All Booked

Hi book fans –

In October I did a few things. Some of those stem from wandering thrift stores unnecessarily. Some of them stem from drunken choices I made many moons ago. Either way. I collected more books. Here they are for our enjoyment to stare at:

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  • A Spark of Light by Jodi PicoultMy NUMBER ONE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE ENTIRE YEAR. My BEST FRIEND in the whole wide world (go say hi here) sent this to me and it is a signed copy. What an amazing soul he is and I am SO excited to start reading this (probably not until after the holidays so I can fully enjoy it).

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  • Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd.From the October Shelflove Crate.

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  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan.

I had listened to this on audio in December of last year after I bought it on Audible on a whim. It had my favorite thing: WWII. Of course I fell in love instantly and wanted all of my friends to read this book ASAP. When I found a brand new copy for $2.00, I would have regretted not picking it up so I did. Now I can re-read it’s tragic beauty with my bare hands at some point.


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  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

A book that has been discussed EVERYWHERE in the book world recently and when I saw this for $1.50 – well, I had to get it. Sorry. Not really.


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  • A Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

There comes a point in every woman’s life where she accidentally drinks 4 bottles of wine with one of her good friends and pre-orders a novel that isn’t set to come out for about 6 months. That’s me. Those are my choices. Here we are now so let’s just set it and forget it. But really, I am thrilled to own this signed copy I ordered while highly intoxicated many months ago as The Book Thief is one of my favorite books of all time (WWII. Told from Death’s perspective. Basically my dream book.) so I’m excited to see Zusak’s next novel.


  • Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

One is from the October OwlCrate.
The other is from the October Unicorn Crate.


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  • Pride by Ibi Zoboi

From the October OwlCrate.


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  • The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke

From the October Beacon Book Box.


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  • Did anyone pick up any of these books in October?
  • Favorites? Least favorites?

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Time for a short and sweet book haul for September. Again, I’ve been TRYING so hard to not buy books so most of these are from my book boxes this past month. Let’s check it all out!


 

 

 

 

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HIYA!!!!

This is VERY late for a book haul and I didn’t really have too many books to post about hey, better now than never. LET’S DO THIS THING.


–> These Rebel Waves (x2) by Sara Raasch (August Beacon Book Box & August ShelfLove Crate)

–> Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson (August Unicorn Crate)

–> The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

–> Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart (August OwlCrate that I didn’t make a post about)

–> Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery


I quickly want to discuss how beautiful the books from this haul are. I especially want to discuss how this Anne of Green Gables book cover is the most beautiful of any I’ve ever seen in this series before. It’s even more gorgeous in person and I couldn’t avoid buying this extraordinary version.

Hope you enjoyed this short and sweet book haul!

Have you gotten or read any of these books recently?!

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Hi Book Lovers!

I’m behind, per usual, on a lot of things including a book haul for last month. Though, to be fair to myself, I didn’t get many books in July (except for book box books). This is a combination of a July book box haul and the start of August haul. Let’s take a look.


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  • The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
  • Bear Town by Fredrik Backman
  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Sanders

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  • Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

    I’m sure I’ll have a few more unboxing books to post towards the end of August but for now here’s some more books I don’t need but still went ahead and bought anyway!

  • Are any of these recent reads for you?
  • Any favorites in this small list?

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Hi Book Lovers!

June was a crazy month for me, personally. I had a lot of things going on so thankfully it kept me from buying too many books. Most were sent in book boxes or my husband was kind enough to pick up books for me (what a guy, I tell ya). Let’s look at what the damage was…

Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
Like Like by Jay Kristoff (Shelflove Crate Unboxing)
Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Pérez (Unicorn Crate Unboxing)
From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon (OwlCrate Unboxing)
Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West
Gemina (Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
The Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary by Wendelin Van Draanen
The Witches by Roald Dahl
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

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That’s it for June. I have loved looking at everyone’s hauls for June!

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Hi Book Lovers!

Whether or not you believe it, it’s that time once more to discuss all the books I had no need to add to my collection, yet all the books I feel no shame in adding to my collection. Do you know what I mean??


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» Catching Stars by Cayla Keenan (OwlCrate unboxing)
» The Diviners by Libba Bray
» The Secret Holocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister
» Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (OwlCrate unboxing)
» Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne (Shelflove Crate Unboxing)
» The Nazi Doctors by Robert Jay Lifton
» Furyborn by Claire Legrand (Unicorn Crate Unboxing)
» The Last Namsara by Kristin Ciccarelli (e-book)
» Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody (e-book)

While I don’t usually feel the need to explain too much about the books I got – I’m sure it may look weird that I tend to get books centered around Nazis, the Holocaust, Hitler, and WWII. It’s what I am focusing on for school and everything about these events I’m drawn to and feel the need to learn more about. When I see a book like The Nazi Doctors or about the Holocaust I have a very hard time not bringing them home (so usually I just buy them and bring them home).

  • Did any of these books make your haul for the month?
  • Have you read any of these so far – thoughts?!

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Hi Bookish Fans!

I did worse than ever in April at avoiding buying books. In fact, let’s talk about this – many people have some sort of weakness when it comes to being stressed: some people eat chocolate, some drink with their friends, and some of us (me) buy books. So…that’s where we are. No take-backs. Sorry.

 

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  • The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
  • A Midsummer Night #nofilter by William Shakespeare & Brett Wright
  • On the Fence by Kasie West
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
  • Ruin by John Gwynne
  • Still Me by Jojo Moyes
  • Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey
  • Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake
  • Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
  • Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I regret nothing.

  • Which of these have you read or not yet read?
  • I want to get into the Sanderson hype – what do you think?
  • What books did you get in April?

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Hi Bookish Fans!

In March…I once again couldn’t stop myself from acquiring books. Let’s be real, I didn’t even try to stop myself. Let’s look at what was brought home!

–> And I Darken by Kiersten White
–> The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
–> To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (3 copies from 3 book boxes – including Shelflove Crate Unboxing)
–> Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston (Owlcrate Unboxing)
–> Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
–> First they Killed My Father by Loung Ung
–> A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre
–> Confess by Colleen Hoover
–> Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
–> The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
–> Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
–> A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

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I now have three signed copies of To Kill a Kingdom – I decided that if this happens over the next few book boxes I have I will do a few giveaways so that others may enjoy a copy of my duplicate books!

This was quite a strange array of books and two of them were just purchased for their looks (Alice’s Adventures and The Hobbit, specifically) because they were so gorgeous. The others were either things I had been looking for to complete a series I already own the rest of or something that seems hyped up in the book community. I’m a sucker, what can I say?!

  • Anyone own this copy of The Hobbit? I LOVE IT. Do you?
  • Has anyone read anything by Colleen Hoover? I hear she’s amazing but I’m weary.

Hi Bookish Fans!

“Don’t buy more. You have 4,372 other books to read. Don’t do it. Don’t pick it up. No. Put it back.” -Buys 4 books at a time anyway-

Anyone else? ^

No shame book haul – here we are!

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
A Tale of Two Cities & Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton [From the February Unicorn Crate Box]
The Raven Boys (#1) by Maggie Stiefvater
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert [From the February OwlCrate Box]
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

 

Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra [From the February Shelflove Crate Box]
The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross [From the February Shelflove Crate Box & LitJoy Crate Box]
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
11/22/63 by Stephen King

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  • How was your February and “not buying books”? Haha.

 

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Hi bookish fans! Here is my January book haul! I hadn’t purchased books in quite a while prior to this so while it felt like a lot at first I remembered that I have held off on buying books for months. I’m also trying to be more picky about the books I choose when buying so I don’t keep stacking my shelves when most of my books are currently TBR or re-reads I have planned. Enjoy!

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
After They Killed Our Father by Loung Ung
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin

  • How did everyone’s January Book Hauls go?
  • Did you pick up any of these as well?
  • Have you read any of these and want to offer any feedback?! Would love to talk about it!

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Hello 🙂

How is everyone this weekend?

I have to be honest. I had a real problem last year with book buying. I believe the majority of my time was spent on buying books which resulted in my oversized library of now more than 200+ physical books. Once I started school in the spring and I had no time to even breathe I stopped buying books. Read More

Hello blog world!

I feel silly for posting anything since I’m so far behind on reading and it’s really disappointing, but I genuinely enjoy writing here even if I don’t do it as often as I’d like.

Last month I tried REALLY hard to avoid buying too many books because I knew I wasn’t going to be able to read nearly as many as usual. However, my hands cannot be stopped when I see a book I want – they just grab and my body moves towards the checkout line. So, without further ado my small but lovely book haul:

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