Book hauls

6 Used 7 New Haul

It’s time for a haul! I have stocked up on books lately thanks to 2 sales in town: one at the public library (at which you stack your books and they charge you by the inch – adorable, right?), and then a special Scholastic book fair for teachers and librarians where everything was super cheap. I ultimately got 6 used books at the former sale and 7 new at the latter, hence the title of the haul as a reference to the 90’s movie “6 Days 7 Nights” with Harrison Ford and Anne Heche. Anyone? 2 people stranded on an island? Who fall in love? For 6 days and 7 nights? And it’s adorable and cheesy? No? Go watch it.

6 Used


The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson

The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time by Jeff Deck

Page Fright: Foibles and Fetishes of Famous Writers by Harry Bruce

The Clumsiest People in Europe: Or, Mrs. Mortimer’s Bad-Tempered Guide to the Victorian World by Todd Pruzan and [the deceased] Mrs. Favell Lee Mortimer

Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell (actually not from the aforementioned sale; I got it on eBay).

The Martian by Andy Weir (also actually not from the aforementioned sale, but from the used book store in town which is sadly going out of business)

7 New


Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I Am Princess X by Cherie Preist

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle

Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland

Dune by Frank Herbert

Adventure Time Volume 4 by Ryan North (totally didn’t realize it was volume 4 until I got home…oops. But I’m still excited about it; it was like 3 dollars.)


16 thoughts on “6 Used 7 New Haul”

  1. Nice haul! I really want to read The Martian too. And I loved Cinder (and the whole Lunar Chronicles series) – hope you enjoy them as much as I did! Also, I HAVE SEEN THAT MOVIE! I had completely forgotten what it was called/that it existed, I must have watched it over a decade ago! May have to have a nostalgic rewatch 🙂

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      1. It’s weird actually because I was just thinking about this movie the other day. It just popped into my head, and I couldn’t remember anything other than the premise – not even who had acted in it. I was thinking maybe I’d imagined it haha!

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  2. Hope you enjoy The Martian! I liked it but it was sometimes really scientific, the explanations just went straight past my head, haha.

    And The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend looks SO interesting from the cover! I gather it’s a children’s book – those are special in their own way. Great haul, thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  3. Oh, you bought a new copy of Dune? I have always wanted to read that series! I’d love to read your thoughts on it.

    I really should see if my library has any sales soon. I am so focused on bookstore that I forget how great libraries are.

    You’ve got great taste in books. 🙂 I hope you enjoy The Martian.

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    1. Haha thank you! Yeah Dune is definitely one of those classics I haven’t got around to, maybe I will soon now that I actually own it (though that hasn’t worked yet for the many unread books I own lol)

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