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 ;-). This is just my own spin on Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves!
Holiday edition! No seriously though, I don’t remember the last time I posted a Spoils and Tribute and actually was just adding to this post as I went so that I didn’t forget anything! I’ve been trying to fit in all the end-of-year stuff, and didn’t want to post too often ;-). Therefore, this is like a million weeks (3….4?) all at once, so don’t worry about my hoarding habits too much.
First the holiday book swaps! All Our Yesterdays is from Andi’s ABCs’ Holiday Book Swap, thank you so much Andi! I’ve been seeing All Our Yesterdays around a lot but hadn’t quite gotten to buying a copy, so this was such a great gift :D. Deception is from Oh Chrys!’s Bookish Christmas and my partner was Stacie of The Shy Book Nerd, thank you both so much for making this event so much fun :D. Stacie sent me an awesome postcard with the book <3.
Candlewick Press was nice enough to send me a physical copy of Horizon by Jenn Reese (third book in the Above World series), so freaking pumped to read it!!! Then my bloggy friend got a box of HarperCollins ARCs and let me raid it :D. I have access to e-copies of a lot of these, so I’ll keep them in pristine condition for giveaways as soon as I’ve read the books!
I won Tea in the Treetops’ grand opening US giveaway and of course had to pick an ARC of The Rithmatist plus SWAG!!! That is an iPhone case with A Memory of Light’s emblem on it and a bag of chalk with The Rithmatist on it! CHALK! <3
And of course I can only resist eARCs so long before giving in…. I finally downloaded a couple of the HarperCollins eARCs I was white-listed for because I’ve been eyeing them so long! I was also really excited to get approved for Enders and The Waking Engine on NG and The Falconer (US release) on EW! Finally, Mistwalker and Black Dog were both NG snags that look intriguing :D. Oo, and a late edition: Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews! This is the novella they put out as a serial on their blog but all together and I was lucky enough to get an ARC to review <3.
I went to the library! And grabbed Starters since I was approved for Enders ;-). I also of course had to buy a copy of These Broken Stars on release day because DUH! Finally, I forced Cinder on a reading friend and she proceeded to purchase Scarlet, but then Amazon screwed up the delivery so she just bought a copy to read over Thanksgiving, but then Amazon ended up sending the copy after all so she ended up with two copies! Since I didn’t have one yet, she tossed the extra my way <3. I totally took photos of these books, but I’m so tired from holiday shopping (from when I’m writing this, hello future!) and just can’t upload the photos D: Imagine the prettiness ;-).
What have you gotten recently? How did your holiday haul go???
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