Saturday, May 13, 2017

*Stacking the Shelves* 13 May 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 Blonde Geisha by Jina Bacarr - I've read Memoirs of a Geisha, so thought this might be an interesting read as well. 
Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox - I like memoirs, and have always been a fan of Fox. 
I am America (and so Can You!) by Stephen Colbert - This book has been on my wishlist for like ever. I was happy to find a copy at the thrift store for cheap. 
Toxic by Sara Shephard - This is book #15 in the Pretty Little Liars series. I have a few of these, so I think I needed this one. 
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney - This book has been on my radar for a while, so when I saw it, I snagged it.
Joy in the Morning by P.G. Wodehouse - I think Wodehouse is one of those acclaimed older authors, but I might not be remembering things right.
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett - I actually already had a copy of this book, but this is a mass market paperback version which will be much easier to hold to read than my copy. 
Breathers: A Zombie Lament by S.G. Browne - It's a book about zombies, from the zombie POV (it seems). Also it has the good paper. 
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua - This book totes fits May's Platypire Diversity reading challenge theme...I mean, I'm probably not going to read it this month, but I can pretend.
The Stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende - My copy of the book has a topless woman on it...that may or may not have influenced my decision to buy the book. 

So that's all the books I picked up this week, it was kind of a small haul, but I've had some really big weeks lately so that's part of it I'm sure (I mean there are only so many books out there, and I own a lot of them). And the best part, all these books only cost me $1 because of a bag of books sale. 

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

1 comment:

  1. You have lots of intriguing books in your stack! I hope you enjoy them all :-) Stop by Cafinated Reads' Stacking The Shelves if you'd like!