Saturday, June 06, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (35)

Oh my gosh! I went hog wild at the library this past week. I have such poor impulse control. I should only be thankful that I made these acquisitions at the library and not at the book store. Otherwise, I'd be making a huge dent in my bank account.

I wound up downloading the audiobooks from SYNC for two weeks. Every Thursday, two new books are released and are available for only one week. For the first couple of weeks, I didn't have the opportunity to download until Sunday or Monday. This week I caught up and actually downloaded the week 5 books on Friday morning.

Borrowed from the library:

Book Cover: A Thousand Sunsets by Jannie Lund This isn't the usual type of book that I read, but to complete the Eclectic Reader challenge, I need to read one contemporary romance and this will be it. Jennie Lund introduces two individuals who have lost contact with their families and the elderly man who plays cupid to bring them together, healing all three in the process.

Book Cover: 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover by Linda Wisdom Don't you just love this cover? 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover is the first of the Jazz Tremaine paranormal novels. Quirky, funny, and quick entertainment. Jazz is a witch who can't stay out of trouble. She's had an off-and-on relationship with Nikolai, a Russian vampire. Now Nick her help, putting the both of them in danger from a maniacal killer. With assistance from the ghost which inhabits her sports car and a pair of killer bunny slippers, Jazz and Nick must work together to defeat an evil force from their past.

Book Cover: Going Home by Wanda Brunstetter Book Cover: On Her Own by Wanda Brunstetter
Book Cover: Dear to Me by Wanda Brunstetter Book Cover: Allison's Journey by Wanda Brunstetter
On occasion, I enjoy reading one of Wanda Brunstetter's Amish novels. I saw that the entire set of Brides of Webster County were available at Freading, so I borrowed them. These are a set of related romances set in the same Amish community in Webster County, Missouri. Each of the brides faces a challenge in her life or faith and works through it to find love and marriage.

These should be rather short and and quick to read, so I hope to have all of them finished before they are due back at the library in two weeks. I always have the option of renewing the loan period, but I consider it a challenge to complete all the books I borrow before their due dates.

Book Cover: Sorcerer's Ring Bundle, Books 1-3 by Morgan Rice Book Cover: A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice
Book Cover: A March of Kings by Morgan Rice Book Cover: A Fate of Dragons by Morgan Rice
And, I snapped up the omnibus containing the first three books in Morgan Rice's Sorcerer's Ring fantasy series: A Quest of Heroes, A March of Kings, and A Fate of Dragons. Thorgrin, a 14 year old from a small village on the outskirts of the Kingdom of the Ring learns he has mysterious powers, a special gift, and a special destiny. Epic fantasy starts out with Thorgrin's coming of age and journey toward becoming a warrior.

Reviews are mixed, so I might enjoy the books or simply return them unread. That's the wonderful aspect of library books—you aren't out any money at all if you don't like the book.


Book Cover: The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz Book Cover: Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan Last week's audiobooks were all about fantasy. They take the reader to lands where princes, princesses, witches, and magicians run wild. The YA selection, The Ring and the Crown mixes fantasy, historical fiction and royalty, set in an England just after the time of King Arthur. Paired with it is Sea Hearts (originally titled The Brides of Rollrock Island), a classic fantasy of magical beings such as the selkie.

Book Cover: A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty Book Cover: Dracula by Bram Stoker This week, the theme of letters, searches for people, and dual worlds is explored in two very different novels. The YA selection is A Corner of White, first book in Jaclyn Mariarty's Colors of Madeleine series. It is paired with Bram Stoker's classic horror novel, Dracula.


How about you? Any new books? You're invited to tell us all about it by joining the fun at Stacking the Shelves. According to the reviewers at Tynga's Reviews who host the meme:

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!

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  1. Great haul! The Ring and the Crown looks really good but I've not heard much about it. Happy reading!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. Ah, Krystianna. Those folks at SYNC have introduced me to a number of excellent books that I had never heard of before. I'm looking forward to listening to The Ring and the Crown.