Saturday, July 1, 2017

*Stacking the Shelves* 1 July 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 Sword of Truth by Gilbert Morris - This is apparently Christian fiction. I should have read the blurb just a little bit further than I did. And I have nothing against Christian fiction per se, but I don't tend to be drawn to it myself. 
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller - This is a classic and I'm not sure I had a copy of it (I probably already did, but I'd rather spend a quarter and make sure I do than not and miss out on it.) This is also a classic that I have not read yet, so I need to remedy that. 
Whisper the Dead by Alyxandra Harvey - I really loved the cover of this book, and it seems to be a YA fantasy, so it should even be up my alley.
Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee - I was intrigued by the title, and then I read the blurb which indicated that this would be a great book to read for Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage month, so I bought it. 
Regions: Adventures in Time and Space published by McGraw Hill - This is a 4th grade social studies textbook, that I got for 50 cents. Depending on how things go for us and if we move back stateside in the next year, I may not still be homeschooling my son when he's in the 4th grade, but in case I am, this was a great find. 
The Chestnut King by N.D. Wilson - This is the 3rd book in the 100 Cupboards series (which seemingly only has 3 books, which is 97 books too few if you ask me), but it sounds like a really interesting story, so I snagged it.
Me So Pretty by Chris P. Flesh - This looks to be a Nightmare Before Christmas or Monster High type book (without being affiliated with either of those two franchises). I think my kids might like it. 
The First Journey by K.A. Applegate - I think this is an Animorphs spinoff book, and I've bought a few of the Animorphs books, so figured I might as well get this one too.
The Forgotten by K.A. Applegate - This is from the Animorphs series. 
It's OK, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers! by Louise Rennison - How could I not buy a book with a title like that?
America the Beautiful by Ben Carson, M.D. - Yes, that Ben Carson. It was a quarter. Don't judge me. But totally click the title to check out the book cover!
Last of the Nephilim by Bryan Davis - It's a YA Fantasy with a pretty cool cover. It also happens to be book 3 in its series, so that kind of sucks, but what are you gonna' do?
The Bones of Makaidos by Bryan Davis - This is the 4th book in the series that the previous book is part of, so I'm just missing the first two I think. 
Redhat Linux Firewalls by Redhat Press - I bought this book for my husband. He works in IT, and he might have no interest in it, but it was a quarter. The list price is $50 and a new copy on Amazon is $33. I'd say it was worth risking a quarter on. 
Basher Science: Human Body: A Book with Guts by Dan Green - This seems to be a simplified anatomy book for kids. Seemed worth getting. 
Disney Princess Storybook Library so this link goes to a set of 12 books, but mine only has 8. I could not find it on Amazon however, even searching the ISBN. In any case, my kids each asked to buy two of the books from this set, and I was all "Why don't we just buy the whole box?" It took a minute to get them to agree. They're silly. Princesses included are Tiana, Jasmine, Snow White, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, and Belle. 

So that's all the books I picked up this week at the thrift store. This haul cost me a whopping $8.25 (the Princess books cost me $4!), but it's still an amazing bargain for all the books I picked up, especially since a couple of them are typically on the expensive side when purchased new. 

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


  1. I need to read the really big knickers book. :giggle:

    1. Right! A title like that HAS to be bought and read. - Katie