Saturday, January 26, 2013

(e)Book Haul!

It's January 26th and I have purchased/gotten 13 books this month already. O_O Whoa. I blame this on my shiny new Kindle though, because 10 of those are eBooks and I got 6 of those free. Do other Kindle/eReader users have this problem? I'm not the only one, right? (I'm guessing not.) So I decided to do a quick (not quick at all, my bad) haul post of what I've gotten this month. (Full reviews of the read books will be coming soon, hopefully.) Let's start with a mosaic of all the pretties and then get into the physical books and then the eBooks.

First up is one that my sister "forced" me to buy at HPB one day (we were there looking for gift books), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & the Undead by Don Borchert. She's always fascinated with the horror remakes, even though she never reads them (or the originals), and is constantly trying to get me to buy them. Well, she saw this one on two different trips and insisted I get it. So I did. :)

Next are two that I bought new last weekend: Just One Day by Gayle Forman (duh, like you haven't already heard of it) and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (longest title ever). I finished Just One Day last night and loved it, but am super mad at Forman for making us wait so long for the second one lol. (Not that long, I just want it now!!)

And now into the eBooks, the first 4 of which I've already read. :) Also, the first 3 are the ones that I paid for, the rest were free and found either just browsing on Amazon or on their Free Kindle Books & Tips app. Sophomore Switch was one that I had started reading at B&N several months ago and it was cheap, so I picked it up. The Son of Neptune is the 2nd Heroes of Olympus book and I loved it and can't wait to get #3. I'll probably get it after I get my (massive) to-read shelf down some again. Going Too Far is a Jennifer Echols contemporary romance that seemed pretty popular, so I got it. I liked it, but didn't love it. And then there's Troll or Derby by Tash Red...this was...interesting. I'm not sure what else to say about it right now lol, so I'll wait for the full review.

I also picked up several classics, for my monthly challenge. I'm currently in the middle of Wuthering Heights and this may get me severely flogged (do people flog anymore?) but I'm not seeing the huge deal with it yet. :/ I like it, but it's not like "OMG this is my favorite classic ever, I've read it 23 times" like Lennie in The Sky is Everywhere, which is why I decided to read it in the first place. And I got Little Women because it was one of the first books I found lol and Twelfth Night because of Just One Day and She's the Man (which has become my late-night movie that plays over and over on the weekend).

And finally, a few randoms: The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher, recommended to me by my favorite aunt-who-isn't-related-to-me. :) I think I paid for this one too. The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back and The Secret of the Missing Locket, both I just got today and free on that Kindle app thru tomorrow I think.

So, to summarize this extra long haul post:

13 books
3 physical books
10 ebooks
5 bought ebooks
5 free ebooks
5 1/2 books read
5 1/2 books unread


  1. I really liked The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and am excited to see your review of Just One Day! :) Happy reading!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

    1. Oh good, I've heard lots of good things about it! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  2. You'll have to let me know what you think about my book, "The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back." Thanks for listing it on your site today! :)

    1. Aw...that's so cool! :) Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to reading it!

  3. Thanks for the tips, i downloaded them too :)
    I think everybody with a new Kindle goes a little overboard. When i got mine, i downloaded a lot the first day *cough*97*cough*
    I still prefer actual books though, especially when the ebook is the same price as the paper book. I should make a selection though, as i dont read early as fast as you do. A book takes me weeks, or even months when i dont get sucked completely in.
    I'll be waiting for your reviews of these books :-)

    1. Hah! I love that you told me how many you downloaded! :) I'm liking the Kindle for the classics, because it's easy to highlight and stuff. And also for books I'm not too sure about, but I definitely still prefer physical books.

    2. I forgot to say that i like that you chose the Kindle, i love my Kindle! I dont know if you knew, but you can convert files to Kindle format by sending an email to your free Kindle email adress that you can activate, add the file as attachment and only write Convert in the title. That way the file gets emailed to you Kindle mail and it will be in the right format. I did that with a Lord of the Rings ebook that i found online and after that with a few game walkthroughs, so i didnt need to switch the tv between my pc and game. I actually own 2 different copies of actual Lord of the Rings books, but the red book, with all 2 books, is so heavy, it ripped the strap of one of my handbags, so i decided to download an eboo version for the road (but at night i continued reading in my actual book :)

    3. Typo: The red book with all 3 books of course ;-)

    4. Awesome, thanks for the tip! :) I'm really liking it too. My sis did a good job lol.

  4. We're not related? Took the wind right out of my sails. Hope you like this one better than my last recommendation. Hugs.