In this post I’m going to be showcasing all the books I got this month.
Well who am I kidding I got all of these at the Bookyard (second hand book market with huge discounts) in March but I just remembered that I STILL haven’t showed them to you so um hehe let’s like pretend I just got these shall we?
First up! A gem I certainly did not expext to find:
You recognize the cover, but you have no clue what in the world is scribbled all over it? That’s right, this is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – in Arabic! My friend had found it somewhere and I couldn’t let it go so I bought it. Obviously I wasn’t going to read this – arabic bores me to death. But I like to collect as much Harry Potter stuff as I can get my hands on.
Plus, it is HILARIOUS. Unintentionally, that is. All the name translations are ridiculous, they’re all written in brackets so there’s about 20 brackets a page, and the dialogue sounds just si awkward! This is certainly not the same with the French translation, which, in certain aspects, I find to be even better than the original.
Next we have this godly artifact that has been presented to me by holy circumstances:
I read that book like two summers ago, but on ebook. I never imagined I’d actually ever find a copy, much less one that affordable! I grabbed it, hid the cover, pretended it was for a ‘girl friend’ of mine and bought it. It remained wrapped in a paper bag until I came home where I unwrapped it, gaped at the iconic pictures and flawless texture of the book (so bendable and easy to read!) and promised myself I’d reread it some day when I’m feeling nostalgic.
We now have this beautiful book:
I bought it just because of its beauty. It’s so lush! I already read it on ebook as well but since it was discounted and I already had the second book and was planning on buying the third, I couldn’t not get it. It’s annoying that it’s a different size than the second but in the grand scheme of things, does it really matter?
This is the next book I got:
I feel like I’m constantly hearing about it and stumbling across it but I never knew what it was all about. I saw it, and was like oh well let’s see.
Turns out it’s just a workbook version thingy, not the actual book. I was pissed about the waste of money that could have been spent on another actual book but I might as well just try to profit from it. Some day…
Onto this complete slayage of a book:
I didn’t even read the blurb. I didn’t read anything. I read the title on the spine, burst out laughing and immediately bought it.
That cover tho. I am literally slayed.
I really, really hope the sarcasm and irony extend into the book itself because I’d live for that.
Next we have this batch of books:
I traded them for a few old books of mine. They’re the only ones that looked interesting enough. The coconut cupcake cuisine thingy one looks fresh and polished so I’m curious about that. The two white ones, eh. I don’t think I’ll be getting to them anytime soon but ya know in case of reading drought… Finally I got the yellow one because a) it fulfills a category from my reading challenge and b) my friend said that guy is funny so I was glad to snatch it away from him.
Moving on to this lucky find:
I’ve been meaning to read this for a looong time and actually was planning in ordering it (you know, once I learned how) before finding it so yay! It seems to be such a classic so I’m curious to find out what it holds. Though an evil Gawker article randomly spoiled a character death for me, for absolutely no fucking reason, so thanks a lot for that, Gawker.
Last book I’m gonna be talking about is this cute first british edition of Chamber of Secrets:
I actually noticed it on the Bookyard’s facebook page, it was barely visibile in some random picture and I was like CAN I HAVE IT PLEASE and the lady was like sure! So I traded it for some book of mine and here it is 😀 I love how simple and comfy it looks. NO. NO time for a fifth reread. YOU HAVE MANY MORE BOOKS TO ATTEND TO, ANTHONY. Who am I kidding tho, I probably will go through a marathon while waiting for Cursed Child to be released.
So I said this was the final book…
But I never said anything about a series!
Yep. I did. I did just buy that. Am I ashamed? Very. Do I regret it? Not in the slightest.
I’ve been telling myself that I’ll never ever read this series ever since I heard about them. I was scoffing at anyone who did. BUT HERE I AM! I found myself craving a fun, unserious read, and what better way than BDSM?
I promise I’m not a perverted teenager. Really. But everyone’s been reading excerpts on youtube and it’s honestly so hilarious so when I found the lot for 12$, I just grabbed them and ran.
I honestly can’t wait to get started on those
Right now I’m reading Scorch Trials, the second book of the Maze Runner series, and I’m enjoying them a lot so far. The first book was awesome. But it’s all too tiresome and traumatizing, so I need a calm read as soon as I finish the series.
Aaaand that was it for my book haul! I always have so much fun doing these. If you enjoyed this, you can expect another one in a month, after the May Bookyard! But I’m such a procrastinator that I’ll probably be here by Christmas.