series dozens of times, so it is one I love but that I know won't keep me awake since I have seen it so many times).

      Definitely want to know what you think of the book, let me know!

  7. True Crimes Stories sounds great! I need to snag myself a copy!

    1. I liked his first volume, which I also got on BookSirens - we might have talked about it? I was impressed with the stories he chose, and how he was not sensationalistic or gross about the crimes. I was psyched to see his second volume out so soon.

  8. I hope you enjoy all of these when you get a chance to read them. Have a wonderful week!


Thanks for visiting my little book nook. I love talking books so leave a comment and let's chat!