This past weekend was employee discount weekend at Chapters Indigo, which is where I work, in case you didn’t know. 🙂
I’ve only been hearing about this highly anticipated weekend for about 2 to 3 weeks, but it was enough to get me excited and it didn’t take very long for me to start making an insanely long list of all the stuff I wanted to buy.
And being the idiot that I am, I already bought a bunch of books a few weeks before employee discount weekend, because I just couldn’t wait. But anyway, here is my lovely haul, which I can’t wait to dive into!
I’ve actually never bought cookbooks before, believe it or not, so I decided to take advantage of the discount by finally buying some cookbooks! I love taking shortcuts by using already prepared ingredients, and that’s exactly what the Campbell’s Kitchen Cookbook helps me to do! Full of yummy recipes and even yummier-looking pictures, this cookbook features hassle-free, quick, and easy recipes that take very little prep. I’m already eager to try some of them out.
Cookies, Slices, and Squares is obviously a baking cookbook and features some classic cookie recipes, plus some fun, new ones too. There aren’t very many pictures in this one (I’m clearly 5 years old with my obsession with pictures), but for $2, what more could you ask for?
Next up, we have the fiction! I’ve already gushed about Seraphina here on the blog, on Twitter, Goodreads, Facebook, and basically to anyone who will listen. I absolutely loved every minute of this book, and didn’t want it to be over. I had borrowed it from the library, but within one chapter of reading about the realistic heroine Seraphina, I knew I wanted a copy of this beautiful book on my shelf.
I heard about Grave Mercy awhile ago and since I love historical fiction and assassins who are girls (um, who doesn’t?!), I knew I had to pick up a copy! Unfortunately, because of reading some mixed reviews on Goodreads, my interest in this title waned. But after walking by it several times a day at work, I couldn’t help but pick up and squee in delight at the cool description. So let’s just say I’m cautiously optimistic. 🙂
Ruby Red is actually aimed towards the younger end of the YA audience, but I’ve found recently that I don’t really mind. Scarlet, which I read recently, was also geared towards a similar age group, and I absolutely loved it, so here’s hoping a tale about a time-travelling girl is as awesome as it sounds!
After working in the kid’s section for the past few months, I still haven’t gotten over my joy and excitement at shelving kids’ books and toys. There’s just something magical about that age, you know? I actually had a long list of books and toys I wanted to buy my darling nephew, but alas, he’s 5 months old, so I decided to hold off on a lot of it. But this classic Winnie the Pooh book I just couldn’t ignore, and I thought it was fitting for his first book. Now I just need him to sit still long enough for me to read it to him!
And that’s it! Actually, that’s a lie, because I also bought an agenda, but forgot to take a picture of it, but it’s tiny and cute and very girly, which I love! It’s not as practical as the one I used this year, but it makes me smile every time I look at it. So that’s something, right?
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed looking at my book haul! Can’t wait to get started on reading/cooking/baking 🙂
Thanks for reading,