Stacking the Shelves (501)

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” That’s just as true about staying in the emotional place where we are as it is about a physical location. I’ve always used reading as an escape, whether from the everyday, or into a time and/or place that no longer exists or that I am unlikely to live to see. All of that is to say why I pick up so many books and why they are such a comfort to me, even though I may not get to a particular book soon or even at all. All of which goes a bit towards explaining why my stacks are so tall and these posts can seem rather long.

I also read to put a bit of time and emotional distance between me and something that is just too hard to bear. Freddie went to the Rainbow Bridge on Wednesday after a month of increasingly puzzling visits to the vet and more than a few days where he seemed to be getting back to his old self. We’re both devastated and George keeps going to all of Freddie’s spots to see if he can find his buddy. He’s confused and heartbroken and frankly, so are we.

So I’ll be losing myself in a good book or two, or five, until the pain isn’t quite so sharp. With one or more cats in my lap at all times.

For Review:
Aphrodite and the Duke by J.J. McAvoy
Back to the Garden by Laurie R. King
Because I Could Not Stop for Death (Emily Dickinson Mystery #1) by Amanda Flower
Book of Knives by Lise Haines
A Broken Blade (Halfling Saga #1) by Melissa Blair
How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie
Ithaca by Claire North
Landslide (Mason Hackett #1) by Adam Sikes
Ledge (Glacian Trilogy #1) by Stacey McEwan
Love & Saffron by Kim Fay (Grade A REVIEW!!!)
The Measure by Nikki Erlick
Mother Daughter Traitor Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal
Ocean’s Echo (Winter’s Orbit #2) by Everina Maxwell
A Quick Trip to Moab by Kevin T. Jones
A Restless Truth (Last Binding #2) by Freya Marske
Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson
Sometimes People Die by Simon Stephenson
The Stars Undying by Emery Robin
Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison
Swashbucklers by Dan Hanks
A Truth to Lie for (Elena Standish #4) by Anne Perry
The Ways We Hide by Kristina McMorris
The Witch and the Tsar by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore
Wrath by Sharon Moalem, Daniel Kraus
Your Mind Is a Terrible Thing by Hailey Piper

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
Black Box (Miranda Chase Origin Stories #4) by M.L. Buchman
Honor Flight (Miranda Chase Origin Stories #1) by M.L. Buchman
Island Christmas (Miranda Chase Origin Stories #2) by M.L. Buchman
A Very Jeremy Christmas (Miranda Chase Origin Stories #3) by M.L. Buchman

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13 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (501)

  1. So sorry to read about Freddie. It’s so hard to lose a pet. Enjoy your reading and cat cuddles.

  2. The loss of a pet is always hard! Enjoy one of your many books! I have had How to Kill Your Family on my TBR after hearing about it from YouTuber JackEdwards….hope I see a review here to see what you think.

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