Friday, November 10, 2006

Books, books and more books

I swear, I think I'll never be able to stop myself from buying books... I guess buying books make me happy and cheer me up :D I mean, I was able to refrain myself one week... one tiny week... 7-8 days... but what's the point if when you start buying books again, you double the amount of what you really should be buying?

anyway, to satisfy Kristie's curiosity, here are my new possessions:

(ARGHHH! I hate Internet explorer and work... wouldn't allow me to put up the covers! So I'll do that once I get home)

- London's Perfect Scoundrel by Suzanne Enoch
- Venetia by Georgette Heyer
- Must Love Dragons by Stephanie Rowe
- The Mountain Call by Caitlin Brennan
- The Untamed Heiress by Julia Justiss

Those are the books I bought yesterday at Indigo :D I got London's Perfect Scoundrel because of Romancelover's recommendation and Venetia, because of Jennie (as well as Kristie and Mailyn in the comments)... Must Love Dragons was kind of a no-brainer and The Mountain Call, well I've been very curious about it... You know that I've bought books by Marie Brennan recently (Doppelganger and Warrior and Witch)... guess who's books are next to Marie Brennan? Yep, you guess right... Caitlin Brennan :D and I mean, her covers are really nice!!! and I got The Untamed Heiress because it looked interesting... So yeah, that's for Indigo.... Now, onto the UBS.

- Drop Dead Gorgeous by Jennifer Skully
- The Chosen by Sharon Sala
- Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop
- Shadows of Light by Anne Bishop

Got Drop Dead Gorgeous because it seemed funneh... The Chosen because it's from Sharon Sala and I've been wanting to read it for awhile... and well, it's used, so cheaper. As for the two Anne Bishop, well it's Anne Bishop. Loved her Black Jewels trilogy so I wanted to try those two... turns out it's from the same series (lucky me)... Anyone knows if there's another volume to it tho?

And from Zellers?

- Love at First Bite (anthology)
- Tin Box by Holly Kennedy
- Knight of Darkness by Kinley MacGregor (well, really Sherrilyn Kenyon)
- Valley of Silence by Nora Roberts
- The Rules of Seduction by Madeline Hunter
- An Unexpected Pleasure by Candace Camp
- Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins

So the break down... well, I wasn't planning to buy Love at First Bite or Knight of Darkness... however, I found them at Zellers for relatively 25% cheaper, so I cave in. It's that easy to get me buy books. I mean, Love at first bite contains a Dark-Hunter story... (I know, I know... why do I keep reading them? Habit I guess... or because it's a series and I don't want to stop). As for Knight of Darkness, well, really, dunno. Didn't even finish the first one of that series... but hey, cheap right? Tin Box sounded good and pretty serious which I haven't read for awhile. Valley of Silence, well to complete the trilogy, because at this point, I really don't care about Moira or Cian. Well, maybe a bit about Cian... AS for An Unexpected Pleasure, well at that time, I was reading Winterset by Candace Camp... and both male characters are brothers... so I wanted to give it another go. As for Fools Rush In, it seems like a cutsy one. Oh, and let's not forget The Rules of Seduction... I've been wanting to try Madeline Hunter's book and I remember seeing this cover either on Sybil or Romancelover's blog...

Hmmm. 2 things I realize after writing this post... 1) well, I might not be uploading all the covers, but probably a couple of them :P cos all, well that would be a lot. and is there a limit to how much pics you can upload in one post? or maybe the sidebar... 2) I'm really an impulsive buyer ^^; but I guess that I knew. Sorta.

So now, my estimate is that the new Indigo is going to open either next week-end or near the end of the month... I really think they're going to have something special for their grand opening so hopefully, by that time, I'll have more titles in mind to buy :P

so what do you think? Should I do another self-imposed ban on buying books if the "after the ban" is like this? hmmm....


  1. *nods* Those Anne Bishop books are a trilogy:

    Tir Alainn
    1. The Pillars of the World (2001)
    2. Shadows and Light (2002)
    3. The House of Gaian (2003)

  2. thanx Kailana :D So you read them? Did you like it?

  3. Great haul there sweetie!!

    Love the title for this post, it makes me happy. LOL Books books and more books!!

    Okay, I'm going into withdrawal here. I need to buy some books too.

  4. After my recent post... I bought two more books

    Bernards new one and Susan Mallery's...

    really it is just what we do *g*

  5. Hope you like Venetia! :)

    You're probably right that when you don't let yourself buy books now, you'll just buy more later. LOL. Maybe it is best to spread it out and just buy whatever you want when you want it.

    Anyway, sounds like you got a lot of good books there!

  6. Enjoy your haul!! There are a few on there that I would like to read!

  7. Okay, hopefully you'll see my post after all the spam creeps.

    I'm just glad that you out bought me! I can do bans on buying for fairly long periods of time since my auto-buy author list is quite short. However, if I'm in the mood, I can drop some serious coin but I try not to feel guilty about it. I try ;)

    You have a few that I will wait for your opinion on if you get to them. I had Fools Rush In in my hands but I decided to put it back on the shelf. I wasn't sure I was in the mood for a straight contemporary book yet. I can't explain it, I need some paranormal in my book or a dark hero. Must be in a comfort mode.


  8. Ames - I know :D lots of books to read and so little time ^^; and yeah, that's the big problem... withdrawal symptoms... they're so bad

    Sybil - exactly, that's just what we do... why can't ppl understand?

    Jennie - well it seems like you had a nice haul just before you started your ban :D but yeah, for me, I think it's just better to buy them regularly :D And I hope to like Venetia too!

    Marg - yeah thanx :D don't worry, you'll probably hear from me about those books. Probably...

    Cindy - deleted all those spam. Sucks so much! Well my auto-buy author list is short too, but I like to read and so that means more books by other authors that are not auto-buy... But I mean, it makes me happy, what can I do?

    As for Fools Rush In, I just try to have many genres, so if I get bored with one genre, I'll have a rebound.

  9. LOL! You are hopeless, but I think most of us are! I have managed to go two weeks without buying anything. I am punishing myself until I knock out at least half of the TBR :-P

  10. you're a naughty little dumpling :-)

    I totally get it though. I'm on a no-buy program too after organizing my TBR pile and seeing its well over a 100 high.

    let me know what you think of London's perfect Scoundrel. I actually gave up on this because I got so annoyed with the hero. I wasn't in the mood for an arrogant prick but maybe will try again another time :-)

  11. Someone should develop a 12-steps program for it.. really...

    Mailyn - what can I say? Can't help it! Two weeks, that's pretty good :D but then, I think that you're a bit more selective than me, Mailyn :D

    Laura - well yeah, my TBR pile is starting to be huge... I'll let you know for London's Perfect Scoundrel. I'm hoping it's good :D