Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday Funday: Memorial Day Weekend Book Haul


Happy Sunday and Memorial Day weekend everyone!  I hope everyone who celebrates it is having a good weekend with nice weather and cloudless skies (unlike the damp weather and threatening clouds overhead).  I was hoping to make it to a local ice cream festival today, but unfortunately that didn't happen.  Thanks, weather.  Tomorrow, though, looks like it will be a better day.


However, the weekend hasn't been a total loss - yesterday, I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - it was a lot of fun to be back with Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew and Javier Bardem was pretty great as the villain of the story, plus the effects looked awesome - and I made it to the opening weekend of the county's Friends of the Library Book Sale.  It's held at a warehouse which was absolutely packed with materials and shoppers and they had a $5 per stuffed bag special.  The books in the photo above are what I managed to fit into that plastic bag!

Giant by Edna Ferber - The movie is a classic - I'd love to see what the source material is like.

Mob Rules by Cameron Haley - Sounds like a great urban fantasy series opener.

A Void by Georges Perec - There are zero e's in this novel - could be fascinating.

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson - Described as being for fans of Neal Stephenson, plus it's by the mind behind Kamala Khan!

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories Not for the Nervous - Stories the master has selected, say no more!  Plus, "Sorry, Wrong Number" is one of the features!

Jane Steele by Lindsay Faye (ARC) - This sounds like it will be right up my alley.

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern (ARC) - Definitely have wondered what this could be about because it sounds fascinating.

Leviathan Wakes by James A. Corey - I've heard so many great things about The Expanse, so I should really try the source material before I watch the show.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - I have no idea why I haven't already devoured this novel.

Have you read any of these books and did you enjoy them?  Which should I try first?  Thanks as always for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

15 comments:

  1. Ooo, I'm glad you liked Dead Men Tell No Tales! I want to watch this newest addition to the franchise, even though I haven't seen the previous one. :D Jane Steele looks good, nice choice! I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Lauren. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. You don't exactly need to have seen the fourth installment to really follow it, but there are a few moments where having seen it would come in handy. Fingers crossed that I'll love all my new to me books! :)

      Thanks for coming over, Alyssa.

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  2. I never see titles like that at my Friends of the Library sale. I see three books there that I want to read. Nice.

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    1. I really lucked out! I guess that's the benefit of going on the first day! :)

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  3. Seeing the name of the author Edna Ferber really took me back!

    And who doesn't love thinking about the Alfred Hitchcock classics. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. YES! Jane Steele! I loved that book - can't wait to see your thoughts!

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    1. Awesome! I can't wait to start in on it!

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  5. Looks like a good haul! I keep meaning to read Leviathan's Wake, too. I hear such good things.

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    1. Thanks! Hopefully we'll both enjoy it! :)

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  6. Happy Memorial Day! I saw Pirates 5 this weekend too- I kinda liked Kaya Scodelario and the new guy (don't know his name?). And I hope your weather got nice...!

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    1. Thanks, Greg! They were pretty good - I think his name's Brenton Thwaites. I wish we got to know them a little more though. :) It did get pretty nice - I just didn't get to enjoy it as much as I would have liked to. Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

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  7. I'm debating whether or not I should see Pirates in the theater. I might wait until DVD. I LOVE library sales. They are my favorite. Great haul and happy reading!

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    1. Let me know what you think of it, if you do end up seeing it! :) Thanks, Natalie!

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