Saturday, October 7, 2017

*Stacking the Shelves* 7 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.

Biss Zum Abendrot by Stephenie Meyer - This is the German language edition of Eclipse. No, I don't speak enough German to read the book in German, but maybe someday I will.
Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil by Scott Adams - I don't really like graphic novels, but I have a soft spot in my heart for Dilbert comic strips. 
Dilbert: A Treasury of Sunday Strips Vol. 00 by Scott Adams - I'm also hoping that my husband will read these while the kids are around, so that they will see Daddy reading too (Daddy doesn't read really.)
Excuse Me While I Wag by Scott Adams - Apparently a Dilbert fan has recently cleaned out their bookshelves.
Dilbert Gives You the Business by Scott Adams - That person's loss is my gain though. 
The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head by Scott Adams - Do you have any idea how many Dilbert books there are?
What Would Wally Do by Scott Adams - According to Amazon, there are 36 books in this series.
Bring Me the Head of Willy the Mailboy! by Scott Adams - But this book is in a different series, which means there are more than just 36 Dilbert books.
Shave the Whales by Scott Adams - So I don't know how many Dilbert books there are total, but I now own eight of them. 
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingrid and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire's - I have always found Greek and Roman mythology fascinating, so I'm all about buying any books about them that I find. 
Tutankhamun: The Story of Egyptology's Greatest Discovery by Jaromir Malek - I'm also rather fascinated by ancient Egyptian history. 
The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson - I've got the movie tie-in cover on this copy. I'm a fan of buying books with movie tie-ins though for reasons. 
Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in America by Judith A. Carney - There is a fair amount of highlighting in this book. I hope that means it's educational. 
Dinosaurs: My First Pocket Guide by Dr. Paul M.A. Willis - Most kids go through a dinosaur phase. My children don't seem to have done so yet, so I'm just trying to be prepared for if and when they do. 
Webster's New World Dictionary - I know I just bought my son a dictionary last week, but it was in kind of rough shape, and this one is pretty pristine. But even if my son doesn't want it, I have a daughter that I guess could stand to have a dictionary of her own as well.
Charles County 4-H Cookbook - The calendar in the back of this community cookbook covers the years 1984, 1985, and 1986. In other words, this cookbook is almost as old as I am. (25 cents)
Space Station Science: Life in Free Fall by Marianne J. Dyson - This looks like a rather interesting educational resource on astronauts lives in space. ($3)
Ripley's Believe it or Not: Special Edition 2010 - My son has recently been expressing an interest in books with lists of facts, so I think he might find this book interesting too. ($2)
NETSAFA Shares More of its Best! - This is a a Navy community cookbook and has a much fancier cover and setup than most of the community cookbooks I find.
Vostaas: White Buffalo's Story of Plains Indian Life by William White Buffalo - This should be an educational book about the lives of Plains Indians, which is fitting as I'm from Kansas and I believe they had some presence there for a while at least.
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech - I think this is a book that I read when I was in elementary school...But as it was first published the year I graduated 4th grade and I was an advanced reader, I could be wrong about that.
The Awesome Official Guide to Club Penguin by Katherine Noll and Tracey West - My kids wanted this book because apparently they really like Club Penguin.
Frozen Junior Novel by Sarah Nathan and Sela Roma - I remember when I was a kid I really liked reading the junior novelizations of movies that I really liked. I guess the familiarity of the story really appealed to me or something. I'm hoping the same will hold true for my kids, and they both like Frozen.
Feed by M.T. Anderson - I listened to the audiobook version of this story over the summer and really enjoyed it. There is a better than average chance that I would enjoy reading it just as much.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - It's kind of strange that I've never read this book considering the subject matter. I mean it's right up my alley. It's quite possible that I own like three or four copies now though because I can never remember if I've bought it already.
My Adventures with Disney Princess Collection - This is one of those personalized storybooks for kids. It kind of makes me sad that it would have been donated to the thrift store, but I suppose it's possible the child outgrew the tales.
The Egyptian News by Scott Steedman - This is major stories from ancient Egypt in newspaper format. I think it's a pretty cool approach.
The Ultimate Guide to Hotwheels Variations - My son asked for this book, so I guess he's a car guy now. He spent quite a bit of time looking through it while I was browsing the bookshelves at the thrift store, so I guess it was a worthwhile purchase.

So that's it. That's everything I picked up at my thrift store this week. This haul cost me a whole $6.25 (because of the space book, Ripley's Believe it or Not, and that cookbook mostly). I also got several children's books in German that I'm not listing here because they are headed right off to my sister-in-law to read to her son whose father was born and mostly raised here in Germany. They just don't have good access to bargain German books where they live in the states however. But I like to do what I can to help out, and it gives me a good excuse to make regular trips to the thrift store looking for books.

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

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  1. Where do you keep all these xD you probably have an immense library!
    Here's my update if you decide to visit:

    1. I actually have a tiny library (but I do have a room dedicated to bookshelves and books). But I also have bookcases lining a wall in my dining room, I converted what I think is supposed to be a linen closet into a bookcase, my children both have loft beds with built in shelving where we store books, and I've just about walled myself in to my computer in the office with stacks of books on the floor. Frankly it's starting to look a bit like hoarding. But the house we're in right now is only temporary and it's in Germany where houses tend to be smaller than equally expensive houses in the states. Once we move back stateside I'll have a bigger library for all my books. :) - Katie

  2. You got a lot of books this week! Happy reading!