Well, a lot, if you're me. So you readers just may be in for a good old fashioned laugh. Cheers. I'm here all week?
This week has been rather uneventful besides work for me but I'm getting back in the swing of things when it comes to my reading habits, mostly thanks to the Harry Potter play and the publication of the script. The Cursed Child is, alas, at the moment getting a ton of poor reviews but I enjoyed it! But enough about Harry. My first entry for Stacking the Shelves is going to be crowded and it will probably a bit lackluster in comparison to others. Given my job, I've picked up more than a few secondhand releases.
For those who don't know, I work with antiques. Needless to say, I've picked up a few gems there. Pair this up with my love of thrift shops and purchasing many books there, we're pretty much good to go! I am including all the books that I have bought in the summer months just to keep you guys busy for a while, you know? I feel as if I don't have much free time these days due to my laptop still being dead as a doornail, but that's not the end of the world and in some ways it gives me more time to haunt my favorite bookstores/thrift shops.
Jessica logic. Roll with it.
Well, let's face it upfront: I'm not the greatest photographer. I just have an iPhone and use VSCO. So, my Instagram (ahem, Bookstagram, kind of?) comes with that automatic disclaimer. I still fancy myself one, though, and try to keep up with taking photos of various purchases of mine and so, here are some of my favorites as of late.
Sorry for this image being so stretched out? Ack. Yuck. Not really sure what happened there.
But... onto the next:
How many fans of The Selection are out there? It's certainly not everyone's cup of tea but I do enjoy a good fluffy read every now and again and this is one of the best. I've owned the series for quite a while now and obviously the most recent purchase was last spring when The Crown was published. Why am I including this? Because, dear readers, I've only just now got the entire series in hardbacks--thanks to Costco! I had the first two novels originally in paperback, which is all well and good, but I couldn't resist getting the editions that match the rest of the series.
Next up is an obvious choice...
Anyone up for some bonus reject pictures of TCC?
Shatter Me fans, this questions for you: Adam or Warner? And why?
Next, I picked up the new edition of Valley of the Dolls:
Another book I purchased months back and am only now getting to...
Because my copies of the first three Harry Potter novels are ancient (they are a pair of teenagers, holy fuck) I splurged on those gorgeous U.K. editions that have been around for a bit--you know the ones, guys. I only could replace two at the moment, so come Christmas, I'm totally buying the rest of the series. I have to and not just because they are beautiful, but because pages are falling out of the editions I have had of them since grade school. I replaced Philospher's Stone a few years back but that replacement copy is starting to crease far too much already and I'm going to eventually need to get it in hardcover form just because.
For now, let's drool...
I mean like.... hubba, hubba.
Boom! What else do we have? Okay, let's just bang out (???? why did I say that?) the rest of the thrifty goodness.
Be it from Goodwill or other thrift shops, or antique stores, a lot of goodies are to be found! I found quite a few leather-bounds recently for RIDICULOUSLY low prices that still cause my jaw to hit the floor. I found a certain teenage witch from every 90s kids childhood.
Wrapping things up... here's some more misc photos to feast your eyes on:
NEW TO THE KINDLE
- Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig (ARC)
- Faithful by Alice Hoffman (ARC)
- Hothouse Flower by Krista & Becca Ritchie
- Fair Game by Monica Murphy
- Nightshade by A.K. Anderson
What's new to your shelves this week?