Monday, July 13, 2015

TTT: Last 10 Books That Came Into My Possession




 The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger

The Parasol Protectorate Boxed Set: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless and Timeless 

I knew that I'd been wanting to buy the first book on ebook, and that I'd likely buy the third book online as soon as I finished the second because library didn't have a copy of the third (and it was a Sunday and I'm horribly impatient), so I was really excited when I discovered that the whole box set was only $16! I mean that's practically three dollars a book!  



 Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee

Gates of Thread and Stone (Gates of Thread and Stone #1)

While I was browsing Amazon for deals, I stumbled across this gem for only $1!  My good friend LaLa recommended it to me a while back, and my library doesn't have any copies of it so how could I NOT buy this?



 The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

The Last Werewolf (The Last Werewolf, #1)

The friend I visited down in South Carolina never fails to send me home with a book to read and this was this trip's choice book!  The last few books have all been Jim Butcher's Dresden Files but he couldn't find the next one I was on in the series so he sent me home with this one.  I credited him with being half the reason I discovered I actually like paranormal fiction - something I utterly disdained until this year - so he was pretty pleased I wasn't going to fight him on it haha!



 The Discworld Graphic Novels by Terry Pratchett

The Discworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic & The Light Fantastic

Ever since I've discovered Terry Pratchett aka the author of my soul, I've been on the lookout for his books.  So when I saw this beautiful thing, I HAD to have it.  The art is so gorgeous!!!



 The Thief of Always by Clive Barker

Clive Barker's The Thief of Always 

Speaking of gorgeous graphic novel adaptations....I had to pick this up because hello it's a Clive Barker story!  I love Clive Barker. I may have mentioned him once. Or twice.  I actually haven't read the original yet (although it is very high on my list of books to get to) so I'm not sure which I'm going to read first - this or the original.



  Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon

Herman and Rosie 

I repeat: It's an alligator playing an oboe.  Plus you know, existential life crisis (a la life after grad school sort of feeling) How could I not buy this?  Best self birthday present ever! WORTH IT.



Terrier by Tamora Pierce

Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1)

Despite my absolutely immense disappointment with the last book in the series, I ran across this in a thrift store and decided this must be my sign to buy the first two books. (And the third book just NEVER. HAPPENED.)  It is after all my goal to own every Tamora Pierce book, and with the exception of the Bloodhound I now own all of the Tortall books (BECAUSE THAT LAST BOOK DOESN'T EXIST)!  I might just try and buy her Emelan books as ebooks because...she has A LOT of books haha!



Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta

Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1) 

This is another series I've been wanting to own SO BADLY since I read the series for the first time last year!  Now I can reread at will AND shove them into everyone's faces so they'll read them!

 

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter and the Starcatchers, #1) 

So crazy story, but someone on Goodreads who I've never met and never talked to otherwise randomly commented on one of my reviews and mentioned this series.  Literally the next day I saw it in a thrift store (seriously this thrift store had a surprisingly awesome book selection) so....you know, fate and all.  (Otherwise known as an excellent excuse for buying books you don't need)



Orleans by Sherri L. Smith

Orleans

LaLa is getting two mentions in this post!  She sent me a copy of this last month because she's THE BEST!!  I'm super excited about it because apparently it doesn't have much in the way of romance and I've seen some pretty stellar reviews (including of course, LaLa's endorcement).  I'm saving it for when I'm in less of a regency era romance mood because I'm in a strange place where all I want to read are fluffy love stories which is fairly unusual, but I'm definitely excited to get to this whenever I get out of this strange phase I'm in hahaha!


And that's it for me!  What were the last 10 book that landed in your possession? If you've written a TTT post leave a link in the comments and I'll stop by!

38 comments:

  1. I love Peter and the Star Catchers soooo much!! I think you are going to love it!

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  2. Gates of Thread and Stone has a stunning font! And awesome about the Discworld graphic novel--looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it :) Great collection of books that came your way recently, happy reading :)

    My TTT

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  3. Hi Elizabeth,

    Stumbled across your blog. So pleased you enjoyed my Herman and Rosie. I'm amazed how many adults have bought the book for themselves. I must admit I never saw that coming. Thanks for the lovely plug : )

    Cheers, Gus

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  4. I hear so many wonderful things about Finnikin of The Rock. I'm intrigued to see what you make of it! :-)

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  5. I read the second parasol protectorate book this weekend and then realized my library had the third available as an ebook immediately so I'm reading that one now.

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  6. I've heard great things about Finnikin of the Rock and I loved Jellicoe Road so I really need to read this soon! My TTT

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  7. Agreed on Tamora Pierce! I love her books and series, but that third book didn't happen. I just didn't.

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  8. I like the Peter Pan series by Barry and Pearson -- they're inventive and funny. (Also, Terry Pratchett may be the funniest writer ever.)

    Found you via TTT -- good list! Mine is here.

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  9. Gaby @ Great ExhortationsJuly 14, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    Yes, Finnikin of the Rock is so good! I pretty much did the same thing you did, in that I asked for the series for Christmas so I could force all of my friends to read it.
    Gates of Thread and Stone and The Last Werewolf both look intriguing. And I've been meaning to read The Parasol Protectorate, so that deal may be too good to ignore.

    Here's my list from this week.

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  10. I'm super excited then! And how is it that I'd NEVER heard of this before?? I mean...retellings of any sort are my thing! In any case, I'm glad I found it and glad you endorse it because I don't think I really know anyone else who's read it and I so rarely buy things on such a whim haha!

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  11. Yeah it's been a pretty lucky month for some great finds! I clearly have fellow patrons of taste because the used bookstore near me is chock full of things I am resisting the urge to buy haha!

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  12. It is a well deserved plug :). And you should know that the kid who introduced it to me was quite excited for me to read it to him - both because he knows I'm an oboist and because he really enjoys the book too! I have to say it was wonderful to see a mention of my instrument in a book - no one ever knows what an oboe is! (I'm curious too - why an oboe? Besides the overwhelming evidence that it is in fact the king of all instruments of course)

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  13. If you haven't picked it up you really should - it was tied for my best read out of all 150 books I read last year!

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  14. So addicting right?? I just finished the third book last night right before I fell asleep haha. After a 12 hour work day I'm pretty amazed I actually had the willpower to finish it before falling asleep. I think the second and third books have been really quite fun, but they aren't holding up quite as well as the first one did for me. I do have some theories as to why, but luckily they're still loads of fun and it IS hard to maintain a story that started out as a 5 star favourite read haha!

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  15. Reverse that statement and that's exactly how I feel about needing to read Jellicoe Road haha!

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  16. I'm still SO UPSET about it. When I figured it out about 2/3 of the way through I was like...no, there's no way. She wouldn't do that! HE wouldn't do that! And this had all the markers of becoming my favourite series of the lot! Ugh I'm getting upset just thinking about it.

    But also THANK YOU because NO ONE has read this and I need people to commiserate with over this!

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  17. He's 100% exactly my humor. I keep saying he's like Diana Wynne Jones meets Douglas Adams (because he is) which is like the perfect marriage of humor and subject matter for my tastes. And I'm really looking forward to this Peter series - I didn't know so many people had heard of it before! I don't understand why I HAVEN'T heard of it before!

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  18. Man I TOTALLY forgot to put this in my list - I can't remember if I've already told you this or not, but I picked up a copy of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian because clearly I'm terrible at remembering to grab it at the library haha.

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  19. Oh, wow, it's been around for like 10 years! I've read the first three, but I have no idea how many there are by now.

    I need to read more Terry Pratchett. I've only read 3 or 4 of his Discworld novels, and I only clearly remember 2 of them, so yeah... high time for more!

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  20. Great list! I read Gates of Thread and Stone a while ago and really loved it. The sequel is even better.

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  21. Yay for Gates of Thread and Stone! I am working on the sequel's review right now. And yes, please wait until you are out of your fluffy phase because Orleans is really gritty. I want your thrift store; you found some super books. I love the oboe playing alligator!

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  22. Clearly I have been living under a rock then haha! And I'm always going to agree with someone who says more Pratchett :)

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  23. Yes I'm rather looking forward to shoving it in people's faces! Although sadly the one person I could make read the series without much of a fuss just moved away :(. And I can't recommend the Gail Carriger books enough! Soulless (the first Parasol Protectorate novel) is definitely my favourite from her so far, (although the rest of the books in the series have still been loads of fun and I really love her Finishing School books as well)

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  24. I was SO tempted to buy the sequel - it's also $2 right now, but I decided to wait and make sure I loved the first book first!

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  25. I was so tempted to buy the sequel as well, but decided to use what little self control I had left to rein it in haha! And oh my god did you notice the author commented on this post? I had like a little mini freak out when I saw that notification in my e-mail!

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  26. I was thinking the same thing when I saw that! Things like that are great blogging morale boosters. :) :) :)

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  27. Yay! And ATDofPTI (mouthful, that one) isn't a difficult read. No more or less than any other YA book at least. Not like Indian Killer. O.O

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  28. Lol! I don't know why I've been so scared of it..I just AM. But I'm also pretty sure it's one of the books I'll get to this year - it's on my read sooner rather than later bookshelf (aka it's not hidden in the back of my closet or in a suitcase) so I'm feeling pretty confident about this!

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  29. I've actually only read The Wee Free men by Terry Pratchett so far, but I think that and The Colour of Magic are the ones that were most recommended to me! There are so many guides as to where to start with his Discworld novels that it's a bit overwhelming actually haha! So...best of luck on that one, I've got nothing. As for Tamora Pierce I think you should pick between her Tortall world (in which case start with her Song of the Lioness books) or her Emelan world (in which case start with..I think Sandry's book is the first one?). Her Tortall world is definitely the most popular and the one I've read the most (since I've reread all her Tortall books like a million times). It reads a little older and has my favourite heroines, but the Emelan world I think has more overt diversity and instead of following one heroine for 4 books, you follow 4 main characters through like...16 (short) books. It's more MG level until the last couple books though and I can't remember whether you read much MG? And Clive Barker I just straight up recommend Abarat haha! Do you have the hard copy? Because make sure it's the hard copy - the pictures are like 30% of what I love about the series!

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  30. Ah the pleasure of shoving books in people's faces! That's why we blog right? I thought The Last Werewolf is pretty great so I hope you enjoy it.

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  31. I know what you mean...it's why it's taken me so long to start Clariel.

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  32. Thanks for sharing your faves! I do read MG sometimes so I might give it a go in the future. I have a paperback copy of Abarat >.< but the library has the really colourful hardcover =) I was happy but I also miss the Parasol Protectorate series. Perhaps, that's why I haven't dived into her spinoff series yet.

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  33. It has a premise I like which is always a good start!

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  34. The Last Werewolf was pretty good, but I liked the sequel more. There's also a third book I just found out, but it's been so long since I've read these books I don't remember what happened. Hope you enjoy it!

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  35. My son really enjoyed a few of the NeverLand books, which are companions to this series. It's so funny how you see things when they are on your mind!

    I recently bought The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon and received Wild in the Hollow by Amber Haines for review.

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  36. I don't think I knew it was a series! I'll have to keep that in mind if I don't fall in love with the first book (although I am expecting to enjoy it thoroughly)

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  37. I'm definitely looking forward to it, it seems like these books are just going to be loads of fun! The Word Exchange looks super interesting - I'll have to keep an eye out to see what you think!

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