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!
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!
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:
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:
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 :)