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Spoils and Tribute

Spoils and Tribute

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.


Andi's ABCs Book Swap Oh Chrys! Holiday Swap

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.

Horizon by Jenn Reese HarperCollins ARCs

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!

Tea in the Treetops Giveaway

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

Perfect Lies After the End Enders Castle Behind the Thorns Islands of Chaldea The Falconer The Waking Engine  Black Dog Clean Sweep

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.


 These Broken Stars Scarlet

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???

Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings-Anya

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  1. Those are awesome, Hope you enjoy these & Happy Holidays!

    Check out my STS this week!

  2. There is just way too many awesome books here! Have fun reading!!
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    • Hehe, tis true! I kept delaying posting a haul because I wanted to post other things so it kind of added up monstrously >.>

  3. Jenn @ A Glo-Worm Reads says:

    Wow! Looks like you have a lot of awesome to read :) I hope you enjoy them all! I really want to read Enders :)

  4. Wonderful Holiday haul Anya!! Wow! Of course, I squeed when I saw your ARC of the Rithmatist…even though I still need to read my own >.< (LOVED the chalk and the phone case ♥) All Our Yesterdays, Deception, After the End, Falconer, These Broken Stars and Avalon are ALL on my TBR list as well! Congrats on the spoils and tribute you have here! Enjoy :D
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    • Haha, I feel silly being so excited about an ARC of a book that I already have a finished copy of, but I think my fellow Sanderson fans understand the collector’s excitement ;-)

  5. Firstly, love your blog’s name.

    There’s quite a few books there that I’m interested in (All Our Yesterdays, Split Second and Scarlet).

    Please check out my haul for this week at

    Enjoy your reads.

  6. So many awesome books! That’s nice that the bloggers let you raid the box, there’s some titles there I want to read too.That package you won looks really cool too. Yay for eBooks! It’s definitely hard to hold off getting so many of them when they’re available :)
    Hope you enjoy your loot!

  7. Ooh, awesome iphone case! I don’t even have a smart phone and I want one :-P

    • Haha, thanks! I have one of those super durable cases because otherwise my phone would have died long ago, so it’ll have to just be pretty on the shelf ;-)

  8. Charlotte @ Thoughts and Pens says:

    Congratulations for being whitelisted by Harper Collins too. They’re just so awesome, I will be one of their forever devotee. Hahahaha. And yay to your friend loving the Cinder Chronicles. It’s one of the best Sci-Fi Fantasy series I’ve read in my life. Can’t wait for Cress to come out.

    And ugh, you’ve got The Winner’s Curse too. TBH, I’ve e-mailed the publisher thrice to request that book. Alas, no reply. Now, I have to wait for 3 months to read it.

    Happy reading and advance Merry Christmas!

    Charlotte @ Thoughts and Pens

  9. I love These Broken Stars! Starters wasn’t my favourite, so I didn’t even bother with Enders. But I’m probably one of the few who didn’t like it! :P Isn’t the Cinder series just. so. fantastic?! Oh gosh, my sister got me reading them and I’m dying until Cress comes out! My StS!
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  10. Adelynne Chang says:

    I spy with my little eye The Winner’s Curse!! You are so lucky to get that book, there are so many positive reviews about it and the book summary looks AMAZING. Can’t wait until March, or 2014 for that matter! :DDD

    • Indeed, I’m so happy :D I didn’t get the crazy knife that went with a lot of them, but I still love petting the book, haha.

  11. I foresee a lot of buddy reading in our future, Anya. Lol. I had no idea we had so many common books besides Cruel Beauty (can’t wait to start that on the 5th!) and Into the dark. Luckily a lot of these are march/ April. Phew. Haha! So I also have..The Luck Uglies, Castle behind thorns, Dyerville tales, These broken stars, And Mistwalker!
    Happy Reading Anya! Can’t wait to see how you like them and hopefully read a few of these together ;)

    Diamond @ Dee’s Reads – Dee’s Reads
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  12. That’s a nice stack of ARC’s you have there! I recognize some of them from the eARC’s I’ve downloaded from EW. I love the look of The falconer & Mistwalker. Happy reading! :D
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  13. So bloomin’ jealous! So many titles up there I’m dying to read! First things first, though: you have to tell me how the new/last Diana Wynne Jones book is. I get so sad thinking about it being her last, but I’m also excited to read anything she wrote.
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    • Definitely! I’m always nervous about books that are finished by someone else because of a death, but I’m hopeful as well since it’s those two ;-)

  14. Split Second AND Rebel? Whoa, those Harper books are excellent just right there! Ooh, and These Broken Stars–another just one! Looks like you had quite a great week in books!

    • I’m really excited about both of them :D Trying to resist temptation for a little bit since they are so far off on release dates, haha

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