Saturday, January 6, 2018

*Stacking the Shelves* 6 January 2018

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Stacking The Shelves is a feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Now, I already have a monthly post I do featuring the books I get in the mail (and it's a lot because I have a serious Goodreads First Reads giveaway addiction), and I'm posting my monthly Read-A-Thon posts again too, which covers the books I receive through Netgalley. And since I am currently technically a displaced person (all my things are packed up on a boat and I don't have a home to call my own at the moment), I'm not currently buying any physical books. So my STS post will feature all the books I've been one-clicking on Amazon. 

On that note, here are the books I picked up this week.

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish - I caught this book on sale for just $2.99 (no longer on sale). The title drew me in, and then the blurb sealed the deal. And of course the book being on sale really helped. 
The Leavers by Lisa Ko - This book has been on my radar for a while (every time I see the cover on the inter webs I want to read it), so when I found the book on sale for $1.99 (no longer on sale) I just had to buy it. 
Sophie's Choice by William Styron - I managed to get this book on sale for $1.13 (no longer on sale). I believe this is one of those books that people talk about like all the time (maybe it was made into a movie). 
The American Civil War by The Great Courses - I got this audiobook during Audible's recent 2 for 1 credit sale. This is an audiobook that I feel can be beneficial to my kids as they progress through school. 
Great Mythologies of the World by The Great Courses - This is another audiobook that I snagged during the 2 for 1 credit sale. While I'm hoping my children will find it informative, this is one that I'm also quite interested in. 
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill - People have been telling me for a while that I should check out Joe Hill's books, and I'm pretty sure this one is mentioned often. I've owned a physical copy of the book for a few years, but obviously that hasn't been enough for me to get around to reading it. Hopefully having the audiobook will help. Got this book during the 2 for 1 credit sale. 
The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts - I got this audiobook during the 2 for 1 sale on Audible. I'm not planning on listening to it until next holiday season however because I'm hoping to do better than Reindeer Status in my 12 Books of Christmas reading challenge next year. 
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset - This was another audiobook that I picked up during Audible's 2 for 1 sale. I was initially drawn to this audiobook because of how long it is (I like getting more bang for my Audible credit buck). 
The Christmas Secret by Donna VanLiere - This is another audiobook that I snagged during the 2 for 1 sale with plans to listen to it next holiday season. 
Krampus: The Yule Lord by Brom - I was really excited when I saw that this audiobook was available during the 2 for 1 sale on Audible. Having spent 7 years living in Germany, I've become particularly interested in the stories behind Krampus. 
Rasputin by Douglas Smith - This was another audiobook available during the Audible 2 for 1 sale (in case you haven't noticed, I went a wee bit nuts getting audiobooks during this sale). I've found the story of the Romanov's fascinating for a while, so this should be a fun listen. 
A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas - This audiobook was available during the Audible 2 for 1 sale, and I was drawn to it because it's the first book in the Lady Sherlock series (I've not read any of those books, but the basic idea behind them appeals to me.)
Saving Capitalism by Robert B. Reich - I've seen a few of Mr. Reich's Resistance Reports and several of his other videos on Facebook. This audiobook (part of the 2 for 1 sale) seemed like a good investment. 
Only the Rain by Randall Silvis - I snagged this book for free (no longer free). I'm not exactly sure why I one-clicked this book though (other than the fact that it was free). 
The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook by Elise McDonough - I snagged this book on sale for $2.99 (no longer on sale). Since I am currently in the process of moving to Colorado (where recreational marijuana is currently legal) this seemed like a worthwhile buy. Sure, I may never use it, but I'd rather have it and not need it than find myself in the other position. 
Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen - I got this book on sale for $2.99 (no longer on sale). The feminist in me is very drawn to books about notable women in history, and we all know that well-behaved women rarely make history. 
The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes - I got this book on sale for $2.40. With a title like that, how could I not buy the book?
Four Perfect Pebbles by Lila Perl and Marion Blumenthal Lazan - This is called a true story of the Holocaust, and if you've followed my blog for any time at all, you know that I'm quite drawn to books about the Holocaust. Snagging this book on sale for $1.99 was a great score for me. (No longer on sale). 
City of Light, City of Poison by Holly Tucker - I bought the Audible copy of this book for just $3.95 as the Audible Daily Deal a couple days ago. I actually won a copy of this book on Goodreads possibly like two years ago and have not managed to find the time to read it yet, so when I saw the audiobook on sale for such a low price, I figured it was worth it. 

So that's all the books that I've bought this past week. It's surprisingly a lot considering the fact that I wasn't on a computer much all week as my family flew from Germany to Kansas on Wednesday, we spent Thursday evening with my sister and her kids so the cousins could get to know each other again/for the first time, spent Friday evening having fake Christmas, and then did Fake Thanksgiving dinner for lunch today. I've basically been going non-stop since we got back and I'm probably going to crash soon (but until that happens, I'm essentially adjusted to stateside time already). 

So what new books have you added to your shelves this week? - Katie 

*If you're stopping by from the linkup, please be sure to leave a link to your post. It will take me some time to stop by and see your lists and return comments, but once things settle down for me a little bit, I will be working on that.*


  1. Wow, looks like a great haul. I hope you enjoy all of your books.

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  2. I'm pretty sure I have the vampire accountant book. I think I grabbed it for free once. I am obsessed with Krampus and own the Brom books but haven't read it. It is rather daunting in size and come December, it's always so hectic.