#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 ! 

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#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 ! 

#OTSPSecretSister August 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. So far I am really enjoying it and love doing the shopping and putting together packages for my secret sister. This is the first package I received from the person who has me and I absolutely love everything that I got.

Green Rider by Kristen Britain – I love that my sister got me a fantasy book that I have never heard of before. I really do love fantasy and I am always looking for new recs.

♣ Mad Hatter Coffee Mug- I am obsessed with Alice in Wonderland if you didn’t already know. I have had various Alice themed mugs in carts online for quite some time but never got around to buying one. This was just perfect and I have used it almost every day since.

♣ The Philadelphia Story- I am a sucker for classic movies and this is one I have never seen before. I do adore Cary Grant so I am excited to watch it! And to know my sister adores this movie is awesome too!

♣ Wizard and Dragon Bookmarks- These are just adorable and so perfect for a lover of fantasy!

♣ White Pumpkin Pie M&Ms- I do love chocolate and although I am trying to cut sweets I have to admit I ate through this bag quite quickly. I love everything fall and pumpkin spiced etc. These were just perfect!

I am excited for Septembers gifts and cant wait to share them and my journey with #otspsecretsister with all of you! 

June Book Haul | 2017

I haven’t bought many books this year. So it has been awhile since I have shared a haul. I have really been trying to focus on reading the books I own on top of being in a bit of a slump all year. It is getting all better and I have been needing to get my book fix. Have you read any of these books?

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

♠ The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Did you get any good books in June?

First Half of 2016 Book Haul

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I do not know how this always happens to me. When I have little to no money and definitely no time or room for books. I have received books in the mail and from friends. I have also gone to some small bookstores and hit an awesome deal at Half Price Books!

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Giveaway & Publisher 

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

Walk on Earth a Stranger Rae Carson

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld 

The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken 

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Gifts

Paper Towns by John Green

Hope is a Ferris Wheel by Robin Herrera 

Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes 

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Bookstores

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon 

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

The Way of the Knife by Mark Mazzetti

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Half Price Books

Middlesex by Jefferey Eugenides

Overthrow by Stephen Kinzer

The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R Carey

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 

Rise To Globalism by Stephen E. Ambrose 

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut 

Have you read any of these? Which ones should I try to get to first?

 

 

January 2016 Book Haul

 

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I think I did a little better this month. All these books only cost by $17 because I sold some books to a used bookstore, received them from friends, publishers and authors and got some great kindle deals!

Local Independent Bookstore

Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward

Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Friends 

The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough

Publishers & Authors

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

The Duke’s Wrath by Annette Oppenlander

Blogging For Books Review Copies 

City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

Kindle Books 

Leveled by Jay Crownover

Built by Jay Crownover

Forever With You by J. Lynn

Better When He’s Bad by Jay Crownover

Netgalley ARCs

Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

December 2015 Book Haul

 

Going a year without buying books has put me in a crazy book buying frenzy. Not to mention the fact that there have been so many sales for the holiday season and new books that came out in 2015! I got books from a couple different places this month, Barnes & Noble, Bookoutlet, Blogging For Books, Amazon and  Netgalley!

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Barnes & Noble 

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

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Amazon

Half The World by Joe Abercrombie

The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

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Authors

Sands of Time by Christine Church

Hello? by Liza M. Wiemer

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BookOutlet 

Lock In by John Scalzi

Tower Lord by Anthony Ryan

Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

Polaris by Mindee Arnett

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Lani Taylor

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan

The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan

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Blogging For Books Review Copies 

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Lights Out by Ted Koppel

Kindle Books 

Jet by Jay Crownover

Asa by Jay Crownover

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headly

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen

Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang

Kissing in America by Margo Rabb

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (Twitter giveaway by Sarah @whatsarahread)

Make It Count by Megan Erickson

Dirty Thoughts by Megan Erickson

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Netgalley ARCs

South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf

Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

Scardust by Suzanne von Rooyen

How Many Letters Are In Goodbye? by Yvonne Cassidy