Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Bookish Haul (Book Gluttony Edition)

I have been pretty good recently when it comes to not buying books so it should come as no surprise to anyone that I couldn't last very much longer without a visit to the used bookstore.  I had a bag of books ready to turn in for credit so at least I probably took back as many books as I brought home.  That's a positive in my opinion!  And thanks to a very thoughtful gift from my husband I even had a bookish Christmas.  I'm so excited about all of this bookish goodness that I couldn't resist sharing with all of you.  Here are the books that I took home with me thanks to my most recent trip to the used bookstore:

  • A Bone to Pick by Charlaine Harris - 2nd in the Aurora Teagarden mystery series.  I really enjoyed the first book in this series.  
  • Blood Vines by Erica Spindler - I used to read this author's books all the time and when I saw this (newer?) one I couldn't resist!
  • The Man With a Load of Mischief by Martha Grimes - 1st book in a mystery series that I have been wanting to try.
  • Mark of the Witch by Maggie Shayne - 1st in a paranormal romance trilogy that I really am looking forward to reading as well.
  • The Witness by Nora Roberts - I saw a bunch of good reviews for this one awhile back so it just had to come home with me.
  • I is for Innocent by Sue Grafton - I'm working on catching up with this series since it is one of my favorites.  I buy the next book in the series every time I visit the used bookstore.
  • Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur - I just finished rereading the first book in this series so it was like serendipity when I found the second book waiting on the shelves.  I was so excited!
  • Underground by Kat Richardson - I'm a bit annoyed with this purchase as I thought it was the 2nd book in the series and it is the third.  Oh well.  But I would really, really like to know why publishers of series books don't make it easier to determine the series order.  Most frustrating thing ever!!!
  • The Minotaur by Barbara Vine - Probably the book I am most excited about and I was almost jumping up and down when I found it.  This one sounds oh so good and I just cannot wait!
  • Greywalker by Kat Richardson - 1st in this urban fantasy mystery series.  I read this one a few years back (I think) and really want to continue on with the series.  
  • Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters - The next book in this amazingly good series that I cannot get enough of.  Another series though where it is SUPER hard to figure out the series order.    

  • Fiercombe Manor by Kate Riordan is latest review copy to grace my doorstep.  It sounds like my kind of book!

And lastly, my husband bought me the BEST Christmas gift ever with my own kindle paperwhite (along with the cute owl cover)!  It was totally unexpected and I am just in love with it already!  As you can see, I'm already working on adding books to it, and I finished my first book on it already too! 

I had a wonderful Christmas filled with family and friends.  I couldn't ask for more!  It has been a bit quiet here because of it but I wouldn't change a thing.  I hope that all of you have a had a wonderful holiday as well!  Now, I'm off to prepare for the upcoming new year with a list of my favorite books from this year, some new goals to work towards, and maybe a few reading challenges.   All of these posts aren't going to write themselves :)


  1. That's a lovely haul you've there, Samantha! Enjoy your books and Happy New Year! :)

  2. What a great Christmas haul! Love the cover for your Kindle. Enjoy your books and can't wait to read about your favorite reads of the year!

  3. Melody, Happy New Year to you as well! I hope that you have a lovely 2015 (filled with good books of course)!

    Iliana- I love owls so he really couldn't have picked out a better cover for me! I hope that you have an amazing year in 2015!!!

  4. Aww, what an adorable Kindle cover. I love it! Could not be cuter! I'm glad you had an awesome Christmas, and I wish you a very very happy New Year!

  5. Happy New Year! A wonderful haul. Graywalker is in my TBR and it's good to know that it's good.

    I'm also a fan of the Amelia Peabody series and I've been using http://ameliapeabody.com/bookshelf.htm for series order. It's in the reverse order, though, newest at the top.

  6. Jenny, thanks! I am quite fond of my cover as well. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Have a great year of reading in 2015!!!

    Mervih, Thanks for the link! It is always guess work when I try to figure out that series so I will definitely be using it. (I've already bought one book out of order. LOL!) Have a great New Year!!!


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