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Quarantine Book Haul

He-eyyyy, remember that time I talked about how much I love More Than Words and how they’re still (safely) shipping books right now despite the world being crazy? Well I bought myself a lot of books from them online right around when I knew I’d be home for the foreseeable future. Thanks, past-me!

And really, it’s not like I didn’t already have enough books (current unread count on my physical shelves alone: 23?). But hey, now we can raise that tally to 30, then bring it back down to 28! Because yes, I already read two of these. 😁 Can’t hold me back!!

Deep thoughts about this photo: those in the darkest places shine brightest

Books I had read before: One More Thing, a tiny bit of Pathfinder

Books I had seen before: Tell Me Three Things

Books I had never heard of: City of Brass, City of Saints and Thieves, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Love & Gelato

Most excited to least:

  1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
  2. City of Brass
  3. Pathfinder
  4. City of Saints and Thieves
  5. Love & Gelato
  6. Tell Me Three Things
    (Already read One More Thing so it’s not on this list, but I did love it!)

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

This one enticed me with it’s promise of magic in places I’ve never been before (Cairo, Egypt). Combined with djinn and new systems of culturally-influenced magic and it was a no-brainer for me!

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Valentine’s Book Haul

Love is in the air

You wander around shyly, not quite sure what you want but optimistic you might find out. Your eyes are drawn to the pretty ones, the clever ones, the mysterious ones. You skim over, mostly, but every now and then you pause to drink one in a little deeper. Maybe approach if no one else is lingering, reach out to say hello, see what they’re all about. To see if this is the one you’ll take home with you tonight.

Hell, if I have my way, I’ll be taking far more than one home! And I did just that — by the time I was walking up to the cash register, my arms were so full of books I could barely see and the top ones were in constant danger of toppling. Ahh, the joy of a high budget while wandering a bookstore! 😍


So, yes, I had my S.O. take me to my favorite bookshop after we did all the Valentine’s Day Stuff. What better topping of a date than a bookshop where I have a hefty gift card? 😍

I ended up with a few that I’ve been wanting to read, both older and newer ones, as well as some surprises that I had never heard of but was intrigued by.

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