Just take my money please….The February Haul Edition

I realized when I walked into my local bookstore the other day that I might have a bit of a problem. They knew me. I wasn’t just a face in a crowded sea of people purchasing the latest John Grisham..(No Offense John I’ve read some of your books and truly enjoyed them). So does that mean I have a problem or I like making my purchases at a local store who normally has what I want. I think I am going to go with the latter. This month I purchased some books I really wanted and here they are. As always I don’t list my ARCS as part of my haul as I feel it is a privilege to receive them. (Yeah I know I am a suck up) lol….

– Beneath by The very sweet Kristi, someone please sign this woman soon, DeMeester

– The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

– The Unsuitable Princess by The incomparable Jane Rosenberg LaForge

– Heroes and Villians by Angela Carter

– Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Other Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault by Angela Carter

– The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

– The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

– The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

– Poor Things by Alasdair Grey

– Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente

In my amazing Nocturnal Reader’s box (which I pay for):

– Cast a Cold Eye by Alan Ryan

– S//ES// A Novel by Koji Suzuki

Some of these writers I have read stuff by them and love their stories. Some are new to me like Bardugo, Albert, Gray and Black. I love what I am doing and that is really all that matters.

Ohhhh and Please for the Love of all the is unholy and creepy will someone sign Kristi DeMeester….I need more of her books in my life.

January Haul

I am not a big purveyor of shoes, bags or clothes even. I prefer to get a few things that I truly like and wear a lot and spend the extra money on other things. Like Books!!! I never understood how people don’t own any books or even frequent the library. Blows my mind there are people walking around don’t have anything to do with books. I don’t remember a time where I didn’t own books. My own collection has grown and shrunk as I have moved or gotten rid of books that I will not read again. I own a few different editions of books I truly love like We Have always Lived at the Castle or The Wildwood Trilogy which I own digitally. I wave my book nerd/geek flag high.

Books that I purchased in January:

-Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen V Campbell

– Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter

– Hero’s and Villains by Angela Carter

– The Book Collector by Alice Thompson

– Caraval by Stephen Garber

– Grimms Tales by Philip Pullman

– Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

– We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (Penguin Orange Collection)

– The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm translated and edited by Jack Zipes

– The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (UK edition)

– The Wildwood Trilogy by Colin Meloy

– The Whiz Mob and the Gernadine Kid has By Colin Meloy

This may seem like a lot but I had some Christmas and Birthday money which I choose as always to spend on books.

Books that I got from the Library in January: (sorry I know I owe you money for the late fine)

– Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King

Concord Free Press which I am planning on giving to a friend when I have finished the book:

– Another Way to Fall by Brian Evenson and Paul Tremblay

I am not going to list my ARCs in my hauls as I feel that it is a privilege to read an ARC. I write up a review for them and will be including them in my monthly wrap up.

Any questions about any of the books in my haul contact me I am always happy to talk about books.