Spoils and Tribute is a feature of On Starships and Dragonwings where I tell you about the books I’ve bought and received recently. I promise that I paid for all my spoils and I’m not letting the “tribute” go to my head ;-). Spoils and Tribute is inspired by Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves.
This week was a pretty strange one since I kind of went crazy last week and now all the things I ordered have shown up >.>. I think my hibernation instincts triggered a shopping frenzy ;-). I’m a bear you see :-P. This is also multiple weeks!
My bloggy friend got a package of duplicate HarperCollins ARCs that she knew I was eyeing so she let me steal some of them :D. I’m planning to read the digital ARCs I have of them and then do a giveaway along with an early thoughts post for each, so keep your eye out! Also Uninvited has pretty gold things on the cover in her hair :D. Tin Star showed up late in the week so had to have it’s own picture, so excited for more aliens! I’m also really excited to have gotten an eARC of Fragile Brilliance from the author (thanks Tammy!!) and approved for Mark of the Dragonfly and A Creature of Moonlight, middle grade and dragons, here I come! And I couldn’t resist downloading The Taking anymore so it’s now on my Kindle as well ;-).
See, a little bit crazy right? Let’s start with the tablet >.>. I decided a couple weeks ago that I was tired of not being able to read certain eARCs (Macmillan and Houhton Mifflin, I’m looking at you) on my Kindle because those pubs aren’t a fan of Amazon. Therefore, I ordered a Kobo Arc 7 so that I can finally read NIL and A Creature of Moonlight! It took me hours to figure out (with customer support, who were useless) how to get NG and EW books on my device, but I did finally *sigh*. I really want to like Kobo the company more, but they haven’t been all that great when it comes to user experience I’m afraid. However, I’m liking reading on my tablet so far :).
Let’s see, the next stack is because I walked into Schuler Books, saw Warbreaker was $5 for a new hardcover and had to get it (since I don’t have a copy yet!). Then my bookstore friend handed me Relic because it’s fantasy archeology :D. And I’ve been wanted to continue the Chima series for a while! The Harry Potter shirt (sorry for the horrible picture D:) is from Schuler Books as well because they decided to make some book-themed shirts and omg I love it! Woot.com had a book themed shirt (though that grammatical error annoys me), so I got that as well >.>. I needed some new nerdy shirts anyway! I also grabbed that mini-fiber-optic Christmas tree at Schuler because it’s so cute and pretty and I don’t really decorate for the holidays >.>.
Finally, I spotted Shades of Earth at my library for $5 hardcover, and had to get it! I previously requested my library get The Pirate’s Wish, so when I saw it, I felt the need to check it out since I was the one who asked for it, haha. I think I can fit it in over the holidays though ;-). And even though I’m actually waiting for Scent of Magic to come in over my library’s loan program, it’s taking too long so I just bought a copy >.>. This is what hanging out at a bookstore to entertain your friend who works there does!
What have you gotten recently?
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