January Book Haul

I started off my reading journey with a bang. I didn’t know that I would love the Half Bad trilogy by Sally Green so much. I’m glad I decided to pick it up after all these years. (A bit exaggerated but fits my needs.)

So my day starts off the same most of the time. Wake up and check the “Daily Find” on Barnes & Noble for any good e-book deals. Here were the fruits of my labor.

1a

I got The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs and Geek Wisdom by N.K. Jemisin, Eric San Juan, Genevieve Valentine, Zaki Hasan, and edited by Stephen H. Segal. I’m always interested in nonfiction that tries to explain my interests. I feel as if I’d be able to maybe get another perspective or just learn something new.

After marathoning the Half Bad trilogy by Sally Green I picked up the two novellas, Half Lies and Half Truths. Reading them right after the trilogy just renewed my tear ducts. The memories are so bittersweet.

1b

During my daily quest, I found The Diviners by Libba Bray on sale. Yay! I’ve been meaning to check this book from the library, but I never got around to me. I have a list of books that I want to rent from the library. I’m too lazy to drive there though. I mean I should really read my physical books first, right?

I decided to look on Amazon just see what kind of deals they had. That’s when I found Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind on sale. I only heard of this book series after I watched the TV series (Legend of the Seeker) first. While the show did conclude everything nicely I just wonder if it’s the same as the book.

While I was surfing the net I saw that the price for some Kodansha manga were on sale so I hurried over to Barnes & Noble and got volumes five and six in the Ace of the Diamond manga series by Terajima, Yuji. The prices are usually $9.99 and I got each volume for $5.99. I love the anime and wanted to support the English release of the manga. Which reminds me. I should also get the volumes I don’t have of DAYS by Yasuda, Tsuyoshi.

On the 19th, one of my local libraries was having a library sale. I typically do not find lots of titles at this sale but I wanted to go anyway. That’s when I picked up The Last Page by Anthony Huso. Reading the flap to the dust jacket I figured a fantasy book would be fine.

1c

Then I got Written in Red by Anne Bishop and Covet by J.R. Ward. I really want to give these authors a try so when I found some of their books on sale I just got them.

I know I haven’t read the series yet seeing that I just bought the first book in the series two days prior, but I bought Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop just in case I wanted to continue the series. I know it’s not the next book in the series, but I want to hopefully slowly accumulate the series. I also got The Paleo Cure by Chris Kresser because I really need to keep a track on my meals. I thought this would be a nice introduction to me learning about healthier options. Soon I also found Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward. I know I’m not going to read this series yet because I would rather read things chronologically. Looooong way to go until I pick this up. Oh well.

1d

On a lucky day Barnes & Noble was having a sale on a collection of books and these were the books that I found: The Devil You Know by K.J. Parker, Eat Drink Paleo Cookbook by Irena Macri, Every Heart a Doorway, and Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire.

The two books by Seanan McGuire were author buys. I have seen them around BookTube and really wanted to read them. Again, going to the library was too hard of a task to go to (I say this sarcastically). The Paleo cookbook was just an add-on just so I could get an idea of recipes I wouldn’t mind making to eat. Reading about it is one thing but I usually have difficulty trying to apply what I read. To be honest, I sort of forgot I purchased The Devil You Know but I am looking forward to reading this short story.


Overall, I hauled 1 physical book and 16 e-books.

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