Just got home yesterday from visiting with the family and I managed yet again to bring back much more than I took. Since my aunt was having surgery, my mother and I went to the shopping centre to distract ourselves, and I ended up buying more books than I should have.
After a few hours browsing the stores with mum, I ended up with 14 new books to my name! I know what you're thinking... "did you really need them?", but seriously, I found some great deals thanks to the end of financial year sales (5 for $25 at a major book chain) and found some older hard to get books for as little as $3.50 at one store. So no, it didn't cost me an arm and a leg, but I have no idea where the heck I'm going to put them all considering I brought back nearly 100 books from my own collection I still have stashed at my family's place.
So what did I buy? Well, thank you for asking. My latest haul got me
A Wild Light- Marjorie M Liu
- Warrior Woman - Johanna Lindsey
The Flame and the Shadow- Denise Rossetti
- Working Stiff - Rachel Caine
Salt and Silver- Anna Katherine
- Death Most Definite - Trent Jamieson
- Real Vamps Don't Drink O-Neg - Tawny Taylor
- This Side of the Grave - Jeaniene Frost
- City of Souls - Vicki Pettersson
- Ill Wind - Rachel Caine
- Firestorm - Rachel Caine
- Weddings Can Be Murder - Christie Craig
- Carpe Demon - Julie Kenner
- Requim for a Mezzo - Carola Dunn
Plus, I also got a new book in the mail, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor. I think I'll be quite busy for the next week or so. This is on top of the nearly 2 dozen books I've gotten from the library that I have to get through in the next 3 weeks. Thankfully I've managed to read about 6 of those, but I still have Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London and Whispers Under Ground. I think I've nearly bitten off more than I can chew. Wish me luck!