Wow! It’s my 50th book haul post! 😀 I think I should celebrate this. Maybe buy myself another book or something.
Anyway, here’s what I got since last time.
Marlon James is one of my favorite authors, though I’ve only read one of his now four books. But the one I read — The Book of Night Women, a historical fiction novel set on a plantation in Jamaica, — is one of my favorite books; so I was beyond excited when it was announced couple years back that he would write a fantasy novel.
I do hope you all are warm and cozy unlike me, who’s stuck under a mountain of snow and am freezing! Well, not really. But it did snow two days ago and I am cold.
On the plus side, though, the snow is melting and I AM HOSTING A GIVEAWAY TODAY!! 😀 It’ll be the second one I’ve hosted on my blog. (Yeahie me!)
I’ve partnered with Literary Book Gifts for this GIVEAWAY.
Literary Book Gifts is an online store that sells literary-themed clothing and accessories.
Products include t-shirts…
**Deep breath in** Ahh…the first book haul of the year. Who isn’t excited for that.
So in this haul are two books that I bought in the old year, hence the title of this post — “Old to New.” Anywho, to the books! 😀
Bought last year
I immediately fell in love with the cover of this children’s picture book when I saw it in the bookstore over the Christmas holidays. I love the illustrations and the design of the cover as well as the pages within. It’s so beautiful. I HAD to buy it.
Christmas is almost here!! 😀 I’ve decided to do a holiday-themed BBC post. BBC is a meme I started where I feature books with beautiful covers. For this edition, I’ll focus on boxed sets, which are great gifts for book lovers, especially if it’s a boxed set of a series the person loves.
This post is a little late, but there’s still some time left to shop for gifts before Christmas hits!
Wildwood Chronicles by Colin Meloy, illus. by Carson Ellis
Helloooo EVERYONE who follows my blog or is just passing by! Glad to see you all again. I know it’s been a while since I last posted something. Life has been VERY busy because now yah girl is juggling 2 jobs and hardly has time for anything else. I’m so behind on my usual posts that I’m debating whether or not to do a November roundup (especially since we’re now in the middle of December).
But here I am! Back. And posting a book haul because a) it’s been a while since I’ve done so and b) I WORK IN A BOOKSTORE AND GOT A GREAT DISCOUNT!!! 😀 😀 I was so excited about the discount that I went a little crazy and bought more than I intended. I even ended up purchasing Michelle Obama’s Becoming twice! >> One for me and one for my auntie. 🙂 EVERYONE is getting her book. I can’t wait to read it.
This edition of BBC, a meme I started where I feature books with beautiful covers, will focus on the robust colors of autumn.
I love autumn colors. They are rich and majestic. When I walk among trees donned in fall colors, I feel as if I’m walking among royalty about to partake in autumnal festivities. I love the mustard yellows, dark greens, plums, burnt oranges, maroons, and rich, warm browns. Ahh… Autumn. It hasn’t yet fully arrived in my part of the world, but I feel tendrils of it in the air as it slowly creeps in.
To herald it’s coming, here are some book covers in autumnal covers.
Before the Feast by Saša Stanišić, trans. from German by Anthea Bell
A month has passed since I last posted one, which isn’t a big deal, but…I’m just surprised at myself that haven’t thought of posting a haul in a while. Also I needed a topic for this post. Anyway, here’s what I got!