Saturday, September 12, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (48)

Another frugal week. I didn't buy any books, and I only took one new ARC to review. It's hard to resist all the yummy review books at NetGalley, but I'm trying to focus on completing the challenges that I set for myself at the beginning of the year. To that objective, the two library books I borrowed are in two of the targeted series I plan to complete by year-end.

From the library:

Book Cover: The Hermit of Eyton Forest by Ellis Peters The Hermit of Eyton Forest, 14th book in the Brother Cadfael series, picks up shortly after the events of the previous volume. One of the abbey's students, ten-year-old Richard Ludel becomes Lord of Eyton when his father is slain in battle. Abbot Radulfus is the boy's guardian until he comes of age, but Richard's grandmother wants the boy sent home where she plans to marry him to the heiress of a neighboring manor.

Book Cover: The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini As I've said before, I selected Elm Creek Quilters as one of the series that I planned to read to completion in 2015. I'm now up to book 16 (of 20), The Aloha Quilt. Over the winter, Bonnie Markham is traveling to Hawaii to help a friend set up her new business: a quilter's retreat at a bed and breakfast. After all, Bonnie has a lot of experience with Quilt Camp at the Elm Creek Inn. And, while in Hawaii, nothing will do except that she immerse herself into the unique style of Hawaiian quilts.

For review:

Book Cover: Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye by Tania Del Rio When I saw this book, I was entranced. I'm putting a lot of focus on mid-grade and young adult books this year and it seemed to fit the bill. The publisher says:

Meet Warren the 13th, a cursed 12-year-old Victorian bellhop who’s terribly unlucky . . . yet perpetually optimistic, hard-working, and curious. Orphan Warren’s pride and joy is his family’s hotel, but he’s been miserable ever since his evil Aunt Anaconda took over the management. Anaconda believes a mysterious treasure known as the All-Seeing Eye is hidden somewhere on the grounds, and she’ll do anything to find it. If Warren wants to preserve his family’s legacy, he’ll need to find the treasure first—if the hotel’s many strange and wacky guests don’t beat him to it!

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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!


  1. I must say all your books are new to me. They look amazing.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. Grace, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. It can be lonely blogging and wondering if anyone ever reads what you say!

  2. I have a copy of Warren to read too. I can't wait and hope we both love it.

    1. The story looks good, but I'm not happy with the eBook formatting. Looks horrible in the Kindle & is difficult to read in Adobe Digital Editions. Whomever prepared it is focused too much on the printed book layout.

  3. I haven't heard of most of these, but I hope you enjoy them!
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    1. I hope I like them, too. The library books are a pretty sure thing, but with an ARC for review, I take a risk unless it's an author I'm already familiar with.