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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 Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt - I have had my eye on this book for about a month. I finally decided to cave and get it this week.
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender - The cover of this book contains the words Katie and die, so I had to buy it. It doesn't matter that Katie is the author and not the MC.
I Have Lived a Thousand Years by Livia Bitton-Jackson - The tagline for this book is Growing Up in the Holocaust. Like I've mentioned many times before, I've always been fascinated by the Holocaust.
Look Again by Lisa Scottoline - The blurb for this book sounds a lot like The Face on the Milk Carton but from a parents perspective. I found it intriguing.
Train Go Sorry by Leah Hager Cohen - I picked up this book because the title made me think of Me Talk Pretty One Day. Then I read the description and found out it's a book about the lives of deaf people, or something like that (I haven't read the book yet so I can't say for sure.)
Lost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American Nationality by Richard Slotkin - This is a book about African American battalions during WWI and how the government failed to uphold promises made to them after the war was over.
We're Just Like You, Only Prettier by Celia Rivenbark - The cover of this book made me think of Toddlers and Tiaras, which happens to be one of my shameful reality tv addictions.
Eyewitness to History edited by John Carey - I feel like I was on a bit of a non-fiction kick this week at the thrift store. It may be time to sit down and read a serious non-fiction book for me.
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez - I don't read enough diverse literature. Maybe this will help.
Phones and Ferb: Thrill-O-Rama by Kitty Richards - I'm supposed to pretend I bought this for my kids, but I'm kind of excited to read it because I like Phineas and Ferb.
Claw the Giant Ape by Adam Blade - I think I have some of the Beast Quest books already, but maybe not. It seems like it would appeal to boys around my son's age though, so it was worth snagging.
Black Star, Bright Dawn by Scott O'Dell - Based on the cover of this book, I assume it's about Native Americans or eskimos. It's geared towards middle grade children, and I try to buy my kids diverse books to read.
Sweet Little Lies by Lauren Conrad - The book has candy hearts on the cover. For some reason that appealed to me.
Wild Wings Flight Manual: Fly Your Own Microplane by Joseph Casalese - My son asked to get this book. Flipping through it, it actually looks incredibly informative. And his aunt Jaimie would be thrilled to know he wanted it.
Legend by Marie Lu - So the copy of this book that I got is a naked hardcover, but I recognized the author's name (the cover for War Cross has had me lusting after that book for a while now). I figured it was worth a try.
You Smell Dead by Christ P. Flesh - I picked up another book from this series last week, so I was really happy to see this one when I was at the thrift store this week. It's like a Monster High book without being a part of the Monster High franchise.
Where There's a Wolf, There's a Way by Lisi Harrison - This is a Monster High book. I think I have two of the other books in this series already, so when my daughter saw this on the shelves I was excited, for her of course.
Embrace Me by Lisa Samson - The cover makes me think of a traveling circus from around the same time period as Water for Elephants. I enjoyed that book, so figured I might like this one.
Lies You Learned at School by Michael Powell - I'm intrigued by the title.
Maelstrom by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough - I'm a big fan of Anne McCaffrey's books, so whenever I find any of them (even the ones she co-wrote) I buy them!
Snowy the Surprise Puppy by Jenny Dale - This is a really short chapter book that I think my 6 year old could reasonably read to me. I had not problem agreeing when she asked if we could buy it.
The Littlest Piglet by The Clever Factory - I did not want to get this book because it's a board book and my kids are too old for new board books...but this one has a finger puppet thing, so I relented.
Sammy the Snail by Katie Hewat - This is another board book with the puppet thing going on, so even though I abhor board books at this point in my kids lives, I relented and let them get it.
Smoke and Shadows by Tanya Huff - This is a mystery, which I typically avoid, but it's got paranormal elements to it like vampires and stuff, so I figured I'd give it a shot.
Smoke and Mirrors by Tanya Huff - Same as above.
Anna of Byzantium by Tracy Barrett - YA historical fiction. What's not to love.
Pandora Gets Lazy by Carolyn Hennesy - I picked up a book from this series last week, so I was thrilled to find more this week.
Pandora Gets Jealous by Carolyn Hennesy - Three down, like four to go, I think, maybe. I'm not sure.
The King's English by H.W. & F.G. Fowler - I actually thought reading this could be helpful to me with my proofreading. It was a good score.
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III - I feel like I've seen talk about this book on Facebook recently. If nothing else, it's one of Oprah's Book Club picks, and I like to buy those.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - The literary snob in me wants to own all the classics.
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz - The author is a Pulitzer Prize winner. Even though I haven't read that book yet, I figured I should grab this when I saw it in case the dude's writing is good.
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn - I fake reviewed this book in the last couple weeks over at Whose Review is it Anyway at my husband's suggestion, and the blurb intrigued me. Finding a copy at the thrift store was a major score.
Sugar and Spice by Lauren Conrad - This goes with the other Lauren Conrad book I picked up this week. I couldn't get one and not the other.
Passarola Rising by Azhar Abidi - It's historical fiction and the cover intrigues me.
Matched by Ally Condie - The cover made me pretty sure this book is YA, and I tend to enjoy YA fiction. Also the cover is intriguing.
The Polish Officer by Alan Furst - It's set in 1939. You should all know by now that's a time period that greatly interests me.
Let's Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson - The cover of this book features a mouse that appears ready to perform Hamlet. Couldn't resist.
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy - Another book set during the WWII era in Poland.
Lost in the Storm by Holly Webb - This is another short chapter book that I think my 6 year old could just about read to me. And it's about a kitten.
Among the Stars by Jodi Lynn Anderson - This just looks really interesting. I don't care if it's a middle grade book.
365 Great Cookies You Can Bake by Lois Hill - I had to buy this book because that's my aunt's maiden name. I'm sure she's not the author, but oh well.
Careers for Bookworms & Other Literary Types by Marjorie Eberts and Margaret Gisler - Obviously I needed this book. I believe this list alone is evidence of that.
Earth: A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race by Jon Stewart et al. - This book has been on my Amazon wish list for a while. This was a great find.
Beautiful Bitch by Christina Lauren - Book 3 in the series. These books sat on the shelves at the thrift store for a full week before I picked them up.
Beautiful Beginning by Christina Lauren - Book 6 in the series.
Beautiful Bombshell by Christina Lauren - Book 4 in the series.
Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren - Book 1 in the series.
Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren - Book 5 in the series. So apparently I'm missing book 2 and everything after book 6. Pretty great score still.
Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren - Book 1 in a different series. It was there, so I needed it.
So that's all the books I picked up this past week at my thrift store. This haul cost me a whopping $6 (the cookbook was $2 by itself). One of the volunteers was trying to find space on the shelves for new arrivals while I was searching, so I did my best to help clear up some room for her. I'd say I did a decent job of it for being just one person. She's welcome.
What new books did you add to your shelves this week? - Katie