Sunday, November 11, 2012

Book Haul 4

Yay~ Books! :D

One of the things I love about my university is that they have an annual book sale. There are some nice treasures for only a dollar or two! This is the last year I'll be able to take advantage of it though. I also went to Barnes and Noble this week because I had a little extra cash.

See that tiny, flat book on top of the pile? It's an old cookbook/recipe book that I got at my uni's book sale. It has a bunch of old/traditional recipes from the Virgin Islands. I thought it was cute but the font on the cover is hard to read. :p Underneath it though is The Kit Runner! I have been meaning to get my hands on this book for a while now especially after reading A Thousand Splendid Suns by the same author.

The next two books are the ones I got from Barnes and Noble. They are Outliers and Tiger's Curse. A few weeks ago a guest speaker came to my uni and talked with us art students. He did mostly animation work and was involved in a start-up. He mentioned Outliers and I saw it on sale so I grabbed it. It is pretty interesting so far. Tiger's Curse has such a beautiful cover! I can stare at it for hours honestly lol. Actually, I was looking for a different book but couldn't find it and forgot the name of the author and title so I grabbed Tiger's Curse instead. A friend from goodreads is reading this whole series and I keep seeing her updates so I have hopes for this book.

The last three books are ones that I also got at my uni's book sale. They are The Red Tent which I have been kind of wanting to read for a while too but it wasn't a priority book, It Ate Billing on Christmas (lol) and some art book in German from 1988. o.O

Friday, November 9, 2012

Book Blogger Hop: Pretty Covers

Book Blogger Hop was created by Crazy For Books as a way to connect book bloggers and readers together. This week The Fake Steph is hosting the question.

Is there a book series that you're not totally into, but still keep buying new releases because you love the covers?

Not really. There are so many other books out there with beautiful covers that probably have more interesting stories and characters. A pretty cover can draw me to the book but if I don't like the story/characters then I'm not going to continue reading.

I almost considered getting the next book in the House of Night series because I really like those covers and want a good vampire story but I just really disliked the main character.

I am still trying to finish Alice in Zombieland. I put it down because I wasn't enjoying it at the time but hopefully the story picks up. But I brought the book because it was an Alice story and had such a beautiful cover. If I don't like the story though, I am not getting the next book in the series regardless of how pretty the cover might be.

Lol I didn't mean to turn this into a rant. :p