Saturday, August 12, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #82


I am really excited to participate in Stacking the Shelves, a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality

Another busy week around here!  My daughter started school on Thursday which seem way too early in the year to me.  Her jazz group gave us tickets to see Herbie Hancock in concert that same night.   My husband was also out of town for part of the week which also threw off our normal routine.  I a hoping for a calm weekend.

Another week of no review books!

Digital Books
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (Kindle Purchase)

I already have the audio of this book which I started listening to this week.  I realized after 3 1/2 hours of listening that I was having trouble following all the aspects of the story.  I love the sound effects and the narration of the audio but I think this is a book that I need to read before trying to listen to it. 

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 
Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave a link to your own STS post!

48 comments:

  1. Wow, that does seem early for school to be starting. My friend's girls start at the end of the month. My daughter starts PreK at the beginning of Sept (6th). I hope you end up getting the calm weekend that you want! Sorry to hear that your current audiobook isn't going well for you. I really want to give audiobooks a try one day. Happy reading!

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    1. When I was in school, we started after Labor Day but it keeps getting earlier and earlier every year here. August 10 it too early! I just need to focus on the book more than I can at work. I am sure that I will listen to it some time in the future.

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  2. Schools seems to be starting earlier and earlier these days. I remember it be mostly late August, now it's mid! I'm sure in another 2 years it will be early August!

    That's a new to me read! Sorry the audio is giving you trouble. Hopefully reading it, like you said, will be better!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. August 10 feels like early August to me. We had to pick up her schedule and get her laptop from the school in July! This will be a good book to re-read with audio.

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  3. That is really early to start school. I'm in Canada and we start school (well university) the first week of September. Good luck to your daughter, and I hope you enjoy your new book :)
    Here is my STS 

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    1. September is a much better time to start school. Colleges tend to start a bit later than public schools. Thanks!

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  4. The sooner school starts, the sooner it ends, that's what I always believed. I was pretty excited that the Romance Readers Club free download was Good Boy by Bowen and Kennedy, because I have been wanting to read it, and I am not allowing myself to buy any books. I got approved for Prince in Disguise, which shocked me, because Disney usually denies all my requests. So, yeah, because I love Strohm and am really excited about it. I got eARCs for Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe, Olivia Twist, and Before I Let You Go. So, lots to look forward to.

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    1. It doesn't really feel like she gets out all that early though. Usually just before Memorial Day depending on snow days. Sounds like you picked up some great books this week. I hope you enjoy them!

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  5. Yeah, that is early for a school start date especially to me since our kids around here don't start until after Labor Day. Hope your week gets back on track now that Back to School settles down and your husband is home.

    I've had a few books that have too many details or character narrations for me to listen to it first, too.

    Have a good week, Carole.

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    1. It looks like our entire August is pretty busy but it should calm down eventually. I did enjoy it the audio but was starting to get confused so I thought I should just stop and try again later.

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  6. The Kindle copy of Neverwhere is currently on sale for $1.99! :)

    https://www.amazon.com/Neverwhere-Novel-Neil-Gaiman-ebook/dp/B000FC130E/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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    1. Yep, I was able to get it for a great price!

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  7. Yeah we don't start school until a week into September! Hope next week is calmer!

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    1. It feels to soon to worry about school!

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  8. Wow, that is early! In the UK, we go back in September. :-) I hope you get to enjoy Neverwhere.

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    1. It sounds like most areas wait until September. I wish our area did as well.

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  9. I loved reading Neverwhere! Such an intense read! I hope you enjoy your book!

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  10. I am hoping you have a calm weekend. Many of the schools in nearby districts started up this past week. My daughter still has until the end of the month, fortunately.

    I loved Neverwhere. I read it in print, so didn't listen to it though. I hope you have better luck with the print version if you do give it a try that way!

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    1. I think that this is a book that will be best in print for me anyway. I will probably listen to the audio for a re-read.

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  11. Awesome post :)

    That celebratory lunch looks fabulous! ^.^

    Check out my STS at El's Book Reviews! I truly appreciate it!

    Hope you have a great day!

    - El

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    1. I am a bit confused about the lunch comment but thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Hard to believe school is starting already. It doesn't start here for a few weeks yet but it's coming fast! Hope you have that quiet weekend, and that you enjoy Neverwhere.

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    1. Summer seems to go so quickly. Thanks, Great!

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  13. My post is all about nasty things living in the water this week! I'm doing well with the films too, getting four watched this weekend. I hope to get a few more looked at tonight. Have a great week!

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    1. Sounds like you have some creepy reads ahead of you! Enjoy!

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  14. It's quite too early indeed for the school to start, good thing I'm done with school hehe. Haven't read anything from Gaiman before though. I'm still browsing what to read next though hehe

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    1. My daughter is a junior in high school so we will only be dealing with this early start to school one more time. I haven't read a lot of Gaiman so I am looking forward to this one.

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  15. The kids here started school last week. I always hated that when I was a kid. I guess the upside to starting in early August is that school ends in early May.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. My daughter will go until Memorial Day so she doesn't even get out all that early. Summer seems to fly by!

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  16. I liked reading Neverwhere !
    Have a nice week !

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    1. I am really looking forward to Neverwhere. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. I feel like Thursday is such a weird day to go back to school, but then again maybe it eases students back into the routine easier? I've never read anything by Neil Gaiman before; however, I've always heard good things about his books. Happy reading, and have a great week! :)

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    1. They always seem to start on a Thursday which is strange to me as well. I have only read one other Gaiman book so I am looking forward to starting this one.

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  18. Your daughter is going back to school already?! That's crazy! This is the first year that I won't be going back to school this fall. It's super weird.

    As for your Neil Gaiman book, I've only read one of his books, STARDUST, but I hope you enjoy this one.

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    1. I imagine it is really weird for you. Your done with school and it doesn't seem real does it? Hopefully, this book is as good as it started out being.

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  19. oh wow...school is starting already? Crazy how fast this summer has flown by!! Hope you enjoy Gaiman's book though:)

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  20. I hope you got that calm weekend! I can't believe school is starting already in some states/areas. Time really flies!

    I've never read anything by Gaiman! I've heard a lot of good things about his books but I've never tried one. I want to read that Norse Mythology one. :D Happy reading!

    Have a lovely week, Carole. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. It was semi-calm. My daughter's birthday is today so we did have some birthday stuff to deal with. I am really looking forward to reading Gaiman's book!

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  21. Can you believe I haven't read a Gaiman book, although I recently bought American Gods. They start back to school here on Wednesday. I always think middle of the week startings are crazy.

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    1. I think I have a copy of American Gods. I have only read one of his books but really enjoyed it. Trying to work some non-review books in the schedule.

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  22. Only one book? This seems very un-Carole like! But I have heard of this one and I am curious about it. A shame it seems a bit confusing to start off with.

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    1. It is very un-Carole like, Olivia! I should be back to my old self next week :)

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  23. I'm way late but hope you got your calm weekend!

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    1. Well...kind of. Still too busy for my lazy self.

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  24. It's amazing how one person being out of town throws off the routine. Everything always seems so much harder! I have this book on my TBR and it's good to know that it's one I should try in print first. Audio is not for every book!

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    1. The dogs really didn't like the change in routine which had an effect on everyone in the house. Audio might have worked for Neverwhere if you were in a situation where you could really focus but that isn't how I listen so it will have to print book for me.

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