Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tiny book haul!

So I was very proud of myself the other day - I went into Chapters looking for A Darker Shade Of Magic, which was out of stock - and I actually did not buy anything else!

However I cracked today when I was in Shoppers Drugmart, of all places... They had some books on for 25% off! And I couldn't resist.

As a sidenote, do you know what's dumb? Well, first of all, buying books when you have over 1k on your TBR list on Goodreads (hey, that's every book that I've ever encountered on there that I might be interested in reading) and at least fourteen physical books waiting for your attention.

So there's that.

Then there's buying a book that is actually the second in a series when you haven't read the first... But we'll get to that in a minute.

So here we have Hollow City - The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs and The Book Of Negroes by Lawrence Hill.

I'll be honest, I wasn't intending on buying The Book Of Negroes. It was a book that I intended on reading, of course! But it wasn't high up there. Still, something about it appealed to me in the store, and it has good reviews from people I trust on GR, so I picked it up. How could I resist $12.99? :)

Now, let's talk about this second book... I'll be honest, I bought this book because it's beautiful.

I mean, look at this image. That dark background, the white, jagged writing, the tunnel in the background... Ugh, it's so gothic and awesome.

And look at these illustrations! I love books that have this sort of stuff in them. I somehow missed the fact that they are also present in the first book, otherwise I wouldn't have put off reading it for so long.

So, as you may be able to guess, I just couldn't resist how utterly gorgeous this second book is. I've been meaning to read Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children for quite awhile, but somehow never got around to it - that's about to change :) And then I'll be able to move on to this gorgeous copy of the second one!

So those are my two purchases for today, so hopefully this will break the slump that I've been in :) I have quite a pile of ARCs that I need to get to so they are next on my list.

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