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Building with Books: Building my dream house of books one book (or more) at a time~

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I’m not rich at all, and books are really expensive. But there are times I allow myself to splurge on books. And it just so happens that I got paid, which is or isn’t good – good for my bookshelf but not for my wallet. Anyway, I was just itching to go the bookstore so there I went. And it just so happens that the second time I went, everything was 20% off. Who can resist that? I also visited a secondhand bookstore~ I got a couple of ARCs and won a couple of stuff too. I  got 41 books (14 bought) in total. I wanted to make a video, but I think I’ll suck at it so I’ll just go with this really long post~ Book titles link to Goodreads~

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  1. If I stay by Gayle Forman  – I have never read a Gayle Forman book and finding a cheap copy is a good way to check her out, I think. And the copy looks almost brand new so it was a definite steal~ I got this from someone who goes to my university.
  2. White Cat by Holly Black – (For only $3.25 from $8.99!) This one I found at this local secondhand store near the office. I don’t know if anyone remembers my post before, but I finally visited. I’m always reluctant to visit those secondhand stores because everything is so unorganized and I mostly only find really old books that don’t interest me – adult romance, religion, business, etc. So imagine my internal squealing when I found this there. I’ve been eyeing this book for a long time. I love Holly Black because of The Spiderwick Chronicles. I finally got the first book of the series so yay~ I’m definitely going back there! I wish I had more money on me.
  3. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr – (For only $2.5 from $8.99!) I got this one from the same local bookstore as White Cat. This copy isn’t as nice. The pages have started to turn a darker shade and there are creases all over the place, but it was cheap so I bought it. I’m excited about this one because I happen to like fairies. Although I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. I think there are 5 books in the series.

All bought brand new from Fully Booked, our local bookstore, with a 10% discount because I own a discount card:

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  1. Golden by Jessi Kirby  – I’ve been seeing a lot of this on the blogosphere and the hardcover wasn’t so expensive so I just had to buy it.
  2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – The cover is gorgeous, and I’ve been seeing so much love for this.
  3. Insignia by S.J. Kincaid – I found out about this book through Michelle from In Libris Veritas. She did a wonderful review, and she just really made me want it!
  4. Crash by Lisa McMann – This one drew me in because of the pretty cover. I love the fire in her eyes~

All bought brand new, also from Fully Booked, but with a 20% discount because they were having a branch sale: 08212013414

  1. The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell – This was another cheap book. I know it’s supposed to be connected to Sex and the City or something. I never saw Sex and the City because my parents were very strict and conservative when it came out so I don’t really know what it’s about. I never really bothered. I picked up this book because Carrie is a fashion intern, and I’m very much interested in reading about that.
  2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer – Here’s another famous book in the book blogosphere. I’m very much interested to read this because it’s a fairy tale retelling and those are always fun. And I think Cinder is an android or something so it makes it even cooler.
  3. A Tale of Two Centuries by Rachel Harris – I am so excited for this book! I LOVED My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, and I definitely want more. When I first found out it was about Alessandra, I kind of shied away from it, but Rachel Harris herself told me that Cat will also be a main character so I was pretty much sold~
  4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – This one I’m really scared for because there’s some kind of murder or something, but people say it’s really good so I tried it out. It was cheap anyway.
  5. Firelight by Sophie Jordan – I’ve been wanting to start this series for a LONG time, I just never got to it. And now I finally have the first book so I can start it already. It’s about dragons, and I think that’s pretty cool.
  6. Legend by Marie Lu – I’m not really sure what this is about, but I’ve been seeing a lot of praise for it so I’m trying it out~
  7. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund – I love the cover for this book, and I’ve been meaning to read a Diana Peterfreund book. I don’t know if this is a good place to start, but it just looks so wonderful. And I heard that it’s based on a Jane Austen novel so that should be interesting.

For Ebooks: *For a couple of these, I received them days ago, but I was only able to load them up into my Kindle App recently. From the author for review:

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  1. Two Roads by L.M. Augustine – I already finished reading this and LOVED it. It will be released on August 26, which is when my review will be posted. I recommend that people try it!
  2. Lightpoints by Peter Kassan – I was contacted by the author to read and review this book. I’ve never heard of it before that, and I think it’s a paranormal book so it should be interesting. I’ll have a review up once I read it.

Won from the Free eReadathon (I won a lot~):

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  1. Blood Skies Omnibus: Blood Skies [#1], Black Scars [#2], Crucifix Point [#2.5?], Soulrazor [#3] by Steven Montano – I was supposed to receive books 2-5 only, but Steven Montano was so wonderful that he included book one and the extra short story! I don’t really know what it’s about, but I’ll try to read them in September or October.
  2. Crown of Ash [Blood Skies #4] by Steven Montano
  3. The Witch’s Eye [Blood Skies #5] by Steven Montano
  4. Legacy by Melissa R. Smith [Sanguine Series #2] – I don’t own the first book yet so I’m not sure when I will be able to read this. I hope sometime this year~
  5. Touch of Silver by Melissa R. Smith [Sanguine Series #3] – The guy on the cover for this book looks so creepy~
  6. 158299172 swagpacks and 1 book which I suppose I will receive next month because I live all the way across the world. I’ll post about those once I receive them~ But I chose to get Winter Queen by Amber Argyle from TBD.
  7. I’m supposed to get 2 more ebooks, but I haven’t received them yet so I’m not sure about them.

17258025Won from Jess @ Such a Novel Idea:

  1. Waiting for the Storm By Marie Landry – I’m not really sure what this is about, but I think it’s New Adult so I’ll get to this sometime in November probably.

For Blog Tours:

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  1. Illuminati: The Book of Life by Elizabeth Alsobrooks – I’m not really sure what this is about. I think it’s some fantasy action-packed book. My review will be up by September 19 for the tour with Tasty Book Tours.
  2. Sisters in Love by Melissa Foster – So I signed up for Tasty Book Tours, and I wanted to start helping out and this was my first pick. I think it’s a contemporary romance book so I should be able to enjoy it. My review will be up by September 30 for the tour.
  3. American Girl on Saturn by Nikki Godwin  – This one looks really really good and I’m pretty excited about it. My review will be up by October 4 for a tour hosted by Oops I Read A Book Again.
  4. Not Pretty Enough by Jaimie Admans  – I heard this was funny, but I’m not sure. It’s a contemporary romance though so I think I will enjoy it. My review will be up by September 23 for a tour hosted by Oops I Read A Book Again.
  5. Wavecrossed by Andrea Colt – I already read this, and it was pretty great. My review will be up by September 6 for a tour hosted by Oops I Read A Book Again.

From Netgalley (they’re all so dark~):

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  1. Backward Glass by David Lomax – I already read this and LOVED it. Check out my review to learn more about it~
  2. Hero Worship by Christopher E. Long – I don’t remember what this is about, but it looked cool so I requested it~
  3. Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan – This one had such a pretty cover, and I just read about Elysium in one of the books I read recently so I wanted to know what this one would be like. 

Free Downloads for Kindle: *Just because they’re pretty and free~ (images link to Amazon)

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  1. Broken Symmetry by Dan Rix
  2. Madly by M. Leighton
  3. Fledgling by Natasha Brown
  4. Trebor’s Time Machine by Robert Clack
  5. Illicit Magic by Camilla Chafer
  6. Where Bluebirds Fly by Brynn Chapman
  7. Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina
  8. Saving Wishes by G.J. Walker-Smith – I already have an ARC of this book and I loved reading it. I saw that the Kindle edition was free so I grabbed it.

So there~ 41 books in just one week. Is that healthy? I’ve got a LOT to read~ I won’t touch the physical books until September though because I really want to finish up all my ARCs for ARC August~ I am an insatiable book hoarder. P.S. Sorry I didn’t link up. There are so many of them!

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8 thoughts on “Biggest Book Bundle

  1. You got ARCs? Do publishers send you ARCs? *sigh* I want ARCs too, and I mean the physical book, not the electronic ones. But publishers don’t usually ship outside the US, especially not to our countrry T_T
    Glad you finally visited Booksale. The bookstore may seem unorganized but I love it! Most of my greatest finds are on Booksale, including a hardbound copy of A Thousand Splendid Suns for only 130 pesos :)) When you’re not looking for any book in particular, it’s good to visit Booksale and who knows, you might find a rare book for only a few bucks 😉
    Also, I’ve read Spacesihp Around Saturn (also for a blog tour) and I love it so much. 🙂 Hope you’ll love it too!

    • No no. Those are ebooks. XD an author sent me a book though, but i haven’t received it yet. And another offered but backed out due to shipping costs and sent me the ebook instead. It’s not so great living so far away~
      Ooo. That’s awesome! I never really had time to check, and I’m glad I did. There were some good ones. I just didn’t have enough money because of the books I got from Fully Booked. Haha!
      I just finish it and I LOVE IT! It totally made me a fangirl!

  2. Oh man you made out like a bandit. I actually bought copies of Cinder and If I Stay yesterday, so I’m excited about those. And I love love love Wicked Lovely, Golden and Daughter of Smoke and Bone! SO MANY GOOD BOOKS.

    • I know. I think I should be feeling guilty, but I’m so elated seeing them around! I’m excited to read them too! And I’ve heard so many good things about these books. I cannot wait to get to them! Thanks for stopping by. 😀

    • No problemo. I wouldn’t have found out about the book if it weren’t for you. I plan to read it next week and I’m quite excited! 😀
      Yes! Definitely! Whenever I feel down or stressed or whatever, I stop by the bookstore. Haha! I go overboard sometimes though.

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