Stacking the Shelves 68

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It’s Saturday again. Doesn’t it come around quickly? It’s Remembrance weekend here in the UK with Armistice being commemorated yesterday and Remembrance services taking place around the country tomorrow. I have been given the honour of leading the singing at our local civic service tomorrow which means they are letting me loose with a microphone. I just need to remember to sing different words to the National Anthem as it has changed for the first time in my life time. Wish me luck!

Saturday 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 supporter of 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 was a good one for my library haul with with 2 of my reservations arriving and then two books that I wanted to read just sitting on the shelves.

These are my new library books this week. .

The Queen’s Assassi by James Barclay
I loved James Barclay’s trilogies about the Raven years ago and I was excited to see this stand alone fantasy novel on the shelf.
Naida has powers that she uses to heal but has kept secret from everyone around her, letting people think that she is just a gifted doctor. Then someone recognises her for who she is and gives her the job of assassinating the queen or having her secret revealed.

A Shocking Assassination by Cora Harrison
I read the first of this series set in 1920’s Cork in the Summer and really enjoyed it. Reverend Mother Aquinas witnesses the assassination of the city engineer at the market but is fairly sure that the man who was left holding the gun was not the murderer.

The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith
This is the latest instalment in the Cormoran Strike series and it’s a whopper. It has over 1000 pages!!!!! I’m not sure that any crime novel needs to be that long.

Agatha Christie by Lucy Worsley
As it’s Non Fiction November, I’m glad that this arrived in the library this week. I enjoyed Lucy Worsley’s Jane Austen at Home earlier this year so I’m hoping to enjoy this one too.

What’s been added to your bookshelves this week?

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