Stacking the Shelves (284)

Stacking the Shelves

World Book Day is celebrated on April 23. It’s an event that, as it says on its website, celebrates stories and the love of reading. In honor of World Book Day, Amazon is giving away kindle copies of 9 books from its Amazon Crossing imprint, which specializes in publishing books from outside the English-speaking world in English translations. Whatever you may think about Amazon, whether its the best-thing ever or the world’s biggest monopoly or the evil empire that we will someday be rebelling against, what Amazon Crossing does is not only a good thing, but they have become one of the largest publishers of works in translation in the English-speaking world. I’m not going to claim this is because they care so much, because who knows the answer to that question, but I do think it’s because they can afford to take a loss to see if they can sell enough to make it profitable in the long-term, a proposition that most publishers can’t indulge in too often. The giveaway is available through 4/24, so you still have time to sample the world!

This is one of those weeks when it’s a really good thing that I get ebooks. Otherwise our house would look like a bookstore exploded inside – just before it sank into the earth under the weight of all the books!

For Review:
All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller
Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger
The Christmas Plainsong (Brandywine Village #2) by Izzy James
City of Lies (Poison Wars #1) by Sam Hawke
Echo Moon (Ghost Gifts #3) by Laura Spinella
Foretold (Ghost Gifts #2) by Laura Spinella
Foundryside (Founders #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett
How to Be Safe by Tom McAllister
I Am Justice (Band of Sisters #1) by Diana Muñoz Stewart
The Illegitimate Duke (Diamonds in the Rough #3) by Sophie Barnes
The Locksmith’s Daughter by Karen Brooks
The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah
Lowcountry Bookshop (Liz Talbot #7) by Susan M. Boyer
Not Our Kind by Kitty Zeldis
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Path of Love: Cinque Terre, Italy (Love Abroad B&B #2) by M.L. Buchman
Planetside by Michael Mammay
The Privilege of Peace (Peacekeeper #3, Confederation #8) by Tanya Huff
Tin Man by Sarah Winman
Too Wilde to Wed (Wildes of Ludlow Castle #2) by Eloisa James
Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist
Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison

Purchased from Amazon:
Ghost Gifts (Ghost Gifts #2) by Laura Spinella
The Gray House by Mariam Petrosyan
The Great Passage by Shion Miura
Honor’s Flight (Fallen Empire #2) by Lindsay Buroker
The House by the River by Lena Manta
Last Train to Istanbul by Ayse Kulin
The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen
The Question of Red by Laksmi Pamuntjak
A River in Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa
Starseers (Fallen Empire #3) by Lindsay Buroker
Still Waters (Sandhamn Murders #1) by Viveca Sten
Ten Women by Marcela Serrano

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5 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (284)

  1. I prefer print books, but snagged a few of the free ebooks for kicks. Thanks a bunch! Added Ghost Gifts to my wish list, too.

  2. What a haul! I’m looking forward to the Huff book, but the cover has me worried. Also, yay for the Buroker books.

    But a big boo (ha) for Ghost Gifts and Foretold. I made it through the former, but was thoroughly fed up by about a quarter of the way through the latter and DNF’d it in a state of fury. Good thing I read ebooks or I’d have been tempted to set them on fire. Hope they work better for you. (LOL) So, I’m still on the hunt for a book/series that measures up to Amanda Stevens’s Graveyard Queen series.

    1. Oh dear, that’s not a good sign. I picked those up because I’m reviewing her new book, Echo Moon, as part of a tour.

      Although it’s not the same as Stevens’ series, you might like Robin Owens’ Ghost Seer series. If you’re looking for something new, maybe give them a try? The first book was a lot of setup, but the second was excellent.
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      1. Uh oh. Maybe the problem is *me* because I DNF’d the Ghost Seer series after several books, too (but I did skim through the final two just to get a feel for how things ended). Although I do it more now than I used to (hey, time’s getting short), DNFs are still pretty rare for me; I guess this is just a genre I’m super picky about.

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