I celebrated my birthday on August 12th, and what is a birthday celebration without books I ask you. Nothing is the answer, it leads to a dull and uneventful existence. Kidding aside. For my birthday this year I got some books from my lovely parents, and I bought myself some. The title of this post is pretty self-explanatory, but words are nice to write down, so that’s what I do.
The reason I’m doing this haul so long after my birthday is because the majority of the books didn’t arrive until the 25th. I was pissed they didn’t arrive sooner, since the order was made with plenty of time for shipping. Now I’m just happy they’re here for me to finally enjoy.
First up I received both The Lunar Chronicles Box Set and Stars Above by Marissa Meyer from my parents. I’ve wanted to read this series for a while now and I’m happy to own all of the books and display them on my shelves. Hopefully, I’ll like it or even love it, who knows.
I also received both Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki and Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova from my parents. I’ve been eyeing Skim for a long time and now it’s finally mine. I can’t even remember what it’s about, but I flipped through it and I can tell the art is black and white and beautiful. Labyrinth Lost was also at the top of my wishlist because I’ve heard a lot of fantastic things about it from people I trust. All I know is that it takes place in New York City and that it’s inspired by Mexican mythology.
The first book I gifted myself is a signed first edition of Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire. I love the first book, and I know I’m going to love this one as well, so I had to pick up a signed copy. Or that’s what I keep telling myself. But my birthday is a pretty solid excuse for buying it.
I also bought My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix as a gift from me to me. The cover is perfection, the 80’s horror flick VHS idea is genius. I applaud the cover artist. Besides my obsession with the cover, I bought this one because it’ll be perfect to read and review in October.
I’m extremely happy about the books I got, and I can hardly wait to start all of them. I’ve been on a massive sci-fi kick recently, so I think I’m going to pick up Cinder first. I’ll finally be boarding the hype-train. I really have to stop making dad jokes. Who am I kidding, that’s never going to happen.