Monday, November 19, 2012

Book Haul (8)

It's been quite some time since I've done this - long enough that I can't remember what exactly I've shown and what I haven't.  So instead of being a diligent blogger and going back through my old posts and figuring it out, I'm just going to post the books I could easily find last night when I decided to take pictures and call it even.  Cause that's the kind of blog this is, Reader Friends.

These two I bought for...are you sitting down?  FULL PRICE from Barnes and Noble.  That's how dedicated I am to A) Downton Abbey and B) my therapist.

The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes: $16.90.  I kid you not - I really paid that much for a book!  Aside: My mom told me this weekend that my Mema is a DA fanatic, which just solidifies my secret (or not so secret) dream of faking old age and moving into Mema's retirement village to live with her and my Aunt Barbara.  I think we all know what Mema will be getting for Christmas this year.

The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer: $10.10.  This is one that my therapist asked me to read - she said she knows I'll be put off by the new agey-ness (blurb by Deepak Chopra?  ugh) but that if I can get past it I will appreciate some of what it has to say.  I'm trying.

Judging A Book By Its Lover by Lauren Leto
This one came for review from Harper Perennail.  Obviously, I'm in the middle of it right now and definitely enjoying it.  Review to come this week.

The Thieves of Legend by Richard Doetsch - this one came unsolicited from Atria.  It's the fourth book in a series and I love the cover, but I'm not sure about whether or not I'll read the book.  Anyone else read it?

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
This one came from Atria ages ago and I am feeling terribly guilty for not having read it yet.  I know I'll love it, and it's next on my list, I swear!

The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima.  My amazing friend Joyce sent me this as an early Christmas gift and...

It's signed!!!!!  It's proudly displayed on our bookcases next to Patrick Rothfuss.  Thank you, Joyce!

At this point, Sly realized he was being left out of a potential photo op and decided it was time to get himself involved.  I went to the used bookstore over the weekend and picked these up with exchange credit.

Freedom by Garrison Keillor: $0.50
Made In The USA by Billie Letts: $1.00

The Household Tips of the Great Writers by Mark Crick: $1.50

And finally (stop judging me!) the last two books I needed to complete my Shopaholic series,
Shopaholic and Sister: $1.00
Shopaholid and Baby: $1.00
both by Sophie Kinsella


  1. I love the cover of The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima

  2. I actually bought The Untethered Soul for myself but because I also thought it would help me help my clients.. I've taken a break from it because the new agey-ness has put me off a little but I'm still looking forward to the rest... just taking my time with it! And if it comes recommended by your therapist I will push through!

  3. I may ask (AKA demand) that I borrow that Kate Morton book from you if I don't get it for Christmas! :)