Fierce Fangirl Friday is a weekly meme created and hosted by Jackie of Too Much of a Booknerd. Jackie created Fierce Fangirl Friday for us fangirls to discuss our most recent or favorite fangirl obsessions. I recommended checking out Jackie’s own FFF posts and Dani of Persepctive of a Writer’s posts as well. Dani was the reason I found out about FFF and I’m so happy to participate today!
This year I’ve been better about my book buying habits. I’ve been mostly only buying books when I have Barnes and Noble coupons, taking advantage of my library’s used book sales, and using my local and college-town’s libraries to borrow most of the books that I read. However, I purchased two books last week that I have been dying to talk about with all of my bookish friends.
If you participate in any book community, you’ll know that everyone has been freaking out over John Green’s new release, Turtles All the Way Down. I knew that I’d somehow have the book in my possession by the end of the year, whether as a Christmas present or borrowed from the library. Last Wednesday, I was walking to the library through my college-town’s main avenue and of course saw Turtles All the Way Down in the local indie bookstore’s window. However, it wasn’t Turtles All the Way Down’s orange spiral that caught my attention; it was the golden sticker on the cover that read signed copy. I knew that John Green had signed 200,000 copies of the book in anticipation of its October 10th release date, but I figured the majority of them had already been claimed or given to bigger chain-stores. I walked inside the store and was surprised to see that they had about a dozen or so signed copies on display. I walked out of the store with $20 less to my name, but a signed copy of Turtles All the Way Down in my hands.
I’m still debating if my second book purchase of the week beats my signed Turtles All the Way Down, but maybe you can help me decide. Last weekend, my best friend and I went to a local book festival. We walked around the festival and were a bit disappointed to see that there weren’t any vendors selling bookish merchandise, and we weren’t too interested in any of the panels for the day either. Our disappointment soon ceased to exist when we saw that the town’s library was hosting a really big book sale. We rushed to the sale and were quite overwhelmed with all the books for sale. I always give my best friends tons of book recommendations (were you expecting anything else?), and I overhead someone talking about the Rainbow Rowell books for sale and basically ran over there and threw Attachments, Eleanor and Park, and Landline in her hands.
The room was quite crowded when we first came in, so as people left, we decided to do a once-over of the shelves again and I am so thankful we did. I had a fangirl moment of my own that day when I found an ARC copy of Ruta Sepetys’s Salt to the Sea. Ruta Sepetys is my favorite historical-fiction author, not to mention one of my all-time favorite writers, and I am so excited to add an ARC of Salt to the Sea to my collection. Maybe it seems silly that I bought an ARC of an already-published book and I have the Salt to the Sea hardback at home, but I love collecting and keeping ARCs!And it only cost me $1! I also picked up a paperback copy of John Green’s Looking for Alaska. No worries, I’ve read Looking for Alaska, but believe it or not, it’s the only John Green book that I didn’t own!
What’s your most recent book purchase? Share in the comments!