Book Haul [6.30] – The Vacation Edition!

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You’d think that with all the books I took with me on vacation I wouldn’t need to buy more, but I am weak and I definitely did…you can’t take me anywhere. I could probably go camping out in the middle of nowhere and still manage to find a book that I just needed to have. I picked up a few at Blue Phoenix Books (gotta love those indie bookstores!), and got great deals on a couple more at Walmart of all places.

♥ The Summer Trilogy by Jenny Han [x, x, x] – This bind-up was one of my Walmart finds and it was such a good deal I just couldn’t pass it up, I’m hoping for some nice (not too humid) days soon so I’ll be able to read it while laying out on my deck in the sun.

♥ Pretties by Scott Westerfeld [x] – I am so late to the party with this series, so late, but I’m loving it so I just had to pick up the next one as soon as I finished Uglies.

♥ LA Candy [x] & Sugar and Spice [x] by Lauren Conrad – I’ve had my eye LC’s books since they came out since I absolutely love her (I was a huge Laguna Beach fan back in high school) and when I saw them for a seriously good price when I was on vacation I figured it was time to finally pick them up.

I also picked up the hardcover box set of the Divergent trilogy because I’m a terribly impulsive book buyer and I wanted my copies of the whole set to be pretty and matching (my paperback copy of Divergent is looking a little rough).  It’s probably time to reign in my book-buying urges for a while so I can catch up on reading the ones I already own, so we’ll see how that goes – there are just too many good books out there that I need to have in my collection!


Book Haul [6.13]

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Took a (sort of) quick trip to Barnes & Noble this afternoon with the intentions of picking up one specific book.  Unsurprisingly, I ended up walking out with four.

♥ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs [x] – I think I’ve been eyeing this one since it came out back in 2011 but it just hadn’t quite made the cut until today.  I’ve read some very mixed reviews, so we shall see.

♥ Untamed by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast [x] – I’ve been reading the House of Night series off and on for a while now, they’re my go-to books when I’m looking for a fun, super quick read.  I always seem to forget how far I am in to the series though, so thank goodness for the Goodreads app and bookstores with free WiFi.

♥ The Merciless by Danielle Vega [x] – I am SO EXCITED to read this (picking up this book was the reason for today’s shopping trip)!  From the amount of praise (and flat out fangirling) I’ve seen for it online I can only assume it’s going to be amazing.  It easily takes the cake for favorite cover of 2014 too, I almost want two copies so I can have one on my shelf and incorporate another in to my bedroom decor.

♥ Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell [x] – I’ve heard nothing but absolutely wonderful things about this one so when I saw a whole shelf full of copies today I just had to pick one up.  Even the girl who was ringing up my books for me paused to mention how good it is (she read it with her book club – I want to be in a book club!).

 I think I made out pretty well.  I was just a little disappointed that their display of recommended books based on the factions from the Divergent series was missing all of the books for my faction – pretty sure the Erudites are the last ones you should be keeping books from Barnes & Noble.  I’m definitely curious about what the recommendations were, so maybe next time!