Sunday, April 1, 2012

New Arrivals: Sale Madness

This past week I've been practically overwhelmed with books making it one of my best weeks ever!

The Kalahari sale, one of our local online retailers, had an absolutely crazy sale on books. For just R125 you could get 5 books. This is the kind of sale that comes around once a decade or so and I couldn't let the opportunity slip through my fingers.

Battling the thousands of other online shoppers, the countless server issues and the dreaded 'Sold out' messages I managed to grab a great selection of books. Some might say I went a bit overboard, but I see it as an investment. In the end I got over R3400 worth of books at roughly 18% of their normal retail price.

Jack the Ripper: The Complete A-Z
Locked On and Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy
A Kingdom Besieged by Raymond E. Feist
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Softcovers and Paperbacks:
Advent by James Treadwell
Reamde by Neal Stephenson (I accidentally ordered two copies)
Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Way of Kings Part I by Brandon Sanderson
Wolfsangel by M.D. Lachlan
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear
The Fallen Blade by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Hellhole by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert
The Many Deaths of the Black Company by Glen Cook
Spellbound by Blake Charlton
The Lord of the Rings (Vol I-III) by J.R.R Tolkien
King Rat and Un Lun Dun by China MiƩville
Lost Fleet: Beyond The Frontier by Jack Campbell
The Sword of Albion by Mark Chadbourn

Books Bought

My orders from Awesomebooks and The Book Depository also arrived during the week.

Used books:
Ark by Stephen Baxter
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
Woken Furies, Altered Carbon and Broken Angels by Richard Morgan
Zima Blue by Alastair Reynolds
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

These were two pre-orders I placed at The Book Depository at the start of the year. They give you a 25% discount on pre-orders, so it's well worth the wait!

A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

The single edition copy of A Dance of Dragons is HUGE, I can see why the publishers opted for two separate editions as well.

For Review

Penguin Books South Africa sent me review copies of Death of a Saint by Lily Herne and Time Riders: Gates of Rome by Alex Scarrow. Thanks so much Candice!


One thing is certain, after this week I'm definitely going to need another bookshelf!

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