Friday, June 16, 2017

*Stacking the Shelves* 17 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.

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter - I was totally drawn in by the title, not going to lie. 
The Revenge of Captain Paine by Andrew Pepper - It's historical fiction with a blue cover and the title made me think of pirates, it's probably not about pirates at all, but that was still my first impression. 
American Gods by Neil Gaiman - I've heard good things about this book and it's been on my Amazon wish list for a while. Getting a paperback copy for a quarter was a major score for me. 
The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories edited by Theodore W. Goosen - This book is full of highlighting and notes in the margin. Also, it should give some insight into Japanese culture, I hope. 
Cat Among the Pigeons by Julia Golding - I have a British copy of this book, and the cover is freakin' amazing. Yes, I absolutely bought this book because of the cover. 
Horton Halfpott: or The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor or The Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset by Tom Angleberger - The cover looks super fun. 
Ghosts Do Splash in Puddles by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey - This is a Bailey School Kids book, and I was a fan of those when I was a kid, so when I find them now, I snatch them up. 
Attack of the Crocodiles by Greg Farshtey - This is a Lego Legends of Chima book that my daughter requested we get. I can't say no to a book request from my kids. 
Double Trouble Monsters by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey - This is a Bailey City Monsters book, which is totally different than the Bailey School Kids books, except probably not really. 
The Snow Day From the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler - I think the Black Lagoon books would appeal to a young boy, and I have one of those that I want to encourage to read, so I buy these books when I find them. 
The 100th Day of School from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler - It's PCS season, which means that families are purging their belongings to make weight for moves. There were several Black Lagoon books at the thrift store this week. 
The Talent Show from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler - See above.
The Science Fair from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler - 'Tis but a scratch.
The School Carnival from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler - A scratch? Your bloody arm's off.
April Fools' Day from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler - I've had worse. Have at you.
The Class Trip from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler - You are indeed brave sir knight, but the fight is mine.
The Class Election from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler - What are you going to do, bleed on me?
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy Part 1 by Dav Pilkey - I know some parents oppose to their children reading the Captain Underpants books, but I feel like anything that gets kids interested in reading is a good thing. 
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy Part 2 by Dav Pilkey - How lucky for me to find parts 1 and 2 in the same week!
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets by Dav Pilkey - More Captain Underpants.
Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People by Dav Pilkey - Holy crap that title is a mouthful. Great opportunity to increase vocabulary though. 
Goosebumps: How I Learned to Fly by R.L. Stine - Y'all, I can't even begin to describe how excited I get when I find Goosebumps books at my thrift store. Like my kids even know right away that I found a Goosebumps book because I squeal like a school girl. 
Goosebumps Horrorland: Escape from Horrorland by R.L. Stine - I was really hoping to find even more Goosebumps books this week, but no such luck. Someone else probably beat me to them.
Unicorns Don't Give Sleigh Rides by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey - It's another Bailey School Kids book. And it's about unicorns. What's not to love. 
Peanut Butter and Cupcake by Terry Border - This is another book that my daughter asked for. She promised that she'll read it to me though, so it was absolutely worth buying. 

So that's all the books I picked up this week. Most of them are for my children, so hopefully they appreciate them. Once again, I don't remember how much I spent on these books because we bought a couple other things as well, but my total purchase was like $16, so it was definitely a major score. 

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


  1. Nicely done! $16 is not too shabby. :D I remember loving the Captain Underpants series when I was little. The books are classics, in my opinion. I've not read anything by Neil Gaiman but I want to read his Norse Mythology book. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous weekend, Katie. =)

    Check out my STS post!

    1. Captain Underpants was just after my childhood (I was in 7th grade when they first came out and far too pretentious to read something so far beneath my reading level at that age.) I might read them now though, just to know what I'm letting my kids read. :) - Katie

  2. You always get a good selection at the thrift store, I enjoying seeing your finds. Enjoy them all.

    1. Thanks. I'm lucky to have a pretty amazing thrift store. - Katie