Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature co-hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality. It is a chance to showcase all the goodies you've collected throughout the week, whether they're bought on-line or in-store, an ARC or a final copy, borrowed from a friend or the library, physical or digital, etc. Never has my addiction been more obvious than when I am now keeping track of every single book I acquire.
Purchased From Author
Okay, so that's kind of weird phrasing, especially because the author is one of my close friends and my daughter's godmother. Stacey and her son Monterio wrote and illustrated the book together. I love the idea, I love the content, and I love that Stacey included specific Bible verses to reference with each aspect.
Amazon (Damn you, BookBub)
I fell off the "No BookBub" wagon hard this week. FOUR DAYS IN A ROW. BUUUUUT, some were free, so, WIN. Also, I secretly love cozy mysteries - but only if they're also free or I can get a huge boxed set for $.99.
I love Titanic. By this I mean both the actual ship and learning every possible fact about it that I could in my youth, as well as the movie. Oh Lord, the movie. It came out right before my 15th birthday, and the fifteen year old in me will never stop crying at the end. From the last 45 minutes, to the final scene where they're all together again, I bawl like a baby. Still. I'm 35 now.
I've always been struck by the complete opposite reactions of the two most talked-about ships that night who were NOT named Titanic. We have one ship, close enough to easily rescue all on board, and another who was much farther away, but risked its own collision within the ice field by speeding right through at top speeds in a desperate attempt to reach her in time. I found this one via BookBub just the other day for $1.99 and I so hope it is worth the price. (Also, yes, I fell off the BookBub-Avoiding-Wagon. You'll hear all about that on Saturday with my Stacking the Shelves post.)
"At the beginning of the 20th century the Cunard Line, once the dominant passenger liner on the North Atlantic, was confronting the gravest crisis of its sixty-year history."
This line is taken from the beginning of Chapter 2, "The Carpathia and Arthur Rostron".
Every year our library system puts on a wonderful event called Storybook Land. A set of eight different characters visit the library and children can meet their favorites, take photos, and attend story times with the characters. This year we got to meet Moana, Spiderman, Little Critter, Wild Thing, Olivia, Thea Stilton, Biscuit, and Curious George. There are also plenty of coloring pages also. One thing about this event that I really love is that they put out numerous titles for check-out for all the characters. This is my four year old daughter's haul from the library yesterday. They say the apple doesn't fall from the tree...
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature co-hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality. It is a chance to showcase all the goodies you've collected throughout the week, whether they're bought on-line or in-store, an ARC or a final copy, borrowed from a friend or the library, physical or digital, etc. Never has my addiction been more obvious than when I am now keeping track of every single book I acquire. I had to be sooooo good this week, because last week I hauled 30+ books. It was tough.