Posted by : Ruby Escalona Sunday, November 28, 2010

Last week was a haul for me, and this week, looks like I've hauled a few other books too. I also forgot to include in my post last week that I got a couple of awesome necklaces and earrings to add to my accessory collection. Hmm...

So, what new books have I gotten this week?

Swapped:

  • The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. Book # 1 of the Kane Chronicles. I've heard so much hype about it and my close friend swapped me her trade paperback copy because she wants to upgrade to a hardbound copy. Cool, huh?

Borrowed:
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan. Book # 3 of the Percy Jackson tales. Yay. I finally can continue what happened to Percy.
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan. Book # 4 of Percy. Just so I'll have some continuation on what happens to Percy
  • The 39 Clues: Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan. Heard lots of good stuff about the 39 clues book series, but I find the books a bit too expensive for my taste. Good thing one of my good friends has a complete set and let me borrow them! Wheee!
  • The 39 Clues: One False Note by Gordon Korman
  • The 39 Clues: The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis. Probably the shortest hardcover book I've ever seen in my life at 100+ pages, with huge fonts. Seems like it's a novella to me!
  • The 39 Clues: Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson. Awesome cover!!
  • The 39 Clues: The Black Circle by Patrick Carman.
  • The 39 Clues: In Too Deep by Jude Watson.
Bought:
  • Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel. HB. From National Bookstore's Book Bazaar -- it was only worth $2.50!! I can't say no to that, given that it was only published this year!
  • Unlikely Destinations: The Lonely Planet Story by Tony & Maureen Wheeler. TP. Again, from the NBS Book Bazaar -- bought this for one of my closest friends.
  • The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie. HB. From NBS Book Bazaar. I gasped when I saw this - I had to have it!! And it was only $2.50 too!


For Review:
  • Big Bouffant by Kate Hosford. From Netgalley. I'm starting to love this website! Read my review
  • Ruby Valentine Saves the Day by Laurie Friedman. From Netgalley. Read my review
  • Changing Moon by Mathieu Mariolle.  From Netgalley
  • Chrissie's Shell by Brooke Keith. From Netgalley
As you can see above, I went a wee bit overboard on borrowing the 39 Clues. My close friend wanted to let me borrow all 12 odd books [including the supplemental reading] but since it was too heavy for me to carry, had provided 6 books first!! Will review them all once I've done reading them! Yay for free reading! Teehee.

6 Responses so far.

  1. Trillian says:

    Awesome books this week. Hope you enjoy them! My mailbox is here. Also, come and link reviews of books with an American theme on this week's Read My American Review

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  3. blooey says:

    I thought Beatrice and Virgil was a tidy little tale :)

  4. Blooey - you read it na? :) How is it?

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