Birthday Book Haul Part 2

Finally all of the books are in and I can get a post up about the second haul!  I'm not sure why I waited until all of them where in since I knew they were all coming, but it's too late to wish otherwise.  So the books are in, sitting here on my desk so I make sure I don't miss anything as I type.


As I mentioned in the first part of this haul, both of my bosses surprised me with a really wonderful birthday gift.  My love of reading is well known through out bakery, even this blog here.  So it was really nice to get a chance to go a little crazy with the book buying. Course I was a little good and stuck to books that where growing dust sitting in my Amazon wishlist section for a while.  Everything except for Lost London, that was an impulse buy that popped as a recommendation at some point while I was adding things to my cart.


This haul took me two days to organize as I figured out which ones I wanted to take off my wishlist and which books I could wait on.  Originally I pre-ordered a book, but realized I would need a copy sooner than it would ship.  So I had to cancel that order which allowed me to get a couple new books as well.  Two of the books in this haul actually were not on my TBR list, but were in fact books I needed to round out my collection.  The Yard is the first book in the Murder Squad Series and I didn't have a copy of mine own, and of course I bought the cover of Unholy Night that I wanted.  Which also rounded out my collection of Seth Grahame-Smith books.


So now that I've yammered on and on about the haul, maybe I should give a little peek at what I picked up.  Well, Amazon picked it up.  I did a lot of button pushing.


The Haul:


The Yard - Alex Grecian  The Harvest Man (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad) - Alex Grecian  The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Albino's Treasure - Douglas Stuart  The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Devil's Promise - David Stuart Davies  The Fifth Heart - Dan Simmons  I, Ripper: A Novel - Stephen Hunter  Under the Poppy - Kathe Koja  Unholy Night - Seth Grahame-Smith  Lost London: An A-Z of Forgotten Landmarks and Lost Traditions - Richard Guard

Haul number 3 didn't happen, I was thinking about buying some books off of Book Outlet during their big President's Day Sale.  However, I was quick to remind myself I have a vacation coming up.  So there will book buying on that, I have no doubt.  At least a little tiny bit.


The finally tally of both hauls was a grand total of 17 books with 3 books bought to fill holes in my collection while the rest were all sitting on my TBR pile for a while, growing dust as more things piled on top of them.  All things I'm excited to read and glad to have in the house.  I'm also starting to realize why I've had a hard time deciding what I'm going to read next.  I have reached the point of having to many options, even when I know what genre I'm in the mood for.