Saturday, January 25, 2014

This week was a good week for me, in that I found out that my seasonal work position is now a permanent one! Now I'm even closer to my New Year's resolution of owning a car, since a steady income is what I needed to make the plunge of buying one (though I think I'll go for a used car, since my student loans make the idea of buying a new car quite laughable...) Anywho, I know you're here to see what books I got this past week, so here they are:

by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
I love Isa's vegan cookbooks, and this one looks absolutely gorgeous! Many of the recipes feature full-page color photos, and there are beautiful fonts throughout the book.

by Stephenie Meyer 
(Mandarin Chinese Edition)
 I've been wanting to buy a book in Mandarin for a while now, to help with my language studies. I thought about getting a Harry Potter novel, but I figured that 'Twilight' would be easier, since all of the made-up magical words in HP would probably make it harder for me to translate. I've noticed that the Chinese version of 'Twilight' features a lot of footnotes, such as information about the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic, which is interesting.

by Charles Duhigg
I've heard so many things about this book on the podcasts that I listen to, so I figured I'd give it a go and see if it could help me break some of my bad habits and start some good ones.


I purchased 12 Years A Slave and The Rosie Project from the Kindle store when they went on sale - I've been wanting to read them both for a while now. The Tyrant's Daughter was a 'read instantly' book on NetGalley, and sounded interesting enough that I decided to get it (this was free in exchange for an honest review). The Line was my January pick for the Kindle First program, in which Amazon Prime members can choose one of four books to read free one month before they are released. All in all, this was a good haul.


  1. You got some great looking books there! And I'm going to have to check out the Kindle First program; it sounds like an awesome Prime perk. Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by!

  2. I've seen TTD around a lot today. It looks great. I hope you can stop by mine.

  3. twilight in mandarin. that's cool! and how awesome that it includes footnotes. happy reading :)

    hope you can stop by my StS Post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  4. The spanish influenza??! Whaaat?! That's China for you I guess. I've been there and it's an amazing but crazy country. I hope you enjoy translating it! Seems like a cool challenge. :) My StS!

  5. You got some interesting books this week! I saw a lot of these on Amazon recently. I hope you like them!

  6. I got The Tyrant's Daughter last week and can't wait to start it. I just love that cover. Good luck with your Mandarin studies. I am fluent in Japanese and Kanji was always my worst subject =/ The Chinese writing system is really hard IMO.

    Emily @ Falling For YA

    1. Thanks! It really is hard, but that just makes it that much more exciting when I can actually recognize characters that I've studied! But I admit that I can speak and understand more than I can write or read....That's why I decided to get a YA book in Chinese - it's more interesting to me than any textbook passages.

  7. That Twilight edition looks so cool. Good luck with it! My STS

  8. Great haul. Good luck reading Twilight, hope it helps. I hope you enjoy your books :) My STS.

  9. Great haul! I don't have Isa Does It, yet! But I should treat myself to a copy soon ;)

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