Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My New Years Book Buying Trip

New Years Day was a fantastic, FANTASTIC day for book sales for me!

First I went to Borders because it was on the way to Changing Hands, and they sent a 50% off coupon (off of one item) and a buy 2 get 1 free kids and teens book coupon.  So, both of those were better percentages off than Changing Hands sale, so I thought I'd grab my books there first then head to CH where I'd spend the bulk of my money... plus the selection at CH is always so much better.  Here's what I bought at Borders:

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (been wanting this for a while and didn't get it for Xmas or my birthday, so I bought it with the 50% off coupon)
Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers (looks good and I've heard good things)
Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa (still need to read The Iron King... I know, I know, I suck, but at 33% off, I figured I'd snatch it up)
Blood Promise by Richelle Mead (because I'm so confused as to where Monster is in reading this series...  I'll exchange it if he already has it.)

Changing Hands (my local Indie) had a customer appreciation sale yesterday wherein everything (well, most everything) was 25% off.  How mega-fantastic is that?  So, I snatched these keepers:

The Amulet of Samarkand: The Graphic Novel by Jonathan Stroud (not on sale because it was my special order)
Eon by Alison Goodman (bought on suggestion of Brandie, the Children's book buyer - she's passionate about this series, the second comes out in February, and it sounds like a great match for Monster)
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff (I thought it was time I bought myself a copy)
Abhorsen by Garth Nix (book 3 in the Sabriel series - Monster is reading the first one right now)
Selkie Girl by Laurie Brooks (she's coming at the end of the month, so I want to make sure that I've read it by then!)
Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson (I'm seriously remiss for not reading this series yet, right?)
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (no, I haven't read it yet, I've skimmed it thrice, but I needed my own hardcover copy!)

Plus I met some really great people in the YA section there at Changing Hands.  Thanks for letting me chat with you and recommend books with you, it was fun!

I bought all of these books and spent less than a hundred bucks doing so.  A pretty epic shopping trip for me seeing as I'm not an in-person shopper.  Special thanks to Changing Hands for holding onto my special order through the holidays as I was totally crazy and sick a lot and moving and all kinds of nuts and didn't have time to go get it, and for being totally patient with me until I could.  Combine it all together and I had a fantastic day!

So, tell me you guys, any epic book buying trips for yourselves?  Any of these books that I'm in for a great treat?  Let me know!


Sara said...

I didn't know Stroud had a graphic novel! My brother loves his books (I got him his most recent novel for Xmas) and will probably end up buying him the one you mentioned above for his bday in May!

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I LOVED Nightshade...Awesome books here. Have fun reading!

Alexa said...

Are you going to the huge signing at the end of this month at Changing Hands? If you are you will see me there because I'm going to be racing there after I get off work that day. :)

Cari said...

I used the 50% off coupon twice one each day!