It’s time for another mail haul post! These last two weeks have been so full of amazing that I can’t wait to share all the goodies that I received this week.
First, I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto (two copies actually – one from the publisher, Simon & Schuster, and one from a Twitter friend) and the lovely Owlcrate version with beautiful enamel pin that a friend purchased for me. I just started reading it and seems like it will be just as good as the first book, which I reviewed here.
Down The TBR Hole is a meme from Lost in a Story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.
Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!
It works like this:
- Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
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!
I’ve done similar posts in the past that list similar covers based around a theme. I don’t remember which blog was hosting that and haven’t seen it recently, so I thought I’d share a spring-related theme. Covers that feature a flower or flowers. So not just covers that have flowers on them, but the ones that are primarily covered in a flower or flowers. This has been so much fun to search for, and I loved to see some of your flower covers in genres I haven’t covered or might have missed 🙂
As promised, here is the post where I share all the comics and graphic novels I purchased at C2E2 while horribly sick. I am excited to read all of these and have already started on a couple!
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!!