Another week gone by already… After last week’s shopping trip, I said I would hold off on the crazy book shopping for a bit to save up for Paris.. and that didn’t QUITE work out as well as I had hoped.
Granted, a lot of what I got this week wasn’t necessarily purchased…. just that I didn’t completely refrain from buying ANY books. Okay, I wrote that part before I actually went book shopping with Wendy, Nicole and Evie on Friday. BUT Chapters/Indigo was having their Buy 3, Get 4th Free deal, and the “Spend $50, get $10 off” receipt coupon, AND there’s a BMV used book store near by that I got some great goodies. So in all honesty, really didn’t spend that much at all!
Also, if you’ve missed it from this past week, I’ve got a fun Top 10 Tuesday where I picked out theme songs for a bunch of books, and I’ve got TWO giveaways going on right now on the blog so be sure to check ’em out!
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) by Leigh Bardugo <– eARC from Macmillan for read and review. Really looking forward to this one! Heard it’s really good!
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne <– eARC from Macmillan for read and review. Featured on my WoW a few weeks back.. looks good!
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama <– eARC from Macmillan for read and review.
The Raft by S.A. Bodeen <– eARC from Macmillan for read and review. Can’t wait to read this one!
Awake: A Fairytale (Fairytale Trilogy) by Jessica Grey <– free eBook from Kindle. (Thank goodness for Evie’s eagle eyes finding these and letting me/us know!)
Wool by Hugh Howey <– free eBook from Kindle (<3 you Evie)
Blue Hole Back Home by Joy Jordan Lake <– free eBook from Kindle
Grace Mercy by Robin LaFevers <– free eARC from Netgalley (from Feb 27-29 only)
The Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson <– Another ARC from Giselle for book swap
The Forever Girl: Sophia’s Journey (Forever Girl, #1) by Rebecca Hamilton <– eBook won from the author on Twitter!
Anathema (Causal Enchantment, #1) by K.A. Tucker <– free eBook from Kindle. I remember seeing the cover but hadn’t known what it was about. Looks really interesting!
AND for being a part of the Sophie Kinsella I’ve Got Your Number blog tour, an amazing surprise came in the mail for me this week! A signed bookplate!
Back in January, when Apocalypsies was having the YAmazing Race, I won The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight from page of the author Lauren Morrill, and that arrived on Friday! I love that she signed the envelope!
And the infamous, aforementioned book shopping trip.
Okay, you guys are all my witness: I NEED to refrain from buying books. Seriously. my “to-read” pile, I probably OWN a lot of the books and haven’t gotten to yet. I NEED to get through these!! LOL! So no more buying. .. I’ll try. Really hard. That being said…. here was my shopping haul….. 😳
Dead to You by Lisa McMann <– ARC gifted from Wendy
The Alchemy of Murder by Carol McCleary <– Bought at BMV for $1.99.. had Eiffel Tower on it. Only $2. Sounds interesting. lol
The Liar by Stephen Fry <– Bought at BMV for $2.99. LOVE Stephen Fry (British comedian who used to have a comedy show with Hugh Laurie)
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez <– Bought at BMV. Heard it’s a good book
The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich <– a SIGNED copy bought at BMV (that Evie spotted & didn’t end up wanting) and I had been wanting to check this book out.
Sapphique (Incarceron, #2) by Catherine Fisher <– Like NEW condition, bought at BMV for $3.99! I actually bought Incarceron over at WBB first and then went back to get this one since I now had #1.. lol
Incarceron (Incarceron, #1) by Catherine Fisher <– Bought at World’s Biggest Bookstore.
Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers <– Bought at WBB. Heard it’s good, and it COULD work with my Paris month, though I think I have way more than enough to read for that now!
40 Things I Want to Tell You by Alice Kuipers <– Bought at WBB. SO many people raving about this book, I had to get it as part of the Buy 3, Get 4th Free deal
Above by Leah Bobet <– Bought at WBB. The one book I actually intentionally knew I wanted to get on Friday. Can’t wait to dig in!
Not book-related, but I’m also part of a program called BzzAgent, where the more you participate, you can earn higher rankings to get access to be part of better & better sponsored campaigns. My first campaign years ago was for Fruits & Passion, and got to try out some of their product! This week, my “Bzz Kit” arrived and it’s for Burt’s Bees and their new “Natural Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin” (which I have!) Really excited to test it out. Got a full size facial cleanser w/cotton extract, a daily moisturizing cream + 10 samples to share with friends and other people I bzz about it to!
What did you guys get this week? Leave your link and I’ll be sure to check it out!