Saturday, May 27, 2017

*Stacking the Shelves* 27 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 Geography of the World by DK Publishing - Reference books may not be much fun, but they are handy to have when you have children in school, especially when you are homeschooling, and this one actually looks kind of fun.
365 Nature Crafts and Activities by Karen E. Bledsoe and Candyce Norvell - In certain aspects of my homeschooling, I feel like a bit of a failure...crafts happen to be one of those areas (which is really weird if you've ever seen my Pinterest boards). Hopefully this will help give me some more motivation.
365 Science Projects and Activities by Phyllis J. Perry and Peter Roller, Ph.D. - Science is another area where I frankly need a little bit of help. I don't remember doing that many experiments in school myself, so I'm always a little bit at a loss for things to try that we can actually do at home with things that are easy to acquire. I think this should help a lot. 
A Trip Around the World by Leland Graham, Ph.D. and Traci Brandon, M. Ed. - This is a workbook for bringing cultural awareness to your classroom. I'm actually going to order another one from Amazon so that I can use them with both of my children at the same time. 
A New Trip Around the World by Leland Graham, Ph.D. and Traci Brandon, M.Ed. - This is also a workbook like the book above, but it focuses on different countries. It will definitely be useful for our homeschooling. 
Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller - I feel like this book made a rather big splash on social media around it's release, which was just in February, but I might just have imagined that. 
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - Don't judge me, but I've never read this series. I now own the first book though, so that's a start. 
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin - This book has been on my Amazon wish list for several months now. I was happy to be able to get a copy for much less than full price. 
Advent by James Treadwell - It's got a blue cover. And the first thing in the blurb is 1537...Apparently it's largely (mostly, partially) set in the present day, so I probably should have read further, but oh well. 
Eggs by Jerry Spinelli - If I remember right, Spinelli is a big name in kids fiction, I think...I didn't have this book at least and my kids may enjoy it.
Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon - Historical fiction set right after WWII. Definitely up my alley.
What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman - I've seen Laura Lippman's name around a lot lately, not for this book, but people seem to like her. 
The Three-Martini Playdate by Christie Mellor - This is the kind of parenting book that seems right up my alley. I just couldn't resist. 

So that's all the books I picked up this week at my thrift store. This haul cost me $7.50 because the first five books cost $6.50 (educational books cost more at my thrift store, but they're still a steal.) Definitely a great trip to the thrift store if you ask me. 

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

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