26 August 2014

Happy Place: Literary Acquisitions

While running some errands with Aryeh, I decided to pop into Half-Price Books to see if I could fluff out our library as usual. Every week, we go to Half-Price Books and bring home a load of books. I feel kind of bad... Before Aviva was born, I had asked Josh to sell a lot of the books that we had (the collection was absurdly enormous). At the time, I figured we can go digital for a lot of this stuff, namely our comic books and most novels, and we can keep the really obscure stuff. It was the whole "move everything to the iPad" time. We definitely wouldn't have been able to move them out here, but I still feel bad nonetheless. Since we've moved here, I've been filling out our shelves.

I realized that during my "eh, go digital" phase (which by the way, I quickly abandoned. There's nothing like a physical book ESPECIALLY ON SHABBOS) I downloaded a lot of the YA and Sci-Fi fantasy novels I was reading. When Stephanie recommeded Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I started reading it (it had distracted me from yet another good book!) but I never finished it (having been obviously distracted by another book. So here I am, full circle. I've bought myself some Laini Taylor to fill my bleak waiting period until Blue Lily, Lily Blue comes out on October 21, 2014. Oh Maggie Stiefvater, why do you do this to me, with your vivid characters, so lively I could reach out to grab them?

Due to my natural inclination for all things steampunk, I figured I may as well finally read Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. When Stephanie and I were in high school, we read her Draco Trilogy novel length fan fiction with fervor. Now look at her. Earlier this month after I had a listless, moping spell after finishing the The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves,  I needed something of interest to catch me and it did. I'm very nearly finished with Clockwork Angel, so I also bought Clockwork Prince. I am a happy girl. 


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