My Book Haul (5) | Alexia's Books and Such: My Book Haul (5)

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

My Book Haul (5)

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I was in need of a new way to showcase titles, and finally decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I'm able to review them. Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I'm able to give them the love they deserve. I've included links to Goodreads if you want more information.

For Review:
Nothing this week :(

Purchased:
I keep trying to stick to my book buying ban in order to work on my TBR piles, then I come across something I just HAVE to have and fall off the wagon again! An Iron Druid novella? I'm there!

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Kevin Hearne

Atticus O’Sullivan is back in an all-new, action-packed, laugh-out-loud novella from the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles. Two-thousand-year-old Atticus may have outwitted and outfought everyone from Odin to Bacchus, but in this eBook original, he’s about to discover what comes around when you go around messing with gods.

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Fell off the wagon again when I saw this one on featured on Stories & Sweets. I'm a sucker for anthologies, and I've never read one centered around prophecies & predictions.
From fantastical prophecies to predictions of how the future will transpire, Foretold is a collection of stories about our universal fascination with life's unknowns and of what is yet to come as interpreted by 14 of young adult fiction's brightest stars.

What did you receive this week?

54 comments:

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    1. Thanks Ryan! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. I so need to start reading the Iron Druid books and soon. Great haul of books.

    Grace

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    1. The main character of Atticus is pretty awesome, but my heart belongs to his Irish Wolfhound, Oberon!

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  3. Ahh! That kitten in the mail box is the cutest thing ever!!!
    Hope you enjoy your books.

    Emma :)

    http//emmaseminentbooks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Emma! I'm a sucker for cute cat pictures!

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  4. One of the freaking days I'm going to start the Iron Druid Chronicles. Sigh! :(

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    1. One of these days Jenny, one of these days! Keep in mind that Atticus is the hottest druid around! ;)

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  5. Great haul :) !! I'm dying to read Foretold, mostly because of the Vampire Academy novella it contains !! Happy reading Alexia. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower :)

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    1. Nice to meet you Elodie! How cool that you're living in Dublin now! Ireland is beautiful! I've added you to my Google Reader, as I don't have a linky acct.

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  6. I've never read an anthology before, but I'm really liking Foretold so far :) Also, Two Ravens and One Crow sounds really interesting! Great books :)

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    1. Anthologies are one of my favorites, as it's a great way to discover new authors! And anything by Kevin Hearne is amazing, so hope you give The Iron Druid series a chance!

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  7. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog :D
    I've heard of the Iron Druid Chronicles but have never read one of the books. And I completely understand the difficulties of staying on a book buying ban to work on the pile! It's so hard >.<
    Cool that we both got Foretold! I love anthologies too. They're a great way to check out new authors or venture into a new (sub)genre, in my opinion ^^
    Happy reading!

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    1. A fellow anthology lover! Yea! Totally agree that they're a great way to venture into new territory! I keep falling off my book buying ban, but it's not entirely my fault as some books are just too good to resist! *whistles innocently*

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  8. I adore Carrie Ryan so I may have to look into Foretold. Happy reading!

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    1. It was a mixed bag, but well worth reading! Thanks for stopping by Carrie!

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  9. Oohh Foretold looks awesome! So many great authors! And I'm so excited for the Rose & Dimitri story. x]

    Happy reading & thanks for stopping b ^__^

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    1. Thanks Addie! Anthologies are my favorite, and this one has so many good authors!

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  10. I have the first book in the Iron Druid chronicles and I keep meaning to read it. I know that series is supposed to be amazing! Hope you enjoy them all. Happy reading :)

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    1. Hope you have time to read the series, as Atticus and Oberon have a great relationship! And I totally love Oberon, and wish I had a dog just like him!

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  11. FORETOLD!!! Okay, I admit the main reason I want to read that is for the Rose/Dimitri short story :D I'm a huge Vampire Academy fan. But there are also so many of my favourite authors involved. I'm especially excited for Laini Taylor's story too! I really hope you love it!

    I NEED to read the Iron Druid series! I keep hearing such great things about those books.

    Happy reading! :D

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    1. Brodie, you really, really NEED to read Atticus and Oberon, as they are made of awesome! And thanks to you, I've added Spark to my wishlist and am looking forward to grabbing a copy!

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  12. The mention of so many wonderful books is the only minus thing about blogging. Also on a self-imposed book buying ban, I sympathise with what you are saying.

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    1. My book buying ban isn't doing much good, as I keep falling off the wagon. :(

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  13. I received THE MALICE OF FORTUNE from www.coffeeaddictedwritercom.

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  14. Have a great weekend and hope you like your new books! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  15. both look great, especially the first one!


    My post is here:
    Sunday Shout Out

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    1. Thanks Carrie! Looking forward to seeing what you think of Beautiful Disaster!

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  16. I want to read Foretold.
    Enjoy your books!
    Here is My Stacking the Shelves

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  17. I've never read an anthology before but Foretold looks amazing! Happy reading! :D

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

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    1. Really? I love anthologies, as it's a great way to discover new authors without the commitment of a full book. Hope you try one someday, as they're amazing!

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  18. Your books both look like fun! Enjoy reading them, and thank you for stopping by Books, Bones & Buffy!

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    1. Thanks Tammy! Love your blog, and looking forward to seeing what you think of In A Fix!

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  19. Thanks for stopping by my STS! Foretold sounds super amazing, have to check it out!

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    1. Hope you like it Heather! Have a great week!

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  20. You got a couple of great looking books! I hope you enjoy every single title! Thanks for sharing and happy reading! Thanks for stopping by :)

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    Our STS this week

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    1. Thanks MaryAnn! Hope you enjoy your books as well!

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  21. Oh- This so has me wanted to listen to more in the Iron Druid series! Foretold sounds good too. Envy here! Happy Reading!

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    1. Thanks Martha! Hope you're feeling better now!

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  22. Looks like you have had some good books coming home with you :)

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  23. Foretold looks amazing :) Great haul! And thanks for stopping by mine.

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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  24. I'm also on a book buying ban, but it works completely the other way around for me. I keep buying more and more! There are just to many awesome books out there! Enjoy your new books!

    Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm now following back :)

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  25. Foretold looks interesting although I'm not sure how keen I am on anthologies to be honest.

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  26. Aww...there there. It's okay. Look at it this way, you could have a WORSE addiction. ^_^

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  27. I really like the sound of Foretold and I will definitely be picking up a copy of it soon.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  28. Ahh I'm on a book buying ban too. I think I'm going to break it this week :( great choices! Foretold looks awesome!

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  29. Oh, everyone is reminding me with this novella that I've not started Kevin's series yet. I have the first few books here and do need to get to them. :) Hope you enjoy all your reads and have a great week.

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