Friday, August 1, 2014

Mini Book Haul: July 31, 2014

So yesterday, after an exhausting day of riding rides at an amusement park, my friend and I called it a day and headed for the comforts of home. We rode rides, we ate food that was bad for us, and we were tired. We decided to go get dinner, and ended up at Half Price Books.

I got lucky because the hardcover of The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling that I saw a few days ago was still there, so I snatched it up and took it home. I was so happy. And then I did a little happy dance because I bought a book by Jo on her birthday. I'd say that one will be a memorable purchase.

I'd really wanted to buy it the other day, but some lady was sitting on the stool for like fifteen minutes and would not move when I went to grab it. She just sat there and texted! Who does that in a bookstore? She blocked two entire shelves just because she wouldn't move. It annoyed me, but at least she didn't cost me the book.

Then I went over to the YA section and found Thirteen Reasons Why. I've been wanting to read this too, and even though they are selling a ton of brand new paperbacks of it there, I wanted the hardcover version. Also, I really love how the title is stylized. It is interesting (TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY). I know I'll get annoyed by typing that.

I'm really excited to have both of these books. It might be a while because I have so many books to read, but I'll get to them soon.

Happy reading.


  1. Hey Erin! I loved Thirteen Reasons Why! It was one of the first few YA books I've read when I started reviewing. I can't wait to hear your thoughts about it. :)

  2. It sure does seem like it's going to be good. I kind of like YA books like that. It seems to fall in that group with The Perks of Being a Wallflower and It's Kind of a Funny Story. I might have to put it at the top of my TBR pile.

  3. I really enjoyed Thirteen Reasons Why! I think that you will really like it! I have yet to read The Casual Vacancy because I've heard so many mixed things about it, but maybe I'll pick it up if you end up enjoying it!

    Amber @ The Book Cookies

  4. Amber, I started Thirteen Reasons Why today, and so far, I like it. I can't believe that it was released so long ago and I've yet to pick it up.

    I know about all the mixed feelings on The Casual Vacancy, but I tend to read books with mixed reviews a lot. I hope I like it. That will be one that I'll have to review.


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