Stacking the Shelves 9

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The weekend has arrived already and it’s time for another post about Stacking the shelves.  This is a meme hosted by Reading Reality and details are on her blog. The gorgeous graphic is also used courtesy of the site.

My stacking the shelves posts are all about the books that I get from my local library. Libraries are continually under threat of closure or reduced hours but they are such an important way of getting books into people’s hands that they need supporting. By highlighting the amazing books that I pick up every week, I hope to inspire maybe just one person to visit their library and borrow a book

This week I only had one reservation come in and I picked up another three so have four books this week. That’s OK though as I haven’t read all of last week’s yet.

The Black Dress – Deborah Moggach This was a request. I saw it in a bookshop a couple of weeks and the storyline really appealed. Pru has just been left by her husband so her life has been turned upside down. She attends what she believes to be a friend’s funeral but in fact she’s gone to the wrong one. However, she enjoys herself and nobody seems to realise that she doesn’t belong there. So she decides to go another, and another. This sounds like an intriguing premise for a novel so I’m looking forward to reading this.

The Trawlerman – William Shaw A crime novel set in Folkestone featuring DS Alexandra Cupidi. I have read the previous novel in this series and enjoyed it.

Unnatural Habits – Kerry Greenwood This is another in the mammoth series of Phryne Fisher mysteries set in 1920s Melbourne.

One Winter Morning – Isabelle Broom This was a totally random pick off the shelves as it doesn’t seem right to leave the library with less than four books! It’s a Christmas time story so definitely not my usual reading choice for this time of year. Evangeline lost her adoptive mother a year ago and feels totally alone. But then she discovers the identity of her birth mother and decides to travel to New Zealand to try and find out why her mother gave her up. It sounds interesting so I’ll give it a go.

Have you read any of these? What did you think?

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Author: Janette

Recently retired Ex-Assistant Head of a large primary school in Leicestershire although I seem to be in school teaching quite a bit still.

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