Today is a magnificent, huge edition of Stacking the Shelves because of Christmas!
I have received so many books over the last month!! I have a monthly book buying budget, but with the exception of Winter, I have not purchased any new books since September. Crazy, right?? So I had four months of book money saved up and I got more than a few Amazon gift cards as gifts. People know me, right?? And I got more than a little ARC happy. My TBR is officially out of control once again. I wouldn't have it any other way.
Thanks to Edelweiss for these ARCs:
These are ebooks that I purchased (some with my money and some with gift cards):
These are physical copies that I purchased for myself:
Yes, 95% of all my book purchases are ebooks. I had to buy a physical copy of The Book Thief because it is my favorite book ever (only had to go to two bookstores to find a non movie cover one!) and I purchased Illuminae because it is beautiful and it seems like the format is better with the physical copy than the Kindle version.
These books were gifted to me:
I am so happy to have the physical copy of The Princess Bride! The hardback edition is beautiful. I also received the movie, so I am pretty happy. The other book I received was The End of The Affair. That is a classic I have wanted to read, but it is not available on Kindle. Boo!
Funny conversation with my husband:
Me: "The Princess Bride is my favorite book ever. I am so glad I have the physical copy now!"
Husband: "I thought The Book Thief was your favorite book ever."
Me: "I can have more than one favorite book ever."
I am really surprised that my husband didn't know that. Duh.
And here is a bookish non-book item that my parents gave me:
And YES, it does smell like books!! It smells freaking amazing. You can buy one for yourself here.
I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas/Hanukkah/Holiday season!
What books have you acquired lately? Any exciting bookish gifts that you have received?
Don't forget: less than a week to enter my first blogaversary giveaway!