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! Visit Tynga’s Reviews to learn more about this weekly meme.
Have you all heard about the guy who started a Kickstarter campaign to make…potato salad? I heard about it early in the week on Twitter, and I immediately had to sign up. I don’t even like potato salad (well, not the mayonnaise kind – I do love it with vinegar), but I thought the campaign was so funny. The guy had a goal of $10, and when I signed up, he had already raised over $1,000. As I’m writing this, he’s approaching $50,000. One thing that he pledged to do for EVERY backer (even pledges as low as $1) was to say the backer’s name out loud while he’s making the potato salad. Not a big deal when he likely planned on maybe 20 or so backers, but now, he has almost 6,000 backers.
Here’s the odd thing about Kickstarter and me: this is the second campaign I’ve backed. The first was for Veronica Mars, and I backed that even though I have never seen a single episode of the TV show. And now, I’m backing potato salad, a food I would not even eat. Maybe one day I’ll back something I can actually use.
So what do you think of the potato salad Kickstarter? And have you ever backed a campaign?
Now, onto the books…
Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros by Matthew Reinhart and Michael Komarck: I have been wanting to buy this GoT pop-up book ever since I heard about it. The 20% off coupon I received from B&N last week was the perfect excuse to do so. And it was so worth it, because this book is gorgeous. Every page has little slide-outs and the mini pop-ups, in addition to the main pop-ups, which feature depictions of all of the major locations in Westeros. There’s a decent amount of text, providing background on the various houses and major characters, and miscellaneous information including the direwolves, Jon Snow’s sword, and the white walkers. Of course, the standout feature is the pop-ups, and trust me, my photos above don’t do it justice. The book also completely unfolds to show all pop-ups at once, as seen in my first photo.
Let me know what hit your shelves this week!