Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Buys - The New Years Edition

YAY!  First Friday Buys of the year! :)

This is a collection of the books I got for Christmas, received around Christmas, and bought after Christmas.  I had so much fun! :)

Austenland by Shannon Hale
Bought with GC.  Can I just say how much I love this book?  It was pretty much the best. :))

Splintered by A. G. Howard - hardcover received from publisher
I had already received an ARC from Abrams, but they sent me another hardcopy!  So excited!

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
I can't wait to read some Hemingway for the first time ever!

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Again, can't wait!

A lovely journal from my mama and a reader's planner from the bestie!  They're amazing! :D 

How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend by Janette Rallison
$3 paperback on Amazon - I love their bargain books!  And I've been needing some more Rallison very badly!

Wildwing by Emily Whitman
Hey guys!  Remember this post?  Well, I BOUGHT IT!  Whoohoo!!  And it was only $7 for this brand new hardcover on Amazon! :)))

Cinemagogue by James Harleman
A Christmas present form a dear friend - who knows my love of movies and their art, and trying to find a Gospel message in movies!  This book is PERFECT for me! :)

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
I need to write my review...for this book...which I read a year ago.  SHAME!  But it was really brilliant!!!!! <3 p="p">

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens 
(Lot's of love going on here.)

Ward No. 6 and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
I'm madly in love with Russian lit, and I've been wanting to read good short stories lately, because I'm not a big short story person and only a few (coughPoecough) are worth reading to me.  So this should be good!

Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook
ARC received from the publisher.
I already read it - it was very good and my review will be up soon!

Some fun SWAG I received with the book below...

The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge
Guys guy guys guys guys I just traded one of my unwanted books for this AMAZING brand new hardcover copy of The Iron Thorn.  GORGEOUS.

Tartuffe by Moleire
School reads ;)

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
More school reads ;)

An Enemy of the People by Henrik Isben
Annnd more school ;)

The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
I am not sure what to do with this...I found it for cheap and bought it to get a 10 books for $1 I want to read it but I'm not sure.  I've heard so many mixed things.  Anyone want to add their thoughts? Let me know what you thought of it!

The Esspressologist by Kristina Springer
Cheap - $5 on Amazon - and looks adoooorable! :)

Salvation by Anne Osterlund
Received from author for review - my review comes up on Monday - WITH A GIVEAWAY!
The book was awesome and you should totally come back and read the review and enter the giveaway ;)

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
So, New Years Eve I was feeling kind of a weird mood...and when I went to the bookstore I was really wishing Laura @ A Work of Fiction could be with me.  But she lives in Australia, so she can't.  So I bought one of her favorite books and sat and hugged it and pretended she was there.
What else can I do when I'm missing my bestie who lives halfway across the Universe?!


So there it is, friends!  What have you got these last few days/weeks/months?  Link me up below!  I wanna see what you got for Christmas!  Those are always my favorite IMM's ;)


  1. Wow! That is a lot of books! I think you must like shopping as much as I do! I have read splintered, and I have a copy of david copperfield but I haven't read the others. Hope you enjoy them all!

  2. Haha! Isn't it?! Totally crazy....i need to slow down on the book buying! ;) And I hope I enjoy them all as well! :)

    Thanks for commenting, Sarah!

  3. Wowza! Those are some awesome books and a lot of them! Happy reading to you. :)

  4. What a wonderful pile of books you got there, Sierra :) I have only read A farewell to arms, but then again I really did enjoy it. At first I wasn't quite sure what I felt about it, but the story has stayed with me over the years and I do feel that is a sign of a great story.

  5. Tessa @ Or Up to the StarsJanuary 12, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    I love Shannon Hale. I love Jane Austen. Why haven't I read Austenland yet?

    Here's my Christmas book haul:

  6. So many awesome books! I need to read Splintered, heard such great things about it. And that cover is beyond gorgeous! I'm glad you like Nobody But Us. I'm planning on reading it in a couple weeks. Happy reading :)

  7. Thanks Aimee! :)

  8. I definitely can't wait to read A Farewell to Arms - it seems like it'll be a book I love! :)

  9. Yes! I love Splintered's cover! GORGEOUS! :) And Nobody But Us was good and worth the read - I look forward to your review of it! :)

    Thanks Krista! :)

  10. I could go on forever about all of the things that I would love to have here. I love the journal, have been trying to read Hemingway for too long, dying to read Splintered, still trying to read The Shack... You have a wonderful and diverse list here. Enjoy!

  11. Thanks for the comment, Steph! :) I'm glad you loved this list - I quite enjoy it as well! haha ;) I hope we both love all of them, yah? Cheers! <3