Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Buys 5/25/12 - 6/15/12

This has kind of been an awesome last few weeks of buying books.  They've been (mostly) suuuper cheap and really really awesome books I've been wanting!

Divergent by Veronica Roth - $11
I read this one a few months ago and of course it's one of my all-time favorites. :D And since I'm most likely going to meet Veronica in July I HAD to buy it for her to sign.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray - $1
Booyah!  Hardcover for a doller!  Perfect condition, too, except without the dust jacket.  No matter, I won't be needing it.  Excited to read this!

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - $1
I haven't read this, but I saw the last half of the movie and really enjoyed it, and thought, heck, I'll give it a go!

Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle - ARC!
Whooohooo!!!  Those publishers are all of a sudden deciding to send me ARC's.  I keep getting them and it's making me so happy.  This one looks soooo good! :D  And look at that stunning cover...swoon!

Pickwick Papers by Dickens - $1
Isn't it so adorable?  I think it's year is 1954, but I could be wrong.  Somewhere around there, anyway.  I love vintage paperbacks!

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr - $1
Another hardcover (jacketless) for a dollar.  And I really really really want to read this!  It looks super awesome!

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - $1
I won't read this, because it's a vintage, but it's so beautiful I couldn't pass it up!  Someday you'll see that I've bought a brand new copy to read...but for now, I'll just enjoy how pretty this one is!

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud - $.50
Looking forward to this!  It's a bit beat up but I've been looking for a used copy for soooo long that I couldn't pass it up.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - $15
LOOK!  LOOOOKKK!!!  Look at its magnificent beauty!!!  I have yet to read it but HOLY graciousness it's so stunning!  And the prologue?  I mean, hello!  This girl can write like none other!  And look - I got it signed!  Read it sooooon!

I also got my copy of Cinder signed, and had a fantastic conversation with Marissa about how she was the first author to comment on my blog, how I have the UK copy and it's rare in the US, and how the story of Rapunzel should be retold more often. ;)

Aren't they beauties?  They're sitting on my shelf, happy happy happy! :D
(Total:  9 books, about $32.  Deal?  I think yes.)

Oh!  A lady was handing out For Darkness Shows the Stars bookmarks, which I totalllly accepted, and Emmy Laybourne signed a bookmark for me, because I recognized her from this movie.  She said I'm awesome.  I love this. :D

And last but not least I got this awesome Fierce Reads poster signed by all the authors at the signing!  Wonderful! :D

Happy reading, friends! :D


  1. Oh my gosh, Kissing Shakespeare -- you're so lucky you have an ARC! I can't wait to read your hopefully positive review of it; I'm just a total Shakespeare girl and I love the cover. And oh my gosher, SHADOW AND BONE! That's absolutely one of my favourite books of the entire year, so I hope you enjoy your beautiful signed copy! I almost didn't recognize Wicked Lovely without the cover jacket, but it's a really sweet book and at one dollar? TOTAL STEAL ;)

    I think you always get the most awesome book deals, Sierra! I hope you enjoy them all! :) <3

  2. Oh! Kissing Shakespeare and a signed Cinder1  I'm so jealous :)  Nice blog, new follower!

  3. What's this about not reading vintage paperbacks?! Why not, as long as they're not literally falling apart? Most of my paperback classics (including an identical copy of The Pickwick Papers from my dad's high school/college collection) could be categorized as vintage, and they make great reading copies...

  4. You did a great job! I love it when I find great bargains on books. I hope you enjoy them all ^^

  5. Oh my, it looks like you got a great haul! Jealous of you going to Fierce Reads, would love to meet Leigh and Marissa. 

  6. Oh, the tour was sooo much fun!  So glad I got to be a part of it! :D

  7. I'm sure I will! :D  Thanks for the comment!

  8. Hahaha oh that's awesome you have the same copy of Pickwick Papers! :D  I just want to keep them in perfect condition for as long as possible, so reading them seems out of the question...but maybe I'll make an exception. ;)

  9. Thanks for following! :D  I'm definitely excited about Kissing Shakespeare and I reallyreally adored Cinder! :D

  10. Whooooohooo!! :D  Well, I'll be sure to let you know how I like Kissing Shakespeare!! :D  SHADOW AND BONE - I NEED TO READ IT NOWWWWW!!! I just have so many books to read. ACH!!

    I'm so excited about Wicked Lovely - hope I enjoy it!

    Thanks for commenting, Mimi! :D  Your comments always make my day! :D