Thursday, June 5, 2014

Half-Price Books Clearance Sale: Is it worth it? You decide.

Disclaimer: I'm not even going to boast about how its good to be back or hit you guys with another sorry excuse. I'm back to reading for the summer so I thought I would bring you some quality content that is informational and fun. I hope you enjoy! 

This Sunday, I attended Half-Price Book's clearance sale in Arlington, Texas. Which is about 30 minutes away from where I live so it wasn't that bad of a drive. I'm not sure if this is a yearly event (if someone knows let me know in the comments) but I was able to attend the last day that it was open.

In the end, I ended up paying about 49 dollars for everything you're about to see.

I'm gonna start with books that were $2 each (in very good condition):

Starting from the left side - starting from the bottom:

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
The Truth About Forever (the new cover!) by Sarah Dessen
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian
Inkheart (Inkworld #1) by Cornelia Funke
Fly on the Wall by e. lockhart

Right side - starting from the bottom:

Something Remains by Inge Barth-Grözinger, Anthea Bell (Translator) HARDCOVER
The Sweetness of Salt by Cecilia Galante  HARDCOVER
Take Me There by Carolee Dean
Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
Such a Pretty Face by Cathy Lamb
Pack Up the Moon by Anna McPartlin
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork

I was actually freaking out because Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys was one my favorite books when I was in middle school. It is so good! I recommend it.

These following books were under $1 each: 

From top to bottom:

Major Crush by Jennifer Echols
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai, Ina Rilke (Translator)
All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab

For all of you who are curious here are the DVDs I got ($2 a piece):

Top To Bottom:
Daddy Day Care
13 going on 30
The Notebook
A lot like Love
How to Deal
The Price and Me

I was on a chick-flick mood ;)

I had so much fun browsing all of the tables full of books. For those of you who are not readers, there are also video games, DVDs, Anime, and old records. I advise you if you are going to this sale you're going to spend about seven hours there just like I did so clear any other plans you might have!

In my opinion, it was totally worth it attending this sale. I found some really awesome books that I would have never gotten at this price.

If you have ever attended this sale, let me know what cool things you found!

See you guys later!

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

A Fresh Start

HAPPY 2014

How I missed this blog, if anyone is reading this please comment or say hi or something! While I was gone for like a year, I only received approximately 2 comments on the blog so it would be nice if I could get some love!

Quick update about me:

I am now 19 years old and am attending my first year of college, living in a typical college dorm with my wonderful roommate. I currently have no major but I will probably be deciding that pretty soon.

I still continue to read, my love for reading has not diminished, even though I am a bit limited in my time to read.

My favorite books of last year were:

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Girl of Fire and Thorns Trilogy by Rae Carson
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Why I was gone for so long:

I got tired of feeling pressured into doing so many different features while I just wanted to write reviews.
School also got in the way, and I lost interest in blogging.
I became addicted to Tumblr and Netflix?

Why I am back:
I missed reviewing books and talking to people who love them. I miss you guys. Those  of you that are reading this blog.


Those of you who signed up for the "How do they do it all?" feature:


Leave a comment, please if you are or if you are not, that is fine too! I will be e-mailing you guys individually anyways but just to cover the bases.


THE WINNER WAS KARINA!!!!! I will be emailing you to see if you would still like the book, if not I can send you another one.

All my reviews will be of books read in 2014, so looking forward to it!

I missed you guys, thanks for sticking with me!

Alejandra (Alex)

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