I'm Not Buying Any Boo- Oh Hey You (Top Ten Tuesday #84)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Paper Bindings - I'm Not Buying Any Boo- Oh Hey You (Top Ten Tuesday #84)

A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.



This week's theme is the Top Ten Books That Were Impulse Purchases:


vampire academy by richelle meadtiger's curse by colleen houckpoison study by maria v snydergraceling by kristin cashore
fangirl by rainbow rowellharry potter and the sorcerer's stoneAngelfall by susan eeblythewood by carol goodmanalice in zombieland by gena showalter
I admit it, I'm a cover shopper a lot of the time. And if a book sounds interesting? Well, it is coming home with me.
What is your Top Ten this week?

34 comments:

  1. A lot of those are GOOD impulse purchases, though! (Harry Potter especially.) Haha, great list. :)

    Julia Anne @ Peach Print

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    1. Surprisingly, I actually enjoyed every one of those. Normally I'm about 60-40% like-dislike when it comes to cover shopping.

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  2. These are all GOOD buys, though! What did you think of them? Especially Fangirl and the Raven Boys? And Graceling?

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    1. Every single one of those books has a 4 or 5 star rating. (Except maybe Graceling, I might have only given it a 3.5. I can't recall at the moment.)

      Fangirl - I really loved it. I loved the characters, shipped the romance, and rather enjoyed the whole fanfiction side of the novel.

      The Raven Boys - Considering I DNF book two of the author's wolf series, I wasn't so sure I'd like this one. But I loved it. One of the greatest things about this series is the characters. I love them individually and I love how they connect together. The story is fun, but definitely more character driven.

      Graceling - I enjoyed Graceling, but it wasn't my favorite. While I immediately went out and got books 2/3, I only borrowed them from the library. Book one is definitely my favorite of the series. Books 2/3 have interconnecting characters in this world. but they don't really follow one person over the whole thing. I'm still not sure how I feel about that.

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    2. I feel the exact same way about The Raven Boys! It was actually the last thing I read and reviewed, finished, like, yesterday. So I know exactly what you mean! I wasn't sure about getting Bitterblue, so I'm glad I read this. I like Graceling, but I felt like the author could have done so much more with the idea of graces. Glad you liked Fangirl, though- I'm waiting for it to come off of loan on Camellia Net so I can read it!

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    3. If you felt that way about the graces then you probably won't like Bitterblue. There were there, but it was like the whole focus shifted from them a bit.

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  3. Some of these are great impulse purchases, Harry Potter especially! I also loved The Raven Boys! Great list, I often find that some of my favourite books are impulse purchases so it's nice to see a list like this.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/top-ten-tuesdays-5/

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    1. Sometimes I know why I'm drawn to a cover. Let's face it, you put a dragon on the cover, it's coming home with me. But other times, they just seem to click. Right? I love it when an "i don't know" purchase becomes a "OMG give me all the books now!" one.

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  4. BUT THESE ARE FABULOUS IMPULSE BUYS!! I'm just flailing even thinking about The Raven Boys! (Did you like that one?!) and Graceling is one of my top favourites for this year! It was just so refreshing and different and funny. xD
    Here's my TTT!

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    1. Haha. I flail every time someone mentions The Raven Boys too. I LOVED IT. I'm torn between wanting everyone to read the series and wanting no one to read it so I can have Ronan and Gansey all to myself. XD

      I enjoyed Graceling too. I do think the series kind of went down hill after the first book. But I think that is just based on how much I liked/disliked the main characters in each book.

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  5. Yay to cover shopping. I do it ALL THE TIME. Fangirl is such a great book too! Great topic and picks!

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    1. I don't believe people when they tell me they don't cover shop. I mean who has time to sit there and read the blurb of EVERY book they come across in the store?

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  6. There's only a handful of shops where I live that sell books in English. It's both a blessing and a curse for impulse buys. I miss browsing a bookstore and picking things up at random. It really looks like you've grabbed some good stuff!

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    1. Hopefully you at least live somewhere where you can order books online. I don't always go to book stores to do my shopping, but when I do I spend hours there and come home with several unplanned books. I never thought about it, but I think I'd miss it too if I din't have that option.

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  7. Wow I've got a lot of these impulse purchases LOL mostly ALL my books, but don't worry the majority of these books are amazing reads so fear not it wasn't a waste ;)

    My Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. That is my biggest fear when I impulsively buy a book. What if I don't like it after I've spend all that money on it? I agree, these books were so worth it!

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  8. Gotta love impulsive purchases when it comes to buying books... I think avid readers and book lovers have done this before. :-)

    Here's the link to my Top Ten Tuesday post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/05/top-ten-tuesday-sexy-male-characters-in.html

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    1. Many times, right? I think all of my yard sale/library book sale purchases were 100% all impulse purchases. Luckily, I've had good luck with those.

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  9. Looks like your impulse netted you some great titles!

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    1. I did! Thankfully. Nothing like spending a lot of money on books only to dislike them

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  10. Great list! Have you read any of them yet? I really liked Tiger's Curse. And Alice in Zombieland looks interesting to me too! I made my list on "Top Ten Books I've Read So Far in 2015." Here's my TTT. Happy reading!

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    1. I actually rather loved them all. (Thankfully!) I gave most, if not all, of them 4-5 star ratings. You should definitely read Alice in Zombieland! I'm actually planning a reread of book one before I plow through the rest of the story.

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  11. i've read a bunch of these, and loved them! especially, the raven boys and fangirl. definitely worth the impulsive purchase. i read vampire academy but wasn't a huge fan. i hope you enjoy reading these! :)

    (my ttt post: http://www.twirlingpages.com/2015/05/19/ten-books-i-want-in-my-hands-right-now/)

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    1. I think The Raven Boys was the biggest surprise up there for me. I thought I wasn't going to be able to finish the book. Now I can't stop raving about the series.

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    1. Isn't it just too easy to get lured in by a pretty cover?

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  13. Angelfall was an impulse buy for me too lol. I bought that and World After at Target one day when I was walking by and thought the price was good :)

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    1. I bought Angelfall at SAMs one day for a great discount.....and then it lived on my shelf for quite a while before I braved it. (I'm not that big of a fan of angel books.) Yay for great prices on books.

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  14. Have you read these impulse purchases? If not...can I recommend some?

    Obviously Harry Potter. That should go without saying. Raven Boys is excellent, I love the King Arthur + quest feel it has. Fangirl holds a special place in my heart, and perfect for anyone who was into/still into fanfiction. Blythewood was a cover-love impulse buy for me as well, and I've NOT been disappointed! I read the sequel a few months ago and loved it. Can't wait for the next!

    Now if I just wasted my time telling you about books you've already read, then...*wanders away*

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    1. I've read and loved them all. It wasn't a waste of time! I love hearing people love the books I love. Ravencliffe was just as great? I haven't had the chance to read it yet because I haven't had the chance to buy it. But I have high hopes for that one.

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  15. Ohh I love this! I do the same thing pretty much all the time, because I have no impulse control either ;) And these have such lovely covers, so it's easy to see why they all got taken home! Hope you have enjoyed at least some of them!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. This is about how book shopping goes for me::

      Me: I'm just looking, I'm not going buy any bo-
      Family: No books right? Good....hey where did you go?
      Me: I want one of you and two of you...and YOU, I must have you.
      Family: *blank stare* You have several piles of unread books at home.
      Me: *goes all Gollum* My preciousssessssss.

      And that's about how I end up with all my impulse purchases. What is this willpower others speak of? Thank fully I loved this batch. But that is not always the case.

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  16. Pretty covers are soo beautiful, I don't recall buying a book ever without reading the blurb. I do it with borrowed books from the library though, every pretty cover I see, I take it home with me lol xD Your purchases look awesome though! Vampire Academy, Harry Potter, and Angelfall were SOO SOO good, great picks overall. <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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    1. I try to always read the blurb. But sometimes I get in these moods where i just don't care because it's my genre (whichever one I am currently favoring) at the moment and I just want to read the book. Usually the title has a trigger word or two. Like "dragons." If a book is about dragons I'll probably read it regardless of what the rest of the plot is about.

      And at the library? Who has time to get lost in the black hole of bookness? I grab books and run. (Seriously though, my new library as all the tables reserved for the teens, who always seem to be there, right by the YA section. Some of them are quite judgy when an older YA reader stops by.)

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