Thursday, February 27, 2014

Book Haul (16)

A Book Haul post is long overdue, seeing as my last one was Christmas-themed and I've had a birthday since then.  And it was an absolutely glorious birthday!  We had my favorite meal at my parents' house with my siblings and sibling-in-law and then watched Sherlock.  Sugar Bear and Buddy both surprised me with book-themed gifts, although I forgot to take a picture of the Les Miserables necklace Buddy got for me.  

Sugar Bear got me this amazing library-themed tote that I've been carrying my library books around in.

AND, she got me three signed books by Lurlene McDaniel, who she knows through a work acquaintance.  That's right, my sister has connections to amazing places and she used them to get me three books about dead and dying teenagers.  


And then, as the icing on the cake of signed books, I won a signed copy of Tenth of December from Terra Elan McVoy.

Also, my friend Jennie at We Still Read sent me two books for my birthday from my wishlist: The Flight of Gemma Hardy and Bring Up The Bodies.  My friends are the best.

And of course, no month (or two in this case) would be complete without a trip to McKays, where I picked up Wolf Hall and Boundaries in Marriage.

I've tried really hard to cut back on review copies, so I only have five so far this year, and this is all I have scheduled through May.

The Deepest Secret by Carla Buckley (TLC Tour)
Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke (Unsolicited)

Vintage by Susan Gloss (TLC Tour)
The Lobster Kings (Unsolicited)

This Is Not An Accident by April Wilder (Viking)

And of course, I have some library books on the shelf, too.

Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog
History Decoded: The Ten Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

What's new on your shelf this month?


  1. The cover of "Don't Die My Love" is the same cover as "Finding Cinderella" by Colleen Hoover. That is the first time I have ever seen 2 different books with the same cover.

    I once read that publishers will vamp up a book cover to sell books. I can't remember the book, but there was 2 books, they were the same book but with different covers. One book would sit on the shelf & the other would always sell. I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but I am not going to lie, I always pick up a book (or not) based on the cover. It's crazy to think how many amazing stories I have probably missed out on because of covers alone.

  2. I got a ton of books last week at my library's used book sale. I haven't gotten into them yet because I'm slowly getting through a review copy and I tried working out more this week which turned into no blog reading/posting and not a lot of reading. Whoops.