Saturday, September 12, 2015

Stacking The Shelves [176]

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 Saturday, everybody!!  Autumn is just around the corner and that means Halloween is just around the corner.  I got a couple of titles to help set the spirit along with a couple of other books that looked interesting.

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Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris and Tales from the Nightside by Simon R. Green are definitely a couple of titles to start getting one in the mood for Halloween.  I may have more to say on those books later. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab can also help set the tone for that holiday and I’ve already let you know my thoughts here.

The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle takes me back to where I got my love of detective stories with yet another Sherlock Holmes mystery. I even got a more modern take on murder mystery with Death and the Redheaded Woman by Loretta Ross.  It’s not a real heavy story but, it’s very entertaining.

The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah was a surprise discovery.  It’s set in World War II France and gives us a peek into the war-torn country.  Ms. Hannah allows us to see French society in the microcosm of one French family.  It is one of the more touching and poignant stories I’ve read this year.

My lovely bride has treated me again, this time with the Divergent box set.  I have yet to read any of the books or even see the movies.  Odd since one of my nephew’s is an extra in the second movie.

So, please, let me know what mysteries, myths and memoirs have made it on to your shelves!

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Robert is a husband, dad, electronics technician, and National Novel Writing Month winner. He is an avid fan of science fiction, fantasy, and paranormal (fiction or non-fiction) in books, movies or TV.

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  1. Stacey Brutger

    Oh, you picked some great books. I’m still trying to get through the Charlaine Harris series myself.

    I have the first three Divergent books – I didn’t even know they made a fourth. I’ve only read the first one, but I enjoyed it. I thought the movies were pretty good, too.

    Happy Reading!
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    • Robert

      Thanks, Laura! I look forward to diving into the Divergent series once I get caught up on couple of other projects. It’s coming up on the busiest part of the year at work so, lunch (and maybe dinner)breaks may be my only chances to keep up!
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    • Robert

      I’ve been going through the Sookie Stackhouse series one book per month and I’m up to the 5th book. Like A Game of Thrones, True Blood followed a lot of the main story lines and themes but, some parts and characters were changed, not used or even highlighted more in the HBO series. I have enjoyed each on it’s own merits. They are both just good, campy fun entertainment.
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  2. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Oh wow! That’s cool about your nephew! I still need to read Four myself. I enjoyed the books despite the series ending. Besides Dead as a Doornail these are basically new to me reads! Hope you enjoy them all!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂
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  3. Tanya

    Great collection of books, Robert! I read The Nightingale several months ago and it will easily be one of my favorites of 2015. Very powerful.

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