Sunday, May 26, 2013

Small Mixed Haul

I freakin' love hauls, whether it's in blogs or on YouTube.  Seriously, if you posted a boring grocery haul, I'd be all over it.  And since I'm lacking in things to post about these days, I figured at least a mini haul is SOMETHING.  Nothing really surprising here since I'd already mentioned these two books in a previous post but here goes anyway!

Tarts first!  I'd seen this Coconut Macaroon scent from Scentsationals at my Walmart before but since I haven't been buying tarts I always passed it by.  Yesterday I just sort of said 'Screw it, I want it.'   I saw it, sniffed it, and tossed it into the cart.  The scent description on the package says 'Sugary, baked coconut,'  and it smells soooo good.  It's not an overly sweet scent, not a tropical type coconut scent at all.  It's definitely more bakery.  It's more like toasted coconut, and there is a soft cookie note behind it.

I'd mentioned before that I'd found the second book in this series in a bargain bin for about $3, so I had to get the first book somewhere before I could start reading.  Since I had to place an Amazon order for something for hubby last week, I went ahead and searched for this and found a cheap copy from a private seller.  Again, I only paid $3-something for this, and it's a hardcover edition.  I took a chance on this brand new seller and it paid off.  The book arrived quickly and is in perfect condition.  Looking forward to reading this soon!

I also found a cheap copy of this from a private seller on Amazon.  This is the graphic novel I mentioned in a previous post and I've been so weirdly excited about getting this.  I've always just poo-pooed graphic novels because they always seem to be super hero type stories or weird looking retellings of popular books.  I always thought of them as fat comic books, and wondered if was just a lazy reader's way to say they read.  But after seeing more and more lately (as I get more into the book community online) how many avid readers do read graphic novels, and how there are indeed some 'normal' stories out there, I was curious.

Yes, it is like a fat comic book.  There are 221 pages in this particular book.  I should be able to whip through this pretty quick, maybe even just a day?  I even showed it to the menfolk of the house and told them they are welcome to read it too.  Ty surprises me now and then by reading some random books.  Casey is quite into manga, and while this isn't the same, I do think he'd be interested in reading graphic novels too. 

I'm not going to read Anya's Ghost until I finish the book I'm currently reading, which is taking me forever to get through.  I really think I need to shift away from reading YA paranormal/romance books for a while.  There doesn't seem to be any stand alone novels in that genre, just long, drawn out series.  I realize the Infinity series (Chronicles of Nick) is also that genre but I think I might be able to get through it a bit quicker than than what I've been reading lately.  The font and spacing is bigger so even though they are still 400+ page books, they will be easier reads.  Am I getting lazy or what??  LOL

I will finish what I'm reading now, then read Anya's Ghost, then the two books that I have in the Nick series, and then I'm hoping to shift away and read some stand alone adult contemporary novels for a while before coming back to, hopefully, finally read the Beautiful Creatures series.  *phew*

And that is my little mixed haul.  Hope you enjoyed it!  Have you bought anything interesting or random or odd lately?  Any books you have your eye on?  Or tarts you have your nose on?

6 comments:

  1. "I do think he'd be interested in reading graphic novels too." I'm surprised he doesn't already read them, being into manga! Let me know how that is, I have always wanted to read a graphic novel.

    Haven't had any weird hauls lately, but I can recall one a few months ago with ham lunch meat, toilet paper, dog biscuits, and a Febreze air freshner! LOL! All the necessities, right? ;)

    LOVE the tart! Sounds amazing.

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    1. Well, manga is waaaay *cooler* than just plain graphic novels. I mean, geez, you read them backwards and they almost always have near-porn in their hooker-looking little girls. :P

      Ah, see, now I would have totally read a blog post about that Necessities haul. WHAT SCENT WAS THE AIR FRESHENER???? We have to know!!

      ~Deb

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  2. all the different facial expressions on the two pages cracked me up. They would make great stickers!
    Happy holiday Deb!

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    1. I read the book last night and it was quite entertaining. The things they can do in such simple little drawings!

      ~Deb

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  3. We did a lot of graphic novels at ye olde workplace--I'd never even heard of them before then. Mandy's very big into them. Hope it's good! (And the other books too.)

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    1. I wondered if Mandy was into them. Tell her to read this one. hehe

      ~Deb

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