Saturday, July 16, 2016

Stacking The Shelves

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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 Hello all!  Y’all were supposed to hear from my last week, but guess what?  Right before I was about to write the post, we lost power in a big storm!  Even blew the supposedly super-safe power strip that the computer was plugged into, and we thought we might have lost the whole computer for a few minutes.  By Saturday morning we had everything back up and running, but that was tense.  How dependent we are now on tech…  So what’s your go-to power outage activity?  If I’m with others, I like good old charades (neither hubby nor puppy were willing to play with me, but the baby and I had fun making silly faces at each other) but if I’m flying solo I immediately prop up a flashlight or candle to read by!  So, a big THANK YOU to Robert for pinch hitting for me!

My stack isn’t too big this go around.  I’ve just now started working again after maternity leave, and I’m also finishing up a grad school summer class.  And I live in the US, so (to my hubby’s disdain) I’ve been catching Pokemon too.  😉  (My workplace is a Pokestop AND a gym- I catch Pokemon right on my reference desk!)

Anyway, back to books!  Here’s what I’ve brought home recently; what have you been stacking up at your house?  Leave your link below!

I Heard the Owl Call My Name Margaret Craven

I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven is a new-to-me book that I brought home.  I had trouble finding parking in a downtown area and ended up parking at a used bookstore.  I like to follow the rules, so I went into the store to become a customer while using their parking spot.  (My end goal:  the library across the street.)  They have a promotion where you get to choose a book from a shelf by the cash register with every purchase, and this was my freebie.  It’s deemed a “classic” on the back cover (I’ve never heard of it) and the plot focuses on Native American mythology.  If the mythology is heavily spiritual you may find it reviewed here!

Dead Mountain Donnie EicharGone With the Gin Federle#scandal Sarah Ockler

Dead Mountain by Donnie Eichar, Gone with the Gin by Tim Federle, and #scandal by Sarah Ockler are all from the library.  Dead Mountain is a travelogue about climbing mountains in Russia.  Part adventure, part spooky campfire story, all true; recommended by my aunt, who’s never steered me wrong in book recommendations.  Gone with the Gin is a “cookbook” of sorts… for cocktails!  They’re all movie themed, which is totally fun.  Hubby and I watch a movie together every Friday night as our “date night,” and it’ll be fun to try some of the coordinating cocktails!  #scandal was checked out and read for my class, believe it or not, and I really enjoyed it!  I’ll be reviewing it over on my personal blog next week.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!  Leave your link here to join in the fun!

Marie
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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. Bernadette Maycock

    We are seriously reliant on tech, aren’t we? Glad all was okay and hope you’re getting on okay being back at work (no, I don’t know you but going back is tough!!!);)

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