January Book Haul

Hello, everyone, and welcome to my January Book Haul, otherwise known as All The Books I got for my birthday. Although I find it silly I must give you the disclaimer: I`m not bragging, I am grateful for my presents and want to share them with you, etc. Pardon the language, but what a load of crap. I`m always bothered by the fact that now we have to give these disclaimers. It`s a free world, you can skip a post or a video. But some of us enjoy this type of content, so let us be.

Anyway, let`s get back to my haul. The majority of these books are from my loving husband, and yes, I give him a list of all the books I want. And that`s because he tends to spend a lot more if I don`t do that (and buy expensive stuff that I don`t need). So I always check various websites to look for the cheapest price and then send him the wishlist. And they say romance is dead. I also got some Amazon/Waterstone gift cards because people know I love books and I went nuts. Because life`s too short and you can`t skip all the new releases. So without any further ado, let`s start this haul.

Last year I read the first two books in the Grisha trilogy, and I completely fell in love with the world (and the Darkling). So after hearing me talk non-stop about these books, my husband decided to get me the new editions. Which are gorgeous and probably the most beautiful books that I have ever seen. Also, another life tip from me: get yourself a partner that is not intimidated by your ongoing fascination with a fictional psychopath. And who decides to feed your addiction with the Grishaverse by buying you the "Six of Crows" duology. #RelationshipGoals

Moving on to the books I got with my gift card, I decided to be reasonable and get only three. As usual, I`m late to the party, but I finally picked up "My Lady Jane". The ending of "Ruin and Rising" left me heartbroken, angry and in a bit of a reading slump, so I`m hoping that "My Lady Jane" will help with that. I`ve already read 80 pages and so far I love it.

I also want to read more new releases, but at the same time, I`m trying to keep myself grounded in reality (sadly, I`m not a millionaire and I can`t afford all the books). I am trying to read at least 2-3 new releases and the ones that interested me the most were "Batman: Nightwalker" by Marie Lu and "Everless" by Sara Holland. I`m a big DC fan, and although I`m not the biggest fan of Batman, I am very interested to see what Marie Lu will do with the story. Leigh Bardugo did a phenomenal job with Wonder Woman, so one can only hope. As for "Everless", the plot reminds me a lot of "In Time", taking place in a world where time is the currency.

OK, these were all the books that I got for my birthday. I can`t say how grateful I am for them and how excited I am to start reading them. Thanks for reading!


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  1. That's great that you get books as gifts, especially from your husband. I mean, if it's something you really want, you should ask for it! It's way better than people spending money on something you don't want. Usually my dad is the one who ends up buying all the books for me on my Amazon wishlist. I'm hoping to read My Lady Jane this year. Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you! I know some people don`t agree with that, but we live in though times and we should spend money carefully. It`s good to get something you want.

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  2. He buys you books - total keeper! I am such a fan of My Lady Jane. It was just so much fun! I hope it continues to delight you , and happy belated birthday!

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    1. He`s such a keeper, I know! I`m loving "MY Lady Jane" so far, totally worth the hype.

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  3. I'm glad you received so many books! I think it's ridiculous that people complain/are negative about bloggers who receive/buy books. For one, that's all a part of the package. Two, who doesn't want to see other people be happy? I know for a fact that all bloggers are grateful and never boast about what they get, because I believe that at one time or another, most bloggers weren't always able to afford all the books they have. I hope you enjoy all of your reads, Carmen!

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    1. Thank you, and I`m really glad you feel that way. I just feel that lately everyone wants to complain about everything, or attack people they don`t know, just for the sake of it.

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  4. yay for new books! Question, how do you store them all! haha I have no space for mine so they are all at mom's still
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  5. oh oh I'm reading Everless right now! I mean, I'm only like 4 chapters in, hhaah, but so far it's not like In Time and has a different twist on the time-currency thing which its super cool. AND OMG THOSE EDITIONS OF RUIN AND RISING ARE GORGEOUS. 😍😍

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  6. I LOOOOVVVEEEE the new Grisha series covers! I wish I didn't already own the hardcovers because I can't justify buying them all again when I have so few funts.

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  7. Belated happy birthday, lovely! <3 These new covers are FANTASTIC! But I'm still not done collecting the original covers, whoops. I have them in different editions (one hardcover and one paperback) which SUCKS. :/ Buuuut you have an awesome husband--I definitely someone who'll understand my incomprehensible love for some anti-heroes. XD Happy reading, Carmen!

    (And ugh, the disclaimer thing. I, for one, LOVE checking out other people's book hauls!)

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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