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End of Summer Book Haul —
I decided not to do a book haul spine poetry this time around because I couldn’t separate the series, so you’ll just have to live with uninspired photos.
BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, I SHOULD BE DONE SHADOW AND BONE LOL (I started yesterday too). Oh goodness.
Slammed 2/3 & Hopeless – Colleen Hoover
I’m still waiting on Book Outlet to have the first book of Slammed but I’m not in a rush to read Slammed as I am for Hopeless. I keep saying #JoeyReadsNA will happen–and it will–I just need to get over some upcoming obstructions of Fierce Reads book signing, highly anticipated Fall releases, and ARCs before I even actually get into it. Maybe while everyone’s reading CoHo’s November 9, I’ll be reading Hopeless. Maybe.
Let me first say that these two books alone is roughly 3 pounds. Wtf.
Afterworlds was a necessary buy, I guess, after reading Zeroes. I was pretty invested in trying something else of Westerfeld. And this is it.
After getting rejected from reading the ARC of The Three, I still wanted to read it. But I didn’t want it enough to pay $29 for it, sorry. It doesn’t help that the ratings are gloriously low and is shit on by everyone on Goodreads LOL so we’ll see.
(Retrospectively, I shouldn’t have used a black backdrop. OH WELL.)
I gave up waiting for a Hardcover to appear. The urban-fantasy premise is something that sounds super fun to read and with the tagline of “On her Majesty’s supernatural secret service” — YES.
I don’t know if you know this but this book has been in so many Goodread’s giveaways (that I have obviously lost at) that I probably wanted this more than ever to tide off the feeling of not having this book in my hands. With stuff about boarding school + dreaming + televised lives, I am intrigued–even if many people have shit on this title.
One morning, I awoke to a Book Outlet RT from a friend (I don’t actually follow Book Outlet but I do pop into their tweets from time to time). And there I saw it: ADSOM hardcover on sale. There were like 24 copies left and I am so happy to have snagged one.
This is one of those “I don’t need it but it’d be nice to have” titles that I didn’t really care for in premise but when I saw that there were limited copies of The Winner’s Crime available…well, it seemed like a sign, okay? If you can vouch for this series, then please do because it’s not a title that I’m finding myself needing to start anytime soon.
LAALLAALALALLA my credit card needs a break…BUT I JUST CAN’T HELP CHECKING BOOK OUTLET EVERY MORNING AS PART OF MY ROUTINE.