Stacking the Shelves 47

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It’s Saturday and after our mini heatwave of temperatures getting up 30 degrees yesterday, it’s cool and damp today. To be honest I’m quite grateful after spending yesterday evening in a theatre without air conditioning and thinking that I was possibly going to just melt away. It’s been a theatrical week as we saw Carousel at Kilworth House open air theatre on Tnursday and last night I went to Calendar Girls which is a Gary Barlow musical based on the film. Both shows were excellent.

Stage ready for Carousel

Saturday means that it’s time for my weekly Stacking the Shelves post. Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Marlene at Reading Reality and details are on her blog. The gorgeous graphic is also used courtesy of the site.

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!

My STS posts are generally my library books. The library is where I get most of my books and I hope that maybe I can inspire other people to use their local library. Our libraries are constantly under threat of closure but the more people that use them, the less likely that is. My library is also how I manage to read a lot of newly released hardbacks as I can order them. Sometimes they can take quite a while to arrive if a title is really popular though.

I had three reservations waiting for me this week. All of these were books that I had seen on sale and then ordered from the library.

I belong here – Anita Sethi
Another non fiction book! I’m feeling so pleased with how much non fiction I’ve read so far this year. It’s another book about walking – this seems to be an ongoing theme. The author became the victim of a hate crime and was vehemently told to go back where she came from. She was born in Manchester but the incident inspired to really investigate the place that she was from. I’m really looking to reading this.

How High we go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
Another book that I saw in the book shop and thought that it looked interesting

Echoes in Death by J D Robb
I’m working my through the books that the library have in this detective series set in New York in the middle of this century. They’re fun to read and it’s nice that each one is completely self contained so you don’t have to have any of the previous books.

The Murder at Fleat House by Lucinda Riley
This is Lucinda Riley’s last published novel after her death from cancer a year ago. However, the book was actually written in 2006 and is the only detective story she ever wrote. It sounds a bit like a Joanne Harris mystery as it’s a murder mystery set in a school. There is a really touching foreword by the author’s son too.

I’m really looking forward to reading all of these as well as trying to get through all of my June release books on my Net Galley shelf.

What’s on your bookshelf this weekend?

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.

13 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves 47”

  1. Looks like some great reading lined up. I Belong Here looks very good and I’ve heard great things about Fleat House. And I see I really must get started on those Horowitz books. Hope all your reads turn out enjoyable!

  2. I need to use my library more, although with the free ARCs I get, about half the books I read each month are free already. Hope you enjoy these new ones.

    1. Free ARCs are why I only get 4 books a week from the library. I used to get more but obviously I need to spend some time reading the books that I’ve requested from Net Galley.

  3. Isn’t it wonderful to be able to go out and see shows again! Nice haul, Janette, I hope you enjoy them all.

  4. We also had very hot and humid weather the past two weeks, but it has cooled down as of today. It looks like you have some good reading ahead, enjoy them all.

  5. A good mix of books – I also use my library extensively and picked up a few this week. Even though I have books I own on my shelves, I keep requesting from the library instead of reading those. Oh well, I’ll get to them all eventually. Happy Reading this week.

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