Tynga's Reviews to show off the new books we got in the past week. This can be borrowed or bought, print or ebook, for review, gifted, won... just show your awesome new book friends :)
I had two hauls this past week, one was books I had ordered that finally arrived and one that was a stack I picked up at the second hand bookstore. Sorry for the not so good pics, my lamp started to smoke and stink after one pic and I had to shut it off and move to a different, not-so-great lamp...
The Pledge, by Kimberly Derting
The Iron Knight, by Julie Kagawa
The Iron Legends, by Julie Kagawa
After reading The Iron Queen, I just had to have the rest of the series. I've also wanted to read The Pledge for a really long time now, and with The Essence coming out I was reminded of it. And since it's now out in paperback...
From the used book store:
Katzenwinter, by Wolfgang & Heike Hohlbein
Measure for Measure & All's Well That Ends Well, by William Shakespeare
Shades of Grey, by Jasper Fforde
The Devlin Diary, by Christi Phillips
Midnight's Children, by Salman Rushdie
If I Stay, by Gayle Forman
I read Katzenwinter about 10 years ago and it was one of my first fantasy books! I own more than twenty of Hohlbein's books and I've read even more that I borrowed from the library of the school I was going to at the time. I've been meaning to buy&re-read all his old novels from the 80s and 90s but in the same editions I read them way back when... which aren't easy to find anymore. So this was an awesome surprise and I just had to have it :D It's in good condition and was only 3.50 CHF (maybe like 4$. For new hardbacks you pay the equivalent of 30-40$ here).
The other books were about 2$ each. I've been curious about Midnight's Children for a while because I heard so much about it during my studies... and everyone seems to have read If I Stay!
Also, I got extremely lucky with the Shakespeare because look at this:
PRINTED IN 1904!!!!
And I paid not quite 2$ for it!!! It's old and worn and smells great :D The Spine is not readable anymore; I just saw this old book wedged between two random paperbacks and was curious about what it was.... and opened it to find this!! I mean it's more than 100 years old! I don't think it's a valuable edition or anything but I love it anyway because it's now the oldest book I own :)
What do you guys think of my haul? Do you love old books too, or do you think they... stink? What did you get this week?
Oh, and check out the giveaways in my left sidebar while you're here :) I changed the entry options for the I Am Alive giveaway so that you can now enter without commenting...