A belated June Haul

Yes this post is late…very very late but in my defense i have been in hospital and on very high pain meds… but still i present to you the books of June… i am not including any books i may have got after the cut off despite being late.

i predicted that this month would see a rise in books and guess what IT DID. when you factor in all the books i ordered online in previous months plus the fact that i tend to buy books while stressed (say in end of semester exams) and yes my book buying did go up a little (AKA HEAPS) while last month i got away with only 4 books this time it was more than 4 times that… anyway enough of the berating (cause i know this month is looking pretty bad too) lets get on to the exciting part… THE BOOKS

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I have tried to claim from the beginning that cookbooks don’t count (still not sure if i actually believe that or not) but even though these two delicious looking cookbooks came out of my budget i still think it was worth it. Blissful Brownies was only $6 and Macaroons was only $10 so that is not that much of a stretch… compared to the rest of them

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This month I decided to try “budget books”… in other words i tried to get books really cheap. these two were my attempt at second hand books… and while they were not overly expensive… they are probably not the books i would have picked up new (although i did want a copy of Aesop’s fables i am still eying a pretty leather bound edition and he’s just not that into you is something that i think could be a bit of a laugh) so did i really save any money? my other attempt at saving money was an even bigger failure though… and those books will appear in July’s Haul.

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If you have been on my blog before you may have come across my review of John Green’s The fault in Our Stars and know that i was not overly impressed. and yet here i stand with not one but 2 new John Green books… and really the reason is simply that while i did not overly care for the story… the writing was beautiful and with everyone raving about him it seems harsh to write him off after only one book (which was a cancer book… which as a general rule i HATE) so we have Looking for Alaska which is the other book i hear about everywhere and An Abundance of katherines which i picked up because it seemed to be a road-trip book… which i must admit i LOVE and it seems like a happy book… so should be a complete contrast to the fault in our stars.

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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey I saw in a book shop thought it looked interesting then managed to put down… with the though i Might come back for that. since then this book has exploded. so many great reviews have popped up and as i was already considering getting this anyway i raced out to pick up a copy.  as for Richelle Mead’s  Gameboard of the gods… after her Vampire academy series i would practically buy anything this women writes… plus it sounds so interesting.

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These two books were my rewards for finishing books for my Classic Challenge where i did allow myself to pick up a new classic for everyone that i read.

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these 8 were all online purchases which i have been waiting for… and with the exception of The girl in the steel corset were bought before this month. most of them are the next or last book in a series and the ones that aren’t are books where i have bought the entire series (at least as of this moment).

so that comes to 18 books which is 1 book every 1.6 days… not SOOO bad but a huge jump on last time… then again this month i have already made it halfway to this number in only a week… so who knows how many to expect for July.

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4 thoughts on “A belated June Haul

  1. Are you a book tuber? I just started my channel, would love to check out yours 🙂 Awesome haul! I also count cook books in my hauls, baking books especially are so beautiful to look at! And I love your copies of The Secret Garden and Alice in Wonderland – are they Barnes and Nobles classic editions? If you feel like checking out my channel here it is: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCq8BU3ItsKmrSa51S-p2Yw

    • yes i am only just joined though. i believe that they are the Barnes and Nobles classic editions (not 100% sure as we don’t have Barnes and Nobles down here so they were from Dymocks) i love them though and these editions are the reason i have started buying classics. I count cookbooks because i am just getting into baking so i seem to be buying a heap of them … plus even cookbooks deserve some attention.

      • I am getting into baking too! Just cannot stop, currently trying to get cake batter off my cardigan.. Will check out your channel 🙂

      • cool thanks… yeah i just baked some cookies yesterday despite the fact that i am still on crutches… my favourite thing is cake decorating which i just LOVE. i checked out your channel it is brilliant by the way :)… even if like me you are only new.

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