Saturday, October 21, 2017

*Stacking the Shelves* 21 October 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.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke - I was intrigued by the cover. 
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok - My copy of this book has a whole lot of underlining in it. I also discovered 30 euro when flipping through the pages. I'm in shock right now. 
My Booky Wook by Russell Brand - I enjoy memoirs, and I typically enjoy movies starring Russell Brand, so this should be a win. 
Frognapped by Angie Sage - This looks like a fun but slightly creepy book for kids. ($.10)
The Slime that Would Not Die by Laura Dower - This is the kind of book that I would have enjoyed as a kid, so I hope my kids will like it as well. ($.10)
Freeze Frame by Ellie O'Ryan - This is a Phineas and Ferb chapter book. Phineas and Ferb is one of the few kids shows that I actually enjoy watching with my kids. 
I'm Gonna Wreck It by Barbara Bazaldua - A Wreck It Ralph chapter book for early readers. 
The Rape of Europa by Lynn H. Nicholas - This is a book about the fate of artwork and stuff during WWII, so I think it sounds fascinating. 
Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris - I know I'm probably in the minority in the book community, but I've never read any of the Sookie Stackhouse books...I own several of them though, and I don't think this was one of them before today. 
Villette by Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre was one of my favorite books when I was younger, it's probably high time I read something else Charlotte Bronte wrote. 
Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris - This is another Sookie Stackhouse book that I'm pretty sure I didn't already own. 
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda - This book has reading group discussion questions in the back. And it seems intriguing as well. 
The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble - Sure, I was drawn to the title of this book because of the similarly titled book by Victoria Aveyard...the two books are not related in any way, but this one sounds interesting nonetheless. 
The Jewels of Paradise by Donna Leon - I pretty much fell in love with the cover of this book. 

So that's all the books I picked up at the thrift store this week. It was a really small haul this week, and it only cost me 45 cents, but since I found 30 euro in one of my books, I'm up by like 29,60 euro (once you factor in the exchange rate between US dollars and euros, and that's a very rough estimate because I'm not mathing right now.)

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

*If you're stopping by from the linkup, please be sure to leave a link to your post so I can see all your new books too!* 


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17 comments:

  1. You got a lot of books this week. I don't think I have read any Charlaine Harris books but they look interesting. Have a great week!

    My STS: http://fantasybookchick.blogspot.com/2017/10/stacking-shelves_21.html

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    1. It's funny, because this is a really small haul for me :) But we're going to be moving soonish, so I'm not supposed to be buying anymore books now.

      Thanks for stopping by. - Katie

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  2. Ooh, I did enjoy Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, though there are definitely some who find it a bit slow. I think it's great though. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Eh, a bit slow isn't typically a problem for me, so I'm not too worried. Thanks for stopping by. - Katie

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  3. I haven't read any of these books before, but they sound interesting!

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Recommend Me This! Saturdays!

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    1. Not going to lie, I'm most likely to read Russell Brand's book first (from this list at least). I've been on a bit of a memoir kick this year.

      Thanks for stopping by. - Katie

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  4. Wow, you got a lot of books. I hope you enjoy them!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. And this was me exercising some self-control! LOL. Thanks for stopping by. - Katie

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  5. Wow, amazing haul. I hope you'll love them all. Happy reading. 😁❤️

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    1. Thanks. I hope I like them too :) Thanks for stopping by. - Katie

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  6. Great haul. I hope you enjoy all of your new books. Happy reading!

    My STS

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  7. I would be excited to find just one book for that price. :) I've heard good things about Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

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    1. Yeah, I'm pretty lucky.

      Thanks for stopping by. - Katie

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  8. We can shake hands! I haven't read any Sookie Stackhouse books aswell. Oops. :)
    Have fun reading the books you got.

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  9. I really wanted to like Jonathan Strange and Mr Norell! But I couldn't get into it. I still have it though, I am hoping to get back into it. Hope you enjoy it :)
    But I really enjoyed Villete.

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  10. I've had a copy of Jonathan Strange since forever abut I haven't read it. I loved the Sookie series. Happy reading!

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