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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 Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes - Like I've said in the past, this is an author that I know at least one of my friends likes, so I buy all her books when I see them...This one is apparently the 5th in a series. Hopefully they can be read as standalones.
What If? by Randall Munroe - This is a book about scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, which sounds kind of amazing if you ask me.
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd - Even though I've never read anything by Sue Monk Kidd, I've been meaning to for years, so I buy all of her books when I see them. I also have a feeling that this particular book may come in handy for a future #BeatTheBacklist Instagram challenge.
Because I'm Worth It by Cecily von Ziegesar - This is the 4th book in the Gossip Girl series, and I enjoyed the show so I'm interested in reading the books to see if they're similar.
All I Want is Everything by Cecily von Ziegesar - This is book 3 in the Gossip Girl series, which means that I actually have the first four books of the series! That almost never happens in my thrift shopping when I find the books at drastically different times (I've had the first book for over a year.)
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo - You're probably all familiar with what this book is about. I'm not particularly optimistic about seeing results from putting it to use myself, but I need to try something because I'm a bit of a pack-rat and I need more room in my house for books.
Settle For More by Megyn Kelly - Ever since Kelly got the boot from Fox News, I've been interested in reading this book (almost makes me wonder if that was just a promotional trick to try to lure in liberals). I wasn't particularly interested in her making money off my purchase however (but I refuse to resort to book piracy.) When I saw a copy at my thrift store, I snapped it up right quick.
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides - This book is by a Pulitzer Prize winning author, and the literary snob in me likes to read those, just to say I have. (I got home and discovered I already owned a copy of this book. So what do you think, should I give this copy away on the blog or just return it to my thrift store?)
The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie - So this book came with excerpted pages separately to help you try to unravel the mystery before the main character does...I mean, I may be missing some pages because I bought it used, but that sold me on buying it.
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole - This book is a Pulitzer Prize winner, and as I mentioned before, the literary snob in me is drawn to those sorts of things.
So that's all the books I picked up at the thrift store this week. I really can't decide which one I'm most interested to read because there are several that have me really intrigued. It was kind of a grand slam week at the thrift store for good books. And all this cost me just $3.75.
Which of these books sounds most interesting to you (it might help me decide what to read first)? - Katie