Not this post - the snail mail post :)
Rather happy cos getting new books!
Wanted a few for my trip to the states, decided on getting French novels because even with electronic dictionary in hand it takes me longer to read than English books. Off I went to a famous online store that sells everything including books, the French version of the site. Had a poke around, decided against continuing the two series I'm collecting at the moment because the price was a bit high.
Then came across Mercedes Lackey. In one of my illogical moods, I donated heaps of books from my shelves to the book charity box. Including almost the entire series of Valdemar. At the time it made perfect sense. I regretted it later. Very much so. The problem was, I'd read the books so much I knew the words before I read them. (Couldn't quite recite them from memory). So it made sense to let someone else enjoy them.
So...I'm going to rebuy some of the Valdemar books (not all due to content issues). Getting the arrows trilogy. If its in French (or if they did them in Spanish) I can justify it because it helps my language skills.
This is the series which got me into reading fantasy. I was over the moon to discover a book with a female protag I could identify with, and get totally engrossed in the story. Only, I first bought the second book in the series. So I then went and got 1 & 3. Then a lot more!
So I'm super happy about that (plus its nice to have something familiar (yet a little different) to keep me occupied on the plane).
Then...through family exchange of goods (I bought someone a book...instead of getting money I was more than happy for that person to buy me books when they ordered something from the huge online website which sells everything, only the english version).
So in English I am getting...
Magic Bites, Magic Strikes and Magic Burns by... (cringes because I'm doing this off the top of my head without looking) Ylona Andrews. It's definitely something Andrews. I'm not too sure the order of the trilogy either. But it was recommended by the website because I'd ordered Lisa Shearin's books (adore! Adore! Best author who communicates really well with her readers). So that'll be winging its way here!
Unsure whether I'll read that before my trip away - I've got a stack of library books to get through first. But yay for more books!
Books = a good day.