Stacking the Shelves (209)

Stacking the Shelves

The U.S. election is on Tuesday. If you are eligible to vote and have not yet done so, be sure to vote. It isn’t fair to criticize the outcome if you don’t participate in the process. Unless you are under 18 and can’t vote yet, but are definitely going to be stuck with the consequences, whatever they are.

Just in time for the election, Random Penguin is promoting a whole bunch of books about the U.S political process. That’s why I picked up The Signal and the Noise, it’s currently $1.99 on Kindle, which is a steal. But in addition to Silver’s book and a few others that were commercially published, they are also highlighting new editions of The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, and another classic of the Revolutionary War era, Common Sense by Thomas Paine. If you managed to escape reading these in school, they are still well worth reading. Or re-reading.

After finally reading Death Warmed Over by Kevin J. Anderson, I had to dive into the towering TBR pile to see which other books in the Dan Shamble series I had picked up over the years. So that I could buy the ones I didn’t already have, and have them ready for more days when what I planned to read just doesn’t cut it. I also couldn’t resist the Olivia Dade books. I found the newest one on Netgalley, and when I saw that the series is Lovestruck Librarians, I just had to get them all!

For Review:
The Dangerous Ladies Affair (Carpenter and Quincannon #5) by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
Driven to Distraction (Lovestruck Librarians #5) by Olivia Dade
The Edge of the Blade (The Uncharted Realms #2, The Twelve Kingdoms #5) by Jeffe Kennedy
The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn
Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey
Warrior (Galactic Gladiators #2) by Anna Hackett

Purchased from Amazon:
Broken Resolutions (Lovestruck Librarians #1) by Olivia Dade
Hair Raising (Dan Shamble Zombie PI #3) by Kevin J. Anderson
Mayday (Lovestruck Librarians #3) by Olivia Dade
My Reckless Valentine (Lovestruck Librarians #2) by Olivia Dade
Ready to Fall (Lovestruck Librarians #4) by Olivia Dade
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t by Nate Silver
Working Stiff (Dan Shamble Zombie PI #5) by Kevin J. Anderson

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