Welcome to my first monthly book haul. The name speaks for itself, this new monthly feature is the replacement of the former TBR Thursdays, and the purpose is to show off my new shiny acquisitions.
We will start with my first lucky purchase of the month, and it was lucky indeed. Lucky Dip Books is a fantastic Mystery Book service, a “blind date with a book”. The service was very personalized, I gave them the link to my goodreads account, and have received these thoughtfully handpicked books. One of them was an extra gift due to the fact I was their first customer. Happy days! I’d also like to mention how it was such a beautiful package and sweet note.
The following book has been offered to me to review – so I will. Despite not being the usual genre I read, the synopsis intrigued me so I was happy to give it a try. I believe this is the first hard copy that has been offered to me. I genuinely appreciate it, and I can only promise I will try my best to finish reading and reviewing it in a timely manner.
Even though I have a never-ending pile of books to read and barely space on my tiny shelves, somehow I have decided it was a smart idea to purchase yet another hard copy. This happened while I was reading Troy’s blog, and he said good things about this book of selected nonfiction by Neil Gaiman. It’s Neil Gaiman, come on, but I resisted the temptation…for 24 hours. Then I woke up, and I had a clever email from the gods of Amazon UK: “We think you might like The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman.” (Oh Amazon you know me so well!) – so this could only be a sign from above, surely. So, of course, I bought the book, and of course, it had to be the hardcover (the price was inviting, don’t judge me).
Now, for ebooks, this is what is new on my Kindle shelves:
Advanced Reader Copy and Review Copy:
I am a bit impressed of how much Neil Gaiman I have been consuming lately, am I that obsessed? In any case, I thought I did behave reasonably well this month, didn’t I? (even though I have purchased comic issues as well, but you will be able to check those on Louder Than Silver).
How was your June book haul? Let me know what you have added to your shelves this month.