TTT: Spur-of-the-Moment Books

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Ohhh boy. I do have the tendency to buy books on the spur of the moment. Half the time it’s because they’re on sale in places like Book Outlet or The Strand, and I take one look at it and go “MUST. HAVE. NOW.” The other half is because I just felt like acquiring it. Whether or not I actually LIKE these books is yet to be determined, considering they’re still lying on my shelves unread…

Ten Books I’ve Recently Acquired On A Whim

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski – Because as averse as I am to YA books with ballgown covers, this one actually looked interesting.

The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons – Got this hardcover on some super sale at Book Outlet. Had to get it, obviously.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente – No idea why I haven’t read this book yet, to be honest.

Kisses and Curses (anthology) edited by Lauren Burniac – I think I saw Marissa Meyer and Leigh Bardugo and went “squeee”. Should there really be any other reason to buy anthologies?

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel – Because steampunk.

Carniepunk (anthology) – Because awesome cover.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness – Because interesting premise.

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen – Because Will Scarlet is a girl.

Dangerous Women (anthology) edited by G.R.R. Martin – In retrospect, this is probably the worse impulse-buy I’ve made. I DNFed it after the third (or fourth) story.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke – Because the author was signing for it and the title was long and interesting.

What are YOURΒ recent impulse buys?

18 thoughts on “TTT: Spur-of-the-Moment Books

  1. A bunch of Michael Crichton books — wanted Jurassic Park and The Lost World and there were 13 books in the lot for almost the price I’d be paying for just those two books … they arrived yesterday …

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    1. Hahaha, I do this, too! I’d be all: “oh, look…if I buy this as a set instead of individually…” and then I fall deeper into the rabbit hole when that happens…


      1. Indeed. Down the rabbit hole … just call me Alice? πŸ˜€ And it’s worse, I just finished the book I was reading “The Lost Symbol” and picked up Jurassic Park and started it again …

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    1. The curse of the series! I always seem to pick up book ones and for the most part, it takes me forever to get to the sequels even when I did enjoy the first books.


  2. Speaking of Book Outlet, I was so livid when a book I really wanted (I basically did a search for it every day on their site) came out this past Saturday — a day after their Mothers Day sale ended. So sad. Good thing there’s 305 copies that I can wait for the next sale, hopefully.

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    1. Eep! Yeah I don’t blame you. I often wait for the sales too, though sometimes that doesn’t happen when a book catches my eye and I want it now…


  3. Haha, I’m also averse to ballgown covers! Seems like it’s a bit of a trend, but I just don’t generally like it.

    And agree that the premise for The Rest of Us Just Live Here is interesting! I ended up not really enjoying the book though. Hope you like it more. πŸ™‚

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    1. I thought TRoUJLH was pretty good. It wasn’t my favorite, though.

      And yeah, fingers crossed about Winner’s Curse, because I haven’t exactly liked the other books I’ve read with ball gown covers, lol!


  4. I’ve read the Glass Sword and The Rest of Us Just Live Here. Glass Sword was an impulse borrow for me as well. I was not a big fan of it.
    I liked The Rest of Us Just Live Here. It was an interesting twist on fantasy.

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  5. I also own a copy of Girl who circumnavigate….and have yet to read it…I’m not sure why I’ve not finished it…I sorta started it and it was good…but yeah still on my shelf lookin pretty πŸ˜‚

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