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Books for Mail is basically me showcasing my addiction to buying books. Every two weeks, I’ll show you guys which books I have bought/received, and hopefully you’ll find some great titles!

In My Mailbox:

Okay, so last Sunday I went to a secondhand book fair, where I promised myself that I would only buy books that amounted to the cash I had on me. I had $47, and I spent $46. Booyeah.

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Cress by Marissa Meyer: As Jeann and I were leaving the book fair, she saw this and snatched it up for me! I still have yet to read it, and now I can get onto it, pronto.

Rain by Amanda Sun: I haven’t read the first in this series, but this book was only $5 AND it’s a new release. I couldn’t resist.

Wildthorn by Jane Eagland: I rented this from the library years ago, and never got around to reading it. And I recently found out it was LGBT+ so I am really excited about reading it :D

I also got some books that I have read but didn’t yet own, like The Moth Diaries, and some of Meg Cabot’s Mediator series in their original format (the pretty cartoon ones). I also got the complete series of My So-Called Life! And all of this was only $46.

So technically I broke my ban of one book per month, but I knew this fair was coming up when I made that resolution, so I exempted it. Plus, the ban pretty much only applies to new books. (At least that’s what I’ll tell myself.)



Simply Sunday is a reading meme run here at Books for a Delicate Eternity. It’s where you can share your favourite quote of the week; be it from a book, a novella, a short story, a poem, a song – whatever you like!

My Simple Thing:

“The way I feel about him is like a heartbeat — soft and persistent, underlying everything.”

A quote from Becky Albertalli (Simon v.s the Homo Sapiens Agenda).

Why I Chose It:

This entire book is just one gorgeous quote. I loved every minute of reading it, and I cannot wait to share my review with you guys. I especially liked this quote, because I have felt that way before. And the way Becky captured it is so beautiful.


What books did you receive in the mail recently? What do you think of my Simply Sunday?


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Posted on: February 1, 2015 • By: Chiara

16 Responses to Books for Mail + Simply Sunday (#12)

  1. I love that it’s Sunday for you because right now, it’s still Saturday :P

    I hope you love Cress and Rain. Cress is so long which is good for me [at least] because I LOVE that series and that world. I just have an obsession with TLC. I guess you could call me a hardcore lunartic. I’ve also not read Rain but I have an old ARC sitting in my room, taunting me :P

    My Stacking the Shelves + Montly Recap here!
    – Nova @ Out of Time

    • Chiara says:

      Time zones are so weird!

      I really loved CINDER and SCARLET, and I’m actually pretty surprised that I have not yet read CRESS! Hopefully I will rectify that soon enough :D

      Ah, old ARCs do have a certain taunt about them, don’t they?

  2. Emma says:

    I am so proud of you! It takes great strength and will to control thyself at a book fair. I am still shocked that I haven’t bought any books this year. I am trying not to (unless people buy them for me ;).

    I still need to read the Lunar Chronicles series. I’ve heard such great things! The Mediator series is one of my favorite books EVER. I’ve read the entire series like 3 times. And they are so short that you can finish in a day!

    The quote is absolutely lovely. I feel like this constantly <3

    • Chiara says:

      Thank you! I was pretty proud of myself, since I always spent about $80 at previous fairs! I am so proud of YOU :D Not buying books is such a good feat.

      The Lunar Chronicles are pretty amazing! I would definitely recommend them, especially if you’re in the mood for awesome sci-fi with great romance ^.^

      I really need to re-read my Mediator books, especially now I have them all in their pretty covers! And before the new one comes out *.*

      I’m glad you liked it, lovely! <3

  3. Kezia says:

    Ahhh Cress!! I still gotta buy that as well. I’m waiting for the paperback though, because I own the previous installments in that format. Kinda a bummer because Fairest has a GORGEOUS illustration in its inside cover but oh well ><

    I have never heard of that book before *hides* but the title sounds funny for some reason xD

    I didn't get anything this week but I'm expecting two packages! I think they are supposed to arrive next week :D

    • Chiara says:

      My SCARLET doesn’t match my CINDER and CRESS, and it makes me kinda sad D: Oh gosh I saw the inside cover for FAIREST, and it is so pretty *.* But I don’t like it when formats in a series don’t match, so I’ll probably get the paperback when it comes out.

      SIMON? You should look into it, Kezia! It’s such a good book :D

      YAY for packages!

  4. Mawa Mahima says:

    Aw that quote was so cute. Also, Rain looks beautiful! The cover deserves to be hung up on a wall!

  5. Alise says:

    Yeah, that is definitely a very pretty quote. I really need to read that book, it sounds great. Book fairs don’t count towards bans-they are special occasions ;) That’s a great deal for Rain! And I loved The Mediator series! I also read the original cartoon cover version :P

    • Chiara says:

      I’m glad you think so, Alise! :D And yes please read it! SIMON is such a beautiful book ohmygosh.

      That’s what I told myself, haha. Book fairs are far too special to be missed!

      I love the cartoon covers for the Mediator books! I’ve only ever had a few volumes with those covers, so I was super excited to get the rest of the series :D

  6. I’m jealous that you got to go to bookfest, sadly I have no room on my book cases and I just can’t hold back when I go so I had to stop myself. You picked up some great books though, I’m really jealous of Rain, I love the cover and I have read the first book in the series. Thanks for sharing what you brought!

    • Chiara says:

      I don’t have any room, either! There are piles of books strewn cross the house, and yet I still keep buying more of them >.< Ah, what did you think of INK? I really need to read it, if only to stare at the beautiful cover! No problem, Katie ^.^

  7. Lol. There’s always a way to justify breaking a book buying ban, no? BUT! You got Cress, so any explanation would’ve been valid ;)

  8. I haven’t read Ink nor Rain and if that was me, I would’ve snatched Rain too! Five dollars is such a good deal for a new release book.

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