I’m back from San Francisco!  Before I get started with this week’s Stacking the Shelves, you may remember my pre-vacation post that included some bookish landmarks in San Fran! For those of you who have been anxiously scratching your heads wondering what they were, here are the answers:

  1. Kayo Books, a really funky bookstore on Post Street that specializes in noir mysteries, vintage paperbacks and pulp fiction.
  2. The bathtub of books at The Beat Museum.
  3. The poetry room on the top level of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.
  4. Jack Kerouac Alley which runs along the side of City Lights and is covered in passages from Kerouac’s works.

So there you have it! A mini literary tour of San Francisco. 


And now, it’s time to look at the books I added to my shelves this week with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews! Not necessarily books I bought – also includes books I borrowed, was given or otherwise ended up with. Weeks where I don’t buy books I’ll scramble around my shelves and find some books I haven’t shared in a StS post yet! 

Here are the books I picked up on my trip:


This One Is Mine – Maria Semple
Scratch One – Michael Crichton (writing as John Lange)
Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger

Here are a few I (accidentally) picked up while waiting for my flight home in the SFO airport:


The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand – Helen Simonson

And the books that were waiting for me when I got home!


Ordinary Thunderstorms – William Boyd
Hearts and Minds – Amanda Craig
Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein

A Week in December – Sebastian Faulks

So that was my week in books! As you can see it’s a pretty wide-ranging list, including some I stumbled across on sale (This One Is Mine – I already have the UK version but liked this cover better and it was on sale for a few bucks, so I figure I can use one as a gift at some point), discovered on random bookstore visits (*ahem* airport *ahem*) and some further British reads! I’m excited to read all of these ASAP. What about you guys? Have you read any of these – and if so, what did you think? What did you pick up this week? Share in the comments! //<![CDATA[ var sc_project=10144299; var sc_invisible=1; var sc_security="82f610c9"; var scJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://secure." : "http://www."); document.write("”); //]]>

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