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Book Haul (July #2)

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!

CndHGIxVUAAYDpC.jpgSo, 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 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.

WceGgDUNlCA8RPHOz66AbHHs4RI12Vqg+OoBRGBrKx0gjMb1TSGn63!P3!BaM61Ycim7TPw2yzIaTKEqk4wNnEK98g0NpPTZLLqANpHiMF5Q5iDKyCBWtzAWMsmQ+7PK.pngThis book came up while I was searching for “Holly Black” on, 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

ezgif-1152976994.gifI 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

Warm-Bodies-3-warm-bodies-r-and-julie-34892160-245-245.gifAlthough 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

ezgif-2764411054.gifAnd 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!

13 thoughts on “Book Haul (July #2)

  1. I read Truthwitch when it first came out and I really enjoyed it…though I imagine that I’ll have to re-read it at the end of the year in preparation for Windwitch. And I have The Winner’s Curse on my TBR.

    Also, I’m the same way when it comes to getting books. I told myself that I needed to slow down on buying books and then Book Outlet sent me an e-mail saying that books on my wishlist were available, and since I needed them to complete certain collections, I had to go on immediately and buy them. It’s a very serious addiction.

    1. I’m glad to hear another good thing about Truthwitch! Thank you 🙂

      Yeah it sounds like my kind of story, and I’m glad I bought it. I’m also happy that I’m not the only person in the world to not have read The Winner’s Curse haha.

      And oh yes, the wishlist emails are bad too. I completely understand having to complete collections, as I’m always trying to do that too. Being a bibliophile is hard! 😛

      1. I have people tell me all the time that I can just go to my library, which is true for about 50% of the YA I read and maybe 10% of the fantasy/sci-fi. My library doesn’t seem to be as on top of new releases as I am. Also I have a Master’s degree in Library Science so I have tried numerous times to get a job at the library and every time they have said no. So I just operate my personal library as if it is a library for my friends. I have created a spreadsheet that functions as my catalog and I keep a record of who borrows which books. Thankfully though I don’t insist on due dates, just that the books are returned in good condition. If you ruin my book you have to replace it with a new copy.

        1. I’m sorry that the library keeps saying no. It’s so hard for young people like us to get jobs these days, even with Master’s degrees. I have one in English Literature, and am having no luck with my job hunting.

          And I like that spreadsheet idea! I should start doing that, because I’ve had books go missing simply because I couldn’t remember who I’d lent it to, haha.

          1. I have a BA in English Literature. I’ve lost count of the number of people who have asked me if I regret my choice of education field and if I could go back and do it again, would I pick something different. The answer is simply no. I love books and that’s all I want to do with myself. Right now I work in a factory that builds clothes dryers. It isn’t at all glamorous but it pays my bills and keeps me supplied in books and gives me the time to blog, Bookstagram, read, and write, so I am happy with that.

            1. I get asked the same thing and my answer would also be the same. It sucks that so many of us can’t seem to find work in the fields for which we’re trained. But I’m glad that your job is enabling you to do all of those things!

    1. Ohhh that’s good to hear! And I’ll definitely review The New Hunger once I’m finished reading it. Not sure what that’ll be but…yeah. And I was kind of hoping for a sequal first, while this is a prequal, but the sequal is coming soon 🙂 so that’s okay

  2. I have never read any of these books but they’re going to be on my TBR list now! I especially want to read the Half-Minute Horrors that you mentioned. It sounds like my sort of thing too and it has some of favorite authors in it! Thank you so much for the rec! You just increased my TBR list (it is long and it’ll take me a million years lol). But I definitely want to check it out. I haven’t had a book haul in a long time unfortunately. I need to plan a book spree ASAP. Your book haul’s super cool though, and I totally understand how you feel when you get an email with books on sale lol.

    1. You’re welcome! I’m glad that I’m not weird for liking some of these books! Hahaha. And I understand about the TBR list…mine is like 3+ shelves now….I need to stop buying books, and just read the ones I have. And awee I hope you share your next book haul! I’d love to see it 🙂 Also, yes…those emails. I bought 2 more books off Bookoutlet yesterday…because one of them I’d been waiting to appear on there…and then today I get an email telling me that they have the third book of a trilogy that I’ve been wanting to complete and read…SIGH. I won’t buy it though…not worth the shipping.

  3. Woaah, such a great selection you have here! I really want to read Rooms by Oliver just because I’ve enjoyed some of her previous works. I hope you enjoy all of these novels! 😀

    -Jess @jbelkbooks

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