Early August 2019 Book Haul + #OTSPSecretSister

First up, I have the last package from this round’s secret sister.  She included a Zen Doodle coloring book, which I’m hoping will fuel my Zen Doodle silhouette anime series of drawings 🙂  Also, the third book in the Brimstone Angels series, which I’m trying to collect in mass market paperback.  It’s hard because several are out of print >_<  I think there’s only 1 or 2 that I’m missing now!


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Book Mail, Book Haul, and #OTSPSecretsister for May


May’s package from my secret sister brought a bunch of stuff from my wishlist that I’m super excited for.  Now that I have Wanderlust, I can finally dive into the Sirantha Jax series, which I feel I will fully like if it’s anything like the Kate Daniels or October Daye series (I didn’t start either of these until they were well established).  And isn’t the little Night Light super adorable?!?  I’m also looking forward to the challenge of the metal praying mantis model.  I’ve never done one of these before, but I like how they look!


This month I received the March Anime Lootcrate (notice how late it is), which had a couple of recycled items that appeared in previous boxes, but also had this lovely mug (not to be microwaved/soaked, hand wash only) and a fun sticker with the theme art.  I also received this moth pin from a purchase I made.


This ARC came from BEA, which I did not attend, but one of my trading buddies was able to snag it for me 🙂  It sounds fascinating!


Last but not least, the Springfield public library had its big summer book sale over the weekend.  I, apparently, almost missed it but was able to find a few small gems.  With my new commute for work, I’ve been pushing through audiobooks with abandon.  So I grabbed these two even though I’ve already read them for fun rereads.  I found this almost pristine paperback of Poison Study with the original cover, which I loved.  Will probably give it to a friend as a gift 🙂  I’ve heard good things about The Lies of Locke Lamora, so I picked this one up.  And a last minute pick up with a Native American fantasy theme.  That may also become a gift, but it looked interesting.

That’s all for now, but I’ve got several trades in the work, so I expect to have another book mail haul post soon!  So many goodies!  Can’t wait to get some more reading done 🙂

September #OTSPsecretsister and other Book mail

At the end of last week, I received a fabulous September secret sister package featuring a childhood favorite movie and a full-color manga that has Marie from The Aristocats 🙂  My secret sister is hitting it out of the park, and this is only the second month!  It also reminded me that I haven’t done a book haul post in many weeks, so here’s all the goodies I’ve received from various places.

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Book Haul, #otspsecretsister, and Goodies for August 2018

It’s been awhile again since I’ve shared the goodies that I’ve picked up.  Here’s my last OTSP Secret Sister package from last round from my “sister” Crystal 🙂  She very much so spoiled me with all these hot chocolate flavors and adorable eeveelution bookmarks that she made!  And I’m excited to get caught up with this series as this is the final book.


Next up is some trades and my first granted bookish wish.  I love The Testing and wish Netflix or someone would make a movie or series out of this one!


The top row of the first pic and the following pic are all from work over the last month or so.  I’m really excited to read like all of them!  Then the second row includes 2 bookish wishes, a trade, and an art print that I paid for.  Thanks everyone!



And, since it slipped in at the end of the month.  Here’s my amazing August secret sister package from my new sister, going by the name, Mrs. Peacock!  I can’t wait to dig in, and those truffles are fantastic 🙂