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Everything Alyce: January book haul!

Monday, 15 February 2016

January book haul!

I know, I know, it's the middle of February, why am I only just posting my January book haul?! Well, that would be because I completely forgot about it (sorry not sorry, I've been super SUPER busy this month!) but better late than never, right?!

eBooks:
The Red Rising trilogy is absolutely faultless, so I'm going to purchase it in every format at some point. 'Golden Son' was only 99p for Kindle, so I had to buy it! 
'Mark of Blood and Alchemy' is the prequel to 'Curio', and it was a free download. I didn't like 'Curio' too much because I felt like the world wasn't properly set-up or explained - hopefully this will clear up some of the muddling history.

Christmas gifts: 
I feel awful, because I totally forgot to haul these two books last month! I received them from my Secret Santa, DeweyGirlUK, through The Broke and The Bookish. I'm beyond excited to read 'The Leftovers' - hopefully it'll final convince me to watch the show!

I also got given these two Laurell K. Hamilton books from my best friend. I'm counting them as Christmas presents - the covers are gorgeous and I definitely need to read these soon.

Graphic novels: 
I've been reading a lot of graphic novels recently, so when I saw a signed copy of 'Nimona' in my local Waterstones? Well, I just couldn't resist it. I decided to buy 'Lumberjanes' as well, because I'd heard amazing things about it - I'll probably be reading one, if not both, of these beauties by the end of February. 

Charity shopping:
I actually managed to control myself this month! I know twelve books is still a lot of books, but they're all either books I've been looking for for a while or are by authors who I adore - I'm excited about all of them, which is something I'm happy with. 

Library book sale:
I only purchased five books through the library book sale this month. I'm most excited about Lia Habel's zombie duology and the collection of Terry Pratchett short stories - I adore short stories, so I think it'll be the perfect way for me to finally explore his writing. 

Owlcrate:
Last, but certainly not least, I received all of the above in January's Owlcrate. I was very happy with my Pop Vinyl of Severus Snape - it arrived a couple of days after Alan Rickman's death, so it felt very appropriate. I also adore 'The Raven Boys' bookmark and the 'Throne of Glass' art print - they're both so beautiful!
I had heard brilliant things about 'Worlds of Ink and Shadow', so I'm very pleased with this box and I'm excited about trying something new. 

So, all together in January I only purchased or acquired 26 books which I feel quite proud of. I know it's still a lot, but at least it's not up in the fifties! Sorry for posting this haul so late: I promise February's will be much more timely. 

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