So over the last three days I was bad and bought my first books for 2015. On Saturday I went into my local bookshop and couldn't resist taking home with me The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Such a beautiful cover, and it feels lovely and suede-like as well which is a bonus.
Then on Sunday I went online (originally just to check my email) and found my way to the Book Depository - for the first time this year! - and bought some classics (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by R.L Stevenson and Orlando by Virginia Woolf) as well as the first book in the Kingkiller Chronicles, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. This book has been well represented on YouTube and I've held off till now as I'm still not sure that I'll like it. But you've got to take a chance on a new book every now and then. Unfortunately now I have to play the waiting game. I won't get the books till the end of the week at the earliest.
Yesterday, Monday, I went to town and happened to find the hardcover of Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes plus a discounted copy of The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (down to $5!). The plain Penguin cover copy of Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov was on sale as well, and I couldn't resist the beauty that is A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. That cover is so gorgeous. I've resisted buying this for the last couple weeks, but finally caved.
Finally when I was at the counter paying for my books there was a box beside the register that had some free audiobooks. Ever the sucker for a good audiobook I sorted through them and found the last remaining copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland read by Miriam Margolyes.
In all I've had a great week in terms of new books. Hopefully my Boxing Day Sale order from Book Outlet will turn before the end of the month - order includes Red Shirts by John Scalzi, Artemis Awakening by Jane Lindskold, Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong and Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski - and I have two orders to pick up before the end of the month from local outlets as well. So if I add those (Snugglepot & Cuddlepie by May Gibbs, Clash of Kings/Feast of Crow/Storm of Swords 1 & 2 by George R.R. Martin, plus The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly) I've totally exceeded my monthly quota for books! Oh, and I need to order some new releases for early Feb by then too!
So many books, not enough bookshelves ;-D
I hope you have luck finding some great books this month and until next time,