Saturday, April 29, 2017

*Stacking the Shelves* 29 April 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.

School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari - The cover of this book makes me think of Monster High.
Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld - I think this is a steampunk book, and I've always been intrigued by steampunk even though I have yet to read any of it. 
My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler - You may remember seeing this book listed last week. I took the time to flip through this copy to make sure it's not censored. I'm still upset about the censoring of Handler's bawdy humor.
Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson - I have no idea what this book is about, but the cover is blue and has a steampunk feeling to it. 
All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn - This seems like a decent scary story for my son. 
Nighttime Too Scared to Sleep/Too Dark to See by Todd Strasser - Another scary story for my son, and maybe me. 
Scyther, Heart of a Champion by Sheila Sweeney - My kids both really like Pokemon, so this was a no-brainer purchase.
Attack of the Prehistoric Pokemon by Tracey West - Another Pokemon book for my kids. I promise, it's just for my kids. 
The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory - I'm a fan of Gregory's writing and really enjoy historical fiction. 
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory - It was nice to find two Gregory books at the thrift store this week.
Shadowland by Peter Straub - I really enjoyed The Talisman, which Straub co-wrote with Stephen King, so I'm interested in reading something he wrote on his own. 
Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley - It's a book that has been turned into a movie, and it's a movie I have never seen, so now I can read the book first.
The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati - This is historical fiction set in New York in the late 1800s, so I needed it.
The Inferno of Dante translated by Robert Pinsky - This is a bilingual edition of Dante's Inferno, and the literature snob in me wanted it.
Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean by Justin Somper - This book looks very intriguing, and I'm apparently a sucker for vampire pirates.
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr - I may already have bought this book before, but I can't remember for sure, and the cover is so pretty.
Autumn by David Moody - I'm a fan of dystopian, and this is like a zombie apocalypse dystopian it seems, almost like The 5th Wave.
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith - I think I might own the first two books in this series, and as it's by J.K. Rowling, I needed it.
Questions and Answers about the Natural World by Parragon Publishing - This seems like a good educational book for my kids.
Dinosaur: The Definitive Visual Guide to Prehistoric Animals by DK Publishing - This is a massive book and in pretty good condition, and I got it for a mere $2. I hope my kids will find it interesting.

So that's all the books that I picked up this week at the thrift store. I caught a bag of books sale again (I'm probably going to catch those every week for the next four months or so because it's PCS season), so this haul only cost me $5, and $3 of that was for the last two books because of their nature. Still an awesome bargain.

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

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