Stacking the Shelves is a meme started by Tynga @ Tynga’s Reviews.
Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
I missed last week’s STS post, but I have a really good reason! I went a little crazy…
I know I say that every time I do one of these posts, but seriously, I cannot get my book buying under control. (And you will see what I mean in a little bit) But before I show you what I got in the last two weeks, I am also going to make a resolution. (Yeah, yeah, I know it’s almost the end of the year, and not the time for resolutions, but I need this one)
Here it is…….
Ready for it…….
I am doing the 20 book challenge!
**For those of you who may not have heard of this – I will not purchase another book until I have read at least 20 books from my shelves**
And now I am going to show you why I am giving myself this challenge.
Yes, I bought all of these last week, in one big purchase.
I was perusing Craigslist (something I should be banned from) and came across a listing for some books for sale. Most of the pictures featured titles that I was interested in, so I contacted the seller. I found out that, in fact, they wanted to sell all of the books (130 of which were not pictured) as one big lot for $100. The lot included 59 hardbacks and 130 paperbacks. Yep 189 books total for $100….I’m not great at math, but that works out to around $0.53 per book. WHAT A DEAL!!
Were there books in there that I didn’t want – Yes. But I already had a plan for that too. One of the local used book stores that I frequent offers an in-store credit of 1/4 of a books cover price for books you bring in. With an average cover price of $6.99 – $12.00, I could get a credit of $1.25 – $2.50 per book. I was good with that.
So since this list would be really long, I am just going to show the ones I was really excited about. I have kept most of them, but these are the ones that caught my eye first.
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
(books #1, #3, #5, #7)
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
Septimus Heap by Angie Sage
Witch & Wizard by James Patterson
On top of that, I got some regularly purchased books. Ebooks mostly.
But enough about me – What did you get this week? Link up in the comments below so I can come and drool over your haul.