Saturday, February 25, 2017

*Stacking the Shelves* 25 February 2017

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Stacking The Shelves is a feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Now, I already have a monthly post I do featuring the books I get in the mail (and it's a lot because I have a serious Goodreads First Reads giveaway addiction), and I'm going to try to start posting my monthly Read-A-Thon posts again too (even if none of the Platypires will be joining me), which will cover the books I receive through Netgalley. But I also go to my thrift store at least once a week, and often leave with a bag full of books. It's such a common occurrence that I'm known as The Book Lady to the frequent volunteers (and I suspect that they've started scheduling their $1 bag of books sales for Thursdays simply because that is the day I usually visit.) So my Stacking the Shelves posts are going to focus on my thrift store hauls, because this is my blog and I do what I want. 

On that note, here are the books I picked up this week.

Deadly Heat by Richard Castle - My husband and I really enjoy watching Castle, so reading the books based on the show just seems like a good idea. 
Naked Heat by Richard Castle - Same as above. 
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews - I think basically everyone needs a copy of Flowers in the Attic, right? 
Eats Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss - I've kind of wanted a copy of this book for a while, so finding it at the thrift store was a nice surprise. 
The Tattooed Girl by Joyce Carol Oates - I have this idea in my head that Ms. Oates is one of those must read authors, but I may be mixing her up in my head with James Joyce. 
I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb - I know some people have a negative reaction to books that Oprah has chosen for her book club, but I like to buy them when I find them, at least at the thrift store. 
The Shadows: The Books of Elsewhere Vol. 1 by Jacqueline West - The cover makes me think of Coraline, it's probably nothing like Coraline, but it looks interesting nonetheless. 
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - I really loved this book when my book club read it, so I kind of wanted to have a second copy because I will likely re-read it at some point. And this copy is in pristine condition. 
Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern - I really like the cover of this book...also it has hearts on it...I notice that detail now. 
The Amazing Voyage by Geronimo Stilton - Books didn't look this fun when I was a kid. 
The Journey by Kathryn Lasky - This is the second book in the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series...I don't know if I already owned it. 
The Rescue by Kathryn Lasky - This is book 3 in the series. Again, I don't know if I already had it. 
Dark Day in the Deep Sea by Mary Pope Osborne - I'm pretty sure I didn't already have this Magic Tree House book. 
What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman - I just really like the cover of this book. 
13 Secrets by Michelle Harrison - So this is book 3 in a trilogy, but it looks super interesting, so I don't care. 
Charlotte and Emily Bronte: The Complete Novels by Charlotte and Emily Bronte - Jane Eyre was one of my favorite books when I was younger, and I've always meant to read Wuthering Heights. This was definitely worth the purchase. 
Middle Age by Joyce Carol Oates - I think this book might be part of the challenge that I'm doing with Platypire Bob. I'm probably wrong, but oh well. 
Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk - I think I own basically every book that Chuck Palahniuk has written at this point. One day I'll read one of them. 
The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor - I feel like this book is on Bob's and my challenge list too. 
Africa in my Blood by Jane Goodall - It's possible I'll never read this (to be fair that's true of many of the books I've bought because there are so many of them), but it does have my intrigued. 
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman - I actually already own this book, but like The Night Circus, it's one I'm likely to return to (or at least strongly encourage my kids to read, necessitating an extra copy.)
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman - Again, I just needed an extra copy of this book. 

So that's all the books that I bought at the thrift store this week. And because I caught a bag of books sale, I got them all for a whopping $2. I'm such a big spender. - Katie 



  1. Goodness, another great haul at the thrift store! That's honestly amazing. I don't think I've heard of any of these... except maybe the Pullman book. I've not read any of his books, surprisingly. o_o I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a lovely weekend, Katie. :)

    Check out my STS post!

    1. Thank you. I hadn't heard of several of them, but I'm easily swayed by a cool looking cover :) - Katie

  2. I am ashamed to admit my laxness with zero completion of your list...

  3. My god.... $2 for all that, I can't blame you!!!!
    Most of these I've never heard of, but I need you to read the Richard Castle books and let me know if they're worth reading! I loved Castle and hate that they cancelled it. :(

    1. I will try to move the Castle books to my sooner-to-be-read pile...But you know I can make no promises. - Katie