Saturday, July 29, 2017

*Stacking the Shelves* 29 July 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.

Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross - Historical fiction with a Mulan-esque heroine (in that she pretends to be a man to take the place of a male relative.) 
Ghost Canoe by Will Hobbs - My son asked for this book. He's a bit sensitive and somewhat easily scared, so he decided he should read scary books so that he won't be scared so easily. 
Dial-A-Ghost by Eva Ibbotson - This was another request by my son. 
Spongebob Squarepants Super Happy Edition by David Lewman - We really like SpongeBob in our house. This seems to be mostly a joke book. 
Storm Thief by Chris Wooding - My copy of this book has a super cool looking cover, better than the one on Amazon. 
Awakening by Robin Wasserman - I think I've bought a book or two from this series before...granted it might be this one, but if that's the case, this copy will just go back to the thrift store. 
The Great American Citizenship Quiz by Solomon M. Skolnick - I did well in American History and American Government in school. That being said, I'm not positive I would be able to pass the citizenship quiz myself, so this could be an interesting refresher for things I should already know. 
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman - I didn't realize this book was set during WWII until just now. I just saw that it had been made into a movie (and I like to do book/movie comparisons on the blog) so I bought it. I'm even more excited about it now. 
My Name Starts with A by Larry Hayes - My daughter asked for this book, and I have a hard time saying no to buying books for the kids. 
The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty - I buy basically everything Liane Moriarty writes. I haven't ever finished a book by her, but I'm part way through What Alice Forgot and I like her style in that at least. 
True Ghost Stories by Hans Holzer - I'm a fan of ghost stories myself, so I bought this one for me. 
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe - I think I've heard good things about this book from reader friends, but I might be thinking of a different book with a title that is somewhat similar. I don't know. In any case, this was only a quarter. 

So that's all the books I picked up this week. It's a smaller haul than the past few weeks, and it cost me a whopping $3 because I didn't catch a bag of books sale, but that's still a bargain for this many books, so I'm really not complaining. 

What books did you add to your shelves this week? - Katie 

*If you're stopping by from the Stacking the Shelves link-up, please be sure to leave a comment below with a link to your post so I can check out your haul. 

25 comments:

  1. I liked The Hypnotist's Love Story, and I've been eyeing The Zookeeper's Wife. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  2. Dude, that's a small haul this week!

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    1. Right. I was a bit disappointed by the thrift stores selection this week (although I also get a bit more selective of my books when they're not $1 a bag.) - Katie

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  3. Oooh, these books look awesome! :) Have fun reading!

    - El @ El's Book Reviews

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  4. I have heard great things about Awakening and The Zookeeper's wife. I hope that you enjoy your haul 😊 Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  5. I haven't read The Hypnotist's Love Story but I have read a few of Liane Moriarty's other books- love her stuff! That one sounds good too.

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    1. I think I own most of her books at this point, which will be good if I ever find the time to finish one and want to read the rest! :) - Katie

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  6. Wow, you got a lot of books! :)

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  7. I've been meaning to read Pope Joan -- I'm so curious about it! Hope you enjoy the new books.

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  8. I love that your son is picking all of the "ghost" books. :) We are big fans of Spongebob, too.

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  9. I wish we had second-hand bookstores in Geneva! I love browsing books that have lived a little!

    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  10. Awesome haul. I hope you enjoy them! Liane Moriarty is a great author

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  11. A lot of your books are new to me. I hope you love all of them. Thanks for visiting me earlier.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  12. Nice haul of books. Enjoy them and have a great week!

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  13. I breezed through all of Liane Moriarty's books earlier this summer with the exception of The Hypnotist's Love Story. There's just something about her books that make them so addictive, in my opinion. That's adorable about your son wanting to read "ghost" books to get over his fear! Eva Ibbotson's books were some of my favorite growing up so I hope he loves them. Happy reading, and have a great week! :)

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  14. Nice haul, thank for stopping on my blog. Have a nice week.

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  15. I also have heard rave reviews about The End Of Your Life Book Club which is one on my to read list too. Happy reading.

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  16. You always find great books at the thrift store, I enjoy shopping for books there. I haven't been lately because I'm getting too many physical books and I don't want to buy anymore bookcases. I've heard The Zookeeper's Wife is good, hopefully I will get to it one day. Enjoy your day and all your new reads. 

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  17. You should start your own library! "Small" haul, hehe. I've not heard of these but I'm sure they will keep you busy. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a lovely week, Katie. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  18. You got such a great deal with these! I haven't read any of them but have several on my tbr list. Enjoy all of these!

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  19. That sure is a lot of books for that little money! I haven't read them, but I watched The Zookeeper's wife in cinema and it was really good and also a tearjerker. Hope you enjoy them!

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  20. I hope that you love these books! :-)

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