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Sunday Funday: Book Haul

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope everyone's had a great week and are enjoying their weekend.  I know I am, I've actually had all weekend off for a change!  I've been able to catch up on my reading, watching, blogging, and sleeping.  Anyway I've acquired a lot of books in the last two weeks - last weekend a local library held a book sale where you could fill an entire paper grocery sack as full as possible for only $1 and yesterday I went to probably one of the biggest indoor flea markets I've ever been to and there were a lot of book vendors that were selling used books for my kind of prices.  Check out what I've added to my collection:

Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan - I've enjoyed what I've read from Brennan in the past and this YA fantasy retelling of A Tale of Two Cities sounds like it could be an intriguing one.

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by Robin LaFevers - I was really pleased to find this one because I just finished up the first book in the series and loved it.

Empire of Dust (Blood of Gods and Royals #2) by Eleanor Herman - I particularly enjoyed the first installment of this series back when it was released, but for some reason I never continued on with the series.  It's time to catch up!

Child of the Morning by Pauline Gedge - I had never heard of this novel originally released in 1977 before, but this historical fiction story on Hatshepsut, the second female pharaoh of ancient Egypt, sounds really cool.

The Better Part of Darkness (Charley Madigan #1) by Kelly Gray - I've had this urban fantasy series opener on my tbr for ages and I'm glad I've finally picked up a copy.

The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Volume 1 (The Glass Books #1.1) by Gordon Dahlquist I hadn't heard of this one before either, but this sounds like it could be a cool steampunk mystery.  As it turns out, the first book in this series was split into two separate volumes so technically this is the first half of book one.

The Red Plague Affair (Bannon & Clare #2) by Lilith Saintcrow - Book one of this steampunk, urban fantasy, alternate history, Sherlock Holmes-esque series was so cool and I can't wait to start in on the sequel!

The Best Science Fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle, Edited by Charles G. Waugh and Martin H. Greenberg - Sherlock Holmes is one of my all time favorite characters, but I've never actually read anything else from his creator.  I hope this collection of short stories will be a decent introduction to more of his work.

Japanese Mythology by Juliet Piggott - I love learning about the mythology of cultures all over the world, and this sounds like a fascinating piece when it comes to the mythology of Japan.

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn - I've heard a lot of great things about this new mystery thriller and seeing as Alfred Hitchcock is one of my all time favorite movies I'm really excited to finally give this a try.

The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb - The movie adaptation of this novel starring Robert Mitchum is one of my favorite thrillers.  I actually had no idea that it was based on a book until I rewatched it a couple of weeks ago, so when I saw this at that flea market I knew I had to pick it up.  I can't wait to see how the two compare!

InterWorld (InterWorld #1) by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves - Somehow I had totally missed this YA Gaiman novel, but it sounds like it could be pretty epic.

Princep's Fury (Codex Alera #5) by Jim Butcher - I've gotten hooked on Butcher's ancient Rome inspired epic fantasy series.  I'm looking forward to coming back to this world.

First Lord's Fury (Codex Alera #6) by Jim Butcher - I can't believe I'm so close to completing this epic fantasy series.

Anansi Boys (American Gods) by Neil Gaiman - American Gods is one of my favorites and I can't believe I've never read this urban fantasy novel set in the same universe.  Time to finally fix that!

Alright then - like I said I picked up a lot of books in the last couple of weeks.  Have you read any of the books I picked up for a real bargain?  Which should I read first?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps commenting down below!


  1. I had been interested in Tell the Wind and Fire, because I liked the Lynburn Legacy books. Curious to see what you think.

  2. Wow, a bag of books for $1 sounds like my kind of sale! These are amazing, especially the book about Japanese mythology. Enjoy!

  3. Anansi Boys is my favorite Neil Gaiman, it was also the first I read so I could be biased.

    The My Fair Assassin series is soo good. I still need to read Mortal Heart before the fourth book comes out.

    1. Good to know! I hope we'll both enjoy catching up on LaFevers series. :)

  4. Enjoy your books and have a great week!

  5. Yay for the second book in the His Fair Assassin's trilogy. I love all the books in the series and I hope you do as well!


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