Friday, February 9, 2018

Stacking the Shelves 6

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 in the last 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, you get the idea. If nothing else, this weekly treat shows how much of an addiction I really have when it comes to acquiring my precious books.


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What goodies did you find this week? Let me know!

Happy Reading,


  1. This week for me was all about books arriving in series I'm already following! Exciting!

  2. Interesting! A Lincoln book that focuses on his life prior to politics..

    I bought a loved-but-lent-and-lost collection of short stories on ebay called "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", and read it promptly after dinner last night. It came with another book, a curious collection of animal verses called, "Not for Children"

    My book-buying ban does not apply to books I already own. Besides, Amazon was selling used copies at $20-$30, and someone had just posted this one on ebay for $5!

    1. I am super excited to get into that one! I know so little about his life before the presidency, specifically his law career. I gained greater insight with the book I read a few weeks ago about his family life, which was great.

      I really like the fact that you, like me, can justify any book purchase for seemingly illogical (to everyone else) reasons. Enjoy!

  3. Hmm, Queer Magic and Bible Lands both look interesting to me.

    1. I've started Queer Magic and it is pretty interesting, but I also feel like I need some companion books, because it does not read as wholly academic. And it is definitely geared more toward those in the LGBT+ community, of which I am an Ally, not a member. If that makes sense. The history presented is very interesting.

      I am such a sucker for books about Biblical lands and Biblical archaeology. I can't get enough and I want to go to these places and I wish it was safer to do so!

  4. I actually bought books this week - and that's before my planned shopping trip on Wednesday. They were:

    Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain by Julian Glover
    Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India by Shashi Tharoor
    Utopia for Realists and How We can get There by Rutger Bregman
    The Owl always Hunts at Night by Samuel Bjork
    The Store by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
    Defectors by Joseph Kanon
    A Dark so Deadly by Stuart MacBride
    Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan

    1. Uh-oh, is that going to cut into your big spending-spree coming up?? I am seriously so psyched to see what you find. I am also adding the Man of Iron book to my TBR.

    2. Oh, I shouldn't think it will have *any* effect on my planned trip on Wednesday. Everything I bought this week was brand new. The shops I'm intending to visit have (generally) older books. I guess we'll see next week! I'll try not to let you down [grin]

    3. Good, good. You had me entirely too worried for a moment!

      I have gradually grown to really enjoy secondhand book shops, but more so for books I intend to sell back or give away. My collection of Eleanor of Aquitaine books remain a priority in the 'must be brand new' column, which makes them a tad expensive sometimes.

      I just know you're going to find some great treasures, I can't wait to see them!

  5. Would you believe I actually hauled nothing this week! :D I am so proud :D

  6. Lots of interesting books you got here! I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  7. I love that you find such unusual books! The Lincoln one looks particularly interesting.

    Stephanie Jane @ Literary Flits

    1. I am really loving it so far! It's written from the perspective of his stenographer who documented the trial. It is a tough one to put down.


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