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!


  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.

  2. Great haul! Congrats on your win!

  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!

  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

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

  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*

  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

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

  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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