Things have gotten a little depressing with my update posts recently, so we’re going to focus purely on the good this week: New Books!
I’m linking up with the Stacking the Shelves meme this weekend.
Books I Bought This Week
I love getting my hands on new books, but I think I’m more of a binge book buyer rather than a grazer. I do occasionally pick up one book here and there – be it a pre-order, or if I’m physically in a shop and see a book I want. But, I usually order my books online and I’ll get quite a few books at once. I do splurge on a hardcover book now and again, but I’m a frugal book shopper at heart and there’s usually some good savings to be made with second hand books. I love matching book covers, but if I have choose between a cheap second-hand book with a different cover or pay full price for a matching cover… nine time out of ten, I’ll choose to save money. Then, I can get even MORE books!
I got two new books and five second-hand books over the past couple of weeks. I pre-ordered The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson on The Book Depository, and I got it on release day which I’m really happy about. I usually pre-order through TBD as they sell directly in Euro’s and have free shipping – huge amounts of WIN for my bank balance! I’ve already devoured the book, and I really enjoyed it. (But, I did like the first book a bit more, though…)
I also got Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan, and I’m a little over half-way through reading it. I read Unspoken (the first book in the series) a couple of weeks ago, and the minute I finished reading I ran to the computer to order the second book. I’m usually a bit more patient than this, but I’ve become completely obsessed with this series and I have a feeling I’ll be ordering the third book the minute I’ve finished Untold!
All of these are the second-hand books I bought. I really want to love Daughters of Smoke and Bone, but… I don’t know if I will. I know so many people love the series, but I didn’t want to fork over the cash for a brand new book just in case I didn’t get into the story. When I saw it second-hand and cheap… it became a no-brainer, so I bought it! Plus, if I like it, I might splurge on the box set of hardcovers… we’ll see! I’ve seen lots of good things about Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye, and it sounds really good. And, okay, maybe the dragon on the cover helped persuade me that I need the book in my life!
I read Say Her Name by James Dawson earlier this year, and I absolutely loved it so I wanted to try out some of his other books. I’ve had my eye on Hollow Pike for a while, and while the book I got is in a bit rougher shape than I’d like, I can’t wait to read it. I started the Morganville Vampire series last year, and the more books I read in the series, the more addicted I’m getting! It’s a really long series but they’re very easy books to read and really entertaining. I found books four and five – Feast of Fools and Lord of Misrule respectively – and I hope to get around to reading them soon.
The Changeling by Helen Falconer - Huge thanks to Penguin/Corgi Children's Books for this one! (I'm in love with this cover, btw!)
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Hope you have a fantastic weekend, and Happy Reading!