Stacking the Shelves # 65

May 16, 2014 Stacking the Shelves 33

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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! Visit Tynga’s Reviews to learn more about this weekly meme.

Last week, I told you about my air conditioning system dying (just when temperatures here hit 90), and now I’m happy to tell you it’s fixed!  The installers were here for seven hours on Wednesday, and everything went smoothly, and they were extremely nice and very neat.  Really, that was everything I could ask for.  (Aside from not having it break in the first place!)

Next week, I’m going to Boston for a team meeting.  Everyone in my group (there are 6 of us) is spread all over the country, and we only get together once a year.  I volunteered to lead an ice breaker activity.  Anyone have any ideas?  A couple of things you should know: We are all in our thirties and forties, and we are all financial analysts.  In other words, we are not a wild and crazy bunch.  Also, I don’t want to do anything that involves touching!!  If you have any ideas, leave ’em in the comments below.


The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey  
Jackaby by William Ritter


 Help For the Haunted by John Searles




Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

last week

Review and Giveaway: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Review and Giveaway: Saving Lucas Biggs by Maria de los Santos and David Teague

Let me know what hit your shelves this week!


33 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves # 65”

  1. chucklesthescot

    I was never keen on these team building/group bonding kind of things! A couple of hours in the pub having a chat to get to know each other worked well on these courses I was sent on!

    • Stephanie

      Have no worries – we will be going to a restaurant when we are done with work for the day!

    • Stephanie

      I haven’t read anything by Sedgwick, and this looks like a short, easy read.

    • Stephanie

      I do love that cover for Jackaby! And The Girl With All the Gifts seems to have some good, positive reviews.

  2. Milka

    I love the cover for Jackaby.
    Let me tell you something – Open Road Summer is AWESOME! The best book I’ve read so far in 2014. Just simply wonderful in so many different ways. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    Happy reading and have a good weekend! 🙂
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    • Stephanie

      A lot of contemporary just doesn’t do it for me, but with SO many good reviews for Open Road Summer, I had to check it out.

  3. Kristen@My Friends Are Fiction

    Sorry I can’t help with an ice breaker activity :-/

    Yay Jackaby!! I’m obsessed with the want to read this book. I got it on EW too and I have a need to read it soon.

    I’m reading She Is Not Invisible now and really liking it! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts.
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    • Stephanie

      I decided to this iPad game called Heads Up. It’s like verbal (and non-acting) charades. Perfect for me group.

      I only heard about Jackaby on a STS post last week, and I knew I wanted to check it out.

    • Stephanie

      We’ve been working together for a long time, but with communicating over the phone and email and without seeing each other in person, it’s not quite the same. I decided to do a fun game called Heads Up.

    • Stephanie

      I’m excited for that one, too, even though contemporary romance isn’t my favorite genre. Hope we both enjoy it. 🙂

  4. Tammy

    I picked up She’s Not Invisible from the library too. Team building activity:Maybe do something to get to know each other’s knowledge better? Trivial Pursuit 80’s or 90’s edition 🙂

    • Stephanie

      Thank you SO much for your suggestion, because you got me thinking of games, in general. I decided to go with Heads Up, which is an app game for iPad. I’ve seen it played on The Ellen Show, and it looks like a lot of fun.

    • Stephanie

      There are so many good reviews of Open Road Summer. I hope we can add to them. 🙂

    • Stephanie

      I haven’t read anything by Marcus Sedgiwck yet. I hope this is a good first pick.

    • Stephanie

      I’ve been wanting to read that for a while. It was a Kindle deal last week, so I had to snag it.

    • Stephanie

      LOL, I’m with you on the icebreakers. Fortunately, we’re a small group, and we’ve worked together for a long time, even though we only see each other once a year. I’ve decided that we will play Heads Up, sort of like Taboo for the iPad. It looks like a lot of fun.

  5. Kel

    I hope you have lots of fun in Boston! As far as icebreakers…um, favorite candy bar?

    I read the first few chapters of “The Girl with All the Gifts” a while back. I’m definitely interested to hear what you think of the whole book.
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    • Stephanie

      Thank you, Kel! If I was in charge of the candy bars, I’d probably eat them before I could get to the meeting. 🙂

      Uh oh – Sounds like you didn’t really care for The Girl!

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