Books: August-October Book Haul

Okay, so I admit, I have a book buying problem. At least now, I am mostly buying from bargain book shops, like BookOutlet, which means that I am spending a tiny bit less.

I got Andrew Smith's "Wringler" and "100 Sideways Miles" and David Levithan's "Another Day" from BookOutlet. When I went to Word On The Street book festival, I saw "Stand Off" being sold and I just had to get it. It was 20% off but still rather expensive as it is a hardback.

I already owned a copy of Scott Lynch's "Lies of Locke Lamora" (book 1) as a pocket paperback, but when I saw this edition, which is bigger and nicer for only $5 at Indigo, I couldn't resist myself.

After watching "The Danish Girl" movie at TIFF, I got really excited when I found out that it is based not only on a true story, but there isΒ a book by David Ebershoff. I went to Indigo hoping to find a movie tie-in edition, but there was none. So I got myself this Penguin books edition. (As I am typing this in December, the movie tie-in edition did come out, which annoys me as I would have preferred to own a copy with with Eddie Redmayne on it.)

I love Katherine Kurtz books. She is a high fantasy writer and most of her books came out in 80-90s. I read Deryni series when I was a teen and they still remain my favourite high fantasy series ever. I am rather sad that only the first trilogy was ever re-published. I own almost all of her books (since some of them are out of print and I basically have to hunt for missing copies in bargain/used books), all of them mass paperback/pocket editions. But when I saw this hardcover copy for less than $5 at the BMV, I just had to get it. It is in a very good condition too! (I plan to do a bargain books/high fantasy books haul some time later.)

Right before my trip, I decided, on a whim, to buy more books. So I got "Me, Earl, and the dying girl" (even though I promised myself that I am not reading any more books like "The Fault in Our Stars") and "Will Grayson Will Grayson", which I tried to read once before but never finished (it was an audiobook in fact, I believe).

When I came back, I got my pre-order from Amazon with Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette "The Apprentice to Elves" and Welcome To Night Vale, both of which I was really excited to get.

I haven't started reading any of these books yet, except for WTNV novel, which I had to put on hold, as I got too many library books that I need to go through first.