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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Stacking The Shelves [143]

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!


Eventually, my workload will ease up enough for me to get back into a broader selection of reading materials.  For now, I'm down to the essentials.

Atrocity Archives Firefight Reckoners Brandon SandersonI TheMartianbyAndyWeir

As far as Firefight by Brandon Sanderson goes, for now I'll only say, I'm still a big fan.

I finally got to see what all the fuss was about The Martian by Andy Weir was all about.  I can unreservedly report, it's not hype it's real.  All the good things I heard this book are true.  I heard some speculation about a sequel.  A part of me hopes that doesn't happen for fear of ruining such a good thing.

Like I said in my review, I really wanted to like The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross.  There was just something missing throughout the book and some of the "tech-speak" was a bit thick and little shaky in some spots.  There is an awesome story there but, the delivery was a little hit and miss.


It just wouldn't be a Stacking the Shelves by Robert without a little Harry Dresden in the mix.  I almost wonder what I'll do once I've finished the series.  Maybe some of you can give me an idea for an established series that I can pick up on!  In the mean time, I'll continue my journey with Chicago's only openly practicing wizard.

Even with this small selection, I've managed to go from the wind swept plains of Mars to the Windy City.  Tell us, what strange places have you taken your shelves?

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  1. Oh my! Those books are the kind that I read. I loved The Martian -- it made the top 10 for 2014. Brandon Sanderson and Charles Stross are favorite authors, and what can one say about Jim Butcher. I've not started reading his Dresden Files yet (the first 2 books are sitting on my TBR stack), but I just gobbled up the Codex Alera series.

    I just posted the 20th Stacking the Shelves at Reading in Texas.

  2. Great haul! I've heard so many good things about The Martian. I need to rea it. I'm horribly behind on the Dresden Files. Have a great weekend, happy reading!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

  3. Glad you enjoyed The Martian. I know everyone's been talking about it. I'm hoping I can read it soon!

  4. Heard good things about the Martian. That's one been getting a lot of positive feedback. Hope you enjoy all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. Great haul, Robert! I agree, Harry Dresden is awesome, and now I'm all caught up. If you enjoy Butcher's writing, I can recommend his Codex Alera series, too. It's high fantasy, and I really enjoyed that, too.
    If you enjoy male MCs, Red Rising and Golden Son by Pierce Brown are really good, too.
    Have a great weekend and happy reading.

  6. I loved The Martian. Wanted to nominate it for a Hugo but found that it was previously published in 2011. Firefight is on my wish list. Going over to my library to see if they have it so I idon't have to buy. Harry is fun. Don't know of another series to take its place when you finish.

  7. So The Martian was that good eh? I've been contemplating reading it, and maybe now I will!

  8. OOoh very nice! Those are new to me ones! Hope you enjoy them all!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. I've heard good things about The Martian. Enjoy it!

    Jillyn @ Bitches n Prose

  10. I still want to read Jim Butcher's books at some point. I hope you enjoy all these!Happy Reading!
    Here’s my STS.

  11. I don't even know what The Martian is about but I still want to read it since I've heard so much about it.

  12. Thanks for the suggestions, Lexxie! I honestly don't care about the gender of the MC. I'm a big fan of Jane Yellowrock as well. I also liked the short story Jim Butcher did for one of George R.R. Martins' anthologies that had Molly Carpenter as the MC. What I really want to find is another series with a good series long story arc as well as good books individually.

  13. Those Butcher books look great and I do like me a little Sanderson. Happy reading.

  14. I've heard only good things about The Martian. Enjoy that one. Happy reading.

  15. Your books look so good. I've wanted to try the Jim Butcher books for awhile. Have a great week!

  16. I really want to read The Martian! Glad to hear the hype is true! I have just started the Harry Dresden books, and the first one is okay so far. I'm going to read the whole thing, will not give up it just may have to fit in between other books.