Wednesday, January 26, 2011

On Winning and Book Shopping!

Last week I won a gift certificate after completing the 2010 Re-read Challenge. Nath was quite generous! So, you all know I went book shopping! I decided to purchase some books I had on my "books to buy" list.

Quite a few of these books are recommendations by other bloggers. Here's my haul:








Earlier this month I mentioned that I wanted to continue reading the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh. I took this opportunity to buy the second book in the series, Archangel's Kiss. If I like it as much as I did the first book, I'll be sure to buy Archangel's Consort soon enough. :D

Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis is a book I've been wanting to buy ever since I saw Leslie's review! I've read a few of Shalvis' books and category romances and love her style, so this is a book that will be read soon quite soon.

And continuing with recommendations from other bloggers, I read an excellent review by Lori for The Perfect Family by Kathryn Shay and immediately wanted to read this ohhh so interesting sounding contemporary.

Then of course I had to buy one more contemporary, and this one a recommendation from Nath! Welcome to Harmony by Jodi Thomas was not a book that received high scores, but it was one that, nevertheless, caught my attention. It just seems to be the type of book I will enjoy. Let's see. :D

I loved A Perfect Hero by Suzanne Enoch and when I heard Rules of an Engagement was coming out I was quite excited! Of course I placed it on my "to buy" list and it stayed there... now I have it and will read it. :D

Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman is the second book in Lorraine Heath's London's Greatest Lovers series. I've heard MUCH about this series (Leslie!) and I have the first book in my TBR already, but on the hopes that I will love it, went ahead and purchased the second book. :D

AND, last but not least, Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas is a replacement purchase. My old copy was well... old, and used and... old! I decided that as a tribute to the Re-Read Challenge I would replace a book that I love to re-read.  It was time to replace this one with a fresh copy so I can re-read it and enjoy it for a long, long time. :D

That's it! I think I did pretty well with that gift certificate. Thank you Nath!

9 comments:

  1. Oh wow. You got the most awesomest haul evah! I can't believe I've read all but the Singh. They are soooo good!

    One word on Rules of an Engagement. Give it some time. It took til about chapter 4 or 5 to get the connection, and then it rocked.

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  2. Great haul! Congrats on your win!

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  3. Thanks Lori! I'm looking forward to reading all these books. I'll definitely keep your observations in mind when reading Rules of an Engagement. Thanks. :D

    Tracy, thank you! Nath helped me do a little cleanup, except now my TBB list is lighter and my TBR is heavier, lol!

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  4. Very nice haul, Hils ;) and wow, I'm amazed at how 50$ can buy you so many books in the US. Seriously jealous!!!

    I hope you enjoy them all :) I'm sure you will love Archangel's Kiss - it was much better than the first one... and Welcome to Harmony and Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman... :P

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  5. Nice! So many pretty, pretty covers. Can't wait to hear you thoughts on them! :)

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  6. Great selection Hils. I'm loving the Heath series. Hope you enjoy them too!

    Yeah for the Shalvis. :)

    That reminds me that I need to read some more of Enoch's books. I've like the few I read & have a bunch on the tbr pile.

    Excellent choice in the Kleypas. Love that book! Nick Gentry ROCKS! *grins*

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  7. Nath, I think I did well too! I can't wait to read all of them. Great to hear that about the Singh book. I'm already reading the Heath. :D

    Thanks Alex. And yeah, you're right... there are some really nice covers there.

    Leslie, I just finished the first book by Heath (from this series) and I really enjoyed it! Now, I'm reading this one and you're right... it's a good one. :D I'm really looking forward to the Shalvis too. And can't WAIT to re-read my new copy of Worth Any Price. ;P

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  8. Awesome haul, Hilcia!
    I always wanted to grab Simply Irresistible but never got to it. Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

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  9. I'm excited about this haul! And I just started reading Simply Irresistible... I'll let you know what I think of it, but just so you know? I love the opening scene. :D

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