RSS

Category Archives: Book Haul

August book haul!| #31

Book Haul Base Banner

Hello, welcome to September first! Last month, I purchased five books and a lot of manga and graphic novels. This is what I got:

I went on various vacations and trips this August, and picked up a few different books at each, so if appropriate I’ll point out where I got them.

Fence vol 3 by CS Pacat

I’ve been awaiting this volume for quite a while now. My feelings on this series are positive, but I don’t love it yet. I’m waiting. I know something will happen and I’ll grow to adore it.

Goodreads synopsis of vol 1: Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is an outsider to the competitive fencing world. Filled with raw talent but lacking proper training, he signs up for a competition that puts him head-to-head with fencing prodigy Seiji Katayama…and on the road to the elite all-boys school Kings Row. A chance at a real team and a place to belong awaits him—if he can make the cut!

I Hate Fairyland vol 1 by Skottie Young

I’ve had my eye on this for a while. It sounds absolutely hilarious! This one was a birthday gift from my parents, as my bday was the 7th of August. 😀

Goodreads synopsis: An Adventure Time/Alice in Wonderland-style epic that smashes its cute little face against grown-up, Tank Girl/Deadpool-esque violent madness. Follow Gert, a forty year old woman stuck in a six year old’s body who has been trapped in the magical world of Fairyland for nearly thirty years. Join her and her giant battle-axe on a delightfully blood-soaked journey to see who will survive the girl who HATES FAIRYLAND.

My Hero Academia vols 17-20 by Kohei Horikoshi

With these four volumes, I’m completely caught up to what’s been released in English so far. I’m tempted to read them now but season 4 of the anime is gonna be released soon and I kinda wanna experience it for the first time that way. I’ll likely binge read all 20 volumes after season 4 is over and I go into withdrawal.

Seriously if you haven’t started watching this one yet, I highly, highly recommend it.

Goodreads synopsis of vol 1: What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks” at age four? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless?

Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny…

Inspection by Josh Malerman

This is the guy who wrote Bird Box! And since I really liked that one, I wanted to pick up this one! I got this book in Bookoff when I visited NYC this year for like six bucks. I about peed my pants.

Goodreads synopsis: J is a student at a school deep in a forest far away from the rest of the world.

J is one of only twenty-six students, all of whom think of the school’s enigmatic founder as their father. J’s peers are the only family he has ever had. The students are being trained to be prodigies of art, science, and athletics, and their life at the school is all they know—and all they are allowed to know.

But J suspects that there is something out there, beyond the pines, that the founder does not want him to see, and he’s beginning to ask questions. What is the real purpose of this place? Why can the students never leave? And what secrets is their father hiding from them?

Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, in a school very much like J’s, a girl named K is asking the same questions. J has never seen a girl, and K has never seen a boy. As K and J work to investigate the secrets of their two strange schools, they come to discover something even more mysterious: each other.

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

I’ve been after this one for a while but just haven’t seen it floating around. So when I did see it, I grabbed it. I was kinda surprised to see it was so little though. On the plus side I should get through it quickly!

Goodreads synopsis: Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life.

Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.

Rave Master vols 4-5 by Hiro Mashima

This is a series from my teenager-hood, so I’ve been trying to collect the volumes when I find them. They’re out of print, so I have random ones. Total, I’ve got 1-6 now and 12. So if you have any randos you don’t want, lemme know, I’ll buy them off you, ahah. I got these at Otakon in DC!

Goodreads synopsis of vol 1: The Continent of Song is in chaos. The sinister secret society known as Demon Card is using the power of Dark Bring to destroy everything in their path. The only things capable of stopping Dark Bring are the Rave stones. Unfortunately, the Rave Stones were scattered around the globe in an explosion 50 years ago, so now they must be collected by the Rave Master in order to stop Dark Bring once and for all.

Ten Count vol 1 by Rihito Takarai

I’ve had my eyeballs on this series too for a while, and decided to pick it up recently. I’m hoping I dig it – I haven’t seen anyone talk about it yet.

Goodreads synopsis: Corporate secretary Shirotani suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. One day he meets Kurose, a therapist who offers to take him through a ten-step program to cure him of his compulsion. As the two go through each of the ten steps, Shirotani’s attraction to his counselor grows.

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

This was an almost-impulse buy that I picked up in almost-NYC. Basically I was walking by when I was in NYC and saw this displayed. Stopped dead in my tracks and went ‘I WANT IT, IT’S MINE’. I had never heard of it before, haha. But, I managed to talk myself out of getting in there and then, paying list price. But you bet as soon as I got home, I picked it up at my local bookstore (…using member discounts and sales and coupons, ahaha).

Goodreads synopsis: The Omehi people have been fighting an unwinnable fight for almost two hundred years. Their society has been built around war and only war. The lucky ones are born gifted. One in every two thousand women has the power to call down dragons. One in every hundred men is able to magically transform himself into a bigger, stronger, faster killing machine.

Everyone else is fodder, destined to fight and die in the endless war. Young, gift-less Tau knows all this, but he has a plan of escape. He’s going to get himself injured, get out early, and settle down to marriage, children, and land. Only, he doesn’t get the chance. Those closest to him are brutally murdered, and his grief swiftly turns to anger. Fixated on revenge, Tau dedicates himself to an unthinkable path. He’ll become the greatest swordsman to ever live, a man willing to die a hundred thousand times for the chance to kill the three who betrayed him.

Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb

I have such bitter sweet feelings about this book. It’s the last one in Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings land – book 16 – and I’M NOT READY ;~;

Goodreads synopsis of Assassin’s Apprentice (book 1): In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.

Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chivalry Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals – the old art known as the Wit – gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility.

So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways and embrace a new life of weaponry, scribing, courtly manners; and how to kill a man secretly, as he trains to become a royal assassin.

The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang

Man am I so excited for this sequel. I read book one earlier this year and ended up really liking it! If you haven’t picked up this series yet, I definitely recommend it.

Goodreads synopsis of The Poppy War (book 1): When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard—the most elite military school in Nikan—was even more surprising.

But surprises aren’t always good.

Because being a dark-skinned peasant girl from the south is not an easy thing at Sinegard. Targeted from the outset by rival classmates for her color, poverty, and gender, Rin discovers she possesses a lethal, unearthly power—an aptitude for the nearly-mythical art of shamanism. Exploring the depths of her gift with the help of a seemingly insane teacher and psychoactive substances, Rin learns that gods long thought dead are very much alive—and that mastering control over those powers could mean more than just surviving school.

For while the Nikara Empire is at peace, the Federation of Mugen still lurks across a narrow sea. The militarily advanced Federation occupied Nikan for decades after the First Poppy War, and only barely lost the continent in the Second. And while most of the people are complacent to go about their lives, a few are aware that a Third Poppy War is just a spark away . . .

Rin’s shamanic powers may be the only way to save her people. But as she finds out more about the god that has chosen her, the vengeful Phoenix, she fears that winning the war may cost her humanity . . . and that it may already be too late.

Only the Ring Finger Knows by Satoru Kannagi

This book brings me such nostalgia. I read it back when I was a teen, borrowing it from a friend. The story has more or less stuck with me since then, and when I saw a copy for the first time ever at Otakon, 14 years later, I had to pick it up. I’m looking forward to rereading it, and I hope I like it as much as I did the first time. This is a standalone manga.

Goodreads synopsis: It’s the ultimate expression of love – to wear matching rings with your significant other, showing the world that you are a couple.

High school student, Wataru Fujii, also wears one though he is single. When he accidentally switches rings with popular and handsome senior, Yuichi Kazuki, they discover that their rings pair up! Since then, Kazuki, who is known for being kind to all becomes strangely harsh to Wataru. They alternate between hot and cold, as in between clashes they begin to sort their feelings for one another. Are Wataru and Kazuki the worst of enemies or are they actually soulmates?

Delicious in Dungeon vol 4 by Ryoko Kui

I also picked this up at Otakon! This is such a pleasant series, I adore it. I’m hoping this one will be just as good. 😀

Goodreads synopsis of volume 1: When young adventurer Laios and his company are attacked and soundly thrashed by a dragon deep in a dungeon, the party loses all its money and provisions…and a member! They’re eager to go back and save her, but there is just one problem: If they set out with no food or coin to speak of, they’re sure to starve on the way! But Laios comes up with a brilliant idea: “Let’s eat the monsters!” Slimes, basilisks, and even dragons…none are safe from the appetites of these dungeon-crawling gourmands!

Goblin Slayer vol 1 by Kumo Kagyu

Also purchased at Otakon, this is the light novel that the manga came from! I’ve never read a light novel before, so I’m hoping I like this one. I really like Goblin Slayer as is, so I figured this was the best place to start.

Goodreads synopsis: A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It’s the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue–a man who’s dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by any means necessary. And when rumors of his feats begin to circulate, there’s no telling who might come calling next…


And that’s it! Technically I got six books, but one of them is a light novel, so I’m counting it more as a manga. ;P pbtbtbt everything is artibrary.

Also, I got some new bookshelf decorations, look-it!

Aren’t they cute? I got some for my mother to match, too!

Have you read any of the above? Lemme know! Happy reading!

Advertisements
 
2 Comments

Posted by on 09/01/2019 in Book Haul, Books

 

Tags: , , , , , ,

Otakon and NYC trip haul!

Hello! The past two weeks, I’ve been in Washington DC for Otakon and New York City for my anniversary! I got some stuff along the way, and this is it! This won’t include any books or manga picked up – all that will be in my book haul at the end of the month.

It didn’t really occur to me how much I bought myself vs other people on both of these trips until I gathered everything up and went, ‘Wait, this is it? I swear I got more.’ Apparently I’m a gift giver while on trips. I actually purchased probably twice as much as is shown, but none of the rest of it was for me.

Otakon

So, I quickly realized during Otakon, when I was walking around in the Dealer’s Gallery and Artist Alley, that it’s hard for me to justify spending thirty or forty dollars on figurines or whatever that will do nothing other than sit on my shelf. That unfortunately, was most of what was for sale. I mean there were shirts and manga and stuff too (I did buy manga) but you know what I mean, haha. If you’ve seen posts where I detail stuff I have sitting on my shelves, you’ll see that most of it is gifts or inexpensive little trinkets or whatever. I just… I can’t get around the mental block. So I didn’t buy much for myself.

My weakness though is Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist, so I pushed myself to get a few things of him. I am really happy with what I got! The art on the left was one of two pieces I art I purchased – the other was for my sister. The art is easier to justify for me because I actually like hanging things on my walls. The plush… impulse purchase. I was literally walking out of the dealer’s gallery when I stopped and backtracked when I saw this out of the corner of my eye. It’s super cute though, so I like it. It… will likely end up just sitting on my shelves. Ahaha

New York City

While in NYC, I saw the Moulin Rouge on Broadway. It’s my favorite movie ever, so the whole reason for the trip was to go see it. The show itself was pretty good! They updated a fair bit of it though, which some of it I liked and some of it I wasn’t thrilled about. But overall it was a really good show and I enjoyed it. I think I’m actually going to rewatch the movie again soon too.

On the right is a photo of our newest Christmas Ornament. Every year, I buy a new ornament, trying to find one with the year on it (or I’ll write it on if I can’t find one with the year). I started doing it the year my husband and I moved in together back when we were dating in 2014. It’s a tradition I picked up from my mom, who has done the same thing since I can remember. At my parents’ house, there are Christmas bulbs dating back to 1987, the year my parents got married. So I’ve kinda adopted it to trips since my husband and I travel a lot – I’ll buy an ornament related to the trip! This one is, well, Santa climbing the Empire State Building. I mean, why not, right?


And that’s it! That’s all I got during Otakon and while in New York, at least non-book-wise. I picked up a fair bit of manga on Otakon, and I purchased myself one book in NYC, so those will show up in my haul in the next week or so.

If you’re interesting in the instagram stories I posted during either of these trips, check out the Otakon pics here and the NYC pics here! (Shameless plug, shhh)

Happy reading!

 

 

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 08/10/2019 in Book Haul

 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

July Book Haul |#30

Book Haul Base Banner

Happy book haul day! This month, I was able to stick to my five actual-book limit, but then I went a bit crazy on manga because Barnes and Noble has a 3 for 2 sale and I have no impulse control. (buuut if you remember, manga doesn’t count, because my limit is arbitrary and I said it doesn’t count, so it doesn’t. pbtbt).

This is what I got!

I’m so pumped.

My Hero Academia vol 8 – 16 by Kohei Horikoshi: I figured since they were on sale that I’d just like… get all the available issues. I have 17-19 on the way but since they’re not here yet, they’re gonna be part of next month’s haul.

Theft of Swords by Michael J Sullivan: So when I saw this is stores I may or may not have squeaked a bit. I’ve been after this book for ages and when I met up with my buddy to go book shopping, I think I startled her with how excited I was to see this.

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence: See above. I’ve been looking for it for ages and found a copy used. 😀

Reamde by Neal Stephenson: Basically, I went to a Neal Stephenson event last month and got his latest book. But apparently it follows the characters from this one, so I have to start with this one. Whatevs, more books for me!

Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson: I read The Remnant Chronicles last year and found it to be okay. I loved the world but the plot and characters were just alright. But this book takes place in the same world, with all new characters! So I’m totally pumped for this one.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black: What else can I say – I’m jumping on the bandwagon, dammit.

Spice & Wolf vol 1 by Isuna Hasekura: I’ve actually read this one already. I thought it was decent! I’m interested in reading more.

Delicious in Dungeon vol 3 by Ryoko Kui: I’ve been liking this series so far, so I’m hoping this volume will be lovely as well

Goblin Slayer vols 2 – 5 by Kumo Kagyu: I think this is my latest obsession manga. With these volumes, I believe I’m caught up.


And that’s it! Five books and…. many more manga. Until next month, happy reading!

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 07/28/2019 in Book Haul, Books, Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , ,

June Book Haul! |#29

Book Haul Base Banner

Hello, and happy book buying season! If you haven’t been following my last few posts, I completed my book buying ban! From April 1st – June 15th, I bought zero books! Since then, I’ve acquired three: I allow myself five books per month (not including manga if I read it the day of purchase) so this month I cut that number in half (ish) because otherwise what was the point of banning myself half a month?

Anyways, the books!

IMG_20190622_091933

I’m very excited for all three of these, but one of them might take me a while to get to. That’s ok though – whenever the apocalypse happens, I’ll have plenty to read to pass the time.

Fall, or Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson – This is the one that might take me a bit. It follows characters that star in another Stephenson book, Reamde, and I haven’t read that one yet (I don’t even own it yet). I got this book (it’s signed!) at a Neal Stephenson even that I attended earlier last week! If you’d like to see the details of that, check out the post I wrote about it.

Recursion by Blake Crouch – This is Crouch’s newest release and it’s been on my radar since I finished Dark Matter, also by him. I ended up really enjoying Dark Matter and wrote a mini blabber on it. I’ve heard this one get really good reviews, so I’m pretty pumped for it!

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett – This baby I’ve wanted since it came out, but just never got around to picking it up. But when I saw it in paperback the day my ban was over, it was like a sign from God, telling me ‘get it get it get it get it read it read it’. How could I say no?


And that’s it! I didn’t get any manga this month (though I looked) and next month I kiiinda expect to go over my five book limit. In theory, the Half Price Books clearance sale is happening and if I’m around for it, I’m going to go to it. We’ll see. 😛 Happy reading!

 
3 Comments

Posted by on 06/23/2019 in Book Haul, Books

 

Tags: , , , , , ,

March Book Haul #28 | Book Buying Ban

Book Haul Base Banner

Hello! I’m done buying books for a while! Every year, I go on a 2-4 month book buying ban. This will be the third year I’ve done it. The difference is, this time I’m doing it from now until June 15th when I usually do it in the fall – I’ve decided to switch it up. I’ve never failed it. Each year, I’ve succeeded in sticking to the ban for the allotted time, and I plan on doing the same thing this year.

So, from now until June 15th, I will not buy any books. Keep in mind, I can’t stop people from giving gifts. I don’t really expect to get any, as my birthday isn’t until August, but just so it’s clear. The ban is for me buying books.

That being said, on to the books that I bought before the ban went into effect. These are the books I purchased in March:

Emily, didn’t you say you were only allowed five books, not including manga and graphic novels? Yes, yes I did. I was bad. I got seven.

(and then like… 9 manga/graphic novels, hwe hwe hwe)

Starting with the manga, I got Goblin Slayer volume 1 by Kumo Kagyu and Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four Panel Comics by Hiromu Arakawa. I watched the Goblin Slayer anime a month or two ago and I adored it. It’s not for the faint of heart and definitely has some adult content, be warned, but I feel like it was a solidly good season, and I wanted to read the source material. Well.. kind of source material. The actual source is a light novel, and the manga is based off it… and the anime is based off the manga. Whatever. And for Fullmetal, I’ve already read and reviewed it, and gave it five stars. It’s exactly what it sounds like – all the end comics at the back of the manga and dvd packages. It was a joy to read. I’ve reviewed Goblin Slayer, too! I really liked it as well

I went to the bookstore last week, intent on buying and fifth and final book allotted for March. Well… I had two twenty percent off coupons that I couldn’t combine into one book and manga were on sale – buy 2, get 1. So obviously I bought two books and six manga. Welp. I got six volumes of My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi and really, if you haven’t started watching or reading this series, you should. It’s so great.

These two things I picked up at the same time – they were my first two purchases of the month! Hungry Ghosts by Anthony Bourdain was a graphic novel that I’d had my eye on for a few months, and when BN had their blowout sale, I picked it up, along with The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, which has been recommended to me over and over by Katy @BookbinderWay. I haven’t read the latter yet, but I did read and review Hungry Ghosts.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan was one of my ‘Emily is bad’ books. I picked it up after I had already gone over my limit for the month, making it my seventh book. Sometimes you’re in walmart and you just lose control, what can I say. I found The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers in Half Price books, and I about squeaked. My local BN hasn’t had a copy of it since I can remember, so when I actually saw one, I had to grab it.

I’ve been itching to get a copy of Semiosis by Sue Burke for ages, but it fell into that weird lull of nobody having it in stock, even online. So I waited until the paperback released this month, and I scooped up a copy before they could disappear again. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel is my other ‘Emily is bad’ book. It was the extra one I bought at the bookstore when I had those two coupons. C’est la vie.

Finally, I purchased The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon and Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto. And both of these, I saw on the shelves a day before their official release dates. But I’m not gonna tell you where – I’m no narc. I’m very excited for both of these, man. So. Pumped.


And that’s it! I kinda went overboard this month. I think the knowledge that these are all the books I could get for two and a half months had me a little uh… loose with my wallet this month. Welp. At least now I’ll have plenty to read during the ban.

Have you read any of the above? What is your opinion on book buying bans? Lemme know!

 
8 Comments

Posted by on 03/30/2019 in Book Haul, Books

 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

February Book Haul #27

Book Haul Base Banner

https://i.imgur.com/XS0XVS1.gifHappy Hump Day! I got some books this month! As mentioned in previous posts, my limit is five books per month, not including manga if I read the manga immediately.

This month I went one over my limit – I got six books. I also got five manga, all of which I read immediately, so we’re good there.

Onward:

Senlin Ascends and Arm of the Sphinx by Josiah Bancroft – I already read Senlin Ascends and adored it. I’m very excited to pick up the next one, and The Hod King soon after that.

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb – This is the first book in the last trilogy within the Realm of the Elderlings and I feel like it’s the beginning of the end of an era. I don’t know what I’m going to do after I finish this world, man. As always, buddy reading this one with Zezee @ZezeeWithBooks. Should be starting in March sometime!

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler – I picked this up weirdly enough from hearing a question on Jeopardy. This book was the question to the $2000 answer a few weeks ago, and the answer gave a brief synopsis of the thing. It was enough that I went out and got it the next day. I’m in the middle of it, and I really like it, but it’s freaking me out – so much second hand anxiety for the main character.

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James – This book baby I got shortly after release day. I’m about 100 pages into it so far and am enjoying it. The writing took me a bit to get into but it finally clicked in my head and I’m able to go through it much more quickly. I’m buddy reading this one with Katy @BookbinderWay!

Not pictured: The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss – I decided I wanted to own a copy of this book, even though I’ve got mixed feelings on it. I chose so because I really like the first book… aaaaaand despite my deep-seeded hatred for Kvothe, I do like the world, plot, etc and will likely read the third book if when it comes out. So. It’s not pictured because I lent it out to a friend the day I bought it, hyuck.

Silver Spoon vols 2-4 by Hiromu Arakawa – Continuing from December when I got volume 1, I’m really enjoying this series! It’s by the author of Fullmetal Alchemist and while it’s totally different, it has the same humorous flair and I really like it.

Delicious in Dungeon vols 1-2 by Ryoko Kui – A month (or two? three?) ago, Sionna @BooksinHerEyes gushed a bit about this manga and pointed it out as something I might like. So when I saw it sitting on the shelf, I picked up the first couple volumes. I really liked them! They’re cute, funny, and surprisingly homey and wholesome for taking place in a dungeon full of monsters. (Though I gotta wonder at the one guy’s mental state, seeing something and immediately going ‘is it edible’, ahahaha)  I’ll be continuing this series and am v. excited for it!


And that’s it! I’ve already got my eyes on a couple books I want that are coming out in March or have come out recently that I haven’t nabbed yet. After that in April and May (and maybe June) I’ll be on a buying ban, so there won’t be any book hauls for those two months. Since they’re planned non-haul months though, it won’t affect my new year’s resolution to have monthly hauls (yay loopholes).

Have you read any of these? Did you get any fun books this month? Happy reading!

 
3 Comments

Posted by on 02/27/2019 in Book Haul, Books

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

January Book Haul #26

Book Haul Base Banner

https://i.imgur.com/XS0XVS1.gifHappy Hump Day! Today I figured I’d do a haul. Now, at the beginning of the year, I made a resolution to keep my book buying to 4-5 books per year. I’ve since then added a bit of detail onto it.

I’ve decided that if I buy a manga or graphic novel (not a regular book) with the intention of reading it as soon as I get home, and then actually read it when I get home, it doesn’t count towards the five. I decided on this for two reasons: 1 – the whole point of my limit is to keep my TBR from growing, and if I read it right away, the TBR doesn’t grow, and 2 – manga takes like thirty minutes to read. I feel like if I counted them towards my five, I’d never actually buy them because of how fast I get through them, even though I’m actively following many series at the moment. I’d fall behind. 😛 So manga don’t count… if I read them right away. If I buy them and don’t get to them immediately, then they count.

Does that makes sense? I have no idea. Basically I’m just giving way to my impulses I suppose. What else is new.

Anyways. The books!

I got a lot of YA, and all fantasy. I dig it, though.

Empire of Storms and Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas – Haven’t gotten to these yet. I rather liked the world expansion in books three and four, so hoping I like these too.

Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb – The fourth and last book in the Rain Wild Chronicles, this series has really grown on me. I’m buddy reading it with Zezee and we’re both digging it so far!

Crooked Kingdom and King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – I buzzed through the Six of Crows duology earlier this month after getting Crooked Kingdom, and am currently in the middle of King of Scars. I wrote a full blabber on Crooked Kingdom, and intend to for King of Scars as well as soon as I finish it.


I also got one graphic novel this month that falls into the category above – I bought it and read it immediately (so yay, doesn’t increased TBR) That is Fence volume 2 by C. S. Pacat.


And that’s it! I think I’ll keep separating out the five books and the ‘immediate read’ manga/graphic novels. Until next month, happy reading!

 
3 Comments

Posted by on 01/30/2019 in Book Haul, Books

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

 
The Tattooed Book Geek

'just a nobody with a blog'

Ailish Sinclair

Stories and photos from Scotland

The Madi Way

Living the Mad Way

Fantastic Reads

"It was impossible of course, but when did that ever stop a dreamer from dreaming?" -Strange The Dreamer by Lani Taylor

KayCKay Book Reviews

No one ever reads the same book. We all react to the written word differently. The following are my opinions regarding the books I have read.

Ire's Den

A trove of books, make-up and other delights

Embuhleeliest

and then blabbers about it