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Book Haul: April/May

I haven’t done a book haul in a bit. I haven’t been on a buying kick for a few months due to work and the internship, but then, loads of authors came to town! 

Best decision ever! 

Now my bookshelves are organized according:

signed/read

signed/not read

not signed/read

not signed/not read

I have a lot of reading to do.

Here’s what I snagged this month and where they are on my shelves…

Book haul

The Circle by Dave Eggers – Signed/Not Read

Where’d You Go Bernadatte? By Maria Semple – Signed/Not Read

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn – Signed/Read

The One by Keira Cass – Signed/Not Read

Miss Peregrine’s Home of Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – Not Signed/Read

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs – Not Signed/Not Read

Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris – Signed/Read

The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore – Signed/Not Read

Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris – Signed/Not Read

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor – Signed/Not Read

No more library books until I get through this haul! (We’ll see how long that lasts….)

November Purchases

Happy Saturday everyone!

It’s been a very busy month for buying books! Granted most of the purchases have been in the past few days, so those books will have to remain secret!

Anyways, here a few photos of the books I can show that I purchased this month! Two are from/for a book signings (Allie Brosh and Peter S. Beagle) and the other was a fab suggestion from the Seattle Mystery Bookshop. Aren’t they lovely?

Books 1

Books 2

I’ve been super lucky with book purchases this month and I can’t wait to see what Christmas brings next month! Did anyone else have lots of fun shopping for books on Black Friday? I seriously got some great deals at Half Price Books! Let me know what you found! 

October Purchases – Gold Found at Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

Hi all! 

Last weekend I was lucky enough to do some browsing at the annual Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair! Over 100 vendors where there, mostly from Washington but there were at least over 20 from others states and even one from the UK!

This of course meant that I couldn’t many of the books. $2,000 for a first edition of Stephen King’s The Shining? Or how about the 1st edition The Great Gatsby with the original dust jacket? (over $13,000). 

Lots and lots of pretties! 

There were books that were affordable, there was a lovely little booth of vintage cookbooks, but I choose to spend my money of this little gem of a first edition children’s book!

October Purchases

LOVE IT! There was also a very nice military book booth and he had some vintage mysteries for sale. How could I resist? 

I picked Carrie up at Half Price Books. It is October after all! I’m still on the hunt for an affordable The Shining! Any leads, let me know!

September Purchases

I went off the grid this month:

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Oh yes, I bought some second, oldish magazines! Love me some Martha recipes and I’ll never say no to anything Halloween! Lots of prep time this year!

I also bought a new dessert cook book:

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1001 cookies! This should keep me plenty busy next year!

What have you bought this month?

August Purchases

I’ve had a busy month and that’s just not in buying books! I also got a lovely new bookshelf! (really sorry about the photo quality, still working on getting a decent camera)

August purchases

This month I purchased:

Labyrinth by Kat Richardson

Vanished by Kat Richardson

Underground by Kat Richardson

Poltergeist by Kat Richardson

Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

Special Mention:

Royal Baby

Last month I bought the Royal Baby collection from Mills & Boon, but it arrived this month. Doesn’t it look fabulous? 

How sad I am that summer is coming to a close! But a new month means more books!

Until next time, 

Ashleyisee

xx

 

June Purchases

June purchases has arrived!

This month I bought a book as a High School Graduation gift:

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It’s the notorious Flowers in the Attic by the beloved V. C. Andrews (original, not the ghost writer).

Why? Because I told the graduate, “There’s a time and place for everything, and it’s called college!”

I really, really hope her mum doesn’t judge me too harshly, but she’s eighteen! 

My other purchase was in support of a local bookstore in Yakima during a weekend visit:(Stay tuned as it’s one of the bookstores on my Washington Bookstore tour!)

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As I have friends that worked on the marketing in London and I do ever so love Stephen, it’s such a a natural choice to go for his latest horror novel. I’m hoping to get to it next month. 

Hail to the book! 

Later,

Ashleyisee

xx