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Buried in Books/STS #22

Buried in Books

Buried in Books is my own spin on the weekly haul and Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga. It was my birthday last week and I got books and giftcards to bookstores, what more can a girl ask for??? In addition to completely plowing through the giftcard, I went a bit past it as well, oops >.> and could not resist all the pretty library books! A few more holds came available this week than I expected, so I might not be able to get to everything before it needs to go back, but that’s all right. I can always borrow them again :D.

Review

Geography Club The Elephant of Surprise

Before I closed my review requests, Brent Hartinger asked if I wanted to review his new stand alone The Elephant of Surprise as well as Geography Club to promote Geography Club being turned into a movie. While LGBT YA contemporary is not my usual genre, I’ve been meaning to read more contemporary so it sounded like a great opportunity :D. Watch for my review of Geography Club at the end of the month just in time for the movie release!

Borrowed

Scarlet The Iron King Grave Mercy Above World Pushing the Limits Mockingjay Searching for Dragons

Yeah…. In my defense, several of these books had multiple people on the hold list before me, and apparently they just decided they didn’t want the book. I was expecting to get Scarlet for another month, same with Above World and Pushing the Limits…. On the plus side, I’ve already finished Grave Mercy :D. But it is still unlikely I will make it through them all before they need to go back, and I’m all right with that. Searching for Dragons I borrowed from my bookish friend since I enjoyed the first one (Dealing with Dragons) so much :D.

Bought

Dragonlogy The Dragonology Handbook Dragon Slippers Vessel To Sail Beyond the Sunset Ever After

All right, you can see how I easily surpassed my giftcard :D. Let’s start with the awesome dragon books! If you like dragons, you need to check out the Dragonology books. They have gorgeous art and are those really fun fictional non-fiction since they are “written” by a dragonologist trying to record information and SAMPLES of dragons for aspiring dragonologists. The Dragonology Handbook has lessons for beginning, intermediate and advanced dragonologists, which include dragon biology, dragon script, magic and riddle lessons with homework! So much fun :D. I also was very excited to find a copy of Dragon Slippers in good condition at the used bookstore when I went adventuring! Then Vessel has been on the TBR wishlist for a few months, so it was time to get it :D. I also found a hardcover copy of To Sail Beyond the Sunset (one of my favorite books) for $1 at the library sale section!!! Obviously had to buy it! Finally, Ever After is actually a SIGNED COPY which I will be giving away sometime soon ;-).

Birthday Gifts

A Natural History of Dragons Eon Tiger Lily

And of course we are continuing the dragon obsession a bit here… oh well :D. My friend read A Natural History of Dragons before giving it to me and assures me that it is as excellent as one could hope, so I’m excited to sink my teeth (not literally, so pretty!) into that one! Also I keep seeing amazing reviews for Eon and am more and more pumped that I own a copy now. Finally, yey Tiger Lily, I’ve been meaning to read that one forever and such a pretty cover (orange is so under appreciated, hehe).

I believe in book therapy >.> Life has been stressful and making a little pile of books to surround myself makes me feel better, haha. And they are all so pretty! My problem though has been deciding which to read, gah! Suggestions??

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-AAnya from About The Story

 

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Comments

  1. I just bought Grave Mercy and Scarlet was awesome!

  2. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    OOoh very nice!! I adored Tiger Lily! Love anything Kim Harrison! And absolutely LOVED The Iron Fey Chronicles! Hope you enjoy all your fab new reads!

    Hope your Birthday was awesome!

    My STS will be up on Sunday, so be sure to stop by!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  3. You don’t mind if I drool over your Natural History of Dragons, do you?

    I look forward to seeing what you think of the Heinlein. I have been exploring his works and am a little conflicted myself. Loved The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress; not so much with his short stories.

    Hooray! You’ll be finishing the Hunger Games trilogy. Hmm… I am really curious to see what you make of it.

    • Hehe, just don’t get the cover wet! So I’ve actually already read To Sail Beyond the Sunset and it is my favorite Heinlein, highly recommended!

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