Saturday, September 16, 2017

*Stacking the Shelves* 16 September 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.

Frankenstein's Dog by R.L. Stein - This is from the Goosebumps Most Wanted series. I haven't read it, but it's a Goosebumps book so I'm sure it's good. 
The Queen's Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile by C.W. Gortner - It's historical fiction, and with my recent visit to Neuschwanstein Castle (Walt Disney's inspiration for Cinderella's castle), I'm super into royalty right now. 
Winter's Child by Cameron Dokey - This is from the Once Upon a Time series, so I imagine that it's a fairytale retelling. 
The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron Dokey - This is also from the Once Upon a Time series. 
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The book snob in me desperately clamored for this classic. 
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano - My copy of this book has some underlining and notes in the margins. 
American Spring by Walter R. Borneman - This is nonfiction about the American Revolution. It should be at least a little bit educational. 
John Adams by David McCullough - This is a Pulitzer Prize winning biography about one of our founding fathers. Again, educational. 
Anastasia Forever by Joy Preble - I'm imagining that this is speculative historical fiction about Anastasia Romanov...but I could be wrong. 
The Soldier Kings: The House of Hohenzollern by Walter Henry Nelson - This is about a royal German dynasty and should be educational. 
To Tell the Tooth by Gina Gold - My daughter asked for this Baby Looney Tunes book because she's obsessed with babies and thinks they look "so cute!"
The Bogle Wogles by Jennifer and Peter Hornsby - My daughter asked for this book too, because the illustrations are all black and white (it looks like a coloring book and maybe it really is). She wants to color it. 
Are We There Yet? by Elizabeth Levy - American history targeted towards children. Hopefully somewhat educational. 
Sleepover Party Mad Libs by Roger Price & Leonard Stern - In case you haven't seen my Mad Lib Monday posts, you should know that I love Mad Libs and I use them with my children to work on grammar. 
Smiling Hill Farm by Miriam E. Mason - This seems like one of those old-school readers (sort of like the Dick and Jane books) that might have been used in one-room schoolhouses on the frontier. 
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn - This was one of my book snob picks. 
Echoes by Melinda Metz - I'm not really sure why I picked up this book, it might be because it's three books combined into one volume. I really don't know. 
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith - This is book 14 from The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, and I own some of the other books in this series already, so I figured I needed this one as well. 
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson - My brother has spoken highly of this book and this author. I may already own a copy of the book, but I'm not sure. 
The Once and Future King by T.H. White - This was another book snob pick. And I think I already owned a copy of this, but I'm not 100% sure. 
Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger by Kevin Bolger - My son is currently really into the Captain Underpants series, and I figure this may appeal to him as well because it clearly relies on some potty humor. 
Piano Lessons Can Be Murder by R.L. Stein - This is a Goosebumps book, so I just had to buy it. 
Night of the Living Dummy III by R.L. Stein - Another Goosebumps book.
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger - I have some of the books in this series, but I don't remember exactly which ones, so I wanted to buy this one in case it wasn't one of them. 
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse - I got a copy of the second book in this series at the thrift store a couple weeks ago (I think), so finding this first book in the series this week was awesome for me. 

So there you have it. All the books I picked up at my thrift store this week. This haul cost me a mere $1 because the books were on sale for 50 cents a bag and I needed two of the plastic bags to hold all my books. 

What books have you added to your shelves this week? - Katie 

*If you're stopping by from the linkup, please be sure to leave a link to your post so I can check out all the books you got this week.*


  1. OMG - I am agog at your mad acquisition skills!

    1. It's all about location on this one. People that move every 2-3 years don't tend to hang on to books (gotta make weight for all those moves and there are more important things apparently.) - Katie

  2. Wow! That's a lot of books you got here! Frankenstein's Dog looks really interesting!

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  3. Man, I really need a copy of Frankenstein's Dog. Thanks for sharing your haul (running off to locate a copy). Have a wonderful week.

    1. I mean, it's target audience is children between like 8 and 12 (which means it's right in my wheelhouse still because I'm secretly a 12 year old boy trapped in a 30 something year old woman's body.) LOL. - Katie

  4. I have never tried the Goosebump books, but I would like to. I wonder if they are something my daughter would be interested in when she's a bit older. My husband is trying to talk me into reading Snow Crash. Hopefully we will both like it when we read it! I hope you enjoy Mosse's book. I loved Labyrinth. I haven't yet read further in the series, but I think I have the second book around here somewhere.

    Have a great week, and enjoy your new books!

    1. Oh my gosh! Goosebumps books were life when I was like 8. I had a massive collection and I'm super sad that they got lost in the process of moving. Any time I see one at the thrift store I squeal though (which gets me some weird looks, but whatevs) and then buy it. My son, who is 8 now, has laid claim to the Goosebumps books and I'm okay with that, for now. LOL. - Katie

  5. I'm always amazed by your book haul. Wow, book heaven!! I hope you enjoy them all. Have a wonderful week. :)

    1. My book hauls are going to start looking so pathetic in comparison when we move back stateside and I lose access to the amazing thrift store on base. But it's okay, because when we move back, I will already be super well stocked on books to read (just don't tell my husband I said that, or he might not let me buy more books.) - Katie

  6. 1$! Well that is a grab :) here's to hoping you will be able to read fast enough :D you remind me that I should go back and do mote FirstReads requests :) and you can find my Sunday post here!

    1. Eh, these books should last me quite a while, but I'm still going to buy more this coming week. If my husband ever divorces me, books will likely be the major complaint. LOL. - Katie

  7. I love when my local library has sales like those, always get good reads to add to mine and little ones shelves. There are thrift shops and like new shops around my area also and sometimes find new book buys for only $3 to $4 so that's always a great surprise. Few I picked up this past week were Wonder, Eleanor & Park, Inkspell, and House of Furies.

    1. Bargain book shopping is always fun. Sounds like you got some really great reads recently. - Katie

  8. Wow, this was a pretty light load for you!
    I'm also intrigued by Frankenstein's Dog. I never actually read Goosebumps, but my sister did. I was more into Sweet Valley Twins at that age.

  9. I am seriously impressed that you got the whole haul for a $1. I should probably look into our local used book stores.

  10. What level is the Anastasia Forever book. That story always fascinated me.