Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books we are adding to our shelves, whether they be physical or digital. This includes books bought (my wife would say I buy too many), borrowed (a rare occurrence), and received for review (which I’m trying to reign in).
New Acquisitions: Paperback Treasures
It was a rough weekend and an even rougher week, so I allowed myself a little retail therapy – bookstores new and used.
From the used bookstore – which I only found out was having a half-price sale as I was checking out! – I nabbed the entire Forest King trilogy by Claudia J. Edwards, featuring Tevra, female colonel of the Light Cavalry, who must establish order in a kingdom of chaos. Then, from the thrift store, I scored a long sought-after copy of Ritual of Proof by Dara Joy, a sci-fi romance about a matriarchal far-future colony based on a role reversal of regency romance novels.
My visit to Chapters was spurred by way too much time reading through gender-flipped, role-reversal, and matriarchy TVtropes pages, plus a few effeminate hero Reddit recommendation threads. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison I had wanted to read anyway; Foreigner by C. J. Cherryh is a series I’ve been wanting to get into; and I’ve been looking the mass-market editions of The Books of the Raksura by Martha Wells – oddly enough, they were out-of-stock online, but our store was one of the few around with single copies remaining.
Just the one new review title this week…
We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson was a pleasant surprise, the story of a warrior, an assassin, and a princess chasing their own ambitions, forced to ride the storm or drown in its blood.
New Acquisitions: Digital Titles
Nothing new on the digital front this week as I want to catch up on the review pile, and we were planning on another Cuba vacation, sans e-reader and laptop.
Of course, this damned Covid-19 self-isolation bullshit put an end to that. We’re just hoping we can get most of our money back.