Sunday, November 4, 2012

Daisy Update (24) and Book Haul (4)

So I've been working the night shift last week and as far as night shifts go, it was pretty ok. I could sleep most of the nights and only had to get up twice in the whole week and didn't even get all that many phone calls from the nurses with questions, so yay! While sleeping in the hospital isn't my favourite thing to do, I'm thankful that we at least get to sleep! I know a lot of other departments where you just have to stay up, so I consider myself lucky :)

Because I could sleep most nights, I had some free time during the day, which was nice! I caught up on blogging, saw more of the boyfriend and had more time to read! I still had to take naps in the afternoon, so I had a mostly uneventful week, but it was nice to just be at home some more.

Thursday the boyfriend and I went to a book sale, I LOVE going to book sales! Sometimes I wonder if I should go because I already buy a lot of books as it is, but when I'm there I'm just loving it! It's the only place I can buy books for about 2-3 euros each, so I came home with 16 and it only cost me like 44 euros! GOOD DEAL! I'll show you what I got soon, cause I'm just too lazy to take pictures at the moment and all them to the already pretty big book haul at the bottom of this post.

Yesterday morning I was pretty happy when my colleague arrived for the Saturday shift and I could go home! I have the week off, which means 10 whole glorious days not spent in the hospital! It's been four months since my last vacation, so I thought it was about time. I'm looking forward to just spending time with the boyfriend, reading, relaxing and just doing as little as possible :)
Book Haul

-Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson
-The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (Yes I caved, it was on sale...)
-Defiance by C.J. Redwine (first copy arrived damaged, but The Book Depository send me a nice and shiny new one :) )
-Guardian of the Gate by Michelle Zink
-Sacrifice by Cayla Kluver
-Grimm Tales by Philip Pullman, I couldn't resist this pretty book when I saw it at the bookstore, I LOVE fairytales!
-Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
-The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal

For Review
-Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder (SO EXCITED!! LOVED THE FIRST BOOK!)
-Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem by Melissa Lemon
-The Merlin Prophecy, Book 1: Battle of Kings by M.K. Hume
-Sacrifice by Cayla Kluver, Yes I KNOW! I was just so excited when I saw it on NetGalley I forgot I'd pre-ordered it...
-Undeadly by Michele Vail
-There's Something About Lady Mary by Sophie Barnes
-The Secret Life of Lady Lucinda by Sophie Barnes
-One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean, I LOVE Sarah MacLean's books SO much! I can't wait to read it!


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    1. Absolutely! I LOVE going to it because I can just load up my cart and it still doesn't hurt my bank account all that much ;)

  2. Yay for book sales! I can't resist them either :D I'll be interested to see what you think of The False Princess — I haven't read it yet but I've heard some good things. Enjoy your books! :)

    1. Thank you! I've heard a lot of good things about it as well :)

  3. Enjoy your week off, it sounds well deserved!

    And I love book sales too, although it's probably best for my purse and bookshelf space if I stay away! I really want to read Pullman's Grimm Tales so I can't wait to see what you think of it.

    1. Haha, yeah, as far as shelving space goes, it would DEFINITELY be better if I didn't go to these sales... :)

  4. I'm not that good at finding book sales, but when I do... 16 books for only 44 euros?! That's pure happiness.
    Have a nice week off :)

    1. Thank you! I always feel all warm and fuzzy when I get back from a book sale, it's wonderful :)

  5. Yay for being able to sleep at work! And it's nice that you were able to have more time at home this week :)

    Woo-hoo for book shopping! I can't buy anymore books now until the end of December :( so I'll live vicariously through your book shopping, yes?

    I hope you have a great vacation with lots of boyfriend time and reading time!

    1. YES! But you're ban is for a good cause :)
      Thank you, I'm already feeling so relaxed, it's wonderful :)

  6. YAy for getting some time off work! and that your shifts weren't too bad.

    And yay for books!! :D of the ones you have I've only read The False Princess, and it was very good though the chapters tend to run a little long. :D

    1. I'm really looking forward to reading it! I think I put it on my wishlist based on your review :)

  7. While I ended up liking Sacrifice, I will say that it was harder for me to read than the first two books. I hope you enjoy it though!