New on the Stack in April, 2015

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Once again I’ve added a ridiculous number of books to my reading stack, especially considering my current reading pace. Lots of library holds came in (including three ebooks on the same day!) which doesn’t help my situation. Regular library books I can put on hold, and then suspend the hold (so I stay in the queue, but don’t get the book until I cancel the suspension. It’s fantastic, but it isn’t available for ebooks.)

Nonfiction

The Lady and the Panda by Vicki Constantine CrokeThe Lady and the Panda: The True Adventures of the First American Explorer to Bring Back China’s Most Exotic AnimalThe Lady and the Panda: The True Adventures of the First American Explorer to Bring Back China's Most Exotic Animal by Vicki Constantine Croke by Vicki Constantine Croke
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been on my TBR list for.ev.er. I’m not doing that well lately at reading nonfiction, but this one seemed doable for me.

Lives of the MusiciansLives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought)Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull by Kathleen Krull
How did I get it: Purchased it.
Why did I get it: It’s a reference text for the music appreciation program I’m doing with the kids.

Women of the WordWomen of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our MindsWomen of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin by Jen Wilkin
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I heard great things about it from somewhere. Where that was I now have no idea.

Rock Your Network Marketing BusinessRock Your Network Marketing BusinessRock Your Network Marketing Business by Sarah Robbins by Sarah Robbins
How did I get it: My Young Living upline sent it to me. Because she’s awesome like that.

Revolution in World MissionsRevolution in World Missions: One Man’s Journey to Change a GenerationRevolution in World Missions: One Man's Journey to Change a Generation by K. P. Yohannan by K. P. Yohannan
How did I get it: Gospel for Asia sent it to me
Why did I get it: I kept seeing the ads for it and finally requested it.

Elephant CompanyElephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War IIElephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II by Vicki Constantine Croke by Vicki Constantine Croke
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: It sounded interesting.

Life from ScratchLife From Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and ForgivenessLife From Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness by Sasha Martin by Sasha Martin
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I love food memoirs.

Paddle Your Own CanoePaddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious LivingPaddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living by Nick Offerman by Nick Offerman
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I don’t remember why it made it on my list.

Better Than BeforeBetter Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday LivesBetter Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin by Gretchen Rubin
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Because if I’d remembered that it was being released this year, it’d have been on my list of titles I was looking forward to reading.

The Fringe HoursThe Fringe Hours: Making Time for YouThe Fringe Hours: Making Time for You by Jessica N. Turner by Jessica N. Turner
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I’ve heard great things about it.

The Best YesThe Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless DemandsThe Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands by Lysa TerKeurst by Lysa TerKeurst
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I’ve heard great things about it.

Fiction

Earth GirlEarth GirlEarth Girl by Janet Edwards by Janet Edwards
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It sounded enjoyable.

PrintSoulless (The Parasol Protectorate)Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger by Gail Carriger
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I love Carriger’s spin-off series, time to read the original.

Winter SiegeThe Siege Winter: A NovelThe Siege Winter: A Novel by Ariana Franklin by Ariana Franklin
(a.k.a. Winter Siege – I think the one title is the American version and one title the British. I like the Winter Siege cover more, so that’s the one I’m showing, but the library copy is titled The Siege Winter.)
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: Someone wrote about it – Jessica maybe? And it sounded like a book I’d like.

The Witch Hunter’s TaleThe Witch Hunter’s Tale: A Midwife MysteryThe Witch Hunter's Tale: A Midwife Mystery (The Midwife's Tale) by Sam Thomas by Sam Thomas
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: It’s on my list of books I’m looking forward to reading this year.

Sunday the Rabbi Stayed HomeSunday the Rabbi Stayed HomeSunday the Rabbi Stayed Home (Rabbi Small series #3) by Harry Kemelman by Harry Kemelman
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: I liked the previous two in the series.

The Other DaughterThe Other Daughter: A NovelThe Other Daughter by Lauren Willig by Lauren Willig
How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley.
Why did I get it: I fell for the cover.

The Book of SpeculationThe Book of SpeculationThe Book of Speculation: A Novel by Erika Swyler by Erika Swyler
How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley.
Why did I get it: Because it looked so intriguing when Alisa shared about it.

Brown Girl DreamingBrown Girl DreamingBrown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book) by Jacqueline Woodson by Jacqueline Woodson
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: It’s gotten tremendously great reviews.

Shadow ScaleShadow ScaleShadow Scale (Seraphina) by Rachel Hartman by Rachel Hartman
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I read the first one, and want to find out what happens next.

Murder at the BrightwellMurder at the Brightwell: A MysteryMurder at the Brightwell: A Mystery by Ashley Weaver by Ashley Weaver
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: That cover! The setting! It called to me. 😉

The Well of Lost PlotsThe Well of Lost PlotsThe Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next Series #3) by Jasper Fforde by Jasper Fforde
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: To continue the series.


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New on the Stack in February 2015

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Nonfiction

One PotOne Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and MoreOne Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: This is a perfect time of year for one pot dishes.

Five in a Row Volume 1Five in a Row: Volume 1Five in a Row: Volume 1 by Jane Claire Lambert by Jane Claire Lambert

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Looking for more ideas for my kids.

As You WishAs You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess BrideAs You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes by Cary Elwes

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It was on my list of books I’m looking forward to reading in 2015.

Every Bitter Thing Is SweetEvery Bitter Thing Is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All ThingsEvery Bitter Thing Is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things by Sara Hagerty by Sara Hagerty

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Heard some good things about it, and my library had it ready to borrow immediately.

Belles on Their ToesBelles on Their ToesBelles on Their Toes by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Recently posted a review of the prequel to this, Cheaper By the Dozen, and was reminded that I wanted to read the follow up.

Fluent ForeverFluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget ItFluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It by Gabriel Wyner by Gabriel Wyner

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I love languages, and learning about languages, and I’d love to actually learn to speak another language fluently. And, Catherine recommends it.

The Antelope in the Living RoomThe Antelope in the Living Room: The Real Story of Two People Sharing One LifeThe Antelope in the Living Room: The Real Story of Two People Sharing One Life by Melanie Shankle by Melanie Shankle

How did I get it: Amazon freebie, perhaps because she’s got book #3 (Nobody’s Cuter than YouNobody's Cuter than You: A Memoir about the Beauty of Friendship by Melanie Shankle) releasing this Spring?
Why did I get it: I’ve heard good things about her first book, Sparkly Green EarringsSparkly Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn by Melanie Shankle.

Fiction

All the Light We Cannot SeeAll the Light We Cannot See: A NovelAll the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr by Anthony Doerr

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’m hearing great things about it.

I Am Half-Sick of ShadowsI Am Half-Sick of ShadowsI Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce Mystery, Book 4) by Alan Bradley by Alan Bradley

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I love the series, and I tried to get through the audio book last month without success. I do better with text right now.

Turtle in ParadiseTurtle in ParadiseTurtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm by Jennifer L. Holm

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I love the author..

The Green EmberThe Green EmberThe Green Ember by S. D. Smith, illustrated by Zach Franzen by S. D. Smith, illustrated by Zach Franzen

How did I get it: Amazon freebie.
Why did I get it: Johanna recommended it. Or suggested it at least – I can’t remember now if she’d said she’d read it or just was going to.


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New on the Stack in January 2015

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Nonfiction

Cold TangerinesCold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday LifeCold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life by Shauna Niequist by Shauna Niequist
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I love her other books.

Smoke Gets in Your EyesSmoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the CrematorySmoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty by Caitlin Doughty
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been lingering on my TBR list, so time to give it a try.

No-Drama DisciplineNo-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing MindNo-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember why it was on my list.

100 Days of Real Food100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love by Lisa Leake by Lisa Leake
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been on a lot of lists of recommended titles, so I wanted to take a peek.

The Wonder of His NameThe Wonder of His Name: 32 Life-Changing Names of JesusThe Wonder of His Name: 32 Life-Changing Names of Jesus by Nancy Leigh DeMoss, artwork by Timothy Botts by Nancy Leigh DeMoss, artwork by Timothy Botts
How did I get it: It was a gift.

Fiction

Friday the Rabbi Slept LateFriday the Rabbi Slept LateFriday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman by Harry Kemelman
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s one of book club’s picks for the year. I’m trying to not wait to the last minute to read the books this year.

The Flames of RomeFlames of Rome: A NovelFlames of Rome: A Novel by Paul L. Maier by Paul L. Maier
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Elizabeth recommended it to me.

Palace of DarknessPalace of Darkness: A Novel of PetraPalace of Darkness: A Novel of Petra by Tracy L. Higley by Tracy L. Higley
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember why it was on my TBR.

SeraphinaSeraphinaSeraphina by Rachel Hartman by Rachel Hartman
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Saw an ad for it on my own blog (!) and loved the cover. The description sounds like one I’ll like so it quickly went to the top of my TBR list.

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of DarknessOn the Edge of the Dark Sea of DarknessOn the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (The Wingfeather Saga) by Andrew Paterson by Andrew Paterson
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Jessica recommends it, and our reading tastes match up enough that that’s reason to try it.

Book of a Thousand DaysBook of a Thousand DaysBook of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale by Shannon Hale
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I love fairy tale retellings, and I liked Hale’s Princess Academy quite a bit.


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New on My Bookcase (vol. 27)

library haul 27If I’d been thinking I’d have listed the new Christmas books I acquired as well, but I’ve already packed them up for next year. So this list is not as complete as it should be, and I felt like honesty compelled me to admit that. 🙂

Nonfiction

CookWise: The Hows & Whys of Successful Cooking, The Secrets of Cooking RevealedCookWise: The Hows & Whys of Successful Cooking, The Secrets of Cooking Revealed by Shirley O. Corriher by Shirley O. Corriher
How did I get it: Purchased used
Why did I get it: It’s been on my wishlist forever, and I found it used for a great price. Yay!

Chronological Life Application Study Bible NLTChronological Life Application Study Bible NLT
How did I get it: Purchased from Amazon
Why did I get it: It was on my wishlist, and I took advantage of one of those 25 or 30% off specials Amazon ran before Christmas

All Through the Ages: History through Literature GuideAll Through the Ages: History through Literature Guide by Christine Miller by Christine Miller
How did I get it: Purchased from Rainbow Resource Center
Why did I get it: I love book lists.

Quiet Times for CouplesQuiet Times for Couples by H. Norman Wright by H. Horman Wright
How did I get it: Gift from the leader of my Bible Study

Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden BookEverything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow by Diane Muldrow
How did I get it: Gift from my book club leader and friend Sarah.

Dr. Wright’s Kitchen Table Math: Book 1Dr. Wright's Kitchen Table Math: Book 1 by Chris Wright by Chris Wright
How did I get it: Purchased from Amazon
Why did I get it: It was recommended, and I took advantage of one of those 25 or 30% off specials Amazon ran before Christmas.

Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa CookbookMake It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten by Ina Garten
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: I like her cookbooks, and I love the concept.

The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet: Make Lunches Your Kids Will Love with More Than 200 Deliciously Nutritious Meal IdeasThe Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on the Planet: Make Lunches Your Kids Will Love with More Than 200 Deliciously Nutritious Meal Ideas by Laura Fuentes
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: Hoping to get out of our lunch rut.

Don’t Look Behind You!: A Safari Guide’s Encounters With Ravenous Lions, Stampeding Elephants, And Lovesick RhinosDon't Look Behind You!: A Safari Guide's Encounters With Ravenous Lions, Stampeding Elephants, And Lovesick Rhinos by Peter Allison by Peter Allison
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: I liked his first memoir, Whatever You Do, Don’t Run: True Tales Of A Botswana Safari GuideWhatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales Of A Botswana Safari Guide by Peter Allison.

Raising God-First Kids in a Me-First WorldRaising God-First Kids in a Me-First World by Barbara Curtis by Barbara Curtis
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: I’ve been meaning to read it since hearing about it before it was even published. And then I forgot about it until recently.

Fiction

Flames of Rome: A NovelFlames of Rome: A Novel by Paul L. Maier by Paul L. Maier
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: My friend Elizabeth recommended it.

I Am Half-Sick of ShadowsI Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce Mystery, Book 4) by Alan Bradley by Alan Bradley
How did I get it: Borrowed audio book from the library
Why did I get it: I love the series

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New on My Bookcase (vol. 26)

November 2014 new booksHere’s what I added to my bookcase in November:

Nonfiction

Tasting the Seasons: Inspired, In-Season Cuisine Thats Easy, Healthy, Fresh and FunTasting the Seasons: Inspired, In-Season Cuisine Thats Easy, Healthy, Fresh and Fun by Kerry Dunnington by Kerry Dunnington
How did I get it: Sent to me by the author for review
Why did I get it: I love cookbooks. 🙂

Honey for a Child’s HeartHoney for a Child's Heart by Gladys Hunt by Gladys Hunt
How did I get it: Amazon purchase
Why did I get it: It’s going to be a Christmas present.

Honey for a Teen’s HeartHoney for a Teen's Heart by Gladys Hunt and Barbara Hampton by Gladys Hunt and Barbara Hampton
How did I get it: Amazon purchase
Why did I get it: It’s going to be a Christmas present.

Slow Cooker Revolution Volume 2Slow Cooker Revolution Volume 2
How did I get it: Borrowed from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s a slow cooker time of year.

Real Learning: Education in the Heart of the HomeReal Learning: Education in the Heart of the Home by Elizabeth Foss by Elizabeth Foss
How did I get it: Borrowed from the library.
Why did I get it: Catherine recommended it.

Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War IIElephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II by Vicki Constantine Croke by Vicki Croke
How did I get it: Borrowed electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It sounds fascinating.

Fiction

The Castle Behind ThornsThe Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell by Merrie Haskell
How did I get it: Borrowed from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been on my TBR list.

The Fourteenth GoldfishThe Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm by Jennifer Holm
How did I get it: Borrowed from the library.
Why did I get it: I love Holm’s books.

PossessionPossession by A. S. Byatt by A. S. Byatt
How did I get it: Borrowed electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It was considered as a book club pick for next year, and it’s highly recommended.

A Red Herring Without Mustard: A Flavia de Luce NovelA Red Herring Without Mustard: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley by Alan Bradley, narrated by Jayne Entwhistle
How did I get it: Borrowed audio version electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I love Flavia, and I love this narrator.

Waistcoats & WeaponryWaistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School #3) by Gail Carriger by Gail Carriger
How did I get it: Borrowed electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I love this series.

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New on My Bookcase (vol. 25)

I’m changing things up a bit here, and instead of just listing the latest (physical) library books I’ve borrowed, I’m sharing all of the books I added to my collection in October, either purchased, borrowed, or gifted, physical books or electronic versions.

Nonfiction

Love and SaltLove & Salt: A Spiritual Friendship Shared in LettersLove & Salt: A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters by Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith by Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith
How did I get it: Sent to me by a friend who thought it sounded just like my sort of book. And yes, yes it does – epistolary nonfiction!

The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure TuberculosisThe Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis by Thomas Goetz by Thomas Goetz
How did I get it: Borrowed from the library.
Why did I get it: I love medical history books like this.

The America’s Test Kitchen DIY CookbookThe America's Test Kitchen DIY Cookbook
How did I get it: Borrowed from the library.
Why did I get it: Because I love reading cookbooks, and I love America’s Test Kitchen books especially.

The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth CenturyThe Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century by David Reynolds by David Reynolds
How did I get it: Borrowed from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s a holds book that I’d forgotten to postpone. It’s going back unread, at least for now. It requires more concentrated reading focus than I have to give currently.

The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci’s Arithmetic RevolutionThe Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution by Keith Devlin by Keith Devlin
How did I get it: Borrowed electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Sounded interesting, although I’m not sure it’s right for me right now (see above book).

Fiction

Curtsies and ConspiraciesVelvetVelvet by Mary Hooper by Mary Hooper
How did I get it: Borrowed from the library.
Why did I get it: I’ve liked Hooper’s books in the past.

Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School Book 2)Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School Book 2) by Gail Carriger by Gail Carriger
How did I get it: Borrowed electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I loved Etiquette & Espionage Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger, book one in the series (review of Etiquette & Espionage posting on Wednesday!).

The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag: A Flavia de Luce NovelThe Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley by Alan Bradley
How did I get it: Borrowed electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I loved book one in the series.

The Murder of Roger AckroydThe Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot series Book 4) by Agatha Christie by Agatha Christie
How did I get it: Borrowed electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’m reading my way through Christie’s works.

Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger by Gail Carriger
How did I get it: Borrowed electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I loved Carriger’s Finishing School series, which is a spin-off of this one.

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New on My Bookcase (vol. 24)

library haul 24A really small library haul this trip because I know my reading time will be very limited. But I couldn’t resist grabbing a few new items, since I had to make a visit anyway to return some other books and get fresh reading material for the kids.

Nonfiction

Letter from New YorkLetter from New York/BBC Woman's Hour Broadcasts by Helene Hanff by Helene Hanff
Love her books 84, Charing Cross Road and Apple of My Eye so I’m hoping to like this one as much.

Shelf Life: Romance, Mystery, Drama, and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a Year in a Book storeShelf Life: Romance, Mystery, Drama, and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a Year in a Book store by Suzanne Strempek Shea by Suzanne Strempek Shea
A memoir about a year working in a bookstore? Of course I want to read it.

Kids’ Books

Five Children and ItFive Children and It (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics) by E. Nesbit by E. Nesbit
Couldn’t resist trying it after Catherine’s comments about it.

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New on My Bookcase (vol. 23)

library haul 23Lots of books this time, because once again I forgot to juggle the holds dates better. Whoops. 🙂

I’ve reached the point where I’m counting and trying to figure out when will I make it back to the library, and how do I juggle holds dates, and combine that with an expiring library card = I don’t know if I’ll make another visit before the baby arrives, or just end up returning books and not getting anything new.

I’ve certainly got enough to keep me busy where I wouldn’t NEED any new material. But since when does not needing something new keep me from wanting additional options?

Nonfiction

Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and MedicsWomen Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics (Women of Action) by Kathryn Atwood by Kathryn Atwood
Loved her similar book on Women Heroes of World War II, and so I expected to love this one. And I did (yup, I’ve already finished it. So good!)

Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a MarriageDelancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage by Molly Wizenberg by Molly Wizenberg
I’ve mentioned Wizenberg’s first book, A Homemade Life before as it’s one I adored. I put this one on hold as soon as I found it in the library’s catalog, and my turn has finally arrived. So so so excited for this one.

Fresh from the Farm: A Year of Recipes and StoriesFresh from the Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories by Susie Middleton by Susie Middleton
It just sounds like my sort of book.

The Good News About Marriage: Debunking Discouraging Myths about Marriage and DivorceThe Good News About Marriage: Debunking Discouraging Myths about Marriage and Divorce by Shaunti Feldhahn by Shaunti Feldhahn
Loved the last book I read by her, and am expecting to enjoy this one too.

The King of Sports: Football’s Impact on AmericaThe King of Sports: Football's Impact on America by Gregg Easterbrook by Gregg Easterbrook
One of my “looking forward to reading in 2014” books. Guess I’d better get working on that list a little more. 🙂

The Man Who Couldn’t EatThe Man Who Couldn't Eat by Jon Reiner by Jon Reiner
No idea how this originally came to my attention.

Good Advice from Bad People: Selected Wisdom from Murderers, Stock Swindlers, and Lance ArmstrongGood Advice from Bad People: Selected Wisdom from Murderers, Stock Swindlers, and Lance Armstrong by Zac Bissonnette by Zac Bissonnette
Learned about this one thanks to Laura Vanderkam.

All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern ParenthoodAll Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior by Jennifer Senior
This has been on my TBR list for ages, and I finally bumped it up to the top of the list. It kind of seems like it might be extra appropriate as I get ready to meet the new baby.

The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside OutThe Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out by Angela Liddon by Angela Liddon
Seems like I have to try at least one new cookbook a month. 🙂

Fiction

The Missing Italian Girl: A Mystery in ParisThe Missing Italian Girl: A Mystery in Paris by Barbara Corrado Pope by Barbara Corrado Pope
My choice for a Paris-themed fiction book for our book club retreat. Because I love historical mysteries. 🙂

The Sandcastle Girls: A NovelThe Sandcastle Girls: A Novel by Christ Bohjalian by Christ Bohjalian
Some fantastic reviews plus a time period and setting that don’t get a lot of attention equals I have to try it.

A Scholar of MagicsA Scholar of Magics (A College of Magics) by Caroline Stevermer by Caroline Stevermer
Sequel to the recently finished A College of MagicsA College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer.

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New on My Bookcase: Vol. 22

Library Haul 22My overall library haul wasn’t as skimpy as this one seems, because I included a bunch of picture books for the kids, but I did force myself to be realistic about what I was going to have time to read between now and baby’s arrival. I still have a huge backlog of titles waiting for me, so I didn’t really need a lot of new items.

Nonfiction

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can TrustBarefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust by Ina Garten by Ina Garten
Summer is the hardest time for me when it comes to cooking dinner. It’s hot, I’m uninspired, my crock-pot and soup standbys are unappealing. I’m looking for new ideas.

Homeschooling For DummiesHomeschooling For Dummies by Jennifer Kaufeld by Jennifer Kaufeld

My plan is just to skim this one, and see if there is anything obvious I’m forgetting or could be doing to make my life easier.

Fiction

Heaven’s QueenHeaven's Queen (Paradox series book #3) by Rachel Bach by Rachel Bach
The final book in the trilogy that began with Fortune’s Pawn that convinced me I might just like some science fiction.

The Truth About SparrowsThe Truth About Sparrows by Marian Hale by Marian Hale
I’ve liked some of her other books quite a bit, and juvenile historical fiction seems to be fitting my mood right now. That mood is “tired and it’s hard to focus.”

The Edge on the SwordThe Edge on the Sword by Rebecca Tingle by Rebecca Tingle
Can’t remember how or why this one was on my TBR list, but it is another juvenile historical fiction, albeit one set in a very different time period. 🙂

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New on My Bookcase: Vol. 21

Not quite as much fun as my last library visit, which I got to do solo, but this visit was done in the midst of other errands so my husband was driving, and he stayed out in the van with the kids. So while I didn’t have time to peruse the shelves, I did get to go in and out quickly, and not have to herd small children.

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Nonfiction

Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the ArcticAda Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic by Jennifer Niven by Jennifer Niven
This has been on my TBR list for.ev.er. I’m finally bumping it up to the top. I loved Niven’s book The Ice Master, so I’m hoping to love this one too.

The Aqua Net Diaries: Big Hair, Big Dreams, Small TownThe Aqua Net Diaries: Big Hair, Big Dreams, Small Town by Jennifer Niven by Jennifer Niven
Yup, same author as Ada Blackjack. It’s a memoir, and she grew up in small-town Indiana. Of course I have to try it.

Dancing with the Enemy: My Family’s Holocaust SecretDancing with the Enemy: My Family's Holocaust Secret by Paul Glaser by Paul Glaser
Holocaust survival stories fascinate me, and this one sounds like it’ll be an interesting and unusual take on the genre.

The Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert HeimThe Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim by Nicholas Kulish & Souad Mekhennet by Nicholas Kulish & Souad Mekhennet
Not super excited about this one, but I received an electronic copy of it to review ages ago, but the formatting was so frustrating that I couldn’t wade through it on my Kindle. It finally arrived at my library for me to read it the old-fashioned way. And this is one of the reasons I’ve stopped accepting review books – at times the hassles involved with it is way more than I want to deal with right now.

A Biblical Home Education: Building Your Homeschool on the Foundation of God’s WordA Biblical Home Education: Building Your Homeschool on the Foundation of God's Word by Ruth Beechick by Ruth Beechick
Super excited to read this one – I’ve liked Beechick’s homeschool books before, and I’m interested in what she has to say on this aspect of it.
Also, yes, this is missing from the picture. Because ???

God is AbleGod is Able by Priscilla Shirer by Priscilla Shirer
It’s been ages since I read anything by Shirer, but I’ve loved what I’ve read by her in the past. It’s way past time for me to get back to her writing.

Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life’s Biggest QuestionsEncounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life's Biggest Questions by Timothy Keller by Timothy Keller
I got smart(er) this year and remembered to check on the list of books I said I was looking forward to reading in 2014. Keller’s book is on that list and, unlike last year, I’ve remembered to request it so perhaps I can actually read it this year.

Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of DeathKnocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death by Katy Butler by Katy Butler
A repeat from awhile back – I had to return it unfinished as someone else had requested it. Hopefully I’ll finish it this time!

The New Vegetarian Cooking for EveryoneThe New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison by Deborah Madison
I’ve used and loved the original version of Madison’s cookbook, and want to see what’s changed in this revised edition. Also missing from the picture, because I had already pulled it aside and forgot to reunite it with the others.

Cooking with Love: Comfort Food that Hugs You by Carla Hall
Totally reading this just because of how much I loved her on Top Chef. Plus, I was supposed to read it in 2013 and never did. Also missing from the picture for the same reason as the Madison book. Clearly I failed at taking pictures this week. It’s been a week of forgetfulness and brain cramps. I’m blaming the baby. 😉

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Fiction

The Blood of Lorraine: A NovelThe Blood of Lorraine: A Novel by Barbara Corrado Pope by Barbara Corrado Pope
I’m trying to get books one and two read from this series, so I can read book three as part of a book flight for my book club’s October retreat. As this is the second book, I’m still doing ok as far as getting the final book read by the deadline. 🙂

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in ParisThe Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan by Jenny Colgan
Perhaps if I can’t get through Pope’s series in time, I can beg forgiveness from my fellow book clubbers and call this my fiction choice in the book flight – it’s set in Paris, which is the theme of the flight, so it’s not a completely crazy stretch.

Snow on the TulipsSnow on the Tulips by Liz Tolsma style= by Liz Tolsma
I think I fell for this one in large part due to the gorgeous cover. The fact that the story is inspired by Tolsma’s family history didn’t hurt either. Will I actually finish it? Maybe, maybe not. Historical romance isn’t my favorite, so that’s a big strike against this one.

A Tree Grows in BrooklynA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith by Betty Smith
Not from the library, but I did get it in the picture! I borrowed this one from a friend, as it’s August’s book club pick. So it is new on my bookcase this week, just not from my usual source.

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