Book Haul

Book Haul 57 | There Was Some Book Haul Discourse

Some more book hauling for me. August and September were weird months for me and I got lured over to the dark side of book buying. Whether this be physical books or ebooks. They all winked at me.Β 

The Controversie

In September there was again talk about those that have big book hauls on Twitter. I voiced my opinion on Twitter but I’ll touch on it again here since this is my first haul since that discourse.

  1. It is none of your business what anyone does with their money. For some book buying and collecting is a hobby in itself. As long as they’ve squared it with their partner it is none of your business how much they spend on books.
  2. For some book buying is a coping mechanism. Getting book mail can be the highlight of ones day. I’ve certainly been there. Judging that is so harmful.
  3. You might think it is not a healthy coping mechanism or think it are bad buying habits but it is really none of your business. These are things for a professional to comment on IF and only IF the person themselves even wants help for that.
  4. Book buying supports publishers and authors so that books can keep getting published. Especially those of us that pay full price for most things. Yes libraries help too but lets not pretend that is a good option for everyone.
  5. Stop judging people for buying from Amazon and Book Depository. Yes they don’t treat their publishers and people well. HOWEVER some people might not have other means to buy then from there and its not fair to take that away from them.
  6. Doing big book hauls if you are a monetized and sponsored book tuber or book blogger is a choice. Be aware of what message you are sending when you do that. It certainly isn’t a bad thing to consider that, I agree.
  7. People feel the need to talk about consumerism and how big book hauls puts pressure on others in the community to buy books constantly and have full book shelves. When it comes to teens one might have a point there. But adults are right there and should be able to stop themselves. That is not on the person that does the book hauling.
  8. No you don’t need full book shelves or lots of book buying to be apart of the book community. That is not why we do book hauls. We just want to share the books that we bought and give them some extra attention.
β˜… Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
My pre order of Cinderella is Dead PB came in shortly after I posted my previous book haul. Looking forward to reading this.
β˜… The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons 1) by Jenn Lyons
β˜… The Name of All Things (A Chorus of Dragons 2) by Jenn Lyons

Look if you are going to have a dragon series title you have my interest. I also blame this entirely on Cait from Paper Fury. She got me excited.
β˜… Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland
I found this for a very nice price and as this has ace rep if I recall right, I picked it up.
β˜… The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker by Lauren James
Anniek from Anniek’s Library praised this so I picked it up when I came across it in my local book store.
β˜… Raybearer (Raybearer 1) Jordan Ifueko = READ
I read a sampler and had to pre-order this afterwards. I loved it.
β˜… The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall = READ
I had an arc but saw the pb in the bookstores so I got it.
β˜… The Wolf and the Water (Deluge 1) by Josie Jaffrey
I was lucky enough to get a physical arc from Josie’s upoming release.
β˜… The Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
This one is entirely Tammy’s fault (from Books Bones and Buffy). I’m saving it for Halloween time.
β˜… Otillie Colter and the Master of Monsters (The Narroway 2) by Rhiannon Williams = READ
After reading the first book I just couldn’t wait for my library hold and bought the book. The third book is being translated to dutch and released in the fall so I am super excited.
β˜… Helende Bladeren (Het Laatste Drakenei 1) by Claudia Boon
So I saw one appear on Dutch blog feeds. Its a Dutch dragon book and I am always on board for that!

β˜… Don’t Hex and Drive (Stay a Spell 2) by Julliette Cross = READ 
β˜… A Deadly Education (Scholomance 1) by Naomi Novik = Read
β˜… The Magic Fish by Trung le Nguyen 
β˜… The Theft of Sunlight (Dauntless Path 2) by Intisar Khanani 
Netgalley arcs 

β˜… The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier
β˜… Wayfarer by K.M. Weiland
β˜… The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids (Amra Thetys 1) by Michael McClung = READ
β˜… Grant Beagan: The Finder’s Core (Grant Beagan 1) by Jonathan R. Miller

8 thoughts on “Book Haul 57 | There Was Some Book Haul Discourse

  1. I hope you enjoy all these! I love book hauls and do one every month. The books in my hauls are used or from the library because that’s all I can afford right now. I’m thrilled when I see people buying a ton of books because it keeps publishing and booksellers in business.

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  2. I saw that tweet and people were just being obnoxious. It’s her money and she can use it to buy as many books as she wishes. I love seeing other reader’s book hauls — always end up finding something that catches my eye.

    I’m so excited about The Theft of Sunlight.

    Happy readings!

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  3. Less judgement, more kindness zou een groot verschil maken hΓ©. Ik vind het jammer dat mensen steeds zo snel klaar staan om kritiek te geven op anderen. Je mag toch zelf kiezen wat je koopt met je eigen budget. De ene gaat graag op reis, een ander slaagt die reis liever over en gaat liefst op avontuur via boeken. Daar doe je niemand kwaad mee dus lijkt het me ook overbodig dat iemand anders er commentaar op moet geven. Maar blijkbaar is het iets van deze tijd dat mensen zich geroepen voelen om alles te gaan veroordelen. Heel jammer. Ik vind het net fijn om te zien welke boeken iemand aan zijn collectie heeft toegevoegd en bij jou zitten er dit keer duidelijk weer een aantal heel mooie exemplaren tussen.

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  4. I LOVE THAT RAYBEARER COVER! 😍😍😍 Great photos, by the way. πŸ‘βœ¨

    Yeah, it’s all stupid. Like the person last year making judgments, and when I went to her YouTube channel she had a video of her Funko collection, and was showing off her $350 cappuccino machine. πŸ™„

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