Saturday, December 30, 2017

Stacking the Shelves (141)/Sunday Post - The Christmas Physical Book Edition

Stacking the Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves or TBR piles, may it be physical or virtual.  This means you can include books you buy in a physical store, online, books you borrow from the library or friends, review books, gifts and of course, ebooks! The original meme was started over at Tynga's Reviews. And it now has a new co-host where individuals can link up as well - Marlene from Reading Reality.  Clicking on the book (or title) should take you to the Goodreads page.  I'm also now linking up with the Sunday Post which is hosted by Kimberly@Caffeinated Book Reviewer

So this week I'm sharing with you the books we received at The Farm for Christmas.  Santa (aka Mr. Barb) was very generous.

With a gift card I purchased West Virginia's Dark Tourism.  I have already browsed through it and know it contains some stories about my hometown and the town I live in now.  It's a gorgeous book and Mr. Barb doesn't know it, but I see some road trips with the pups in the future.

I'm a little late for the bandwagon on this one but I do want to read it before the series starts.  I love big floppy paperbacks and this one fits the bill.

This one is proudly going on my shelves until next Christmas.  I'm weird about reading Christmas books after December, but I am thrilled to own this beautiful hardback.

Dear Martin isn't my usual read but on impulse, I've already picked it up and finished it.  It was a pretty good book and I only had a few minor issues.  Look for a review soon.
#moodreader

This is such a pretty book and it will double as a weapon if ever needed - it weights a ton.

I now have books 1-4 in this series so I'm officially ready to start it.  Oberon - here I come!

And finally Cass got me such a pretty box set of these two because....wait for it....BIRDS!


So what did everyone else add to their shelves this week???


45 comments:

  1. I really hope you enjoy the Iron Druid series. I also love my Harry Potter illustrated editions and I agree about dual weapon use! Sounds like Santa was good to you!

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    1. I can't imagine how heavy the next ones are!

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  2. Awesome haul! I really want to read a Kevin Hearne book next year! I've heard great things! Still need to get the third illustrated Harry Potter, as well! Happy New Year, Barb!

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    1. Maybe we will both get to read some Hearne this year.

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  3. I've only read the first Iron Druid book, but it was hilarious. I really should read more of them. I hope you love them.

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    1. I am pretty sure I will. I have read a short story in that world and liked it.

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  4. I'm determined to jump on the The Hate U Give bandwagon this year, I think it's in the same vein as Dear Martin. I would love to get a set of the illustrated HP books someday!

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    1. I think so too. I need to get my review up for Dear Martin but it was an enjoyable read.

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  5. I seriously need the illustrated HP books. They are just so gorgeous, but I do wonder how big the gigantic ones are going to be. 1-3 are relatively small books compared to the rest of the series. Happy New Year!
    Natflix&Books

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  6. I have always thought the Discovery of Witches books look good. How many are in the series and is the series done? I am glad you received some books for Christmas. I did not get any! And I didn't get a gift card to a book store. Oh well, I don't usually have a problem buyting books for myself haha. Happy New YEar!

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    1. There are 3 total and I think the series starts sometimes in 2018 but I don't know who is showing it.

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  7. Enjoy your haul! I'm curious about Dark Tourism.

    Thanks for sharing, and Happy New Year! Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. So far what I've looked at, it's an awesome book!

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  8. Oh that Dark Tourism book sounds really cool, I like learning about things like that. Poor Mr. Barb lol. :) I need to get the Iron Druid series, I have the first one somewhere. :) Enjoy your new reads!!

    Stormi

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    1. Yep, although it might be fun! I've already been to a few of them.

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  9. I hope you like Six of Crows/ Crooked Kingdom. They are such good looking books, for sure. and the West Virginia Dark Tourism book looks fun too.

    Happy New Year!!!

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    1. They are a wonderful set. The Dark Tourism book is really pretty. All nice, shiny and colorful Christmas.

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  10. Oh I love the Six of Crows duology! I also love that you got your illustrated edition of HP! My Shelf

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. I know some people don't like it.

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  11. Ooo, A Discovery of Witches! Loved that series. Enjoy.

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  12. Ooo, boxed set of Bardugo books, that's awesome! I loved Six of Crows but somehow I haven't pushed myself to read Crooked Kingdom yet. D: I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Happy New Year, Barb. =)

    Check out my STS post!

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    1. I didn't even know there was a box set. I just asked for them both and that's what Mr. Barb came up with.

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  13. Nice Christmas haul! I hope the Iron Druid Chronicles will be everything you hope it to be. I know you'll love Oberon for sure though! ;-)

    Happy new year!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I figure I will want an Oberon of my own.

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  14. I really want to read The Discovery of Witches, I have all three books sitting on my shelf. I bought my daughter a Harry Potter illustrated edition and she was so excited, I'm going to get her the other two. I have never heard of The Iron Druid Chronicles, but I just downloaded the first book! Enjoy all your new books and have a safe and wonderful New Year.

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    1. I only own the first but I may go ahead and grab the other three soon.

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  15. Ooh, the magic HP edition! Congrats! My mom also really loved A Discovery kg Witches, says it's really good. Enjoy!
    And have a wonderful start to 2018 :)

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    1. Lots of people seem to love that series.

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  16. That's a great haul!! I am eyeing for Dear Martin too :D
    And yes for that HP edition!
    I hope you enjoy your new reads. Happy New Year!
    My STS: http://flippingthruthepages.com/2017/12/stacking-shelves-13-last-one-year-2017/

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    1. I really enjoyed it and think if it interests you, definitely pick them up.

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  17. I have the first book in Kevin's series and need to get to it now that some others are available. Dark Tourism sounds interesting and it looks like we have some of the same books to read:) Happy reading and Happy New Year, Barb!

    My Sunday Post

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  18. Wahoo!! My fiancé gifted me the illustrated HP books for Christmas. I cannot wait to read them!

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  19. Nice haul! You got some great book gifts this year. I need to read A Discovery of Witches soon myself. Enjoy!

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    1. Seems like a book a lot of people want to make time for.

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  20. I wanted the HP3 Illustrated edition for Christmas too. I didn't get it. Guess that means that I'll have to go book shopping. ;)

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  21. Oooh! You got Six of Crows and Dear Martin! I hope you enjoy both books!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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    1. Dear Martin was one I already read so I hope you enjoy it too.

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  22. Oo lots of goodies! I hope you will love all of these. I have A Discovery of Witches I need to get to myself! I also have the first in the Kevin Hearne series I need to get to ASAP. Enjoy and Happy New Year! :)

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  23. The Six of Crows series is awesome! I've had Discovery of Witches since forever... Harry Potter! *sigh* it looks gorgoeus :)

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