Stacking the Shelves – End of June

My last Stacking the Shelves encompassed the books I procured during May and mid-June and since then I have managed to acquire a few more.

I love, love going to the used book sales, especially the library book sales. Oh, the treasures.

I have a technique. One that’s been admired by men and women alike. I start in one spot, check out the tops of the tables and then move on to the boxes on the floor under the tables and sometimes there are boxes stacked on top of boxes. Continue reading

Stacking the Shelves May & June

I’ve been thinking about sharing the books I procure throughout the week, but never have as I don’t try not to buy books every week and I must admit I’ve been doing a pretty good job of it. But I thought I’d give it a go this week since I got some pretty good book booty. So, buckle up this is going to cover May and June.

I found the Stacking the Shelves meme sometime last year and thought it fit me best.

Some of you may already know that I work at Barnes and Noble (B&N) part-time. Continue reading

Can’t Wait Wednesday

I found this weekly meme a few days ago when I decided to revamp my website (tell me what you think). It’s called: ‘Can’t Wait Wednesday’ and is hosted by Wishful Endings. The general premise is to¬†spotlight and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released as well.

I can’t wait for Kevin Kwan’s Rich People Problems. It’s the third installment of the Crazy Rich Asians series. I’m expecting it to be just as cynically funny as its predecessors (Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend). I found out this was coming out earlier in the year Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – My Ever-Growing TBR

It has become apparent that I am a book junkie. It’s my drug of choice just like San Pellegrino is my fizzy water of choice – ah how I love those bubbles. I can’t seem to make it out of a bookstore without acquiring some book booty, and this weekend was no exception.

So, here we go. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday list is about my Ever-Growing TBR list

  1. The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
    I saw that this was up for grabs (so to speak) on NetGalley. I have Nguyen’s earlier books as well – The Sympathizer and Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. For some reason, I get into these moments in which I obsess about an author and have to have all his/her books. Anyway, The Refugees is a short story collection about people who leave their homeland to fulfill their dreams and aspirations and what happens to them along their journey. Continue reading

Day 10: Celebrating Black Authors – A Long Way Gone by Beah

Today’s book is doing triple duty. It’s serving as my celebrating black authors book, Book Beginnings and The Friday 56.

Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author: Ishmael Beah
ISBN-13: 978-0374531263
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Release Date: August 2008
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Summary from Book:

At the age of twelve, Ishmael Beah fled attacking rebels in Sierra Leone and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. AT sixteen, he was removed from fighting by UNICEF, and through the help of the staff at his rehabilitation center, her learned how to forgive himself, to regain his humanity, and finally, to heal.

cac55-bb-buttonBook Beginnings is hosted over at Rose City Reader. It’s simple to join in the fun. Continue reading