Today, I bring you the 10 Literary Questions Tag, curtesy of the Green Onion, who tagged me. He was tagged by Marta, the Book Mermaid, who I have to mention because the original tag is in Portuguese and she translated it to English so peeps who don’t know Portuguese can do it too (like me!). You’re awesome, Marta!
And shout out to Green for tagging me! 😀 (Totally love his blog!)
Apparently for this tag, one must answer the following 10 questions and then tag 10 peeps to do it. Here I go! 😛
What is the most beautiful cover on your shelf?
Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn
Autumn Princess, Dragon Child by Lian Hearn
Never had I thought a day would come when I would purchase as many e-books as I do physical ones. I’m spoiled on the sweet deals I keep finding for e-books, but I doubt I’ll like them more than the physical copies. I’ll always prefer holding a book in my hand rather than reading on a screen.
And here’s the second part of my June book haul. My plan was to place it all in one post, but I got sleepy while working on the first one and decided to divide the haul so I could go to bed.
June favored me with great e-book deals, which has become my weakness. Why did I subscribe to so many newsletters offering deals?! I just hope that I’ll remember to read the e-books because it’s easy for me to forget that I own them.
The White Hart by Nancy Springer
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
Updraft by Fran Wilde
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, 20th Anniversary Hufflepuff edition
After weeks wracked with indecision about which of the Harry Potter 20th-anniversary editions I should get, I bought the Hufflepuff one because it’s in my favorite color, yellow. Blue is another of my favorite colors and I am a Ravenclaw, but I didn’t like the shade of blue that the Ravenclaw editions were published in. It was too dark. However, this bright yellow suits me well. I paired it with a postcard I bought when I visited the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Hirshhorn museum.
I have another large book haul!! 😀
There are two reasons for this:
- It seems that I’m doing these monthly now…maybe. I keep forgetting to post book hauls, which is weird because it’s one of my favorite type of post.
- And because I ran out of shelf space, I’ve started to purchase e-books. I’m also subscribed to newsletters that send me e-book deals everyday and because the prices for those deals are so low, I automatically hit the “buy” button whenever I see them.
Warm weather also has a lot to do with large purchase too, I think. I’m happier in spring/summer and I think I buy more books then.
Anyway, enough excuses! Here’s what I bought.
This will seem like a large book haul, but a month and few days has passed since I last posted one of these so let’s blame the abundance of books on the passing of time.
However, it’s been such a long time since I’ve bought these books, some of which I’ve read or mentioned in blog posts, that I feel as if I’ve already mentioned them in a haul post. So typing this feels like déjà vu.
Books I bought
It’s been a while since the celebration of my birthday and many of these were bought way before it came; but, since no one got me any books, I’ll count all these as my presents. 🙂
National Geographic: Wonders of the World
Scientific American MIND: The Mad Science of Creativity
Grammar Girl: The Ultimate Writing Guide for Students
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Mad Ship by Robin Hobb