Book Buying Addicts Anonymous discussion

155 views
Good Buys > January 2010 Purchases

Comments Showing 1-50 of 126 (126 new)    post a comment »
« previous 1 3

message 1: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
Happy New Year everyone! Here's to another great year of book buying! Feel free to list and comment on your purchases as you get them this January, 2010.


message 2: by Michelle (last edited Jan 01, 2010 07:27PM) (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 510 comments I look forward to my days off so I can spend time in the bookstores. The used bookstore especially with its constantly changing inventory. So, of course I went today. I found what I think were two excellent books for cheap Bound By Sin (Cin Craven, #3) by Jenna Maclaine and Kitty's House of Horrors (Kitty Norville, Book 7) by Carrie Vaughn . I believe they were both released within the last month, and appear unread. So, I didn't mind paying $3.00 each. I also found quite a few others that I've had on my wishlist, and I've added them to the "bought in 1/10" shelf.


message 3: by Michelle (last edited Jan 02, 2010 11:09AM) (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 510 comments I ordered this one last month and finally arrived today:
Beyond Heaving Bosoms The Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels Beyond Heaving Bosoms The Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels by Sarah Wendell


message 4: by LooLoo (last edited Jan 02, 2010 12:51PM) (new)

LooLoo Michelle wrote: "I ordered this one last month and finally arrived today:
Beyond Heaving Bosoms The Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels[bookcover:Beyond Heaving Bosoms The Smart Bitches' Guide ..."


Oh Michelle, that books sounds like a hoot!

I ordered Kitty's House of Horrors from Bookdepository.com but I'm not counting it as a purchase until it arrives.



message 5: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
LooLoo wrote: "I ordered Kitty's House of Horros from Bookdepository.com but I'm not counting it as a purchase until it arrives...."

Looloo, me too! Great minds think alike, huh?




message 6: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 510 comments LooLoo wrote: "Michelle wrote: "I ordered this one last month and finally arrived today:
Beyond Heaving Bosoms The Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels[bookcover:Beyond Heaving Bosoms The Smart..."


Yeah, I thought so too. I haven't started it yet, but its recommened reading for a book discussion that I've decided to participate in. There's been a few complaints about the authours language, so I'm curious to see what that's all about. I only paid 14 cents + s/h. Its in excellent condition so I'm really excited.


message 7: by Susan (Suz) (new)

Susan (Suz) (sharney) Well i went to my fav bookstore today, Powells and ended up with 4 books for me: Edge Of Hunger (Primal Instinct, #1) by Rhyannon Byrd Edge Of Danger (Primal Instinct, #2) by Rhyannon Byrd , The Rest Falls Away (Gardella Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Colleen Gleason & Spell of the Highlander (Highlander, #7) by Karen Marie Moning and I also bought 2 new cookbooks for the hubby!:)


message 8: by Valorie (new)

Valorie I made a trip to my local used book store today and bought...

Nightlife (Cal Leandros, #1) by Rob Thurman Moonshine (Cal Leandros, #2) by Rob Thurman Dark Angel by Lucy Blue A Hoboken Hipster in Sherwood Forest by Marianne Mancusi

First purchase of the new year!


message 9: by Valorie (new)

Valorie Susan (Suz) wrote: "Well i went to my fav bookstore today, Powells and ended up with 4 books for me: Edge Of Hunger (Primal Instinct, #1) by Rhyannon ByrdEdge Of Danger (Primal Instinct, #2) by Rhyannon Byrd, The Rest Falls Away (Gardella Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Colleen Gleason & [book..."

I've read both the Rhyannon Byrd books and really liked them. Hope you like them as well!


message 10: by Susan (Suz) (new)

Susan (Suz) (sharney) oh that's great to hear Valorie, one of my other GR friends recommended them too and I found them used for $2.50 and $3.50 so figured I better snatch them up!:)


message 11: by Ilean (last edited Jan 03, 2010 11:00AM) (new)

Ilean (ileanfulton) | 242 comments One for me-could not resist Nora Roberts "Duets". But I still have so many others to read. My goal is to get the piles of books I have read!.


message 12: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 106 comments Suz you got some great books there!


message 13: by LooLoo (new)

LooLoo Suz, I have the Rhyannon Byrd books. Let me know when you are going to read them and I'll read them with you.


message 14: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 510 comments Real Vampires Have Curves (Glory St. Clair, Book 1) by Gerry Bartlett , The Accidental Werewolf (Accidental Friends, Book 1) by Dakota Cassidy , and True to the Game by Teri Woods all arrived in the mail today.


message 15: by Amelie (last edited Jan 05, 2010 11:56AM) (new)

Amelie (derlan) | 1 comments Bought in January so far:


The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #4)  by Laurell K. Hamilton Another One Bites the Dust (Jaz Parks, #2) by Jennifer Rardin Biting the Bullet (Jaz Parks, #3) by Jennifer Rardin Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2)  by Richelle Mead Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3)  by Richelle Mead



message 16: by Valorie (new)

Valorie I purchased today from three local used bookstores the following....

Sex, Lies and Vampires (Dark Ones, #3) by Katie MacAlister Shades of Gray by Amanda Ashley Out of the Light, Into the Shadows (Includes Vegas Vampires, #6 & #7) by Lori Foster Deathwish (Cal Leandros, #4) by Rob Thurman [image error] Dead To Me (Simon Canderous, #1) by Anton Strout Spirited Away (Signet Eclipse) by Cindy Miles Highland Knight by Cindy Miles

Total for this month so far is 12


message 17: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
Got my first purchase of January yesterday. Found an interesting read used at the library: Free Speech for Me--But Not for Thee: How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other by Nat Hentoff


message 18: by Lauren (new)


message 19: by LooLoo (last edited Jan 06, 2010 09:58AM) (new)

LooLoo I used some of my Christmas gift card money at the used bookstore yesterday. I got...
Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1) by Seanan McGuire [image error] Seduce the Darkness (Alien Huntress, #4) by Gena Showalter In the Blood (Darkwing Chronicle, Book #4) by Savannah Russe Seduce Me in Shadow (The Doomsday Brethren, #2) by Shayla Black Born of Night (League Series, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon My Wicked Enemy by Carolyn Jewel
Plus a couple others.
I also got Walking Dead (Walker Papers, #4) by C.E. Murphy from Amazon.

My total for Jan. is already at 13 and it's only the 6th of the month. Uh-oh!


message 20: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
Ooooooh, Looloo, you're going to like Rosemary and Rue. One of my favorite debut works. I can't wait to read the next in the series.


message 21: by Joseph (last edited Jan 06, 2010 07:43PM) (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
LooLoo wrote: "My total for Jan. is already at 13 and it's only the 6th of the month. Uh-oh!

Looloo, I'm here to make you feel better, again. I went to work this afternoon and came home this evening with 29 various works of used juvenile fiction we withdrew from the library's collection. And to think, I actually thought I might bring home very few books this month. Yeah, right. Sheesh. A leopard definately cannot change its spots, huh? :-)




message 22: by LooLoo (new)

LooLoo Joseph, I do feel better. At least I'm in good company with my addiction.


message 23: by Unapologetic_Bookaholic (last edited Jan 06, 2010 10:16PM) (new)

Unapologetic_Bookaholic I bought:
2010 Writer's Market by Robert Lee Brewer

I did'nt know they even had books like this. I googled the topic 'how to get published in a magazine' and saw a wiki article.


message 24: by Valorie (new)

Valorie I was at B&N today and bought...
Nice Girls Don't Live Forever (Jane Jameson, #3) by Molly Harper Passion Unleashed (Demonica, #3) by Larissa Ione Hunting Julian (The Gatherers, #1) by Jacquelyn Frank


message 25: by Susan (Suz) (new)

Susan (Suz) (sharney) Valorie would be interested in hearing what you think of the Jacquelyn Frank series!!


message 26: by Katie (new)

Katie (shimmerpop) | 22 comments This month I've only bought manga, but its still early :)

Mixed Vegetables volume 6
Saiyuki Reload volume 7
Tramps Like Us volume 5
Gravitation volume 1
Stand By Youth volume 1
GetBackers volume 5
GetBackers volume 12
Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 8
Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 9
Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 13
Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 14
Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 17
Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 19
Innocent W volume 3
Glass Sky
Moon and Sandals volume 1
Moon and Sandals volume 2
Pathos volume 1
Pathos volume 2
Solfege
Author's Pet
Clear Skies volume 1
Dog Style volume 1
Don't Blame Me volume 1
Don't Blame Me volume 2
Bond(z)
Love Skit
Boy's Love
Hard Rock
La Vie En Rose
Spell
Loveholic volume 1
Ichigenme...the First Class is Civil Law volume 2


Mixed Vegetables, Volume 6 by Ayumi Komura Saiyuki Reload, Vol. 7 by Kazuya Minekura Tramps Like Us, Volume 5 (Comic) by Yayoi Ogawa Gravitation, Vol. 1 by Maki Murakami Stand By Youth Volume 1 (Stand By Youth) by Young-Bin Kim
GetBackers Volume 5 by Ayamine RANDO GetBackers Volume 12 by Ayamine RANDO Samurai Deeper Kyo, Volume 08 by Akimine Kamijyo Samurai Deeper Kyo, Volume 09 by Akimine Kamijyo Samurai Deeper Kyo, Volume 13 by Akimine Kamijyo Samurai Deeper Kyo, Volume 14 by Akimine Kamijyo Samurai Deeper Kyo, Volume 17 by Akimine Kamijyo Samurai Deeper Kyo, Volume 19 by Akimine Kamijyo Innocent W Volume 3 (Innocent W) by Kei Kusunoki The Moon and Sandals (Moon and the Sandals) by Fumi Yoshinaga The Moon And Sandals Volume 2 (Yaoi) by Fumi Yoshinaga Pathos Volume 1 (Yaoi) by Mika Sadahiro [image error] Solfege (Yaoi) (June) by Fumi Yoshinaga Author's Pet (Yaoi) by Deathco Cotorino [image error] [image error] Don't Blame Me Volume 1 (Yaoi) (Don't Blame Me) by Yugi Yamada Don't Blame Me Volume 2 (Yaoi) by Yugi Yamada Bond(z)(Yaoi) by Toko Kawai Boys Love (Yaoi) by Kaim Tachibana Hard Rock (Yaoi) by Akane Abe La Vie En Rose (Yaoi) by Sakurako Yamada Spell (Yaoi) by Hyouta Fujiyama Loveholic Volume 1 (Yaoi) by Toko Kawai Ichigenme...The First Class is Civil Law 2 by Fumi Yoshinaga

Most of those I got on clearance at akadot.com and most of the rest I got out of the clearance bins at Borders. And if magazines count I got Shonen Jump (which contains about a chapter and a half of 6 manga, so 6 issues make 6 books, about/maybe) and Yen Plus (which contains chapters from 10 different series). I collect both of those too, and I used to do Shojo Beat but it stopped serialization last summer (boohoo). Um, yeah, I think thats everything so far...




message 27: by Katie (new)

Katie (shimmerpop) | 22 comments ...that was much longer than I meant it to be...


message 28: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 510 comments Shimmerpop wrote: "...that was much longer than I meant it to be..."

LOL! I don't think you need to be concerned with the lengths of your posts here. When listing purchases, talking about books and book sales, and your collection (s), the longer the better!!!


message 29: by Susan (Suz) (new)

Susan (Suz) (sharney) Shannon wrote: "I do not know if I am going to be able to keep my resolution. I am going to the outlets. They have a book store there. Agh! Maybe there won't be any good deals. Yeah, that's it.

"
Wishful thinking Shannon!:) Good luck with that! Let us know how it goes ;)




message 30: by Michelle (last edited Jan 08, 2010 04:15PM) (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 510 comments At Twilight (Wings in the Night, #4 & 5) by Maggie Shayne by Maggie Shayne


message 31: by Valorie (new)

Valorie Susan (Suz) wrote: "Valorie would be interested in hearing what you think of the Jacquelyn Frank series!! "

I really like her other two series so hopefully this new one will be just as good. I'll let you know when I read it.


message 32: by Valorie (new)

Valorie I found the following at my local library book sale today...

Awaiting the Moon (Werewolf, Book 1) by Donna Lea Simpson The Smoke Thief (Drakon, #1) by Shana Abé Beyond the Dark (Includes Tales of the Demon World, #5; Breeds, #13) by Angela Knight

Then bought from the used book store...
Skykeepers (Final Prophecy, #3) by Jessica Andersen

Total this month so far is 19


message 33: by Susan (Suz) (new)

Susan (Suz) (sharney) Valorie wrote: "Susan (Suz) wrote: "Valorie would be interested in hearing what you think of the Jacquelyn Frank series!! "

I really like her other two series so hopefully this new one will be just as good. I'll..."


That's good to know too Valorie! I have them but havent' started them yet!


message 34: by Susan (Suz) (last edited Jan 08, 2010 07:00PM) (new)

Susan (Suz) (sharney) Today I ordered from bookdepository.com:

Lover Avenged is a gift for a friend tho ;) Beneath a Rising Moon (Ripple Creek Werewolf, #1) by Keri Arthur Beneath a Darkening Moon (Ripple Creek Werewolf, #2) by Keri Arthur Death's Mistress (Dorina Basarab, #2) by Karen Chance &
Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) by J.R. Ward

Lover Avenged was a gift for a friend tho :)


message 35: by Susan (Suz) (new)

Susan (Suz) (sharney) Yes that is the important thing, but you must share with us shannon what you got ;)


message 36: by Susan (Suz) (new)

Susan (Suz) (sharney) Good Books Shannon! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Anita Blake Books! But I think I am one of the few!! I'm currently reading book 14 of the Anita Series!


message 37: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 510 comments Susan (Suz) wrote: "Today I ordered from bookdepository.com:

Lover Avenged is a gift for a friend tho ;) Beneath a Rising Moon (Ripple Creek Werewolf, #1) by Keri ArthurBeneath a Darkening Moon (Ripple Creek Werewolf, #2) by Keri Arthur[bookcover:Death's Mistre..."


I heard that Death's Mistress by Karen Chance is excellent. I haven't purchased it yet, but I look forward to reading it as soon as I finish a few other books.


message 38: by Valorie (last edited Jan 09, 2010 03:46PM) (new)

Valorie I went to another library book sale today and bought....
Kiss and Tell (T-FLAC, #2) by Cherry Adair Crazy Love (Steele Street #5) by Tara Janzen Cutting Loose (Steele Street #8) by Tara Janzen Code Name Nanny (SEAL and Code Name, 5) by Christina Skye My Spy (SEAL and Code Name, 3) by Christina Skye Maverick (Elite Ops, #3) by Lora Leigh The Givenchy Code by Julie Kenner Grave Apparel (Crime of Fashion Mystery, Book 5) by Ellen Byerrum

They had 8 paperbacks for $1! Can't beat it!
Total so far...27! (I'm trying to give Joseph some competition!)


message 39: by Joseph (last edited Jan 09, 2010 03:53PM) (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
Valorie wrote: "They had 8 paperbacks for $1! Can't beat it!
Total so far...27! (I'm trying to give Joseph some competition!) ..."


Valerie, nice deals! But you're gonna have to do better than that to catch this bibliomaniac. ;-)

I just brought home 15 more used books from the library and got 4 delivered from Bookdepository. That brings me up to 49 for the month, so far. :-)




message 40: by Valorie (new)

Valorie Joseph wrote: "Valorie wrote: "They had 8 paperbacks for $1! Can't beat it!
Total so far...27! (I'm trying to give Joseph some competition!) ..."

Valerie, nice deals! But you're gonna have to do better than..."


I know Joseph! You're a maniac! I can only aspire to being the bibliomaniac you are!



message 41: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
Just realized I didn't list my Bookdepo deliveries. I just got:
Bone Magic by Yasmine Galenorn
Kitty's House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn
Blood Cross by Faith Hunter
Evil Ways by Justin Gustainis

I also picked up Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland with a Borders coupon for only $4.


message 42: by Michelle (last edited Jan 10, 2010 03:58PM) (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 510 comments Today I bought: Shadow Lover by Anne Stuart Midnight Embrace by Amanda Ashley Once an Angel by Teresa Medeiros [image error] Knight of Darkness (Lords of Avalon, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon [image error] Never Deceive a Duke (Neville Family, #2) by Liz Carlyle Never Romance a Rake (Neville Family, #3) by Liz Carlyle The Untamed Bride (Black Cobra Quartet, #1) by Stephanie Laurens all from the used bookstore. Plus, I bought about 30 off of ebay yesterday and I'm just waiting for them to arrive. That's the end of my Christmas money designated specifically for buying books. However, it's only the 10th and there's too many new releases coming out later this month for me to stop now, lol!


message 43: by Susan (Suz) (new)

Susan (Suz) (sharney) Well went to costco today so I broke down and bought [image error]


message 44: by MsBeaglely (new)

MsBeaglely | 18 comments So far I've gotten Eve of Destruction (Marked, Book 2) by S.J. Day Eve of Chaos (Marked, Book 3) by S.J. Day Huntress by Christine Warren and Grave Sins (Cin Craven, #2) by Jenna Maclaine from Paperback Book Swap. I also bought Deadtown (Deadtown, #1) by Nancy Holzner from Barnes and Noble this weekend.


message 45: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 510 comments I was just looking at our "bought in 1/10" shelf and relaized that as a group, our current total is already more than 1/2 of the Dec. total; and that's just counting the purchases that were added to Jan '10 shelf alone. I don't know, it just made my day for some reason :OP


message 46: by Arkadia (last edited Jan 11, 2010 08:17AM) (new)

Arkadia (_arkadia) | 5 comments So far in January 2010 I've purchased:

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Haunted by Chuck Palahnuik
The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story by Richard Preston
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Stories 1 by Ray Bradbury
Dubliners by James Joyce
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From the Living Dead by Max Brooks
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
Blindness by Jose Saramago
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft
Infected by Scott Sigler

Only crossed off about 4% of my list :(


message 47: by John (new)

John Just picked up The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (The BuckShaw Chronicles, #1) by Alan Bradley at Costco. It is so hard to go in there and not find a bargain.


message 48: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1866 comments Mod
Got another delivery from Bookdepo: North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

Brings me up to 52 for January.


message 49: by Valorie (new)

Valorie I just got from B&N.com today...

Bit the Jackpot (Vegas Vampires, #2) by Erin McCarthy Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #7) by Lara Adrian

Brings my total to 29!


message 50: by CD (new)

CD  | 170 comments George Rodger: An Adventure in Photography, 1908-1995 by Carole Naggar

I was greedy, I started reading as soon as it arrived. Only brand new book so far this year! Many from last year sitting on the table next to my reading chair and lamp that I've only briefly looked at... that too will change!




« previous 1 3
back to top