As promised, here is a more in-depth look at the fabulous books available at this year’s ALA Annual conference down in New Orleans. There were some amazing publishers and authors, and I was so glad to be able to participate in all the book buzz events and other activities in addition to my cataloging meetings.
For the three nights that I stayed in a hotel room, I was able to spread my books out and take pictures. I was not able to do that with the fun books I picked up on Monday, so today I just have pictures of what I picked up. Tomorrow’s post will go more in depth for the various titles and who I picked them up for. I would like to point out the signed Buffy the Vampire Slayer board game that I won during the raffle at ALA Gaming, which is one of my favorite additions to the conference. Can’t wait to test out this game!
Yesterday, I shared some #booksfortrade hauls from the past couple of weeks. Today I plan to share the rest of my book hauls from various places, including my library’s book sale, Toys R Us closing sale, Owlcrate, Amazon, and work.
It’s been a bit busy for me, and I haven’t made the time to blog about any of my recent book hauls, which is a shame as I have received some truly amazing books! So, I decided to break them into a couple of posts to keep size down. Here’s section one with all the books I’ve received through trade!
I got a bit behind in my book haul sharing, so here’s a bunch of really cool stuff I’ve received in the mail over the last couple of weeks 🙂
Last week was my birthday, and I just want to share the lovely presents I received from friends and family 🙂
I totally picked out everything in the above photo, but my lovely husband purchased it all for me as I couldn’t decide on what I wanted. Both of these manga are amazing, and I can’t wait to start trying out some watercolor techniques. Plus 3 new copic colors for those projects!
My first ever OTSP Secret Sister sent me this lovely Tamora Pierce themed birthday package! Lady Knight is full of her personal annotations, and I can’t wait to read what she thinks 🙂
This is obviously not a book, but I was delighted when I found this pre-made ice cream cake with icing dragon at my local Dairy Queen when I went to pick one up for my birthday 🙂
This is also not a book but a present to myself 🙂 This is a fun little dragon-fly with sunset moth patterning. Jessica Douglas (one of my favorite artists) was asking for suggestions for warm up paintings in a live stream and since I was the first person to jump on, I was able to make this suggestion and watch her make it!! I then purchased it because it is beautiful. Thanks so much!
April has been an amazing couple weeks for new books. I am so excited for every single book in this photo!! So many amazing books are coming out, and I’m so behind!
This month’s secret sister package was full of fun and yum! I’m excited to read a book with such a colorful cover. Chocolate is always great. And I’m not sure if you can see it in my terrible photo, but the shot glass features Haku and Chihiro from Complexwish. So awesome!
OK, I really have to take a break from Book Outlet because this is getting ridiculous! And my budget is shot, so here’s my last spread from them. At least for a little while.
This small art book was another Kickstarter from Ari Mulch, a local art student.
As I’ve been behind with my last several posts, it’s fitting that this book haul post is a week late as well. But I am really excited about all of these, so I decided to go ahead and share. Plus, a second post this evening will showcase the book mail I received this past week! So much amazing mail!!