Stacking the Shelves #170

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

My Life
Well, this week pretty much sucked.  Nothing I can really talk about but traumatic nonetheless.  The highlights of the week involved my daughter.  On Tuesday, she performed in her final high school band concert.  She played in both the Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble.  It was really nice how they honored the seniors at the end of the event.  On Thursday, we were back at the school for her final high school Orchestra concert.  Seniors were prom attire to this concert which made them all very easy to spot on the stage.  We also went with her to a MasterClass with a tuba player from the Chicago Symphony and it was fun to see her do her thing on stage with a pro.

For anyone that is curious about all of the band stuff that I have talked about over the years, I thought I would share a video from a couple of weeks ago.  My daughter is the featured trombone player standing in front of the rest of the band for this piece.

I was pretty horrible in regards to reading and the blog this week.  Posts went up but I didn't really do anything else.  I just didn't have it in me this week.  I hope to catch up with everyone soon.

Books Added
Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati (Publisher)
The Furies by Katie Lowe (Publisher)
Mom's Perfect Boyfriend by Crystal Hemmingway (Publisher)
Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau (Publisher - Bookish First)

My mailbox was pretty busy this week!  All four of these books sound great although I am slightly shocked by the size of the Sara Donati title.  I can't wait to get started with these.

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!


  1. I hope you and Mr Carole are both ok. Sending you a *hug*

  2. Aw man :/ I hope it gets better for you. And congrats again on your daughter performing!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

  3. some great books you have added to your shelves, and I have been neglecting my reading this week too :( maybe its an epidemic hehe

  4. Sometimes we just need a break from blogging, so no worries there! Maybe you'll be ready to get back in the game this week!

    Nice new reads too! All new to me ones but I hope you will enjoy them all!

    My StS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I hope things get better for you soon. Enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  6. Ah man, sorry that you had one of those weeks. Hope it resolves soon. So neat about your daughter's concerts and the opportunity with Master Class.
    Ha, yeah, I enjoy Sara Donati books, but they are not thin.

    Have a good week,Carole!

  7. Wow, your daughter can really play! I enjoyed the video.:-)

  8. Sorry it was a rough week. Glad your daughter was able to provide some highlights. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

  9. I'm sorry it was a tough week for you. But your daughter is a precious light. I hope this week is better.

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  10. Sorry about your week. I hope you have a better week. {{hugs}}

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

  11. ((HUGS)) I am so sorry to hear you had a bad week. I hope it turns around for you

  12. Oh some interesting books for you there!

  13. sorry to hear that your weeks is bad, but your kid's talented you must be proud =D

  14. sorry you had a rough week ): I do hope things start looking up for you! Have a wonderfully happy mother's day!

  15. Is your daughter continuing on with her music in college? My son graduated from a Performing Arts high school, but he went a different direction with his university studies and I seriously miss going to see his concerts. 😞

    I hope your coming week is less stressful. 👍

  16. I'm sorry to hear about your week, Carole! I things make a turn for the better. How very nice for your daughter, though!

    Happy reading! :)

  17. So sorry you had such a horrible week. Sending good thoughts your way and hope this week is better. Your daughter is so talented! I'm super curious about The Furies.

  18. Too bad about the sucky week :/

  19. Sorry to hear about the crappy week Carole, I hope books make it better.

    Happy belated Mother's Day!

  20. I hope the trauma is at least short lived and everything is okay even though it sucks right now. I can definitely understand not getting much reading done but how fun to see your daughter play! Hope this week is going much much better.

  21. I am glad that you could enjoy your daughter's performance in the midst of such a rubbish read. I hope you will be able to enjoy the upcoming week and put this horrible week behind you <3 I am so sorry it was awful!


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