Sunday, May 12, 2013

Broke and Bookish Book Haul for 4/28 - 5/11

Paula's Book Haul

So this weekend was one of my favorite weekends of the year... the Wake County Library Sale. Although I didn't go as many times as last year (I went all 4 days it was open...) I still snagged a whole bunch of books and for only $20 yessss!

My actual haul was 19 books and that was after I told myself to put some back and forced myself to walk past all the pretty old books.
They are (in no particular order):
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
Big Fish by Daniel Wallace
The Glass of Time by Michael Cox
M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman
On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber
Raptor Red by Robert Bakker
Dinosaur Planet by Anne McCaffrey (it should be noted that this is now the second book I own call Dinosaur Planet and they are completely different series and oh my gosh how are there 2 campy scifi series out there with "Dinosaur Planet" as their title. Thank you Dear Library Goddess I love you)
Kiss Kiss by Roald Dahl
Mr. Toppit by Charles Elton
Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart
Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K Dick
Time out of Joint by Phillip K Dick
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
City of Illusions by Ursula K. LeGuin
From the Earth to The Moon by Jules Verne

Also I need it to be noted that Raptor Red has quite possibly the COOLEST holographic cover in the world and the book itself is told from the perspective of a raptor... so I haven't even read it and it's found a special beautiful place in my heart.

Now to get of the internets and roll around in glee on my new books!

Daisy's Book Haul

Egalleys For Review:
-The Program by Suzanne Young: seriously, this book just sounds like something that I will LOVE!
-Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier: I squealed when I was approved for this, I loved Shadowfell!
-Dragon's Child by M.K. Hume: I am slightly obsessed with King Arthur, so I think I will just devour this book.
-The Lady and the Laird by Nicola Cornick: there's something about men in kilts...
-Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance: there are SPIES! And a lovestory lightly based on Pride and Prejudice! YES!
-Shadowlark by Meagan Spooner: I'm a bit ashamed that I haven't read the first book in this series yet, but I will fix this!
-Once We Were by Kat Zhang: I wasn't fully convinced by What's Left of Me, but maybe Once We Were will spice things up!
-How To Love by Katie Cotugno: it sounds like a perfect summer read, dealing with real issues!
-A Little Night Mischief by Emily Greenwood: it sounds like a really cute historical romance :)
-Once Upon a Tartan by Grace Burrowes: I've said it before, but there's really something about men in kilts..
-All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry: this sounds like it could be really amazing!
-Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris: I really enjoyed Unraveling and after that ending I NEED to know what happens to Ben and Janelle!
-Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: I've heard nothing but amazing things about the author's writing and am very excited to read this!
-Dance of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin: LOVED MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH!! SO EXCITED!
-Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund: trusted sources tell me I need to read this series because I will love it, consider it done!

-The Hero's Guide To Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy: The Hero's Guide To Saving Your Kingdom was SO FUNNY! I totally loved it and am excited to go on more adventures with Liam, Frederic, Duncan and Gustav!
-The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan: it's set in PARIS and it sounds EPIC!
-Icons by Margaret Stohl: ok, so I still need to read Beautiful Creatures, but I've heard REALLY good things about it and decided to just buy this one because it sounded awesome.
-Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: I finally bought this book after all Sarah from Sarah Says Read's recommendations! Now to read it...
-The Originals by Cat Patrick: it's about CLONES! Need I seriously say more?
-The Elite by Kiera Cass: I still need to read The Selection, but I just needed to buy this...

Jamie's Book Haul

I received Tumble & Fall by Alexanda Coutts this week for review from FSG and I AM SO EXCITED. Definitely an anticipated read for Fall 2013. Basically the premise of this book is that there is an asteroid plummeting towards earth and there is nothing anybody can do about it and the book chronicles these last days of these teens who are just waiting for the world to end.

Our Broke & Bookish book haul is inspired by memes like IMM & Stacking the Shelves& Mailbox Monday. This is just our very simple way of doing it collaboratively so we can participate in all of them and not have to choose one.


  1. I loved The Elite and The Program! Amazing books. :D And Rainbow Rowell is a brilliant author.

    Nice haul. :D Here's my STS

    Bieke @ Istyria book blog

  2. I want to read approximately all of these. I'm jealous!

  3. It's the second time today I've seen Tumble & Fall and I'm already stalking it like crazy - it sounds soooo good!

    Enjoy all your fab new books lovies!

  4. Great haul! My library's book sale is next weekend...SO EXCITED(:

  5. Daisy-- FDSTS isn't a series (yay!) but they are sort of companions in that they are set in the same world but I don't believe they share characters.

    1. Ah, thanks! :) I just assumed it was a series because it had #2 status on Goodreads ;) But I'm kinda glad it isn't a series, I read so many of those already!

  6. ICONS looks SO GOOD and The Program is one I can't wait to get my hands on!!!! This is one seriously awesome list!! WOW!!! Happy reading!
    Our Week in Books @Libby Blog

  7. Dang that Raptor Red cover is brilliant! I need it in my hands right now! I love me some raptors so much! And the rest of your hauls are blowing my mind! You girls scored this week!
    My STS

  8. thanks for reminding me about Hero's Guide To Saving Your Kingdom--I wanted to read it and lost it in the shuffle. I now have a library hold on it, so the goal is in sight! Also, I cannot believe there is an Anne McCaffery book I have not read. Must. Get. Involved. I don't care if the cover is cheese-tastic, I am sure I will love it!

  9. I never knew that Big Fish was a novel, I must go and find myself a copy this instant!

  10. This is the second book haul post I've seen this week with Outlander on it -- SUCH a good book & so glad more people are discovering it for the first time. One of my favorite series of all time :)

  11. I can't wait to read Fangirl, too, Daisy, it's on my reading-next list. Have read two books by Rainbow Rowell and I liked both :D

  12. Parable of the Sower is life-changingly good.

  13. Great haul. The cover for Tumble and Fall is beautiful.


  14. @ Paula Raptor Red was an excellent read. I read it three years ago and I loved it it totally blew me away. I hope you love it!
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages


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