Saturday, December 12, 2020

Stacking the Shelves #124


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.

Library Treasures

None! This has not happened in MONTHS!

Happy Reading!


  1. Actually... according to your own STS posts... This is the FIRST time you have NOTHING to report! But then again you:

    a) Have other things on your mind right now
    b) Can't leave the house.... So.....

    But I think I might just have made up for your slacking [grin] with my pre-Christmas Mall trip, so..


    Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
    The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
    The Peripheral by William Gibson
    Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman


    Underland - A Deep Time Journey by Robert MacFarlane
    Our Man in New York - The British Plot to Bring America into the Second World War by Henry Hemming
    The Art of Rest - How to Find Respite in the Modern Age by Claudia Hammond
    The Prime Ministers - Reflections on Leadership from Wilson to Johnson by Steve Richards
    Nightmare at Scapa Flow - The Truth about the Sinking of HMS Royal Oak by H J Weaver
    Our Uninvited Guests - Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Times in the Country Houses of Wartime Britain by Julie Summers
    The True Story of the Great Escape - Stalag Luft III, March 1944 by Jonathan F Vance
    Moneyball - The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
    Uncrowned Queen - The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch by Nicola Tallis

    I have one more in the post (mail is slower than usual ATM because EVERYONE is sending rather than delivering Christmas presents) but that'll be the last (most probably) book of the year.

    Hope you're both well!

    1. That's true - this has never happened since I started posting this. Yikes! I have had such a steady stream of books to pick up from the library, but now of the three holds I have left two are not published yet and one I am 12th on 6 copies, so maybe next week or the week after? We did use curbside pick-up this week once, at our fave branch and we let them know Eleanor and I were both in quarantine. But our fave librarian and good friend came out to the car to bring us our books and we got to chat with another human for a bit NOT through a phone or tablet screen, so that was nice.

      Margaret Beaufort is SO intriguing. I have that book on my TBR, and I appreciate your stunning haul this week.

  2. I too made a modest addition of one after last week's haul:
    The Killer by Tom Wood, first in a CIA thriller series. I learned about this author from CyberKitten!!

    1. [grin] I *do* hope I don't regret recommending it to you!

    2. CK - you've not steered me wrong yet, so I think you are safe. I think it is so cool how we have all 'known' each other long enough here that we can really recommend books to one another that we know we will all enjoy - all without ever having known each other in "real life'.

  3. Yikes! I'm kinda between books also...

    1. I am also trying to finish up these ARCs that have been on my 'reading' list for months. I have three books left on hold at the library. Two still have not been officially published yet and one I am like 12th on 6 copies or something. But I am making progress anyway, even without new treasures.

  4. i don't "acquire" books like you all do. i just get them from Gutenberg or from my own stash, mostly, but i have been dithering for several weeks over future posts and what exactly to do to participate in Howling Frog's old-SF challenge... exciting times, haha...

    1. Gutenberg counts! You are acquiring a new book you did not have before!


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