Saturday, August 22, 2015

Stacking The Shelves [173]

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!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

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 Happy Saturday everyone!  Here in my corner of NC, it’s the last weekend before school starts!  (Some private and charter schools began this past week, too.)  I feel like most of “my” teens at the library are ready to be back in school, seeing their friends… even if they’re not in the most studious frame of mind yet!

Myself:  I started grad school this week!  I’m pursuing a Masters of Library and Information Science, which will make me a legit Librarian.  (Right now I’m officially a Teen Library Services Specialist.  A mouthful.)  I’m also getting ready for all kinds of fun fall programs at the library, and trying to decide with the hubby whether or not to take a fall getaway to the mountains.  Who’s ready for pumpkin spice everything?  😉

eARC for Review

Pound for Pound Shannon Kopp

Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman’s Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life by Shannon Kopp–now that I’m a dog owner myself, I love love love books about dogs helping people!  (My dog, btw, only ate half of one library book since my last Stacking the Shelves post.  An improvement.)

New

Overcoming Life's Challenges Bill Crowder Captive Sarah Fine Journal of George Washington 1754

Overcoming Life’s Challenges: Lessons From the Life of Joseph by Bill Crowder

Captive by Sarah Fine (my first ebook purchase!  I’ve only downloaded freebies before this.)

George Washington’s Journal for 1754  by George Washington  (love love love G.W. books!)

Library

Respectable Sins Jerry Bridges March Geraldine Brooks Good and Cheap Leanne Brown Voice on the Radio Caroline B. Cooney Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee Penguins with People Problems Laura Mary Philpott Dodger Terry Pratchett Ana of California Andi Teran

Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate by Jerry Bridges (already read this & it was SO. GOOD.)

March by Geraldine Brooks (I had tried to download the audiobook, and started listening, and it failed about 1/3 of the way in.  So I had to request the hard copy from my library.)

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day by Leanne Brown (who doesn’t want to eat on $4/day?)

The Voice on the Radio by Caroline B. Cooney  (I read the first two books in this series as a teen and loved them, so for nostalgia’s sake I downloaded the audiobook of the third one:  such a good life decision!  I’m loving it.  The whole story came right back to me!)

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee (so much buzz!  Will it live up?)

Penguins With People Problems by Mary Laura Philpott  (adorable!  And humorous!  I already read & recommended to my sister, as we’re both already fans of a similar book, Going for the Bronze.)

Dodger by Terry Pratchett  (this one is taking me longer than I’d like to read, considering it’s YA.  But it’s Terry Pratchett, so every page is enjoyable, and I’ve literally laughed out loud a few times.)

Ana of California by Andi Teran (I love love love love Anne of Green Gables, and this is a modern retelling.  CANNOT wait to try it!)

And you?  What books are you stacking this weeks?  Click on the link to join the fun!

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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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48 People left their mark on “Stacking The Shelves [173]”

  1. Nikki

    I can’t see the usual linkup on this, is that me or is it actually missing?

    I don’t know if I want to read Go Set A Watchman! I mean, it’s bound to be interesting, but it’s really an older draft of Mockingbird that was rejected… I’m not sure how good it’s going to be!
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    • Marie

      Elizabeth, my apologies. I set up the post late last night and a small formatting error made a huge difference in the post- the linksy didn’t show up right away! It’s corrected now. Thank you for leaving your link, and for you patience.
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    • Marie

      Genesis, thank you for leaving your link! The official linksy is up now as well. My apologies- I made a small formatting error, and the button didn’t show up! Must pay better attention to detail next time I host! Happy Saturday!
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  2. Elsi @ Reading in Texas

    Good Saturday morning, Marie. Hope you enjoy your stint in graduate school. I took some graduate library science classes several years ago and loved being back in school. It’s going to be a high priority when I retire! Until then, I’m reading. Interesting combination of books you’ve picked up this week. I adored Dodger — I picked it up for free in this summer’s SYNC audiobook give-away of YA titles. Since you’re so fond of YA literature, you might check out this program.
    Elsi @ Reading in Texas recently posted…Stacking the Shelves (45)

  3. Natalie Westgate

    Congrats on starting school, and good luck 🙂 This is my first week taking part in Stacking The Shelves!

    I’m ready for some pumpkin spice, although it’s always a bit weird having pumpkin pie, smores…and Florida sunshine with all green trees O.o I’m originally from England, and still not really used to no seasons lol!
    Natalie Westgate recently posted…Stacking The Shelves #173

  4. BookAddict

    I’m so scared to read Go Set Watchmen because To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my favorite books. What if it doesn’t live up to it? I’m sure I’ll get around to reading it eventually. I’m just not in a hurry to start it yet, especially with the mixed reviews.
    BookAddict recently posted…Stacking the Shelves 8/22/15

  5. Robert

    Awesome Haul, Marie! If you liked Pound for Pound you may also enjoy Rescuing Sprite. I have to read such books in moderation. When I read them, it seems to stir up the dust around me which makes my eyes water. Honestly, it’s the dust that does it 😉
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