Book Haul (55)

My dad and I took a trip to Half Price Books this week and they had tons of awesome books! I got 4 hardcovers and a paperback for under $40!!
They're books that I've been wanting to buy for a while so it was p-e-r-f-e-c-t!!

-Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
     Everyone I've talked to loves this book! It was only $4!! I couldn't not buy it!

-Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
     I was planning on buying this one in the summer time since I've heard it's more of a summer read, but I didn't think I'd ever find it at such an awesome price and in really good condition again, so I got it!

-Bloodlines (Bloodlines 1) by Richelle Mead
     I've heard amazing things about Mead's writing and have been eyeing Bloodlines for months so when I saw it at Half Price for only seven dollars, I jumped at it!

-The Golden Lily (Bloodlines 2) by Richelle Mead
      Awesome price and I just bought the first one, it's fate I tell ya!

-Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's 1) by Ransom Riggs (My Review)
     I read this in December and fell completely in love with Riggs' writing and the characters. I originally borrowed it from my mom's awesome friend, so I couldn't resist picking up my own copy.

-Splintered by A.G. Howard
-Super awesome swag
Thank you SO much to Jasmine (A Room With Books) for this awesome book, letter and swag! Thank you!! :)

Max Update:

The past few days have been pretty difficult, especially on my dog Max. Early this we were told buy our previous vet that we would have to put him down, that he wouldn't make it until Spring and/or that he'd die within a few days.

We wanted actual answers so we went to a new vet. We were expecting him to say that Max would need to be put down, but were beyond thankful to here that the vet didn't know why Max would be able to get better! He just needed to stay at the hospital for a few days so they could fix all of his levels because it turns out he's diabetic.

Our little boy came home today! We are so happy! It's just not home without him! We need to go back to the vet again in two weeks, but for now Max gets to shots of insulin a day. The needle is so small he honestly doesn't even know I'm giving it to him! (I've only given him one, but he didn't even flinch! Such a good boy!)
We made a whole little 'Max's Meds Area' and a chart so we know if he got his meds that day.

The hardest part is that we can't give him treats and he only gets two meals a day. (We used to give him three smalls meals and a treat for behaving outside.) Honestly, from where we were on Thursday, it's amazing how far he's come!

Thank you guys for all your well-wishes on Twitter! Max says thank you too! 


  1. Sometimes getting another opinion is a good thing. So happy that you didn't have to put your dog down. He's family to you. Nice haul of books and swag.


  2. Thank you Grace :)
    Yes, he's definitely family :) We were all in tears that day, today we were all smiles, and so was he!

  3. Second Chance Summer made me cry like a baby. Such a good read, though! I'll have to get my own copy one of these days so I can reread it! By the way, your dog is adorable. I'm glad that he's home with you now!

  4. Hey Chey!
    Aw I'll have to have the tissues by me then! :) Thank you so much!

  5. I LOVE the Bloodlines series and can't wait to hear what you'll think of it! I haven't read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, but I'll have to pick it up soon. Good to know it's Katie approved! And I'm so glad Max is back!

  6. Hey Vy!
    I'm SO happy to hear you loved Bloodlines! Now I'm even more excited to start it! I hope you get a chance to read MPHfPC! It was amazing! Aw thank you, Max says thanks too!:)

  7. Loved Bloodlines and Golden Lily, hope you do too.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  8. So glad Max is feeling better! I have to give my dog pills and medicines all the time, too (though never shots), and it is so worth it for her to be healthy. Haven't read any of these books, but I really want to read Splintered (congrats on the win & the swag), Bloodlines, and Miss Peregrine's. Happy reading!

  9. Wow, what awesomeness! I've got to read the Bloodlines series as well as Second Chance Summer soon! Congrats on winning the swag and Splintered.

    Great to know that Max is doing better!

    Here's my Book Haul post.

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  10. So glad to hear about Max. It's heartbreaking when one of the "kids" is sick! Hope all goes well. Enjoy all your books!

  11. I have those books you bought on my wishing list! hahaha I'm Trying to decide which ones I'm buying this month. <3

    Nice to hear about your dog. Thank God everything went well.


  12. Nice haul! They look so pretty! So glad your dog is home again now :)

  13. EEP. Richelle Mead is awesome, you really MUST read VA soon! So glad Max is doing great, btw!

    Happy reading, Katie!!