Saturday, February 14, 2015

Book Haul Round-up!

Helloooo everyone!

It's been a few days since I last posted, so I have some reviews and such to post, but I thought I'd touch on the books that I've picked up over the last few days!

I... have been to the bookstore more often than I probably should have been. It wasn't entirely my fault... Chapters was having a 'buy a gift card, get a percentage off' with these coupons' deal, which I'd been studiously avoiding. But then one of the employees gave me a coupon and said that he thought that the percentage would be higher than normal, and, well.. I couldn't resist!

This is one of the books that I picked up - Splintered, by A. G. Howard! I've wanted to read these for awhile, to be honest - the covers are gorgeous, and the story sounds interesting. I'm partway through this one at the moment and I'm liking it so far. Very dreamy, 'out there' sort of writing that really suits the idea of a sort of creepy, everything's gone wrong Alice in Wonderland. I also picked up Unhinged today on a whim (shouldn't have done that, prolly) and will obviously buy the third one assuming that I like the first two.

This was one of the others, another buy partly because of the cover and also because it has pretty good reviews on Goodreads.

I also picked up 'Written In Red' by Anne Bishop (I love love love her Black Jewels series) and Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano. $5.99, how could I resist!

Then last night my Book Depository order came... With this!

My pretty LoTR + The Hobbit box set!!

I'll be honest, I'm kind of annoyed because the printing on the set is off-kilter :/ Luckily it only matters if you're looking at the case for the books, and the books themselves are perfectly fine. They're gorgeous - small and easy to hold, but the printing isn't too small. They also have some gorgeous maps:

Gorgeous, right? :D

I bought these for two reasons. First of all, I realised that at some point or another, I had misplaced the set that I had! I had a one-volume version of LoTR and the movie version of the Hobbit, but neither of those was particularly satisfactory anyway, to be honest, so I'm not too upset.

Second of all - and I have a confession to make, here - I've never actually finished LoTR. I always get stuck partway through The Two Towers, right around where they run into the Ents. So a goal for 2015 for me is to get through the whole series! I've seen the movies and I love the story in general, plus these are such classics, it feels wrong to not have read them.

Ohhh and I almost forgot, I picked up this:

My local bookstore finally had them in stock, so I had to go in to pick up a copy. I was lucky enough to get an ARC from Netgalley and I've already posted my review here, but this is one of the books this year that I feel strongly about and I want to support it!

In the coming weeks I think I'll be picking up 'Red Queen' by Victoria Aveyard and also A Darker Shade Of Magic by Victoria Schwab, but I think I'm going to try and limit my purchases other than that! I need to go through my bookshelves and get rid of some of the books that I don't necessarily want - or at least my DVDs, so that I'm not just accumulating more stuff that I will eventually have to move.

Anyway, so that's what I've been up to! I will be posting at least one review later tonight or maybe tomorrow :)

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