Stacking the Shelves

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

The replacement for my long-overdue lost shipment arrived this week, along with another partial delivery.

Pawn by Timothy Zahn is the first book of Sibyl’s War, which I was hoping to catch up with before Queen hit shelves last month, but the long fight/wait for a replacement of that February order killed that plan.

World Divided is the 2nd book of the Secret World Chronicles by Mercedes Lackey et al. featuring apocalyptic battles and superheroes. It’s apparently based on the City of Heroes game, with I didn’t know (and never played) but it sounds like a fun read.

Going back to that replacement shipment, With Blood Upon the Sand by Bradley P. Beaulieu actually ended up arriving 2 weeks later than the 3rd book of the Song of Shattered Sands, but I’m anxious get rereading and catching up.

Review Titles

A quiet week on the review front with just one new title, an early ARC of an historical thriller that releases next year…

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner [March 2, 2021] is a “subversive and intoxicating exploration of women rebelling against a man’s world,” featuring a late 18th century female apothecary who secretly dispenses poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them, her precocious twelve-year-old new patron, and a present-day aspiring historian who spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, reeling from the discovery of her husband’s infidelity, before finding an old apothecary vial near the river Thames.

New Acquisitions: Digital Titles

A few digital discoveries this week…

Mistress Sadistic by Alex Jordaine is the story of a gentleman to whom the dark delights of BDSM are completely new, but he responds with overwhelming enthusiasm, desperate to join a dominatrix’s tight-knit “family” of hard-core S&M players.

Magical Mechanications by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris features four steampunk fairy tale reinterpretations of Little Red Flying Hood, the Little Clockwork Mermaid, and others.

Naomi Willibye provided 4 short reads this week, including Bewitched by the Dark Fairy Queen (a mysterious castle with a demanding magical woman), Enticed by the Spider Succubus (strange symptoms consume a lonely woman), Initiated by the Coven (a coven of lesbian witches), and Transformed By The Earth Goddess (a strange old book and a sensual being).

Captain Cockburn and the necessary fuck machine was the latest freebie from Evan Moorcock in his erotic sci-fi parody, the Continuing Adventures of Captain Cockburn, and since I already had books 4 and 5, I happily paid the $0.88 each to have the well-hung velociraptors and the great untamed pussy complete the series.

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  1. A good haul! Some interesting titles in there lol. I can’t wait to start Book #5 of the Shattered Sands, and wish you good luck on the recap!

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