Saturday, June 10, 2017

*Stacking the Shelves* 10 June 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.

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy - This is one of those books that everyone is supposed to read at some point in their life, I think, and since I'm a bit of a literary snob at times, I needed it.
Animorphs: The Predator by K.A. Applegate - This looks like a book that might be interesting to my kids at some point. At least that's what I'm hoping. 
Animorphs: The Capture by K.A. Applegate - Same as above. 
Animorphs: The Visitor by K.A. Applegate - Again, same as above. 
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - I already owned a copy of this in hardback, but I prefer to read paperback books. I'm also doing what I can to reduce weight in my books without actually getting rid of any titles. The paperback SHOULD be lighter than the hardback, right?
Nuremberg Diary by G.M. Gilbert - If you don't know by now, I have always been fascinated by all things WWII related, so picking this up when I saw it was a no-brainer. 
How to Twist a Dragon's Tale by Cressida Cowell - This is from the How to Train Your Dragon series, and I'm pretty sure I didn't already own it. If I did, it'll just go back to the thrift store. 
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead - So, I've never read these books. I know this basically makes me a pariah in the book world, but it's my truth. 
East of Eden by John Steinbeck - This is one of my favorite Steinbeck books, so I needed a copy of my own. 
Home Front by Kristin Hannah - I really enjoyed The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, so I've been buying pretty much every Hannah book I find. 
The Pact by Jodi Picoult - While I've only read one book by Picoult so far, I liked it, so I've been buying all of her books I can find too. 
Classics for Young Readers Volume 7 - I felt like this was worth getting for future schooling for my kids. 
Classics for Young Readers Volume 5A - This is much closer to the appropriate grade level for my kids, although still a little over where they currently are. 
Space Shark by Hollis James - This is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle beginner reader for my kids. They love the turtles, so I'm pretty sure they'll love this. 
Alien Attack by Hollis James - This is another TMNT beginner reader book for my kids. 
The Usborne Encyclopedia of the Roman World by Fiona Chandler, Sam Taplin, and Jane Bingham - I'm a big fan of Usborne educational books for my kids. Getting one used is much cheaper than buying them for full price. 
Art and History of Assisi by R. P. Nicola Giandomenico - I figure this can be good for helping to teach my kids art history. 
The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome by Chris Scarre - More educational resources for my kids. 
The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece by Robert Morkot - Education! 
The Usborne Book of Greek and Norse Legends - I got a great bargain on this book. It was only fifty cents. 
Explore and Learn People in Place and Time - I definitely wish I'd found all the books in this series while at the thrift store, but I'll just have to keep my eyes open and hope they weren't put out yet and that no one else buys them. 
Explore and Learn Atlas of the World - I did find two of the books in the series, just four more to find. 
Classic Stories by Eric Kincaid - This is a collection of four books that includes Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland. 
Greek Myths retold by Geraldine McCaughrean - I feel like I've got a pretty good start on Ancient Greek and Roman history now with this book in my collection. 

So that's all the books that I picked up at my thrift store this week. I don't remember how much I spent on it, but I think it was less than $10 for all these books, so still a great deal regardless. 

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

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