Saturday, October 28, 2017

*Stacking the Shelves* 28 October 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.

Geographica's World Reference - The copyright on this edition is 2002, so some of the information will be outdated, but it could get the ball rolling at least if my kids want to learn about these things. ($4)
Pokemon Black & White Handbook - Got this for my kids because they like reading anything Pokemon related regardless of how boring it is. If it gets them reading, I'm happy though. 
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson - I think I bought this book a couple weeks ago, but when I was at the thrift store, I couldn't remember if I'd bought it, or simply picked it up and looked at it there, so I bought it this week (too, maybe.)
Daughter of Destiny by Benazir Bhutto - This is an autobiography. I know this person's name because of reading another autobiography, Malala Yousafzai's. 
The Professor by Charlotte Bronte - Methinks a former English major is clearing out their shelves. This is the second week in a row I've added some Bronte to my shelves. 
Scooby-Doo and the Snow Monster by James Gelsey - My kids like Scooby-Doo, so this should be a good book for them to read, I hope. 
Shirley by Charlotte Bronte - Two Charlotte Bronte books in one thrift store trip. It's almost like Christmas!
Attack of the Clones by Patricia C. Wrede - This is a junior novelization of Star Wars Episode II. It has stormtroopers on the cover so my daughter was super excited about it. 
Herobrine Scared Stiff by Zack Zombie Books - This is an unofficial Minecraft novel. My children are 6 and 8, that should explain everything about this purchase. 
Let's Draw Cars by Deborah Kespert and Felicity Fitchard - My son is a little bit interested in drawing things, so we buy any books about drawing that we find. 
Art Express by Harcourt Brace & Company - I'm not sure exactly what grade this art book is for (it's got a different cover than what I could find on Amazon), but based on the writing inside, I'd say probably 1st or 2nd grade. 
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See - I have a tendency to buy Lisa See books when I find them. I haven't read any of them yet, but I buy them. 
The Honeybee Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner - This is a Boxcar Children book, in case you weren't aware. 
The Gymnastics Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner - Another Boxcar Children book. The nostalgia was strong this week. 
The Mystery in New York by Gertrude Chandler Warner - Did you like reading as a child?
The Mystery of the Wild Ponies by Gertrude Chandler Warner - What was your favorite book growing up?
Bus Station Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner - Did you read any of the Boxcar Children books when you were a kid?
Mountaintop Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner - What's your favorite kind of candy?
Mike's Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner - Are you a dog person or a cat person?
The Lighthouse Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner - If I said you had a great body, would you hold it against me?
Mystery Ranch by Gertrude Chandler Warner - What is the cheesiest pick-up line you've ever heard?
The Siren Song by Rob Kidd - Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow chapter book. It seems interesting, for a child of course. 
The Coming Storm by Rob Kidd - What's your favorite alcoholic beverage?
City of Gold by Rob Kidd - What's your favorite scary movie?
Sins of the Father by Rob Kidd - This has been a test to see if anyone actually reads my explanations. Thank you and goodnight!
Mission From Mount Yoda by Paul Davids and Hollace Davids - My daughter wanted this book because she's apparently Star Wars obsessed right now. 
The Dark Rival by Jude Watson - This is a Star Wars Jedi Apprentice novel. Again, my daughter wanted it. 
Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile by Kristiana Gregory - This is a Royal Diaries book, and I have several of them, so I figured I should get this one in case it was one I hadn't already bought. 

So there you have it. That's all the books I picked up at my thrift store this week, the last week I'm going to be buying any books at this thrift store ever because we're going to be moving in the nearish future, so I'm supposed to stop buying books and that makes me sad. But I've already thought of a twist for the weekly Stacking the Shelves post to get me through the next couple/few months without upsetting my husband by adding more weight to our household goods. And this haul only cost me $4.50 (because of that expensive first book).

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

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  1. Wow, so many books! A lot of Gertrude Chandler Warner! :) I hope you will love them all.

    1. Yeah, I was pretty excited about all the new (used) Boxcar Children books. - Katie

  2. Awesome haul. I hope you’ll enjoy them all. Have a wonderful week and happy reading. ❤️

  3. Wow, what a haul! I don't see any that I've read...thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. Oh I read them! But no way am I answering all those questions, I'm too lazy.

  5. Oh my gosh! That's a lot of books, Katie :)
    I'm the same way with my youngest kids - no matter what it is, if they want to read it, I'll get it for them.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  6. Wow! What a haul! I hope that you enjoy these. :-)

  7. I really need to read Charlotte Bronte's books other than Jane Eyre -- I've had them for so long! Hope you enjoy.

    My STS.

  8. I always love seeing what books you find. I'm a Scooby Doo lover too!

  9. You have quite a haul this week. Enjoy your books and have a great week!

  10. Hey,

    You got a loooot of books this week! God, I miss going to book stores! I hope you enjoy reading them!
    Have a nice week!

  11. Phew! That is a lot of Gertrude Chandler Warner and Rob Kidd! I'd not heard of most of these books. :O I hope you enjoy them!

    Have a wonderful week, Katie. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  12. I've never read The Boxcar Children. I've thought about reading it with my kids. I think my oldest read some in school.

  13. What a great haul! I would imagine it will be hard not to buy any books until you move but it sounds like a great idea. Books are heavy! Enjoy all of these!