Monday, February 15, 2010

Books, Books, and more books

It's raining books at my house...or at least it was yesterday. I had received a $25 gift card for Borders in the mail on Saturday, so Sunday I went to my local store to use it. Those never last very long in my wallet.

Borders just happened to have one book on sale that I was interested in, a coupon for me to use on a regular priced item, and a decent select of clearance items. Need I say more? In total, I walked away with 8 books and only spent $34.07.

Here's what I got and what I paid for it. Normally I wouldn't tell you what I paid for it, but the deals were so darn good!

Half-Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer
I paid $2.99 for this book. It's a hardback and has a tear on the front cover, but otherwise it's in excellent condition. I've ready a couple of books by this author and enjoyed them, so it was well worth the price.

20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
I paid $2.99 for this one. This is the one I'm the most excited for. I have plans to read it with some friends in October, so I knew I would end up buying a copy anyway.

Eleventh Grade Burns by Heather Brewer
This is one that I planned on getting yesterday since the author will be doing a book signing on the 22nd and I plan to go. Borders is hosting that signing, so I don't feel bad buying it ahead of time with a coupon. I paid $11.38 for my copy.

Fallen by Lauren Kate
This is the other one that I had intended to pick up while at the bookstore. It was advertised as being 40% off and only cost me $10.79.

Isn't the cover great? I love that dress and, well, I just love the cover.

Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
I bought this in hardcover for $1. It is large print, but for $1, worth it.
I loved Lucia, Lucia. I have read the first two in the Big Stone Gap series and not been thrilled (liked the first better than the 2nd though). So this one, have heard it's good but hadn't planned to buy it. I couldn't pass it up for $1 though.

Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward
I got this one in hardback for $1
This is book #7, and I haven't read any in this series. However I've heard some good things about it and was interested. I figured for $1, it was worth it to have the book on hand. I'll hopefully be able to read #1 in the series this year.

Cross my Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
I got this one in hardback for $1.99
Hopefully this one is good too. It's not the first in the series, but hoping that it doesn't matter if I read them out of order. It sounds like a cute YA.

Vanished by Kat Richardson
I got this one in hardback for $1 too.
This is the only one that I don't think was familiar to me and I don't think I have read any reviews on it. However I liked the cover and the storyline was interesting.

Have any of you read any books by this author, in the Greywalker series? Interested to hear your thoughts.


Literary Feline said...

I love it when I can get such a great deal buying books. And you barely had to spend any on your recent bookstore venture! I've been going a little book crazy lately when it comes to buying books, I confess. I'm afraid to admit to how many. LOL

I haven't read any of the books you list, but they all sound good. The 20th Century Ghosts is one I'm really looking forward to reading.

Kris said...

I'm trying to read more of the books I own, one reason I signed up for so many challenges, but I was feeling the need to bring some new books into my home. haha! So glad I got a sale and I can't wait to get to 20th Century Ghosts.

bermudaonion said...

Going on a book shopping spree is so much fun! I love that you got a book to read in October - that's planning ahead. Enjoy your new goodies!

Kris said...

Bermudaonion - it was a lot of fun. I haven't spent time in a bookstore in months.

I do like to plan ahead! haha! It made me feel better about my purchase, knowing I had plans to buy one of the books anyway.

Serena said...

looks like you got some great books. Happy reading.

Anna said...

You did great! Enjoy your new books!

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Josette said...

Very nice books you got there! I like the cover of Eleventh Grade Burns and Fallen. Always wanted to read Fallen. It's one of the current book hypes on book blogs! :)

I also have an award for you at my blog.