Present…

I got to go to the bookstore today and get my Valentine’s Day present from my hubby. I love going to the bookstore regardless of the occasion. But I got some new books to read, which you’ll see below. One book I added furthers a series I’m in the middle of reading and the others are new books I discovered while shopping. Even better is I saved 10% on my purchase for being a member and I had a coupon for $10 off on top of that.

Nightfall by Jake Halpern & Peter Kujawinski
Wildefire by Karsten Knight
The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs
The End and Other Beginnings (Stories from the Future) by Veronica Roth
Scream and Scream Again by R. L. Stine

Latest trip…

Today, I not only had a day off from work but I was free to go do what I wanted to do. It’s my first free day since Christmas. I finally have a day where I can go to the local bookstore in my town and spend the gift cards that I got for Christmas. I had fun shopping at my local bookstore, as always. I was there from shortly after 10 am til about 1:30 in the afternoon but I could have spent a lot longer there if I’m being honest. The only reason I didn’t stay any longer is I ran out of money on my gift cards.

Me running to the bookstore to spend my gift cards

Anyway, here is a list of all the books I got at the bookstore on this trip…

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
The Last Seance by Agatha Christie
A Tale of Magic by Chris Colfer (autographed copy)
Creep by Eireann Corrigan
The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht
A Lush and Seething Hell by John Hornor Jacobs
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
Fireborne by Rosaria Munda
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Here comes Santa Claus!

Merry Christmas everyone! Thanks to my wonderful hubby, I got a lot of wonderful things this year for Christmas. I got the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Luigi’s Mansion 3 for the Nintendo Switch, an Amazon gift card and a gift card to the local bookstore. I also woke up with quite a few things in my stockings….a Michael Myers plush doll, a few Harry Potter items and an assortment of candy.

I also got quite a few things from different family members and friends. Some more gift cards to the local bookstore, a new wallet, a pair of warm house shoes, a necklace, a bracelet, a 2 year planner, one of those adult coloring books and many more.

Major Announcement!

It was recently announced on Twitter that Christopher Paolini is making a new book and it will be released on 09.15.2020 (nearly a year away, ugh!). This new book, titled “To Sleep in a Sea of Stars”, sounds very much like a science fiction novel to me. This book is available for pre-order already at several major retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and more. I think I’m going to be giving this book a read when it comes out. What about you?

Synopsis: You flew on the wings of a dragon, now soar into a sea of stars. . . .

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a story of enormous intergalactic weight and consequence, but also of deeply personal human strength, compassion, and awe.

During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, xenobiologist Kira Navárez finds an alien relic that thrusts her into the wonders and nightmares of first contact. Epic space battles for the fate of humanity take her to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and, in the process, transform not only her—but the entire course of history.

“Fort Whiskey” by David Banks

I recently finished reading this book and I wanted to share it with you. I ordered this book online at Books-a-million.com and it showed up in pristine condition. I loved this book. It only took me a couple of days to read it, which is pretty fast for me. The characters really came to life. They seemed so real and believable. The story kept me hooked from beginning to end. I was surprised when I got to the end but I did like how the book ended. I hope that there will be more literature in store from this author.

Synopsis: At the tail-end of the Civil War, the United States was in the grip of an internal struggle many thought it would never see the end of. Moral and political struggles gave way to violence, gunpowder and bloodshed filling the landscape. The struggle found was mirrored in the life of Willis Reed, a young soldier torn between his duty to his family and to the love of his life. In his adventure, set in the state of Arkansas, which was so hotly contested in the war, can he choose what is right and make it out with his life?

My recent purchase!

I wanted to talk about my recent trip to the local bookstore in my hometown. I just love going in there. Just the smell alone is wonderful (yes, I like the smell of books). But they also have a little coffee shop in the right hand corner of the store as soon as you walk in so there is usually a coffee smell mixed in there as well. Even though I’m not really a coffee drinker, it’s still a pleasant smell. Anyway, I had lots of fun browsing through the isles to look for some new books to add to my collection. I wouldn’t be surprised if they had thought I moved in with as much time as I spent in there shopping. I also saved a pretty good amount while I was there. Since I was a “member” and had their discount card, I saved 10% off my purchase (which came to about $19.50). Then I had a coupon for $25 off (it’s one of the coupons that they give you when you sign up for their membership card). So I got to save almost $45 total on my purchase….who can complain about that? *big smile on my face* Anyway, I had fun shopping and it was a very pleasant experience. Also, if you are mildly curious as to what I bought…..you can check out the list below.

“The Thief of Always” by Clive Barker (paperback)
“The Mansion” by Ezekiel Boone (hardcover)
“Ghostlight” by Sonia Gensler (hardcover)
“The Rules” by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie (paperback)
“The Escape” by Hannah Jayne (paperback)
“Watching You’ by Lisa Jewell (hardcover)
“Misery” by Stephen King (paperback)
“Bird Box” by Josh Malerman (paperback)
“Little Monsters” by Kara Thomas (paperback)
“A Head Full of Ghosts” by Paul Tremblay (paperback)
“The Chalk Man” by C. J. Tudor (paperback)