Monday, February 8, 2016

A Christmas/End of 2015 Book Haul


Hello, once again, friends! It's been quite a while since I last posted, but I figured that tonight I might as well do a couple quick updates about what new books I've added to my shelf since the last time I posted on this blog!

Gifts from Other People:

Because I have a lovely family, they bought me two books (sort of three) for Christmas in 2015! And both are quite iconic books that I was so very happy to receive!

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling, with illustrations by Jim Kay was the first book I got. I was so excited to get this one, because believe it or not, I don't actually own my own copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone which I believe is a necessity to every Potterhead's collection. It has a very special place both in my heart and on my shelves. (I've already read it, but never fear you can hear more of my thoughts in a Wrap-Up coming to you soon!)
  2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Yes, I know! I have never read Twilight, shame on me. I'm actually quite eager to read it. I have heard some very good things, and some very bad things, but I do know it was sort of a defining piece for YA literature, and since young adult is my favorite type of book, I must see what all this ruckus is about!
  3. Life and Death by Stephenie Meyer. Since my Dad is so awesome, that he bought me the 10th anniversary edition! For those of you who don't know (I'm sure you all do), Life and Death is a special version of Twilight. The author genderbent all the characters. So Bella is a boy named Beau, Edward is a girl named Edythe, and so on!
Thank you again to my family for getting me those books, along with various gift cards, and a year-long subscription to National Geographic Magazine, which I'm so happy about.

Now for the book I got myself!

  • Lost Stars by Claudia Gray. It a Star Wars EU book/considered canon! I was so unbelievably excited to get my hands on this book and I've heard nothing but great, amazing, fantastic things!! That just makes me even more excited to see what it's about. I know it has some star-crossed lover story, and that it shows a really unique point of view of the first trilogy as well as the road to the newest Star Wars movie. (Which I saw January 4th and I'm obsessed with. I loved it!!)
What cool books did you get recently? I'd love to know!


  1. YAY for Harry Potter - you're right: a Potter-head NEEDS her own copy of the series :) I hope you enjoy the illustrated edition, which naturally, I want too XD I can't wait to see what you'll think of Twilight! I loved it back when I read it and often wonder what I'd make of it now. I hope you enjoy all your goodies Emma^^

    1. The illustrated edition was so good! And my brother, who didn't actually like Harry Potter that much his first go, rather liked the illustrated edition. (Might be because he's older now, too, though). I hope I love Twilight! I think I'm around the right age to really like it. :)


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