August Book Haul

How has August came to an end already?! o_O This month went by way too fast… WOW! So, once again, welcome back to my August Book Haul.

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This month I bought very few books. I was amazed at myself really! But I ended up hauling a lot of them, mostly e-books, given that this was my first month in NetGalley and Edelweiss… So, without further ado, I present the physical books I got this month.

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Funny haul, ah? I bought 3 traveling books for my upcoming trip to Seoul and Japan in October. The first two are for my mom’s collection – we always buy these and in truth, we just open them on the plane… Then I got A Geek in Japan, because I so fell in love with the concept of this book, and I’m a geek and I’ll be in Japan!

Then I got the amazing The Wrath and The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh and after reading Shatter Me, I couldn’t resist and bought the novellas, Unite Me by Tahereh Mafi, and I already read Destroy Me.

I also got the amazing audiobook of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day.


Now the longer part… eBooks! I got my kindle on the first week of August, but I bought a few books even before I got it. The firsts (and so far only) books that I bought for my Kindle were: The Outlander Series 7-Book Bundle – Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes and An Echo in the Bone. I want to get to this series eventually, but honestly I bought it because the price was too good to pass up… a little over 2$ for 7 HUGE books! It was a true steal, and I’m super happy about this buy.

Then I accumulated a few books from NetGalley, Blogging for Books and Edelweiss:

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And that’s it for my August Book Haul! I’ll be doing my wrap-up tomorrow (probably) and my September TBR on Tuesday 😉 .

Dream the Impossible Dream: Zen Pencils: Volume Two (Gavin Aung Than)

Cartoon quotes from inspirational folks!

Zen Pencils is an exciting and unique new comic that takes inspirational and famous quotes and adapts them into cartoon stories. From icons like Einstein, Gandhi, and Twain to modern-day philosophers, comedians and writers—their words are turned into heartwarming stories by cartoonist Gavin Aung Than. Be inspired, motivated, educated, and laugh as you read famous words as never before!

Coming out Oct 13, 2015 by Andrews McMeel Publishing.

I received an eArc from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I have to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much when I picked this up at Netgalley. I found the cover intriguing and that was it… boy, I did not saw it coming.

So basically cartoonist Gavin Aung Than chose some motivational quotes from several interesting people – from the Dalai Lama, Shakespeare, Amy Poehler to Maya Angelou (etc) – and made inspirational cartoons that fit into the quote. He has done this before in Vol. 1, which I now have to read. The result is fantastic. It makes you look at these quotes, some that you have heard before, in an all new light. And what transpires is a message of acceptance, hard work and not giving up on your dreams… AMAZING!

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I highly recommend this one! It’s a gorgeous fast to read book, and one that truly inspires you.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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