I took a day off from work and blogging yesterday, and spent a great deal of time at two of my favourite bookstores and not surprisingly came home with some books, much to the dismay of my husband, hehe. Since the rest of my TBR piles are stacked dangerously high at a corner of our storage room (any additional books will have them topple onto you!), I told him I will temporarily leave them stacked on his study desk, but of course he wouldn't believe me and knew it would stack higher and higher instead of moving to a new storage place, haha.

Anyway, these are what I bought yesterday:

And, I have a couple of things to catch up on so please pardon me if I have not visited and commenting on your blogs.

Finally, I received this in an email and thought I want to share it with you:

To celebrate the success of The White Queen (by Philippa Gregory), LivingSocial and Simon & Schuster are giving away a trip to London and other great prizes.

Grand prize package [Retailed at about $4,000]:
· Roundtrip airfare for two to London; hotel accommodations for 3 nights in the Strand Palace, located in the heart of London’s Theatreland
· Tickets for a dinner cruise on the Thames
· A day tour of the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral
· Day trip to Windsor Castle and Runnymede
· $200 American Express Gift Card

1 first prize winner
· Will receive an e-reader loaded with The White Queen e-book

1 second prize winner
· Will receive a leather-bound edition of The White Queen

Please click here to find out more about the contest.

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15 Responses
  1. Julia Says:

    WOW, I hope you enjoy these books as much as you enjoy buying them :) Looking forward to seeing your review on each books :)

    How exciting about a trip package to London! Always love to visit that place someday :)

    The cover of THE WHITE QUEEN look pretty! How many pages are in it?

  2. Amy Says:

    It is always advisable to get new books. :) And of course we understand if you are busy and can't comment!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Wow…what awesome books, most look YA to me, I love YA. I'll look forward to your review all, especially Meredian.

  4. Andreea Says:

    Great books, Melody! I added Immortal to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing and happy reading! I am looking forward to your reviews!

  5. Melody Says:

    Julia - Buying books are as satisfying as reading them, but I'm sure you know all about it, don't you? :P

    There're about 432 pgs for The White Queen.

    Amy - And I've to blame you ladies for all those great recommendations!! :D

    Violet - Yes, I bought a lot of YA books lately! What can I say? They're addictive!! :P

    Andreea - I'm glad you've Immortal onto your wishlist! I think a girl at the bookstore was giving me an evil look when I snapped the last copy off the shelf! :P

  6. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    It is physically impossible to walk into a book store and not buy something. I get frustrated with my son when he always has to buy a video game at the video game store, but then realized that it is very similar to my problem with books! You got Forever! I would love to re-read that book. It made a huge impression on me in my youth!

  7. Care Says:

    goodness, my heart leaped when I saw a TRIP TO LONDON?!??! hmmmm - how aweseome would THAT be.
    My husband is dismayed by the growth rate of my tbr stack this last year, too. Frankly, so am I.

  8. Ceri Says:

    Wow, that's a great contest. I won't be entering because I'm close enough to London anyway but I'm excited for the winner :-D

    You got a great selection of books there. Ooh, Judy Blume! That takes me back. :-D

  9. Serena Says:

    Wow great list of new books. I can totally understand about the husband shaking his head at even more books entering the house. My hubby does the same thing.

  10. Alice Says:

    I like the Judy Blume cover. Enjoy your new books, Melody! My study room floor is now flooded with books with limited space to walk. Help...

  11. Iliana Says:

    Oh you had a fun day! I read The Girls by Lori Lansens a couple of years ago and it was such a good book. One of my favorites. I really need to read more by her so will be looking forward to your review of this book. I hope it's just as wonderful.

    You got lots of great finds! Have fun this weekend organizing them :)

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Hi Melody! Sorry I've been MIA. Have you read The Girls by Lori Lansens? I loved it. I haven't read Rush Home Road, but am eager to hear what you think. Have a great weekend.

  13. Lauren Says:

    LOVE Judy Blume! I haven't read Forever, though. Let us know how it is!

  14. Sounds like a great way to spend a day, Melody! I hope you enjoy your new books. Looks like you have quite a few good ones there.

  15. Melody Says:

    Sandy - I don't remember walking out of a bookstore empty-handed! I know it's weird, but I just have to buy something! :P I can't wait to read Judy Blume's Forever. I heard it created a controversy when it was first released!

    Care - We all know what it is like to add books to our TBR pile! :P It's a never-ending cycle, haha.

    Ceri - I'd love to visit London (or Europe) if there's a chance!!

    Betty - Thank you for your comment! I hope you'll visit often. :)

    Serena - LOL.

    Alice - I guess we all need help when it comes to our book buying, LOL!

    Iliana, Kristy - I've The Girls in my pile and I haven't read it! I've heard a lot of good reviews about that book so I can't wait to read it. So many books, so little time!! :P

    Lauren - I sure will! :D

    Wendy - I always go book shopping whenever I need a break! :P

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