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Hello! Marie here. It’s been a few weeks since the last time I hosted Stacking the Shelves, so I’ve got a pretty big stack to share! I’m a huge fan of using my public library, so I get a lot of books there. I think I’d be totally broke if I had to buy all of the books I read! I’ve been really busy lately getting ready for Christmas, but I’m about done with all my holiday to-do’s and am looking forward to some reading time between Christmas and New Years. What will you be reading over the holidays?
First, we have my advanced copies. In the last few weeks I’ve received copies of Deviate by Tracy Clark and The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith. I’ll be reviewing Deviate the week of March 3rd, so watch for that! And I don’t know much about The Alex Crow, but I thought Winger was brilliant and I can’t wait to try another Andrew Smith novel!
Next, we have tons of library books! I love to crochet and knit, so I always try to sneak a peek at all the new pattern books that the library buys. And because my projects don’t always go 100% according to plan, I thought that CraftFail might be an entertaining read! My aunt just read it, and she said it made her laugh out loud, and feel better about her own fails. The Maker Movement Manifesto is a nonfiction read. At work, I’m starting a program for teens with lots of hacking and coding and robot-making, and also helping build a physical makerspace for all ages. I’m interested in what the author has to say as far as predictions for what programs and activities can be done in these contexts. Fifty Shades Darker is on CD, for my commute. I felt pretty lukewarm about Fifty Shades of Grey, but figured it wouldn’t hurt to finish out the trilogy just to see where it goes. And Forbidden has been on my “to-read” radar since October. I meant to read it before I met the author in November, but I ran out of time. There’s never enough time for all the books!
Continuing with the library books, I have a book of animal hat crochet patterns, and a craft book using upcycled old books. Hubby and I are both rather bookish, so bookish decor totally works in our home. The Reading Promise is nonfiction, and was recommended to me by my sister-in-law. I continued to read aloud with my mom through high school, and I just know this book will melt my heart. A coworker recommended Dorothy Must Die. More accurately, she told me that I MUST read it NOW. And The Map of the Sky was recommended to me by my aunt. However, it’s the 2nd in a series, so I might not get to it right away. Got to read the first book first.
And finishing up the library books… The House of Hades was on CD for the commute. I’ve actually already read it and written the review; you’ll see that here soon. I thought The Complete Peanuts was the complete Peanuts when I requested it… didn’t read the subtitle: 1993-1994. It’s still a really hefty book! Turns out there’s a bajillion Peanuts strips, so they released them in 2-year blocks. But it’s been fun to look back at the older strips. Vest Bets is another needlework book. I’ve been wanting a sweater vest for a little while now. Forever is also on CD. I’m listening to it right now, actually, and I’m feeling a bit lukewarm about it. Maybe because it’s immediately following a really great audiobook (The House of Hades)?
And finally, we have my new purchases. Guy in Real Life is a nice hardcover, but then I read it and didn’t find it as awesome as I thought it would be. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass is paperback, but it is AWESOME. I want to recommend it to all the teens. It’s not even a hard sell, with that title!
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