Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Buys 7/27 - 8/31/2012

Well, it's been a month...a crazy month...and a month full of buying books....  Annnnnd now I'm soooo excited to finally share with you the wondrous things that have been brought to my doorstep (or otherwise delivered).

Eve & Adam by Grant and Applegate
This ARC popped in by mail and I was overjoyed to see its gorgeous, shiny face.  Can't wait to start reading!

Two gorgeous vintage books:

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
My adorable grandparents decided to buy me a book while they were visiting, so this is what I chose.  I loooove it! :D

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
LOVE IT!  This book rocked...
Sarah was radical and yes, you're seeing the words "Hans Zimmer" on there.  We have very similar tastes in music, we discovered. :D

Medea by Euripides - $1
Euripides wrote one of my favorite plays ever, The Trojan Women.  And I can't wait to read this one! :D

Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran - $2
This looks excellent!!  I really can't wait to dive in...from what I've read so far, it's super great!

The Host by Stephanie Meyer - $2
I never ever ever ever EVER thought I'd own one of her books, but here it is.  I'm actually intrigued.  We shall see. ;)

An awesome blogging friend of mine, Ashley from Ashley Loves Books, recently attended ALA and came home with over 50 ARCs.  And...well...she's been awesomely lending some of her ARCs out, so that everyone can get some love. ;)

The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan
Now, I wasn't quite sure about this one.  I had no idea if I would like it, what it was about, or if I should even give it a go.  But when Ashley surprised me with it, I decided, heck, that's what I want to read!  And boy oh boy oh BOY it was flipping INCREDIBLE!  Full review to come soon, promise!  But for now, preorder time!!

Dark Star by Bethany Frenette
SUCH a hilarious book.  I'm in the middle right now and loving every moment.  It's almost like...if The Avengers was a book.  I dunno, maybe not that awesome, but it still has that epic superhero feel to it.  Like old fashioned Marvel superhero. :D

The Archived by Victoria Schwab
I can't wait to read this one!!  Seriously, it looks original and spooky and totally worth my time...  I hope it is as amazing as it sounds!

 Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel (Book 2)
This might have quite possibly made it to the Top 10 favorite books of 2012 list.  Not sure yet, but it's definitely close to holding that title.  It was so beautiful and amazing and wonderful and OH JUST GO READ MY REVIEW.

 Ascend by Amanda Hocking - $4
Loser that I am, I haven't read any of Hocking's books.  So, no, I haven't read any of the Trylle trilogy, but I so want to!  And now I own the whole trilogy - so yay!!

Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
My classics addiction has flared up again - keep scrolling down to see what I mean.  I think Swann's Way looks extremely unusual and totally what I want - a personal and very detailed insight into French culture.  OH yah baby!

Graceling by Kristin Cashore - $4
I am intrigued...I don't know if I'll like it, but I'm willing to give it a go. :)

Sherlock Holmes by Doyle - $.50
My mommy bought this for's a 1950's copy and it's got so much character!

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand - $1
I don't like the story, but come on.  It's in French.  How could I pass that up?! 

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett - $1
Looks. So. GOOD.

City of Glory by Beverly Swerling - $1
LOOK at how gorgeous this cover is!!!  I would have probably bought it even if it DIDN'T look so amazing.  But it does - so bonus!!

The Bostonians by Henry James
See what I mean?  These full-priced classics (even if they are pretty cheap) are going to buy me out of house and home. ;)

The Possessed by Fyodor Dostoevsky
 Not only am I a classics junkie....but I'm a Dostoevsky junkie.  I'll read his stuff over and over and over again.  He's like, top 5 favorite authors ever.  Yep, he made the epic list.  I plan to keep him there for eternity.

And viola!  The piles and piles and piles I've purchased in the last month...or know. :D
Aren't they just pretty??? *swoons*



  1. Graceling is fan-freaking-tastic!

  2. Briana @ Bree's BooksAugust 31, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    You've definitely had a month of awesome! haha

    I'm really curious about Eve & Adam. Super jealous of your signed copy of Throne of Glass and ARC of The Archived - I read the sneak peak from Netgalley and it was SO GOOD.

    Also, I've read and loved the Host. I can see why you'd be... hesitant to try it lol But I enjoyed it!

    Happy reading, Sierra! :)

  3. I am in awe of the awesome! Those vintage books seriously have me drooling all over my keyboard. So. Much. PRETTY!

    Hope you enjoy Graceling. I loved that one. Didn't like Fire though, so I'm hoping that Bitterblue makes up for it with awesomeness.

    Happy Reading!

  4. Thanks for the comment, Bree! :) I loooved Throne of Glass (Chaol was...SAWOON!) and The Archived and Eve & Adam look amazing! :D

    I'm also getting excited for The Host. Thanks for the rec! :)

  5. Hahahaha isn't it pretty much epically amazing!? I love it so much!! I'm sure I will enjoy all (most) of them! :D

  6. WOW!!! WOW!!! WOOOO!!! So many awesome books, I can't stop drooling!!! I love the vintage books you got, they look soooooo fabulous! they must have been quite expensive! Sherlock Homes!! Awwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OK, WAY too many exclamation marks!
    Evie - breathe.... *takes a deep breath*

    I'll try to comment in a civilized manner..

    I am so happy to see you got The Archived, too! I got it in the mail this week and was ecstatic. In fact, I just started reading it and it's delicious! Eve and Adam is supposedly pretty good too, though I am yet to crack that one open :)

    Moving on..
    Graceling is AMAZING, I hope you'll enjoy it!
    Dark Star - weeee!! Isn't the cover beautiful? I hope it's awesome and can't wait to see your review :D

    And Ascend? Well, that would be the only book I wasn't drooling over. I did not have a good relationship with Switched. Hate trolls! :D But glad to see you seem to be enjoying the series!

    Have fun reading all these wonderful book and sorry for my overly enthusiastic comment :) Please do stop by my blog sometimes, let's chat!

    Evie @Bookish

  7. A great mix of classics and contemporary you've got there. I'm really excited for Throne of Glass!! Enjoy reading and have a nice weekend:)

  8. I hope you get to Throne of Glass soon! :) It was a fantastic read! :) Thanks for the comment :D

  9. Ohhhh Evie this comment made me SOOO happy! :D I seriously love your enthusiasm! :D The Archived is really an interesting book and I hope you enjoy it! Graceling is definitely riding to the top of my TBR, thanks to so many recs ;) Dark Star was adorable and I hope you get to see it soon!

    Too bad you didn't like Switched! You know, I haven't read any of them yet, so there's still time for me to hate them (LOL) but I plan to read them soon. I don't like trolls either so I have no idea why I'm so excited. LOL ;)

    Thanks so much for the comment! I love your blog! :D