Book Haul #72: Last of the Last

The last book haul I did was supposed to be my last one for the year. *Sigh* I’ve been kidding myself. I always fail miserably whenever I try to limit my book buying, but I’m going to try again since my birthday is now out of the way and I can’t think of any book I feel the need to urgently get.

For the next couple months (let’s say 4 months), I’ll get my books from the library if I don’t have it (exceptions for book club/buddy-read books). So let’s try this book buying ban again.

In the meantime, here are some stuff I recently got!

Purchases

Physical

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

I’m currently buddy-reading this with Emily at Embuhleeliest. We’re just a few pages in, but Glokta quickly caught my interest. So far, I’m most curious about him.

Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar, illus. by Dave Johnson, Andrew Robinson, Killian Plunkett, Walden Wong

I read this years ago and really liked it. It’s probably the only Superman comic book I’ve ever read and probably will ever read because I’m not a Superman fan. I had to get a copy because I liked it so much. (my review)

Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry

A friend recommended this because I love zombie TV shows and movies and am now getting into zombie books.

Lent by Jo Walton

This is the second book I own by this author, but I’ve yet to read any of their work. I have a strong feeling, however, that I’ll be a fan of their work once I start reading. Lent sounds so interesting. I had to get it. I picked it up on Independent Bookstore Day.

Assassin’s Quest: The Illustrated Edition by Robin Hobb, illus. by Magali Villeneuve

I FINALLY got myself a copy thereby completing my collection of this edition of the Farseer trilogy. I wanted to get it signed, but the cheapskate in me took over and urged me to get it from my store instead where I’d get a discount. 😊 (my review)

A Wizard’s Dozen: Stories of the Fantastic by Michael Stearns (ed.), illus. by Michael Hussar

It just seems like it’ll be a delightful, entertaining read. I read parts of the first story while in the store and was chuckling at what I read.

Oddity by Eli Brown, illus. by Karin Rytter

Ugh! LOVE the cover!! I kept looking at it every time I work in the bookstore, trying to avoid getting it. Well, I failed and got it.

The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

SUCH a gorgeous cover! It’s an upcoming read for my book club.

Footnotes From the World’s Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments From Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers by Bob Eckstein (illus.)

I saw this one day while working in the bookstore. It was in a box of new books received at the store and… I just had to have it. I set it aside for myself, lol! That’s one of the dangers of being a bibliophile working in a bookstore: You’ll always spot a book you want to leave with.

Alien Nation by Sandro Bassi (illus.)

Another Indie Bookstore Day purchase. I saw the cover and became intrigued. I did a quick flip through and had to get it too. It reminds me of The Arrival by Shaun Tan (illus.), which is a favorite.

Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away by Hélène Druvert (illus.)

LOVE this one! I was drawn to the cover and knew it was mine. It was placed on that table at the bookstore to await my arrival to purchase it.


Borrowed

Library
The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn, narr. by Rosalyn Landor

It’s the second novel in the Bridgerton series. I listened to it on audio and quite liked it although not as much as the first.

Deadpool: World’s Greatest, Vol. 1: Millionaire With a Mouth by Gerry Duggan, illus. by Mike Hawthorne

I wanted more Deadpool after watching the two movies again, so I borrowed this. It was okay but not what I wanted.


AND THAT’S IT, HOPEFULLY, FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR — For real this Time.

21 thoughts on “Book Haul #72: Last of the Last

  1. Omg! You have Lent to read! Possibly the weirdest of Walton’s books, but one I really enjoyed …
    Can’t wait to hear what you think of it Zeezee! 😃

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  2. The one that retained most of my attention was the one about the book stores. Second came the Wizard’s dozen (nice cover), but I lost interest when I learned that it was a collection of short stories. At first I thought it would be some wizard variation based upon the theme of the Dirty Dozen, but no.

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    1. Yup you did! 😊 It sounds so interesting.
      Lol! Indeed. I always find something else worth getting. But I’m gonna try resisting for the next 4 months. We’ll see if I can hold out.

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  3. I’ve been really curious to try Jo Walton. I don’t think I’ve collected any physical books yet but do have 3 ebooks. Based on the titles I love the sound of A Wizard’s Dozen and Footnotes From the World’s Greatest Bookstores. I also love the idea, as bad as it would be for me, of working in a bookstore. 🙂

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    1. Walton’s books often have a very interesting premise. I’d love to try their work too.
      Lol it’s a lot of fun to work in a bookstore, but I often wish I interacted only with books and coworkers — no customers.

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  4. What a haul! Now I am itching to buy some of these! 😂 That Assassin’s Quest looks amazing, and I really need to read something by Walton!

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