Week 17: Book Haul!

Until recently I’ve never been much of a book collector making good use of my local library whenever I wanted to read a book. I’m also a big believer in Audible.com, and the ability to listen to books usually makes me understand them better. But on January 30 Kim Chance’s debut novel “Keeper” hit the internet and I just had to get my hands on a copy! So I made a few other book purchases.

In northern Virginia and with several locations in Tennessee, some friends of mine introduced me to McKay’s used books where you can donate and buy used books. Their prices are amazing and I’ve gotten a whole shelf of Star Wars books! With my last trip to McKay’s coinciding with my amazon order as well as a library trip, I thought I’d share the books I have collected this week! Thanks Jo for the Mckay’s credit!


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Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr by Christopher Paolini were books I grew up with! They were the first huge series I consumed and I was fortunate to find them in McKay’s for very cheap. So I grabbed the whole series! (minus Inheritance, we don’t talk about that)

Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg: I may be an adult but I loved Gail Carson Levine’s fairy books and all her various fairy tales. To this day she is still my favorite author. I bought the second book of the Fairies series she did years ago, and I was so excited when I found it in Mckay’s.


Shadow Crown is a self-published book by YouTuber and girlboss extraordinaire Kristen Martin. I’ve been following Kristen Martin’s tips and tricks, and taking notes on a lot of her publishing advice videos and I really wanted to get a hold of one of her books. I’ve always been a fantasy nut so I figured I’d start with her fantasy novel. This book is absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to dive into the pages.

Keeper by Kim Chance! The long awaited debut novel from the traditionally published YouTuber Kim Chance who gives us her inspiring message that in this market it is still possible for new authors to publish traditionally. Her YouTube videos are so helpful, and her book design came out so beautifully, this is another one high on my TBR list.

Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston. As a long time Star Wars fan and a new collector of Star Wars books, I’ve wanted to get my hands on this book since it came out.

Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights series. When I was a young teen I came across these books and one by one I devoured the whole series, they sucked me in! Since the Star Wars EU is no longer canon, these books have disappeared from library shelves and are incredibly hard to find! I found my favorite book in the series, Lightsabers, online through Barnes and Noble, and when I went to McKay’s I found three more of the books, and you bet if I had found more I would have grabbed them too. If you have some or find some, give me a shout! I’d love to buy them off you!

Destined Magic and Aerial Magic by Caryn Moya Block. Caryn is a local author who lives in my area, I’ve met her several times through library events and she has been an amazing peer who helped my find an editor. While I was browsing through my local Library I decided to look her up and found that she had many of her books there and all of there were signed. It was a lovely little discovery so I grabbed to from her Witch Guardian Romance series. You can follow her blog here: carynmoyablock.com

Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal. I was drawn to this book by its spine, I like books that look old and weather and when I read the inner flap and found out the story was about a medieval medical mystery I grabbed it immediately. I was tickled pink when I found reviews online screaming “WHY IS THIS IN THE TEEN SECTION!!!!” This is my kind of book, there’s gore, light romance, sex scenes, graphic disgusting stuff, nasty characters, and petty rulers. So far I am loving it! This is the book I’m currently reading and if I manage to finish it (or end up buying it at this rate, I read so slow) I’ll be sure to write a review!


My TBR List

  1. Kingdom of Little Wounds – Susann Cokal
  2. Shadow Crown – Kristen Martin
  3. Keeper – Kim Chance
  4. Ahsoka – E. K. Joknston
  5. Destined Magic/Aerial Magic -Caryn Moya Block

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