February 11-17 Book Haul and #OTSPSecretSister

I’m a bit late, but I wanted to share all the fun goodies that came in the mail last week!

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Book Haul: February 4-10, 2018

This last week was a good week for books!  So many trades came in, a small order from Book Outlet (most of it was for my new Secret Sister this round!), and a couple new ones from work.  And I’m still super behind on my TBR.  Go figure 🙂

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The books on the left are from Book Outlet.  The ones on the right are from a trade.  These covers just drew me in.

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Here’s the new books that I picked up at work.  Dreadful Young Ladies is a soon-to-be-released anthology full of great authors.  And Sarah Beth Durst’s new December 2018 release promises to be amazing.  And then there’s a final copy of The Rogue Queen.

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And here’s the last of the trades I received this week.  I’m extremely excited for Clean Sweep!  It will probably be my next listen at work when I finish up Godsgrave, which I’m loving.

Have you read any of these yet?  What am I in for?

Book Haul: January 21-27, 2018

Last week was an awesome week for book mail!  I was going to post this overview on Saturday when my Book Outlet order arrived.  Except, well, my Book Outlet order didn’t arrive.  So then I didn’t really feel like talking about books when I was worried about my books that were stuck in a different city.

But I’m all geared up and exhilarated again, so I’d like to share all the awesome that did arrive last week!!

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My last OTSPSecretSister of the round came and super brightened my day!  I have had so much fun sending and receiving cheer 🙂  This month’s theme was purple and it was perfect.  I’ve listened to some of the Nightvale podcast and was excited when a book came out.  Tricks for Free is a signed arc in the InCryptid series.  The caramel corn is a local specialty.  Who doesn’t need a giant hashtag eraser?  And I’m excited to try the colourpop lippie stick.  I’ve never had one before and rarely wear lipstick, but yay!

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I’ve been eagerly waiting for the sequel to Peadar O’Guilin’s The Call, so when The Invasion showed up at work, I had to snap it up!  RWBY Vol. 1 is the result of a trade.

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Cast in Deception and The Bones of the Earth were also results of recent trades.

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Another trade meant getting the mp3 audiobook of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.  And I won a Twitter giveaway from Emily R. King, the last of her The Rogue Queen arcs 🙂

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The last thing I want to share was the preorder incentive from The Cruel Prince.  That pin is gorgeous and hurray for author signatures!

January 7-13, 2018 Book Haul

This week brought so many books!!  First off my Boxer Day sale from Book Outlet arrived.  I filled in a full holes and picked up a couple interesting titles.  Then I had a bunch of library books come in all at the same time 🙂  A book trade came through, and finally, I went to a used book sale at a local public library today, where paperbacks were only 50 cents!!  How could I say no to anything that looked even remotely interesting?

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Book Haul: January 1-6 2018

First book haul post of the year!  Woot!  Here’s the books I received during the first week of January.  These were a combination of review copies picked up at work, trades arriving, contest winning, and pre-orders coming in. This is going to be a fantastic year for books 🙂

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (B&N special edition) is both a pre-order and a trade.  I’m loving both the black cover and the gold foil on the book itself!  Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster is an arc I received in a trade.  I’m pretty excited to read this one.

 

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I received this finished copy of The Nine by Tracy Townsend from a blog contest last month.

 

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Winter of Ice and Iron by Rachel Neumeier is an arc from a trade.  Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet is a pre-order.  Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett, The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green, Likelik3 by Jay Kristoff, and Across the Dark Water by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez are review copies from work.  I’m going to have to be pretty picky about what 2018 releases I read with my current plans.

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These last 2 are also arcs that I received through trade.  The Sky is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith and Don’t Cosplay with my Heart by Cecil Castelluci.  These weren’t on my radar until they were offered up for trade, so I’m excited for these two.

#OTSPSecretSister, #TBTBSanta, #SecretbookSanta 2017 packages of cheer

I had the absolute pleasure of participating in a couple of secret santas arranged through Twitter.  I was new to all of them, and I loved being able to search for little fun gifts and wishlist books for people I didn’t really know.  It was a lot of fun, and I plan to participate again next year if they happen and I have the finances available!

I just want to take the time to thank the wonderful people who organized these exchanges and the generous people who contributed to my Christmas joy this year!

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#BookHaul after a Holiday Weekend

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So, normally I don’t go crazy and order a million things that all show up on the same day, but since the mail has been a little slow, September is full of amazing new releases, September is also full of art show prep and a Leigh Bardugo event, and I’d traded for several books, plus you throw in a holiday.  Can you see where this is going?  All these things combined meant that yesterday I came home to a tower of boxes that almost reached my hips (and I’m not short).  I loved every second of opening each one and gazing at all the beautiful new books that probably won’t fit on my shelves at this time 🙂

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