Saturday, May 9, 2015

Stacking The Shelves 158

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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I’ve been away from home on vacay this past week, so my stack is a bit shorter than usual.  As always, lots of great library finds, plus a few purchases.  What did you bring home this week?  Use the link below to share!


Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel.  This one was actually a freebie.  I work in a library, and folks will often leave books on a table in the break room for others to read and enjoy.  Like a book exchange.

Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand.  This is one my hubby purchased while we were away.  He was near the end of his current read when we arrived in D.C., and he was afraid he’d finish it without another book ready to go, so we stopped by the local Barnes & Noble.  I will of course read it after him.  🙂

Take Note! George Washington the Reader by Amanda C. Isaac.  I purchased this at Mt. Vernon.  It’s all about the books that George Washington read and loved.

Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs.  This was another last-minute Barnes & Noble buy by the hubby.  We love the show Bones, so we’re both looking forward to reading this one.  (We actually stayed so very busy sightseeing on our vacation that the hubby never finished the original book that he packed, let alone either of the two we purchased!)

From the Library:

Where Valor Rests by Rick Atkinson, James Balog, Dave Black, David Burnett, Bruce Dale, David Alan Harvey, Brian Lanker, and Creighton Adams.  I got this one just before we left for D.C.  It’s a beautiful and thoughtful book about Arlington National Cemetery.

The Wedding Gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden.

A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes.  Another book requested because we love the TV show!

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.  On my personal blog, I’m working through the PopSugar Reading Challenge, and one checklist item is “a book published the year you were born.”  This book fit that checklist item, and it’s a classic that I’ve never read.

Donna Bell’s Bake Shop by Pauley Perrette, Darren Greenblatt, and Matthew Sandusky.  This is a baked-goods cookbook (YUM) by a star of the TV show NCIS, which we love.  Man, I get a lot of my reading from TV, don’t I?

Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith.  I got this one on CD, and the narrator has this lovely, melodic accent.  So soothing, even during rush hour madness!

The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens.  Another one on CD.

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis.  I’ve heard nothing but praise about these graphic novels!  As a former Girl Scout camp counselor, I’m looking forward to plenty of laughs with this one.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed.  My sister-in-law recommended, and she hasn’t steered me wrong yet!

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud.  I got this one on CD too.  This is my first Jonathan Stroud novel, and I’m excited.  I hear nothing but praise for his writing.  I’m about halfway through the book as I write this post, and it is definitely going well.

And you?  What books did you bring home this week?  Click the link below to share your stack!


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My name is Marie and I live, work, and play in NC. I'm so fortunate to have a job that is so much fun, working in Teen Services in a library. I'll give nearly any author at least one try, but my first love is YA. I've especially enjoyed all the great dystopian fiction that's come out in the last few years!

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  1. Elizabeth

    I make many of my reading choices based on TV also. I read all the Kathy Reichs when she first started and stopped for a few years, but I have the newest ARC to review.
    I’m going to try Lumberjanes. I don’t read many graphic novels, but I always enjoy them when I do.
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  2. Elsi

    Wow, Marie! You took a lot of books from the library. You should enjoy the audio The Tears of the Giraffe. All the recordings of McCall Smith’s Number 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency are very well done.
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  3. Sherry @ the BloggityBLOG

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    I remember reading Like Water for Chocolate in high school! I didn’t like it if I remember correctly. Seeing it hear makes me think of all the books they make you read in high school. I first read Gatsby there and it’s now one of my absolute favs!

    Thanks for sharing ;P
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  4. BiblioJunkies

    I almost bought a copy of Like Water For Chocolate from the library. I thought the movie was so well done and I’ve always been curious about the book. But alas, I had no cash on me. I still plan on reading it one day! enjoy your books! ~ Bel

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