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Stacking the Shelves

Today is the 4th anniversary of Reading Reality. 2011 seems like a LONG time ago. The official celebration (and giveaway) will be on Monday, April 6. I’m starting to measure my life in when we moved and where we were when “X” happened. When I started Reading Reality, we were living in Gainesville, FL. After that, we moved here to Atlanta. and moved again within Atlanta. Then Seattle, and we moved again in Seattle. Now we’re back in Atlanta. That’s a lot of moves to end up back in the same place. We often drive by that second place we lived in when we were here before. It’s hard to resist the impulse to turn in!

On the bookish front, Humble Bundle is currently offering a science fiction bundle that is pretty awesome. Check it out!

For Review:
Deadly Election (Flavia Albia #3) by Lindsey Davis
The Dismantling by Brian DeLeeuw
Dissident (Bellator #1) by Cecilia London
Finding Mr. Right Now (Salt Box #1) by Meg Benjamin
The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig
The State of Play edited by Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

Purchased from Amazon:
The Atrocity Archives (Laundry Files #1) by Charles Stross
Crushed (City of Eldrich #2) by Laura Kirwan
The Fire Seer and Her Quradum (Coalition of Mages #2) by Amy Raby
Impervious (City of Eldrich #1) by Laura Kirwan
Target of the Heart (Night Stalkers) by M.L. Buchman

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Stacking the Shelves

I don’t know why it makes me feel better when I get to the end of the week and only have a short stack; I already have so many books to read that I probably won’t finish in my lifetime.

Hello, my name is Marlene and I’m a biblioholic.

Speaking of things I’m looking forward to getting around to, Humble Bundle has yet another book bundle, and this time it’s Star Trek comics. If you like Trek, it’s definitely worth checking out.

For Review:
Gray Bishop (Cornerstone Run #2) by Kelly Meade
Heart Fire (Celta’s Heartmates #13) by Robin D. Owens
The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister
Only Enchanting (Survivor’s Club #4) by Mary Balogh
Say Yes to the Marquess (Castles Ever After #2) by Tessa Dare

Black Rook (Cornerstone Run #1) by Kelly Meade
Humble Star Trek Bundle

Borrowed from the Library:
Up at Butternut Lake (Butternut Lake #1) by Mary McNear

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Stacking the Shelves

So, I didn’t actually purchase the Humble Bookperk Bundle from Amazon, but Humble Bundle uses Amazon Payments, so it sort of counts. The current Humble Bundle includes a LOT of science fiction/fantasy/paranormal titles. So even though I already have copies of a few things in print, like American Gods and The Curse of Chalion, I couldn’t resist getting the whole thing in ebook, especially at the lovely Humble Bundle price. Check out the Bundle before it goes away!

For Review:
Ada’s Algorithm by James Essinger
Beauty’s Kiss (Taming of the Sheenans #2) by Jane Porter
The Cat, The Devil, the Last Escape by Shirley Rousseau Murphy and Pat J.J. Murphy
Flirting with Forever (Island Bliss #1) by Kim Boykin
High Moon (F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation #4) by Jennifer Harlow
The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs by Greil Marcus
The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
Pie Girls by Lauren Clark
So We Read On by Maureen Corrigan
Tinseltown by William J. Mann

Purchased from Amazon:
Humble Bookperk Bundle

Borrowed from the Library:
Becoming Josephine by Heather Webb
Glamour in Glass (Glamourist Histories #2) by Mary Robinette Kowal
Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons by Sam Kean

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Stacking the Shelves

In addition to feeding my addiction at both NetGalley and Edelweiss, there were a couple of special purchases I’d like to mention.

The wonderful folks at StoryBundle are running a special bundle this week of Science Fiction and Fantasy written during NaNoWriMo. This looks like a terrific punch of new SF/F authors, and I can’t wait to see how the stories turn out.

Humble Bundle (much better known for their indie gaming bundles) have a special Doctor Who comics bundle this week. If you love the Doctor, or are curious about the comics, this is a great way to read a pretty full starting collection.

For Review:
The Agincourt Bride (Catherine de Valois #1) by Joanna Hickson
Allegiance (Penton Legacy #4) by Susannah Sandlin
Black Ice (Midgard #2) by Susan Krinard
Dark Refuge (Spirit Wild #4) by Kate Douglas
The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma by Brian Herbert
Lock In by John Scalzi
The Tudor Bride (Catherine de Valois #2) by Joanna Hickson
Witchlight (Magic Born #2) by Sonya Clark
Wouldn’t It Be Deadly (Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins #1) by D.E. Ireland

Doctor Who Comics Bundle from Humble Bundle
Sci-Fi/Fantasy NaNo Bundle from StoryBundle
Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden’s Syndrome by John Scalzi

Borrowed from the Library:
Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick