I got a big gift card from my boss for Christmas.Â I decided to buy books with it.
I suck at buying books.Â I’m too cheap.Â This is what I wrote while I was trying it.
Me trying to spend a gift card:
1. I wonder if the library has that book
2. It does! Request!
3. Stop requesting books before they all come at once
4. Make request order list
5. Still have gift card b/c @akronlibrary is too good.
â€” Heather (@Dvmheather) December 26, 2017
But I did manage to buy a few things.Â Here are the new titles waiting for me on my iPad.
Hellcat’s Bounty by Renae Jones
“Lesbian romance meets adventure in the first Rosewood Space Western.”
I don’t like westerns but I did love another book by this author so I’ll give it a try.
By Light Alone by Adam Roberts
“In a world where we have been genetically engineered so that we can photosynthesise sunlight with our hair hunger is a thing of the past, food an indulgence. The poor grow their hair, the rich affect baldness and flaunt their wealth by still eating. But other hungers remain…”
Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman
“Something is wrong in Aquae Sulis, Bathâ€™s secret mirror city.”
All I needed to see was that first line of the synopsis.
The Ways of Walls and Words by Sabrina Vourvoulias
“Anica and Bienvenida pass prayers and small comforts through the gaps in the prison walls. Incarcerated by the Inquisition for the faith she won’t surrender, Anica longs for solace for her family and freedom for herself. And Bienvenida, heir to her mother’s Nahua magic, now practiced out of sight of the Spanish religious authorities, will trade a great deal for the fragile chance at friendship and snippets of poetry.”
This author’s INK is one of my all time favorite books.
“Evie Tanaka is the put-upon personal assistant to Aveda Jupiter, her childhood best friend and San Francisco’s most beloved superheroine. She’s great at her jobâ€”blending into the background, handling her boss’s epic diva tantrums, and getting demon blood out of leather pants.
Unfortunately, she’s not nearly as together when it comes to running her own life, standing up for herself, or raising her tempestuous teenage sister, Bea.”
Hamilton’s Battalion: A Trio of Romances by Courtney Milan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I read this one already. Very good. Stay tuned for review.
I’ve held out on this series for years waiting for it all to come out. The last book comes out this month and I have it preordered along with buying the others.
The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor
Sunshine at the Comfort Food CafÃ© by Debbie Johnson
I also preordered this one because I loved the first book and have the others.
I didn’t even come close to using up my gift card and I have a whole library list.
Between Two Thorns jumped right out at me, too. Hope it’s as good as that one-line description.
I have the opposite problem. I have no problem buying books because it is easier (to me) to order them online and have them delivered to my door rather than having to go to the library and pick up my reserve list. Enjoy the books you did buy and enjoy spending the rest of that gift card!
Enjoy your new books!