Holiday Book Haul

Hey guys! Time for me to share what I got during my holiday!

**I didn’t actually get any books for Christmas aside from my amazing gift from Secret Santa, so these are books I bought and had mailed ahead and a couple of giveaways and an ARC as well, the rest are ones we bought with holiday money mostly from used bookstores lol**

**You don’t need to spend money to be a book blogger, so don’t let this haul affect your opinion on that, you’re valid as long as you enjoy reading!**

 

Book Mail

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I bought this off one of the many FB groups I’m on, I bought it when I thought I wasn’t going to be able to get my hands on the FairyLoot edition but now I have this beautiful OwlCrate edition and the magnificent FairyLoot edition.

 

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Words cannot express how fortunate and happy I felt to be sent an ARC for one of my absolute favorite releases of 2019. Holding this made me feel like tearing up and then I also bought someone’s OwlCrate edition.

 

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My OwlCrate edition of Crown of Feathers I bought off eBay and again the Owlcrate of House of Salt and Sorrows. ❤

 

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I have the Waterstones Special Signed Edition of Volume II but they no longer had Volume I on sale, so I nabbed this one instead ❤

 

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I’m still a HUGE Tamora Pierce fan and I’ve had the other two books of this trilogy forever, but finally, I now own the third one!

 

Giveaway Books

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I won a couple of books from an Instagram giveaway, Aileen Erin is a new fave author of mine so I was really excited. I asked them to mail them to a certain address and they addressed it to the person who lives there…so…lol they’re personalized but not to me!

 

Presents

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This was my gift from my wonderful Secret Santa ❤ A book off my wishlist that I cannot wait to read!

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My Sister got this for my husband and it cracks me up so I wanted to share it, he really got a kick out of it too!

 

Book Buys!

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I scored this half Price on sale and couldn’t help myself, I loved StepSister and had really wanted to read Call Down the Hawk

 

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I own a signed UK version of this but I really was drawn to this cover so I bought it too.

 

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I scored this one at the Goodwill for 1.00 and I was pretty excited lol I haven’t read any of her books yet! I know, I know, bad Haley.

 

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MEMORY LANE FOLKS, MEMORY LANE. I plan on getting an Aldrea Tattoo, for a long time my username on everything was Aldrea for years lol, also found this at GoodWill.

Charity Shop Finds!

 

Hey guys! It’s Sunday and I’m lazy, so it’s another Charity shop find for me. I was especially excited by the first two books if I’m going to be honest!

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I have The Poppy War on Kindle but I do tend to read better when I have a paper or hardback, and I wanted to get The Bone Season as I’m seeing Samantha Shannon again this month and well, I’ve already asked her to sign my Priory haha, and besides, I want to get into this series now. ❤

 

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I purely got this one because I loved the out there cover, I’ve read both of these books and we own them already but I like having ‘fun’ editions. And I’m obviously a little obsessed with books. Like you probably. It’s cool, I’m not judging.

 

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The ‘Historical Whodunits’ just called to me, how could it not? For a mystery thriller like myself, I had to at least give it a try and my husband had been curious about Tom Hanks and his book, so we nabbed that up as well.

 

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This is where I am probably going to lose most of you lol, we went on another nonfiction binge. Sidney Poitier’s movies always have been some of my faves so I grabbed up the memoirs and the book on the left is a Scotland history but it’s focusing on different aspects and isn’t one ‘speciality’ like a lot of history books are, and obviously 1421 is a dope ass history book about China and all its amazingness.

 

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Nelson Mandela was such an intriguing man, and it’s hard not to want to read more on him so I grabbed this and the one on the right is a book about Chairman Mao.

 

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Somme, Somme everywhere. We are huge history buffs as a couple, and so this was a sort of ‘for both of us’ binge.

 

Total?

A little over 10 quid.

Did you score any good book deals? Doesn’t have to be from a charity shop, what about just buying a book you wanted in general?

Charity Shop Finds!

I’ve got a busy week of blog tour reviews so today we’re taking it easy with some charity shop finds from yesterday and throughout the last week or so.

[Also, we’ve got around 3 piles of books to take and donate so it’s not just us getting more books haha]

 

 

 

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I’ll admit it, I’ve already read this one and loved it, so when I saw it and had a spare pound coin on me, I totally went ahead and grabbed it.

 

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30P each, so a total of 60P for these two from the library!

 

We’ve been doing the summer activities in our library for the spawn, she’s entered the reading challenge and we’ve done some fun things but sometimes I wander off to the for sale shelves. It’s resulted in these two being purchased haha.

 

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2 of my fave finds

Okay so these were two of my fave finds as I’ve stated, the one on the left is ‘The Water Babies’ and I’m a huge fan of the ridiculous film and started reading the book a couple of years back, but it’s a newer version and I’ve really wanted an older version of it, finally my hubs spotted this yesterday and it was my huge splurge. I paid £8.00 for it and £2.00 for the one on the right, ‘Book of Beasts’

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I couldn’t help but share a page out of this HIGHLY entertaining book. £2

 

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£8, a prize won in 1894!

 

Well, that’s all I have to share, I did grab up an Agatha Christie yesterday for another £1 and the hubs got a nonfiction about the fall of the Mughal Empire for another £1.

Total Spent: 13.60

A bit on the high end for it but I really wanted that old Water Babies lol.

 

March Haul

Hey guys!

So I could do like a combined post of my March Wrap up and Haul but I’m going to split it, mostly to milk it this time around because I’m playing in a fiddle rally right now while you all are reading this.

I want to note something first, all these books because it is an overwhelming amount, only 5 were new that I paid for (Hint; The Famliars was one but I had to steal a pic off my own Instagram cause I forgot it in the gathering lol), 3 unpictured were also new but were gifts to my Husband, and 4 were bought used offline, 2 were free and given by the authors, and the rest? ALL CHARITY Shop and I paid less than like 14/15 quid for them. [that includes 9 other charity shop books that were either too far or were mini me’s so I didn’t include them lol]

This is NOT a normal amount of books for me nor will I ever go this crazy again. So please don’t think I always buy this much, I am shocked at my own lack of self control but I needed the retail therapy this month I guess.

Physical Books Haul:
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Warrior of the Wild                                               The Rubicon
Conspiracy of Stars                                               Frankie and Zoe
Want                                                                       War and Peace
Tinder                                                                     The Light and Dark
The Monstrous Child                                           The Forsyte Saga: In Chancery
The Lady Midnight                                               Moby Dick
Jade City                                                                The Mill on the Floss
The Hate U Give                                                  Picture of Dorian Gray
The Surface Breaks                                            The ABC Murders
Sky in the Deep                                                   Thunder on the Right
The Bear and the Nightingale                          James Stewart Biography
Artemis Fowl                                                     Ben-Hur
Ever After High                                                 Dead Man’s Blues
The Alienist                                                       Fiest: The Sun Also Rises
Sparkling Cyanide                                           Men without Women
And Then There Were None                         Gulliver’s Travels
Frankenstein                                                   20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes            The Secret Garden
Kidnapped                                                      The Good Women of China
A History of Scotland                                   Little Women
Twenty Years After                                      Mobster’s Lament (Paid for, hasn’t come in yet)
Priory of the Orange Tree (signed edition this time)

Physical Books from Authors/Publishers: Kaerou Time to go Home Anna Undreaming

EBooks Haul: [These were all free downloads off amazon]
Starswept
Trust and Treachery
I Bring the Fire
Archangel Down: Archangel Project
Shadow of the Raven
Pit of Vipers

And finally, the bookish things I’ve received in the mail this month
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Book of Dust things I bought, and of course Descendant of the Crane things were my preorder incentives!

Well! That’s me! No point adding what ARCs I got cause let’s face it, I can’t keep track. I’m an addict. Halp.