Saturday, May 20, 2017

*Stacking the Shelves* 20 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 Little Friend by Donna Tartt - She wrote The Goldfinch, which is highly acclaimed, although according to articles on the internet not ever read, so I figured I should get this book too. 
The Feast of Roses by Indu Sundaresan - I'm pretty sure this book would work well for May's Platypire Diversity challenge theme (Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage). I'm pretty much 100% guaranteed not to read it this month at this point, but I'll have it for next year I guess. 
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly - This book has been on my radar for a while, because I absolutely love this cover (my copy has the boards, roses, and hand on it). Honestly, I want to read it just because I find the cover intriguing and I absolutely judge books by the cover.
Tai-Pan by James Clavell - I have Gai-Jin already, and I think I might have Shogun, and this book falls between them in the series, so this was a great score.
Living Together by Pathway Publishers - This is a grade 5 son will be in 3rd grade next year, but it doesn't hurt to start planning ahead. 
From the Gracchi to Nero by H.H. Scullard - A book about Roman history is a great addition to any library.
Surrender the Pink by Carrie Fisher - Yes, THE Carrie Fisher. I'm pretty sure this book got added to my wish list when I heard the unfortunate news about Carrie's passing, so finding it at the thrift store was nice. 
The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones - It's historical fiction, and I like historical fiction. 
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline - I've heard really good things about this book. 
Fairest: Levana's Story by Marissa Meyer - So this is the fourth book in the series, and the only one I own in paperback, but whatevs. Maybe I'll find the others sometime soon. 
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia Macneal - WWII era historical fiction. That's an auto-sell for me. 
Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist - Another historical fiction. This was a good week for historical fiction for me. 
Essentials of World History by Smith & Smith - Educational resources are always a good buy. 
A Perfect Christmas by Christy Webster - A Barbie beginner reader for my daughter. 
Dinosaur Battles by Michele R. Wells - A beginner reader about dinosaurs. I'm a bit disappointed that it says it's from the Boys' Life series because girls can like dinosaurs too you know, but whatevs, my daughter will still read it. 
Past...Present...& Future... by the Cooks of Saint James United Methodist Church - It's a church cookbook...a Methodist church cookbook at that. I'm not really religious, but church women and men know how to cook some good food. 

So that's all the books I picked up this week at the thrift store. This haul cost me $4.25 because I caught a bag of books sale, but that doesn't apply to the beginner readers and the cookbooks. Still a great price for all these books. 

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


  1. Good selection, I also shopped at the thrift store this week for my STS haul and I was so surprised of the selection they had and the prices. I've heard so many things about Netgalley and First Reads, but I never really looked into them, enjoy all your reads. Have a wonderful day.

    1. Well Netgalley is the devil, it lures you in with read nows that don't require any approval and next thing you know you have 100 books that need reviewed (I have impulse control issues where books are concerned). And First Reads is super fun and satisfies my minor "gambling" desires, because entering giveaways is almost like gambling without spending any money.

      And then I shop at the thrift store weekly (seriously have an impulse control issue with books.) - Katie