Stacking the Shelves: February 21, 2015

February 21, 2015 Stacking the Shelves 16

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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.

I am about to use this section to give myself an opportunity to whine, so consider yourselves warned…

Overnight last night, the water pipes leading into my house froze, and as a result, I have no water.  As in none.  As in Not a Drop to Drink.  I pretty much squandered the entire day calling the water company, a plumber, and Googling, getting more worked up with everything I learned.  Bottom line – hiring a plumber to try to identify the frozen section of pipe and thaw it would be costly and time-consuming, so I’m probably better off just waiting and hoping for warmer weather to heat up the ground above the pipes.  It should get to mid-fifties on Sunday.  I have no idea if that will be enough to thaw the pipes, but I’m counting on it.  But the worst part is that my pipes could have cracked, which I won’t know until the pipes thaw and the water starts flowing again, and then I’m looking at some expensive repairs.

In the meantime, I’m trying to cope without water.  I went to the grocery store today to buy paper plates, plastic cups and utensils, baby wipes, and ten gallons of water.  I also bought food that can be cooked without needing water.  Well, that wasn’t the hard part, but I had to make sure I didn’t buy anything that would require cleaning pots or pans afterwards.  I’ve learned that it takes a lot of bottled water to just wash my hands, even when barely rinsing them.  I’ve learned that trying to flush a toilet with no running water after watching contradictory instruction videos on YouTube is hard.  Mostly, I have even more evidence to know that I am not well-equipped for roughing it!

If you’ve got some warm, sunny thoughts to send my, I’ll take ’em.  Maybe some dry shampoo, too. 🙂

UPDATE: My water is back!  I’m shocked, because it just got a little above 40 today, and I didn’t think that would be enough to thaw the pipes.  And as far as I can tell, no leaks occurred, so all things considered, I got lucky.




The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey




The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead
The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson
The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios


Let me know what hit your shelves this week!


16 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves: February 21, 2015”

  1. chucklesthescot

    You don’t realise how much you take for granted simple things like flushing the toilet until you don’t have it. We had three days of that a few years back when the water board were messing around with the pipes. Ugh. Hopefully, things will be ok for you soon. x
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    • Stephanie

      I have heard so many good things about I’ll Meet You There. I can’t wait to read it.

  2. Greg

    That’s not good. I hope they thaw and don’t take too long- The Glass Arrow and I’ll Meet You There look interesting. Enjoy the reads, and stay warm!
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  3. Greg

    That’s not good. I hope they thaw and don’t take too long- The Glass Arrow and I’ll Meet You There look interesting. Enjoy the reads, and stay warm!
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  4. Michelle

    Oh, no! No water is awful! Earlier this week our heater broke (and it was 1° outside, -25° with Windows chill). Lucky someone came out to fix it within a day. I’m just about to start The Glass Arrow and I’m looking forward to reading I’ll Meet You There. Enjoy your books, sending sunny thoughts your way!

    Michelle @ Michelle’s Minions
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  5. Pili @ In Love With Handmade

    Oh boy! No running water… now that’s tough! I’m gonna keep my fingers crossed so things will be solved without expensive repairs and you can get water back soon!

    And The Girl At Midnight!! I cannot wait to hear what you think of that one! I’m going to preorder it early April if the reviews are positive!

  6. Kristen@My Friends Are Fiction

    oh no!! That’s awful! Can you get out to buy bottles of water. That’s toture…no showers, baths, washing hands. *sobs* awful. I hope the weather warms up. I can’t wait to see what you think of Girl at Midnight. I didn’t request the e-arc but I’m still tempted to.

  7. Lekeisha

    Shut Up!! I went all day yesterday without water because my pipes also froze and then burst this morning. My fiance’ just had a local maintenance guy fix it. I know how you feel and I pray that it’s resolved soon because it sucks to not have running water. I took me a long hot bubble bath as soon as he finished. I see you got The Glass Arrow as well. I can’t wait to read it. Think happy thoughts and enjoy your books!
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