Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hauling Sunday LXXXV

LOL, okay, so perhaps saying that everything would be back on track by Monday was me being a bit too optimistic ^_^; Although I truly believed it when I wrote it... Of course, that was before I crashed down due to jet-lag two days in a row. However, I'm thankful to the jet-lag because it's been allowing me to wake up at 4am to watch the Olympic Games! And no, me coming home in time for the Olympic Games was not a happy coincidence. LOL, I know, I'm obsessed, no need to tell me :P

Aside from the Olympic Games, I'm also trying to catch up on other TV shows such as White Collar, Masterchef Australia... and Masterchef Australia All-Stars has just started! Yep, yep, very busy TV-wise, but that's how I like it! We're also slowly settling back home me and my sister - laundry, grocery shopping and cooking. And in the meantime, I've been trying to catch up on my reading :) But I promise, there are some stories and pictures of my trip coming!

So guess what is one of the first thing I did once I came home? Yep, I headed for the bookstore. I just couldn't help it! Hey, after all, I haven't bought any books for three weeks! LOL. Are you curious to know what I got?


Off the Menu by Stacey Ballis - This book caught my eyes when I was looking at new releases for our monthly post at Breezing Through. The blurb sounded really good and while I was away, Ames read and enjoyed it. So it was on my list to get as soon as I came home :)

Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews - Do I need to say anything? Kate and Curran are not the main characters, but it's set in their world... I'm so in!

That Thing Called Love by Susan Andersen - Ms Andersen is an author I enjoy a lot and so, she's an auto-buy for me. Doesn't that cover scream summer? :P

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And while I was gone, this came in the mail:


Paradise by Jill S. Alexander - This is a book that has been on my radar for a long time because Ames read and enjoyed it so much. It's finally been released in paperback format and so, I snagged it at a good price on Book Depository :)

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And there we go :) Really good haul to come back home to :P So anything I forgot or missed while I was away?

7 comments:

  1. The Olympic Games! Yeah! I'll try to keep up with them as much as I can while I'm away...

    That Thing Called Love and Gunmetal Magic, two books that will be read by moi. :D

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  2. I didn't realise that Masterchef Allstars had started here yet, let alone over there!

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  3. I am so glad you're home and I'm not surprised you went to the bookstore right away. LoL. Good haul!

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  4. Off the Menu looks nice!!
    I like it

    You know, I've never been able to get into Masterchef Australia, but I like the US one though I think no one else does.
    'nway, the Olympics are amazing!!!
    :D

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  5. I'm addicted to the Olympics too so I'm right there with you. I'm really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Off the Menu. I know that Ames read that one and enjoyed it.

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  6. You went to the bookstore already? Somehow I don't think anyone's surprise. LOL

    I need to get the Andrew's book. I find I'm looking forward to it even w/o Kate & Curran

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  7. Hilcia - Wooohooo indeed! I've been pretty much glued to the Olympics coverage and waking quite early to catch as much as I can LOL.

    How is your vacation? I hope you're enjoying yourself Hils! Did you read any of the books yet? I just finished That Thing Called Love and about to start Gunmetal Magic :)

    Marg - LOL, yes :) Started last Thursday! I'm so excited! And so far, so good! I love the interactions between all the competitors. The atmosphere seems a bit more relaxed, so they are goofing around a bit more :P

    Ames - LOL, what can I say... It was all planned in a way LOL. I knew getting back home, I'd want to pick up those books and it was on purpose I didn't pre-order them :P

    Alex - I enjoyed Off the Menu. Buddy review to come :P

    I prefer Masterchef Australia because I find the competitors are friendlier and more supportive of each other. Also, I feel the judges are more constructive than the American ones. The American version is just too drama-filled for me, but in a bad way...

    Olympics - so far, so good :P

    Rowena - So, what's your favorite moment so far? LOL, this morning, my sister and I were cheering for the Men's 8 in rowing at the top of our lungs LOL.

    As for Off the Menu, I enjoyed it, but I don't think I loved it as much as Ames did.

    Leslie - Yep I did and I know, nobody is surprised LOL.

    I'll be interesting to see how Gunmetal Magic turns out :P

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