4.06.2013

Book Haul! WOOT.

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So I bought a bunch of books last month which I will be splitting into 2 different hauls. The haul I'm showing today are books I bought at Barnes and Noble/Amazon.  Next week's haul will be all the books (ahem 20 cough) that I bought when I went to the Greenvalley Book Fair the weekend of St.Patrick's Day.  All the books I bought I used leftover Christmas money and some birthday money. AND 5 of the books I bought were on sale! SCORE.



My friend decided it would be funny to give me this book 12 Shades of Surrender  for my birthday.   From what I've skimmed, it's 12 short stories and basically written porn as far as I can tell. Meaning, one does not read this book for the story line. Haha. This isn't really my go-to genre so I'm not sure when I'll get to this one.
 
 

The Golden Lily (Richelle Mead)- 2nd book in the Bloodlines series. Already read this and loved.
The Indigo Spell (Richelle Mead)- 3rd book in the Bloodlines series. Also already read and loved.
Clockwork Princess (Cassandra Clare) - The 3rd and final book in the Infernal Devices trilogy. READ IT LOVED IT SO MUCH. Everyone should read it! If you'd like you can read my Spoiler-Free Gushing review here.
 
 
Hidden (Sophie Jordan) -3rd and final book in the Firelight trilogy.
Loss (Jackie Morse Kessler) - 3rd book in the Riders of the Apocalypse series. Started this one.
Attachments (Rainbow Rowell) - Read this one, really enjoyed it. Her other book Eleanor & Park is AMAZING.



The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) -This is the Barnes & Noble hardback edition and it is GORGEOUS. One of my favorite covers ever.
The Great Gatsby (F.Scott Fitzgerald)
So these are the first 2 classics I have EVER bought voluntarily. One of my personal challenges for this year is to read 5 classics. I figured I'd give these a try, the first because it's a Children's classic and how hard can that be to get through. And the second because it's less then 200 pages. And I love the cover.
 
Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets (Evan Roskos)
Silver Linings Playbook (Matthew Quick)
 
Cute how-to illustration books. Let's draw happy people and Let's draw cute animals.
 
A teach-yourself Reading Music book. I took piano when I was younger for about 9 years. I have since let it go and need a refresher course.
 
Eating Animals (Jonathan Safran Foer) - I had been wanting to read this book FOREVER. Lucky me I found it in the bargain bin at B&N! I've read about 1/3 of it so far and really enjoying it. It's a non-fiction regarding...eating animals. Or not.
Bridget Jones the Edge of Reason (Helen Fielding)- Also on sale. I've read about 100 pages but have put it down for now. Will come back to eventually. LOVE the movies though.
 
 
Okay, that's all the books. I also bought 2 movies from Amazon.
Magic Mike- So I may or may not have seen this one twice in the theater. It's so bad it's good.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower- Loved the book and the movie was a pretty good adaptation.
 
 
Well that's it for today. I'll be back next week with another giant haul. If you've read any of these books, I'd love to know your thoughts!
 
If you posted a book haul, I'd love to check it out. Just leave your link in the comments. :)


28 comments:

  1. Awesome stack of books! I've been meaning to get The Great Gatsby for a while ever since I saw the movie trailer but haven't done so yet. I also hear wonderful things about the Silver Linings Playbook! I hope you enjoy all your new books and Happy Reading !
    -New follower :)
    TheBookFaerie

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    1. yeah I want to read The Great Gatsby before I see the movie. I've never voluntarily read a classic before. I'm a little scarred by the ones I had to read in school. haha.
      Thanks for stopping by and Yay! I love new followers!

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  2. Everyone seems to be loving Rainbow Rowell's books. I need to get one and read! ;)
    Also, Golden Lily was good, Indigo Spell - YAY!!! :D

    Magic Mike is so much naughty goodness, even if it is horrible!!

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    1. You have GOT to read Eleanor & Park! It's AMAZING. That is all.
      :)

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  3. Great haul! You got so many great books, more then half of them are on my TBR pail. Hope you like them all, especially Hidden, I hear its a great ending to the series.
    Thanks for stopping by :D

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  4. That is an awesome haul! I was so emotionally wrecked after finishing Clockwork Princess; it's the best series finale I've ever read. I hope you enjoy reading all of these, and thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Wow! What an awesome haul!! Looooved The Indigo Spell! Pure awesomeness! Hope you enjoy that one! And the rest of your reads and movies too!

    My STS will be up Sunday, so be sure to stop by!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  6. Whoa! Nice haul of books & films :) I really want to see both Magic Mike & perks of being a sunflower! And books, there are so many above that I want to read lol

    http://myloveforfilmsandnovels.blogspot.com/2013/04/know-me-better-4.html

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    1. oops http://myloveforfilmsandnovels.blogspot.com/2013/04/stacking-shelves-1.html

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  7. Well, you picked two awesome classics! I loved The Secret Garden and The Great Gatsby is actually my favorite classic. I can't really point to one thing that draws me to that story, maybe the tragedy of it all, but I have always liked it. :) Thanks for stopping by my STS!

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  8. I loved The Golden Lily and The Indigo Spell. Enjoy your books :)

    My Stacking the Shelves

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  9. I still have to start the Bloodlines series, I heard such good things!
    My STS

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    1. You totally should start it! I love the Bloodlines series! Not AS much as Vampire Academy but it's still pretty darn great.

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    1. Oh yay! I love new followers! Thanks so much!! :)

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  11. Nice book haul! I hope you like The Secret Garden it was my favourite as a kid. +New GFC Follower
    Come see my IMM post :)
    Have a great week!

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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    1. You rock! Thanks for following :)
      I loved the movie Secret Garden as a kid, I figure it's about time I give the book a shot. (even if it is only because of my classics challenge for the year..) :)

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  12. I love that cover of The Secret Garden! I also really need to pick up my own copy of The Great Gatsby because I'm due for a reread! :P I hope you enjoy!

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    1. I know, the cover is seriously fantastic. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  13. YAY PERKS! I just bought those Illustration books for my library, they are so cute. Great stack, can't wait to see the others! Happy Reading!

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  14. Awesome books for you this week! Love Richelle Mead. Is it crazy that I haven't seen Magic Mike yet? I loved Perks though. I hope you enjoy your new stuff!
    Brittany @ Spare Time book blog
    My IMM: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/in-my-mailbox-24.html

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    1. Ahhh. Magic Mike. You're seriously missing out on some major hotness. And hilarity. And hilarious hotness.

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  15. Great Gatsby is one of my favorite classics. I'm rereading it again because I love it so much. :) Good luck!

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    1. haha thanks. I think i'll need luck. I haven't read a classic in....well.. I probably didn't actually read them like they were assigned back in school. Unless you count Cliff Notes. oopsies.

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  16. I love B&N's hardback classic editions. It's so very tempting to walk out with an arm full but bookshelf space is at a premium for me.

    Happy reading!
    Michelle @ Playing Jokers

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    1. SERIOUSLY. The B&N hardbacks are fantastic! The are just so tempting and pretty.
      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  17. I actually love the Bridget Jones books. I loved the first movie, but was meh about the second movie. I need to read Attachments because I loved, loved, loved Eleanor and Park!

    Hope you enjoy all your goodies. Happy reading :)

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    1. Attachments wasn't AS good as E&P but still worth reading for sure!
      The first Bridget Jones movie is one of my all-time favorites!
      I should really re-read the first book, it's been so long.
      Thanks for stopping by :)

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