I haven't posted my bookish purchases since January. Since that time, I have accumulated just a few more... I find myself just staring at them. I can't be the only one who does this.
All of these books were bought by myself with either my hard-earned money or through gift cards I received for my birthday last month. Except for one, which was loaned to me by a fellow book lover.
I'll start with the first pile:
-I'm in love with Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries series (if you haven't read it, you should), and am in the process of collecting them. So I bought the next 3 in the series:
Princess in the Spotlight, Princess in Love, and Princess in Waiting.
-The Mammoth Book of Merlin (edited by Mike Ashley): As I've mentioned in a previous post, I'm obsessed with anything Merlin, Knights of the round table, Camelot..etc.
-Rot & Ruin (Jonathan Maberry)
-Across the Universe (Beth Ravis); I finished this the other day, will post my thoughts hopefully later in the week.
-Other Words for Love (Lorraine Zago Rosenthal); also finished this last week
-Daughter of the Centaurs (Kate Klimo); hoping this will be as amazing as it sounds
-Bloodrose (Andrea Cremer); I started this, but put it down for now and started a different book. I'll get back to it at some point.
So when it comes to book fairs, or discount books I tend to get a little excited and freak out a bit with the buying. About 2 weeks ago I went to the The Green Valley Book Fair, which is about 1.5 hours from where I live. It's held in a giant 3 room warehouse and it hosts thousands upon thousands of all different kinds of books, all different genres, ALL. FOR.DISCOUNT. I'm talking I paid as little as $2.50 and no more then $6.50 for my books, depending if they were paperback vs. hardback and depending on how massive they were. They had an excellent young adult section and I filled up 2 baskets in no time. When I took my initial haul to the checkout, the lady was like "Is all of this for you", and I was like, well yeah. I may have a bit of a problem.
I walked away with 24 books and only spent $110. At retail price, I would have spent well over $300. If you live anywhere close to this book fair I HIGHLY recommend you go, I promise you will not be disappointed. I couldn't get a good picture of all the books together so I broke it up in to 3 pictures:
-A Certain Slant of Light
-Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
-Will Grayson,Will Grayson
-The Sky is Everywhere
-Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
-The Summer I Turned Pretty
-It's Not Summer Without You
-We'll Always Have Summer
-Slice of Cherry
-The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
-Blood Red Road
-Five Flavors of Dumb
-Dust & Decay
Whoa man. Can you dig it?
Lastly, but certainly not leasty, my fellow bookish friend whom I like to call Jeskuh loaned me her ARC of Tempest.
Even with all the above awesomeness, apparently my needs weren't satiated as I just ordered 7 more books from Amazon. AHHHH. Sweet, sweet books.