Friday, April 6, 2018

Stacking the Shelves 14

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 treat shows how much of an addiction I really have when it comes to acquiring my precious books.

I had an exceptionally large haul this week. Now I can see why my mom thinks I need therapy for my addiction.

Loaned From My Pastor
I actually got this one last week after the Good Friday service but totally forgot to include it the next morning in my STS #13. I absolutely love finding historical accounts relating to Jesus from across other cultures and places.


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I finally had to give in and just buy Shirer's book. I have been reading it for YEARS now. It's a massive tome and while our library system allows us to renew books up to three times after the initial check-out, someone else is ALWAYS waiting so I never actually get to renew it and have to get back in line again and again.

This set arrived on Wednesday and I was horribly disappointed that the cover of A Mother's Reckoning was damaged so I promptly returned it for a new copy. I used Columbine as my First Line Friday post this week. I have been avoiding this book for years. It's time.

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Half Price Books
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This might be the very cutest book ever. Like, waaaaaay cuter than The Day the Crayons Quit (which I thought I really liked, until I read this one). We've already read it about one hundred times. Eleanor never stops laughing about the "fuzzy butt" line and you can see my review HERE.

Happy Reading!


  1. That's a *good* haul. No wonder people think you have problems! [lol]

    Mine was better than expected this week. As I had the week off (birthday excuse) I hit the same two bookshops as last time thinking they couldn't *possibly* have as many for me this time. Wrong!


    Hard to be a God by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky
    How it Ended by Jay McInerney
    Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
    The Child Thief by Dan Smith
    The Undertaking by Audrey Magee
    The Infernal Device by Michael Kurland
    The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
    Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov
    The Mammoth Book of the End of the World edited by Mike Ashley
    Conspirators by Michael Andre Bernstein
    Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


    Six Minutes in May - How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister by Nicholas Shakespeare
    Selfie - How the World Became Self-Obsessed by Will Storr
    Killers of the Flower Moon - Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
    The Shortest History of Germany by James Hawes
    The Garments of Court and Palace - Machiavelli and the World He Made by Phillip Bobbitt
    Michael Collins and the Troubles - The Struggle for Irish Freedom 1912-1922 by Ulick O'Connor
    Suffragette - My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst
    Camelot's Court - Inside the Kennedy White House by Robert Dallek
    Brunel - The Man Who Built the World by Steven Brindle
    Heretic Queen - Queen Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion by Susan Ronald
    The Consolations of Economics - Good News in the Wake of the Financial Crisis by Gerard Lyons
    Einstein's Greatest Mistake - The Life of a Flawed Genius by David Bodanis
    Proust and the Squid - The Story and Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf
    The Unthinkable - Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why by Amanda Ripley
    Our Man in Charleston - Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South by Christopher Dickey

    Oh, and there's 4 more (for *next* Saturday's list!) already in the mail to me.... [lol]

    1. Happy Happy Birthday to you!

      Most excellent list - and isn't it great when you go into a bookshop with zero expectations and come out with heaps and heaps of treasure?! Heretic Queen and Camelot's Court were already on my TBR, but I added a few more. This slop drip is working out splendidly.

      And yes, Mom is about ready to have me stamped 'Certifiable' for the amount of books I have acquired lately. BUT, almost none have been purchased at full price and so many are even free/borrowed. I really AM trying to be responsible here. I am about 37% successful right now.

  2. Wow, you got so much awesome-looking nonfiction. There’s no such thing as too many books. I hope you enjoy all these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thank you - I keep telling my mom that but she remains unconvinced. Ah well, there are worse things to be addicted to. Thanks for coming by!

    2. You can never be too rich, too good looking or have too many books..... [lol]

    3. EXACTLY! And my mom is (mostly) joking, but to be fair, as I get more books, the apartment will get smaller.

  3. Faith of our Fathers looks great, I'd love to see accounts of Jesus from other cultures as well. SUPER interesting. I'll bet The Case for God is good. And the Lothbrok/ Vikings book as well...

    Anything about megaliths/ ruins usually works for me too. :)

    1. I can hardly put it down but at the same time I am absolutely terrified I am somehow going to ruin the book! My pastor loaned it to me and let me bring it home to read - it is tough to find at a low cost these days.

      I grabbed The Case for God because I am trying to give Armstrong another chance. I love works about Christianity and the history and the Bible, but have been disappointed and even a bit bored with some of her other work.

      As for the megaliths and any kind of these ancient worship sites, they are like candy to me! I've been to Stonehenge and inside the structure at Newgrange, and I so badly want to go to the lesser known sites and learn about them as well.

      Thanks for coming by!

    2. I've read a book *about* Armstrong but (I think) only one book *by* her which I thought was pretty good:

      A Short History of Myth (2005).

      I read it ages ago but remember it being pretty good which much food for thought.

    3. I'll check it out. She is just so hit and miss for me sometimes.

  4. Wow, you've hauled so many! Some of those look really, really cool. Enjoy :)

    1. Yes, this was an exceptionally large haul last week and I have to basically acquire nothing this week because...seriously. This was out of control, lol

  5. Lots of gorgeous books. I would love to read Hell's Princess. I hope you enjoy all of these. So many books, so little time. Have a great week.

    Mary my #SundayRoundup #13!

    1. Hell's Princess is still available with Kindle Unlimited - there is so much I still want to know that we really won't ever, but what a story. I had never heard of her before this. It was a fairly quick read, maybe you can squeeze it in somewhere among all your other reads!

  6. Some really interesting looking subjects in amongst your haul this week. I'd like to read some of these school shooting books if time ever allows. Mrs Simpson interests me a lot-we should be thanking her for keeping Edward, a Nazi sympathiser off the Throne!

    1. This haul was definitely a book rampage! I just got an email tonight that they are shipping my new undamaged copy of A Mother's Reckoning and it will be here on Thursday. Reading 'Columbine' left me with a few more questions, but I feel like it was pretty through; I ended up reading it in a couple of hours. It's such a hard topic, and even harder now as a mom with a little one in school.

      Yes, for whatever a nightmare she was for the royal family, I am so glad he abdicated!


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