New on the Stack in March 2017

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Yes, I know, once again I’ve borrowed an absurd number of books from the library. I had some long-awaited holds come in finally (The Hanging Tree!), plus me not being able to resist grabbing some others that were available. Some of them have already been returned unfinished, which I’ve noted in my comments about them.

Nonfiction

Siblings without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Hoping for some ideas to improve things between my oldest two.

The Revenge of Analog by David Sax
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It sounded interesting, but I ended up letting it go back to the library without attempting to renew it. It was much drier than I was in the mood for, and I didn’t care that much about the topic.

When to Rob a Bank: …And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I was looking for an audio book to borrow via Overdrive and this one popped up as available. I’ve since discovered that apparently my phone is out of storage space and can’t download anything so I’ve listened to none of it. Whoops.

Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It by Josh Axe
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Hoped for something fairly accessible and reputible about gut health. Apparently I still couldn’t make myself care about it because I stalled out on reading it midway through chapter two.

Art of the Pie by Kate McDermott
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s the current “Big Library Read” on Overdrive, so every time I went to my library’s digital catalog, I saw the cover. I couldn’t resist.

Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’ve been wanting to try it, as I do love travel memoirs.

Fiction

Dark Matter by Blake CrouchDark Matter by Blake Crouch
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: April’s selection for book club!

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: My in-person book club’s April selection.

My Antonia by Willa Cather
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: My in-person book club’s May selection.

The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s the latest in the Peter Grant series!!!

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Quick speed-listen to refresh my memory on characters and events before March’s book club meeting.

A Dangerous Mourning by Anne Perry
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Rereading the William Monk series.

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next book in the Armand Gamache series.

A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next book in the Maisie Dobbs series.

Watchers of Time by Charles Todd
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next book in the Ian Rutledge series.

A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Bess Crawford series

Black Coffee by Agatha Christie, adapted as a novel by Charles Osborne
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Hercule Poirot series

A Fearsome Doubt by Charles Todd
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Ian Rutledge series

Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Maisie Dobbs series

The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next book in the Armand Gamache series

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Need to get moving on my book flight

Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember how this one ended up on my library holds list, but it did and then it appeared on my kindle when my turn arrived. 😉

Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: May’s book club selection, and I’m trying to get ahead on my reading, as I’ve cut it too close with a couple of them. Except there’s some weird sort of glitch going on and it’s not letting me download it. I don’t know – I need to call the library or send in a chat request because I do know how to borrow ebooks an ddownload them, but something isn’t working right with this one. It won’t even let me return it and try again. Technology, you’re so awesome until you aren’t. 😉

Defend and Betray by Anne Perry
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Rereading the William Monk series.


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Comments

  1. That’s a lot of books! I’m so excited to discuss Dark Matter with you and the book club.

    • It is *so* many books – it never seems like that much throughout the month, as most of them are electronic and I add them one at a time. Then I start writing this post and realizing I went overboard again.

  2. I got Art of the Pie through the library Overdrive app too. I read the first few chapters and knew that I wanted to own it. So, it’s in my Amazon cart and I am hoping the price drops a bit. I didn’t finish it and my time ran out, so I’ll have to wait now. What is up with March and all the books! I can’t believe I’m sharing 30 this month! Thanks for the link up!

    • I was hoping to try one of her recipes before my time ran out but that didn’t happen. It’s a beautiful book and I’m tempted by it, but so far I’m resisting. I keep looking at the bookcase where I keep my cookbooks and realizing that unless I want to ditch one of my current books, I have zero space to add another cookbook to my collection.

      Clearly, it’s time for a bigger bookcase, right? 😉

  3. I was pleasantly surprised by The Lost Girl of Astor Street. Jane Eyre is one of my all time favorites. Enjoy all your books.

    • I keep (virtually) picking up The Lost Girl of Astor Street and then putting it back down – can’t decide if I want to dive into 1920s Chicago. I don’t generally like books where political corruption plays a big role in the story – would you recommend I give it a try, or send it back to the library unread?

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