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May-June-y Book Haul | #18

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Hello, a haul today. And from this point until July 29th, I will not be purchasing any books. July 29th is the Half Price Books Clearance Sale and I’m gonna go bananas. So until then, I’m cutting myself off cold turkey. Part of me is all ‘nooooo~~~’ and the other part is ‘it’s like three weeks Emily, chill out – you’ll be fine’. 😛 I’ll probably be fine, haha.

In the meantime, I have corralled ten new books into my collection to tide me over.


20170709_094915The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

I FINALLY FOUND A COPY OF THIS DAMN BOOK. You have no idea how often I’ve been all ‘I’m gonna get this book’ and then there wasn’t any copies available. Could I have just ordered it online? Yes, but I wanted to buy it in person. I wanted the instant gratification of ‘I FOUND IT’ and I got it and it was splendid. From what I’ve heard, this is one of the staple ‘welcome to the fantasy genre’ books and I wanna read it.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I did it – I caved. I’ve been sooo hesitant about buying this book for ages after reading Shiver and disliking it. But pretty much everyone who I’ve seen read this book has enjoyed it, even the ones who disliked Shiver… so, here goes nothing.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

What? I didn’t have a hardback copy of HP1? Nope, nope I didn’t. My original Harry Potter set, the one I re-read a billion times when I was younger, was paperback for vols 1-4 and hardback for 5-7. Recently, I’ve been trying to buy the hardbacks for the first four to have a complete hardback collection. I’ve been trying to pick them up used as well. This is the last one that I needed – do you know how hard it is to find a used Sorcerer’s Stone?! I’ve come across tons of copies of 2-4, but this is the first copy of the first one that I’ve found. So I snatched it and now it’s mine.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

You know, I realized that I didn’t have any Austen books, nor have I actually read any. When my local B&N had a classics sale, I snatched up this book and the one I’m going to mention next. I figured this is the best entry for Austen I could get, since it seems to be the most loved. Wish me luck!

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

This is another book I realized that I didn’t have but seems to be a staple. So I got this one in the sale, too. Hopefully I’ll like it – I’m very hesitant. Me and classics don’t usually mesh too well. I might end up listening on audio honestly. It’s easier for me to get through them that way, haha.

20170709_095022Chew vol 2 by John Layman

I picked up the first volume of this in the last haul and while reading it, I found it just okay… until the last few pages and then dammit, I liked it and I needed to read the rest. So here we are.

Bitch Planet vol 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick

This one has been on my radar for a while. A trip to the comic book store had me carrying it around, so woot. :”D I’ve heard lovely things about it!

Descender vol 1 by Jeff Lemire

This is one that I’ve only heard about recently. It sounds super cute and neat though, so when I saw it on the shelves, I grabbed it. I feel like I’m in a comic kick at the moment. I’m hoping to actually read this relatively soon. :”D

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Blankets by Craig Thompson

Guess who got a $40 hardback graphic novel for $10. Me, that’s who. Woot. I feel like most of the time, when I read a graphic novel, I can rarely give it 5 stars. I’m hoping that with the length of this one, it’ll allow for enough character development and world building to get that rating from me. Here’s to hoping!

Orange: The Complete Collection vol 1 by Ichigo Takano

I’ve actually read this one since buying it and I really, really enjoyed it 😀 I feel like if I break my ‘no books’ ban between now and the 29th, it’ll be for the other volume of this series. We’ll see if I can hold out. This was a nice, heart-twanging book. I really, really liked it.


And that’s it! Happy reading! :”D

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13 responses to “May-June-y Book Haul | #18

  1. Emma The Book Lover

    07/09/2017 at 10:37 am

    Nice haul! I wish I had all of the Harry Potter’s in hardcover!!!

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  2. theorangutanlibrarian

    07/09/2017 at 3:13 pm

    ah I’ve had Lies of Locke Lamora on my tbr for ages (and yes I have a copy on my kindle… so no excuses!) And I’ve not read Shiver, but I’ve heard that even people that didn’t like that, liked Raven Boys. Either way, I liked it and hope you do too!! Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre are both amazing- I really hope you enjoy them! And I’ve heard a lot of people that don’t normally like classics like those two- so hopefully you’ll like it.

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    • embuhlee

      07/09/2017 at 9:47 pm

      I’m hoping they can break my ‘bleh classics’ mentality, haha.

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  3. MetalPhantasmReads

    07/09/2017 at 5:55 pm

    I really loved the two bind up volumes of Orange! It’s such a cute story of friendship and first love. Have you read it before?

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  4. dragonsandzombies

    07/09/2017 at 6:15 pm

    It’s so important to have the right version of your books on the shelf 😀 I couldn’t stand it to have half of a series as paperback and then the rest as hardcovers. 😀 I am in the middle of buying the Potters as nice Hardcovers as well. I used to own the first 4 as German translations and the last 3 as English Originals. It just looked weird!

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    • embuhlee

      07/09/2017 at 9:51 pm

      Oh gosh, I bet it did haha. Do German and English copies have different covers?

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      • dragonsandzombies

        07/09/2017 at 9:58 pm

        They do, the germans did their own weird version of Harry 😀 the publisher is carlsen, so you can google for harry potter carlsen cover to have a look 🙂

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      • embuhlee

        07/09/2017 at 10:06 pm

        I’ll have to do that! I’ve been meaning to work on my German (I have… a rudimentary level) and maybe these being kids books will be easier for me to try 😀

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  5. Zezee

    07/09/2017 at 10:28 pm

    I love the Raven Boys series! You might too so good buy there.
    And Lies of Locke Lamora has been on my shelves for a long ass time! I need to read that too.

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  6. Nicola @ Thoughts on Fantasy

    08/01/2017 at 2:15 pm

    I hope you enjoy the Lies of Locke Lamora! I’m a huge fan of the audiobooks for that series.

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