Stacking the Shelves ★ 9

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Welcome to my late ninth Stacking the Shelves post. My family is working to get back in the swing of things as a teacher family and weekends and holidays are still weird where we're not working through the holidays and breaks. Needless to say, I thought yesterday was Saturday because we were talking about doing things tomorrow. Yeah, I really need to get a handle on things. Anyways, here's some more books I own!

Storm Born by Richelle Mead
Just typical. No love life to speak of for months, then all at once, every horny creature in the Otherworld wants to get in your pants. . .
Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman who does a brisk trade banishing spirits and fey who cross into the mortal world. Mercenary, yes, but a girl's got to eat. Her most recent case, however, is enough to ruin her appetite. Hired to find a teenager who has been taken to the Otherworld, Eugenie comes face to face with a startling prophecy--one that uncovers dark secrets about her past and claims that Eugenie's first-born will threaten the future of the world as she knows it.

Now Eugenie is a hot target for every ambitious demon and Otherworldy ne'er-do-well, and the ones who don't want to knock her up want her dead. Eugenie handles a Glock as smoothly as she wields a wand, but she needs some formidable allies for a job like this. She finds them in Dorian, a seductive fairy king with a taste for bondage, and Kiyo, a gorgeous shape-shifter who redefines animal attraction. But with enemies growing bolder and time running out, Eugenie realizes that the greatest danger is yet to come, and it lies in the dark powers that are stirring to life within her. . .

I bought this right around the time Manatee's litter entered my life and Manatee's sister, Twixabelle, ate the book before I even got past chapter 3. It's taken me a while to track down the title and author (10 years, y'all.) but I did it and now, I own the entire series. So many books, so little time, right?

The timeless romance, soaring passion—and gorgeous men—of Scotland comes to modern-day America. And the rules of love will never be the same…
Isabel Buchanan is fiery, funny, and never at a loss for words. But she is struck speechless when her mother returns from a trip to Scotland with a six-foot-tall, very handsome souvenir. Izzy’s mother is so infatuated by the fellow that Izzy has to plan their annual Highland Games all by herself. Well, not completely by herself. The Highlander’s strapping young nephew has come looking for his uncle…
Alasdair Blackmoor has never seen a place as friendly as this small Georgia town—or a girl as brilliant and beguiling as Izzy. Instead of saving his uncle, who seems to be having a lovely time, Alasdair decides he’d rather help Izzy with the Highland Games. Show her how to dance like a Highlander. Drink like a Highlander. And maybe, just maybe, fall in love with a Highlander. But when the games are over, where do they go from here?

I recently received an ARC of this in the mail and I am trying to stick to some semblance of a schedule but I am having difficulty not reading this!

Tatting Patterns and Designs by Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson
Here is a distinctive gallery of over 85 beautiful and useful tatted items — mats, bookmarks, edgings, collars, crowns, medallions, and more — all ideal for resting and developing the skills of both intermediate and advanced tatters.
Created and compiled by two well-known crafts and needlework experts, teachers, and editors, these delicate designs include the dainty Annette and charming Margareta — lovely edgings that will add a touch of elegance to fine linens, handkerchiefs, and personal apparel — and exquisite doilies such as Mignonette and Peony, perfect for use as centerpieces, vanity sets, and table settings.
Each project is clearly photographed and detailed instructions specify what thread to use, the size of the design and number of shuttles needed, tatting stitches involved, and proper sequence for each. Also included are a brief history of this great traditional craft and instructions on its principal techniques.

I picked up tatting a few years ago and I bought this from Better World Books, mmm, two(?) years ago because of this one pattern in it and now I have a collection of tatting books. Because collecting books just for reading wasn't enough, right?

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
Mercedes Thompson, aka Mercy, is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens to be a walker, a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will. Mercy's next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a bus for a vampire. This is the world of Mercy Thompson, one that looks a lot like ours but is populated by those things that go bump in the night. And Mercy's connection to those things is about to get her into some serious hot water...
Who in the Paranormal Book Community hasn't read this? Yeah, I thought so. Anyways, I actually got onto the Mercy Thompson boat right at the beginning, but my attention span had me clocking out after River Marked. I do want to get back to this series because hey, love it, but oof, who can find the time?

A fun, frothy novel about friendship and knitting.
Scottie feels like her whole world is turning upside down. Then she discovers knitting, and it s as if she s been thrown a cashmerino lifeline. Soon Scottie and her best friend Amanda along with new friends Bella and Tay find themselves hanging at their local yarn store, a magical place called KnitWit, bound together by a yen for yarn and a hunger for friendship. Their stitches and their relationships become so intertwined that it s hard to remember which came first: the girls or the purls.
Chicks With Sticks is not just for crafty types (through it does include several knitting patterns and projects). It s for anyone who s ever found friends in the most unlikely place or wanted to. Sometimes you just need some string and sticks with some full-fat hot chocolate on the side to get you there."

I became obsessed with knitting when I picked up after Quinton died and I found this book at Books A Million before my birthday, so I'd just learned to knit when I decided to tackle the lace pattern at the back of this book. I added some jade beads to it without knowing how to knit with beads and made a choker and bracelet set that I adored. The book was actually pretty cathartic for me since it also dealt with a main character who loses a loved one and turns to knitting to help cope. Knitting heals.

Okay! That's it for this episode of Stacking the Shelves and I hope y'all enjoyed the small peek at my reading habits. Has anybody reading this ever read any of these? What did y'all think of them? Did I add any books to your TBRs? (I am so sorry if I did, I know the struggle!) Leave me a comment and let me know!
Also, I have the opportunity to go see one of my favourite bands at a thing in Tampa the day after my 30th birthday and I'm so stoked about it. But I also don't know if I should because it's outdoors and I'm 'heat sensitive' and whatnot. But it's Sleeping with Sirens. As Aubbie says, "it's fate", right?

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