Sunday, June 09, 2013

Hauling Sunday CXIII

Hey everyone! how is your week-end going? Mine is rainy and a bit short. This Wednesday, my sister is graduating :) So in order to attend her graduation ceremony, I switched day and am working today. Ah well, it's for a good cause :)

It's hard to believe we're already in June, especially with the weather we've been having here in Montreal. This year, I find I've been a pretty good girl book-buying-wise and I realize my habits have changed. I pre-order a lot of books online nowadays: hardcovers and trades at Indigo online and paperbacks at Book Depository. I just save a lot of money that way and when you buy as much books as we do, it's good to be thrifty :) As a direct consequence though, it means that I don't go to the bookstore as often... at least, not to browse. Nowadays, it's more like a tactical hit: go in the store, locate the target, pick and buy it LOL. However, this week-end finally had the "Buy 3, get the 4th free" promotion that I've been waiting for all year and so, I went and had fun :) And this is what I got:






And because this week was the beginning of the month, I had some very nice goodies coming in the mail:



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Yep, this is quite the haul! :) It's been such a while since I had such a haul, let me tell you, it feels really good!! LOL.

So let see, some books I had already read, but bought to support the authors such as Once Tempted, Did You Miss Me?, The Chocolate Thief and The Chocolate Kiss. `Til Death and The Emperor's Clothes were on my list to buy whenever such a promotion would be available because I'm a huge fan of both Sharon Sala and Victoria Alexander and strive to have their entire work collections :) I remember seeing Homecoming by Lacey Baker when I was checking out new releases. It slipped my mind, but when I came across it, I decided to pick it up because of the cover and the blurb - looks like a cute book :) It's been a while since I last read Lori Foster, but I remember Bare it All got some good buzz, so decided to give it a try. That Night on Thistle Lane is another book that was kind of on my radar and decided to give a try... I picked up Geek Girl because I thought I should diversify a little my reads and was looking for a YA and this one is the one that caught my eyes :) Finally, the two Jim Butcher books I bought because my copies have a lot of wear and tear and since they're some of my favorites, I want pristine copies :)

As for the books I've received in the mail, well the fact that I pre-ordered them said it all right? :) Heart of Obsidian was a given and I love Ms Thomas' Harmony series :) Oh and I got a new copy of Almost Like Being in Love from my friend V because my original copy got a bit of damage due to water and the humid air of Punta Cana. I'll always have place of keepsafe copies of my favorite books :)

What about you? Got any new books this week?

8 comments:

  1. You got some great books! I haven't started the Harry Dresden books yet. I have Summer Knight. Is that an okay place to start the series?

    I hope you're getting to read a lot of these new books!

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  2. Holy crap, that's some haul you've got there. You lucky duck you! Happy reading sweets!

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  3. Wow! Way to use the buy 3 get the 4th free. This haul should keep you in books for a while right? lol

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  4. Jan - LOL, thanks Jan :) If you enjoy Urban Fantasy which I know you do, the Dresden Files series is one that you must try out :) And yes, Summer Knight is the perfect place to start the series. I found the first three books were actually a bit slow and usually advice people to start with Summer Knight :) Let me know how you enjoy it!

    Wena - LOL, yeah, I had some fun :) Thanks!

    Leslie - LOL, you know what happened? Of course, after I splurge on this haul, I get the "don't-know-what-to-read" syndrome! Go figure!

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  5. Nice haul!!! Everyone seems to be loving those chocolate books! ; )

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  6. Whoa! This looks like old hauls, Nath! You some books I need to check out... I'm buying and looking, looking and buying. LOL!

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  7. Christine - There are nice books and different because of the setting and writing style :) Although I was a fan of the author before that :P

    Hilcia - I know right? Ahhh, so nostalgic LOL.

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