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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.
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross - Historical fiction with a Mulan-esque heroine (in that she pretends to be a man to take the place of a male relative.)
Ghost Canoe by Will Hobbs - My son asked for this book. He's a bit sensitive and somewhat easily scared, so he decided he should read scary books so that he won't be scared so easily.
Dial-A-Ghost by Eva Ibbotson - This was another request by my son.
Spongebob Squarepants Super Happy Edition by David Lewman - We really like SpongeBob in our house. This seems to be mostly a joke book.
Storm Thief by Chris Wooding - My copy of this book has a super cool looking cover, better than the one on Amazon.
Awakening by Robin Wasserman - I think I've bought a book or two from this series before...granted it might be this one, but if that's the case, this copy will just go back to the thrift store.
The Great American Citizenship Quiz by Solomon M. Skolnick - I did well in American History and American Government in school. That being said, I'm not positive I would be able to pass the citizenship quiz myself, so this could be an interesting refresher for things I should already know.
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman - I didn't realize this book was set during WWII until just now. I just saw that it had been made into a movie (and I like to do book/movie comparisons on the blog) so I bought it. I'm even more excited about it now.
My Name Starts with A by Larry Hayes - My daughter asked for this book, and I have a hard time saying no to buying books for the kids.
The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty - I buy basically everything Liane Moriarty writes. I haven't ever finished a book by her, but I'm part way through What Alice Forgot and I like her style in that at least.
True Ghost Stories by Hans Holzer - I'm a fan of ghost stories myself, so I bought this one for me.
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe - I think I've heard good things about this book from reader friends, but I might be thinking of a different book with a title that is somewhat similar. I don't know. In any case, this was only a quarter.
So that's all the books I picked up this week. It's a smaller haul than the past few weeks, and it cost me a whopping $3 because I didn't catch a bag of books sale, but that's still a bargain for this many books, so I'm really not complaining.
What books did you add to your shelves this week? - Katie
*If you're stopping by from the Stacking the Shelves link-up, please be sure to leave a comment below with a link to your post so I can check out your haul.