Book Haul

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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!

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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?

Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)

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.

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)

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 (Edelstein Trilogie, #1)

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!

Classic Pooh Pooh Loves

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,

Ikhlas

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2 Comments on Book Haul

  1. Chelsey
    19 December, 2012 at 1:05 pm (2 years ago)

    There is just something about getting a big stack of books and knowing you can slowly work your way through them all. I just completed my “holiday reads” pile and I couldn’t be more excited! Love all the books you chose =). Ruby Red has some solid reviews in my office, so I look forward to seeing what you think! Enjoy!

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    • Ikhlas
      19 December, 2012 at 1:24 pm (2 years ago)

      I know, right?! Walking out with those two bags made me so happy on Saturday hehe :D

      And thanks! Can’t wait to tell you what I think :)

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