Winter ’17-’18 Book Haul

It has been awhile since I have done a haul that wasn’t from something specific. These are some books I have gotten over the past few months.(Not including the ones I just got today)

Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Black Wolves by Kate Elliot

Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Altered Carbon by Richard K Morgan

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas

The Assassins Blade by Sarah J Maas

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb

The Glasswrights’ Apprentice by Mindy Klasky

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Some Girls Bite by Chole Neill

Twice Bitten by Chole Neill

Hard Bitten by Chole Neill

Biting Cold by Chole Neill

House Rules by Chole Neill

Have you read any of these books?

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#OTSPSecretSister| January Package

In case you aren’t aware of what #otspsecretsister is:
The Secret Sister project is essentially a cheer club. Think Secret Santa but all year round (in 6 month intervals) with less emphasis on big presents, and more thoughtful notes, cards, small somethings sent just to let your secret sister know that you are thinking about her!

This is my second round participating in the #otspsecretsister project. The first time I did the pen pal tier and really enjoyed it! There is nothing better than receiving mail! This round I am participating in the top tier. Thanks so much to Juli for being an awesome sister for this past round!

West From Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Young Pioneer by Rose Wilder Lane

On The Way Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder

A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert

(We were chatting on twitter about Laura Ingalls Wilder and how I wanted to read books written by Rose. Growing up the Little House books were my favorite. I really hope to do a reread soon!)

Death Overdue by Allison Brook

♣ Homemade Scarf

♣ Cute Homemade Bookmark

Is anyone else participating in the new round of #otspsecretsister ! 

Library Sale | Book Haul

I finally made it to the library for the first time since I have moved here almost 6 months ago. There are like 6 different branches and I made sure to locate the one that has a library book sale the first Saturday of every month! I was a little overwhelmed because it is one of the bigger library book sales I have seen and they had so many titles to look through. There were also so many people there as well. I decided to pick up a lot of books in a series that I own some already of that way I can work on completing series! All of these books only cost me $15 and many are Hardcover in great condition, so it was a steal! I also picked up this awesome felt board that have been quite popular today at Target for $5!

The Cure For Dreaming by Cat Winters

Maid of Wonder by Jennifer McGowan

A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd

Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard

Finnikin Of The Rock by Melina Marchetta

Final Girls by Riley Sager

Fall of Giants by Ken Follet

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

Skandel by Lindsay Smith

Gabriel by Nikki Kelly

Raven’s Shadow by Patricia Briggs

Lover Reborn by J.R Ward

 

Have you gotten any books lately? Does your Library do a book sale? 

#OTSPSecretSister| December Package

In case you aren’t aware of what #otspsecretsister is:
The Secret Sister project is essentially a cheer club. Think Secret Santa but all year round (in 6 month intervals) with less emphasis on big presents, and more thoughtful notes, cards, small somethings sent just to let your secret sister know that you are thinking about her!

This is my second round participating in the #otspsecretsister project. The first time I did the pen pal tier and really enjoyed it! There is nothing better than receiving mail! This round I am participating in the top tier. Thanks so much to my secret sister for this wonderful holiday/winter package

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen- I am super intrigued with this book and especially because it is already slotted for a motion picture.I am in need of a good thriller.

♣ Aloe Infused Fuzzy Socks

♣ Sugar Cookie Chapstick

♣ “We’re All Mad Here” Alice In Wonderland Bookmark

♣ Alice in Wonderland Pouch

♣ Winter Themed Pot Holders and Hand Towel

Is anyone else participating in this round of #otspsecretsister ! 

8th Annual #TBTBSanta

 

This was my fourth year  participating  in Broke & Bookish Secret Santa! I had a total blast participating and I mean who doesn’t love giving and receiving presents! It was so much fun stalking the twitter feed following #TBTBSanta and seeing all the updates and sneak peeks of people presents. It is such a great thing for the book community and its crazy how many people participate. If you have never heard of this before I highly recommend you check out some of the blogs/twitter feed and make sure to keep your eyes open around this time next year! I cannot wait for my person to receive their gifts! I had so much fun shopping for her and really hope she enjoys everything I got her!

I was absolutely spoiled this year by Elisa @elisaintime! You should also check out her youtube videos! She did a beyond amazing job and I adored all of my gifts, the time she took on wrapping the presents and how spot on she was with the things I love! There were so many amazing books that I have been dying to read and a ton of goodies! Now on to all of the pictures!

 

The kittens were so interested in all of the pretty packages so I had to open the one that said kitties first!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I loved the detail that was put into the wrapping and the special notes that were included on the presents! I especially loved the burlap bag!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now for the unwrapped awesome gifts I received!  There is so many that it might be hard to see all of them but I didn’t want to take too many pictures!

The Books!

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Stolen by Kelley Armstrong

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

The Magician King by Lev Grossman

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

A Court Of Wings And Ruin by Sarah J Maas

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas

The Goodies!

♥ Reese’s (including a big one!)

♥ Hot cocoa toppers

♥ Hot cocoa chocolate stir sticks

♥ Cat mug!

♥ Pumpkin Mocha candle ❤

♥ Kitty toys

♥ Halloween washi tape

♥ Apple Cider Donut Coffee!

♥ “We’re All Mad Here” Alice in Wonderland bookmark

♥ Bath Fizz

♥ Nail Polish

♥ Alice in wonderland compact mirror

 

Did anyone else participate in #tbtbsanta? How did it go? I would love to see other people gifts! 

#OTSPSecretSister| November Package

In case you aren’t aware of what #otspsecretsister is:
The Secret Sister project is essentially a cheer club. Think Secret Santa but all year round (in 6 month intervals) with less emphasis on big presents, and more thoughtful notes, cards, small somethings sent just to let your secret sister know that you are thinking about her!

This is my second round participating in the #otspsecretsister project. The first time I did the pen pal tier and really enjoyed it! There is nothing better than receiving mail! This round I am participating in the top tier. This is the third package I received and it was packed full of books! Thanks so much to my secret sister for this awesome “Adulting” themed package

Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph. D- I have never heard of this book before but I am so intrigued by it, I am all about strong, fierce and powerful women!

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak- This is another new one to me, but it sounds like a fun Holiday family drama.

Adulthood Is A Myth by Sarah Anderson – This is an extremely relatable comic! I highly enjoyed it! The red on the cover is felty and its so great!

I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano – I am so glad I get to add this to my growing collection of cat related books!

♣ A #Snarky Adult Coloring Book- This coloring book is too perfect and I want each page framed and hung up on my wall!

♣ Chicken Poop Chapstick- This is just too funny.

♣ Chocolates!

♣ Box of Boogers- gummy candies!

♣ An envelope with by secret sister’s identity

Is anyone else participating in this round of #otspsecretsister ! 

#OTSPSecretSister| October Package

In case you aren’t aware of what #otspsecretsister is:
The Secret Sister project is essentially a cheer club. Think Secret Santa but all year round (in 6 month intervals) with less emphasis on big presents, and more thoughtful notes, cards, small somethings sent just to let your secret sister know that you are thinking about her!

This is my second round participating in the #otspsecretsister project. The first time I did the pen pal tier and really enjoyed it! There is nothing better than receiving mail! This round I am participating in the top tier. This is the third package I received and it was packed full of books! Thanks so much to my secret sister for all of these books!

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak- I own this kindle book but really wanted the physical copy. I still have not read it and I am ashamed. It is my plan to read it this winter!

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater- I have read the first 2 books in this series awhile ago. I loved them and the characters. I really need to finish this series. I need some refreshers on what happened in the first 2 before I dive into this one.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray- I do not know much about this book but have heard different people talk about it. It seems like it will be like Lord of the Flies.

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson- I am always looking for nonfiction books and have had this one recommended to me by some friends so I am interested to pick it up and give it a read!

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey- I have been looking into getting into more science fiction and have heard some good things about this Space Opera! I am excited to read it and then be able to see the tv show!

♣ Twix- They are one of my favorite candies! I probably ate too many yesterday so I have hidden the bag from myself. I should probably take them to work and leave them in my office so I wont eat them all at home.

♣ Black Spider Decoration- The kittens loved this and stole it right out of the box as I was opening it! It also matches my black cat halloween decorations.

Is anyone else participating in this round of #otspsecretsister ! 

October Book Haul | 2017

So I made a trip to Half Price Books and ended up making some purchases for myself. I also received a book from Entangled Publishing! A.G Howard is my of my favorite authors and I found a signed copy of one of her books that I have read, but didn’t own yet! I also found an amazing old edition of A Christmas Carol by Dickens. I am not a huge Christmas fan, but identify with Scrooge and love collecting older editions of classics!

RoseBlood by A.G Howard

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Female Executions: Martyrs, Murderesses and Madwomen by Geoffrey Abbott

Haven by Mary Lindsey

Dorthy Must Die by Danielle Paige

 

Did you acquire any new books this month?

Surprise Book Box | Entangled Publishing

I came home to an absolutely perfect unexpected surprise in the mail today! This is the first time I have received a book box from a publisher and feel so honored to get this opportunity! Thank you to Entangled Publishing and the author Mary Lindsey so much for this opportunity and the chance to read Haven!

♠ Hardcover Copy of Haven by Mary Lindsey (Release Date:11/7/17)

♠ Haven Inspired Mug ” No excuses go get it, girl” – I cant wait to read the book and find out the context of this quote, but it is perfect motivation for my morning coffee! 

♠ Haven Themed Tote Bag- There is no such thing as too many tote bags and this one will be perfect for me to transport items with a cute quote “We all have a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed.”

♠ Lavender Sachet- This smells so amazing and I have been meaning to pick up some lavender for my room! 

♠ Handmade Wolf Charm Bookmark- I love wolves and this bookmark it just adorable!

♠ Stickers- There were 2 stickers! One was of the book and the other says ” Keep Calm and Howl On”!

♠ Not pictured:Chocolate- There was some super yummy chocolate in the box but I ate it before I took pictures (oops)

Additional Entangled Swag

♠ Outlet USB Charger- You can never have too many of these either since I am always losing mine

♠ “I’m a Book Nerd” Poster- I am so stoked about this poster. I was looking for more art and posters to hang up on my wall next to my bookshelf and this will be absolutely perfect! 

 

Again thanks so much to Entangled Publishing! I am so excited about this package, the goodies and especially the book! It will definitely be the next book I pick up! 

#OTSPSecretSister| September Package

In case you aren’t aware of what #otspsecretsister is:
The Secret Sister project is essentially a cheer club. Think Secret Santa but all year round (in 6 month intervals) with less emphasis on big presents, and more thoughtful notes, cards, small somethings sent just to let your secret sister know that you are thinking about her!

This is my second round participating in the #otspsecretsister project. The first time I did the pen pal tier and really enjoyed it! There is nothing better than receiving mail! This round I am participating in the top tier. This is the second package I received and I am absolutely in love with all of the things in the box!

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll – This edition is absolutely beautiful! I love leather editions of books and so happy I could add another copy of Alice to my collection.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas- I don’t think I need any explanation about why I want to read this book.

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima- I have been wanting to read this series forever. I love fantasy and have heard nothing, but great things about this series. So I was super stoked when I found it in my box!

♣ Hersey’s Miniatures- Chocolate is always a good idea. I am a huge supporter and ate a ton when I first opened the box.

♣ Bookmark- This “She believed she could so she did” bookmark is gorgeous. It is a perfect fall colored design and the quote is perfect!

♣ Keychain- I have already attached this ” Nevertheless She Persisted” keychain to my keys. This is one of my favorite quotes and represents those strong females in the country!

Is anyone else participating in this round of #otspsecretsister !