Stacking the Shelves (240)

Stacking the Shelves

Welcome to this week’s Stacking the Shelves, co-hosted by Tynga’s Review and Reading Reality! No matter whether you add the link to your Stacking the Shelves here or there, your link will appear in both places.

This was a strange week. I started out the week deep-diving into an article I was writing for Library Journal – their annual spotlight on science fiction and fantasy. And after spending days and days looking at all the marvelous SF and Fantasy coming out in the next few months, I couldn’t actually bear to read any of it – at least temporarily. I had a hankering to read some romance of a particular trope, and ended up borrowing a copy of The Admiral’s Bride from the library. And so far, it’s scratching that itch.

But speaking of terrific SF, I also picked up an ebook copy of Old Man’s War in this month’s Tor.com ebook club giveaway. I have a print copy of Old Man’s War. I’m kind of surprised that I don’t have a signed print copy, and I need to rectify that next time Scalzi is speaking somewhere. But I never got it in ebook, and now that’s how I read pretty much everything. So when I do a re-read one of these days, and I will, I’ll have the book ready and waiting.

For Review:
The Great Quake by Henry Fountain
Highland Dragon Warrior (Dawn of the Highland Warrior #1) by Isabel Cooper
The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard
The Tethered Mage (Swords & Fire #1) by Melissa Caruso

Publisher Giveaway:
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Borrowed from the Library:
The Admiral’s Bride (Tall, Dark and Dangerous #7) by Suzanne Brockmann
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

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3 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (240)

  1. The Great Quake is a very exciting read. I knew a very little bit about the Alaska ’64 earthquake, but not much. I was 7 and living in Texas. What I did not understand is that this earthquake and the men who studied it changed the way science and earthquakes were taught. The stuff I was taught in the late 60’s and early 70’s was groundbreaking, but I thought it had always been that way. What I cool way to find out that science was growing in knowledge right along side a little Texas schoolboy…..me. Wow.

    The book is well written, easy to follow the story line. It is specific and full of exact details to prove a point….the point being that this earthquake helped set the standard on which science grew…..in the proper way. It had been moving in a static type mode…..sorta the earth in flat stuff. Mr. Fountain explains how these new scientists opened a whole new way of thinking about the earth and plate movement. Way cool. A must read if you are even mildly interested in the earth.
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