Saturday, July 4, 2015

Stacking The Shelves [166]

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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Happy Fourth of July!  I’ll be joining millions of Americans in barbecuing, hanging out with friends and family, and then watching some fireworks.   And it’s a day off work!  While I love “my” teens at the library, it’s also nice to have a day off, you know?  Speaking of work… a shout out to all the summer librarians out there!  Where I am, we’re in it to the elbows (at least!) with all kinds of Summer Reading fun, and I know we’re not alone.  So here’s a toast to everyone out there planning & leading summer library programs!

Ya’ll are probably getting used to my rather long lists when it’s my turn to host; it’s very hard to work in a library and not bring home all the books.  I think I kept my book stack to a reasonable level this time!  It’s been about a month since my last hosting, and I only have two new purchases and seven library loans.

Wrath Dawn Renee Ahdieh Fireflies Book Brett Ortler


The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh:  In June, I hosted Renee Ahdieh, Carrie Ryan, and Brendan Reichs at my library.  It was such a fun evening!  As the authors talked about their books, this one really caught my eye as one to have.

The Fireflies Book by Brett Ortler:  Also in June, I went on a camping trip with some family and friends to see a special fireflies spectacle in the Great Smoky Mountains.  There’s this phenomenon that only happens in this one place at this one time of the year:  thousands of fireflies all blinking in unison!  I don’t have words for how cool this experience was.  Whenever a gift shop presents itself to me, I have to find a book for more information on the place I’m visiting!

Mug Meals Dina Cheney Orthodoxy GK Chesterton Nightingale Kristin Hannah Red Jacky Collis Harvey New Moon Stephenie Meyer Daughter of Deep Silence Carrie Ryan Nimona Noelle Stevenson


Mug Meals by Dina Cheney:  Once a month I do a cooking program at my library, and I’m thinking some of these would be fun to try with the teens!

Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton:  This one came from a recommendation, but it looks pretty information-dense.  Might take me a little bit to get around to.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah:  Another one from recommendation!  On my personal blog, I’m doing the PopSugar Reading Challenge, and I needed “a book that made you cry.”  This one came with the recommendation for potential to fulfill that!

Red: A History of the Redhead by Jacky Collis Harvey:  Does this one need explanation?  😉

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer:  Despite all the hype years back, I never read this series.  I’m doing it on audiobook during the commute, and the reader was really good.

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan:  As I mentioned above, I met the author last month.  I was able to try her book out through my library.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson:  Another recommendation!  One character on the front cover is a redhead, so that’s a good sign.  😉

What about you?  What did you bring home this week?  Leave a link below by clicking on the link-up or leaving a comment.

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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. Angelica @ Paperback Princess

    Marie I am so envious of your job! Not to mention it seems to be a fantastic library that hosts amazing Authors, so definitely double envy LOL I don’t work at the library and I’ve got a whole bookshelf, double row and I still manage to bring home new releases from the library 🙁

    I’ve been looking forward to reading The Wrath & The Dawn but my recent library acquisition was All the Bright Places and A Court of Thorns & Roses.

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    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
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  2. vvb

    Plan to get The Wrath and The Dawn soon, too. I’ve seen only a handful of fireflies at one time and event then they are spectacular. I was surpassed how slow moving they were and how you could easily catch one. Mug Meals looks interesting as the hunt for interesting recipes are always on. Happy reading 😉
    vvb recently posted…Stacking the Shelves – 7.4.15

  3. Elsi @ Reading in Texas

    Hello Marie — have you ever heard of the Queen Kumquat Sashay in Orlando? It was a parade of sorts. The queen of the parade was selected from the crowd, the only requirement being “kumquat-colored tresses (red hair), either natural or from a bottle.” Sadly, the Queen Kumquat Sashay is no more.

    Only seven books borrowed from the library in a month? Remarkable restraint there!
    Elsi @ Reading in Texas recently posted…Stacking the Shelves (39)

  4. andrea heltsley

    I still really liked the Twilight books. I also can’t wait for The Daughter of Deep Silence. It’s on the waitlist at my library, so I have to be patient. Great picks! <3

  5. Jo

    Great haul! I love the sound of Red! Have you read The Roots of Desire: The Myth, Meaning and Sexual Power of Red Hair by Marion Roach? It’s brilliant! Looks at the myths and the history, but also really digs into the genetics. Really fascinating book! 🙂
    Jo recently posted…Review: 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger

  6. Robert

    I really liked the Twilight books and thought Ilyana Kadushin did a wonderful job narrating the story. I’ll have to check out Red: A History of the Redhead. It’s almost a must considering the Scottish side of my heritage(and my mother’s original hair color).
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  7. Jamie

    Great haul! I get in trouble at the library as well. I am a volunteer ans often checking books in/out or shelving books so it is so easy to see books that catch my eyes.
    Jamie recently posted…Stacking the Shelves 86

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