Saturday, March 18, 2017

*Stacking the Shelves* 18 March 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.

The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805 by Richard Zacks - I like historical stuff and pirates, so this was kind of a given for me. 
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey - I actually owned this book already. I bought it as a used copy on Amazon, and when it arrived I discovered that it was a signed copy, and I couldn't read it under those circumstances (fortunately I'd forgotten having bought the used copy and decided to download the audiobook.) I might want to read it at some point in the future though, or recommend it to my children, so this was an important purchase today. 
Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood - I LOVED Paula McClain's The Paris Wife, which is about one of Ernest Hemingway's wives, so I wanted to see if I would enjoy this book as well. 
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett - I really hope that Pratchett's Discworld series does not have to be read in order, otherwise there are 34 books I need to find and buy before I can hope to read this one. 
It's Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder - This looks like a fun book for young girls to read, and since I have a daughter who LOVES pink (the cover is pink), she'll probably find it quite appealing. 'Tis: A Memoir by Frank McCourt - This is one of those books that every good library should have, and I want my personal library to be a good one. 
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - I always want to read Neil Gaiman books. Maybe having one in paperback will help that to happen sooner rather than later. 
Back Blast by Mark Greaney - I received a copy of this book through Penguin's First to Read program, but it didn't intrigue me enough for me to finish it before my loan was up (this paperback copy is 730 pages long). I still want to finish reading the book at some point though, so now I can. 
The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes - This is one of those authors that I know one of my blogging friends loves, and this is a book by her that I didn't have yet. So it went in my basket. 
Xenocide by Orson Scott Card - I want to read The Ender Quartet at some point (I enjoyed the movie, which I watched before reading the book. Gasp!) and owning the books is a step in the right direction for that to happen. 
Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card - This is also an important book to own for reading The Ender Quartet. 
Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card - I didn't know if this book fit into The Ender Quartet storyline or not, so I bought it just in case. 
Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition for Dummies by Bill Slavicsek and Richard Baker - I've never played an RPG before, but a friend recently posted about creating an RPG game for her kid to encourage him to do homework and learn things, and I think that's a great idea, so I figured I should maybe learn about RPG's myself. This was just too good to pass up with that in mind. 

So that's all the books that I picked up at the thrift store this week. I caught no sales, so my trip did cost me $3.25 (It was actually more expensive than that because I got a new-to-me Funko character, each of my kids picked a toy, and I bought another pie plate because you can never have too many of those). Still a pretty good bargain if you ask me. - Katie 


  1. I want to learn to play D&D too. We used to play Spellfire when I was younger which is similar conceptually and I loved it.

  2. My husband only really enjoyed the first book in The Ender Quartet, and felt the others (particularly the last) got way too preachy. I'm also pretty sure he's said that the Discworld novels do NOT have to be read in order, but you will see things from the world in other books... I don't think he's reading every one, just picking and choosing.

    1. That's good to know about the Discworld novels. Otherwise I'm way behind on my book purchases :) - Katie