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