Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hauling Sunday LXXXVII

Awwww, the Olympics are over T_T The closing ceremonies are on right now... I'm going to miss it. Already, I don't know what to watch :( The good news is I should have more time to read and blog!

This week was pretty quiet, only got one new book :) Although I did hunt for it for a while. I was checking the online indicator every day... It finally arrived at the bookstore on Thursday, so ahead I went. Of course, it wasn't on the shelves, so I ask one of the sale persons to go to the back room for me. He asked if I worked in a bookstore... Nope, just years of book-buying experience LOL. So what book is it?

A Witch Before Dying by Heather Blake - This is the second book in the Wishcraft mystery series. I enjoyed the first book, It Takes a Witch, and I really like Ms Blake's, aka Heather Webber, writing :) So win-win!


Part of last week's haul was 13 by Kelley Armstrong. I debated for a while which version of this book I'd get and in the end, went with the Canadian copy because of the special cover. Well Li asked for some pictures and I'm happy to comply :)

Voila! I think it would have been better if the cover's background (without the vellum jacket) would have been white like what I thought it'd be. Still, it's a pretty book and they did a great job to make it special as the last book of the series :) What do you think?


  1. Oh, good for you fo asking them to get the book for you! and I remember the debate about 13, I think you got a good cover :D

  2. I'm so sad the Olympics are over too, but at the same time, all of a sudden there's a whole lot of time to catch up on other things! LOL!

    I still have to catch up on the Lucy Valentine series!! So glad you like her new series as Heather Blake, too.

    I think you made a good choice going with the Canadian cover of 13. Hope you're happy with your decision. :)

  3. Oh, very pretty! Still not convinced by the rather creepy cover, but the hardback itself is really nice. Thanks for satisfying my curiosity ;-)


  4. 13 has typos... I was very disappointed. The last book in a series and bad editing. :( And, I am not sure I was happy to end with Savannah... What do you think about that?

  5. Alex - LOL, I always ask, especially if I know it's not strict release date :P And yes, I do think I went with the right choice of cover :)

    Christine - LOL, true. But I'm going to miss it!

    The two series are very similar in style, but the stories and settings are different enough that you can't mistake them together :)

    And yes, I am happy with my decision :)

    Li - Well I'm not sure what is the story as I've yet to read the first book... but it could fit :)

    And a pleasure, Li :)

    Kailana - That sucks. But typos can be okay. What I don't like is when there is a mistake in character names!! Ugh that's really annoying.

    Awww, sorry you were disappointed. I haven't read the books yet, so I don't know how I feel ^_^; However, you know, Ms Armstrong talked about a hiatus... so perhaps we'll get a different POV later!

  6. I love the Olympics, it's a shame the go by so fast there's not enough time to properly enjoy them.

    Love that cover, hope the book is just as good!

    Is great to have you back, nath!

  7. Brie - Hey, sorry for the late reply Brie!

    I know!! I think we should have off during the Olympics time LOL. I mean, productivity is already affected right?

    I need to read Waking the Witch and Spellbound first. Guess I should have done that before LOL.