15 February 2017

November-February Book Haul

In the big exam/Christmas/back-to-school frenzy I completely forgot to do my obligatory book haul. Well, better late than never. The list is pretty long, but four of these books I bought at a sale as well as the two DVD's. And there's also that one book that I got for free. All in all, it was quite a bargain.

Starting off at number one is the freebie, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. by Rebecca Skloot. I had to read this book in school, and I loved it. You can read my full review of it right here.

Next we have Stephen King's memoir/writing advice book, On Writing. I actually read it a couple of years ago, and I'm looking forward to re-reading it someday.

Then we have a classic, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, that I bought for my brother. I read it once before, but it was such a long time ago, so I'm looking forward to that re-read as well.

The are three books that I got at an outlet for only one hundred kronor. These are Station Eleven, by Emily St. James, A Dream of Ice and Fire, by Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin, and The Girl with Seven Names, by Hyeonseo Lee. I wanted to read/own all of these books for a long time, and when I found them, I felt like Indiana Jones when he found that idol in Raiders of the Lost Ark (only without the giant spherical rock chasing me out of the book store).

Another book that I bought on sale was Red Rising, by Pierce Brown. Like I said in my review, this book was not my cup of tea, and I won't be purchasing the sequels any time soon.

Finally, we have The Princess Diarist, by the late Carrie Fisher. As for many Star Wars fans, Miss Fisher's passing came as real shock to me, and I felt kind of sad that I didn't know that much about her, other than her being the most kick-ass princess of all time. This book was sold out for weeks after her passing, but I finally got a copy.

I'm done with listing books, now let's look at the DVD's (that's right, I still own DVD's. And a few VHS-tapes too). My brother got me the complete season 10 of The X-files for my birthday. Of course, I had no choice but to complete the collection, and get seasons 8 and 9 as well. And they, too. were on sale. Me thinks it may be time for another X-files re-watch.      

So, this was my bounty. And I can barely wait for the big annual Swedish book sale that starts February 22nd. I'm already drooling like one of Pavlov's pooches just thinking about it.

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