Saturday, November 26, 2011

New Arrivals and a Bookish Surprise

Last week we had a power outage for most of the weekend which meant that I didn't get round to posting the new books I got. So this is a bumper edition covering two week's worth of new book arrivals plus a great bookish surprise.

Pre-loved books:

First up is yet another order from Better World Books. I love the great deals they have on used books which allows me to actually afford some hardcovers for a change.

I got:
This Is Not A Game by Walter Jon Williams
New Spring by Robert Jordan
Building Harlequin's Moon by Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper
Gradisil by Adam Roberts
The Elysium Commission by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
Whole Wide World by Paul J. McAuley
Humans and Hybrids by Robert J. Sawyer
Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer
Diaspora by Greg Egan

A Twitter follower (thanks Rob!) suggested that I check out Awesomebooks. They also have great deals on used books and trying them out was a great excuse to get some more books (I'm sneaky like that).

From them I got:
The Dreaming Void by Peter F. Hamilton
Misspent Youth by Peter F. Hamilton
Inversions by Iain M. Banks
Look to Windward by Iain M. Banks.

There's one book still outstanding from my order, but I'm hoping that it will arrive next week. The books were shipped separately so it might have taken a slightly longer route.


I only bought two new books. Both of them were on sale so I just couldn't say no.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Nano Flower by Peter F Hamilton

For Review:

The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind. Thanks to Jonathan Ball Publishers for the review copy.

The Surprise:

Lastly here's something for you guys to drool over - A Wheel of Time bag.

A while back Orbit launched their Turn The Wheel of Time Facebook page. The first 500 people who "liked" the page got sent a stunning Wheel of Time bag. Mine arrived on Friday and I love it. Now my books can travel in style. Thanks Orbit and Penguin Books SA (the local distributors), you made my day!

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  1. I know - aren't book sales especially evil? All of those lovely books just begging to be taken home at reasonable prices...*happy sigh*

    I must definitely have a look at Better World Books and Awesomebooks - what's the book quality like?

    And swag!!!!! Very styling book carrier my friend. :)

    The Word Fiend

  2. The book quality is great. I haven't had any great disappointments so far. In the few instances I wasn't very happy Better World Books either sent out a replacement or gave a refund. Just be sure to look for books in "good" or better condition.

    Their ex-library books also tend to be in very good condition, although you have to deal with some "Withdrawn" stamp or the library stamp on the book. One plus is that they tend to come covered in durable plastic.

    With Awesomebooks the books are in excellent shape. The dust jackets have a few marks and tears, but I can live with that.

  3. Oh wow!! Great haul!
    Even I have bag envy now! :D

  4. Very nice haul. I'm having some envy now. New follower. Come visit me.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

  5. Fantastic mailbox! I heard great things about Terry Goodkind!

    Xpresso Reads


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