Saturday, October 19, 2013

Stacking The Shelves #25: The Harry Potter 15th-Anniversary Paperback Box Set!!!

Welcome to Stacking The Shelves!!

This is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer, Lili,
Stephanie, Helen, and Tynga @ Tynga's Reviews!

As the title implies, this is all about
sharing the books you're adding
to your shelves, be they physical or virtual.
For the complete rules, and to sign up,
just click on the link above.

This week's exciting haul!!!

Books Purchased

Harry Potter Special Edition
(Paperback Box Set)
Trade Paperback, 3,000+ pages
Scholastic, Inc.
August 27, 2013
Fantasy, Supernatural Fiction,
Young Adult Fiction


I can't believe this beautiful new box set is actually sitting on my shelf at this very moment!!!  I am so very happy!!  These are wonderfully dynamic new covers for this beloved series!  Also, you can see a picture of Hogwarts Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry when the spines of all seven books are lined up, as in the pictures above.

Although I already own the U.S. hardcovers (yes, all seven of them), I couldn't resist getting this gorgeous new paperback edition!!  That should tell you something about how terrific these books are!  For those who have never read them, I can tell you that they are riveting, with great characterizations and fascinating plots.  J.K. Rowling has a very fertile imagination, and these novels are already considered classics of the fantasy genre by many readers and reviewers. 

Here are the images for all seven books.  Just click on each one to be taken to the Goodreads page for each book.  However, this is only for the purpose of reading each synopsis, as well as the reviews.  The new covers are not featured individually on either Goodreads or Amazon.  (At least, not yet.) Only the box set has an individual page, and only on the three sites shown above.

I discovered this awesome new edition while visiting the great blog, Tyngas's Reviews, last week!  Lili, one of the blog contributors, recently received this set as a birthday gift, from a friend!!  She featured these books on the blog's regular Stacking The Shelves meme/hop, which I try to participate in as often as I can.  So I went ahead and ordered this set right away!!  I was able to get a discount, too, because I won a $25.00 gift card in the giveaway for the Replacing Gentry blog tour!  The books are priced at $58.50 on Amazon, but I only paid $33.50!!! 

 What do you think of my haul?
What gorgeous, fascinating books
did you stack on your shelves
this week?


  1. I really like the new covers and editions for the new Harry Potter box set. I've been seeing this around the blogosphere this week. You got an awesome set this week.


    1. Hi, Grace!

      I'm not surprised you've been seeing it all over the blogosphere. This is A BIG DEAL!! It's an incredibly AWESOME event!!! So I just KNEW that I had to get my own copy. And I'm SOOOOO happy about it!!! I'm going to re-read all the books again! (Well, actually I never quite finished the series, because of a very sad event in book hit me really hard....)

      Thanks for commenting!! : )

  2. Oh em gee!!! I am so jealous yet I'm so happy for you!

    1. Hey, Vonnie!

      I can understand why you would be jealous! You've got to get a copy of this set! So, if you win an Amazon gift card in one of these "Spooktacular" or "Something Wicked Returns" giveaway, run right over to Amazon and get this set!!

      Thanks for commenting!! : )

  3. Really gorgeous edition of HP, Maria! Glad you've got it. I'm also enjoying your blog's cute new header. Lovely! :)

    1. Hi, Kara!

      Oh, I couldn't believe it when I discovered this GORGEOUS edition!! I'm so glad I've got it, too!!

      Thanks for complimenting my Halloween header! I think the affection shared by the kitten and the very appreciative pumpkin is simply adorable!

      Thanks for your lovely comment, and Happy Halloween!! : )

  4. I haven't read the HP series so I'm really looking into buying this set. I hope you enjoy your new HP books!

    My STS

    Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

    1. Hi, Chel!

      You haven't read the Harry Potter books yet? Oh, you REALLY have a great treat in store!! Get to them as soon as you possibly can. You will DEFINITELY love them!!

      And yes, I will enjoy these books; I'll be re-reading them, and loving every minute!

      Thanks for commenting!! : )

  5. Ahhhh! So awesome! I am still deciding whether to pick these up myself.

    Sana @ Step Into Fiction

    1. Hi, Sana!

      Well, hesitate no longer!! These books are already fantasy classics! So get going with Harry and the gang! You'll definitely enjoy the wild adventures!!

      Thanks for commenting!! : )

  6. I really like these collections where the spines of the books put together form a picture (Is there a name for this). These are really nice editions.

    I picture your library as being very impressive Maria!

    1. Hey, Brian!

      I agree -- that's a very nice touch, indeed! And you know what? The books arrived damaged, so I returned them to Amazon (I bought them directly from Amazon, not a third-party seller), and ordered a new box set. The second set arrived right away (I have Amazon Prime), and I was refunded the full price of $58.50!! This means that I got the books for FREE!!!!! Plus, since I had used a $25.00 gift card as partial payment, I got that money back, too!!!! (Dancing around the living room in joy, but only figuratively.)

      As for my library, yes, I have LOTS and LOTS of books, all over the place!!!! And I don't know if I'll ever get to read them all....but I love being surrounded by them!!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! : )

  7. *wipes away the drool* That set is GORGEOUS!! My kiddo has it on her Christmas wish list, and I think I want her to have it just as much as she does! Congratulations on such a beautiful set! *hugs*

    1. Hi, Michele!

      I can understand your drooling over such a STUNNING set as this one. I could hardly believe it when I found out that there was a NEW Harry Potter edition!! And, I got it for FREE!!!!!!!!!!! Yup!! Just read my reply to Brian, above your comment. How about that? YAY!!!!!!!!!

      I hope your kiddo gets this set for Christmas; it's well worth it!!

      Thanks for the lovely comment!! Hugs back!!! : )


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