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This topic this week:
Ten Books I Bought On A Whim
- Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain (Please Don’t Tell My Parents #1)
by Richard Roberts – Several of these were Audible Daily Deals that I just couldn’t pass up, and this one just sounded cute, the narrator sounded good, and who doesn’t like a supervillain now and then?
- 32 Candles
by Ernessa T. Carter – this one was a total whim (although to be fair, I first got it from the library). The cover just caught my eye, and once I read that it was about a woman let down by the Molly Ringwald ending (all you 80’s movie watchers knows what that means), I was hooked. If you can, get the audio, the narrator is amazing. I know, you’ve seen this book a lot of my blog, and I can guarantee you’ll see it more, I love it that much.
- The India Fan
by Victoria Holt- this book, borrowed from the library during one of my first forays into the Adult section, sent me down the rabbit hole of gothic romance. It’s still my go to comfort read, but I first picked it up because I thought the cover was so gorgeous.
- Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick
by Molly Ringwald – did you know that Molly Ringwald can write? Because I did know, I picked up her collection of short stories at BEA one year, and now that I’m super into memoirs, I was drawn to this during my Oklahoma book buying spree (remember when I came home with more books than dirty clothes?).
- Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters
by Mallory Ortberg – Another Audible sale that caught my attention, because sometimes I’m just in a mood for something light and quirky.
- Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date
by Katie Heaney – this title. Also bought on the great Oklahoma Book Buying Spree of 2016. Not only is it a memoir (can you sense a new addiction?) but the cover and description made this a no brainer.
- Harrow County, Vol. 1: Countless Haints (Harrow County (Single Issues) #1-4)
by Cullen Bunn (Author), Tyler Crook (Illustrator) – I first saw the comic book on a trip to New York City, but I don’t normally buy comics despite my lost summer of EC comics, where I devoured Tales From the Crypt and The Vault of Terror. When we stopped by The Speeding Bullet comic bookstore in Oklahoma (yes, part of the spree), I squealed when I saw the first 4 issues in one volume. And now I’m back into comics, because really they’re just books with illustrations.
- The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen #1)
by Roshani Chokshi – This was one of those books that I occasionally see on a website (normally from a Waiting on Wednesday), get that feeling (that book buying feeling) and pre-ordered the book. This was one I only saw once, but just knew I wanted to own.
- Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film
by Patton Oswalt – yup, another memoir. Bought on a whim just because I love Patton Oswalt’s comedy and I love old movies. I’m listening to this right now.
- The Grave Robber’s Daughter
by Richard Sala – so it was recently Free Comic Book Day, and I went to a couple of local bookstores trying to get the comics I particularly wanted. But it would be bad manners to just take the free stuff, right? (Actually, the answer is yes, because the comics for Free Comic Book Day cost the stores money to order, so you could at least buy one, itsy bitsy $4 comic book, right?) The first comic bookstore I went to was having a big sale, a buy one get one free sale, so I scored a couple of comics for the Hubs, and a couple of graphic novels, for me. I picked this one up merely because it looked creepy, which is so my thing.
I buy a lot of books on a whim, although probably less than I once did. Since becoming a blogger, I hear about a lot more books than I used to, and now that I’m working at a bookstore I imagine my brain will be stuffed full of book information (at least I hope so!). But there will always be those days where I just have to buy a pretty cover, or get that audio because the narrator sounds like someone I might want to listen to (okay, yes, I bought Frankenstein just because Dan Stevens narrates it). Buying or checking out books on a whim can be magical, it can lead to us falling in love with a new author or genre- so let me know if you’re participating in Top Ten Tuesday, and if not, let me know what the last book you bought on a whim was!