Stacking the Shelves 75

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It’s Saturday again and it’s the last day of 2022. The year seems to have flown by even more quickly than usual and it seems unbelievable that it has almost ended.

However, Saturday still means 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. I’m a great believer in libraries, mainly because I could never afford to buy all the books that I want to read, and visit mine every week whenever possible. I love the fact that I can look at the online catalogue and request books to borrow. This is great for books that are recommended to me by different bookbloggers.

This week however, I’ve got a mixture of books that I’ve added to my shelves: library books, ebooks and actual books.

Library Books – I just found two this week.

The Wolf Den by elodie Harper
I didn’t read this when it first came out so I was pleased to spot it sitting on the shelf. It’s the first in a trilogy about women in Ancient Pompeii and I’ve heard so many great things about it that I can’t wait to read it.

The Russian Cage by Charmaine Harris
This is the third instalment in the Charmaine Harris’s series about Gunnie Rose. This one picks up right after the second book ended but takes Gunnie into the Russian controlled part of the imaginary 1930’s America. I’ve loved the previous two books and I’m really glad that I spotted the review on Tessa Talks Books which introduced me to the series

Ebooks – just two new ones both of which were in the kindle sale for 99p😃

Abandoned in Death by J D Robb
I enjoy this crime series set in 2056 New York. The crimes are quite grim but the relationships between the main characters are really warm which makes the books a pleasure to read.

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
This is another book that I’ve heard lots of good things about so when I saw it was on sale for 99p, I had to buy it.

Bought Books

Real Life Recipes by Tom Kerridge
When I was teaching full time, both myself and my husband worked long hours and so it made sense to use ready made meals quite often for our dinner. However, now that I’m retired, I do have a lot more time and so this year, I want to try and cook different things to eat.

Wilderness Watercolor Landscapes by Kolbie Blume
I love water colour painting although I don’t really have any skill. Another thing I want to do in 2023 is to spend a bit more time on my painting and see if I can try to get my paintings to look a bit more like the ideas in my head.

So that’s the very varied collection of books that I have added to my online and physical bookshelves this week. What have you added?

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Stacking the Shelves 49

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It’s Saturday again and this weekend we are sweltering in the Summer weather of Kansas City. We’re getting up really early to enjoy the day before the temperatures go soaring off into the stratosphere.

Kansas City Botanical Garden

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.

However, as we’re on holiday in the US this week, I haven’t made my weekly trip to the library so my post is about the actual books that I have bought in the past couple of weeks. I needed a good supply of books to occupy myself on the two flights we’ve taken this week as well as on the return next week so I added a couple of physical books from Waterstones as well as two on my kindle.

I have fantasy and crime fiction so I’m well stocked for the next week. Not to mention a quick trip to Barnes and. Noble this afternoon.

Despite so many gorgeous books to tempt me, I only bought one

What have you added to your shelves this week?