Sunday, January 8, 2012

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My book buying ban has FINALLY ended with the new year, meaning that I successfully bought ZERO books from like, mid-October to January 1. My husband didn't think I could do it, but I did. And honestly? It was surprisingly easy. I think that going to the bookstore becomes a habit, especially with places like Half Price Books. You never know when they're going to get an espcially amazing influx of titles. It always scares me that I'll miss it.

Naturally, I had to celebrate my accomplishments by buying some books.

The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams
Banished by Sophie Littlefield
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout (nookbook)
Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout (nookbook)
Small Town Sinners by Melissa C. Walker (nookbook)
Touch by Jus Accardo (nookbook)

Tempest by Julie Cross
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

(thanks, Tara from Hobbitsies!)


  1. YAYYYY so proud you accomplished your ban! And yay for The Alchemy of Forever - and CINDER IS AMAZING.

  2. Clockwork Angel - squee :) Enjoy!

  3. Pretty, pretty book pile! Congrats on being successful in your ban! It's so hard to do!

    I am on the fence about Alchemy of Forever. It sounds too lovey-dovey for me. I shall await yours and a few other reviews before I decide what I want to do about it.

  4. Cinder looks fantastic but I limited myself the last time I was at the bookstore so I didn't buy it. I really do want to read it, though! I hope you enjoy it!

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  5. The Alchemy of Forever looks so great! I also really enjoyed Cinder. Enjoy all your books :)

  6. Wow, way to go with sticking with your ban! Impressive!

  7. Ooh you have The Alchemy of Forever! I really liked it

  8. Well done sticking with your book ban - I hope I can do as well with mine - and great book choices to break the ban!

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  9. Congrats on sticking to your book ban! And buying books is the perfect reward! :D

    Have heard good things about Cinder, so looking forward to reading that one. Enjoy!

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  10. I can't wait to read The Alchemy of Forever!! :) :)

  11. I'm so excited for Cinder! I also bought Clockwork Angel a few weeks back but I haven't read it. I might just also buy Small Town Sinners & Touch, I have been wanting to read them for a while now! Happy reading♥

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  12. Cinder was amazing! Hope you enjoy it too!
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  13. Cinder looks so good. It's on my list of ones to buy/trade for at some stage.

    I still have to read Banished and Clockwork Angel, so I'll look out for your reviews. As well as the ones on Jennifer Armentrouts books - I always mean to buy them but have yet to! And Small Town Sinners, which seems to be a love/hate kind of book.

    ^_^ Congrats on sticking to your book buying ban, and I hope the rewards are worth it. :D

  14. Oh my gosh, I really want to read Tempest, you're so lucky! I just got Cinder, I can't wait to read it.
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  15. I've only read Tempest and Cinder and can vouch for the awesome of both. Like, if there wasn't so much drama, I would have read Cinder in like a day but you know me, can't resist that stuff.

    Happy reading, Jen! :-D

  16. I'm getting ready to go on a buying ban and your strength gives me hope that I can do it too. I have Cinder on my nook and plan on reading it soon. I've heard nothing but good things about it.

  17. The Alchemy of Forever looks like a really good book! And I haven't seen any bad reviews about Cinder; everyone seems to be loving it. Happy reading! Congrats on your successful book buying ban. :)

  18. you definitely got some great books, that I need to remember to put on my wish list!

  19. I loved clockwork Angel. I was just gifted Clockwork prince, but with everyone bawling while reading it.. I think I'll leave it on the shelf a while b/c I'm scared. :)

    I also got half blood! I keep hearing awesome things about it.

    Yay for sticking to your book ban. I tried, I did, but failed.. Thankfully my husband hasn't left me over it. lol, And super yay for treating yourself! I hope you enjoy all your books. :)

  20. Cinder Cinder Cinder!!!

    Rock on for sticking with your ban!!! Nice job. ;)

  21. I've heard a lot of good things about Cinder! And I love love love Clockwork Angel- one of my favorites ever.

  22. Woohoo for Clockwork Angel! And way to stick out your book buying ban... you are far stronger than me my friend.

  23. Congrats on the book ban, lady! I did mine from September (or was it August? I can't remember) until today. HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND.

    PS - I liked Tempest! Hope you do too.

  24. Awesome mailbox! :D Hope you enjoy them all. <3 Cinder is amazing ;)
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  25. Wow! What an awesome haul you have! I'm dying to read Cinder (which I have via NetGalley) and Tempest (which I totally need to buy!). Looking forward to reading your always awesome reviews on these! :D

    Karla @ Karla Reads

  26. I successfully completed my book buying ban, too. And I have to agree.. it really wasn't that hard. It's not like we don't have a pile of books staring us down already, haha.

  27. Naturally, *lol*

    I got Tempest in the mail and had an attack of the heart. Like, my feet began to move over the floor all on their own. And Cinder was frigging amazing, so different and unique and just plain awesome!!

    I'm jealous of your copy of The Alchemy of Forever. It's one of those books I've been pining for :)

    Have an amazing reading week!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  28. Cinder and Tempest? I'm so jealous! haha I can't wait to read those and I hope you enjoy them!

    Happy Reading!

  29. Cinder was wonderful! I loved it and cannot wait for the second! Tempest sounds so great, I can't wait to read it :)

    Enjoy your books!

  30. Look at your paranormal haul! HOLLA.

  31. Every book in that picture is on my to-read list, except for Clockwork Angel, which I've already read. And Cinder! It seems like everyone's talking about that one!

  32. Dude I read Tempest yesterday and loved it. Time traveling FTW.

    And yes, this is my second comment. WHAT.

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