I went to the Strand!


My second favorite bookstore of all time is the Strand Bookstore of NYC. I love this bookstore, it has really cheap books that are of an amazing quality. This is half book haul, half just talking about my weekend, so here are the books that I bought!

The Ring And The Crown

The Ring and The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz

I love the Descendant’s movies on Disney Channel, they are a bit of a guilty pleasure for  me, and so when I saw that she wrote a book besides the Isle of the Lost series, I was excited! This book is about two girls who were friends when they were little, and now one is being forced into a marriage that the other girl actually wants. They are going to try to team up in order for both girls to have their happy endings.

Something Strange And Deadly

Something Strange and Deadly by [Dennard, Susan]

Eleanor Fitt’s brother is missing, and as the dead rise in her city of Philadelphia she knows her brother has something to do with it. She enlists the help of the Spirit Hunters in order to protect the city from these dangerous supernatural beings.


Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1) by [Gabaldon, Diana]

Claire Randall has just been reunited with her husband after serving as a nurse in World War 2, but suddenly she becomes an “outlander” in Scotland of 1743. Her only chance to survive lies in Jamie Fraser, a handsome Scots soldier, and BAM! time travel love triangle. Now I have every book besides the last book in the Outlander Series.

Deep Wizardry

Deep Wizardry (Young Wizards Series Book 2) by [Duane, Diane]

I am not going to put a blurb for this book, as I don’t want to spoil anything for myself because I haven’t read the first book in the Young Wizards series. But I will eventually get to this book and then I will discuss it.

Shatter Me

Juliette can kill a man with her touch, which the reestablishment sees as a gift that can be used to their benefit. Juliette never fought for herself, but after being reunited with the one person who cared about her, she finds strength she never knew she had.

The Hunt

The Hunt (Cage) by [Shepherd, Megan]

I won’t put a description for this either, as it is the second book in the Cage series and I don’t want to spoil for anyone.

And I Darken

And I Darken by [White, Kiersten]

Lada Dragwlya likes to be a brutal princess. She doesn’t want to be married, but instead wants to serve her country and protect her brother. But no one expects a princess to be brutal. Her brother, Radu, is expected to be strong like his father. But instead he is sickly, and hates hurting anyone. When both are abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts of a strange land, they are forced to come together and bide their time.

Thanks for reading!

Double Book Sale Book Haul!

So, while I won’t do a book haul right now for all the books that I got in the past month, as I went a bit crazy at a school book sale right as school ended so I got a lot more books than I was expecting. However, I went to a thrift store yesterday and bought some books there, and I went to a random book sale in a park (where they had free ice cream btw!!) and bought a couple of books there. In the next few days I will gather my school book sale books together to do that post, and then when I do my belated birthday bookstore visit next week I will do that post as well.

Thrift Store Books

So at the store these books were 50 cents apiece (and in great condition!) so since I always wanted to read this series I decided to pick it up.


This book was a dollar and a hardcover, and normally I wouldn’t just pick a book up without a reason (actually let me not lie, I would make up a reason) but I literally just picked this book up because of the cover. I love mermaids and mermaid stories, and this book just looked so beautiful.

Xenocide by Orson Scott Card | Hai Tech Eric

Literally just picked this up because of the author, but hey it’s the third book in the Ender’s Game series! Literally just found it out while hunting for a semi-decent pic. So now I have the first three books in the series. Fun!

Entwined by Heather Dixon: Review | Emily's Reading Room

Another hardcover, another book that I picked up for a buck simply because the cover looked beautiful. In this picture the silver vines look a bit too bright, but in person they are toned down and rather a beautiful touch.

Random Park Book Sale!

Title: A School for Brides

If you can’t read what it says at the top, it says “They are looking for husbands…in a town that has no men!” If that isn’t a hilarious premise, I don’t know what is. Picked it up for a buck!

Tracked (Tracked, #1) by Jenny Martin — Reviews, Discussion ...

This book is about a girl who lives in a dystopian society where racing is a high stakes sport and is very dangerous (?). I picked it up because it looked awesome. The cover looks even cooler in person.

Becoming Darkness

This book is another dystopian tale where Hitler released a virus that killed certain people and saved those who had a certain gene by turning them into vampires. Again, bought because of an interesting cover.

Thanks for reading!

TRIPLE Book Haul

So this weekend, I went to another city to see a graduation! The city I live in does not have a single decent bookstore (besides the one in the church only open on Sundays) so I had high hopes that going to this new city would allow me a chance to look into some new bookstores.

1st Stop: Books A Million

This store had a huge bargain books section and I just went crazy. I got a ton of books I had just been waiting forever to get or I had literally just found then, and so here are the books I bought.

WARNING: I want to get at least a stock photo for every single book, but for space I will be making them as small as possible. This will still probably be an extravagantly long post.

The Maze Runner/The Scorch Trials Collectors Edition $4.97

The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials: The Collector's Edition (Maze Runner, #1-2)

Hollow City $3.97 (Hardcover)

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2)

Soul’s Gate $2

Soul's Gate (Well Spring #1)

The Fury and the Dark Reunion $3

The Fury / Dark Reunion (The Vampire Diaries, #3-4)

The Looking Glass Wars $3.97 (Hardcover)

The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars, #1)

Afterworlds $3.97

Afterworlds (Afterworlds #1)

I’ll Give You The Sun $4.97

I'll Give You the Sun

The Coldest Girl In ColdTown $2.97

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters $2.97 (Hardcover)

The Forgotten Sisters (Princess Academy, #3)

The Hunters: Destiny Rising $3

Destiny Rising (The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters, #3)

The Zom B Chronicles Book 1-3 $2.97

The Zom-B Chronicles (Zom-B, #1-3)

13 Curses $3.97

13 Curses (Thirteen Treasures, #2)

Struck By Lightning $2.97

Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal

Copper Sun $3.97

Copper Sun

Zom B Chronicles Books 3-6 $2.97 no picture sorry 😦

Okay so that was the first store! The next store was a smaller used bookstore that had some books for a dollar outside, but most of the books had high prices so I only bought 2

Doomed Queen Anne $1

Doomed Queen Anne (Young Royals, #3)

Girl With A Pearl Earring $1

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Then I went to the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. I heard that they had some books, but I did not know just how many. Then I just walked into the store and to my right were just books upon books. I went to the Teen Fiction Shelf, saw the City of Lost Souls in Paperback, and looked at the back. 3 dollars. I just went crazy and started snatching up all the books I wanted.

The Infinite Sea $2 (Hardcover)

The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2)

Thrones And Bones Nightborn $2 (Hardcover)

Nightborn (Thrones & Bones, #2)

City Of Bones $2

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

Illuminae $6

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

City of Lost Souls $3

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)

City of Heavenly Fire $2 (Hardcover)

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)

The Eternal Ones and All you Desire (99 cents each)

The Eternal Ones (Eternal Ones, #1)All You Desire (The Eternal Ones, #2)

Sirens (99 cents)

Sirens (Faithful, #3)

The Distance From Me To You $2

The Distance from Me to You

North Child $2

North Child

50 Cent Playground (49 cents) (Hardcover)


In the past week between the church book sale, those book stores, and bookoutlet I have a grand total of 58 new books! This is absolutely crazy, I haven’t gotten this many at one time since me and my family used to hit a bunch of Goodwills on the way home from vacations and just buy tons of chapter books. Definitely not in the past 3-4 years. So I won’t be buying any books for awhile, but it will take me ages to read through all of these. Thanks for reading! Reviews to come!






BookOutlet is AMAZING (Book Haul)

Okay so when I went to bookoutlet I wasn’t really sure what I would be expecting. I thought that I could possibly be getting some pretty okay books, and then I worried that the books would be so damaged that I would not be able to read them. However all of them were in perfect condition (for the non scratch and dent copies) and in near-perfect condition for the ones that happened to be scratch and dent. For the sake of visual proof I will be taking a picture of all the books I bought, just excuse the poor lighting. I will definitely be going here for the books I cannot find on my amazing book sale spot in my city.

Oz The Complete Collection Volume 4 (Scratch and Dent)



This is supposed to be a scratch and dent copy. This was the only scratch/dent that I found on the entire book. $3.79

The Unwanteds Island of Silence (Scratch and Dent)



Again, hunting for the one issue with the book. $2.19

Pegasus Olympus at War



Zeroes (Scratch and Dent)


SO this had a bit more damage than the others, but I only paid $2.69 for it so its still not so bad.

The Novice (Scratch and Dent)


There was a tiny bend in the pages at the top by the spine, but I couldn’t get it to come into focus well. Otherwise nothing was wrong. $2.69




Four (Scratch and Dent)


Nothing was wrong with this book. $2.69

The Rule of Thoughts (Scratch and Dent)


Slight page bending. $2.69

The Girl on the Train


$5.89 (Most expensive book)

CHERUB: The Killing



Is it Night Or Day? (Scratch and Dent)


Nothing was wrong with this copy. $1.59 (Cheapest book)

The Secret War



The End of Infinity (Scratch and Dent)


This was probably the worst copy damage-wise. However the pages were in perfect condition so it won’t affect reading at all as this is a hardcover. $3.79

So all in all I should have paid $42.47 for these books in amazing condition plus shipping right? WRONG! The shipping is free for orders over $35, and there is a code for the first purchase for 15% off. So all in all I paid only $36.10 for these books. They only took a week to deliver, and I am loving how every one looks. For those like me, reading on a budget, this is a great site. Especially if you, like me, have no large used book stores within walking or even 5-10 minute driving distance from your house. It also has many new books that used bookstores often lack. I advise everyone to use this site when possible so that they will be supported and continue to offer this amazing service.

Random Book Sale Book Haul

So as I was out with my family, we were headed to the mall for some shopping. I was slightly dreading the trip because I just knew that it would be extra crowded for Mother’s Day, but I wanted to go anyways  simply because I needed some stuff from said mall. Then on the way there, we saw a sign on a church saying that there was a book sale happening there every Sunday after church indefinitely. We decided to stop there just to see if they had anything good simply because the items were only a dollar for paperbacks, 2 for hardcover, and select ones for free. Boy was I glad that I stopped by. I ended up spending 15 dollars, and I got 17 books.

Free Books

I could not BELIEVE my eyes when I saw Scarlet on the free table. It looked in a bit of a rough condition, but its still a fairly new book and popular at that. I picked up the second one randomly because, well it was free and I was looking for a few new book reading ideas. Then I went onto the rest of the sale.

Outlander Series


Out of these, the only books I don’t own now are Outlander and Written In My Own Heart’s Blood. The rest of the books were there, in near-perfect condition, for a dollar apiece! I almost died. Even on Amazon 1 book is about 9 dollars on kindle and in paper. This was probably the best deal, but I still got more.



Breaking Dawn must have been bought already but I snagged the first 3 books of the series for 3 dollars. This will be sitting on the shelf looking nice and shiny with my new copy of Life and Death, the genderswapped retelling.

Random Books

All of these books were in perfect condition, and I got about every book I could find there. There may have been more, particularly some small paperback series’ that I had to overlook simply because I didn’t have the money to buy it all. But since this place wants to do it every Sunday, I will be able to definitely go there again sometime to see if they will have more.