Saturday, March 24, 2018

*Stacking the Shelves* 24 March 2017

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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. (All Goodreads ebook wins unless otherwise specified.)

Living with an Addict: Understanding the Hell of Addiction - Alcohol and Drug Abuse by Biella Blom
Dante's Garden: Magic and Mystery in Bomarzo by Teresa Cutler-Broyles
Spurious Transmissions: Six Diverse Tales of Short Speculative Fiction by Mitchell Christian
Manic Kingdom: A True Story of Breakdown and Breakthrough by Erin Stair
Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor by Anne Edwards - I snagged this audiobook as an Audible daily deal for just $5.95, and I'm pretty interested to listen to it. 
Lulu's Cafe by T.I. Lowe - I snagged this as a freebie (no longer free). I'm guessing it was shared by one of the lovely ladies at Celebrity Readers, although I'm not entirely sure. 
The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing by Jana DeLeon - I snagged this as a freebie (maybe still free). Not sure how I heard about it, but it was free and apparently that's all it takes for me to one-click. 
Sleepless by Tracey Ward - I snagged this as a freebie (no longer free). This one I'm about 97.4% sure was recommended by Lenoreo at Celebrity Readers. I totes love the cover too. 
Kymiera: Purity by Steve Turnbull - I snagged this as a freebie (maybe still free). Not sure how I heard about it, but it's a book I one-clicked. 
Holes in the Ground by J.A. Konrath and Iain Rob Wright - I snagged this as a freebie (no longer free), where I saw it escapes me at the moment. 
The Federalist Papers by assorted Founding Fathers - I snagged this for $1.99 (still that price) because it seems like a book that would be relevant to read at this point in time with the current political climate in America. Knowledge is power, right.
The Locksmith by Jo Ullah - I got a free copy of this book because I nominated it on Kindle Scout and it was selected for publication. 
Love and Other Phobias by Emma Nichols - I got this book for free by nominating it on Kindle Scout, it too was selected for publication. 
Tomb of Aradia by Antony Davies - I got a free copy of this book for nominating it on Kindle Scout and it being selected for publication. 
Ghostly Paws by Leighann Dobbs - I snagged this as a freebie (no longer free). I'm guessing I saw it shared on someone's STS post last weekend, maybe. 
Barking Bad!: Woofin' Wurst by Kathy Branden
The Roads to Damascus by Lynda McDaniel
Never Complete: Becoming Who We Were Meant to Be by David Schaub
The Confessions of Socrates by R.L. Prendergast
The Etymology of Fire by Keith D. Jones
Before the Ripcord Broke by Charlie Close
A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss and John Oliver - I snagged this audiobook because it's narrated by an all-star cast and is only $1.39. I found out about this book when I saw it on a segment of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. It seems like an amazing book and all of the proceeds are going to charity. 
The Pillow Parade by Edward Dron - I snagged this as a freebie (no longer free). Not sure how I heard about it though. 
My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories by David Leibovitz - I snagged this book on sale for $3.99 (no longer on sale and way more expensive than I would have thought, so I think I got a good deal) because I'm interested in getting more recent recipes for French food than Julia Child wrote. 
The Purpose of Socks by Naomi Griffin
Age of Azmoq: The Valantian Imperium by Rajamayyoor Sharma
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck - I snagged this audiobook for $3.95 when it was the Audible daily deal because while I've been reading my physical copy that I won through Goodreads ages ago, it's been taking a while because I don't have much time for fun reading. I have loads of time for listening while doing things like washing dishes and folding laundry though. 
Double Knot by Gretchen Archer - I snagged this book on sale for 99 cents (no longer on sale) because I've read the second book in this series and found it amusing. Sure, this is like book six, but it's not like I started out by reading them in order in the first place. 
City of Cats by Max Diksztejn
Guarding Her Heart by Jade Webb
The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard - I snagged this on sale for $2.99 (no longer on sale) because I've been on a bit of a reading kick regarding the roles women played in America during WWII lately. This just seemed like the next step after finishing listening to Code Girls
Checking Out by Nick Spalding
Bridge of Souls by K.R.M. Morgan
Stingray: You Can't Hide Forever by Gary Zeiger
Quint: The Boy, the Book, and the Buildings by JD LaFrance
The Savage Earth by P.T. Hylton
A Three-Year Minute by Joseph Legaspi
The Halleluiah Baby by Kathleen Martin
Of Half a Mind by Bruce M. Perrin
Kyle in the Corner by Jason Srebnick

And that's all the books that I picked up or won this past week. It's a much more substantial haul than last week, although it does include more actual purchases (or freebie one-clicks at least) as well, which helps. 

What books have you added to your shelves this past week? - Katie 

*If you're stopping by from the linkup, please be sure to drop a link to your post below so I can stop by to see all your new pretties.*


  1. The atomic City Girls I'll bet is quite interesting.

    1. Yeah. I'm hoping to find time to read that one sooner rather than later...I was kind of hoping that I'd have time to read it before the end of Women's History Month, but alas, without the audio, that is not to be. - Katie

  2. WOW, what a haul! You can just never have to many books! I think I really have to read The Purpose of Socks...The title alone has me. Happy reading!

    Mary my #SundayRoundup

    1. Well, my husband disagrees...and where I'm currently having to haul boxes upon boxes of books up from the basement to unpack them and get them put away on their shelves, I'm sort of feeling like maybe it's too many too...Once they're all put away I'll be over that feeling though. - Katie

  3. I always enjoy seeing your hauls and am always finding new things to read. Awesome books once again!

    1. Thank you. I have some slight self-control issues where books are concerned...although today my husband suggested going to Barnes and Noble after we finished mall walking for Bulbasaur Day on Pokemon Go, and I said no! I thought he was going to have a heart attack. But we spent over a hundred dollars on Harry Potter stuff and a few new Funko pops for me at Hot Topic, so I just couldn't justify buying books too. - Katie

  4. Oh wow, I thought my haul was huge but now after seeing yours? :D I hope you enjoy all of your new books :)

    My STS: