My Christmas present from my brother was a 40 dollar gift certificate to Bookmans. Which is an Arizona only (alas!) store that sells used books, used dvds, cds, and other used stuff like games and knick-knacks. But mostly books. The price of a used paperback is about $3.50 – 4, trade paperback is about $7. So I ended up buying 10 books with the 40 and my haul was:
Finders Keepers by Linnea Sinclair – saw some favorable reviews of this. Never read this author
Holidays are Hell by Lynsay Sands, Kim Harrison, Marjorie M. Liu, Vicki Pettersson – read the Dates from Hell anthology which I mainly liked so picked this up
Cagebird and Burndive by Karin Lowachee – books 2 and 3 of a series. Warchild (book 1) blew me away.
Storm Front (Dresden Files, Bk 1) and Grave Peril (Dresden Files, Bk 3) by Jim Butcher – Never read this author, but read an excerpt of a Dresden Files book online and liked it. Also feel like I'm the only one who hasn't read the Dresden files.
Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, Bk 1) by Jim Butcher – ditto on above re: this author.
Urban Shaman by C. E. Murphy – been meaning to try out these books ever since I read a story by this author in the Winter Moon anthology.
Staying Dead (Retrievers, Bk 1) by Laura Anne Gilman – another author I haven't read but have been meaning to try.
The Hero Strikes Back by Moira Moore – read this but wanted to own it.
Now we're off to Goodwill for my sister's Christmas present. The girl likes thrift stores. Let's see if there are any books there.
The TBR is @119. Wee!
ooo. I wanted to read Dates from Hell. Maybe I'll go pick it up one day … Good haul!
I think I reviewed Dates from Hell in here somewhere. Holidays are Hell is so far good, except for the one by Lyndsay Sands. It's the same storyline continued from Dates from Hell and I didn't like it then and don't like it now. The other three authors – yeah good. More of a gritty anthology overall than usual paranormal anthologies.