Saturday, September 19, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (49)

I only have a couple of new books this week. I borrowed two books and then at the end of the week, received a new book for review. I'm still on a self-imposed book-buying ban. My daughter has been fussing at me about getting books from the library—pointing out the large number of unread books in my house. Yes, I probably have close to 1000 books that I haven't read, and yet I keep getting new books from the library instead of reading the books that are on hand. But, if I didn't get new books, I wouldn't have anything to share in the weekly Stacking the Shelves posts.

From the library:

Book Cover: Miriam's Well by Lois Ruby There are some books that stick with you for a very long time. Miriam's Well is one of those. Lois Ruby's YA novel was originally published in 1993, and I don't know when I read it, but it was a long time ago. In fact, several years ago when I was looking for the book, I found that it was out of print. To me, that was very sad since I was recommending it to teachers, librarians, and others who work with teenagers. I was thrilled to find that it has just now been released in e-book format. I'm counting on that to ensure that it will be available forever!

Kindle Lending Library:

Book Cover: Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue by Hugh Howey Once a month, Amazon allows their Prime subscribers to borrow one Kindle book. I think this is really restrictive since they provide unlimited video streaming with the same subscription! But, nevertheless, I'm determined to take advantage of this perk each month. And, for September, I selected Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue by Hugh Howey. The blurb describes a YA SF Romance and it's gotten a 4.3 out of 5 star rating at Amazon and 3.89 at Goodreads. So I have now loaded this on my Kindle and plan to read it very soon. (October is coming, you know.)

For Review:

Book Cover: The Banished of Muirwood by Jeff Wheeler The Banished of Muirwood is the first book in a new trilogy set in Jeff Wheeler's mystical and magical land of Muirwood. Eighteen-year-old Maia is the princess of Comoros, heir to the throne, and in exile. Fleeing her captors, Maia must use magical skills she has learned in secret. Yes, in Muirwood, magic is fobidden to women. As her enemies hunt for her, Maia comes to realize the danger that using magic poses to her.

I'd like to thank NetGalley and publisher 47 North for approving my request to review The Banished of Muirwood.


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. Maybe instead of the library, you could consider everything in your house a resource and share each week what you plan from those piles. At least you're not spending money!

    1. I think I'll make up a challenge for 2016 (if I can't find one among all the available challenges) to read down my physical "stash". I didn't even mention the large number of eBooks on my Kindle -- mostly freebies -- which have not been read.

      Yep, I am definitely using the library as an enabler. I can get a new book without spending any money.

  2. I have heard good things about the Muirwood series. I hope you love all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. I enjoyed the original Muirwood series, so I have high expectations for this one. I'm sure I'll enjoy all the books that I received this week -- I specifically asked for each of them.

  3. Miriam's Well sounds good, and isn't it great to find a formerly "out of print" book is back?


    1. Laurel-Rain, you are absolutely right. It's a book I regularly recommend because it does such a good of presenting a sensitive subject about religion without trying to paint any side as a villain. It's extremely even-handed.

      Thanks for leaving a comment. I do like knowing that someone is reading my posts.