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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Comments

  1. So many good books! Happy reading!

    • PS. Your library appears to have a very good collection of e-books. Ours has the Overdrive system, too, but the selection that’s actually available to borrow doesn’t have the books in your list. Well, at least Gretchen Rubin’s book is in the library as hardcover – I’m in the queue for it now.

      • Sheila says:

        My library has an excellent selection of e-books – I’m really fortunate. I’d really miss it if we ever moved away!

        Although, it’s not my official library – it’s the library for the big metro area near me. I buy a library card to use that system since my local library has a *much* smaller selection, of both physical books and electronic ones. Is that a possibility for you – is there a larger library system you can also get access to? Mine is available to me since it’s the same state and at $50 a year, I definitely get my money’s worth. 🙂

        • Actually, my library system is probably one of the biggest if not the biggest in this country – the Helsinki metropolitan area libraries. 🙂 I guess the selection of English e-books simply isn’t one of the biggest budget priorities here. After all, the library system serves a mainly Finnish-speaking population and also tries to cater for a wide variety of minority languages. When I take that into consideration, I’m thankful that there are so many good books in the system, though they can’t have everything that interests me… 🙂

  2. You have a lot of good books in your pile! Jasper Fforde is always awesome. And the panda book sounds most intriguing. Enjoy your reading!

    • Sheila says:

      I am having so much trouble getting through this Fforde book – I’m not sure why? I’ve stalled out on it about a third of the way through. Need to decide if I’m finishing it or just call it quits and move on to something else.

  3. We have very similar tastes in reading. Brown Girl Dreaming is in my stack this month too. I have been reading through The Best Yes slowly and rereading. It has been life-changing for me. I want to read The Fringe Hours as well. I am very intrigued by Elephant Company as well. Thanks for the link up!

    • Sheila says:

      I’m forcing myself to go slowly through Brown Girl Dreaming so I don’t race through it – I love it so far!

      Have read the first couple of pages of Elephant Company, but decided I wanted to put some more reading space between The Forgotten 500 and it because of the similar time frame. If that makes sense?

  4. Wow you added a lot of books this month! And I am willing to take full credit for Women of the Word 😀 I found it inspiring

    • Sheila says:

      You’re probably where I heard about it then! I usually remember, unless it’s one where I heard about it multiple places; then they seem to run together.

      I added all those books mostly just a couple at a time, so it never seemed like that many, until I was writing this post and realized just how ridiculous it was!

  5. It was me! Did you like The Siege Winter? 🙂

    • It’s still on my bookcase, waiting patiently. I’m having more trouble reading “real” books right now, so anything that doesn’t go on my Kindle takes for.ev.er.

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