Look What Just Arrived! (#3.5)

I hadn’t intended on buying 5 more books, but for whatever reason I decided to go birthday shopping for my friend in a book store.  That was how I blew my entire month’s book budget.  Anyway, here are the books I bought:

  • The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
  • Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
  • The Kingdom of Gods by N.K. Jemisin
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

Wondrous Strange is what I originally bought for my friend’s birthday present, but then my shopping kept going.  Delirium by Lauren Oliver is a book that didn’t really sound appealing to me before I read an excerpt online and liked what I saw.  The same was true of The Clan of the Cave Bear, but I’m skeptical about how that one will turn out.  The Kingdom of Gods by N. K. Jemisin is a book I’ve been looking at for a while, but never found it in my small local bookstore.  And yes, after following John Scalzi’s blog for 3 years I finally got around to buying one of his books.  If his blog is anything to judge his writing by, I have a feeling I’m going to enjoy Old Man’s War.


    • Carrie Slager

      Probably! I don’t spend money on make up, drinking, partying or many other things people my age do. So my only real ‘luxury spending’ is on books. And it’s not every day I go into the city. Usually I buy one or two books a month from my local bookstore.

      • Andy Szpuk

        I wouldn’t class books as a luxury, more of a treasure really, so you’re spending your money on an experience and on acquiring knowledge, so I cannot find fault with that. And when you find something that really hits the spot, it’s wonderful. The last time for me was A Visit from the Goon Squad. Great book!

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