Friday, August 31, 2012

With Our Last $20 - September Edition



 With Our Last $20 is a feature here at The Broke & The Bookish wherein we answer the prompt of which book we'd purchase with the last $20 left in our pocket for each month -- be it new releases or older books..basically which ever book we'd be so excited to read that we'd be willing to spend the last $20 in our pockets on. I mean, we are The Broke and the Bookish after all. We'd no doubt live up to our name and forgo other things for a new book!




 Jamie's pick: The Crown Of Embers by Rae Carson

While on my honeymoon last week I read The Girl of Fire & Thorns and I was DYING that I didn't have my ARC of Crown of Embers with me. I would totally spend my last $20 to rejoin this adventure. I don't typically read fantasy but I really enjoyed this book so I'd be sure to pick this one up when it comes out this month!





 

Jen's pick: Looking for Alaska by John Green

I've been in a horrible reading slump latey.  But I've heard such great things about this book that I think it would be perfect in helping me get over this slump!  I think a trip to the bookstore this week is necessary!

Bridget's pick: The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

My college roommate and fellow Harry Potter nerd just reminded me the other day that JK's new book comes out this month (September 27th)! I pre-ordered it the other night and wouldn't you know it, on Amazon it's almost exactly $20...but with one-day shipping it was almost $40. Sigh. Looks like I'm giving up a week (or two) of Dunkin Donuts breakfasts at work, but it'll be SO worth it!






Julia's pick:  The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James

I love Eloisa James! She is an auto-read author for me. Her romance novels are always so well thought out and well written. The story sucks me in immediately. This current series is a romance novel play on traditional fairy tales. This one is The Ugly Duckling, so it has quite a lot of potential to fit into Romancelandia. Apparently there are pirates, too!







Daisy's pick: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

I've been dying to read this for YEARS! (Ok, 2 years) I love her Tea Rose series and when I found out she'd written a YA historical I was SO excited. And then I never actually read it. This is very sad. And I should remedy it my next book buying spree!




Lori's pick: 20-Something, 20-Everything: A Quarter-life Woman's Guide to Balance and Direction by Christine Hassler (above) and Bitches on a Budget: Sage Advice for Surviving Tough Times in Style by Rosalyn Hoffman (right)

I actually quite literally did spend my last $20 on these.  I bought the Hassler book in the hopes that it will help me figure out what I'm doing and what I want to do instead of feeling a bit lost like I tend to get.  And the Hoffman book is self-explanatory.  My finances will be super tight this year and I want to figure out how to manage it better so that maybe I can save a bit.



Kelly's pick: City of Fallen Angels/City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

I need the last two books of The Mortal Instruments series NOW! The wait list at the library is never ending, so much so that I'm considering just buying the last two books. The only reason I'm skeptical about that is the fact that I only own the first book of the series....and it feels a bit weird only owning three books out of a series of five. I like balance in my life - but I like these books even more!

21 comments :

  1. My pick would be "The Shoemakers Wife" by Adriana Trigiani. I have read most of her other novels and have had this book recommended to me for so long!

    And with the leftover money (since it's $9.99 on Kindle or iPad), I'd get "Age of Miracles" which I want to read soooo badly!!!

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    1. I've always heard good things about Adriana Trigiani! Might have to check that one out!

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  2. I am DYING for "The Casual Vacancy"!!!!! More J. K. Rowling please! I'm excited to see what she can do with a new genre.

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    1. Me too!! I've always loved adult fiction and I'm SO interested to see what one of my favorite children's/YA writers can do with it!

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  3. Hmm... With my last $20, I think I'd go and get a copy of The Chronicles of Narnia (the pretty leatherbound one). Just because ;)

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  4. Oh, yes, The Casual Vacancy, for sure! I can't wait for that to come out. If I had that extra $20 I'd preorder it right now :)

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    1. I think it doesn't actually get charged until it ships...so if you'll have it by the end of September, go for it!! Hehe :)

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  5. I love this! Are other book bloggers allowed to play along and post something our blogs using your picture/button? I wasn't sure if this was like Tuesday's Top Ten or not. I really like it! Thanks so much.

    Seaside Book Nook

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    1. You can feel free to play along if you'd like. We weren't really making it a meme per se --just a way for all of us to collectively share books we are excited to read for the month. But that'd be fun if others played along! :)

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  6. Revolution is an amazingly well written book! Off the charts! Way off the charts!

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    1. I've heard only good things about it so far! Glad you liked it!!

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  7. Yes, please, Casual Vacancy. I want it!

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  8. I hope you love Looking for Alaska!

    And I'd definitely spend my last $20 on the Casual Vacancy. (:

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    1. If you ONLY want to spend 20, make sure to go for the standard shipping ;) I'm so excited for it!!

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  9. Revolution is one of my all time favorite books! You have to read it!

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    1. I KNOW! I feel the urge to break my book buying ban and just order it already! :)

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  10. I pre-ordered The Crown of Embers months ago, can't wait till it gets here! I'm reading the Ugly Duchess soon as well :) I didn't have much luck with Eloisa James' last novel, but this one sounds really good!
    I'm a bit hesitant about The Casual Vacancy, because I don't usually read mystery and it doesn't really sound like something I'd enjoy... But then again, it is J.K. Rowling.

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    1. I'm slightly wary as well, but it's J.K. Rowling so there is no way I could resist. :)

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  11. I need to add the new Rowling book to my wishlist, too!

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  12. Great picks! I would love Crown of Embers, as well! I don't think I would pay double for the J. K. Rowling book. That will DEFINITELY be a test-drive book for me before I buy it. Oh, and John Green is fabulous! I think I'd spend my money on Looking for Alaska, too, since I had a copy and now I can't find it. :( I need a replacement!

    Thanks for sharing!

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