Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Buys 10/14/11 - 11/25/11

Hello everyone!  It's been over a month since I posted a Friday Buys, so here's an update of what's new to my shelf for you! :)

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Well, since I LOVED the movie, I seriously canNOT wait to read this!  I was going to buy it, but kept feeling the urge to wait every time I'd see it at the store... And then, on vacation, some friends of ours were like, "Oh, we read it and loved it and want to pass it along.  Here you go!"  It's in near-perfect condition! :D

The Frenchman's Creek by Daphe du Maurier
I dearly love du Maurier, so I bought this copy for $7.00 at the book exchange - but in actuality it was free since I traded it! :)

A Sudden, Fearful Death by Anne Perry
If you don't yet know how much I love Perry's work, read this and this and this.  Then you'll know, and then you'll know why I had to buy this 4th book in one of my favorite series ever!!

Crossed by Ally Condie
As I really enjoyed Ally's first book in this series, Matched, I decided that $9.00 for a preorder hardcover was too good to pass up!

The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
A good book, but not a favorite.  I'm actually giving it away in this giveaway.

The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers
This was a birthday present and I'm sooo excited to read it!

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
I'm officially a Sarah Dessen fan, and I found this beauty almost brand new and half off the list price - no going wrong there! :D

The Princetta by Anne-Laure Bondoux
One of my favorite books EVER.  I had a paperback for a long time, but the hardcover is more durable and way more beautiful.  But just to spread the word and the love, I'm giving away my paperback copy here!

And here they all are:

How much did I spend?
$48.00 for 8 brand new or nearly brand new books.

For review from NETGALLEY (yes, I'm finally a member!!) I received:

Very excited about being a part of Netgalley - now I just need to find the time to read these...on the computer...since I don't have a Kindle.  Yet.  I'm considering getting one.  ;)

What have you all been buying lately?  Or getting for review?  Or from Netgalley? :)


  1. Congrats! Another great haul. I liked The Frenchman' Creek, but not as much as I loved Rebecca. Are you newly a part of NetGalley? It's super addicting! I read them on the computer too, and NG is probably the single biggest reason I want an e-reader now. Still haven't caved yet!

  2. Yes, newly a part of NetGalley - totally loving it so far!  But yah...the whole no ereader is kind of bogging me down because it's really hard to sit at the computer like that, especially since I work at a computer when I'm editing photos or emailing clients...and then blogging.  lol I'm sick of it by the end of the day!  So we'll see...  I think I'll save B&N giftcards and not actually spend any of my own money. ;)

  3. I am about to read Matched.. is it good?? This summer I bought a ton of Rosemary Sutcliff books :) thanks

  4. I really liked Matched - you can read my review for it here:
    As for Rosemary Sutcliff - have you read any of her stuff? do you like her?