I didn’t think I was ever going to post one of these but here we are. The start of the month was so bad with book buying (well I mean I have done worse) that I agreed with my husband that it was about time to actually enforce a book buying ban.
Book Buying Ban
It was June 5th when we decided last minute to go away for the day. Husband had a day off and would have to work plenty after that so a day away sounded like a good idea. I gave him the choice between Eindhoven (Van Pierre book store), Breda (Coffee and Literature) and The Hague (The American Book Store). See where I am going with this?
Anyway we went to The Hague, Merijn puked in the car, finally found ABC after 1,5 hours of walking (while apparently we parked not even 5 minutes away from them, story of my life). And then proceeded to reign myself back from grabbing ALL the books. I’ve visited ABC in Amsterdam quite a bit over the years, but The Hague ABC you guys. It isn’t quite as pretty as the one in Amsterdam but holy tbr’s, this store had literally every book I wanted and more. I didn’t even go upstairs to the second hand books because I already had four books.
We also got a slightly marked down Ron Hogwarts train and since we got so much we also got a free very sturdy tote bag. Back to the point though, clearly I have a problem. I am not making a dent in my phsycial tbr. I am not getting to the books that I want. And while I think limiting book buying works better than a ban in the long run I should be able to manage 2 months, right? So I agreed with my husband that this ban would last at least until Deventer Boekenmarkt (which is on August 5th).
- No book buying between June 6th to August 4th for myself. My husband can’t buy me books either.
- Gifts are okay.
- I can still enter giveaways.
- Pre orders already made can still come.
- Ebooks do not fall in the book buying ban (though I rarely buy any anyway).
- I can request on Netgalley but it has to be those I really want.
When this ban started I had two months. Now I have little over a month left…
I have sinned once. My pre order of A Thousand Perfect Notes by our very own lovely Cait from Paper Fury was cancelled on her release day. I know. My husband decided to relent and ordered the book for me a week later. It were special circumstances. Other than that I have not yet bought any other books.
Don’t mind some of these pictures. Mika, our cat, had to be in some of them. She apparently needed attention.
★ Shadowshaper (Shadowshaper 1) by Daniel Jose Older
I found this in a nearby book store on June 2nd. I had never seen it in a book store here in the Netherlands so I was very pleasantly surprised to see it. It has been on my tbr for a long time.
★ The Diviners (The Diviners 1) by Libba Bray
I found this in ABC for 7 Euro and I could not pass this up as I have had my eye on this for so long.
★ The Ninth Rain (The Winnowing Flame 1) by Jen Williams
I got the ebook as a freebie but as I can only read it through the kindle app on my phone that was not going to work that well. And I have been hearing such good things about that one that I have been itching to read it really.
★ The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
I did it. I caved. I still think this book might be too triggering for me right now but maybe in the future, and Aentee from Reads at Midnight has a summary of the most triggering chapter for some of us which is super helpful. ❤ The link to her review with the link to that summary you can find here.
★ The Shadow of What Was Lost (Licanius 1) by James Islington
This is a more recent addition to my want tbr but one that has rising so very quickly. I hear only good things about it and there is something about these covers and titles that draw my interest.
★ The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus 1) by Jonathan Stroud +
OHMYGOSH. La La in the Library found this for me and shipped it my way. I’ve not been able to find the hardcovers in ever. ❤ I only got lucky last year and found The Golem’s Eye one signed. Thank you so much again La La for sending this to me. ❤ ❤ ❤
★ A Finding of Kin (The Keepers of Verdoso 1) by L.A. Millett
The author was very kind to send a physical copy my way to review. ❤
★ A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
Hello beauty. ❤ Also this is the copy that has the cover/spine misprinted. ._.
★ Papa and Me by Party Paws
Merijn only hauled one book this month and that was this book I got for him and his dad for Father’s Day. It is cute.
★ Storm of the Gods (Areios Brothers 1) by Amy Braun
The brother element appealed to me. I also haven’t heard about this one so I decided to request from Netgalley.
★ Bright Ruin (Dark Gifts 3) by Vic James
Oh my god. I thought this wasn’t coming out until October but that is the us edition and the Uk one is coming out end of July. So pleased I saw this on Netgalley. Last year I totally got declined for Tarnished City so very pleased with myself now.
★ The Demon Race by Alexandria Warwick
Another review copy that I got straight from the author. It sounds super interesting and with Demons you cannot go wrong.
★ Schimmenlied (De Schimmenwereld serie 1) by Lynn Robin
This was a freebie on the publisher’s website for a week and since it is on the short side I thought this would be a nice inbetween read at some point. Also to give more chance to Dutch authors.
★ Lady Mechanika volume 4: Clockwork Assasin by Joe Benitez
I have been wanting to read this graphic novel for a while and finally reserved the volumes that were available at the library. Then I saw this on NG and decided to go for it.