This past week has been great when it comes to books coming into my possession. I had a huge haul over the weekend plus a lot of book mail come in. Let’s start off with two giveaway wins that I was super excited for!
I couldn’t believe when I won an arc of Illuminae, if you’ve been on Twitter, you know this book is super hyped. So I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Let’s just say it didn’t take me very long to devour it and I should have my review up soon, so keep an eye out! I was also super excited to win Air Awakens from Elise Kova herself! If you recall, Air Awakens was a book I chose for a WoW post a couple weeks ago. (You can find that here.) This hardcover came signed and personalized PLUS a signed postcard and bookmark. Look how gorgeous it all is together! I can’t wait to read it.
Awhile back I also won a curated box giveaway which I had no idea what was going to be in it but who doesn’t love surprises?! There were the two books that came in it besides a whole bunch of awesome little goodies!
Let me just say that I’m so happy to finally have these on my shelves! They are amazing books and if you love strong female main characters and haven’t read these, what are you waiting for?! Go read them!
Next up was Goodwill find that I instantly grabbed when I saw it on the shelf. Now, this book has a bit of a story.
Back in the sixth grade I had just switched schools and didn’t really know too many people. As always, I was sticking my nose in books where I felt most comfortable. At the time that I was reading this, I was introduced to a person who became a close friend until almost the end of high school. This friend started calling me Lily and the name just sort of stuck. Only she called me Lily, so this book kind of holds a special place in my heart. I’ve never seen a hardcover of it or really found a copy of it that wasn’t in horrible condition, so needless to say it came home with me!
I went to a local festival over the weekend for a vendor fair and I found this huge set up of used books. There were tables and tables of books, and these super cute elderly ladies were running. I spent a lot of time going through boxes and stumbled upon six fairly new arcs! 5 from 2014/2015 and 1 from 2011. I was really surprised to find them and couldn’t help but pick them up. A few of them I’ve been wanting to check out recently.
I also picked up this amazing 1965 Lord of the Rings box set! The box itself wasn’t in the best condition but the books were pristine. And for the Wife, I got a couple nautical/ship themed books, since she isn’t really interested in books but these peaked her interest.
Ironically, the day we went to the vendor fair, that morning I had picked up this amazing soft cover (almost leather like) Tolkien Dictionary. Not knowing that later that day I’d find a Lord of the Rings box set.
And last but not least, yesterday my pre-order of Queen of Shadows FINALLY arrived!