Saturday, March 19, 2016

The “I Have No Self-Control” Book Haul (Part 1)


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I get to show off all the books I’ve gotten.

Remember all those Presidents’ Day sales last month? Well, I went a little nuts with the book buying. Good thing they were cheap.




The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern


In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Rêves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. 
Although there are acrobats, fortune-tellers and contortionists, the Circus of Dreams is no conventional spectacle. Some tents contain clouds, some ice. The circus seems almost to cast a spell over its aficionados, who call themselves the rêveurs—the dreamers. At the heart of the story is the tangled relationship between two young magicians, Celia, the enchanter's daughter, and Marco, the sorcerer's apprentice. At the behest of their shadowy masters, they find themselves locked in a deadly contest, forced to test the very limits of the imagination, and of their love . . .




Beautiful You – Chuck Palahniuk


Penny Harrigan is a low-level associate in a big Manhattan law firm with an apartment in Queens and no love life at all. So it comes as a great shock when she finds herself invited to dinner by one C. Linus Maxwell, a software mega-billionaire and lover of the most gorgeous and accomplished women on earth. After dining at Manhattan's most exclusive restaurant, he whisks Penny off to a hotel suite in Paris, where he proceeds, notebook in hand, to bring her to previously undreamed-of heights of gratification for days on end. What's not to like?  
This: Penny discovers that she is a test subject for the final development of a line of feminine products to be marketed in a nationwide chain of boutiques called Beautiful You. So potent and effective are these devices that women by the millions line up outside the stores on opening day and then lock themselves in their room with them and stop coming out. Except for batteries. Maxwell's plan for battery-powered world domination must be stopped. But how?




Make Good Art – Neil Gaiman


In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, in which he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength. He encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers, and dreamers to break rules and think outside the box. Most of all, he encouraged them to make good art. 
The book Make Good Art, designed by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, contains the full text of Gaiman’s inspiring speech.




She Is Not Invisible – Marcus Sedgwick


Laureth Peak's father has taught her to look for recurring events, patterns, and numbers—a skill at which she's remarkably talented. When he goes missing while researching coincidence for a new book, Laureth and her younger brother fly from London to New York and must unravel a series of cryptic messages to find him. The complication: Laureth is blind. Reliant on her other senses and on her brother to survive, Laureth finds that rescuing her father will take all her skill at spotting the extraordinary, and sometimes dangerous, connections in a world full of darkness.





3 comments:

  1. I don't think you went crazy or anything. When good books go on sale, then book lovers need to buy them. It is a rule or something. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

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  2. What a great haul! I am super excited that you got a copy of The Night Circus. It is by far one of my favorite books. I hope you enjoy it and all your other books. Thank you for stopping over my blog I will also follow back on Bloglovin.

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  3. I love that you admit to not having self-control sometimes! I can definitely relate. I bought 15 books in January :O I'm still trying to get through them now. I won't even mention that books I bought in February and March...

    Night Circus looks really good. I've been seeing it everywhere and it's definitely catching my interest!

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