Friday, July 21, 2017

*Stacking the Shelves* 22 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 Haunting of Hillside School by Kristiana Gregory - My eight-year-old asked if we could get this. I couldn't say no. 
Sacajawea: Her True Story by Joyce Milton - This is an early reader that I believe also has some educational value. 
The Statue Walks At Night by Joan Lowery Nixon - This seems like a good book for a middle grade reader, particularly a boy, and I have one of those. 
Mysterious Messages by Gary Blackwood - This is a book about the history of codes and ciphers for younger readers. I think it could be interesting. 
Lord of Snow and Shadows by Sarah Ash - The cover of this book makes me think of the Game of Thrones series, so I hope I enjoy it. 
A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay - I feel like the author is one of those that has a book on one of those lists I love so much...I don't think it's this one, but seemed worth buying anyway. 
The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea - I don't know what to expect from this story, but I figured it would be a diverse read. 
I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas by Lewis Black - I've always found Lewis Black's comedy to be intriguing at the very least, so I'm interested in this book. 
Sepulchre by Kate Mosse - This book just has a really awesome looking cover, and it's historical fiction so right up my alley. 
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch - I think one of my blogger friends has recommend this book, but I might just be making that up. 
Alphas by Lisi Harrison - I'm pretty sure this is basically teenage chick lit along the lines of like Gossip Girl or Pretty Little Liars
Buying a Piece of Paris by Ellie Nielsen - This is an Advance Reader Copy of the book (I buy those every time I see them at the thrift store), but since the book released like seven years ago, I don't think it's a big deal that it was donated to the thrift store. Also, it's not like the original recipient made money off of me buying it. 
Truth or Dare by PJ Night - It's a horror novel targeted towards middle grade readers, kind of like Goosebumps I think. 
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau - This is part of a four book series, and I know I own three of them. I think this is the one I was missing, but I might be wrong about that. 
Lirael by Garth Nix - I have bought a few Garth Nix books. I'm pretty sure he writes fantasy which is one of my preferred genres, so I buy them when I find them. This happens to be a naked hardcover, but I'm okay with that. 
Pulgarcita by Hans Christian Anderson - Based on the pictures in this book, I think this is a Spanish language version of Thumbelina. I don't know Spanish, although I took two years of it in high school so I have a decent grasp on pronunciation at least. My daughter wanted the book though and she's sure it will teach her Spanish. We shall see. 

So that's all the books I picked up at the thrift store this week and this haul only cost me one dollar. It was a bag of books sale and they all fit in a single bag. Pretty good haul for a buck if you ask me. 

What books did you add to your shelves this week? If you're stopping by from Stacking the Shelves, please drop a link in a comment below so I can be sure to visit you back. - Katie 

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  1. I haven't read or heard of any of these - don't know what that says about me ;)

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    1. Most of these were "That cover looks cool" or "That author name sounds familiar" purchases, so the fact that you haven't read or heard of them doesn't surprise me much...I hadn't heard of any of the books before buying them either. :) - Katie

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  2. Since I have discovered my library has a huge bookstore inside it, my daughter and I have been going more often. These look cool.

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    1. When we move back stateside I'll probably hit up my local library for their book sales. I have attitude about borrowing books because I want to own everything I read. - Katie

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  3. All those for one dollar?! That's so amazing! :D

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    1. Yep. Living overseas with a military affiliation has it's perks. During PCS season, the thrift store is always overstocked on books (they're one of the first things people get rid of to make weight), so to move the books off their shelves faster, they have $1 bag of books sales pretty much all summer long. - Katie

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  4. ONE DOLLAR?! I'm going to have to start hitting our local used book stores.

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    1. I'm in a lucky position being affiliated with the military living overseas. The base thrift store has books on sale pretty much all summer long because everyone PCSing back to the states is trying to make weight for their moves, and most of the book owners start clearing out their shelves to do that. - Katie

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  5. I have heard good things about Love and Gelato. I love shopping for books at thrift stores too!

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    1. Oh good. I'm glad that I'm not the only one that feels like people say good things about Love and Gelato! It's at least not all in my imagination then :) - Katie

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  6. Nice haul of books! Enjoy them and have a great week!

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  7. You got a lot of books that sound interesting. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  8. These are all new to me! I am amazed that you got this pile of books for only $1. Enjoy!

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    1. Honestly, they're mostly new to me too, but a lot of the covers look pretty sweet, and I totally judge books by their covers! - Katie

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  9. These all look very tempting...and The Hummingbird's Daughter has piqued my curiosity. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I definitely love the title for The Hummingbird's Daughter. - Katie

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  10. The thrift store is amazing! That's a fantastic deal! Whoa. I'm planning on going to ours Tuesday but it's 50cents-$1 a book. Still not a bad deal :) Happy reading this week!

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    1. The normal price of books at my thrift store is 25 cents for paperbacks and 50 cents for hardbacks (with some exceptions like cookbooks, travel books, and educational books), which is still a really great bargain. It's rare for me to leave the thrift store without picking up at least a handful of books. - Katie

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  11. OMG, so many new books!!! Wow... I hope you enjoy them all. Have a wonderful week. :)

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  12. Wow, that's so great you can do $1 bags! You will never run out of stuff to read.

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    1. This is an accurate statement! :) I'm definitely taking full advantage of the sales while I still can. I have a feeling I won't buy nearly as many books when we move back stateside as I do now. - Katie

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  13. Good finds there. How long will this last you? I find shopping at the thrift store is better than even the used book store.

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    1. If I were the kind of person who could stick to a reading list, and these went on it in exactly this order, they'd last me a little over a month (probably). I average reading 13 books a month, and the last one is a kids book, so it doesn't really count. I'm not the kind of person that can stick to a reading list though, so it's possible I won't ever read some of these books. - Katie

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  14. That is quite a haul. TBH I have never heard of any of them but looks like you are in for a ride..

    Gayathri @ Musings Over Nothing

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    1. I hadn't really heard of any of them either, but they all look interesting. - Katie

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  15. You always have such great hauls. I plan on reading some Garth Nix soon. Last Christmas my hubby bought me the entire series. Hope you have fun reading all of these and thanks for stopping by The Farm.

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  16. Garth Nix does write fantasy! I've not read any of his books but I've heard a lot of good things about them. So of my blogger friends are huge fans of his. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Katie. =)

    Check out my STS post!

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  17. I watched one of Lewis Black's comedy shows a long time ago. It was hilarious.

    Enjoy your new lovelies! XD

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  18. Those sales sound amazing. I always exhaust nearby shops before too long! Hope you enjoy them.

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