Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Bibliophilic Spree

1) The Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters - Finally found the sixth Cadfael book in the pretty editions I've been picking up at Half Price Books. Bought at Half Price Books.

2) The Occasional Diary of a Transtemporal Adventuress by Paul Magrs et al - Now that I'm getting near the end of Paul Magrs's Brenda and Effie books I am in desperate need of more Magrs, enter Iris Wildthyme, which thankfully I could get some of the titles on my Kindle. 99 cents yo! Bought at

3) Iris Wildthyme and the Celestial Omnibus edited by Paul Magrs - Ditto above, though a little pricier, still, can't wait to read it! Bought at

Ok, so now it's going to be a long list... because I had birthday money to spend! Really, my friends and family know me so well they know I get giddy with book vouchers!

4) The Second Empress by Michelle Moran - Which I have been dying to read for over a year, ever since Michelle's first French novel. Also, Target, because they have had her books as part of their book club, had signed first editions! Woot! Bought at Target.

5) The Far West by Patricia C. Wrede - Because I needed the newest and I believe final installment in her alt-west series. Bought at Frugal Muse.

6) Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear - Steampunk book which I haven't heard anything about, but it was literally $4 at Frugal Muse. Bought at Frugal Muse.

7) The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George - Elizabeth George's foray into YA found A MONTH early at Frugal Muse! Bought at Frugal Muse.

8) The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow - One of the Steampunk Books I've been dying to read, it is Steampunk Summer afterall... Bought at Barnes and Noble.

9) Geist by Pip Ballantine - I adored her two Steampunk books so I decided to give this a shot. If it's even half as good it will be awesome. Bought at Barnes and Noble.

10) The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent - See, more Steampunk, it's not just me having a Steampunk Summer, but the whole publishing industry! Bought at Barnes and Noble.

11) Aladdin and his Wonderfully Infernal Device by Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine - Was trolling Amazon and found that Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris had some other little epubs out there that wheren't part of the Ministry, so I thought I'd give them a go. Bought at Amazon.

12) Magic by Gaslight by Pip Ballantine - Ditto above. Bought at Amazon.

13) Chasing the Bard (The Fey with Us) by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris - Ditto above and above. Bought at Amazon.

14) For Want of a Nail by Mary Robinette Kowal - Which looking at the Pip and Tee epubs, I stumbled on this one by one of my favorite authors, Mary Robinette Kowal, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity. Bought at Amazon.

15) Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse - Finally! The last Jeeves book released in the Collector's Wodehouse! How I adore these editions from Overlook Press and how I have waited to finish my Jeeves collection! Bought at Amazon.

16) Enter Wildthyme by Paul Magrs - Again, need more Paul Magrs! Bought at Amazon UK.

17) Wildthyme Beyond by Paul Magrs - Ditto! Bought at Amazon UK.

18)* My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell - Because once I read Cranford, I had to read the other short stories that the miniseries incoporated into "Cranford." Bought at Amazon.

*Means it's already been read

19*) Mr. Harrison's Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell - Ditto My Lady Ludlow. Bought at Amazon.

20) Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie - So, one goal in my life is to have all the facsimile editions of Agatha Christie's books, because they are awesome, both as stories and as lucious editions. So, yeah, if you will notice, I bought a few with my birthday money... Also, if you really know your Christie, you will notice why I bought these ones, and it's not just that they're Poirot, there's a very important supporting character that I love. Bought at Amazon CA.

21) One, Two, Buckle My Shoe by Agatha Christie - Ditto. Bought at Amazon CA.

22) Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie - Ditto. Bought at Amazon CA.

23) Mrs. McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie - Ditto. Bought at Amazon CA.

24) Dead Man's Folly by Agatha Christie - Ditto. Bought at Amazon CA.

25) The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie - Ditto, also this one is your big clue. Bought at Amazon CA.

26) Curtain, Poirot's Last Case by Agatha Christie - Ditto. Bought at Amazon CA.

27) Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale - I've been so excited for this book. Princess Academy Sequel in the house! Also, because I don't know if school will let me take the time to see her on this recent book tour, I ordered a signed and inscribed copy from her book launch party at The King's English in Salt Lake! Bought at The King's English.

28) Murder Most Austen by Tracy Kiely - I remember reading something about this on the Jane Austen Centre's website because this cozy takes place durning their annual Austen Festival, so when I saw it at Frugal Muse I picked it up! Bought at Frugal Muse.

29) A Trick of Strong Imagination by Alyson Grauer - A new Ministry of Peculiar Occurances short story, which have become my monthly crack! Bought at Amazon.

30)* Chi's Sweet Home Volume 9 by Konami Kanata - Because everyone needs cute kitties in their lives! Bought at Amazon.

31) Diva by Jillian Larkin - Because I adore anything flappers! Sometimes it boggles my mind to think my grandmother was one! Bought at Frugal Muse.

Note on the bookstores: - because sometimes, more often that not, your local Barnes and Noble didn't stock that ONE book you where looking for, and having prime means everything shows up so fast! - because sometimes you really want British books and don't want to wait or pay this shipping for the book to come from England so you look to Canada. - because sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and buy the book from England.

Barnes and Noble - the last big chain in the Midwest that everyone knows and loves or loathes accordingly.

Frugal Muse - local Madison, Wisconsin chain with two stores in town which sells both old and new books at wonderful prices (at a really steep discount for new books too) and is easily my favorite bookstore.

Half Price Books - chain store of used books where you can often get amazing deals, but whose prices are not quite half off anymore since they decided to raise their prices in a bad economy.

Target - Megachain that has everything, including sometimes they have good books.


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