Book Haul #46 – Boekenfestijn and all that Jazz

This whole month was just weird. I didn’t read as much as I usually do and yet I bought many more books that I usually do. In my defence, a bunch of these are second-hand.

I’m just going to hide in my tbr pile of shame now…

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The Modern Faerie Tales (The Modern Faerie Tales 1-3) by Holly Black
When I met up with a friend in Zwolle I found this for 13 euro instead of the usual 21 I’ve seen it go for so I obviously couldn’t leave it…

Keeper of the Lost Cities (Keeper of the Lost Cities 1) by Shannon Messenger
So Regan from Peruse Project on Book Tube has been raving about this middle grade series and as I have been very into middle grade series I could not pass up on this find for just 6 Euro.

Rogue Protocol (Murderbot Diaries 3) by Martha Wells
Getting close to having all the novella’s and reading them before the full length novel comes out next year.

To Be Taught If Fortunate by Becky Chambers = READ
Becky Chambers is a must for me.

The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War 2) by R.F. Kuang
Bought at Castlefest.

The Unfnished Tales of Númenor & Middle-Earth by J.R.R. Tolkien
And finally my friend who I went to castlefest with had gotten this from someone and had asked if I wanted it. Of course.

I said ‘And finally…’ but then the end of August came around and I met up with Zwartraafje.

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles 1) by Amanda Bouchet
Breath of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles 2) by Amanda Bouchet
We agreed to meet up on the 23rd as you could read in my wrap up and I asked her if she wanted some books from my unhaul stack. She did and then she asked me the same. Which is how I ended up with these three. I haven’t heard much about Amanda Bouchet books but I thought they looked interesting. And The Wicked Deep has always sounded interesting to me so I am curious to see how I will end up liking that one.

Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern 1) by Anne McCaffrey
Dragonquest (Dragonriders of Pern 2) by Anne McCaffrey
The White Dragon (Dragonriders of Pern 3) by Anne McCaffrey
Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
The Renegades of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
All the Weyrs of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
And then she messaged me to say she found some dragon books in the charity shop for 1 Euro a pieace and if I wanted them… Yeah who says no to that? So they are Anne McCaffrey. I’ve never read anything by her but I am very curious about these. The way these were translated and numbered though, big difference than the English numbering. So I will have to see what is up with that and what the order of the books are suppose to be. There are a lot of series in the Pern world I saw. Anyway the above stack is not in order.

Johnny and the Bomb (Johnny Maxwell 3) by Terry Pratchett
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents (Discworld 28)  by Terry Pratchett
And THEN we went into a second hand book store and I found these Pratchett books I didn’t own yet… At least I am on brand…

Boekenfestijn 2019

As a lot of you might know (the Dutch people in any case) that Deventer has a book market every August which is considered the largest of Europe. And I’ve been going almost every year since I discovered it (except the year when I was super pregnant with Merijn). It took a bit for me to finally find the books I wanted and I had a smaller budget than previous years but I am still very happy with what I got. Some of these books are books that I have been meaning to get to for my own reading challenge.

The below books are not in any specific order.

Blood Song (Raven’s Shadow 1) by Anthony Ryan
Mistress of Dragons (The Dragonvarld 1) by Margaret Weis
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

So I got this Anthony Ryan book because I have been interested in it though i STILL haven’t read the other books by him I own. But I generally hear great things by him.
I needed to fill up a 3 for 10 deal and found Mistress of Dragons for that.
And I saw quite a few Neal Stephenson books. I see good ratings for his books but rarely people talking about them so I decided to give this one a chance.

Perido Street Station (New Crobuzon 1) by China Miévelle
The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle 6) by Ursula K. Le Guinn
The Last Wish (The Witcher 0.5) by Andrzej Sapkowski

I’ve been meaing to read a Miévelle  for a while and this one fits my reading challenge really well. So when I found it in a 3 for 10 deal I needed to grab it. Another one great for my reading challenge is The Dispossessed and I found it for only 1 Euro. It is a part of a series but I get the idea that I can read it seperately?

And lastly The Last Wish because Aly from Of Wonderland keeps raving about it.

The Heart of What Was Lost (Memory, Sorrow and Thorn 3,5) by Tad Williams
I’ve been reading the Osten Ard books through the library for a while now and am caught up with what is translated except for this one. I could not get it through the library for some reason. So when I found it for a really decent price I grabbed it.

Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse 1) by James Corey
I’ve heard about this one here and there and it fits well with my reading challenge so here we are.

Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch 2) by Ann Leckie
Ancillary Mercy (Imperial Rach 3) by Ann Leckie
I was looking for this series on the book market and I am glad I was able to find books 2 and 3. Still need to get book 1 but I can get that through the library to start reading in any case.

A Study in Scarlet / The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle = READ
Now I own the Barnes and Noble Sherlock Holmes bind-up. However that is not that handy for rereading purposes. I’ve been meaning to find a copy of just The Hound of Baskervilles but this caught me eye and works just as well to reread.

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Steel Crow Saga (Steel Crow Saga 1)  by Paul Krueger
Release Date: September 26th 2019
Netgalley I thank thee. Very curious about this. Hope to get to it soon.
Trinity of Bones (The Necromancer’s Song 2) by Caitlin Seal
Release Date: October 29th 2019
I read the first book of hers last year I think and that was a 3 star read for me. However its been a while and I am curious to see how the author continues.
The Beautiful (The Beautiful 1) by Renee Ahdieh
Release Date: October 8th 2019
I am very curious about this book because vampires. Vampire books go a little up and down with me but I really want to see what Ahdieh made of it.
Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo
Release Date: October 8th 2019
I really enjoyed To Kill a Kingdom by her so I can’t wait to see how this one turns out.

Binti (Binti 1) by Nnedi Okorafor
I mean its not like I don’t have 2 other Okorafor books to read. Might as well add to my list.
Running With Lions by Julian Winter
There was a lot of blah around this ebook because I couldn’t open it. But after 2 weeks that is now fixed, woohoo.

21 thoughts on “Book Haul #46 – Boekenfestijn and all that Jazz

  1. Oh this haul is EPIC!! And I love book festival/sales thingies too, so I’m glad you managed to score some really good finds there 🤗And I’m really hankering after that new cover for the Modern Faerietales hahha. also YES The Beautiful! I hope it’s good.

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  2. Hihi, al een geluk dat je TBR ondertussen zo groot is dat je er een comfortabel fort mee kan bouwen om je in te verschuilen. 🙂 Ik kon je moeilijk geen berichtje sturen toen ik die boeken zag staan hé. Het leek wel een teken, zo kort voor we met elkaar hadden afgesproken een stapel drakenboeken tegenkomen en dan ook nog aan zo’n mooie prijs.

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  3. You do have the first three dragonrider books. Books 3 and 4 are Harper Hall books (the music people). The 1,2,5 bind-up is very popular, in fact I have it and it was the first Pern book I read. Dragons Dawn is the series prequel. I had no problem reading it in the publishing order, but Sebastian said he wished he had read it first. So unless you want to read the prequel first you are all set to start! 🙌🙌🙌

    And this was one mighty haul. 👍✨

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      1. There are some articles about the Dragon Rider vs Harper Hall books I am going to read before I start my Pern re-read next year. I know quite a few people who never read any of the HH books. I recall not liking them as much. They might not have translated them because they aren’t as popular. Maybe?

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