Saturday, 31 May 2014

MASSIVE CUMULATIVE BOOK HAUL!

Hey guys, it has been a very long time since we posted a book haul. I am sad to say that we have been neglecting our blogging duties because of our youtube channel.. BUT.. this is changing. I am trying to catch up to our book hauls which is why I am posting a March/April/May book haul which means it will be MASSIVE! So let's get started!

MARCH 
 Got a couple of review books from Harper Collins Canada as well as the cutest buttons ever. I was tweeting with Suman @HCCFrenzy and saying I have a ton of bookmarks but no buttons and she mentioned that people at HCC LOVE buttons and she will send some my way to start a collection! Aren't they pretty? I was also sent The Murder Complex, (Don't You) Forget About Me and 17 First Kisses, which I've all read and will review soon. Also got two finished copies of The Here and Now from Random House Canada. Farah reviewed it here. We also met up with Giselle @ BO-OK Nerd Canada and she passed a few books to us such as RELIC, Vanish, and The Gathering Storm. Thanks Giselle! and lastly, bought two copies of It's Not Summer Without You (one of our favorite trilogies) as well as Point of Retreat.

APRIL/MAY
 Before I get into the review books, I won Guy in Real Life from a twitter giveaway and it sounds awesome. Was sent You Only Live Once, Savage Drift, and Empower by Raincoast. I loved Empower so so much and it is a fantastic end to this series. Was also sent The Dark World by HarlequinTeen, also read it. The last two books were sent to me by Random House Canada and they are now one of my favorite reads of 2014. The Beautiful and the Cursed was perfect and so was The Lovely and the Lost. I loved them so so much!

The "We have the best bookish friends" section! All these books were given to us by some awesome blogger/booktuber friends. Split Second.. I have been lusting after that book for so long! I met most of these awesome people at the Jenny Han signing. Giselle @ BO-OK Nerd Canada gave me Split Second and Pivot Point, a personalized signed copy of Sea of Shadows and also a personalized signed copy of Dreams of Gods and Monsters. Brittany @ Story of my Reading Life gave me The Eternity Cure, 40 Things I Want To Tell You, and Bumped. Lynne @ Words of Mystery gave me Archetype, The Art of Lainey, Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things To Mend and Vengeance. Lastly, Shelly @ Read Sleep Repeat gave me Noggin. THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH *GROUP HUG*

This book needs its own little section. I mentioned above that we went to the Jenny Han signing where we bought these books, a copy for Farah and I, and got them signed. I love Jenny Han so much! 

MAY
I met a summer student working in my lab who loves Manga so much and has a library of her own at home full of Manga so I asked if I can borrow some.. she ended up lending me THIRTEEN volumes of Fruit Basket. I've always wanted to read this Manga and only ever managed to reach volume 2 or something but now I have them with me and can binge read *fist bump*

That same summer student is a big Hayao Miyazaki fan and has decided that I must watch all his movies. She lent me these three for now. I have only seen Spirited Away before and truly loved it. I watched Howl's Moving Castle with a friend this weekend (May 23) and also really liked it. I can't wait to go through all his work and watch them all!


16 comments:

  1. Awesome haul guys. I love Fruits Basket, it was my first ever manga series and has a special place in my heart. My Neighbour Totoro is an amazing film, I would also recommend Spirited Away. To All The Boys I've Loved Before and Sea Of Shadows are so high on my "to-buy-after-exams" list. Can't wait to see your reviews and thoughts on all the books. Happy reading ~

    Adventuresofateenagebookworm.blogspot.com

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    1. TO ALL THE BOYS <3 yes yes! and I've actually watched Spirited Away ages ago, though I want to see it again :D

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  2. Oh wowzers!!! Great haul!! I totally LOVED The Dark World and Page Morgan's books! Vanish was also great! And Kelley Armstrong is an auto buy author for me! Fabulous haul! Hope you're enjoying all these beauties!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. yeay! Page Morgan's books are awesome right? I've never read an Armstrong book so i'm a bit ashamed. Hoping to start with this one though!

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  3. Fruit Basket! I loved that anime so much. The Murdex Complex is good :) Enjoy the new books :D

    -Dannielle

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    1. haha yea, I need to start reading Fruit Basket! everyone loves it.

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  4. Awesome haul! I can´t wait to read Jenny Han books.
    happy reading!

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  5. Have you already read Pivot Point? I loved it. I need to read Split Second but haven't had the chance yet.

    That is quite a bit of bookhaul though and there are some awesome titles. I need me some bookish friends like that!

    Lisa @Just Another Rabid Reader

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    1. I did read Pivot Point and LOVED IT! I was lusting after Split Second and I'm so happy I got it. I already read it and LOVED it!

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  6. Awesome haul! :D A lot of great books in that. =)

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  7. Those buttons look great! I don't have any buttons too, now I think of it. A mad wicked folly is high on my wish list. Guy in real life looks interesting. The art of Lainey sounds cute and I love The eternity cure. Happy reading!

    Mel@thedailyprophecy

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    1. I know right? buttons are so cute! I need to read A Mad and Wicked Folly, everyone is in love with it.

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  8. Wow!!!! That is one epic haul of books. Enjoy!

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  9. YAY :D So so so many amazing books. <3 I hope you guys will love them all. Sigh. AND YAY for Studio Ghibli movies :D I love most of them all so much. Sigh. Happy reading <3

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  10. *GROUP HUG*
    I like buttons, too! I got a few at Fierce Reads signing last year. Actually the best has been the Shadow and Bone nail polish I won from Leigh Bardugo. I'll love it for life. Lol.
    You guys got so many great books over the last few months. I cannot wait for my copy of The Murder Complex to ship. It will take a backseat to Ruin and Rising, but after that. I WILL READ ALL OF IT! :D
    Happy reading!
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

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    1. AH! JEALOUS OF THE SHADOW AND BONE NAIL POLISH <3 RUIN AND RISING! AHHHH!

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