In stead of a Musing Monday post this week, I will be posting a blog post about my most recent book haul in stead. It will be the last one for a while (if I can behave myself), and I’m very excited about the books which I managed to snatch up this time around!
So, while I was working on my last book haul post, and while I was typing that I would not be buying any more books for a while…I received an email from bookoutlet.ca hahaha. They had a sale on and…I am so so weak.
I have images of Cersei being walked through King’s Landing, and the words “shame shame shame” going through my mind right now. Hahahaha.
And without further ado, here are some rambles about each of these books, and why I bought them!
Half-Minute Horrors by Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman, James Patterson, Holly Black, Margaret Atwood, and more.
This book came up while I was searching for “Holly Black” on bookoutlet.ca, and while I would have normally skipped over this title, I stopped and added it to my cart. I had seen the image on the front cover before, on a playlist on 8tracks! It reminded me a lot of Boxtrolls, and I wanted to know what it was from! So what are the chances that I would find it like this? It also turned out to be my kind of book, as it’s a little bit creepy, while remaining tasteful. My sister and I actually read just a few sentences of Lemony Snicket’s story, and it turns out that we cannot read this book at night! And yes, another reason why I bought this book was because it contains stories by Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman, JAmes Patterson, Holly Black, and Margaret Atwood, to name a few.
Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite
I have been a fan of Poppy Z. Brite’s writing for over a decade now. She is just so unique. But she may not be your thing if you’re not into horror, gore, or homosexual relationships. I read Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite twelve years ago, and it still remains one of my favourite books. I’ve actually read it maybe about six times in total now. Exquisite Corpse is one of Brite’s books which I have been trying to get my hands on for some time, but I could never find anywhere. It’s hard to find her books in general, and this book in particular appears to be considerably rare. When I saw it on Bookoutlet, then, it should come as no surprise that I swiped it up!
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
This has been on my wishlist for a bit. I have heard good things and back things about it, but the plot was intriguing enough for me to ignore the bad things and just go for it. Plus, it was pretty cheap on Bookoutlet haha. The plot is supposed to be somewhat gothic, which is a genre that I love. Needless to say, I am excited to read this book.
The New Hunger: A Warm Bodies Novella by Isaac Marion
Although I’m not very into zombies, when I first heard about the Warm Bodies movie coming out, I became really excited. And because I didn’t have the patience for the movie to come out, and because I like reading the book version of films first (if there is one), I went and checked to see if there was a Warm Bodies book. And there was! I got it from the library right away (because I wasn’t sure if I’d like the writing, and I literally had NO money back then). I found that I really liked Isaac Marion’s writing, and the creepiness of the book as well as the funny bits. I can’t decide whether I like the book or the film better, because I like both of them for different reasons. Also, are you noticing a theme with this book haul….?
Rooms by Lauren Oliver
I put Rooms on my wishlist a few months back, because…surprise surprise, the plot reminded me of something from a Poppy Z. Brite book. I hadn’t realized it until now, but Brite really influenced my experience with and expectations from literature! The best way to describe how the plot of Rooms (as well as Brite’s Drawing Blood and Lost Souls) is that of a horror story which is almost at the point of being too scary, but doesn’t cross that boundary. It just kind of flirts along the edges of being overly scary, while providing mystery and suspense.
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
And finally, the last book of the haul, and also the main reason why I made this purchase to begin with. Don’t get me wrong, I really wanted the books discussed above, but I really really wanted Truthwitch from Bookoutlet because the price for the hardcover was just amazing. It’s in such good condition too! Anyway, I keep hearing about this book, and I’m a sucker for high fantasy. I can’t wait to read this book, seriously. I wish my TBR pile was smaller, so that I could get to it sooner. Sigh. I should stop signing up for ARCs with deadlines for when the reviews have to be up, haha. I need to get to the many books I’ve bought over the last few months,
Have you read any of these books? Or are they on your wishlist? What’s in your most recent book haul?!
I’d love to know! Tell me about it in the comments below!